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MW3’s Kar98k is here and this build is already cracked

The legendary Kar98k returns in Modern Warfare 3 Season 4, and this build is already a dominator in the arena that you need to equip now.

MW3 best kar98k loadout: An image of the Kar98k in Modern Warfare 3 Season 4.

The Call of Duty franchise has seen some iconic weapons arrive over the years, but the Kar98k is easily one of the greatest to exist. With the debut of MW3 Season 4, Sledgehammer Games puts the fan-favorite marksman rifle back into the PS5 and Xbox shooter, and it’s more cracked than ever. There’s no doubt that this is the best Kar98k loadout you can put together right now.

While the hype train for Black Ops 6 is leaving the station, there’s still plenty of fun to be had in Modern Warfare 3 as the FPS game launches its latest seasonal update. As you dive into the fresh selection of MW3 maps, this Kar98k build from Call of Duty weapon database ‘Warzone_Loadout’ is simply too good to overlook. Boasting dependable ADS speed and one shot capability up to 86 meters, here’s what you need to use:

  • Muzzle: Sonic Suppressor L
  • Barrel: PRÄZISIONSGEWEHR 762 Long
  • Optic: SP- X 80 6.6X
  • Ammo: 7.92 High Grain Rounds
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There’s no stock required for this build, and like any of the best MW3 loadouts, the choice of optic is purely down to personal preference. Even though the Kar98k is fresh into the multiplayer game’s weapon rotation, its stopping power is already proving to be an essential MW3 meta pick. We recommend pairing this gnarly Kar98k build with the following equipment, but feel free to tweak them to your liking:

  • Vest: Overkill Vest
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Lethal: Breacher Drone
  • Field Equipment: Comm Scrambler
  • Gloves: Quick-Grip Gloves
  • Boots: Lightweight Boots
  • Gear: EOD Padding

Despite initially debuting in the first COD game, and its expansion pack United Offensive, the weapon has appeared in various configurations over the years. However, it wasn’t until the 2019 Modern Warfare reboot where this weapon really began to shine. At the weapon’s height of popularity, its crushing one-shot stopping power, forgiving recoil, and competitive ADS speed made it a viable option against assault rifles and SMGs – if you’re a good enough shot, that is.

The launch of the battle royale game spin-off, Warzone, elevated the Kar98k to new heights, and it quickly became one of the best Warzone guns ever. If you’re looking to add the Kar98k to your arsenal, then like most of the slickest MW3 guns, you’ll need to unlock it first. Luckily, you won’t have to shell out any COD points for it, as the Kar98k is available for free by finishing sector five of the MW3 Season 4 battle pass.

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In related news, Black Ops 6 Zombies could be taking us back to TranZit, and Black Ops 6 will be available on Xbox Game Pass from day one later this year.