Swiss K31, a straight-pull bolt-action sniper rifle, is the strongest sniper rifle in Call of Duty: Warzone at the moment. Here is an in-depth guide to creating the best loadout for Swiss K31 to dominate in Warzone Season 5 Last Stand Reloaded.
With the launch of season 3 of Warzone back in April 2021 came Swiss K31, a part of seasonal content drop for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Its signature straight-pull bolt-action system allows for faster and less cumbersome rechambering, resulting in a faster fire rate than other bolt-action rifles. The bolt action sniper rifle boasts an improved accuracy with low recoil, fast rechamber, and aiming speed with a larger ammo capacity.
This bolt-action sniper rifle will help players dominate Caldera or Rebirth Island. With its beastly fire rate and excellent accuracy, getting multiple headshots will be a walk in the park.
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How to unlock the Swiss K31 in CoD Warzone
The Swiss K31 was available to all players through the free battle pass tiers of Season 3, unlockable after reaching Tier 31. However, the players who missed the chance to unlock it through the battle pass can unlock it through completing challenges.
Players will be able to unlock the gun by completing the following challenges:
- Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer / Warzone: Using Sniper Rifles, get 2 Headshot kills in 15 different completed matches.
- Black Ops Cold War Zombies: Using Sniper Rifles, kill 5 or more enemies with Critical Kills rapidly 100 times.
Best Swiss K31 Loadout
- Muzzle: Sound Moderator
- Barrel: 24.9” Combat Recon
- Laser: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
- Stock: SAS Combat Stock
- Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap
Sound Moderator muzzle is a must for all Black Ops Cold War sniper 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.
24.9″ Combat Recon is the most strong attachment for this Swiss K31 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 very much necessary to get more kills.
Coming up next is SWAT 5mw Laser Sight, and the Serpent Wrap, 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.
Lastly, S.A.S. Combat Stock offers an increased aim walking movement speed, snappier aim down sight speed, and faster peaks in long-range gunfights.
Best Equipment & Perks for Swiss K31 Loadout
- Secondary: Cooper Carbine (Vanguard) or MP40 (Vanguard)
- 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 MP40 with this sniper 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, and on the other hand, our MP40 loadout focuses on close-range gunfights.
To swap between the weapons faster, Amped is the go-to. Faster switching between weapons will help in getting an edge over other players. Finally, 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. Claymore can be opted out for throwing knives to watch flank when stationary.
All the latest Swiss K31 Buffs & Nerfs
Swiss K31’s flinch resistance was buffed with the release of Warzone Pacific with other waves of weapons. With December 9 update, the flinch resistance of the gun was upped massively but was later reduced with the December 15 update.
The latest change for Swiss K31:
- Swiss K31 (BOCW)
- Flinch Resistance increased by 19%
Other Alternatives to the Swiss K31 in the Current Meta
In the current meta, other alternatives to Swiss K31 are Kar98k (Modern Warfare) and HDR (Modern Warfare). While Kar98k is a marksman rifle, it still packs a punch. It has a very high pick rate in Warzone. Moreover, it is almost identical to Swiss K31 in terms of performance. Our in-depth guide of Kar98k will help players build a decimating marksman rifle to dominate Caldera and Rebirth Island.
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