Close-range SMGs have always been excellent choices in Warzone, and MW3’s Rival-9 is set to be one of the best. Here are all of the Perks and Equipment you need to build the best Rival-9 loadout in Warzone Season 1.
Warzone’s Urzikstan map has finally arrived with the Season 1 update, bringing plenty of quality-of-life changes, new Perks, and of course, Modern Warfare 3’s weapons.
The Rival-9 is one of the best SMGs in MW3’s multiplayer and is expected to dominate Warzone as well, so you’re going to want the best loadout possible.
Here’s everything you need to build the best Rival-9 loadout in Warzone Season 1.
Best Rival-9 Warzone loadout attachments
- Muzzle: Purifier Muzzle Break
- Barrel: Rival-C Clearshot Barrel
- Underbarrel: DR-6 Handstop
- Magazine: 40 Round Mag
- Rear Grip: Rival Vice Assault Grip
The best Rival-9 Warzone loadout is built for mobility, letting you quickly get in close and then use its fast fire rate to melt enemies.
First, you want to keep the SMG under control so it’s not useless beyond point-blank range, and the Purifier Muzzle Break and Rival-C Clearshot Barrel are the perfect combination as they don’t hurt the Rival-9’s ADS speed.
The DR-6 Handstop boosts mobility at the cost of hip-fire accuracy, and the Rival Vice Assault Grip further helps with recoil control. Finally, the 40 Round Mag ensures you can take down a couple of enemies before reloading, but feel free to take the 50 Round Drum if you don’t mind being slower.
Best Rival-9 Warzone loadout Perks & Equipment
- Perk 1: Double Time
- Perk 2: Sleight of Hand
- Perk 3: Quick Fix
- Perk 4: Ghost
- Lethal Equipment: Throwing Knife
- Tactical Equipment: Stim
Double Time is the ideal Warzone Perk for a run-and-gun SMG loadout. Then, Sleight of Hand will allow you to reload faster and take on one enemy after another. Quick succession kills will be the key to surviving with the Rival-9 and Quick Fix will ensure that your health regeneration is a priority after a kill.
In Warzone, Ghost is only activated when players are on the move, which makes it the perfect fit for a mobile SMG loadout.
The Throwing Knife is a great piece of Lethal Equipment as you can quickly finish off a downed enemy. Then, the Stim has received buffs so it now boosts movement speed alongside quickly healing you.
The Rival-9 dominates thanks to its high mobility and fast TTK.
How to unlock Rival-9 in Warzone
The Rival-9 in Warzone is unlocked through the Armory Unlock system at Level 25. Hit level 25 then complete three Daily Challenges and the SMG will be yours to level up and use.
Best Rival-9 alternatives in Warzone
If you’re looking for another powerful SMG to use instead of the Rival-9, then both the Striker and Striker 9 are great choices. Plus, the WSP Stinger is a great fully automatic pistol.
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