FARA 83 is a versatile Assault Rifle from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s weapon pool. Here’s a guide on how to create the optimal loadout for FARA 83.
Based on the IMI Galil, the FARA 83 is the counterpart of AMAX from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. It is an Israeli-made Automatic Rifle chambered for the 5.56×45mm NATO and 7.62×51mm NATO ammunition. This gas-operated rotating bolt weapon has a vicious fire rate and damage output, making it easy to dominate long-range gunfights.
The weapon was added into the game with the launch of Cold War season 2. It quickly became a meta AR for Warzone. The weapon soon took over AMAX with almost the same configuration as the gun was able to deal more damage at long ranges. The XM4 was its only rival in terms of stats as other ARs from Cold War’s weapon pool were comparatively weaker.
The Warzone Season 5 reloaded update targeted the popular weapons in the meta. As such, the FARA 83 was nerfed consequentially. The nerf reduced its maximum and minimum damage range as the developers saw the weapon was doing more damage than intended. However, it did not reduce its popularity in any way.
How to Unlock FARA 83 in CoD Warzone
The FARA 83 was introduced in the Season Two Battle Pass system and has become one of Warzone’s most popular weapons. Players who began playing after Season 2 can still obtain the FARA by completing the following in-game challenge:
Get two headshot kills in 15 different matches while using Assault Rifles.
To unlock the weapon faster, go on the offensive when attempting to complete this challenge. The more aggressive players are, the more likely they will complete the challenge swiftly.
Assault Rifles function best in the medium range. As such, maintaining a bit of a distance between your enemies is ideal. So, even if an enemy is immediately in front or far away, you should go for the kill. Just remember to follow a safe distance between the enemy player and yourself.
Smaller maps will be the players’ greatest friend in this challenge. For example, try playing on maps like Shipment or Rust since these close-quarter conditions provide the ideal opportunity to achieve several kills in a short period of time.
Larger spaces, such as Warzone, can also be advantageous. When players drop into a densely populated location and quickly grab a gun, they can easily get the two kills required. If players do this every game, they have a high chance of finishing this challenge in no time.
Best FARA 83 Loadout in Warzone
Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
Barrel: 19.5″ Liberator
Optic: Axial Arms 3x
Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
Magazine: Spetsnaz 50 Rnd
The GRU Suppressor is an excellent choice because it covers the sound of the bullets with the sound suppression feature and also boosts the damage range, bullet velocity, and recoil control. This comes at the expense of aiming steadiness, and it is a little amount to pay for all of these benefits.
The Spetsnaz Grip underbarrel improves recoil control while firing and aiming down sights. The Axial Arms 3x scope is ideal for a rifle like this since it can easily handle opponents from medium to long distances.
To provide quick bursts of damage, we’ve chosen the 19.5′′ Liberator, which boosts FARA’s bullet velocity at the expense of maneuverability. The FARA is one of the few Assault Rifles in Warzone that does not require larger magazines. The Spetznaz 50 Rnd addition adds extra ammunition to the Assault Rifle, making it ideal for fighting off opponents in Rebirth Island.
Best Equipment & Perks for FARA 83 Loadout
Tactical: Stim (Modern Warfare), or Heartbeat Sensor (Modern Warfare)
Lethal: Throwing knives (Modern Warfare), or Proximity Mine (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 Armaguerra 43 or Kar98k with this A.R. will make the loadout more potent, and the secondary will help in handling both mid to close-range gunfights with ease. Our Armaguerra 43 loadout focuses on a close-range S.M.G. 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. The 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. Proximity mine can be opted out for throwing knives to watch flank when stationary.
All the Latest FARA 83 Buffs and Nerfs
The FARA 83 was nerfed with the Cold War Season 5 Reloaded update. The maximum and minimum damage range was decreased, which did affect the time to kill to the slightest fraction. However, the weapon still retained its popularity. The weapon had received a buff to its neck, torso, and limb damage multiplier beforehand.
- Maximum damage reduced from 29 to 25.
- Minimum damage reduced from 25 to 23.
Other Alternatives to the FARA 83 in the Current Meta
Other alternatives to FARA in the current meta are Cooper Carbine (Vanguard) and STG44 (Vanguard). Cooper Carbine is an Assault rifle with a high fire rate and heavy damage input in long-range gunfights. It is currently the most picked gun in Warzone since players use it for mid to long-range gunfights. Check out our Cooper Carbine loadout to create the best long-range beamer.