Best Kastov-74u Loadout to Use in Warzone 2.0 Season 1

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
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Are you looking for the ultimate Kastov-74u loadout for Warzone 2? 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-74u has found a strong place in the meta as a newcomer to the MW series.

The Kastov-74U, better known as the AK-74u, is an iconic weapon. The Kalashnikov rifle is a perfect mixture of CQC and long-range firepower. The gun is a hybrid of SMG and AR, making it a strong choice.

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How to unlock the Kastov-74u in Warzone 2.0

The Kastov-74u is available after levelling up Kastov 545 to level 13 in CoD: Warzone 2, but that doesn’t ensure everything connected to the weapon will be unlocked as well. To unlock some of the better attachments for the weapon, players will have to level up their rank with the Kastov-74u as players would with any other gun in Call of Duty games.

To rank up Kastov-74u, keep playing Warzone 2 when it is equipped. While the Kastov-74u 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-74u if they activate a weapon-oriented XP token before a Warzone 2 match begins. 

Best Kastov-74u Loadout

  • Underbarrrel: Phase-3 Grip
  • Barrel: BR209 Barrel
  • Stock: Markeev R7 Stock
  • Magazine: 45-Round Mag
  • Rear Grip: True Tac Grip
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Best Equipment & Perks for Kastov-74u 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-74u Buffs and Nerfs

The Kastov-74u 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-74u in the Current Meta

Other alternatives to the Kastov-74u are Lachmann 556 (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.