With every new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare season comes big meta changes and Season 6 is no exception. If you dive into Call of Duty: Warzone in the next few days and weeks, you’ll start to see a lot more players using the AS-Val in their loadouts.
The gun, which was introduced alongside the SP-R208 marksman rifle in the recent update, is achingly overpowered. It’s classified as an assault rifle, but if you’ve given it a spin in Verdansk already, you’ll know it fires more like a sub-machine gun. It has a crazy fire rate that makes it faster than the meta-defining MP5, but as a trade off, it has a tiny magazine – making it less effective in bigger game modes like trios and quads.
However, that being said, if you’re a keen solo or duos player, you’re going to want to stick a couple of hours grinding this gun on smaller multiplayer maps like Shipment to unlock more attachments.
The gun is so powerful at the moment that it’s even made it into NICKMERCS’ Warzone loadouts list, so you’re going to want to try this out.
The best AS-VAL Warzone loadout
Here’s what we’re dropping into Verdansk with:
- VLK 200m OSA barrel
- VLK Strelok stock
- 30-round mags
- Strippled rear grip tape
- Sleight of Hand perk
This no-frills AS-VAL Warzone loadout will get your frying enemies in no time. It’s built for efficiency, accuracy, and speed, hence why there’s no scope and it has a short barrel.
The combination of the barrel, stock, and grip tape gives players an added boost of accuracy, while upping the range and control of the weapon. The base damage of the gun isn’t changed with this setup, but it still shreds so we wouldn’t worry about that.
We’ve paired this gun up with the Sleight of Hand perk because the magazine capacity is pretty small. In tense firefights where you’re popping shots off left, right, and center, you’re going to go through mags fast – and the perk is there to get you back and firing as quickly as possible.
Of course, if you’re looking for something to find a bit more range, we’d ditch the rear grip for an optic. However, it’s worth remembering this gun doesn’t really do long distances – you’re going to want a sniper rifle for that.
That’s it for now. Keep an eye on this guide for more incredible AS-VAL loadouts that’ll keep your Warzone enemies guessing.