After weeks of rumblings, some of the best Warzone guns have been hit with pretty big nerfs. While that has created a pretty balanced Warzone meta, it means that many of us need have started to search for a new primary. If that’s you, 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. With an adjustment to the gun’s recoil pattern and kitted out with the best AK-47 Warzone loadout, the assault rifle feels better than ever. 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)
The best AK-47 Warzone loadout for Season 3 at long range is:
- 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, making this the best AK-47 Warzone loadout for long range.
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.
Best AK47 Warzone Loadout (Close range)
The best AK-47 Warzone loadout for close range is:
- 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 (you can find our choice of the best CR-56 AMAX Warzone loadout here) or a devastating tactical rifle like the M16 (the best M16 Warzone loadout is here) should have you covered in any scenario.
Best AK47 Warzone loadout: perks and equipment
If you want to run the short range AK-47, then you’ll need the Overkill perk to combine it with an AMAX or M16, but in our humble opinion it’s a perk always worth taking.
For either of these AK-47 Warzone loadouts, combine Overkill with the usual suspects, Double Time and Amped, for your perks. The combination of 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.