The Kar98k is considered the best Marksman Rifle in Warzone, and this loadout class will allow you to be competent when it comes to long-range sniping and close-range quick-scoping in Season 3.
Warzone has separated Sniper Rifles and Marksman Rifles into different categories. Sniper Rifles, such as the AX-50 and LW3 Tundra, are heavier and designed for range in Warzone. The Marksman Rifles are lighter and more versatile but don’t pack as much punch.
The Kar98k is perhaps the best long-range option in Warzone. With high bullet velocity, one-shot headshots, and excellent mobility, this Marksman Rifle is favored by many Warzone pros and content creators for sniping.
Here are the best attachments and perks to run with your Kar98k loadout class.
Best Warzone Kar98k loadout
- Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
- Barrel: Singuard Custom 27.6″ Barrel
- Optic: Sniper Scope (Crossthread Reticle)
- Stock: FTAC Sport Comb
- Perk: Focus
This Kar98k build maximizes its range and bullet velocity potential while maintaining speed. This weapon will be capable of dropping targets in a single headshot from any range, as well as being able to quick-scope reasonably well in a pinch.
As is the staple with all long-range builds, the Monolithic Suppressor and the Singuard Custom 27.6″, the longest barrel, are necessary. These attachments both increase its damage at range as well as vastly increase its bullet velocity. You’ll find yourself hardly having to compensate for lead or bullet drop, so aim for the head.
These attachments do slow the weapon down. To counter this, the FTAC Sport Comb stock speeds up ADS time and mobility. Starting a firefight with a quick headshot with this weapon will put your team at a massive advantage. The speed of this weapon will also net you an advantage in sniper fights as you can stay mobile while quickly firing accurate shots.
The 7x magnification of the Sniper Scope is enough for almost any range in Verdansk. The Sniper Scope comes with an arrow-shaped reticle as default, but after getting 200 kills using the Sniper Scope on any weapon, you will unlock the Crossthread reticle. This reticle has a more classic cross shape that doesn’t obstruct your view of the target, so it’s worth unlocking and using.
Finally, the Focus perk is essential for the best Kar98k loadout in Warzone, as it allows players not to flinch as much when getting shot, allowing for you to hit accurate shots even when an enemy is firing at you.
Best perks to use with Warzone Kar98k class
Perk 1 – Double Time
Double Time will increase your Tactical Sprint duration as well as increasing your speed while sprinting. While sniping, repositioning between shots is vital. Sprint around and keep your enemy guessing where you’ll appear from, and you’ll find sniper fights much easier.
E.O.D is one of Warzone’s most common perks, but when you’re picking off targets at long range, explosive damage isn’t something to worry about. You’ll get a much greater benefit from faster movement speed.
Perk 2 – Overkill then Ghost
The ground loot weapons in Warzone Season 3 are not horrible, but you’ll want to run your own Assault Rifle or SMG along with the Kar98k. Overkill will allow you to take two primary weapons from your first loadout. Then you can hide from the radar with Ghost from your next loadout.
Perk 3 – Amped
While sniping, you need the ability to change weapons quickly. Whether following up on a body shot with automatic fire or needing to deal with a player in close range, you don’t want to have to wait while swapping weapons. Amped allows you to change to your secondary almost instantly, further increasing your speed on the map.
How to Unlock Kar98k in Warzone
Players who have not yet added this rifle to their inventory can do so by reaching level 33 in either Call of Duty: Modern Warfare or Warzone. Once you have reached level 33, you will have the ability to equip this marksman rifle and begin to level it up for future battles.
If you’re looking to refresh your loadouts for Warzone Season 3, you can check out our guides on some of the weapons dominating the meta so far.
Fara 83 | PPSH-41 | Swiss K31 | Cold War AK-47 | Krig 6 | CR-56 AMAX | Kar98k
Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software
If you want to be the fastest sniper in Verdansk ’84 and Rebirth Island, you can’t go wrong with the best loadout class for Kar98k, as it will allow you to take down enemies with incredible speed and precision.
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JGOD explains stealth buff to Cold War optics in Warzone Season 3
Warzone stats master JGOD has given players a look at a Cold War stealth buff for optics that will no doubt help when it comes to making loadout choices.
Warzone stats wizard JGOD has given a community a look at a recent stealth buff for the Black Ops Cold War optics that look to have provided a noticeable reduction in recoil that players will no doubt want to take advantage of when playing.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War brought a plethora of content into Warzone when integrated into the Call of Duty battle royale. A large portion of this content was the various optics that players could use on their Black Ops Cold War weapons.
JGOD, who is known as the top content creator in the community when it comes to testing various things in Warzone, recently explained how a stealth buff had been applied to a couple of the optics available for players to use on their Cold War weapons in Warzone that will provide players who use them with a strong reduction in recoil.
The first test that JGOD explains in his video shows how the Axial 3x scope now provides a 20% reduction in vertical recoil compared to the iron sights for the Krig 6 firing when standing, which is the current meta Assault Rifle most players are using in Season 3.
Now, the SUSAT Multizoom Cold War optic recently emerged as the go-to weapon sight for many players. Still, JGOD explains that the Axial 3x actually provides a larger statistical reduction in recoil.
However, the nature of the Axial 3x zooming in more than the SUSAT Multizoom and having greater idle sway provides more of a visual increase in recoil, leading to more of a placebo effect regarding the SUSAT Multizoom having less recoil.
When it comes to mounting, JGOD explains that the overall reduction in recoil that having your weapon mounted in Warzone results in there not being as much as a noticeable difference in recoil reduction for the Axial 3x and SUSAT Multizoom when compared to firing a weapon with these sights when you are standing.
Moving on to the Stoner 63 LMG, JGOD shows how the same test resulted in the Axial giving the Stoner 63 a 10% reduction in vertical recoil and similarly less recoil reduction for the SUSAT Multizoom.
When it came to having the Stoner 63 mounted, JGOD found that the Axial 3x still provided a Cold War stealth buff of around a 10% reduction in recoil.
In contrast, the SUSAT Multizoom did not provide any recoil reduction for the Stoner when mounted.
Thanks to the work of JGOD, Warzone players now know that the Cold War stealth buff for the Axial 3x and SUSAT Multizoom make these two optics the best choices for players currently in Season 3.
For more on Warzone, check out how Rambo is likely coming to the Call of Duty battle royale or how to unlock the new CARV.2 Tactical Rifle, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for more news and guides.
Warzone devs confirm fix for frustrating lighting issues
Warzone Season 3 players have been reporting lighting issues following Verdansk ’84’s arrival, and the devs have promised a fix.
Warzone’s Season 3 update gave Verdansk an 80s-themed makeover, but this created some frustrating new lighting issues, which caught the attention of Raven Software, who’ve promised a fix.
With Warzone Season 3 well underway, players have the opportunity to explore the various new map changes in Verdansk ’84. Part of the new aesthetic is a vastly different color pallet, but this has caused some issues.
The new lighting systems don’t work well with the color pallet, and many players have reported a frustrating glare that’s been causing headaches. Now, the devs have assured fans that they’re working on it.
Activision sent out an accessibility survey in which they asked players about their biggest complaints about the game. Various players pointed out that the new lighting and color pallet was causing problems for them.
The glare is most notable when heading outside from an indoor location. Many players have reported having headaches as they adjusted to the change, and this hasn’t gone unnoticed by the developers.
“We’ve been monitoring this closely,” Raven Software confirmed. They’re aware of the problem, and have reassured fans that they “plan on addressing it in an upcoming update.”
The developers didn’t provide us with any specifics about how exactly they would change up the Warzone lighting. Still, we can expect them to tweak it so that players don’t develop headaches after short periods of time, which is certainly something no developer wants happening to players who are spending their time playing the games they are working on.
Aside from this, the survey also covered an improved in-game text chat and better audio options for Warzone in Season 3. There has also been some weapon nerfs in the latest update.
Raven Software and Activision have many more additions planned for Season 3 of the Call of Duty battle royale game, including the addition of 80s action hero Rambo and the new CARV.2 Tactical Rifle in the new Verdansk.
Image credits: Raven Software
How to unlock the CARV.2 in Warzone & Cold War Season 3
The CARV.2, or G11, will arrive in Warzone and Cold War Season 3 soon, so here’s how you’ll be able to get your hands on it.
Black Ops Cold War and Warzone’s new Tactical Rifle, the CARV.2, commonly referred to as the G11, will be arriving soon. Here’s how you can unlock it once it arrives, and some ways you can get your hands on it early.
As with all new seasons of Call of Duty, there are new weapons to unlock and level up. Cold War and Warzone Seasons 2 and 3 have been particularly generous, offering players six new weapons in both seasons.
For Season 3, we’ve already received the Swiss K31, PPSH, and Ballistic Knife, but there are three new weapons on the way. Most exciting is a redesign of the original Black Ops’ burst-fire G11, now called the CARV.2.
Here’s how you’ll be able to unlock the G11 in Warzone and Cold War, as well as some ways to play with it early.
How to unlock the CARV.2 in Warzone and Cold War
Activision have revealed that the CARV.2 Tactical Rifle will release in Warzone and Cold War Season 3 on Thursday, May 6.
Season 2’s weapons, such as the ZRG 20mm Sniper Rifle and the R1 Shadowhunter had challenges to unlock it. Devs have confirmed that this burst-fire weapon will also unlock through an in-game challenge, with the challenge asking players to rapidly kill 2 or more players in 10 different completed matches using Tactical Rifles.
Along with the challenge, a Blueprint for the CARV.2 will also release in the store. Devs confirmed that it’s coming in the Plastik Porotype Bundle, with the Blueprint called Konsole, which will also release on May 6.
The CARV.2 has been described as a weapon that stands out in the Tactical Rifle class for its “high bullet velocity output, offering powerful damage, solid recoil control, and a large ammo pool from the start.”
With this weapon, it’s possible Warzone will have another burst-fire meta on its hands.
How to use the CARV.2 early in Warzone and Cold War
Players have reported that you can get your hands on the CARV.2 early by playing Cold War Zombies and Warzone Orientation.
Through the Trials missions in Zombies and Outbreak, you’ll receive certain rewards. Players have shown footage of them receiving the CARV.2 through the Trials, but it’s possible this has been patched by Treyarch since.
In Warzone, players have reported that you can try out the CARV.2 in the Warzone Orientation mode. You’ll only receive the base version, but it will give you a taste of how the weapon feels.
Here’s how to try out the CARV.2 in Warzone:
- Launch Warzone
- Select ‘Private Match & Practice’
- Queue into ‘Warzone Orientation’
- After you spawn in, drop your 1911
- You’ll have either the CARV.2 or the FARA 83 equipped
- If you get the FARA, back out and try again until you receive the CARV.2
It appears it’s much more likely to receive the FARA 83 in Orientation, but it’s worth trying a few times to see if you can get a shot of the G11 but again, it’s possible this has been silently patched.
Image Credit: Activision
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