While the Warzone meta continues to shift with every new Season, the Kar98k continues to be a staple pick thanks to its speed and damage output.
If you’ve played any competitive team shooter, you’ve heard an enemy was “one-shot” only to hit them and find out that their armor had not even been cracked. Maybe you’ve even been the one to make the fallacious call-out yourself.
But, fortunately, everyone is one-shot when you’ve got a Kar98k in hand. The potent rifle has a very quick ADS, a decent firing rate and can down fully armored enemies at impressive ranges.
With the HDR remaining the top pick in the Sniper Rifle category, the Kar98k remains the best option for those that wish to quickly achieve some cranium kills. In fact, this WWII Marksman rifle has remained a staple pick in most loadouts thanks to its quick rate of fire, high damage, and overall ease of use. If there’s one gun you should always consider taking, it’s that of the reliable Kar98k.
Best Warzone Kar98k loadout
- Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
- Barrel: Singuard Custom 27.6”
- Laser: Tac Laser
- Optic: Sniper Scope
- Perk: Sleight of Hand
This Kar98 setup is absolutely lethal and ensures you have the tools needed to quickly punish enemy squads. The Monolithic Suppressor and Singuard Custom 27.6” both help with the gun’s damage range, with the former keeping you off the minimap and the latter boosting bullet velocity. Not only does this help counteract the Kar98k’s bullet drop-off, but it also makes it even easier to hit those all-important ranged headshots.
Simultaneously, the Tac Laser is fantastic for bolstering ADS speed and the Sniper Scope gives great magnification without lower your scope speed.
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Together, those five attachments are essential necessities for a Kar98 loadout and are therefore used by virtually every top player. Meanwhile, the Sleight of Hand perk helps improve the reload speed — making it harder for enemies to punish you between shots.
If you aren’t too bothered by the reload speed, then that attachment can be sacrificed for something else. NICKMERCS followed FaZe Nio’s class and put Stippled Grip Tape instead, making the ADS even faster. Similarly, streamers like Aydan and Symfuhny run a Stock (like the FTAC Sport Comb) for ADS.
Best Kar98k setup
- Perk 1: EOD
- Perk 2: Overkill
- Perk 3: Amped
- Secondary: FFAR 1
- Lethal: Semtex
- Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor
This loadout uses EOD and Amped to keep you safe from explosives and enable you to quickly swap weapons. These perks are important for most meta Warzone loadouts, particularly when you’re running a long-range weapon.
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The Overkill perk enables the use of the FFAR – which remains the best Assault Rifle in Warzone. Not only does this enable you to remain competitive in close-quarter firefights, but it also allows for some incredibly quick mid-range kills.
Lastly, the Heartbeat Sensor enables you to get the drop on any players not running Ghost, while Semtex is a must for removing pesky campers and explosive devices.
How to unlock the Kar98k in Warzone fast
Unlocking the Kar98k in Warzone is incredibly simple and only requires you to reach level 33. This means you won’t need to do any pesky challenges in order to use it in Warzone.
However, you’ll still need to grind the gun’s levels in either Warzone or Modern Warfare’s standard multiplayer if you wish to get hold of the very best attachments.
Alternative Kar98k loadout
If you’re looking for an alternative loadout to the Kar98k, check out our HDR loadout. This powerful weapon is currently the best sniper rifle in Warzone, thanks to its high damage and long-range accuracy. If you want a sniper with a lot more range, then the HDR will give you the tools needed to make those cross-map plays.
So, there you have it, a Kar98k loadout that will enable you to get plenty of kills across Verdansk. If you want to keep updated with all the latest Call of Duty news and updates, then follow us over on @DexertoIntel.