The best AK-47 Warzone loadout

Get to grips with the Cold War Ak-47 with this handy build

There have been rumblings for a little while now that some of the best Warzone guns are going to be hit with nerfs fairly soon. If that news has you worried and in search of a new primary, don’t worry – we’ve got just the solution for you: the AK-47 from Black Ops Cold War.

We know the AK-47 hasn’t featured all that much in Verdansk so far, but many forget that the gun was actually buffed in the Season 3 update. The buff didn’t do too much, but it did adjust the gun’s recoil pattern, making it easier to control overall. As a result, the gun is a beast at pretty much every range, making it an incredible primary – provided you’ve got the right attachments, of course.

What’s makes the AK-47 so great is that depending on said attachments, it can be built to act like a close-range rival to some of the top SMGs in Warzone, or as a long-range beamer not to dissimilar to our best Kilo Warzone loadout.

So if you’re looking for the best AK-47 Warzone loadout, read on. If you’ve somehow ended up here while looking for the best AK74u build, don’t worry, you can find our best AK74u Warzone loadout here.

best AK47 Warzone loadout (Long range)

Here is the best AK-47 Warzone loadout for Season 3:

  • GRU Suppressor
  • 20″ Liberator Barrel
  • Axial Arms 3x
  • Spetsnaz Grip
  • Bakelite 60 Rnd Mag

As you can see here, this gun is built for medium to long range. The GRU Suppressor will keep you off the grid, while boosting the gun’s accuracy, damage, and range.

While some players might be tempted to pick another barrel, we’d encourage you going for the 20″ Liberator simply because of the big boost it gives to bullet velocity.

Be warned, that the AK does require a bit more skill when it comes to recoil control than some of its rivals, but hits just as hard as the Kilos and AMAXs that have dominated the long-range AR meta.

You’ll want a mid-to-close-range SMG as your secondary for this class, and you might just find the perfect accompaniment in our best LC10 Warzone loadout.

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Add the trusty perks of Overkill, Double Time, and Amped, and an equipment pairing of a Heartbeat Sensor and Thermite Grenade, and you’re ready to go.

Best AK47 Warzone Loadout (Close range)

  • 20″ Spetsnaz RPK Barrel
  • KGB Skeletal Stock
  • Spetsnaz Grip
  • 45 Rnd Mag
  • Serpent Wrap

As we mentioned earlier, the AK-47, despite having the capability to be a long-range slayer, can be fleshed out to be a close-range option too.

With these attachments resulting in a huge buff to your mobility, you can throw yourself into buildings and clear them out with ease, just as you would with any MP5 or MAC-10.

With the Spetsnaz Grip offering decent stability too, it can still perform at mid-range, as well as up close.

Pairing this with a long-range AR like the AMAX or a devastating tactical rifle like the M16 should have you covered in any scenario.

The same combination of Double Time, Overkill, and Amped is recommended for perks, and Heartbeat Sensor and Thermite Grenades is the tried and tested pairing for your equipment.

No matter which build of the Cold War AK-47 you try, you’ll soon see that it is one of the most powerful guns in the game right now.

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