Warzone Season 5 has seen the Krig-6 drop out of the top five selected weapons in Warzone, after it received several nerfs to its effectiveness. The new meta privileges the Bullfrog, the Mac-10, and the Kar98K. There is also a newcomer to the top five, the AK-47 Cold War edition that is having a moment right now as a great replacement for the Krig-6.
With the right loadout, the AK-47 (CW) can absolutely shred the enemy at any range. Here is the best loadout for the AK-47 in Warzone Season 5.
Overview to the AK-47 (CW) in Warzone
The AK-47 CW version features a 617 bullet velocity, which is higher than the FARA. It has a relatively low rate of fire around 600 RPM, but when it is combined with its very hefty damage to hit of 36 to the chest and 54 to the head, it has one of the fastest TTK's in the game if you can hit a headshot in there.
The biggest downside to the AK-47 is that it is relatively hard to control in its stock form. Luckily, there is a lot that can be done with weapon attachments to minimize its handling issues and make this gun much more deadly at long and short-range alike.
Best attachments for the AK-47 (CW) in Warzone Season 5
- GRU Suppressor
- 20" Spetsnaz RPK Barrel
- Spetsnaz Grip
- 45 Rnd extended magazine
- Axial Arms 3x
As with most weapons in Warzone, you are going to want to suppress the AK-47. The GRU Suppressor will help you keep a low profile on the battlefield and will also slightly reduce your recoil, which is good on a weapon as kicky as this one.
20" Spetsnaz RPK Barrel
The 20" Spetsnas RPK is exclusive to the AK-47, RPD, and the FARA in Warzone. For the AK, this is going to up your damage by 8%, increase your effective damage range by 50% and increase your bullet velocity by 50%. It will add a bit of recoil, but we'll be counteracting that with a grip later on. Overall, this is the attachment that is going to help you be effective in those long-range duels, making this gun a great replacement for the Krig-6.
The Spetsnaz Grip is an underbarrel attachment that will improve your horizontal recoil with the AK-47 by 18%. So it makes up for the recoil penalty on the RPK Barrel and then some. It won't do much for your vertical control, but making the recoil pattern more up and down is essential to making this gun's recoil controllable at long range.
45 Rnd extended magazine
As with most rifles in Warzone, having extra bullets in the mag is always good news. With 45 Rounds, this gun is capable of taking down multiple opponents without reloading. Having 45 rounds is going to be particularly important if you are taking this gun into the Iron Trials, where people have increased health pools and require extra bullets to kill as a result.
Axial Arms 3x
The Axial Arms 3x optic is the perfect companion for this gun's ideal range. As always, you should use whatever optic you are most comfortable with, but there is definitely something special about the Axial Arms 3x clean optic that keeps players coming back for more.
Aaron is an esports reporter with a background in media, technology, and communication education.