The Kar98k is back, in the wake of the receding power of the Krig-6. While it never quite left the meta, the Kar98k has boosted into the second most popular position this past week, as people scramble to find a new long-range weapon to take into the Iron Trials and vanilla Warzone. This gun is popular due to its versatility, fast ADS speed, and deadly headshot damage. With the right loadout, the Kar98k is without a question one of the deadliest rifles to run in the game.
Here is the best meta gun build to use with it for Warzone Season 5.
Overview to the Kar98k
The Kar98k is capable of killing a fully armored opponent in a single headshot shot. So this gun heavily rewards precise aim. At the same time, it has a relatively high fire rate compared to other sniper rifles, so you can get a lot of shots down range pretty quickly if you need to. This makes it a great weapon for taking out multiple opponents in a timely manner, especially once you upgrade its Aim-down-sites speed as much as possible.
Best Kar98k attachments in Warzone Season 4
- Monolithic Suppressor
- Singuard Custom 27.6" Barrel
- Sniper Scope
- Tac Laser
- FTAC Sport Comb Stock
The suppressor is helpful for the Kar98k since it will help disguise your location from enemies. The value of stealth when it comes to sniping cannot be understated, since the second the enemy knows where you are in a long-range fight, they can pretty easily avoid your line of sight.
Singuard Custom 27.6" Barrel
This barrel adds extra bullet velocity and extra damage range to the Kar98k. The extra bullet velocity is very helpful in hitting targets since it means you won't have to lead them quick as much. The extra damage range is also a welcome addition since it will mean the Kar98k has its one-shot kill potential from farther away.
The Sniper Scope is a solid long-range option that balances visibility with an appropriate amount of zoom for a long-range optic. As always, with optics there is some subjectivity to the selection, so if you are more comfortable with another scope feel free to play with this slot. But the sniper scope is objectively the most popular pick for the Kar98k in the current meta.
The Tac Laser increases your aim-down-sights speed, which is crucial with this weapon. ADS speed is everything in a long-range sniper duel, where whoever is first to sight in has a huge advantage. Even outside the direct advantages to your gameplay, the extra ADS speed is a nice quality of life change that makes the ADS animation feel less sluggish.
FTAC Sport Comb Stock
The FTAC Sport Comb Stock also increases your ADS speed. So when you run it with the Tac Laser, you have the most wicked fast aim of any sniper in the game. You can use this bonus speed to out snipe enemy marksmen, and quickly take follow-up shots on fleeing targets!
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