The best Welgun loadout in Warzone Pacific

Check out the latest SMG in Warzone Pacific - use our best Welgun loadout to melt enemies at close range

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Searching for the best Welgun loadout in Warzone Pacific? The Call of Duty Vanguard and Warzone Pacific mid-season update has arrived, introducing an Attack on Titan bundle, numerous balance changes, and a brand new SMG to the game. It’s only been a day and already the Welgun looks like a deadly weapon, capable of downing enemies in seconds if you land a lucky headshot.

We always recommend unlocking the latest weapons right away as they tend to join our best Warzone guns list. The Cooper Carbine is a great example of this – this weapon launched at the beginning of the season and has already established itself as one of the best Warzone assault rifles.

The Welgun has finally given the MP40 some much needed competition. Our build focuses on increasing the time to kill speed without hurting the SMG’s stability stats. The stock Welgun is surprisingly good already, so it doesn’t surprise us to see the modified version perform exceptionally well. Here’s what you need to build the best Welgun loadout in Warzone Pacific.

Best Call of Duty Warzone Pacific Welgun loadout

The best Call of Duty Warzone Pacific Welgun loadout is:

  • Recoil Booster
  • 120mm Gawain Short
  • Monocular Reflector
  • SA 43M Pack
  • M1941 Hand Stop
  • 9mm 64 Round Mags
  • Incendiary
  • Stippled Grip
  • Frenzy
  • Quick

Our primary goal is to increase the time to kill speed, so we’re starting off with the Recoil Booster muzzle which boosts the Welgun’s fire rate. Up next is the 120mm Gawain Short which drastically improves the weapon’s fire rate, though this negatively impacts four areas: accuracy, damage, spring to fire time, and horizontal recoil control. Fortunately, these nerfs are spread out so widely that they barely have an impact on the Welgun’s performance.

The Monocular Reflector offers 1.35x magnification, perfect for close range encounters. As for the stock, the SA 43M Pack hurts the Welgun’s hip fire accuracy and movement speed in exchange for improved aim down sight speed and horizontal recoil control. This attachment helps to stabilise the gun, which is essential when you factor in all of the fire rate buffs.

The M1941 Hand Stop is a gunsmith staple thanks to its incredible recoil control and accuracy buffs. In Warzone Pacific, magazine sizes are important due to the number of players on the map. For this reason, pick the 9mm 64 Round Mags to equip yourself with plenty of bullets. This does come with a slight penalty to the gun’s movement speed and aim down sight speed, but these magazines are essential so we don’t mind the trade off.

To take down enemies even faster, go for the Incendiary ammunition to deal damage after the initial bullet impact. Follow this up with the Stippled Grip to enhance the Welgun’s recoil recovery and initial firing recoil, all without introducing any cons. For the perks, we’ve gone for Frenzy which starts to regenerate your health as soon as you land a kill, and Quick which boosts the Welgun’s sprint speed.

A copper and bronze version of the Welgun in Call of Duty Warzone Pacific

How to unlock the Welgun in Warzone Pacific

There are three ways to unlock the Welgun: you can complete a challenge in Vanguard’s multiplayer mode, finish a challenge in Vanguard Zombies, or purchase a weapon bundle for COD Points. If you don’t own Vanguard, you can’t unlock the Welgun until a separate challenge appears in Warzone Pacific next season.

Once you unlock the Welgun in Call of Duty Vanguard, the weapon automatically unlocks in Warzone Pacific. Here are the challenges you can complete in Call of Duty Vanguard to unlock the Welgun:

  • Get ten kills with an SMG while aiming down sights in a single match 15 times
  • In Zombies, get five rapid critical kills with an SMG during 50 different portal objectives

We recommend sticking with the multiplayer challenge as it’s significantly simpler than the Zombies variant. It’s important to note that you cannot leave mid-game after you rack up ten kills as progress in the challenge only counts if you stay until the end of each match. The fastest way to complete this challenge is to play team deathmatch games on Shipment – these matches usually end after just five minutes.

And that’s all you need to build the best Welgun loadout in Warzone Pacific. If you’re looking for a strong primary weapon to pair with the Welgun, the best Bren loadout can easily take out enemies from medium to long range. Don’t forget to read our best Warzone SMG guide to find out how the Welgun stacks up against the other light weight options.

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