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Best Vanguard Kar98k loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 2 Reloaded

Warzone Pacific has brought a familiar dominant weapon to the game, but this time it’s Vanguard’s rendition. Here’s our best Kar98k loadout.

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Best Kar98k Warzone Pacific

Modern Warfare’s Kar98k has long been the meta option in Warzone, but Vanguard’s Kar98k is nothing to be sniffed at. We’re breaking down the best Vanguard Kar98k loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 2, including the meta attachments and Perks.

Warzone’s meta has changed significantly since Vanguard integrated in December 2021, but Sniper Rifles have remained an extremely powerful choice in both Caldera and Rebirth Island Reinforced.

Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Sniper Rifles offer high mobility, so they’re great choices across both of Warzone’s maps. The Kar98k has long been a fan favorite, so here’s the best Vanguard Kar98k loadout you can use in Warzone Pacific Season 2 Reloaded.

Best Vanguard Kar98k Warzone loadout attachments

Best Vanguard Kar98k Warzone loadout attachments
  • Muzzle: SD Silencer
  • Barrel: VDD 660mm 05HE
  • Optic:
  • Stock: Krausnick Padded
  • Underbarrel: SMLE Pistol Grip
  • Magazine: 8mm Klauser 5 Round Fast Mags
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Perk: Fleet
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

We’re kicking off this Vanguard Kar98k loadout with the SD Silencer and the VDD 660mm 05HE Barrel. Combined, these attachments vastly increase the Kar’s bullet velocity, range, and flinch resistance, while also keeping your shots off the mini map. Then, the Krausnick Padded Stock will keep the gun under control and further help with flinch resistance.

These do slow the Kar98k down, so we’ve equipped the SMLE Pistol Grip and Fabric Grip to increase its ADS speed and lower its sprint-to-fire time. You’ll also want to reload the Kar as fast as possible, so the 8mm Klauser 5 Round Fast Mags with Lengthened Ammo are the perfect choice.

We’re keeping the default Optic on the Kar, and rounding it off with the Fleet Perk so you can rapidly switch between weapons, and Fully Loaded so you have full ammo as soon as you pick it up.

Best Perks and Equipment to use with the Kar98k

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  • Perk 1: E.O.D.
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade

First, we recommend using E.O.D. with Vanguard’s Kar98k in Warzone as it will protect you from any explosives coming your way. Next, we recommend Overkill so you can pair the Vanguard Kar98k with something for close to medium range, and we recommend the Cooper Carbine.

Overkill gives you the option for a more close-ranged gun, and we recommend the Cooper Carbine, as it’s a solid close to medium range option in Warzone Pacific.

For the final Perk, we chose Amped. This Perk allows you to switch weapons faster, which is great for any sniper loadout as it means you will be able to pull your secondary weapon out quickly so that you aren’t out-gunned from close range.

Finally, for Equipment, Semtex is great for finishing off weak enemies or forcing them out of cover and the Stun will buy you more time when you’re in a tight spot.

How to unlock Vanguard Kar98k in Warzone Pacific

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In order to unlock Vanguard’s Kar98k in Warzone, players must reach Level 43 in either Vanguard or Warzone.

This will unlock the weapon for use in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific and if you’re looking to reach this level fast, check out our piece on how to level up quickly.

Best alternatives to the Kar98k in Warzone Pacific

If you’re looking for an alternative to Vanguard’s Kar98k in Warzone, Modern Warfare’s Kar98k and the Swiss K31 are two of the best Sniper Rifles in the game. The 3 Line Rifle has also been called ‘hitscan’ because of its incredibly high bullet velocity.


For more Warzone, be sure to check out why players are furious with one of the changes made in the April 19 update.

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Warzone players slam “awful” Terminator camo challenges

Warzone Pacific players are extremely frustrated with the challenges to unlock Terminator camos in Season 4 Reloaded.

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Raven Software added new Terminator cosmetics at the start of Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded, and players have expressed their frustration with the crossover’s challenges.

Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded features a plethora of fun content for players to enjoy, including the Terminator crossover which brought new Operator skins and challenges to the game.

Successfully completing these in-game challenges will grant you access to numerous Terminator-themed rewards, but they are being heavily criticized by the Warzone community.

Reddit user ‘AceOfSpades90000000’ slammed these challenges in the Warzone Pacific subreddit, describing them as “awful” because of the abundance of lag and enemies using aimbots.

The Redditor claimed that these problems make it “practically impossible” to win 4 games and then expressed their admiration for those players that were able to successfully complete the Terminator challenges.

Many of the commenters agreed that the challenges are too difficult and frustrating to complete. However, not everyone agreed about aimbots being an issue, as users offered their own criticisms of the challenges.

A few players felt that the rewards being offered aren’t worth the effort required to unlock them. One user wrote: “The rewards are terrible. Am I seeing things or is the same calling card there 4 times with slightly different colors?”

The rewards also include new weapon camos that are inspired by the looks of different Terminators such as the T-800 and liquid metal T-1000 from the movies, but unlocking them is proving to be challenging.

One of the commenters claimed to have played all day without much success: “All I need is 2 wins for liquid metal but it’s impossible because everywhere I go, I get rolled and I’m not even bad at the game.”

Despite these criticisms, a few users in the thread defended the Terminator crossover and provided their fellow players with advice on how to get these challenges done quickly.

One player suggested trying the first challenges since they’re easy to complete in just a few games. You’ll have a better chance of winning 4 games if you hop into the challenges with a squad that’s comprised of your friends.

While some players have expressed their disappointment with Warzone’s Terminator crossover for being a huge missed opportunity, there are those that are able to have a good time and get these challenges done.


For more Warzone content, check out our piece on players roasting the “terrible” new Bitrate Banger anime bundle as well as this “broken” Sniper Rifle loadout with insane one-shot power.

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Warzone expert claims forgotten Vanguard sniper is “broken” with insane one-shot power

One broken Sniper Rifle is now able to one-shot players to the chest after its nerfs were reverted in Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded.

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Warzone expert Isaac ‘IceManIsaac’ Hamilton has revealed which Sniper Rifle is now capable of one-shotting enemies to the chest after the developers reverted its nerfs.

When you hop into a game of Warzone Pacific, you’ll face tough competition from opposing players and will need to select the best weapon loadouts for different combat situations in order to come out on top.

If you prefer to pick off your enemies from a distance then Sniper Rifles are the best choice, and Call of Duty expert IceManIsaac has showcased an extremely broken one that can instantly take out enemies in Season 4 Reloaded.

The Type 99 Sniper Rifle previously received a massive nerf in Warzone Pacific Season 3 and this was meant to prevent players from securing one-shot kills outside of the weapon’s max damage range.

However, this nerf was reverted in the July 28 update which increased the maximum damage range to 50 meters, up from 37 Meters. As a result, the weapon is able to eliminate enemies extremely quickly.

IceManIsaac described the weapon as “jarring and super satisfying to use.” You can use it to take out your opponents instantly with a single shot to the chest. The Warzone expert then revealed his loadout for the powerful Sniper Rifle.

IceManIsaac’s Type 99 Loadout

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: Shiraishi 712mm Sniper
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x / ZF4 3.5x Rifle Scope
  • Stock: Removed Stock
  • Underbarrel: SMLE Pistol Grip
  • Magazine: 8mm Klauser 5 Round Mags
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Taped Grip
  • Perk 1: Vital
  • Perk 2: On-Hand

IceManIsaac uses many of the same attachments as the best Type 99 Warzone loadout, but he went with the Taped Grip for the faster weapon swap speed that it provides. Even if you hit a shoulder shot, you can switch to an SMG quickly to finish off your opponent.

The SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x optic is an ideal choice for Caldera but its biggest drawback is the glint that enemies can spot, giving away your position and putting you at a disadvantage. If you want to avoid the glint, you can try out the ZF4 3.5x Rifle Scope instead

The Vital perk is a key part of this loadout as it increases the size of the critical-hit area on enemies. Finally, the Removed Stock and the SMLE Pistol Grip let you aim down sights faster.


For more Warzone content, check out the devs explaining why they use weapon codenames in patch notes and how NICKMERCS broke his Warzone kill record with this deadly loadout.

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Call of Duty devs explain why they use weapon codenames in patch notes

In the Warzone patch notes the devs use codenames for weapons instead of their in-game name, and they have finally revealed why.

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Call of Duty developers have officially revealed the reason why they use codenames for weapons in the patch notes.

Warzone is in its fourth season, and the devs have been giving weapon codenames since the very beginning. This has always baffled players as they are unaware as to why the developers don’t just use their in-game names.

Luckily, two devs have revealed why they use codenames for weapons, and the answer may not be much of a surprise.

In response to a player’s tweets regarding the use of “Asault Rifle Charlie” and “Assault Rifle Hotel” in the patch notes, two developers provided insight into the question.

According to the Sledgehammer Games Communication Manager and Treyarch’s Associate Director, the reason Activision uses codenames for weapons in Warzone is for “legal reasons.”

The devs actually can’t use the official names, and it seems they actually feel the same as players when it comes to the codenames, with Sam Leichtamer saying that it’s “very confusing for (the devs) too.”

In another tweet, developer Matt Scronce agrees, saying that he doesn’t like it any more than players do, but for “legal/licensing reasons,” it is necessary.

Well there you have it, that’s why your favorite weapons in Warzone have codenames in the patch notes. For more, check out what loadout NICKMERCS beat his Warzone kill record with.

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