Best XRK Stalker Warzone loadout: Class setup, attachments, Perks

Kurt Perry
XRK Stalker sniper rifle with Warzone logo.

Following a massive buff in Season 2, the XRK Stalker has become one of the most used weapons in Warzone, and that continues in Season 3. Here is the best XRK Stalker loadout to down enemy players with ease.

Despite an underwhelming start with Warzone’s first season, the XRK Stalker became a top-tier sniper rifle after a buff in Season 2.

This is continuing with Season 3, as despite tweaks and changes across the board, the XRK Stalker is still sitting at the top thanks to certain attachments that will bring the best out of it.

Here is our optimized loadout for the XRK Stalker designed to maximize its one-shot range potential while keeping it feeling snappy.


Best XRK Stalker Warzone loadout

  • Muzzle: Sonic Suppressor XL
  • Barrel: Fission 60 Barrel
  • Optic: Heinrichter Hybrid Scope
  • Ammunition: .50 Cal High Grain Rounds
  • Bolt: XRK Stalker Light Bolt

Since the XRK Stalker is a sniper rifle, adding the Sonic Suppressor XL is going to be a must-do to add damage range and bullet velocity.

This continues with the Fission 60 Barrel to get even more range with the weapon, while also giving you more ADS Speed, which is also coming from the Heinrichter Hybrid Scope.

The XRK Stalker Light Bolt will give you better firing operations, and the .50 Cal High Grain Rounds is going to improve the damage range and bullet velocity again.

XRK Stalker previewed in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
The XRK Stalker may not be able to one shot but its unbelievable bullet velocity makes it easy to use.

XRK Stalker Warzone Loadout: Perks and Equipment

  • Perk 1: Sleight of Hand
    • reload faster
  • Perk 2: Double Time
    • increases the duration of your Tac Sprint
  • Perk 3: Quick Fix
    • start health regeneration when killing a player or inserting a plate
  • Perk 4: Resolute
    • gives you a speed boost when hit with an enemy shot
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Smoke Grenade

Sleight of Hand is a must-use with this sniper due to its painfully slow reload speed. If you can deal with the reload frame, then Double Time works, since it’ll help you easily move around the map.

Using Quick Fix will help you keep your health as high as possible. As a sniper, you will have people shooting back at you to suppress you, so getting your health back is going to be paramount.

Finally, Resolute is going to allow you to keep moving as best as you can on the battlefield when you are hit with an enemy shot.

How to unlock XRK Stalker in Warzone

The XRK Stalker is an Armory unlock that can be unlocked by activating it in the Armory and then completing 3 Daily Challenges. Previously it was unlocked by completing Sector A4 of the Season 1 Battle Pass, but this was changed when Season 2 started.

Alternatively, if you find and extract it in Zombies, it instantly unlocks the gun.

Best alternative to XRK Stalker in Warzone

The KATT-AMR is the other one-shot sniper that sees a lot of use in Warzone. While it may handle far slower than the XRK Stalker, the KATT-AMR can one shot down at all ranges making it a true marksman weapon.

Be sure to check out our other Warzone content to stay ahead:

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About The Author

Kurt Perry is a British games writer who started at Dexerto in April 2023. He graduated from Staffordshire University in 2019 with a BA in Games Journalism and PR. Prior to joining Dexerto, Kurt contributed 900 articles for PC Invasion including over 350 guides. He's an all-rounder who is particularly knowledgeable about Call of Duty, Destiny, and Pokemon.