A screenshot of the Striker (UMP 45) in Warzone's firing range.
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The best Striker loadout in Warzone season one

Strike them where it hurts and get a W.

A Call of Duty: Warzone grinder is only as good as their choices of weaponry, and that’s why we’ve got you covered with the best Striker loadout in Warzone for when it’s time to chase some Ws.

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The Striker, or UMP 45, was an immediate favorite for SMG players when MW3 launched, and it’s a strong gun in Warzone as well. Warzone functions very differently from MW3 multiplayer, but the gun translates decently well to the battle royale with the right set of attachments and perks.

As it currently stands, the Striker is one of the favorite SMGs in all of Warzone, ending up in the loadouts of sweats and casuals alike, and with good reason. It’s a well-balanced SMG that anyone can handle with the right build.

This is the best way to set up your class for the best Striker loadout in Warzone.

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A screenshot of the best Striker loadout in Warzone.
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The Striker is one of the better SMG options in MW3, and it holds its own in Warzone, too. It’s one that most players who’ve tried MW3 will have leveled up already, but if you haven’t, it’s worth trying out to add to your battle royale arsenal.

Where the Striker shines in Warzone is its range. It has the best range when it comes to other powerful SMG options in the meta, making it a choice that many are beginning to make when it comes to choosing their weapons in a loadout drop.

Best Striker build in Warzone

  • Laser: VLK LZR 7MW
  • Stock: Lachmann MK2 Light Stock
  • Underbarrel: DR-6 Handstop
  • Magazine: 48 Round Mag
  • Rear Grip: Sakin ZX Grip

This is a strong loadout for the Striker as a purely close-range weapon because it focuses on increasing Recoil Control, Mobility, and Handling, all while providing a much-needed buff to the magazine size with the 48 Round Mag—a necessity when dealing with BR’s higher health.


The Striker should be pulled out whenever you’re moving across open areas and want to be as fast as possible, or when approaching close-quarters combat situations, like inside of buildings in Urzikstan.

I like the DR-6 Handstop because it really leans into the Striker’s ability to move, react, and fire quickly with increases to Aim Walking Speed, Aim Down Sight Speed, Sprint to Fire Speed, and Movement Speed.

The Striker may falter at super-close range against an SMG with a higher fire rate, like the WSP Swarm, but it’s good enough to hold its own in most engagements in Urzikstan, especially at mid-range when compared to the game’s other current SMGs.

Best Striker perks and equipment in Warzone

  • Perk Package
    • Perk 1: Battle Hardened
    • Perk 2: E.O.D.
    • Perk 3: Tempered
    • Perk 4: High Alert
  • Secondary weapon: KATT-AMR or BAS-B
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Smoke Grenade

I enjoy using this perk package for SMG-based loadouts like this one because it is all about quick movement and awareness. Battle Hardened and E.O.D. both protect from lethals and tacticals, and High Alert will ping you whenever an enemy is looking in your direction, which is when I like to swap to the Striker and haul ass to safety.

The Striker is a good secondary option for close-range combat, which means you will need a strong long-range weapon. Assault rifles like the DG-56 or Holger 556 are great, the BAS-B battle rifle is very powerful, and snipers should enjoy their time with the KATT-AMR.

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Scott Duwe
Staff Writer & Call of Duty lead. Professional writer for over 10 years. Lover of all things Marvel, Destiny 2, Metal Gear, Final Fantasy, Resident Evil, and more. Previous bylines include PC Gamer, Red Bull Esports, Fanbyte, and Esports Nation. DogDad to Yogi the Corgi, sports fan (NY Yankees, NY Jets, NY Rangers, NY Knicks), Paramore fanatic, cardio enthusiast.