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

Alex Garton
AK 47 Warzone class

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 3 Classified Arms, particularly when kitted out with the best attachments.

While the Cold War AK47 is not as popular as it used to be back on Verdansk, it’s still a solid pick in Warzone Season 3, and one of the most versatile ARs in the game.

With an impressive TTK, damage range, and a manageable recoil pattern, the weapon can be extremely effective in medium to long-range gunfights.

Not only that, it can be kitted out with sniper support attachments if you’re looking for a loadout that shreds at close quarters.

So, without further ado, let’s jump into the best Cold War AK-47 loadout for Warzone Season 3 Classified Arms.


Best Cold War AK-47 build for Warzone

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


  • Barrel: 20″ Spetsnaz RPK Barrel
  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • 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 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 Cooper Carbine.

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)

Cold War AK47 Warzone
The Cold War AK47 is a strong sniper support weapon.

Perks & Equipment

  • Perk 1: EOD
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Secondary: MP40
  • 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. 

Don’t forget to use Overkill so you can run an SMG just in case you run into any close-quarter encounters. While the AK-47 can pack a punch at any range, the Owen Gun or the MP40 will always perform better up close and provide more mobility.

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

How to unlock the Cold War AK-47 in Warzone

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

If you’ve played 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 3 Classified Arms.

Best Cold War AK-47 loadout Warzone tips

The Cold War AK-47 is definitely a hard hitter in Warzone. While the recoil pattern may be a bit difficult to control at first, once you get the hang of it, this assault rifle can be deadly in-game.

For those looking to improve with this Cold War AK-47 loadout, we’ve got you covered with a few tips:

  • This weapon has a high damage output, especially when you manage to land those shots. Even though this weapon isn’t the most stable, going for headshots and body shots are 100% worth it.
  • Our best Cold War AK-47 loadout excels in medium to long-range engagements. While it’s more than capable of downing enemies at close range, most SMGs and shotguns will have an advantage.
  • Pairing this weapon with an SMG allows you to be effective at basically all ranges. For maximum close-range effectiveness, we recommend using the MP40 or Owen Gun.

Alternative Cold War AK-47 Warzone loadout (Sniper Support)

AK-47 Cold War Warzone
The Cold War AK-47 is one of the best sniper support weapons in the game.


  • Ammunition: 45 Round Mag
  • Barrel: 18.2″ Takedown
  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap

Rather than building the weapon for long-range engagements, this build focuses on turning the Cold War AK-47 into a top-tier sniper support class.

That involves optimizing the attachments so the gun performs best at close to medium range, allowing you to take on any opponents who push your position.

While the setup above won’t contest enemies from a distance, it’ll absolutely shred enemies at close quarters, giving you the best chance to win a skirmish.

When it comes to picking a sniper to run alongside this setup, we recommend the HDR after the Season 3 balance changes as the Modern Warfare rifle packs a punch at long range.

That rounds off our Cold War AK-47 loadout guide for Call of Duty: Warzone. Don’t forget to adjust any attachments based on your preference, it’s all about experimenting until you find a build for you.

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About The Author

Alex Garton is a former writer for Dexerto. He has a BA in English Literature and has been a Games Writer for over four years. He has previously written for Gfinity and TOP10Esports. Specializing in Call of Duty and Apex Legends, he also enjoys diving into new releases to create informative guides.