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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

  • 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

  • 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

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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