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The best RA 225 loadout in Warzone

Give the lightweight RA 225 SMG in Warzone a try, to blast away your opponents from close to medium range without ever breaking a sweat

The RA 225 SMG in Call of Duty Vanguard's preview menu

Want to get your hands on the best Warzone RA 225 loadout? When you take a closer look at the SMGs released over the past few months like the Armaguerra 43, the Marco 5, and the H4 Blixen, these weapons have dominated the battle royale game since they launched. If the RA 225 is anything like these SMGs, it has the potential to top our best SMGs in Warzone list and become a staple of every loadout for weeks to come.

The Call of Duty blog describes the RA 225 as having a “high fire rate and a very mobile compact frame”, the perfect combination for a deadly SMG. You do have to account for an upward kick in terms of recoil, but you should be able to fix this by heading into the gunsmith.

Best RA 225 loadout attachments

The best Call of Duty Warzone RA 225 loadout is:

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: Urban Rapid 11”
  • Optic: Nydar Model 47
  • Stock: Moravec MB
  • Underbarrel: Mark VI Skeletal
  • Magazine: 9mm 55 Round Drums
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
  • Perk 1: Sleight of Hand
  • Perk 2: Quick

We can turn the RA 225 into a monster up close by increasing its fire rate using the Recoil Booster muzzle. As you might expect, this increases the RA 225’s gun kick and aim down sight spread, but we can negate this with additional attachments. To raise the SMG’s time to kill speed once again, we’ve gone for the Urban Rapid 11” barrel. Like the muzzle, this also impacts our recoil and mobility, but these effects are negligible at best.

As we’re dealing with a close-range weapon, you could go without an optic entirely. If you don’t like the RA 225’s iron sights, you can’t go wrong with the Nydar Model 47. It’s not enough to be the fastest gun on the battlefield, you also need high mobility stats to catch your opponents off guard. Equip the Moravec MB stock to improve your movement and sprint speed without hurting the SMG in any key areas.

Speaking of key areas, the Mark VI Skeletal underbarrel improves your aim down sight speed at the expense of hip firing, which we steer clear away from in most scenarios. To compensate for the RA 225’s extremely high rate, we’ve chosen the 9mm 55 Round Drums to ensure you have enough bullets to take on more than one opponent at any given time. This magazine does slow your aim down sight speed down, but we’ve compensated for this already with our previous attachments. Equip the Lengenthed ammo type to gain a nice buff to the weapon’s bullet velocity without introducing any negative effects.

Equip the Stippled Grip to reduce some of the recoil from all of the fire rate attachments we’ve added to the RA 225. Finally, pick Sleight of Hand for your first perk slot to ensure your reloading speed is as fast as it possibly can be. Round off this build with Quick to effortlessly dash past your opponents with increased sprint speed stats.

How to unlock the RA 225 in Warzone or Vanguard

To unlock the RA 225 in Call of Duty Warzone, you must reach tier 31 on the free battle pass. While we haven’t got our hands on the weapon yet, we’ll be updating this very soon to detail some of the best attachments for this rapid SMG.

That’s all you need to unlock the Warzone RA 225. The Call of Duty Warzone Season 5 release date also introduces the EX1, Warzone’s first energy rifle – check out our guide to unlock this versatile weapon. If you don’t want to experiment with any weapons, check out our best Warzone loadouts list to get your hands on meta-defining loadout drops.