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Best Nikita AVT loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 3

The Nikita AVT is a brand-new Assault Rifle in Warzone Season 3. Here’s the best loadout, attachments, and Perks to help it dominate.

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Best Warzone Nikita AVT loadout

The Nikita AVT is a brand-new Assault Rifle in Warzone Season 3, rocking a blistering fire rate that is higher than any other Vanguard AR. Find out how you should be setting the new weapon up with our best Nikita AVT loadout in Warzone Season 3.

Warzone Season 3 is finally here, and Raven have once again decided to shake up the meta on Caldera. Along with serious buffs and nerfs to much of the existing roster, a handful of new weapons have also been thrown into the mix.

The Nikita AVT is the latest Assualt Rifle looking to challenge the big players in its class, with its SMG-like fire rate and impressive TTK. But does it have what it takes to become a truly meta weapon?

If you’re going to run the Nikita AVT in the new season, you’ll need to know the very best attachments and Perks to get the most out of it. This is our best Nikata AVT loadout for Warzone Season 3.

Best Warzone Nikita AVT loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Mercury Silencer
  • Barrel: Empress 613mm BFA
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: ZAC MS
  • Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
  • Magazine: 7.62x54MMR 45 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
  • Proficiency: Perfectionist
  • Kit: Fully Loaded

The Nikita AVT’s unbelievable fire rate is countered by its tricky recoil, so our loadout is geared around keeping the AR under control and adapting it for long-range encounters. We kick things off with the Mercury Silencer, which helps curb some of the recoil and, crucially, keeps your shots nice and quiet.

Next up is the Empire 613mm BFA Barrel, which is the perfect option as it boosts both control and range at the same time, helping some of the weapon’s natural shortcomings. We then added the ZAC MS Stock, aiding horizontal accuracy as well as lowering the ADS speed.

For even more accuracy, the classic M1941 Hand Stop is a must, and the extra capacity of the 7.62x54MMR 45 Round Mags means that the Nikita AVT’s fire rate won’t leave you having to reload after each kill. In terms of Optics, we chose a standard Slate Reflector, but feel free to swap this for whichever sight suits your playstyle.

Polymer Grip is another essential pick, as it offers another drastic boost to recoil control and helps keep things steady in long-range fights. For the Ammo Type, Lengenthed remains the best choice in Season 3 thanks to its overall damage increase.

Finally, we chose the Perfectionist Proficiency for one last increase in recoil control, along with Fully Loaded to ensure you have maximum ammo at your disposal from the get-go. With these attachments, paired with the Nikita AVT’s ridiculous speed and TTK, you’re left with the perfect Assault Rifle for almost any scenario.

Best Warzone Perks & Equipment to use with Nikita AVT

  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill then Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stim

You can take the Nikita AVT into both short and long-range fights, but the risk of a rogue explosive being thrown your way is unavoidable. With this in mind, we recommend using E.O.D to soak up some of the damage.

The new AR also makes for an ideal Sniper support, so you’ll want to equip Overkill so you can bring your favorite rifle along. We recommend the HDR or AX-50. Then, collect Ghost to remain hidden from enemy UAVs.

Once you have two primaries at your disposal, running Amped will allow you to switch between the two quickly so you’re never left with the wrong gun in your hands.

Lastly, the Semtex is an easy-to-use Lethal that can dispatch multiple enemies at once, while Stims provide a quick health boost to help you escape tricky situations.

How to unlock the Nikita AVT in Warzone

To unlock the Nikita AVT Assault Rifle, all players have to do is reach Tier 31 in the Season 3 Battle Pass.

Don’t worry, this is one of the many free Tiers on the Battle Pass, so you don’t have to worry about spending money to get your hands on the latest weapon. Simply grind enough XP and it’s all yours.

Best alternatives to Nikita AVT in Warzone

There’s no shortage of great Assualt Rifles to choose from in Warzone if the Nikita AVT isn’t working for you. The Automaton is a user-friendly option that doesn’t have as impressive a TTK but is very easy to control.

If not, one of the meta ARs like the Cooper Carbine or XM4 is probably the safest bet, as these have been proven to work beautifully on Caldera.


For more on Warzone Season 3, check out everything we know about the Operation Monarch event featuring Godzilla and King Kong.

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Warzone players call for major LMG buffs as Assault Rifles dominate meta

Warzone players are sick of Assault Rifles dominating the meta so are calling for LMGs to receive major buffs.

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Although supposed to be long-range powerhouses, with a few exceptions, LMGs have never broken into Warzone’s meta for long. Claiming that LMGs have no identity, players are calling for major buffs.

Although weapons come and go from Warzone’s meta, how the guns behave has almost always stayed the same. Players always stick with a long-range weapon with low recoil and a large mag size, and a lightweight SMG with a fast TTK.

The long-range weapon has almost always been an Assault Rifle or an LMG that’s been built to act like an Assault Rifle, and players are growing tired of it. With a couple more Warzone Pacific seasons left and Warzone 2 on the horizon, players are calling for major LMG buffs so they’ll have their own identity.

Although a couple of LMGs such as the Bruen Mk9, MG82, and Bren have made their way into Warzone’s meta, the class as a whole has never come close to the popularity or efficiency of Assault Rifles.

Reddit user IonlyPlayAOE3 explained why LMGS have a “sh*t identity” in Warzone, laying much of the blame on Vanguard weapons’ ten attachments. They explained that an Assault Rifle can do everything that an LMG can, especially by holding at least 60 rounds.

They hope that LMGs will have much more of an identity in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2, where Assault Rifles should “struggle against LMGs in long-range to ultra long range engagements.”

Many players agreed, wanting an Assault Rifle to become a middle ground between LMGs and SMGs. “They should lose to LMGs at range, and lose to SMGs up close, but be a decent middle ground,” explained Shielo34.

However, some worried that buffing LMGs would just make them replace Assault Rifles in the meta. Instead of giving LMGs straight buffs, some suggested lowering Assault Rifles’ magazine size.

Warzone players were starting to catch on to Season 4’s UGM-8 LMG and its burst-fire barrel, but the devs were quick to nip that in the bud with the June 30 update. With the NZ-41 now nerfed as well, we’ll need to wait and see how the post-nerf UGM fits into the Season 4 meta.

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Warzone’s best attachments received major nerfs in June 30 update

Warzone’s most popular weapon attachments received notable nerfs in the Season 4 June 30 update patch, and could shake up the meta.

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Warzone Pacific Season 4 received a plethora of balancing adjustments in the June 30 patch, with some of the best attachments in the game getting significant nerfs.

The June 30 Warzone Pacific patch brought a ton of weapon balancing changes in Season 4, including a nerf to the popular NZ-41, which the developers felt had become too overpowered over the last season.

Other weapons like the H4 BlixenMarco 5, and UGM-8 were also changed in the update. Warzone players will be encouraged to alter their usual loadouts as the best attachments have also been nerfed.

Warzone Pacific Season 4’s June 30 update patch included nerfs to the Lengthened ammo type, MX Silencer muzzle, and M1941 Handstop underbarrel. These attachments are popular choices on Assault Rifle loadouts.

The MX Silencer and Lengthened ammo type boost your weapon’s accuracy and bullet velocity respectively. The June 30 update gave both of these attachments received a 3% reduction in muzzle velocity.

Meanwhile, the M1941 Handstop underbarrel’s recoil control has been changed to 3.5% down from 4%. While this seems like a minor change, it can actually greatly affect your loadout’s effectiveness in combat.

Since the MX Silencer, M1941 Handstop, and Lengthened are all popular choices for multiple weapons, it’s extremely likely that these attachment nerfs are going to greatly impact Warzone players’ loadout builds.

While the update brought various nerfs to different weapons and attachments, it also featured buffs to Vanguard’s Warzone weapons, as the 3-LineKar98k, and Type 99 all received an increase in bullet velocity.


For more Warzone content, check out how to unlock the “new Roze” Night Terror Florence skin as well as this genius trick to instantly get Loadout Drops.

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Warzone expert reveals genius trick to instantly get Loadout Drop

Getting a Loadout Drop early is key to surviving Warzone’s early game but there’s a way to get your loadout in a matter of seconds.

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Getting your loadout as soon as possible is vital to winning in Call of Duty: Warzone and pro player IceManIsaac has revealed a genius trick to getting your loadout in seconds.

Loadouts are what sets Warzone apart from all of the other battle royale games. Getting your own custom weapon gives a massive advantage over those with ground loot, so getting a Loadout Drop as soon as possible is key to winning.

It can be tough to get your Loadout Drop in the chaos of the early game, but a clever strategy from streamer IceManIsaac can get your team a Loadout Drop and free UAV in seconds.

To instantly get a Loadout Drop in Warzone, all players need to do is land on a Top Secret Contract in Fortune’s Keep. This will starts a random Contract such as Supply Run, Scavenger, or a Bounty, and you’ll get a whopping $8,000 as well as a UAV.

IceManIsaac explained that the Supply Run won’t task you with traveling across the map like in Caldera, it’ll actually be pretty near, so you’ll be able to land on it in a matter of seconds. A loadout only costs $7500 dollars so you can buy the loadout straight away and have a free UAV to see any approaching enemies.

While doable in Solos, this strategy works best in squads. If one player picks up the Contract and the rest float in the air to complete the task, the process will be even quicker. Even if it’s a Bounty, all of the players can land on top of the target and it won’t matter if they die in the process because of the Resurgence mechanic.

Fortune’s Keep is pure chaos in the early game, so securing yourself a loadout before anyone else will be sure to set you up for success.


For more Warzone, be sure to check out how players have abandoned Rebirth Island in favor of Fortune’s Keep.

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