For aggressive sniping, there’s not much better than the Kar98k. This thing can 1-shot kill and handles ludicrously fast on the occasions when you don’t get those headshots in. You can fire, reposition, fire, switch guns, fire, and everything else in a matter of seconds. So then, I’ve been playing with this gun a lot, and here’s the best Kar98k loadouts in Warzone.
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How to unlock the Kar98k in Warzone
The Kar98k is a gun from the Modern Warfare side of the game. You probably have it unlocked already, but if you don’t then you’ll need to level up to rank 33.
Best Kar98k loadout in Warzone
Using the Kar98k, you’ll want to kit yourself out for speed and range. To this end, I’ve got you a delicious loadout that absolutely destroys the competition when sniping aggressively. Don’t expect to get that near-hitscan bullet velocity at all ranges you’ll see with the HDR, but the Kar98k more than makes up for this with its amazing mobility.
Best Kar98k loadout
Like I said, this Kar98k is decked out for speed and range, which is basically all you need in an aggressive sniper.
- Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor (Level 33)
- Barrel: Singuard Custom 27.6” (Level 45)
- Laser: Tac Laser (Level 27)
- Optic: Sniper Scope (Level 19)
- Stock: FTAC Sport Comb (Level 43)
The Monolithic Suppressor should always be on your weapon. It boosts your range and suppresses your gun’s noise, taking you off the enemy minimaps and keeping your damage high at range. An easy choice.
The Singuard Custom 27.6” is the longest barrel available for the Kar98k, and the boosts it gives you to bullet velocity and range help massively when using this gun. It’s a little harsh on your mobility, but we’ll deal with that later.
The Tac Laser boosts your aim-down-sights speed significantly. The drawback of having a visible laser isn’t even that bad, since you should be aiming, shooting, and moving on as quickly as possible. If your enemy can work out your position in the time it takes to do that, you need to start firing faster.
You can’t snipe with the Kar98k without a Sniper Scope. Pretty self-explanatory - without it you’ll be unable to aim at all. For those of you struggling to unlock it, grind a little in Multiplayer or Plunder, when kill-death ratios don’t matter as much.
Finally, we’re boosting that ADS speed once more with the FTAC Sport Comb stock. You’ll have to be careful as it reduces aiming stability, but if you’re able to snap onto your targets then the fastest possible build is perfect here.
You always want a strong secondary when you’re using a sniper. Even a powerful Diamatti or JOKR loadout probably won’t cut the mustard here, so use Overkill if you haven’t already got a solid backup.
Best Kar98k Perks and Equipment
Using the right Perks and Equipment alongside the Kar98k is vital. Here’s what you should run:
- Perk 1: EOD
- Perk 2: Overkill/Ghost
- Perk 3: Amped
- Lethal: C4
- Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor
EOD is my go-to with this class. Avoiding damage from pesky explosives and rockets people chuck at you when you’re pushing them (or when they’re pushing you) can be the difference between victory and defeat in a gunfight.
Use Overkill to pick your ideal secondary weapon, unless you already have one. In that case, Ghost is very important to have on your loadout.
Amped is great for switching between your Kar98k and your FFAR (or other secondary) for follow-up shots.
Lastly, C4 works excellently when pushing around corners or guarding doorways against opponents pushing. It’s also a reliable way to absolutely wreck enemies in vehicles charging at you, provided they don’t have a trophy system active.
For your Tactical slot, I love running Stun Grenades with this one. If you miss the close-range headshot with the Kar98k, a stunner slows the retreating enemy down, allowing you to chase them down and finish them off.
Now you’re a Kar98k expert, why not check out more of our Warzone guides? We have tips on how to use the M16, as well as an extremely good new Warzone podcast you can listen to called Warzone Audio Bang.