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Best AS VAL loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 5

Here are the best attachments and perks to make the best Warzone AS VAL loadout for Season 5 and maximize its dominating potential.

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Best Warzone AS VAL loadout

The AS VAL has one of the fastest time-to-kills in Call of Duty, so it’s well worth running as your secondary weapon. Here are the best attachments and perks to make the best Warzone AS VAL loadout for Season 5.

There are plenty of viable weapons in Warzone, especially with Raven Software’s commitment to keeping the time to kill (TTK) consistent across the board. The AS VAL is a surprising pick but can be extremely effective in the right situations.

This weapon is built to dominate at close-medium range. Its small magazine means you won’t be taking out multiple enemies at long range, but its fast fire rate makes it one of the strongest at close-medium. Here is the best AS VAL loadout for Warzone Season 5.

Best Warzone AS VAL Loadout

Best Warzone AS VAL loadout

Best Warzone AS VAL loadout attachments

  • Barrel: VLK 200mm Osa
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Stock: FFS Intl. Gen 4 GRU
  • Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 30 Round Mags

The VLK 200mm Osa barrel comes with an internal Monolithic Suppressor, vastly increasing its range and bullet velocity. Then, to keep it under control and increase your hip-fire accuracy, the Merc Foregrip is a solid choice.

Then, the Tac Laser and FFS Intl. Gen 4 GRU stock will increase your ADS speed, allowing you to quickly snap onto enemies, taking advantage of the VAL’s impressive TTK.

With this weapon’s incredibly fast fire rate, the 30 Round Mags are necessary. You’ll find yourself only being able to down one opponent before reloading, so this weapon is especially effective in BR Solos.

Best perks to use with Warzone AS VAL class

best perks for Warzone AS VAL class
  • Perk 1: Cold-Blooded
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped

To get the most out of Warzone’s AS VAL, you need to have the best Perks to match. These Perks set you up for the match ahead, helping you survive in almost any Warzone situation.

Season 5’s Combat Scout is extremely powerful, but Cold-Blooded now counters it. You won’t be pinged or visible through walls when getting shot, which takes away Combat Scout users’ greatest advantage.

After that, Overkill will allow you to carry two primary weapons and Amped will let you switch between the two rapidly. As the AS VAL has a low magazine size, you need another weapon alongside it such as a Sniper Rifle.

Most recent AS VAL buffs and nerfs in Warzone

Warzone AS VAL in-game

The AS VAL received a significant to its damage range in the August 16 update patch notes. While still incredibly effective at close-range, it now struggles more against far-off targets.

  • AS VAL (MW)
    • Maximum Damage decreased from 30 to 27

The AS VAL (MW), following our balance overhaul, retained one of the fastest, easily achieved TTKs in the game. While its magazine capacity does hold it back, its TTK potential has remained well outside of the range we have been targeting.

How to unlock the AS VAL

best warzone AS VAL loadout

The AS VAL was included in Modern Warfare Season 6’s Battle Pass, so you’ll now need to complete a challenge to unlock it in Warzone Season 5 to make the best Warzone AS VAL loadout.

This requires you to get 2 headshots using Assault Rifles in 5 different matches. This should be simple to do in both Modern Warfare’s multiplayer and Warzone; take an Assault Rifle into matches and aim for the head.

Best alternatives

As the AS VAL is best suited for close-range in Warzone Solos, there are plenty of other weapons you could take instead. Modern Warfare’s MP5 underwent a secret buff that makes it incredibly powerful, and the Bullfrog remains a popular choice.

If you’re looking for more great weapons, then you can check out some of this season’s best Warzone loadouts below:


C58 | Groza | M4A1 | Milano | AK-47 

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Call of Duty: Vanguard

How to unlock Sawtooth Melee Weapon in Warzone & Vanguard Season 1

Vanguard and Warzone Season 1 features the Sawtooth Melee Weapon and here’s how you can get your hands on it.

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Vanguard Sawtooth Melee Weapon

Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 will bring a new Melee Weapon known as the Sawtooth, and here’s everything you need to know about unlocking it in both games.

Vanguard Season 1 is almost here, and it features a plethora of new content, like a new Warzone map, the Season 1 Battle Pass, and some cool new weapons for players to try out.

One of these new additions is the Sawtooth Melee Weapon which you will be able to get your hands on in the Vanguard and Warzone integration. In case you’re wondering how to unlock it, this guide has you covered.

Here’s how to get the Sawtooth in Vanguard and Warzone Season 1.

How to unlock the Sawtooth Melee Weapon in Warzone & Vanguard

Sawtooth Melee Weapon in Warzone & Vanguard

You can unlock the Sawtooth Melee Weapon in Vanguard and Warzone by reaching Tier 37 in the Season 1 Battle Pass. This is fairly simple and there are two ways for you to get this done.

The first method is the most straightforward and it involves you playing through multiple matches as you gradually progress through the Battle Pass. You can check out our guide on how to level up fast in Vanguard.

Alternatively, you can pay for a Tier-Skip bundle on day one to immediately progress through the first 20 Tiers of the Battle Pass. This will speed up the process and you’ll be able to get the Sawtooth much quicker.

Vanguard Warzone Season 1 Battle Pass

The Sawtooth is the first Melee Weapon in the Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass. Sewn with shark’s teeth along the club’s perimeter, the Sawtooth is capable of slicing up foes with great efficiency.

Season 1 will also bring other fun additions like new maps, perks, and Zombies content. You can check out all of these changes in the full Call of Duty: Vanguard Season 1 patch notes.


For more Vanguard, check out our guide on how to unlock the Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 Gorenko Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle.

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How to unlock Cooper Carbine in Warzone & Vanguard Season 1

Vanguard & Warzone Season 1’s Cooper Carbine AR excels in close-quarters combat. Here’s how you can unlock it.

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Player running with Cooper Carbine in Vanguard

Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 has introduced the new Cooper Carbine, an Assault Rifle that excels in close-range combat. Here’s how you can unlock this weapon.

Vanguard & Warzone Season 1 brings a ton of new content for both games, with new weapons, multiplayer maps, operators, and the highly-anticipated Pacific Caldera battle royale map.

Season 1 will introduce five new weapons in total, with two guns and two melee weapons dropping straight away. Alongside the Gorenko Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle, players will also get their hands on the Cooper Carbine Assault Rifle.

While ARs usually work best at long range, the Cooper Carbine excels in close-quarters combat. Here’s how you can unlock the gun in Vanguard & Warzone Season 1.

Player using the Cooper Carbine in Vanguard

How to unlock Cooper Carbine Assault Rifle

Getting your hands on this assault rifle is extremely easy, as all you need to do is reach Tier 15 of the Vanguard & Warzone Season 1 Battle Pass to unlock the Cooper Carbine.

That means you don’t need to complete any specific challenges, and can just play matches in either game to earn XP and level up your Battle Pass.

If you don’t want to wait, you can purchase the Premium Battle Pass and receive 20 Tiers immediately, but you can still choose not to and grab the Cooper Carbine for free.

Vanguard player aiming down sights of Cooper Carbine

As soon as you hit Tier 15 of the Battle Pass, the Cooper Carbine will immediately be added to your inventory. You’ll then be able to create loadouts with it in both Vanguard and Warzone.

The Cooper Carbine is a very interesting weapon. Despite being classed as an Assault Rifle, it functions best at short range, meaning it feels more like an SMG than anything else.


For more Call of Duty, check out everything coming in the game’s major patch with the Vanguard Season 1 patch notes.

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How to unlock Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 Gorenko Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle

Vanguard & Warzone Season 1 introduces the Gorenka Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle. Here’s how you can get one of the most powerful weapons ever.

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Vanguard player carrying the Gorenka Sniper Rifle

Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 introduces the brand-new Gorenko Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle. Here’s how you can unlock this powerful weapon in both games.

The beginning of Vanguard Season 1 brings a host of new content for both it and Warzone, new operators, multiplayer maps, weapons, and the Pacific Caldera map for the series’ popular battle royale.

Season 1 will introduce five new weapons into the mix for Call of Duty fans, with everything from melee weapons to assault rifles. The most interesting addition is the Gorenko Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle, which is set to be the most powerful sniper in the game.

You won’t want to miss out on your chance to get your hands on this weapon, so we’ve got everything you need to unlock the Gorenko Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle in Vanguard & Warzone Season 1.

Vanguard player using the Gorenka Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle

How to unlock Gorenko Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle

The good news is that getting your hands on this powerful weapon is very straightforward, and won’t require you to complete any frustrating challenges.

To unlock the Gorenko Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle, all you need to do is reach Tier 31 in the Vanguard & Warzone Season 1 Battle Pass.

That means you can earn the right to wield the weapon just by playing games. If grinding for the weapon doesn’t sound like your thing, you can choose to purchase premium skips to avoid playing matches and unlock the Gorenko straight away.

Vanguard player running with Gorenko Sniper Rifle

As soon as you hit Tier 31, the sniper rifle will be immediately added to your arsenal, and you’ll be able to add it to any loadout in Warzone or Vanguard.

While the Gorenko does have a slow fire rate and strong recoil, its damage is the highest in its category, which means it could become a replacement for the always-popular Kar98k with the right attachments.

Before jumping into the major update, check out everything that’s coming in Vanguard’s Season 1 patch notes, or take a look at the best Warzone sniper rifles to see where this weapon will fit.

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