Warzone Pacific SMG Early Tier List December 2021

DBLTAP's early SMG tier list for Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific, updated for December 2021.
DBLTAP's early SMG tier list for Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific, updated for December 2021. / Image courtesy of Activision

Our Warzone Pacific SMG early tier list for December 2021 is here to project which guns will be the best to use as players begin to truly countdown the final days until the launch of Season One and Caldera.

From now until Dec. 9, the weapon meta has remained fairly stagnant as Activision, Raven Software and co. have pretty much let the Operation: Flashback encore limited-time mode for Verdansk do its thing, and are gearing up to usher in the Warzone Pacific era. As such, when the major seasonal update arrives, the main thing to note is that the Vanguard integration will take place and almost assuredly shake things up right away. In anticipation of that, here is a breakdown of what will likely be the best SMGs to use early on in Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific in December 2021.

Warzone Pacific SMG Early Tier List December 2021

S Tier

  • OTs 9
  • MP5 (BOCW)
  • MAC-10
  • PPSh-41 (BOCW)
  • PPSh-41 (V)
  • M1928

The OTs 9, Black Ops Cold War MP5, MAC-10 and Black Ops Cold War PPSh-41 have remained the best of the best that players can use in close-range engagements, and deserve to be viewed as such until a major weapon balancing pass goes through. However, with the Vanguard PPSh-41 seemingly having a fire rate that is as good, if not better than some of these options, as well as having a 71-bullet capacity mag, it seems to be primed to join the meta in no time. The M1928 "Tommy Gun" seems like another strong candidate to be a meta SMG option with its competitive rate of fire and whopping 100-round mag.

A Tier

In A Tier have are SMGs that are quite good up close, but generally won't outpace the aforementioned S-Tier options. Although the MP-40 is unquestionably masterclass in Vanguard multiplayer, its tame rate of fire will likely keep it from being a top dog option in Warzone Pacific barring some widespread nerfs/buffs.

B Tier

  • Type 100
  • Owen Gun
  • Uzi
  • PP19 Bizon
  • ISO
  • P90
  • Nail Gun
  • Sten
  • LC10

In the B Tier are SMGs that remain solid but could still use a slight buff in order for more players to seriously consider using them. The Type 100 will likely not be anything to write home about with its tame fire rate and 40-round mag size. With its slow fire rate and high damage, the Owen Gun will probably hit very hard, but won't be easy enough to use for most players. The Sten doesn't have a great rate of fire or magazine capacity, making it likely the Vanguard version of the ever-unforgiving LC10.

C Tier

  • KSP 45
  • Striker 45

Lastly, in C Tier are two SMGs that have fallen behind in the pack with the way things have settled down. Don't bother using them as they truly need a buff in order to be viable.