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Call of Duty: Vanguard Kar98k loadout, best class setup, and more

Here's how to make the best Kar98k loadout with the most useful attachments in CoD Vanguard.

A side profile of a Kar98k sniper rifle in Call of Duty Vanguard, set against a black backdrop

 Call of Duty Vanguard is no longer supported with additional content or significant updates, and players have largely moved on to more recent releases. Nevertheless, Vanguard’s multiplayer is still available.

The strongest Call of Duty: Vanguard sniper was by far the Kar98k, which had a lot of stopping power and was able to dish out damage quickly – and accurately. Whether you were frantically running around quick-scoping or sitting back and hard-scoping a lane, it was the best sniper for the job.

But what attachments did you need for the best Kar98k loadout in Vanguard? With ten customisable attachment slots, ranging from optics to barrels, to weapon perks, there were plenty of opportunities to take this classic sniper rifle and tune it to be even more powerful in one of the best FPS games on PS5 and Xbox.

Best Kar98k Vanguard loadout

The best Call of Duty Vanguard Kar98k build was:

  • Muzzle: Scout Silencer
  • Barrel: Krausnick Scout
  • Optic: None
  • Stock: Short Stock
  • Underbarrel: None
  • Magazine: None
  • Ammo Type: Subsonic
  • Rear Grip: Leather Grip
  • Proficiency: Icy Veins
  • Kit: Deep Breath

Subsonic ammo helped keep you off the radar, which was a great boon if you were looking to play quite scrappy with this sniper. Add onto this the Krausnick Scout barrel, which removed enemy skulls when you killed enemies and reduced your firing visibility to enemies, and you could be quick and quiet.

The Leather Grip was key to ensuring you could aim down sights faster, while the Short Stock increased your movement, sprint to fire speed, and aim down sight speed.

While this build did decrease your effective damage range, the increased movement speed allowed you to stay on top of your enemies and keep up the pressure on them. It was built for close-range sniping anyway, rather than long-distance choke point hard-scoping. Given it’s a sniper, it had ample range anyhow, even after taking a hit in this department.

So, that was the best CoD Vanguard Kar98k loadout you could put together if you wanted to be mobile and rack up quick kills. Packing an incredible punch, the Kar98k was a monster in the right hands in one of the best multiplayer games at the time.