The Armaguerra 43 was introduced as part of the Warzone Season 2 Reloaded update in March 2022, giving players yet another close range, rapid-fire weapon to utilize.
It's a decent SMG that will lead you to victory, though, depending on how you build it, you might have trouble controlling it.
The Armaguerra 43 is a high-skill SMG that will delete the competition as long as you can control its recoil and manage its low ammo count.
This page will cover how to unlock the Armaguerra 43 as quickly as possible, the best Armaguerra 43 loadout, and Armaguerra 43 class recommendations to make it even better.
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How to unlock the Armaguerra 43 in Warzone and Vanguard
To unlock the Armaguerra 43, you need to get 10 hipfire kills in a single match 15 times. We suggest playing Vanguard multiplayer to achieve this, as matches will go by much faster than in Warzone.
If you don't want to shell out cash to buy Vanguard, we recommend attempting this challenge in Plunder within Warzone, which is doable, it'll just take you a while.
Interestingly, you're able to unlock this weapon by playing Modern Warfare as well, and you're able to quit out of matches as soon as you've earned your 10 hipfire kills, which is a nice bonus. Jump into a Free-for-All match to earn the weapon fast.
Best Armaguerra 43 loadout and attachments
There are a wide range of Armaguerra 43 builds that work well, but we recommend the one with the fastest time to kill (TTK). The build is as follows:
- Muzzle: Recoil Booster (Unlocks at level 14)
- Barrel: Botti 315mm CII (Unlocks at level 30)
- Optic: Slate Reflector (Unlocks at level 18)
- Stock: Imerito SA Folding (Unlocks at level 9)
- Underbarrel: Mark VI Skeletal (Unlocks at level 4)
- Magazine: .30 Russian Short 34 Round Mags (Unlocked at level 38)
- Ammunition: Lengthened (Unlocks at level 27)
- Rear Grip: Polymer Grip (Unlocks at level 40)
- Perk: Sleight of Hand (Unlocks at level 8)
- Perk 2: Quick (Unlocks at level 27)
With SMGs we almost always recommend using the Recoil Booster for a faster rate of fire, which speeds up the TTK. It's harder to control, but if you're up for learning to utilize it, you'll be in good shape.
Then, equip the Botti 315mm CII barrel, giving you more damage and less damage falloff at long range. This will help speed up the TTK in general.
When it comes to optics, go with whatever you're comfortable with, but we often gravitate towards the Slate Reflector since it doesn't penalize your aim down sights speeds much.
In terms of stocks, we recommend using the Imerito SA Folding for increased movement speed and faster sprint to fire speed.
For the underbarrel, we suggest using the Mark VI Skeletal for faster aim down sights speed.
The best magazine for the fastest TTKs is the .30 Russian Short 34 Round Mags, but you'll need to ration out your ammo so you don't get caught reloading.
As for the ammunition, it's often best to use Lengthened, as it boosts your bullet velocity. This isn't a huge deal when using the weapon up close, but it's still the best option out of all the ammo types.
To help mitigate some of the recoil, use the Polymer Grip rear grip, which boosts your flinch resistance, accuracy, and recoil control during sustained fire.
For the first perk slot, you pretty much have to use Sleight of Hand to help offset the small mag size.
Finally, we suggest using Quick as your Perk 2 attachment, which boosts your sprint speed. This works well for SMGs.
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Best Armaguerra 43 class setup, perks, and equipment
Here are the recommended equipment and Perks to make the best Armaguerra 43 class setup in Warzone:
- Perk 1: Quick Fix (Unlocks at level 42)
- Perk 2: Ghost (Unlocks at level 24)
- Perk 3: Amped (Unlocks at level 1)
- Secondary: M1 Bazooka (Unlocks at level 11)
- Lethal: Molotov Cocktail (Unlocks at level 10)
- Tactical: Stun Grenades (Unlocks at level 1)
There's plenty of room for experimentation with the Armaguerra 43's class setup, but we typically like to run Quick Fix for perk slot 1. This immediately begins health regeneration after you secure an elimination.
You'll want to select your second perk based on your skill. It's hard to go wrong with Ghost, as it keeps you off the radar during enemy UAVs, but if you're skilled, you can get away with High Alert, as well.
For perk slot 3, it's best to go with Amped so you can swap weapons faster.
When it comes to a secondary, you can get away with pretty much anything since the floor loot is often viable. However, the M1 Bazooka is a great option for many situations.
Then, stick with Molotov Cocktails to deal burn damage over time, which can be useful in clearing out a room or taking down a vehicle.
Finally, we advise using Stun Grenades to make it easier to win certain gunfights, as they temporarily leave your opponents immobile.