Best Vanguard Kar98k Warzone Loadout

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Sniper rifles have been an integral part of the long-range metagame and in Season 2 of Warzone Pacific, it's no different as players begin to drop into Caldera for the very first time. Whether it's quickscoping an enemy in close proximity or patiently waiting for the target to creep into the crosshairs, the Kar98k from Call of Duty Vanguard is already proving popular with players loading into the battle royale

This iteration of the sniper bears resemblance to the rifle featured in Modern Warfare and previous Warzone seasons, with it featuring a deadly damage output and high levels of mobility. With up to ten attachment slots to utilise, there are a variety of attachment combinations that can be equipped to dominate in Caldera. With that said, find the best Vanguard Kar98k attachments to use and the best Vanguard Kar98k loadout in this guide!

Best Vanguard Kar98k Warzone Loadout
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What Is The Best Vanguard Kar98k Warzone Loadout?

While it may not get the same attention as its Modern Warfare equivalent, the Vanguard iteration of the Kar98k is still a lethal sniper to use on Caldera and Rebirth Island. Having tested a range of different attachments, we've found the very best combination. Check out the full list in the table below.

Attachment Name
MuzzleScout Silencer
BarrelVDD RE02K
UnderbarrelSMLE Pistol Grip
StockShort Stock
Magazine8mm Klauser 5 Round Fast Mags
Rear GripLeather Grip
Perk 2Deep Breath

As with most sniper rifle builds, focus is on improving damage range and mobility in order to react to any oncoming targets as quickly as possible. This particular set of attachments does just that, minimising damage drop off at longer distances and improving areas such as sprint-to-fire time and aim-down sight speed.

How to Unlock Vanguard Kar98k

The process of unlocking this sniper rifle is incredibly straightforward. Players need to reach Level 48 in Vanguard multiplayer to gain access to the Kar98k, which will be available to use in both titles. Considering it's likely to be a staple of the Season 1 metagame and modes where Vanguard weaponry is the only kind to use.

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Best Vanguard Kar98k Attachments for Warzone Pacific

After testing a range of attachments, we've settled on this particular combination thanks to its increases in speed and firepower. With these additions, it's very easy to score one-shot kills which is ideal for dealing with multiple opponents in quick succession.

  • Muzzle: Scout Silencer
  • Barrel: VDD RE02K
  • Optic: N/A
  • Stock: Short Stock
  • Underbarrel: SMLE Pistol Grop
  • Magazine: 8mm Klauser 5 Round Fast Mag
  • Ammunition: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Leather Grip
  • Perk: Quickscope
  • Perk 2: Deep Breath

The kick of the Kar98k can prove problematic which is where the Scout Silencer comes into its own. With reduced recoil and no visible ping on the minimap, you can snap onto the next target with ease. The VDD RE02K Barrel adds to an already fast bullet velocity while increasing the critical hit area, drastically increasing your chances of killing an enemy with one well-placed shot.

The rest of the build focuses on maximising mobility while Deep Breath allows you to steady the scope for longer periods of time.

Best Vanguard Kar98k Warzone Pacific Attachments
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Best Vanguard Kar98k Warzone Perks and Equipment

Once the ten attachments have been prepared for battle, turn your attention to the rest of the loadout. Selecting the best Perks and Equipment can often allow you to make even more of an impact in Caldera.


  • EOD (Perk 1)
  • Overkill (Perk 2)
  • Amped (Perk 3)

Kicking things off, we've selected EOD for increased resistance to any explosives that are likely to head your way over the course of a match. Overkill is the second Perk as it allows you to carry another primary weapon. On this occasion, we recommend the NZ-41 assault rifle.

Lastly and by no means least is Amped. This particular Perk increases the speed of weapon swap, making it easy to switch between the Kar98k and the NZ-41 depending on the situation.


  • Lethal: Molotov Cocktail
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade

Thanks to the addition of water and gameplay changes made by Raven Software, the Molotov Cocktail can be used to deal some fiery damage onto an opponent or as an improvised smoke grenade when thrown into the rivers and lagoons. When throwing a Molotov, combine it with a Stun Grenade to prevent any escape from the flames. If they do evade the inferno, use the stun to slow their movement and finish them off with the Kar98k.

Is The Vanguard Kar98k Good in Warzone?

As expected, Vanguard's Kar98k is just as good as its Modern Warfare equivalent. With plenty of customisation options available, it's very easy to suit the Kar98k to any style of play, making it one of the most versatile weapons to use in Caldera. If you're after a sniper that can do it all, I recommend levelling up the Kar98k as fast as possible.

There you have it! That's the best way to prepare Vanguard's Kar98k for success in Caldera. For more loadout guides, find the best Automaton loadout to use along with the best attachments to equip onto the PPSH.

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