The best MK9 Bruen Warzone class setup

The Bruen offers the advantages of an LMG combined with an accurate assault rifle

Side shot of the Bruen MK9, one of the best Warzone Pacific LMGs

Are looking for the best MK9 Bruen Warzone class setup? This classic Warzone gun has received plenty of nerfs since it was first introduced, and yet it’s still a viable option for LMG fans. To get the best out of the M249 SAW-like LMG you’ll need to do some multiplayer grinding and almost max out its weapon level.

This build makes the Bruen MK9 almost as mobile as the best assault rifle in Warzone, so when you factor in the high damage, rate of fire, and superb long-range performance this LMG can even be better than the best M4A1 Warzone class setup and even the best Warzone Grau setup after its range nerf. Fewer shots to kill, slightly better time to kill, and manageable recoil considering the weapon class – this is one of very few LMGs that performs in-game as well as it does on paper.

The average Warzone Season 6 assault rifle features a time to kill speed that rivals the Bruen. If you’re looking for an LMG that can compete with some of Warzone’s best weapons, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s how you can build the best MK9 Bruen class setup in Warzone.

How to get the MK9 Bruen in Modern Warfare

To unlock the MK9 Bruen in Warzone and Modern Warfare you need to get three kills when an enemy is near smoke with an LMG in 15 different matches.

This challenge is actually pretty difficult, but the easiest way to do this is to equip smoke grenades and head into a small map playlist. Simply sit near the smoke and pump rounds into the cloud until an enemy dies – easiest done in hardcore modes where two shots is all you’ll need.

Alternatively, play an objective-based mode and equip a thermal optic. Allow the enemies to take the objective then smoke it and clear out anyone caught in the cloud.


Here is the best class setup for the MK9 Bruen in Warzone:

  • Monolithic Suppressor
  • XRK Summit 26.8″
  • 60 Round Mags
  • VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Commando Foregrip

The Monolithic Suppressor will keep you off the radar, which is essential for Warzone, and will also extend your effective range. To take the weapon’s damage range even further, we’ve gone for the XRK Summit 26.8″ barrel which boosts the Bruen’s damage range and bullet velocity. While this does come at the cost of movement speed, you most likely won’t feel this downside most people tend to remain stationary when firing LMGs.

The VLK 3.0x Optic is perfect for this loadout as you can fully take advantage of the added damage range from the muzzle and barrel. Firing the Bruen from a distance is tricky due to the amount of recoil on the weapon, so the Commando Foregrip is essential for improving aiming stability and recoil stabilisation. Finally, the 60 Round Mags may carry less bullets than the standard belts, they come with a range of mobility perks that really help when attacking enemies at close range.

For a close-quarters approach, check out this Warzone Bruen loadout:

  • Monolithic Suppressor
  • Bruen 18.0″ Para
  • 60 Round Mags
  • No Stock
  • Tac Laser

The Bruen has one of the best time to kill stats up close in all of Warzone, so it makes a lot of sense stripping as many weighty attachments off as possible and going for speed above all else. As for longer range backup weapons, we recommend the best Warzone Kar98k loadout, which can get a squad wipe in seconds if your aim is on point. ’80s Verdansk is finally coming to an end – read our Warzone new map guide to see what’s replacing it.