How to unlock HRM-9 SMG in Warzone and Modern Warfare 3

How to Unlock HRM-9 SMG In Warzone & MW3
The HRM-9 arrived with Season 1 Reloaded on January 17 (Image via Activision)

The Season 1 Reloaded patch of Warzone and Modern Warfare 3 has introduced the meta HRM-9 SMG and knowing how to unlock the gun has become a priority for many COD operators. Both games have seen the addition of new weapons like the RAM-7 and the XRK Stalker throughout Season 1. This pattern has been maintained in Season 1 Reloaded by the addition of the HRM-9 SMG and the TAQ Evolvere LMG.

The latest addition to the SMG category can be described as a light yet stable 9mm submachine gun for close-quarters combat, putting down enemies quickly. Its design is based on the real-life Beretta PMX. This SMG has excellent mobility and fire rate, making it a perfect fit for ruthless playstyles.


Unlock HRM-9 SMG In Warzone and Modern Warfare 3 (MW3)

HRM-9 in meta in Season 1 Reloaded (Image via Activision)
HRM-9 in meta in Season 1 Reloaded (Image via Activision)

Within the game's vast environment, the HRM-9 is a potent weapon that takes players on an exciting adventure across eighteen different stages. Gaining a level opens up a wealth of new attachments that expand this virtual gun's functionality.

Reaching the top of the Battle Pass Sector A21 challenge requires completing several related tasks. This is the first step toward getting the meta SMG. Alternatively, you can also find and exfil with the weapon in MW3 Zombies to unlock it.

The game contains a series of challenges that players must overcome to claim the coveted HRM-9. The following are the challenges that need to be completed to unlock the SMG:

1) JAK Thunder LMG Kit: Get 10 Operator or special Zombie kills while ADS with an SMG

To unlock the JAK Thunder LMG Kit, you need to achieve a specific task in the game. You have to use an SMG and eliminate 10 regular players or special zombie enemies while aiming down its sights (ADS). Once you successfully do this, you'll gain access to the JAK Thunder LMG Kit for your weapon in the game.

2) JAK BFB: Get 10 operator or special Zombie hip fire kills with SMGs

To unlock the JAK BFB in the game, follow this task: use an SMG and eliminate 10 regular players or special zombie enemies. But you will have to do it by firing from the hip and not aiming done the sight.

3) Cranium Cracked emblem: Get 10 operator headshot or special Zombie critical kills with SMGs

To earn the Cranium Cracked emblem in the game, you need to complete a specific task. Use an SMG weapon and aim for the heads of either regular players (called operators) or special zombie enemies. Your goal is to secure 10 headshot kills on operators or critical kills on special zombies. Once you achieve this, you'll unlock the Cranium Cracked emblem to showcase your skills.

4) JAK Thunder LMG Kit: Get 10 Operator or special Zombie TAC Stance kills with SMG

To unlock the JAK Thunder LMG kit, you will need to get 10 operators or special zombie kills using an SMG from Tac Stance. Tac Stance is an alternate firing mode for guns in Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone, where the operator holds the weapon in a canted stance.

HRM-9 is a battle pass unlock in Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone (Image via Activision)
HRM-9 is a battle pass unlock in Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone (Image via Activision)

Upon completing these preceding challenges, the gateway to the HRM-9 challenge opens up:

HRM-9 Unlock Challenge: Get 20 operators or special Zombie kills while moving with SMGs.

Here's what you need to do to unlock the HRM-9: Use an SMG weapon and eliminate 20 regular players (operators) or special zombie enemies, but the catch is that you have to be on the move while doing it. So, keep moving, keep shooting, and once you hit that 20-kill mark, the HRM-9 SMG will get unlocked in the shared armory of Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone.


This is all there is to know about unlocking the SMG as of now. The Season 1 Reloaded patch of Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone has been live since January 17.

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Edited by Abu Amjad Khan
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