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The best CARV.2 Warzone loadout

A tactical rifle to rival the M16 and the AUG? Check out the best CARV.2 build in Warzone so you're prepared.

An operator wielding a CARV.2 tactical rifle in Black Ops Cold War

 You can no longer use the CARV.2 in Warzone because this version of the game was shut down. However, this guide will be updated and will come in handy if the CARV.2 ever returns.

Of the six weapons added to Season 3 of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, the CARV.2 was the one that Warzone players, in particular, were the most interested in – and for good reason. Once you saw the best Warzone CARV.2 loadout in action, it was clear as day how powerful this weapon was.

In the battle royale game, tactical rifles were (and still are) notoriously overpowered, with the best M16 Warzone loadout being one of the strongest in the Black Ops Cold War era of Warzone getting hit with nerfs.

Unfortunately, once Warzone’s Black Ops Cold War integration was swapped out in favor of Modern Warfare 2 (2022), the CARV.2 became inaccessible. While you can’t run around blasting foes with it anymore, there’s nothing Call of Duty loves more than returning old favorites. So, this will come in handy if the CARV.2 returns.

Best Carv2 Warzone loadout

The best CARV.2 loadout in Warzone was:

  • Agency Silencer
  • 22.3″ Cavalry Lancer
  • Axial Arms 3x
  • Field Agent Foregrip
  • 45 Rnd Speed Mag

This was the quintessential set of attachments for any long-range tactical rifle at the time and is the kind of set-up we saw on the M16 or AUG in the past too.

The focus here was on increasing damage and bullet velocity, while also reducing the recoil and giving you some extra bullets in the mag.

To get the increase in bullet velocity you wanted, we recommended running the Cavalry Lancer barrel. While it said it increased vehicle damage in-game, it was actually the only barrel to provide any kind of buff to bullet velocity.

With the CARV.2 being a mid to long-range specialist, you would have also wanted to pair it with something that could shred enemies at close range in the blink of an eye. Go and check out our best MAC-10 Warzone loadout for some inspiration. This would mean your loadout was prepared for anything you were likely to run into out in the field. After all, there’s nothing worse than being caught unprepared in a battle royale, fumbling what could have been a strong match.

For your perks, we recommended either Double Time or E.O.D. as your Perk 1, Overkill as Perk 2, and Amped as Perk 3. These were the meta choices at the time, and it was a no-brainer to use them with the CARV.2 as well.

As for equipment, we personally loved the combination of Heartbeat Sensor and Thermite Grenades to be able to keep track of foes bunkered down in buildings or hiding behind cover. But, you could also have swapped out the latter for C4 or Semtex if that was more your cup of tea.

Taking a spot among the best Warzone guns at the time, the CARV.2 is an iconic weapon for any veteran. That’s why it’s a shame that you can no longer use it now that Black Ops Cold War has been and gone, though we’re still holding out for its return.