While the Season 1 Reloaded update was initially plagued with issues, players can now unlock the new HRM-9 SMG as intended. Here’s the best HRM-9 loadout to use in Warzone.
Warzone Season 1 Reloaded may have gotten off to a rough start, but now that the dust has settled, players are exploring everything the update has to offer. Amongst the new additions are the return of Champion’s Quest, several audio changes, and new weapons to try.
One of the new weapons is the HRM-9 SMG, which could prove powerful across Warzone‘s battlegrounds. With the devs teasing more WSP Swarm nerfs on the way, now is the perfect time to test out alternatives.
Here’s the best HRM-9 loadout for Warzone Season 1 Reloaded.
Best Warzone HRM-9 loadout attachments
- Muzzle: Wrathguard Compensator S
- Optic: Slate Reflector or MK.3 Reflector
- Underbarrel: DR-6 Handstop
- Magazine: 50 Round Drum
- Rear Grip: PCS-90 Assault Grip
We’ll kick off this Warzone HRM-9 loadout with some standard battle royale attachments, as the 50 Round Drum and one of the Reflector Optics will get you firing on all cylinders. You can opt for the Optic that suits you best.
Then, the DR-6 Handstop will improve the weapon’s mobility, allowing you to dominate close quarters with the SMG. The PCS-90 Assault Grip and Wrathguard Compensator S will combine to tame the HRM-9’s recoil, allowing you to hit those medium-range shots.
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Best Warzone HRM-9 loadout Perks & Equipment
- Perk 1: Double Time
- Perk 2: Sleight of Hand
- Perk 3: Tempered
- Perk 4: High Alert
- Lethal Equipment: Frag Grenade
- Tactical Equipment: Smoke Grenade
With Double Time equipped, you’ll be zooming across Urzikstan, whether you have the nimble HRM-9 in hand or your long-range weapon. Then, Sleight of Hand will allow you to reload the weapon’s heavy 50 Round Drum quickly, getting you right back into the action.
Tempered will add to your ability to take on multiple enemies at once, as you reach full health with two armor plates instead of three. Next, High Alert will notify you when enemy players have you in their sights, increasing your survivability.
In similar fashion, Smoke Grenades are a great tool to increase survivability and facilitate rotations, while Frag Grenades can provide that extra bit of damage needed to send your enemies to the Gulag.
How to unlock HRM-9 in Warzone
Warzone players must complete sector A21 of the Season 1 Battle Pass to unlock the HRM-9 SMG. The new weapon is part of the Classified Sector, and you’ll have to complete a total of five challenges to get your hands on the SMG.
- JAK Thunder LMG Kit: Get 10 Operator or special Zombie kills while ADS with an SMG
- JAK BFB: Get 10 Operator or special Zombie hipfire kills with SMGs
- Cranium Cracked emblem: Get 10 Operator headshot or special Zombie critical kills with SMGs
- 30 minutes double XP: Get 10 Operator or special Zombie Tac Stance kills with SMGs
- HRM-9: Get 20 Operator or special Zombie kills while moving with SMGs
Best HRM-9 alternatives in Warzone
The AMR9 is one of the best alternatives to the HRM-9 in Warzone. With nerfs for the WSP Swarm looming, many believe that the AMR9 and HRM-9 are frontrunners to rise to the top of the close-range meta. In the meantime, you can also give the Lockwood 680 a try.
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