The Milano 821 is a Cold War SMG that can fill multiple roles depending on how it’s built. Let’s dive into the class setup and attachments you need to make the best Milano loadout in Warzone.
Best Milano loadout in Warzone
These are the right attachments for the best Milano Warzone loadout:
- Muzzle: Agency suppressor
- Barrel: 10.6″ Task force
- Optic: Axial arms 3x
- Underbarrel: Field agent grip
- Magazine: STANAG 55-round drum
The Milano is a versatile SMG with laser-like accuracy and damage comparable to some assault rifles. Depending on the attachments you choose, the Milano can be built for close or long-range engagements.
In this guide, we will focus on a long-range class setup for the Milano. Let’s get into why we chose the above attachments for our long-range Milano loadout.
The agency suppressor adds vertical recoil control, bullet velocity, and damage range at the cost of ADS speed. Suppressors also add sound suppression and keep you invisible on the mini-map.
The 10.6″ task force barrel buffs the Milano’s damage, damage range, and bullet velocity. The increase in bullet velocity is significant and will play a crucial role in helping land shots on targets at long range.
Optics for the best Milano class in Warzone are mostly personal preference. Many players prefer the axial arms 3x for enhanced magnification and a clear sight picture. The microflex LED optic is another popular option without magnification.
The field agent grip underbarrel attachment improves vertical and horizontal recoil control. This attachment improves in-game TTK and will help the best Milano class in Warzone be more accurate at range.
Finally, we are picking the STANAG 55-round drum magazine for our fifth attachment. The STANAG 55-round drum ensures the Milano loadout has enough ammunition to deal with the increased player health in Warzone.
The Milano has a few key weaknesses that make it outclassed by other SMGs at close-range. A slow fire rate makes the Milano build feel unforgiving at close-range and hinders its ability to be an effective hipfire weapon.
The Milano also has slower mobility than some of the meta SMGs. Many of the attachments we chose for our Milano Warzone loadout compound this mobility weakness.
The Milano gun has an open-bolt delay, meaning there is a slight delay from when you pull the trigger to when the first shot leaves the barrel. Because of the bolt delay, you are better off initiating fights with the Milano than reacting to them.
Is this Milano loadout the best SMG in Warzone?
There was a time during Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War when the Milano could be considered meta after receiving buffs during Season 4. Once Vanguard weapons were introduced into Warzone, the meta shifted away from the Milano towards the new additions.
But don’t overlook the Milano gun because it’s no longer a top-tier weapon in Warzone. The right Milano loadout can still be a blast to run with the right strategy and it can be refreshing to try something outside the current meta.
Keep your distance with the Milano and look for opportunities to engage players at range. If you find yourself in a close-range fight, hipfire is a viable option because the Milano has a very tight hipfire spread compared to other weapons.
As far as perks go, consider a combination of Cold-Blooded, Overkill, and Amped. Cold-Blooded will help negate the effects of players using Combat Scout to track you through walls. Overkill allows you to take a second primary weapon, and Amped speeds up weapon swap time.
Although it’s no longer part of the meta, there are still pros out there using a Milano build in Warzone. Chowh1 and Headache are just a few examples of Warzone players who have tried a Milano class setup.
Best weapons to pair with the Milano build
The Vanguard PPSh-41 loadout is a smart choice to pair with the Milano gun. The PPSh-41 is one of the best close-range weapons in the game when built with a recoil booster muzzle device and removed stock.
This double SMG loadout works best if you use the Milano gun like an assault rifle and swap to the PPSh-41 for up-close gunfights. Make sure to utilize hipfire with the PPSh-41, as it’s one of the best hipfire weapons in the game.
The H4 Blixen is another weapon that complements the strengths of the long-range Milano loadout. The H4 Blixen is a beast at close-range thanks to its quick TTK and solid mobility statistics.
How to unlock the Milano in Warzone
Players can unlock the Milano by reaching level 13 in Warzone or Vanguard multiplayer. Once at level 13, you can begin to level up the Milano and unlock its best attachments.
Buying a blueprint in the store is the quickest way to unlock attachments for the Milano. The Scrub Brush blueprint is a great option to get the most bang for your buck. Scrub Brush comes with many attachments for the best Milano loadout including the agency suppressor, 10.6″ task force barrel, and axial arms 3x optic.