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Best Cold War AK-47 Warzone class loadout: Setup, Attachments, Perks

Published: 12/Jul/2021 17:00 Updated: 12/Jul/2021 17:08

by Alex Garton


The AK-47 is arguably the most iconic weapon in the Call of Duty franchise and is known for its high damage potential. This deadly AR can make short work of squads in Season 4, particularly when kitted out with the best attachments.

When it comes to AR’s in Warzone Season 4, the majority of players are running the powerful AMAX and Kilo loadouts. However, one weapon that has crept into contention is that of the Cold War AK-47.

While the gun certainly isn’t as consistent as the game’s meta AR’s, it’s got an impressive TTK and damage range. On top of this, if you can control the recoil pattern, the weapon can be extremely effective in medium-range gunfights.


So, without further ado, let’s jump into the best Cold War AK-47 loadout for Warzone in Season 4.


How to unlock the Cold War AK-47 in Warzone

AK-47 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The AK-47 is one of the first guns you unlock.

If you’ve been playing Cold War and Warzone for even just a few hours, then chances are, you already have the AK-47. If you don’t, then all you need to do is reach rank 7.

Unlike the Warzone’s other Assault Rifles, adding the AK-47 to your arsenal doesn’t require any challenges. Simply play the game and you’ll get yourself one of the most powerful weapons in Season 4.

Best Cold War AK-47 build for Warzone

AK-47 Warzone loadout
Activision / Treyarch
This particular AK-47 build absolutely shreds in close quarters.


  • Barrel: 20″ Spetsnaz RPK Barrel
  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Speedgrip
  • Ammunition: 45 Rnd

This particular build transforms the AK-47 into a long-range monster, allowing you to beam players down from afar. For starters, you’ll want to run the 20″ Spetsnaz RPK Barrel for the increased strafe speed and bullet velocity.


When combined with the added recoil control and sound suppression from the GRU Suppressor, you have a deadly AR that can lock onto your enemies.

Next, you’ll want to equip the Spetsnaz Speed Grip to help bolster the AK-47’s heavy recoil pattern. This means you’ll be able to consistently land your shots and take out enemies in an instant.

Cold War AK-47
The AK-47 is perfect for players who want an alternative to the FFAR 1.

For the ammunition, you’ll want to add the 45 Rnds to the AK-47. This will ensure you never run out of ammo in an intense gunfight and allow you to take out multiple enemies with a single mag.


Finally, finish off the class with the Axial Arms 3x, an optic that provides a clear sightline and is perfect for long-range skirmishes.

Best Cold War AK-47 setup (Perks & Equipment)

The AMAX’s is still the best AR in Warzone Season 4.
  • Perk 1: EOD
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Secondary: AMAX
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor

This AK-47 class utilizes the ever-popular EOD and Amped perks. After all, having perks that reduce the effectiveness of enemy explosives, while also enabling you to quickly swap to your secondary weapon is a must. 

Meanwhile, the Overkill perk allows you to use either the AMAX or FARA for those longer-range engagements.

Lastly, both the Semtex and Heartbeat Sensor help track down nearby enemies and flush out pesky campers – an area this loadout greatly excels in.

That rounds off our Cold War AK-47 loadout guide for Call of Duty: Warzone. While the AK-47 may be a relatively new pick in the AR meta, it’s a great alternative to the SMG class and provides players with an impressive TTK.


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