Best Kastov 545 Loadout to Use in Warzone 2.0 Season 1

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
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Are you searching for the best Kastov 545 loadout in Warzone 2.0? Don’t worry as we guide you through the perfect loadout with the optimal setup for dominating the terrains of Al Mazrah.

Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 has been a massive success worldwide. The direct sequel to Warzone Caldera, Warzone 2.0 features guns, equipment, and game mechanics from MW2. There are 70 weapons in MW2, which are also present in its BR counterpart.

Among the 73 weapons, 13 of them are Assault Rifles. Warzone 2.0’s largest map in CoD history makes it a perfect playing ground for ARs. From the AR class, the Kastov 545 has found a firm place in the meta. The Kastov 545 is one of the most used weapons in most Warzone 2.0 lobbies.

The Kastov 545 is the weaker counterpart of the Kastov 762, with a better fire rate and close-range damage output. It was tuned with the Season 1 Reloaded update amping its potential as a long-range beamer. With the perfect build, this AR can easily yield players multiple kills.

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How to Unlock the Kastov 545 in Warzone 2.0

The Kastov 545 is available after leveling up the Kastov 762 to level 13 in CoD: Warzone 2, but that doesn’t ensure everything connected to the weapon will also be unlocked. To unlock some of the better attachments for the gun, players will have to level up their rank with the Kastov 545 as players would with any other weapon in Call of Duty games.

To rank up Kastov 545, keep playing Warzone 2 when it is equipped. While the Kastov 545 will always gain a constant flow of XP while equipped, players can speed up the process by using it to slay enemies, take down killstreaks, and complete contracts. And they will gain even more weapon XP for the Kastov 545 if they activate a weapon-oriented XP token before a Warzone 2 match begins. 

Best Kastov 545 Loadout

  • Muzzle: Harbinger D20
  • Barrel: IG-K30 406mm
  • Optic: Aim Op-V4
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Magazine: 60-Round Mag
Kastov 545 Loadout
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Best Equipment & Perks for Kastov 545 Loadout


  • Tactical: Stim
  • Lethal: Semtex

Stim is a widely used tactical capable of providing instant heals, which can be life-saving in clutch situations. On the other hand, semtex is an excellent lethal that can serve as a breaching impact and flush out other players from cover.

Perk Package – Weapon Specialist

  • Base Perk -1: Overkill
  • Base Perk -2: Strong Arm
  • Bonus Perk: Spotter
  • Ultimate Perk: Survivor

The weapon specialist package is excellent for calm and calculated players. The base perks are Overkill and Strong Arm. Strong Arm grants players a stronger projectile-throwing power with a preview of the trajectory, while Overkill allows them to carry two primary weapons.

Furthermore, for the bonus perk, players can use Spotter, which spots enemy equipment, field upgrades, and killstreaks through walls. Lastly, the ultimate perk is Survivor, which acts as a self-revive but in the form of a perk.

Weapon Specialist Package
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All the Latest Kastov 545 Buffs and Nerfs

The Kastov 545 did not receive any buffs or nerfs, as it has been recently added to the game. The current state of the weapon is balanced, according to many players within the CoD community. If the situation arises, the gun might get more tweaks in future updates to make it more balanced.

All the ARs from Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 are different. They all excel in their fields depending on the build. Furthermore, the exact placement of the weapon in the current meta can be determined in the coming weeks as more players get their hands on the gun.

Other Alternatives to the Kastov 545 in the Current Meta

Other alternatives to the Kastov 545 are Kastov-74u (AR), M4 (AR), and TAQ 56 (AR). TAQ 56 is one of the most powerful guns in Warzone 2’s current meta. As time progresses, more weapons will gain a stronger position in the meta.

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Tahmid Shihab Murshed is an FPS writer at GameRiv. Born with a knack for gaming, he has played all types of games out there. He has a heartfelt love for Call of Duty, and other shooter titles out there.