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5 best AK-47 classes & attachments in Modern Warfare for all play-styles

Published: 23/Nov/2019 21:37

by Albert Petrosyan

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The AK-47 is a powerful option when it comes to assault rifles in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer, so we’ve put together some of the best loadouts and attachment combinations for a variety of different play-styles.

One of the most recognizable weapons in history, the AK-47 assault rifle, has proven to be a very viable choice in Modern Warfare multiplayer.

While its recoil and slow rate of fire could take time to get used to, its ruthless power makes it dominant in many different kinds of gunfights.

The AK does unlock at level 53, so new players will need to put in quite a bit of playing time if they want to use it, but the grind is definitely worth it for one of the stronger guns in the game.

The great thing about it too is that certain combinations of attachments can actually turn it into almost totally different weapons, like the AK-74u SMG and RPK LMG, details about both of which can be found below.

So, without further ado, here are the best classes for the AK-47 to use with five different play-styles – run-and-gun, slow and powerful, balanced, stealth, and Overkill.

Best run-and-gun AK-47 class (AK-74u)

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ATTACHMENTS

  • Barrel: 8.1″ Compact Barrel
  • Laser: 5mW Laser
  • Stock: Skeleton Stock
  • Ammunition: 5.45 x 39mm 30-Round Mags
  • Perk: Sleight of Hand

SECONDARY – Combat Knife

PERKS

  • Perk 1: Double Time
  • Perk 2: Ghost
  • Perk 3: Battle Hardened

EQUIPMENT

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stim

FIELD UPGRADE: Dead Silence

While running and gunning with an assault rifle isn’t really recommended in Modern Warfare, if there’s one AR to do it with it’s the AK-47. That’s because the weapon can actually be turned into a faster-paced gun resembling the AK-74u SMG using a few key attachments.

Of course, the huge boosts to fire rate and mobility mean that accuracy, damage, range, and control slightly take a hit, but those stats aren’t really needed if your plan is to run around.

The 5mW Laser really improves the weapon’s agility and hip-fire accuracy, and it’s not really a concern that it gives your position away. The Sleight of Hand weapon perk is also key here since it considerably improves the reload speed so that you can quickly get back into the action.

The Combat Knife and Double Time perk both help improve movement speed, and the Stim tactical is very useful when you don’t have time to let your health regenerate on its own.

Best slow and longer-range AK-47 class (RPK LMG)

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ATTACHMENTS

  • Barrel: 23.0″ RPK Barrel
  • Optic: Integral Hybrid
  • Stock: Field LMG Stock
  • Underbarrel: Bipod
  • Ammunition: 75 Round Drum Mags

SECONDARY – M19 Handgun

PERKS

  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: High Alert
  • Perk 3: Tune Up

EQUIPMENT

  • Lethal: Claymore
  • Tactical: Smoke Grenade

FIELD UPGRADE: Stopping Rounds

Much like the AK-74u from the previous class, this set of attachments also turns the AK-47 into almost a whole new weapon – a powerful mini-LMG that resembles the iconic RPK.

This class is the polar opposite of the last one, in that it heavily prioritizes accuracy, damage, and control, with mobility being the stat that takes the huge hit.

Since this class is designed for longer-range gunfights, the Integral Hybrid optic sight helps with your accuracy, while the M19 Handgun comes in very handy should you be forced into a closer-range encounter.

As for the rest of the class, the High Alert perk notifies you if you’re getting pushed from a blind angle, while Tune Up helps you get your Field Upgrade faster, which should most definitely be Stopping Rounds.

You will be able to watch your own back with a Claymore, and if things start to get too messy around your position, the Smoke Grenade is perfect for a quick getaway.

Best balanced AK-47 class (for objective modes)

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ATTACHMENTS

  • Muzzle: Muzzle Break
  • Barrel: Spetsnaz Elite
  • Stock: Skeleton Stock
  • Underbarrel: Tactical Foregrip
  • Rear Grip: Rubberized Grip Tape

SECONDARY – JOKR Launcher

PERKS

  • Perk 1: E.O.D or Quick Fix
  • Perk 2: Pointman or Ghost
  • Perk 3: Battle Hardened

EQUIPMENT

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade

FIELD UPGRADE: Trophy System

This class is for those who want to use a more balanced AK-47 setup, as the attachments give accuracy, range, mobility, and control all a relatively even boost while making sure none of the other stats get reduced.

The weapon setup itself isn’t limited to any single mode, as it’s viable for a variety of uses, but the rest of the class is ideal if you’re playing objective-based modes.

The JOKR Launcher is great for taking out enemy streaks, while the Trophy System Field Upgrade is very useful in mitigating enemy equipment.

As for the perks, you have a variety of options. E.O.D is obviously good for making sure enemy equipment doesn’t kill you, but Quick Fix might be the way to go if you’re one who likes to capture objectives.

For perk two, Pointman helps get streaks a lot faster, since a lot of what you do in these modes earns you points, but Ghost is also useful if you tend to flank the enemy team using less-crowded routes.

Best stealthy AK-47 class

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ATTACHMENTS

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Laser: 1mW Laser (not pictured)
  • Stock: FORGE Tac Ultralight
  • Underbarrel: Tactical Foregrip
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape

SECONDARY – 0.50 GS Handgun

PERKS

  • Perk 1: Double Time
  • Perk 2: Ghost
  • Perk 3: Tune Up

EQUIPMENT

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Smoke Grenade

FIELD UPGRADE: Dead Silence

For players who want to be on the move but don’t really have the skill or reaction time to go full run-and-gun, this class gives you the ability to play that style.

Much like the previous loadout, this combination of attachments really does a nice job in making sure several stats get small boosts without reducing any of the others.

The Monolithic Suppressor, Double Time and Ghost help move around swiftly and not get detected, while Tune Up ensures that you get Dead Silence more frequently.

The 0.50 GS pistol carries its own weight in terms of packing a punch, and the Smoke Grenade can stir even more confusion among enemies, or provide you with a quick exit if you need one.

Best Overkill AK-47 class

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Overkill is even stronger in Modern Warfare than in the previous Call of Duty titles because there’s no pick-10 system, meaning you can technically have two primary weapons each stacked with the maximum five attachments.

If you want to go the Overkill route with the AK-47, then it’s best to pick a build from one of the classes above and pair it up with a primary weapon that has an opposite-style function.

For example, you can use the AK-74u ‘run-and-gun’ build with a longer-range gun, like a Sniper Rifle or Marksman Rifle. On the flip side, you can pair the slower mini-LMG setup with a faster-paced weapon, such as the MP7 SMG (pictured above), or the annoying 725 shotgun.

In either case, your best bet is to use Amped as your third perk, since it speeds up weapon switching, while the equipment and Field Upgrade is really up to you, and depends on your preferred style.

Infinity WardThe AX-50 Sniper Rifle would be an ideal Overkill pairing with the AK-47’s faster SMG build.

There you have it – the five best classes and attachment setups for the AK-47 assault rifle. Now, load back into the game, build some of these loadouts in multiplayer, and let us know what you think!

Also, make sure to check out the other guides we’ve done for Modern Warfare:

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6 most underrated weapons in Call of Duty: Warzone

Published: 23/Feb/2021 14:06 Updated: 23/Feb/2021 14:08

by Joe Craven

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Loadout drops offer players unprecedented battle royale weapon customization, but what are the most underrated weapons in Call of Duty: Warzone? Here, we break down the best weapons in the game, that most players won’t be running. 

As with any battle royale game, a few weapons have quickly risen to the top of most Warzone players’ lists. Both the FFAR 1 and AMAX are currently dominating the assault rifle picks, while the MAC-10 and MP5 rule the SMG class.

While these weapons may dominate the current Warzone meta, there are a number of criminally underrated guns that can still deliver many a game-winning victory if you’re willing to overcome their shortcomings.  Here, we pick the six most underrated weapons in Call of Duty: Warzone.

1. The Bullfrog

Bullfrog Black Ops Cold War
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The Bullfrog is capable of some pretty quick kill times.

The Bullfrog may not be as strong as Black Ops Cold War’s MAC-10, but it still packs a mean punch, especially when you’ve kitted it out with the right attachments. While this deadly SMG has been seeing increased play across Verdansk, it is still highly underrated. In fact, may players simply stick to the current MAC-10 and MP5 loadouts.

While the above guns may deal more damage, they don’t have the added ammo capacity or ranged damage the Bullfrog offers. In fact, this Cold War SMG can take down multiple foes with its massive 85 Rnd Mag. Simply hold down the trigger during close-quarter fights and secure those all-important multi-kills.

2. XM4

Black Ops Cold War gunsmith
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The XM4 is an incredibly versatile AR in Warzone.

While other Black Ops Cold War ARs like the FFAR and Krig 6 prove popular, the same can’t really be said for the XM4. Its gunplay is very similar to that of the M4A1 and while it may not deal as much damage at range as the M4, it does absolutely melt opponents in close to mid-range firefights.

If you prefer to aggressively rush your foes over the more methodical marksman playstyle, then the XM4 is a great choice that can net you plenty of kills. Consider pairing this AR with a sniper like the Kar98k to help with any ranged shots.

3. Oden

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The Oden is perfect for ranged decimation in Warzone.

Now this gun is certainly not for everyone. In fact, it’s not uncommon to see this AR featured at the bottom of many Warzone weapon tier lists. However, if you can master its vertical recoil pattern and deal with its methodical fire rate, you’ll have a gun that can down fully armored opponents in just a few shots.

The damage per bullet is absolutely through the roof and if you manage to land any headshots, then your foes will be hitting the ground quicker than the Oden’s reload animation. Make sure you utilize both the Colossus Suppressor and Oden Factory 810mm Barrel as both these attachments turn the Oden into an absolute beast at range.

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4. P90

P90
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The P90 is great choice for those that want an SMG with a little extra range.

Modern Warfare’s P90 is one the most underrated weapon on this list. The FORGE Tac Retribution barrel, paired with the Monolithic Suppressor and the gun’s natural 50-round magazines, makes this a pretty potent SMG.

While the MP5 and MAC-10 currently rule the close-range meta, many players often neglect how lethal a P90 can be up close. The added range damage also enables you to finish off any low-health foes in mid-range engagements. If you haven’t given the P90 a go yet, be sure to try it out next time you drop into Verdansk.

5. Stoner 63

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The Stoner 63 is capable of rivaling the Bruen and PKM loadouts.

LMGs in Warzone can be hit or miss depending on the situation. If players are pre-aiming an unsuspecting enemy, they can be top-tier. However, their handling and mobility is often detrimental to their viability in Warzone.

While not as fast as an assault rifle, the Stoner 63’s damage and accuracy make it an incredible weapon in mid-range fights. Pair this with large magazines and a surprisingly manageable recoil pattern, and the Stoner 63 is one LMG you’ll want to try out.

6. RAM-7

RAM-7
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The Ram-7 can get you out of many an early-game firefight.

The RAM-7’s versatility is perhaps its strongest trait. It can outclass an SMG at longer ranges and ARs at a close range. This versatility means you can easily run a sniper rifle as your second weapon because you’ve already got something of an SMG/AR hybrid.

We’d recommend attachments that buff its range and some optics, to keep you in the fight at all ranges. It might not be a game-changer, but it can certainly hold its own against most weapons in Warzone.


What weapon have we missed from our list? What is the most underrated weapon in Call of Duty: Warzone? Be sure to tweet us @DexertoIntel to let us know your thoughts!