Buffed Close-Range Sten Loadout is Meta in Warzone Season 2 Reloaded

"This thing is a complete monster."
"This thing is a complete monster." / Image courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, Activision

After receiving some love from Raven Software at the start of Warzone Pacific Season 2 Reloaded, it appears a new contender has stepped up to challenge the close-range meta — the Sten SMG.

As detailed in the Season 2 Reloaded patch notes, the Sten has long had a pretty strong combination of stats on paper but was severely limited by its sub-par magazine capacities. Now with the gun having received moderate mag size increases, it appears the Sten has emerged as a fine option for those looking to switch things up.

Breaking it all down in a recent YouTube video eloquently titled, "this Sten class setup hits harder than Will Smith," however, Warzone content creator Metaphor showcased how the Sten is a meta close-range option in Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific Season 2 Reloaded.

"Some guy Tweeted [the loadout] out and the Tweet was doing really well so I was like, 'I might as well try it. Why not?'" Metaphor said in the video. "This thing is a complete monster. You can shoot people from close-to-mid range with this thing and it absolutely beams. It's also got incredible movement as well so if you're stimshot-abusing like I do every game, you're going to have a lot of fun running this weapon."

Ultimately, Metaphor also mentioned that this Sten loadout is likely much better as a secondary option to an assault rifle than a sniper rifle, but players can still make it work regardless.

For those looking to use Metaphor's Sten build, feel free to try out this class setup:

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: SA 65mm Rapid
  • Underbarrel: Carver Foregrip
  • Magazine: 7.62 Gorenko 36 Round Mags
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Optic: SA 32S
  • Rear Grip: Grooved Grip
  • Stock: SA 41S Wire
  • Perk 1: Acrobatic
  • Perk 2: Quick

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