In Battlefield 2042, the K30 is this game's version of a classic, popular in many FPS games. It was also a brilliant choice for close-range encounters during the Battlefield 2042 beta and has continued its dominance in the full release. We've decided to put together the best K30 loadout in Battlefield 2042 to help you dominate with this gun using attachments in the Plus Menu.
The K30 is a lot like the Vector from Modern Warfare 2, or other FPS games with a ridiculously fast firing SMG. It means your time-to-kill will be a whole lot more forgiving than with other guns, at the trade-off of spraying a whole magazine in the blink of an eye. Regardless, it's up there as one of the best guns in Battlefield 2042, and is well worth trying out if you haven't already.
Best K30 Loadout
So, you've got the K30 out and want to maximise its value. Well, looking at its stats, it's a pretty speedy gun on its factory settings, but we can boost that a tad if we're feeling like it. This K30 loadout is focusing on maximising mobility and handling whilst keeping our accuracy and damage values as strong as possible.
Here's which attachments work best on the K30:
- Sight: K8 Holo
- Ammunition: Extended Mag
- Underbarrel: Cobra Grip
- Barrel: Factory Barrel
So, what's with these attachments then? The Factory Barrel is the default option for the K30, and replacing it with a silencer would be nice if we were going for a flanking loadout, but when seeking mobility and power it's not quite as relevant, and actually weakens the gun somewhat. The K8 Holo is our favourite scope for the SMG category at the moment due to its zoom level and clean visual picture.
With the Extended Mag attachment, you'll boost your magazine capacity up to 41 rounds. This is an enormous bonus considering your ludicrously fast fire rate will chuck out bullets faster than any other gun. You'll need those rounds to avoid getting caught reloading by an enemy's squadmate.
Finally, the Cobra Grip. It was king in the beta because of its boost to your gun's accuracy with no downside, and it's just as dominant in the full release. Chuck it on and you'll find the K30's aggressive recoil pattern calm down a whole lot.
K30 Secondary, Throwable, and Gadget
- Secondary: M44
- Throwable: Frag Grenade
- Gadget: Ammo Crate
The M44 is a powerhouse of a gun. This magnum will take huge chunks off of enemy health, and can be the perfect finisher if you run out of K30 ammo and need to quickly switch. Just make sure you hit that shot.
Using Frag Grenades is extremely important, especially if you're operating without a strongly-communicative squad. The potential to both catch baddies unaware and also destroy ground-based vehicles makes the frag hugely powerful.
Finally, the humble Ammo Crate. You'll be spraying bullets like there's no tomorrow with the K30, so having extra ammunition in your pocket will help you a huge amount when you're on a roll and haven't died in a while.
K30 Stat Improvement
The K30's base stats are as follows:
- Firepower: 40
- Accuracy: 34
- Range: 36
- Handling: 68
Once you add the above attachments to your loadout, your stat spread improves to this:
- Firepower: 40
- Accuracy: 54
- Range: 41
- Handling: 68
So, we haven't touched the firepower and handling, but we also haven't made them worse. This is perfect because the K30 is already brilliant for a run-and-gun playstyle. The boosts to accuracy and range just make the build all the more versatile!
That's all for our best K30 loadout for Battlefield 2042! Make sure you're keeping up to date with all our Battlefield guides, especially other gun loadouts. We have the best LCMG loadout guide, and if you'd prefer a different SMG you can just go for the best PBX-45 loadout instead!