The best Warzone 2 Chimera loadout in Modern Warfare 2

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The Warzone 2 Chimera is a Modern warfare 2 assault rifle with a fast fire rate and lightweight mobility that feels like SMG. The best loadouts play to that strength and it's an especially good sniper support choice, or as a close-quarters weapon for room clearing and rush attacks. 

It's a good gun then and one that can give you an edge in Al Mazrah if you use it right. But what are the best Chimera loadouts in Warzone 2? That's what where here for. Coming up we'll explain how to unlock the weapon first, and suggest two great loadouts for the Chimera in Warzone 2 that play to it's fast fire rate and mobility.

If you want to see what else is worth trying, check out the best Warzone 2 guns in Modern Warfare 2 overall and see if anything works for you. 

How to unlock the Chimera in Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2

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Modern Warfare 2 loadouts

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You have two options to unlock the Chimera in Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2. One is to extract it DMZ Building 21, while the other method requires you get two eliminations with assault rifles in 15 different matches.

We'd honestly recommend grinding through some small maps in Modern Warzone over trying to go the DMZ route. Getting two kills in 15 matches means just bedding in for a night or two on small map playlists until it's done (Shoot House  ideal). While getting through the Warzone 2 DMZ mode will require you finding a key for Building 21 on the normal Al Mazrah map, and then completing Building 21 at least six times to extract the weapon creates needed to unlock the Chimera.

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The best Chimera loadout overall

This is the best Chimera loadout in Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare:

  • Muzzle: Polarfire-S
  • Barrel: 6.5” EXF Vorpal
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7MW
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
  • Magazine: 45 Round Mag

This loadout makes it more of SMG style gun, focusing on movement, without giving up any accuracy and recoil control. 

For this build, we recommend starting with the Polarfire-S Muzzle, giving you sound suppression, improved bullet velocity, damage range, and recoil smoothness. After that, equip the 6.5” EXF Vorpal Barrel for even more damage range, while also boosting your movement speed and ADS speed.

Follow that up with the VLK LZR 7MW Laser, which improves our ADS speed, aiming stability, and sprint-to-fire speed. Next, we highly recommend using the FSS Sharkfin 90 for improved aiming idle stability, allowing you to land your shots easier. Finish off the build with the 45 Round Mag to ensure you have plenty of ammo in your clip.

The best long-range Chimera loadout 

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These are the best long range Chimera atachments: 

  • Muzzle: Polarfire-S
  • Barrel: 10” SA Phoenix
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Pro
  • Magazine: 45 Round Mag

The Chimera is interesting in that it has a built-in suppressor by default, but we actually recommend swapping it out in most cases. This weapon can work great as a sniper support or for longer-range battles. Just keep in mind, the Chimera isn't really build for huge distances, so you won’t secure eliminations with it at super long range.

With this build, we recommend prioritizing control and accuracy for longer ranges. Start with the Polarfire-S Muzzle for sound suppression, faster bullet velocity, more damage range, and improved recoil. Then, we advise using the longest barrel, the 10” SA Phoenix, which improves your damage range, bullet velocity, hip fire accuracy, and recoil control.

Equip the VX Pineapple Underbarrel for better hip fire accuracy and control, recoil steadiness, and aim walking steadiness. Next, you’ll want to use an Optic to make it easier to secure mid to long-range eliminations. For that, we advise the Cronen Mini Pro, giving you a clear sight of your foes. Finally, go with the 45 Round Mag to ensure you have as much ammo as possible.

Best Warzone 2 Chimera class build in Modern Warfare 2  

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The best Warzone 2 Chimera class build in Modern Warfare 2 uses the following perks and gear: 

  • Field Upgrade: Munitions Box
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade 
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Base Perk 1: Double Time
  • Base Perk 2: Tracker
  • Bonus Perk: Spotter
  • Ultimate Perk: Ghost

The Chimera blows through ammo fast due to its high fire rate, so we definitely suggest taking the Munitions Box. Since this weapon suits a more more SMG like approach we also recommend bringing Stun Grenades to flush out a room before rushing it. Semtex Grenades work great, as well, especially before challenging an opponent in close-quarters.

With Perks, we like the Specter Perk Package, which includes Double Time, Tracker, Spotter, and Ghost. Double Time is fantastic, especially with close-quarters builds, as it increases the duration of your Tactical Sprint. This Package also comes with Tracker, which lets you see your enemy’s footprints on the ground temporarily. 

In addition, it comes with Spotter, allowing you to see enemy equipment through walls. This is highly effective, as players tend to use Claymores and Proximity Mines often. Finally, it comes with Ghost, which you’re probably familiar with. This removes you from the enemy minimap during UAVs, and prevents you from appearing on Portable Radars and Heartbeat Sensors.

Joseph Yaden

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