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Best Milano 821 loadout and class setup in Warzone

A guide to building out this new meta beast

Want the best Milano build to use in Warzone Pacific? The Milano 821 was a below-average SMG in Warzone for much of the Cold War era, but buffs in Season 4 made it a powerful, flexible weapon. When built for mid to long-range, the Milano is one of the best sniper supports in the game. It also has the damage to keep up with most other SMGs at close range. Barring a nerf, the Milano is a strong meta SMG in Warzone right now.

If you aren’t sure how to kit out this new contender, don't worry: we’re here to help you piece together the best Milano 821 loadout in Warzone.

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Best Milano 821 sniper support loadout in Warzone

The sniper support role is where the Milano really shines right now. However, this build also works very well up close. It really comes down to a matter of playstyle and personal preference on what attachments, if any, you swap out for a close-range loadout.

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: Task Force
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: STANAG 55 Round Drum

An Agency Suppressor will keep you off of enemy radar, and add some bullet velocity and damage range. The Task Force Barrel will extend that range even further, with the added benefit of better strafe speed. Use a Field Agent Grip to minimize recoil and beam down enemies over longer ranges. The improved ADS firing movement speed from the Raider Stock will keep you mobile while shooting. Finally, as with most builds, you want the biggest magazine available, which in this case is the STANAG 55 Round Magazine. You can also use a 55 Round Speed Mag for better reload times, but your ADS speed will suffer.

If you want better overall movement speed, you can trade the Raider Stock for a Tiger Team Spotlight. Alternatively, if you feel like your recoil control is on point, drop the Field Agent Grip for a Tiger Team to achieve maximum mobility. And if the iron sights on the Milano aren’t doing the trick, swap either the Field Agent Grip or Raider Stock for a reflex sight of your choice.

Secondary weapon

These Milano builds will do great backing up a sniper like the Swiss K31 or Kar98k. If you prefer maximum range though, go with a ZRG. Check out our guide to the best Sniper Rifles in Warzone for even more ideas.

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Best close-range Milano 821 loadout in Warzone

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: Task Force
  • Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Ammunition: STANAG 55 Round Drum

Our close-range build of choice is identical to the maximum mobility sniper support build; as we said, it is really hard to go wrong with the Milano. The Agency Suppressor and Task Force Barrel give you some bullet velocity and damage range, which helps even up close. Combining the Tiger Team Spotlight and Raider Stock will push your mobility through the roof, which is especially useful in close-quarters fights. Finally, the STANAG 55 Round Magazine is a great choice as always.

If you want to improve hipfire accuracy for close-range, you can replace the Raider Stock with a Bruiser Grip for both the hipfire improvements and more generalized mobility. The 55 Round Speed Mag also becomes a better option if you choose to go that route, as the ADS penalty will be less meaningful.

Secondary weapon

Close-range builds pair nicely with a long-range Assault Rifle like the Krig 6. If you want more options, check out our guide to the best Assault Rifles in Warzone.

Best Milano loadout with Perks and Equipment

Your Milano runs best alongside the ideal Perks and Equipment, so here’s what you should be adding to the loadout:

  • Perk 1: EOD
  • Perk 2: Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade

Like with Milano builds, it’s hard to go wrong with EOD, which will help you survive explosive attacks. Ghost is the go-to red perk, but Overkill is nice after a death or on your first loadout of the game. Just grab Ghost afterward to stay off of UAVs. For your third and final perk, Amped will help you swap to your Milano faster, which is especially nice on a sniper support loadout. You could also go with Battle Hardened if you find yourself getting hit with Stun Grenades more often than you’d like.

Semtex remains a great general purpose lethal grenade, and will one-shot enemies you stick. Try Thermite or Proximity mines if you’re having trouble with vehicles though. Meanwhile, the trusty Heartbeat Sensor will help you track enemies through walls. You can also use Stun grenades to push enemies, especially if your team already has a Heartbeat Sensor.

That’s all for our Milano 821 loadout guide! Now you're ready to build your loadout and dominate Warzone, at least until the next round of nerfs. If you need more loadout ideas, check out our guide to the best Warzone guns.

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Charlie Biggerstaff is a freelance contributor to Rock Paper Shotgun, with other bylines on Upcomer. He has a great deal of experience with shooters of all kinds, including Escape From Tarkov, Warzone, Apex Legends, and more. He's also been known to get stuck into an Action RPG or two in his time.