Best Kar98k Warzone loadout: Class setup, attachments, perks

Kurt Perry

The Kar98k came back to Warzone, reintroducing the most iconic marksman rifle in Call of Duty history, and here’s the best Kar98k loadout to dominate just like it did back in Verdansk.

Warzone Season 4 added two new weapons, the Superi 46 and the Kar98k. Those who have been playing Warzone throughout its various metas will know the historic German firearm very well.

In the original Verdansk days, the Kar98k dominated thanks to its unbelievably fast handling and infinite one-shot potential. It isn’t quite that strong anymore, but it is still very much a meta weapon that has taken over Warzone.

To get the most out of the Kar98k in Warzone Season 4 Reloaded, you’ll need the best loadout possible. Here are all of the attachments, perks, and equipment you should pair with the powerful marksman rifle.

Best Kar98k Warzone loadout

Here’s the best Kar98k loadout to transform the meta marksman rifle into a one-shot machine:

  • Muzzle: Sonic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Prazisionsgewehr 762 Long Barrel
  • Optic: Range Caller v3.4 Optic
  • Laser: SL Razorhawk Laser Light
  • Ammunition: 7.92 High Grain Rounds

While it is viable to solely build the Kar98k for ADS Speed, most Warzone players will get more value from a balanced, all-around build. For that, you’ll want to use the Prazisionsgewehr 762 Long Barrel, Sonic Suppressor muzzle, and 7.92 High Grain Rounds. This combination of attachments boosts the sniper’s one-shot kill range up to an impressive 86 meters.

These meta attachments come with some secondary benefits too. Naturally, the suppressor silences outgoing shots, making it harder for enemies to track down your location. Also, the barrel and suppressor combine to boost bullet velocity up to 1239 m/s. This incredibly high bullet velocity rivals the best snipers in Warzone.

A suitable optic for medium-range sniping is highly recommended, with the Range Caller v3.4 Optic being the best overall option. Other great alternatives include the Forge Tac Delta 4 and SZ Vortex-90, which have less zoom but fewer handling penalties.

Finally, using this weapon in a much faster way has quickly become the strategy in Warzone, which is helped with the SL Razorhawk Laser Light. This attachment will give you better accuracy and spread when firing from the hip or Tac Stance, meaning you won’t have to worry about quick-scoping quite as much.

Best Kar98k Warzone class: Perks and equipment

  • Perk 1: Double Time – Increases Tactical Sprint duration and reduces refresh time.
  • Perk 2: Focus – Reduce flinch when aiming down sights and extend Hold Breath duration.
  • Perk 3: Cold-Blooded – Undetectable by thermal optics, Tactical Cameras, and Recon Drones. Does not trigger High Alert and Combat Scout.
  • Perk 4: Birdseye – Your UAV Killstreak, Portable Radar, or UAV Tower shows the heading of the enemy for your squad and detects players using Ghost.
  • Lethal: Throwing Knife
  • Tactical: Smoke Grenade

The best Kar98k Warzone loadout needs to use perks that enable a fast-paced playstyle. Using both Double Time and Focus does just that, with the former letting you move around the map quickly, and the latter making it easier to land decisive headshots when they matter most.

Cold-Blooded is another perk that is fantastic for sniping, with it canceling out High Alert, and concealing you from pesky thermal optics. This meta perk countering High Alert is huge, as it prevents enemy players from jumping around every time you aim in their direction, making it easier to land shots.

For Perk 4, Birdseye is the perfect Warzone perk for aggressive sniping with the Kar98k. When equipped, it empowers UAVs to show the direction of enemies, just like an Advanced UAV. It can even detect other players using Ghost, so there is no hiding from someone using Birdseye.

The equipment meta in Warzone has long since settled, with the Throwing Knife cementing itself as the best option when playing aggressively. Being able to instantly finish off downed enemies without having to waste additional shots is very valuable. Equally, a Smoke Grenade is the best tactical equipment, as it can be used to cover open areas, and transition from one place to another safely.

How to unlock Kar98k in Warzone

The Kar98k can be unlocked by completing Sector 5 on the Season 4 Battle Pass. This requires 15 Battle Pass Tokens, assuming you go straight for the marksman rifle from the Battle Pass’ starting point.

Once Season 4 concludes, the Kar98k will be available as an unlock from the Armory instead, requiring either daily challenges or match wins.

Best alternative to Kar98k in Warzone

The XRK Stalker is the only other fast-handling sniper rifle that can one shot down in Warzone. It has better damage range than the Kar98k, but slower handling and mobility. This makes it a more well-rounded option for those who prefer a traditional sniper rifle.

That’s all for the best Kar98k Warzone loadout. For more ideas on what snipers to use in Warzone, check out these loadouts for the MORS and KATT-AMR. Alternatively, see how Warzone’s one-shot snipers rank against each other, or even what the current assault rifle and SMG metas are looking like.

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