After Warzone Pacific Season 2 Reloaded introduced a major health increase for Battle Royale modes, the SVT-40 is emerging as a top option. You’ll need to equip the correct attachments and Perks to make the best SVT-40 Warzone loadout.
Vanguard’s SVT-40 Marksman Rifle is proving to be a late bloomer when it comes to Warzone viability. The weapon had failed to make an impact on the meta since the launch of Warzone Pacific but following the Season 2 Reloaded health increase, the SVT-40 is considered a powerful choice.
The SVT-40 is far from an easy weapon to use but with the right attachments controlling the weapon’s recoil becomes manageable. If you’re someone with a precise trigger finger, you won’t want to ignore the best SVT-40 loadout any longer.
- Best SVT-40 attachments for Warzone Pacific
- Best SVT-40 Perks and equipment
- How to unlock the SVT-40 in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific
- Warzone Pacific alternatives to SVT-40
Best SVT-40 attachments for Warzone Pacific
- Muzzle: MX Silencer
- Barrel: ZAC 730mm Precision
- Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
- Stock: Empress Crown
- Underbarrel: m1941 Hand Stop
- Magazine: 7.62x54mmR 20 Round Mags
- Ammo Type: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
- Perk 1: Perfectionist
- Perk 2: Fully Loaded
Using the SVT-40 for long-range gunfights on Caldera will prove difficult without attachments that improve aiming stability and recoil control. Therefore, we’ll start with the MX Silencer, ZAC 730mm Precision, and the Empress Crown Stock. These attachments will hurt your ADS speed but they’re necessary to properly control the weapon.
The recoil recovery that Stippled Grip provides is invaluable when it comes to controlling the weapon and the m1941 Hand Stop is a standard Warzone attachment that improves accuracy.
When it comes to the Optic, we’ve gone with the SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x over the G16 2.5x but both are viable options for medium and long-range gunfights. The 7.62x54mmR 20 Round Mags may not seem like a lot for Warzone, but 20 rounds for a semi-automatic weapon is plenty.
The Perfectionist Perk is the final attachment that will improve recoil control. The weapon should be easier to aim with these important attachments.
Best SVT-40 Perks and equipment
- Perk 1: E.O.D
- Perk 2: Overkill / Restock
- Perk 3: Battle Hardened
- Lethal: Semtex
- Tactical: Stun Grenades
Given the drastic changes to Warzone’s Perks, we’re going with the buffed Restock Perk to kick things off. You’ll want to equip the Semtex and Stun equipment to take advantage of the decreased recharge time.
However, before you get to the Restock Perk you’ll want to use Overkill to pair the SVT with a close-range weapon. The majority of the SVT’s attachments decrease its movement and ADS speed which means you’ll need an SMG like the Owen Gun or Welgun by your side.
Battle Hardened and E.O.D will be crucial to counter the Restock buff as most players will be spamming equipment, and these Perks will limit the effectiveness of said equipment.
How to unlock the SVT-40 in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific
Players must reach Level 27 in Vanguard or Warzone to unlock this underrated Marksman Rifle. Seeing as it isn’t the most popular Warzone weapon around, most players might be missing some key attachments.
You can keep an eye out for the next Double XP event or use a Double Weapon XP Token to unlock attachments as fast as possible.
Warzone Pacific alternatives to SVT-40
The SVT-40 is an incredibly unique weapon therefore finding alternatives may prove difficult. However, if you’re interested in a semi-automatic weapon, Modern Warfare’s FAL has always been a strong option.
For more Warzone, check out how a forgotten Warzone shotgun is meta again after Season 2 Reloaded patch or how Warzone devs finally responded to the “broken” Season 2 Battle Pass.
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Warzone 2 reportedly set to introduce bag system & new armor vest mechanic
Renowned leaker Tom Henderson claims that Warzone 2 could introduce a bag system for looting as well as a new armor vest mechanic.
Industry insider Tom Henderson claims that Warzone 2 could introduce players to a bag system for looting purposes much like Escape from Tarkov. The same report also suggests that the sequel will come with a new way to store armor.
On May 20, Tom Henderson published a Warzone 2 report which revealed various details that could be coming to the battle royale. While players are already excited by leaks of classic MW2 maps being involved in Warzone 2, they also got word of the potential inclusion of Pro Perks.
Henderson’s report highlighted several exciting new features that are rumored to make their way to Warzone 2. Among these new features is a bag system for looting as well as armor vests that are similar to what players had in Black Ops 4’s Blackout.
Warzone 2 rumored armor vests explained
It seems the devs have decided to combine the current armor system in Warzone with the previous armor system in Blackout. In Blackout, players were tasked with searching for one of three levels of body armor that would increase their overall health.
According to Henderson, “players will need to find a tiered armor vest in order to equip armor plates,” in Warzone 2. If leaks are true, players can expect both armor plates and a version of body armor, aka armor vests, in Warzone 2.
The report claims that there will be three tiers of armor vests, and each tier will hold one more armor plate than the previous tier. Furthermore, “your armor vest does not break, but your armor plates do.” These claims suggest that plating in Warzone 2 will abide by a similar structure to the familiar Warzone system.
Bag system reportedly coming to Warzone 2
Another interesting aspect of the report was the suggestion that Warzone 2 could adopt a bag system, with similar functionality to that of Escape from Tarkov’s. Henderson stresses that the bag system is in early development and far from finished as a new feature.
Once again, it seems there will be different bag tiers, with the higher tiers carrying more loot. Rumors suggest that bags could carry killstreaks, ammo, and weapons, making them a vital aspect of surviving until the endgame.
Here’s a rough example from Henderson’s report detailing how the bag system could work:
“Example of how the Bag System works (not accurate numbers).
- Ammo – Takes up 1 Slot
- Killstreaks – Takes up 4 Slots (2 by 2)
- Assault Rifle – Takes up 6 Slots (2 by 3)
- Sniper Rifle – Takes up 8 Slots (2 by 4)
- Tier 1 Bag – 10 Slots (2 by 5)
- Tier 2 Bag – 15 Slots (3 by 5)
- Tier 3 Bag – 20 Slots (4 by 5)”
Based on the size of the bag, players will have to strategically decide which items to carry. In addition, those familiar with Tarkov will know that you can flip items to allow for maximum storage space within the bag. Henderson claims that “at this moment in time, you cannot “flip” weapons to add to your bag as they can only be placed horizontally.”
With several of these features drawing from Blackout, it’s no surprise that Henderson suggested Warzone 2’s map is more like Blackout than Verdansk or Caldera.
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Warzone 2 leak reveals major Pro Perk return details
A classic CoD feature looks set to return in Warzone 2 as leaks suggest Pro Perks will make their way to the sequel.
A new leak has backed up claims that Pro Perks from 2009’s Modern Warfare 2 will return in Warzone 2, explaining how they’ll work in the highly-anticipated sequel to Call of Duty’s battle royale title.
Warzone 2 rumors and leaks are beginning to pick up steam as multiple reports have surfaced during the week of May 16 that share possible details about the sequel. It seems the battle royale will be drawing heavily from past CoD titles, as classic Modern Warfare 2 maps are supposedly making their way to Warzone 2.
It turns out those maps might not be the only inclusion from 2009’s Modern Warfare 2, with a new leak suggesting Pro Perks could be a brand-new feature in Warzone 2.
Renowned Call of Duty leaker and industry insider Tom Henderson’s report released on May 20 revealed various Warzone 2 details. The report shed light on a new interrogation feature as well as a possible bag system for looting.
For those interested in new features, Henderson also stated that “Pro Perks were on pre-determined classes during the recent Warzone 2 playtests.” It seems a recent Warzone 2 playtest revealed the appearance of Pro Perks in the battle royale.
In Modern Warfare 2, Pro Perks acted as boosted versions of standard Perks. These superior versions essentially add another trait to the standard version of the Perk. For example, the Commando Perk increased melee distance, while the Commando Pro Perk increased melee distance and made players immune to fall damage.
Before you get ahead of yourself and dream of the perfect loadout with Pro Perks equipped, Henderson stated that “it’s not entirely clear whether or not Pro Perks will be able to be used on your Loadout as you might need to loot and use them in order to get an extra edge.”
Henderson goes on to explain that one way of obtaining Pro Perks will be to loot Strongholds. Finding Pro Perks in-game as an extra advantage could add a new layer of strategy to Warzone 2 gameplay.
We’ll keep you posted once we know more about how Pro Perks will be integrated into the game.
For more Warzone 2 news, check out how Henderson also claimed that Warzone 2’s map is “more like Blackout” than Verdansk or Caldera.
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Warzone 2 reportedly brings interrogation system similar to Rainbow Six Siege
Industry insider Tom Henderson claims that Warzone 2 will allow players to interrogate downed enemies similar to Rainbow Six Siege.
Industry insider Tom Henderson has dropped even more Warzone 2 leaks, claiming that players will be able to interrogate downed opponents similar to Rainbow Six Siege and Fortnite.
The only official information we have surrounding Warzone 2 is that it’s in development alongside Modern Warfare 2 and will be “disruptive” and a “massive evolution of Battle Royale.” However, insider Tom Henderson and YouTuber NerosCinema have dropped a ton of leaks.
Henderson claims to have revealed all of the Warzone 2 map’s POIs, including the classic Modern Warfare 2 maps they’ll be built around, and also expanded on Nero’s claims that there will be Strongholds, Pro Perks, and a new inventory management system.
In his May 20 eXputer report, Henderson claimed that Warzone 2 could feature an interrogation system similar to the one found in Rainbow Six Siege.
Both Rainbow Six Siege and Fortnite have featured an interrogation system where you can force a downed opponent to reveal their teammates’ locations. While reportedly still “in its early stages,” Tom Henderson claims that a similar interrogation system will be present in Warzone 2.
In his latest Warzone 2 report, Henderson described how “approaching downed enemies will show the ‘Interrogate’ prompt, of which your player carries out an execution-style animation to kill the player.” After the player is dead, their squad’s location will be revealed on the mini map.
The interrogation is apparently very similar to the current revive animation where you inject the player with a Stim — “or maybe it’s a truth serum.” This process will take around six seconds to complete, so it sounds like a high-risk maneuver.
Henderson said it was suggested to him by several people that it’s “more of an ‘add-on’ to the execution animations,” but he can’t guarantee whether or not it will make it into the full game.
Of course, it’s worth taking all of this information with a grain of salt. Assuming the leaks are true in the first place, internal plans change, and this could all be out of date by Warzone 2’s launch.
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