The OTs 9, a midseason addition to Warzone from Season 4 Reloaded, is a seriously powerful SMG. While a small magazine might hold it back slightly in Trios and Quads, the OTs 9 is very popular in Solo and Duo modes. If you haven’t unlocked this little monster yet, check out our guide on how to unlock the OTs 9 in Warzone and Black Ops: Cold War multiplayer. Make sure you grab it soon, because this is the OTs 9 is the best SMG in Warzone Season 5.
The best OTs 9 loadout in Warzone
- Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
- Barrel: 8.1" Task Force
- Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
- Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
- Ammunition: VDV 40 Round Fast Mag
Once you get your hands on this new tool for your arsenal, this build will be your best bet. Like with most SMGs in Warzone, you’re going to want the Gru Suppressor and Task Force barrel to compensate for the limited range of the OTs 9. Meanwhile, the Tiger Team Spotlight and KGB Skeletal Stock will give you a major boost to your mobility while the OTs 9 is equipped. Movement speed is a very important stat in the current Warzone meta, and the OTs 9 can afford to forgo further recoil reduction to pick these attachments up.
The weak spot here is the VDV 40 Fast Round Mag, which is, unfortunately, the largest magazine available for the OTs 9. With a fire rate of 855 rounds-per-minute, that magazine is going to be empty in no time. In Solos and Duos, it will be manageable, but you may have a hard time taking on larger teams without getting caught reloading. That is why we're sacrificing a bit of ADS speed to run the fast mag and speed up that reload time.
You can also turn the OTs 9 into a sniper support weapon by swapping out the Tiger Team Spotlight and KGB Skeletal Stock for a GRU Elastic Wrap and Spetznaz Grip. This will sacrifice some mobility for faster ADS time and improved recoil control. However, the OTs 9 doesn't have great range and the 40-round magazine will feel even more limiting when you need more shots to kill. We recommend you stick to the close-range, high-speed build.
Since the OTs 9 is so powerful up close, you will want a long-range Assault Rifle to pair with it. You can check out our guide to the best Assault Rifles in Warzone for ideas; the EM2 and Krig 6 are both great choices right now. If you do choose to run a Sniper Rifle alongside the OTs 9, we recommend a snappy-handling mid-range option like the Kar98k or Swiss K31.
There you have it! The OTs 9 is a ton of fun in Warzone once you have it kitted out, so level it up, piece it together, and drop into Verdansk. Season 5 finally shook up the Perks meta, so be sure to visit our Perks guide to get caught up. We've got a comprehensive list of the best loadouts in Warzone Season 5 too for a full meta rundown.