The best Warzone Pacific Kar98k loadout

The Kar98k is undoubtedly one of the best sniper rifles in Warzone Pacific - try out these two loadouts to get the most out of this quickscoping monster

The Kar98k is the most popular sniper rifle among high skill Warzone players and its easy to see why. When you compare the Kar98k to the rest of the Warzone Pacific sniper rifles, this bolt-action rifle is highly mobile yet it boasts the same terrifying one-shot kill potential to fully armoured players.

Of course this comes with a heap of caveats that ensure this marksman rifle isn’t downright overpowered. For starters, the Kar98k has some significant damage drop-off over long distances that make limb and lower and upper torso shots very weak. It also has a lot more bullet drop and travel time in its base form, so you’ll struggle to land long shots with the Kar98k.

We have two different builds for the Kar98k depending on the Warzone Pacific mode you’re playing. The Vanguard integration into Warzone has only just begun, but it looks like the original Kar98k from Modern Warfare remains the best version of the weapon so far. Our builds keep the fast aim down sight speed of the base rifle, but extends the range and improves the bullet velocity.


The best Kar98k Call of Duty Warzone Pacific loadout is:

  • Mk.2 Stabilizer
  • Krausnick 560mm LWS03K
  • Fabric Rear Grip
  • MK 18 Sunfilter
  • VDD Thumbhole
  • Lengthened
  • Quickscope
  • On-Hand

Our first attachment for the Vanguard Kar98k is the Mk.2 Stabilizer muzzle which adds some weight to the sniper rifle for improved accuracy. Fortunately, the extra weight only affects the weapon’s sprint to fire speed and hip fire accuracy. The Kar98k benefits from this attachment with better accuracy stats and an extended damage range to fight enemies from further away.

To turn this sniper rifle into a quickscoping monster, pick the Krausnick 560mm LWS03K. This barrel does negatively impact the weapon’s bullet velocity, but you gain the all important aim down sight speed buff. Select the Fabric Rear Grip to go a step further in the same direction, though this attachment provides a slight hit to the Kar98k’s accuracy stats.

We’re primarily targeting enemies at close to medium range, so the MK 18 Sunfilter scope works perfectly for this build. The VDD Thumbhole stock hurts the sniper rifle’s mobility in terms of movement and sprint to fire speed, but it makes up for this in four areas: aiming stability, recoil recovery, initial firing recoil, and flinch resistance.

The Lengthened ammo type increases the weapon’s bullet velocity without introducing any negative effects to the Kar98k. Finally, the Quickscope perk briefly improves your accuracy after aiming down sights, and the On-Hand perk shortens the animations after using equipment.

Best Kar98k Call of Duty Warzone loadout

The best Kar98k Call of Duty Warzone loadout is:

  • Monolithic Suppressor
  • Singuard Custom 27.6″
  • Tac Laser
  • Sniper Scope
  • FTAC Sport Comb

The Monolithic Suppressor increases the sniper rifle’s damage range, fixing one of the few weaknesses of this weapon. This attachment also comes with sound suppression which is vital in the later stages of the game to avoid being picked up on the radar.

To increase the weapon’s damage range, bullet velocity, and recoil control, we’ve gone with the Singuard Custom 27.6″. This attachment does negatively impact our movement speed, but the buffs are simply far too good to ignore. The Tac Laser improves our aim down sight speed, aiming stability, and aim walking steadiness without having any real cons.

The Sniper Scope allows you to pick enemies off from great distances, perfect with the increased aim down sight speed from the other attachments. Finally, the FTAC Sport Comb takes the weapon’s aim down sight speed to another level, creating the fastest Kar98k build possible.

Round this build out with a high damage SMG to pull out in super close-quarters fights, like our best Warzone MP7 loadout. This means you’ll need to take Overkill as your second perk, Amped for your third so you can swap weapons faster, and EOD as your first, because we all hate dying to an RPG.

You can choose whatever equipment you want, but the Kar98k should be played aggressively, so we suggest C4 and Stun Grenades. Don’t forget to check out our best Warzone loadout drop guide to see which weapons youj should pair with this deadly sniper rifle.

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