Warzone 2 guru reveals versatile AR hybrid loadout
The Kastov 74-u is the perfect AR for close to medium range fights.
There is a clear consensus on Warzone 2’s best short and long-range meta weapons, but WhosImmortal discovered a perfect hybrid option.
Season 2 Reloaded established a new meta for Warzone 2. Instead of an RPK in medium and long-range engagements, players turned to the ISO Hemlock. And the Lachmann Sub or Vaznev 9-K replaced akimbo pistols up close and personal.
What makes a weapon truly powerful, however, is versatility. All three meta weapons mentioned above dominate at their preferred ranges but don’t offer a complete package. A player could always use Overkill and equip an AR and SMG simultaneously, but the Kastov-74U kills two birds with one stone.
WhosImmortal explained why the Kastov-74U outperforms most SMGs and competes with the battle royale’s top ARs.
WhosImmortal ranks the Kastov-74U third in weapon ranking
WhosImmortal ranked the top 10 meta loadouts in Warzone 2 and surprisingly ranked the Kastov-74U third.
According to WZ Ranked, the Kastov-74U is only the 17th most popular weapon with a measly .9% pick rate.
Despite not receiving too much attention, WhosImmortal explained why he is “really enjoying” his time using the underrated AR.
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“It is really good in close range, outgunning SMGs, but also really good mid-range, outgunning other rifles and SMGs, extending that diversity in the number of gunfights you can consistently win.”
Some WZ2 members tout the Chimera as a perfect hybrid AR, but the YouTuber argued a faster fire rate elevates the AK-74U into a higher tier.
WhosImmortal claimed: “The Kastov-74U has a really good velocity, making it way more versatile.”
Best Kastov-74U Warzone 2 loadout
Here is WhosImmortal’s go-to Kastov-74U loadout with attachment tuning included. He opted to cater his loadout to a fast, aggressive playstyle, which shreds through opponents with a quick TTK.
- Barrel: BR209 Barrel (+0.18, -0.19)
- Laser: FSS Ole-V Laser (-0.24, -27.97)
- Rear Grip: Demo-X2 Grip (-0.65, -0.22)
- Stock: Markeev R7 Stock (-2.19, -1.32)
- Magazine: 45-Round Mag
This loadout eliminates the need to constantly switch between weapons depending on the range of an engagement.
However, the AK-74U only thrives in short or medium-range engagements, so we recommend pairing this weapon with a sniper rifle or marksman rifle. Sniper rifles don’t one-shot enemies, but landing one shot and then pushing in to finish the job with the AR is a lethal one-two punch.