COD: Mobile - The Best AK117 Loadout in Season 8

What is the best COD: Mobile AK117 loadout for Season 8? COD: Mobile's latest season, The Heat, is now off and running with several new changes coming to the hit game.

The weapons meta has changed, and it's currently favouring assault rifles once again. While there is a host of ARs to choose from in COD: Mobile, the AK117 is perhaps the most versatile weapon to use. It is unquestionably the best assault rifle for close to mid-range encounters in the Season 8 multiplayer mode.

AK117 Base Stats

Here are the base stats for the AK117 AR in COD: Mobile -

  • Damage: 25
  • Fire Rate: 77
  • Accuracy: 62
  • Mobility: 75
  • Range: 45
  • Control: 46

What Are the Best COD: Mobile AK117 Attachments?

The current meta in COD: Mobile Season 8 encourages players to engage in close-range combat. SMGs like the Fennec, QQ9, and MSMC thrive at this range. To compete against them with assault rifles, you will need to develop a top-tier loadout.

The AK117 is a fast-firing rifle with decent damage, and this makes it a perfect choice for close-range combat. With the proper adjustments, this AR can become a lethal threat at close to mid-range, with high accuracy and controllable recoil to boot. The only trade-off for the AK117 is its consistency over range and damage drop off.

Here are the best attachments for the AK117:

  • Muzzle: RTC Light Muzzle Break
  • Barrel: OWC Marksman
  • Rear Grip: Granulated Grip Tape
  • Laser: OWC Laser Tactical
  • Underbarrel: Tactical Foregrip B

Compared to other Assault Rifles, the AK117 has high recoil with a massive bullet spread. Therefore, the primary objective for building a COD: Mobile AK117 loadout will be to maximize its recoil control and increase its hip-fire accuracy.

The AK117's strength lies in its high fire rate. Players using other high-fire-rate assault rifles like the AS-Val will not have the mobility options that the AK117 provides. Nevertheless, the AK117 will always be at a disadvantage at mid to long-range fights. At that range, ARs like AK-47, DR-H, and Man-O-War are most effective.

Even though other weapons may have better accuracy and higher damage, the AK117 leads its class with an impeccable fire rate, hip-fire accuracy, and consistent spray control. You can use different variations for all the attachments.

Using the Monolithic Suppressor is discretionary, as it is mostly used for control across mid to long-range fights. You can use some other muzzle attachments like the OWC Light Compensator to increase movement speed and reduce the weapon's ADS time.

Similarly, you should switch between the Ranger Foregrip, Strike Foregrip, and Tactical Foregrip B. You can also choose to increase the magazine size by selecting ammunition attachments.

Finally, the outcome of a gunfight will always depend on your playstyle. So if you want to aggressively push opponents, then it's best to use the Sleight of Hand perk instead of the Laser. This will facilitate faster reloads, which is exceedingly helpful for adopting an aggro playstyle.

This image contains the an AK117 custom loadout build with three perks to use in COD: Mobile multiplayer mode.
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AK117 Best Perks (Image via in-game screenshot)

What Are the Best COD: Mobile AK117 Perks?

With the proper COD: Mobile AK117 loadout, you can use the AR to demolish enemies in mid to long-range encounters. This weapon is most efficient if its recoil is controlled properly with the right attachments.

Here are some Perk combinations you can use to decrease damage from throwables, maximize mobility, and remain invisible to enemy UAVs.

  • Agile - Quick Fix - Alert
  • Flak Jacket - Toughness - High Alert
  • Lightweight - Hard Wired - Dead Silence

These Perk combinations are discretionary and should be used based on your gameplay style. Having the proper combinations will allow AK117 users to be agile, go undetected, and ultimately be less vulnerable to grenades and trip mines.

COD: Mobile AK117 Loadout Tips and Tricks

You need to remember that the AK117 is not a long-range weapon. Other weapons like the AK-47 or the DR-H will have a fundamental advantage over it at long range because of their high damage and accuracy.

The AK117 is primarily a close to mid-range weapon with a high fire rate. This makes it one of the few weapons that have an incredibly low TTK (Time To Kill). Only the AS-Val stands up to the AK117 in terms of fire rate in the assault rifle category.

A quick and precise spray with the AK117 can take down enemies in record time. You can also change your tapping pattern manually to make it a burst-fire spray.

Mechanics like the slide shot, drop shot, or jump shot are highly encouraged with this weapon. Such moves will almost always throw your enemies off guard and ensure easy frags.

Most of the fights that you will win with the AK117 will be in close quarters. This is where the weapon has an advantage, so you need to adapt to this style of play.

Focus on controlling the recoil pattern and try to develop a natural rhythm for the full-auto spray. A good technique to memorize the recoil pattern is to equip the classic red dot sight temporarily. Once players feel habituated to the spray, the red dot can be removed for a better attachment.

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