AK-47, a gas-chambered assault rifle, is one of the strongest assault rifles in Call of Duty: Warzone at the moment. Here is an in-depth guide to creating the best loadout for AK-47 to dominate in Warzone Season 5 Last Stand Reloaded.
AK-47 is a hard-hitting Assault Rifle with 7.62mm rounds, and it is a long beamer that can perform well in mid and close-range gunfights. There are two variants of AK-47 in the game. The one from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (2020) is better than the AK-47 from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019).
The AK-47 Assault Rifle was nerfed back in the December 9 update. The nerf changed its initial recoil deviation. It did affect its popularity amongst players. However, with the launch of Call of Duty: Vanguard, its pick rate did decrease a little bit, but that is due to the newer weapons settling into the Warzone meta.
This Assault Rifle will help players dominate Caldera or Rebirth Island. With its beastly damage range and excellent accuracy, getting multiple headshots at long-range will be a walk in the park. The weapon is an excellent choice for both rush and sniper playstyles.
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How to unlock the AK-47 in CoD Warzone
The AK-47 is a part of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s weapon pool. It is an Assault Rifle, an unlockable weapon available after reaching level 7. It is part of the post-launch weapon line available to all players from day one. Unlocking it will require players to go through at least 4 to 5 full-length matches.
The best tip to leveling up in Call of Duty: Warzone is to spend more time in-game. The experience (XP) system in Warzone is pretty straightforward. The more time you spend in-game, the more XP you will gain. Additionally, completing daily and weekly challenges will provide extra XP, which will be helpful to level it up faster.
Best AK-47 Loadout
- Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
- Barrel: 20” Spetsnaz RPK Barrel
- Optic: Axial Arms 3x
- Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
- Ammunition: 45 Round Mags
GRU Suppressor muzzle is a must for all Black Ops Cold War Assault Rifles. This attachment offers extra bullet velocity and damage range, maximizing its true potential. Additionally, sound suppression will help players stay undetected in a gunfight.
20” Spetsnaz RPK Barrel is the most strong attachment for this AK-47 loadout. This barrel vastly increases its bullet velocity, making it easier to hit targets at long ranges. Besides making it easier to hit shots, it is necessary to get more kills and dominate long-range gunfights.
Axial Arms 3x and the Spetsnaz Grip both of these attachments help increase the aim down sight speed for the sniper rifle. Faster aim down sight speed will allow players to snap to enemies and secure easy kills quickly. The optic will provide a 3x magnification for better vision in long-range gunfights.
Lastly, 45 Round Mags will provide more ammunition. More ammunition will help reduce the frequent reloading problem for players.
Best Equipment & Perks for AK-47 Loadout
- Secondary: Cooper Carbine (Vanguard) or Kar98k (Modern Warfare)
- Tactical: Stim (Modern Warfare), or Heartbeat Sensor (Modern Warfare)
- Lethal: Throwing knives (Modern Warfare), or Claymore (Modern Warfare)
- Perk – 1: Quick Fix, or E.O.D
- Perk – 2: Overkill
- Perk – 3: Amped, or Combat Scout
Quick Fix is the ideal perk for players constantly engaging in gunfights, enabling health regeneration when an enemy is killed. Opting for E.O.D. is also feasible to take less damage from non-killstreak explosives and fire.
Overkill as the second perk is a must; players can carry an extra primary weapon in the secondary slot. Pairing Cooper Carbine or Kar98k with this assault rifle will make the loadout more potent, and the secondary will help in handling both long to mid-distance gunfights with ease. Our Cooper Carbine loadout focuses on a long-range Assault Rifle build.
To swap between the weapons faster, Amped is the go-to. Faster switching between weapons will help in getting an edge over other players. Combat scout briefly highlights the whole team when an enemy player is shot.
As for tactical, stim gives an instant health regeneration upon use. Heartbeat Sensor can help track other players roaming nearby and plan the next gunfight strategy. Throwing knives as lethal can be a backup in a close gunfight; it has a one-shot potential on players with a minimal level of armor. Moreover, after downing a player, immediately throwing a knife will eliminate the player regardless of the range it’s thrown from. Instead, claymore can be opted out for throwing knives to watch flank when stationary.
All the latest AK-47 Buffs & Nerfs
AK-47 was nerfed in the May 25, 2022 update. It was not a major nerf; however, it did change its initial recoil pattern. The change in the initial recoil pattern meant the weapon would get an upward kick when it is fired.
Ak-47 has a steady firing rate paired with a high damage range. Since its integration into Warzone, the weapon has been in meta, and the nerf did not affect its popularity.
- AK-47 (BOCW)
- Neck Damage Multiplier decreased to 1.15, down from 1.2
- 20″ Spetsnaz RPK Barrel
- Reduce Recoil Control from +8.5 to 7.5%
- Neck Damage Multiplier decreased to 1.15, down from 1.2
Other Alternatives to the AK-47 in the Current Meta
Other alternatives to the AK-47 are Cooper Carbine (Hybrid AR), Armaguerra 43 (S.M.G.), and PPSH-41 (SMG). Cooper Carbine is one of the most robust guns in Warzone Season 5 Last Stand Reloaded’s current meta. Check out our Cooper Carbine and Armaguerra 43 loadout guide for more information.
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