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Best Warzone 2 Kastov 762 loadout: The best Kastov 762 class setup and attachments

Tame that heavy recoil with our best Warzone 2 Kastov 762 loadout

A soldier wielding a Kastov 762 Assault Rifle crouches behind some cover outside in Warzone 2.0.
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Looking for the best Kastov 762 loadout in Warzone 2? The Kastov 762 may hide behind an unfamiliar name, but it's a very familiar feeling gun to Call Of Duty fans. This is Warzone 2's equivalent of the AKM or AK-47 from previous COD titles, and as you might expect it's a very high-damage, high-recoil Assault Rifle that can tear through opponents if handled properly.

Fortunately, with the right set of attachments you can take some immediate steps towards mitigating the rifle's heavy recoil, and make it far easier to kill your way to the final circles. In this guide we'll walk you through how to put together the best Kastov 762 build and build in Warzone 2. We'll go over the reasoning behind each attachment choice, and we'll also walk you through our recommendations for which secondary weapon to use alongside the Kastov 762.

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Best Kastov 762 loadout in Warzone 2

Here's the best Kastov 762 loadout in Warzone 2:

  • Muzzle: TY-LR8 (Unlock at SA-B 50 lvl 17)
  • Barrel: IG-K30 406mm (Unlock at Kastov 545 lvl 5)
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56 (Unlock at Lachmann-762 lvl 6)
  • Ammunition: 7.62 High Velocity (Unlock at Lachmann-762 lvl 12)
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Pro (Unlock at Expedite 12 lvl 7)

The biggest drawback to the Kastov 762 in Warzone 2 is, of course, its recoil. If you can control your shots, the gun hits extremely hard and can outperform most other guns in its ideal range. So our Kastov 762 loadout focuses almost exclusively on improving recoil control - particularly horizontal recoil - and making the gun feel a lot more snappy and reliable in your hands.

Warzone 2 screenshot showing the Kastov 762 with the TY-LR8, IG-K30 406mm, FTAC Ripper 56, 7.62 High Velocity Ammo, and Cronen Mini Pro equipped.
Our Warzone 2 Kastov 762 build focuses on lowering recoil to make it powerful laser at medium range.

The first attachment pick for the Kastov 762 is the TY-LR8, a Muzzle attachment which drastically compresses the horizontal lean of the gun's recoil, making the spray far easier to control. We've supplemented this with the heavy IG-K30 406mm Barrel, which further improves recoil control and boosts the gun's bullet velocity to boot.

We like bullet velocity here at RPS, so our next pick is the 7.62 High Velocity Ammunition mod. Particularly when combined with the IG-K30 Barrel, this turns the Kastov 762 into a practically hitscan weapon within its ideal range.

The FTAC Ripper 56 on the Underbarrel is one of our universal favourite attachments, providing a great boost to overall recoil stabilization, aiming stability, and hipfire accuracy with only negligible impact to ADS speed.

Finally, although the Kastov 762's default sights aren't terrible compared with many Warzone 2 ironsights, we've added the Cronen Mini Pro to make hitting your shots at longer ranges even more straightforward. Though you can of course substitute this for any of your favourite Warzone 2 Optics.

If you use all of these attachments in combination, then you'll find our version of the Kastov 762 to be far, far more controllable and powerful than the base weapon. We've turned the gun's one major downside into one of its greatest strengths, allowing you to take full advantage of the Kastov 762's high damage per shot to melt enemies in record time.

Best Kastov 762 loadout secondary weapon

The Kastov 762 can't quite compete with the likes of the STB 556 for range, but it's still a very versatile weapon that can find a home in a close-range or a long-range loadout depending on your preference and playstyle.

For short-range loadouts, we'd recommend combining the Kastov 762 with the Expedite 12 for a reliable, high-damage response to close-quarters engagements. Alternatively you could check out one of the best SMGs in Warzone 2 and opt for a Lachmann Sub for its exquisite combination of damage and high mobility.

If you're more of a sharpshooter, consider taking in one of the best Sniper Rifles in Warzone 2 such as the Signal 50, which boasts a startlingly high fire rate for quick follow-up snipes. Or, if you prefer to end fights before they begin, you should pick the bulky Victus XMR or MCPR-300 for raw damage potential over the longest distances.

Three soldiers sneakily make their way through an indoor location in Warzone 2.0.

Best Kastov 762 class setup: Perks and Equipment

The Specter perk package (Ghost, Double Time, Tracker, Spotter) is well worth using in this Kastov 762 build, as it helps you hide from enemy surveillance while sneakily tracking them down for an easy kill. You might not get a loadout drop until a little later in a match, but the Specter package is perfect for the late game, when the circle has already shrunk by a substantial amount.

One of the main reasons for using this perk package is Ghost, which allows you to remain undetected when enemies pop a UAV. However, hiding from your enemies doesn't mean they're also hidden from you. Specter also gives you Tracker and Spotter, allowing you to see enemy footprints on the floor and spy enemy equipment through walls. This will make it much easier to track where enemies might be while moving around Al Mazrah. If you do spot an enemy in the distance, Double Time will make it much easier to rush in, as it extends your tactical sprint duration. We think this is the best perk package for both survivability and more aggressive pushes, making it ideal for Warzone 2.

If you enjoy those aggressive pushes, then C4 is the obvious lethal equipment for your loadout. You can toss it towards enemies, whether they are in cover or in a vehicle, and quickly finish them with a bang. For your tactical, use the Heartbeat Sensor for a fast scan of your surroundings that will reveal any nearby enemies. It has a fairly short battery life, though, so make sure you save it for when you're already pretty sure there's someone nearby to track their exact position.

That wraps up our primer on how to put together the best possible Kastov 762 loadout for your next Warzone 2 match. If you want to expand your horizons and check out other weapon classes, consult our guides on the best LMG, best Shotgun, and best Marksman Rifle in Warzone 2.

Alternatively, compare the Kastov 762 to its competitors directly with our guide on the best Assault Rifle in Warzone 2, and our Warzone 2 weapon stats tables. And for the best possible overview of the current weapon meta, look no further than our Warzone 2 best guns tier list.

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