Best Warzone 2 RPK loadout for Season 1 Reloaded

LMGs bring more utility and long-range potential to Warzone than ARs, so here's the best Warzone 2 RPK loadout so you get off to a winning start.

Best Warzone 2 RPK loadout: side view of the LMG with no attachments in the Gunsmith menu

The best Warzone 2 RPK loadout will ensure that you’re dominating mid-range fights in Call of Duty’s battle royale mode with ease. This setup builds on the RPK’s inherent strengths – relatively good mobility and high damage – by making it more effective over long distances and improving the recoil and stability. It’s still slower to pull up your cheek than an SMG or AR, but you’ll be able to take fights over much greater distances.

Naturally, even the best Warzone 2 guns fall short in some areas, so make sure to grab the best Warzone 2 SMG if you want to round out the perfect Warzone 2 loadout. We’ve also added a couple of perk and equipment suggestions, plus a few alternative attachments in case you want to spec the RPK for mobility in the free PC game.

Here’s the best Warzone 2 RPK loadout:

  • Muzzle: Kastovia DX90
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Magazine: 40 Round Mag
  • Rear Grip: True-Tac Grip

The 40 Round Mag and True-Tac Grip are all about improving mobility and handling, making you much more agile. The Commando Foregrip helps keep your weapon stable and accurate despite so many weight-cutting attachments. Finally, the Kastovia DX90 smooths recoil and improves bullet velocity, making long-range shots easier to land.

You’ll note this build doesn’t do much to extend the damage range of the RPK, but realistically the biggest challenge will be landing all of your shots, so we believe that better recoil and bullet velocity make all the difference. We’ve also steered clear of optics for this build as they make the RPK slightly too bulky for the mid-range where it dominates.

You might want to consider pairing this with a shotgun like our best Warzone 2 Bryson 890 loadout or best Warzone 2 Expedite 12 loadout – the RPK can manage up close, but you won’t want to rely on it for clearing out rooms.

And that’s all you need to know if you want to equip our best Warzone 2 RPK loadout. We’ll revisit this gun often to ensure it’s thoroughly field-tested. For more like this, we’ve got our picks for the best Warzone 2 LMG, plus a build for the 556 Icarus in Warzone 2. Also, if you’re a free-to-play player, you’ll be able to get a lot of grinding done in the new DMZ mode, so check out our guide to go in fully prepared.