While the Warzone meta continues to shift with every new Season, the Kar98k remains 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. It’s even become one of the most popular weapons in Season 5 and is currently sitting at the top of our ultimate Warzone tier list.
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.
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- Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
- Barrel: Singuard Custom 27.6”
- Laser: Tac Laser
- Optic: Sniper Scope
- Stock: FTAC Sport Comb
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 four attachments are essential necessities for a Kar98k loadout and are therefore used by virtually every top player. Meanwhile, the FTAC Sport Comb stock reduces the gun’s ADS time even further, allowing you to always get the first shot off on your opponent.
If you’re looking for something different, then that attachment can be sacrificed for something else. NICKMERCS followed FaZe Nio’s class and put Stippled Grip Tape instead, improving Sprint to Fire speed and ADS time.
Even with drastic changes to Snipers in Season 3 Reloaded, this Kar98k loadout remains one of the best in Warzone. Until some heavy nerfs come through, expect this to be one of the more popular weapons in the game.
- Perk 1: EOD
- Perk 2: Overkill
- Perk 3: Amped
- Secondary: Bullfrog
- 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.
The Overkill perk enables the use of the Bullfrog – which remains the best SMG in Warzone Season 5. Having this SMG enables you to remain extremely competitive in close-quarter firefights, while also being able to maintain your long-range potential with the Kar98k.
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.
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.
If you’re looking for an alternative loadout to the Kar98k, check out our HDR loadout. This powerful weapon is currently the best long-range sniper rifle in Warzone, thanks to its high damage and long-range accuracy.
While it certainly doesn’t have the mobility of the Kar98k, it’s perfect for players who prefer to bunker down in one position. 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.
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