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Best Warzone 2 Fennec 45 loadout: The best Fennec 45 class setup and attachments

Score kills in the blink of an eye with our best Fennec 45 loadout

The player in Warzone 2.0 inspects their weapon, the Fennec 45.
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Looking for the best Fennec 45 loadout in Warzone 2? The Fennec 45 immediately sets itself apart from its rival Submachine Guns with a simply extraordinary rate of fire. Capable of firing off its entire 30-round magazine in just 1.6 seconds, it's no surprise that the Fennec has the lowest time-to-kill of any SMG in Warzone 2 right now.

The downside, of course, is that you really need to be able to hit those shots, or you'll have missed your chance and be forced to reload while your adversary is still busy gunning you down. To that end, we've put together our take on the best Fennec 45 build in Warzone 2 right now, along with some suggestions for the best secondary weapon, Perks, and equipment to take into battle alongside the Fennec 45.

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Best Fennec 45 loadout in Warzone 2

Thanks to its extreme fire rate, the Fennec 45 automatically becomes a contender for the best SMG in Warzone 2 right now. But to realise its full potential, you need to make a few careful changes to improve its controllability and range. We've done an awful lot of testing on the Fennec 45, and come to the conclusion that those listed above are the best Fennec 45 attachments right now.

Here are the best Fennec 45 loadout attachments in Warzone 2:

  • Muzzle: AVR-T90 Comp (Unlock at Vaznev-9K lvl 4)
  • Barrel: ZLR 16.5" Ignition Barrel (Unlock at Fennec 45 lvl 14)
  • Underbarrel: Agent Grip (Unlock at X13 Auto lvl 17)
  • Magazine: Fennec Mag 45 (Unlock at Fennec 45 lvl 15)
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Pro (Unlock at Expedite 12 lvl 7)
Warzone 2 screenshot showing our Fennec 45 build with the AVR-T90 Comp, Agent Grip, ZLR 165" Ignition Barrel, Cronen Mini Pro, and Fennec Mag 45 attached.
Our Fennec 45 build offers increased control and range to make it an absolute laser at short range.

The AVR-T90 Comp is there purely to cut down on the side-to-side recoil of the base Fennec 45, making it far easier to land your shots on a moving target. We've suplemented this with the lengthy ZLR 16.5" Ignition Barrel, which further decreases recoil while simultaneously boosting damage range and bullet velocity. It adds weight to the gun, but it's worth it. And the Fennec 45 is still extremely nippy with these mods added.

Next up, the Agent Grip on the Underbarrel serves to drastically improve the Fennec's effectiveness while firing from the hip, which is a very valuable trait for a fast-firing close-range SMG.

We've then added the Fennec Mag 45 Magazine attachment, to help make the gun a bit more forgiving to use. 30 shots go in the blink of an eye with such a fast fire rate, so the extra mag capacity gives us a little bit of a buffer to help down enemies before having to stop and reload.

Finally, we've added the Cronen Mini Pro sight to the Fennec 45, because we find the ironsights to be a little too bulky and distracting even for close-quarters engagements. But feel free to switch out the Mini Pro for your choice of Warzone 2 Optics.

Best Fennec 45 loadout secondary weapon

The Fennec 45's effective range is highly limited, so you should absolutely pair it with a longer-ranged secondary weapon to contend with enemies that shoot at you from more than a dozen metres away. You can take your pick from our list of the best Assault Rifles in Warzone 2. The STB 556 and the M4 are both great picks here, capable of dealing with enemies at mid-to-long ranges.

We'd also highly recommend the Raal MG for something a little different. This punishing gun is our pick for the best LMG in Warzone 2 right now, and its weighty hard-hitting nature provides the perfect counterpart to the Fennec 45's light frame and fast fire rate.

Best Fennec 45 class setup: Perks and Equipment

Three soldiers sneakily make their way through an indoor location in Warzone 2.0.

The Fennec 45 is best when you're rinsing enemies up close, and the Specter Perk Package (Ghost, Double Time, Tracker, Spotter) will ensure that you can get near an enemy without being spotted, priming you for a quick kill.

Double Time and Tracker are your more aggressive Perks here, with Double Time's increased tactical sprint duration making it easy to quickly follow enemy footprints and close the distance to your target. Ghost is also important, though, as it helps you stay undetected while making your move, ensuring that you don't pop up on enemy radars when a UAV pops in the air. If you find yourself charging into a building to finish some enemies, Spotter will reveal any nearby equipment so that you aren't killed by an unexpected claymore lurking behind the door.

If you enjoy making aggressive pushes but would rather not force your way into a building, the Heartbeat Sensor and C4 combo is perfect for still snagging some easy kills. Use the Heartbeat Sensor while waiting outside, allowing you to scan the nearby environment and determine exactly how many enemies are in the surrounding area. If you spot a cluster of baddies, simply run over and chuck a C4 charge into the crowd to get an easy squad wipe.

That wraps up our guide to the best possible Fennec 45 loadout in Warzone 2 Season 1, and we hope you agree that this build really is a game-winner. If you want to expand your horizons beyond close-range loadout options, then check out our guides on the best Marksman Rifle and best Sniper Rifle in Warzone 2. Or you can compare the Fennec 45 to other weapons in the game with our Warzone 2 best guns tier list and our Warzone 2 weapon stats guide.

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