The Kastov-74u in Warzone 2 is a reliable AR that thrives best as a sniper support at medium-range with its lethal damage output, but you’ll need a strong meta loadout to maximize its power.
As a result, the focus for all competitors in Warzone 2 is creating a top-tier loadout to rack up kills and secure victories in their matches.
However, to maximize the Kastov-74u’s impressive damage output, you’ll need a top-tier loadout and luckily, we’ve got you covered.
- Best Kastov-74u Warzone 2 loadout
- Best Kastov-74u Warzone 2 class: Perks & equipment
- How to unlock the Kastov-74u in Warzone 2
- Best Kastov-74u alternatives in Warzone 2
Best Kastov-74u Warzone 2 loadout
- Muzzle: Echoless-80
- Barrel: Shorttac 330MM
- Stock: FT Tac-Elite Stock
- Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
- Magazine: 45-Round Mag
For starters, equip the Echoless-80 muzzle and the Shorttac 330MM, these attachments combine to significantly boost bullet velocity and damage. Not only that, but the choice of muzzle also suppresses the gun, which is key for remaining undetected on Al Mazrah.
After that, make sure you use the FT Tac-Elite Stock and the FSS Sharkfin 90 for added stability. This transforms the Kastov-74u into a laser beam at medium range. As the weapon has such clean iron sights, there’s no need to waste a slot on an optic.
Finally, round off the setup with the 45-Round Mag so you never run out of ammo mid-gunfight, and can take out multiple foes without having to reload.
Best Kastov-74u Warzone 2 class: Perks & equipment
Perk Package: Weapon Specialist
- Base Perk 1: Overkill
- Base Perk 2: Strong Arm
- Bonus Perk: Spotter
- Ultimate Perk: Survivor
- Lethal: Grenade
- Tactical Equipment: Stun Grenade
Unlike MW2, Warzone 2 players have to pick a perk package that includes a preset bundle. For the Kastov-74u, we’ve opted for the Weapon Specialist Package as it’s perfect for aggressive players.
For starters, it includes Overkill which will allow you to run a second primary in your loadout. While this is less important in MW2, in Warzone 2 it’s essential to be able to eliminate foes at all ranges so having access to a sniper or long-range LMG will be extremely useful. Although the Kastov-74u can kill at long distances, it’s more suited to medium-range skirmishes.
Following this, Weapon Specialist also utilizes Strong Arm so you can throw equipment further and make sure your throwables hit the target more often. As for bonus perks, the package gives you Spotter so you can identify enemy equipment, field upgrades, and killstreaks through walls. This will prevent you from being caught out by any pesky campers on Al Mazrah.
For your Ultimate perk, you’ll be able to take advantage of Survivor which pings any enemies you get downed by and allows allies to revive you quicker.
Finally round off the class with a Grenade for flushing enemies out of cover and a Stun Grenade for aggressive pushes,
How to unlock the Kastov-74u in Warzone 2
Luckily, the Kastov-74u is unlocked at the beginning of Warzone 2, so all you have to do is unlock custom loadouts and you can start using this deadly AR.
Best Kastov-74u alternatives in Warzone 2
If the Kastov-74u doesn’t match your style of play, then consider utilizing the TAQ-56 otherwise known as the Scar, another lethal AR from MW2.
Equipped with impressive damage and steady recoil control, it’s an all-around top-tier weapon and we’ve even got a meta build for you to check out here.
That’s all for our Kastov-74u loadout! For more of our Warzone 2 coverage, check out these guides below: