Call of Duty Warzone’s New Nikita AVT Assault Rifle: How it Works, Release Date, & More

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
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A completely new Assault Rifle called Nikita AVT will join the Call of Duty’s multiplayer mode following the season 3 Classified Arms update.

Raven Software has been killing it with their content drop scattered across multiple live service titles such as Vanguard and Warzone. With each new update, the devs try to spice things up by releasing new maps, weapons, balancing changes, etc., to keep the playerbase engaged.

The Call of Duty community is always excited about the prospect of new weapon releases. And it turns out the dev team is hard at work to release new weapons in future updates. According to the official Call of Duty blog, a new Nikita AVT Assault Rifle will arrive on both Warzone and Vanguard’s battle pass with the Season 3 Classified Arms update.

Nikita AVT Assault Rifle is accurate and reliable with a best-in-class fire rate, and it can exceed in close-range gunfights as well as long-range gunfights. The gun will be available for players in Warzone and Vanguard’s multiplayer. It will be interesting to see how different players develop different weapon builds for this upcoming Assault Rifle.

Nikita AVT Assault Rifle

Loosely based on the Groza 7.62, Nikita AVT is a Russian gas-operated Assault Rifle chambered for the 7.62 rounds. This gun can accommodate both long-range and rush playstyles. With the fast fire rate and high damage output, the gun will be a favorable option for long-range and close-range playstyle accompanied by a Sniper Rifle or an S.M.G.

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How to unlock Nikita AVT Assault Rifle

The new Nikita AVT Assault Rifle will be available for free in Vanguard and Warzone Season 3 Battle Pass Tier 31. Because this is a free weapon, there is no need for players to purchase the Season 3 Battle Pass. They can simply play Modern Warfare, Cold War, Vanguard, or Warzone to garner enough XP to unlock new weapons and free rewards.

Nikita AVT Assault Rifle Release Date

According to Raven Software, Nikita AVT Assault Rifle will be arriving in both Warzone and Vanguard shortly after the Season 3 Classified Arms update, which will start on April 27, 2022, at 9 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM BST. The official release date was revealed on April 13 alongside a brand-new teaser trailer.

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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.