The Kar98k is becoming increasingly popular with high-skill Warzone players and it’s not hard to see why. With the same terrifying one-shot kill potential for fully armored players like the HDR, AX-50, and Rytec AMR, but with far better handling stats than those Warzone sniper rifles.
Of course, this comes with a ton of caveats that ensure this marksman rifle isn’t completely overpowered. For starters, the Kar98k has a significant decrease in damage over long ranges that makes shots from the limbs and lower and upper torso very weak. It also has a lot more bullet drop and travel time in its basic form, so you’ll have a hard time landing long shots with the Kar98k. It’s irritating, there’s a reason hackers have made this their new favorite weapon, as it will force a player to fall instantly with a single headshot, no matter how many armor plates you have, and with a speed very quick to point down that you don’t use. I don’t have much of a chance.
Our construction maintains the fast downward aiming speed of the base rifle, but extends range and improves bullet speed.
Kar98k Warzone Best Gear
The best equipment of Kar98k Warzone is:
- Sniper range
- Monolithic suppressor
- Custom Singuard 27.6 ″
- Laser tac
- FTAC sport comb
The monolithic suppressor increases the sniper rifle’s damage range, fixing one of the few weaknesses of this weapon. This accessory also comes with sound suppression, which is vital in the later stages of the game to avoid being detected on radar. Unfortunately, the monolithic suppressor has a negative impact on the weapon’s downward sighting speed, but the FTAC Sport Comb prevents this from having a drastic effect.
It is not the fastest downward aiming speed you can achieve with this rifle, so if you feel absolutely confident that you can shoot headshots at close range, then you will want to bring a shorter barrel and possibly even a lighter suppressor. Please note this will severely limit your effective range.
Complete this build with a high-damage submachine gun for super melee fights, like our best Warzone MP7 loadout. This means that you will have to take Overkill as your second perk, Amped as your third so you can swap weapons faster, and EOD as your first, because we all hate dying from an RPG.
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You can choose the team you want, but the Kar98k must be played aggressively, so we suggest C4 and Stun Grenades.