Best Kar98k loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare - Dexerto
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Best Kar98k loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare

Published: 4/Jul/2020 16:41

by Joe Craven

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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.

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Black Ops Cold War PC requirements: Minimum and recommended specs

Published: 29/Oct/2020 22:20

by Tanner Pierce

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With Black Ops Cold War just two weeks away from being officially released, Activision and Treyarch have officially unveiled all the PC requirements and recommended specs a fan could dream for, including what you’ll need if you want to run the game on high settings.

Black Ops Cold War is almost here and fans are starting to get hyped for the first-person shooter. With only two weeks left until the game’s official launch, most fans have decided if they are going to be picking it up or if they’re going to be skipping out on this year’s entry.

Up until this point, however, neither Activision or Treyarch given a ton of info about the PC version of the game. That’s now changed as the required and recommended specs have officially been unveiled, as well was the specs you’ll need in order run it on other types of settings.

Black Ops Cold War minimum PC specs

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit or higher
  • CPU: Intel Core I3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
  • RAM: 8GB
  • HDD: 50GB for MP only, 175GB for all game modes
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 670/Geforce GTX 1650/Radeon HD 7950

Black Ops Cold War recommended PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core I5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
  • RAM: 12GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 970/GTX 1660 Super or Radeon R9 390/AMD RX 580

Black Ops Cold War recommended PC specs with ray-tracing

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070
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Activision released a handy graphic to explain to PC players what they’ll need.

Black Ops Cold War competitive PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080/RTX 3070 or Radeon RX Vega64 graphics

Black Ops Cold War Ultra RTX PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 3700X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 250GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080

As expected, if you want to run the game on extremely high settings, you’re going to need the PC to match it. That being said, the required specs are better than what was required in the beta, with the full game only requiring an I3 processor while the pre-release version needed an I5.

This, however, shouldn’t be surprise, as full versions of games are almost always more optimized than their pre-release counterparts. That being said, it’ll be interesting to see how bad the low-settings PC version looks once it’s live. Here’s hoping that it won’t be too bad.