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Best Kar98k loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare

Published: 4/Jul/2020 16:41 Updated: 5/Feb/2021 15:25

by Joe Craven


Thanks to a new buff, the Kar98k is enjoying more attention in Warzone and Modern Warfare. Here, we break down your best options for classes and loadouts when using the marksman rifle.

When it comes to snipers in Warzone, the Kar98k is some way down the pecking order. Both the HDR and AX-50 are significantly stronger, albeit slower. This makes them preferable in Warzone, and potentially less appealing in Modern Warfare.

But, it has grown to become more and more popular in Warzone, particularly off the back of its buff in Infinity Ward’s recent weapon tuning update. Most notably, this update increased the Kar98k’s damage range – a seriously important change when it comes to viability in Warzone.

Best Kar98k loadout for Warzone

  • Monolithic Suppressor
  • Singuard Custom 27.6″
  • Sniper Scope
  • Hollow Stock Mod
  • Stippled Grip Tape
Kar98k in Modern Warfare Gunsmith

The Singuard 27.6″ barrel massively boosts the Kar98k’s damage range, albeit at the expense of ADS time. This is then augmented further by the Monolithic Suppressor, which has quickly grown to become the must-have attachment in Warzone. It keeps you off enemy radars, while boosting range.

Next up is the sniper scope which, as you’d expect, aids long-distance accuracy. It slows ADS slightly, but you’ll need a long distance scope of some kind in Verdansk. If you want to swap the sniper scope out for a thermal optic, then feel free.

The Hollow Stock Mod will aid your strafing while ADS, which can be very useful in a long-range sniper battle. Finally, the Stippled Grip Tape reduces ADS time, going some way to alleviate the penalties incurred by the scope and barrel. Even with those attachments, the Kar98k’s zoom-in speed trumps the HDR or AX-50.

Best Kar98k loadout for Modern Warfare

  • Tac Laser
  • Singuard Custom 21.2″
  • Sniper Scope
  • FTAC Sport Comb
  • Stippled Grip Tape
Kar98k in Modern Warfare gunsmith

First up, you’ll notice that the barrel has been swapped out for the significantly shorter, lighter Singuard Custom 21.2″, which boosts damage and aids recoil control, without the major handling penalties that come with the heavier barrels.

The Tac Laser aids hip fire and reduces ADS, improved further by the Stippled Grip Tape and FTAC Sport Comb. Being able to ADS as fast as possible is crucial in standard Modern Warfare, where engagements are more frequent and tend to be at close-ranges.

Finally, the sniper scope is optional. It slows ADS slightly but remains viable in almost all scenarios (maybe not Shipment) but can be swapped out as per your preference.

The Kar98k has slightly reduced one-hit areas compared to the HDR and AX-50, so you’ll have to aim slightly higher, to the stomach or above. In Warzone, you’ll want to aim for the head in almost every scenario, unless you know your opponent is weak.

That rounds off our best Kar98k classes to use in Warzone and Modern Warfare! Tweet us @DexertoIntel to let us know your setups. Whether it can depose the HDR and AX-50 as the dominant sniper rifle remains to be seen, but its viability in Warzone has never been higher.

Looking for more of the best Warzone loadouts? Check out our list of guides below:
Grau 5.56 | Kilo 141 | Krig 6 | CR-56 AMAX | M4A1 | FFAR 1 | Mac 10 | MP5 | Kar98k | HDR

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Warzone Season 2 Outbreak Event: rewards, how to play, dates, more

Published: 25/Feb/2021 6:53

by Brad Norton


To kick off Season 2 in Warzone, there’s a limited-time event for you to sink your teeth into. The Zombie-focused takeover known as ‘The Outbreak Event’ comes with new rewards, fresh loot, and plenty more. Here’s everything we know.

With the dawn of a new season in Warzone comes a heaping serve of fresh content. With Zombies taking over Verdansk and a new mode sending hordes to Fireteam maps, the undead are everywhere in Season 2.

The first thing you’ll notice upon booting up Warzone in Season 2 is a brand new event. The Outbreak Event is a limited-time takeover for the start of the new period in-game.

From event-specific rewards to limited-time modes, and everything in between, here’s what you need to know.

Warzone Season 2 The Outbreak Event: Dates

Warzone Outbreak Event
The Outbreak Event is now live in Warzone and BOCW.

Having started at the very beginning of Season 2, you’ll need to get in quickly with this limited-time event. The Outbreak Event is already live in Warzone and runs through until Thursday, March 11 at 10 AM PT.

That gives players roughly two weeks to unlock every item and complete all of the unique challenges on offer. 

Warzone Season 2 The Outbreak Event: Rewards

Warzone Outbreak Event
There’s plenty on offer throughout The Outbreak Event.

Similar to previous events in Warzone, there’s plenty on offer here. Your typical Stickers, Emblems, Calling Cards, and Charms are all up for grabs. Additionally, there are also exclusive Weapon Blueprints for The Outbreak Event.

In total, there are 18 unique items available throughout the brief takeover. Below is a complete rundown on every item along with how you unlock them.

  • Gas Mask – Charm: In Outbreak, successfully exfil 3 times
  • Aim for the Head – Calling Card: In Warzone, kill 20 Zombies with headshots
  • Amigos – Sticker: In Outbreak, eliminate 250 Zombies
  • Cleaning Supplies – Charm: In Warzone, eliminate 20 Zombies
  • Dark Aether – Accessory: In Outbreak, eliminate 10 elites
  • Strange Emission – Emblem: In Warzone, use lethal equipment to kill 8 Zombies
  • Grasp for Power – Sticker: In Outbreak, open 25 chests
  • Skull Survivor – Emblem: In Warzone, use vehicles to eliminate 3 Zombies
  • Pure Anguish – Charm: In Outbreak, complete 3 World Events
  • Heads Blazin’ – Sticker: In Warzone, eliminate 5 Zombies in a single match 3 times
  • On the Move – Calling Card: In Outbreak, Wrap 10 times
  • Shotgun Eliminations – Calling Card: In Warzone, use Shotguns to eliminate 8 Zombies
  • Special Eliminations – Calling Card: In Outbreak, eliminate 3 Special Zombies
  • One Punch, Two Punch – Calling Card: In Warzone, rapidly kill 2 or more Zombies 2 times\
  • Not the Last – Emblem: In Outbreak, use vehicles to eliminate 100 Zombies
  • Immolation – Emblem: In Warzone, use Pistols to eliminate 8 Zombies
  • Stitched Together – Charm: In Outbreak, complete 10 objectives
  • Quick Elimination – Calling Card: In Warzone, eliminate 8 Zombies before the first circle closes

How to play The Outbreak Event in Warzone Season 2

Warzone Outbreak Event
Whether you play BOCW or Warzone, you’ll have access to The Outbreak Event.

This brand new event is available to players across both Warzone and Black Ops Cold War’s new Zombie-themed mode of the same name. 

If you own the full version of Treyarch’s latest title, you’ll be able to tick off challenges until the final day on March 11. However, if you’re a free-to-play Warzone player, you’ve still got every chance to see and do it all.

To celebrate the launch of the new Outbreak mode, Treyarch has made it free to all Warzone players from February 25 to March 4.

Be sure to jump in quickly and get everything done before it’s too late. Once this limited-time event disappears, these rewards will likely be gone forever.

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