When it comes to Call of Duty: Warzone's sniper rifles, the Kar98k is without a doubt one of the best in the game.
As far as bolt-action snipers, it had few equals but that all changed in Season 3, with the introduction of the Swiss K31 offering up a similar and capable rival.
The latest sniper to enter Warzone, the Swiss K31, is more than a little similar to the Kar98k. (Picture: Activision Blizzard)
It has had many asking if the Kar98k is still the best for that one-shot-kill potential and while the Swiss K31 is a very good gun, in our tests we found them to perform similarly with the Swiss K31 just narrowing beating out the Kar98k.
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That doesn't mean you should be retiring gun, sniper rifles are all about familiarity and if you are comfortable with the Kar98k you shouldn't be quick to change but that doesn't mean you should rest on your laurels though and with Season 3 introducing changes to various attachments its worth making sure you have the best loadout possible.
Best Kar98k loadout in Warzone Season 3
- Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
- Barrel: Singuard Custom 27.6″ Barrel
- Laser: Tac Laser
- Optic: Sniper Scope
- Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape
This Kar98k loadout is all about improving on the rifles best features, its pinpoint accuracy and range.
To that end, the Stippled Grip Tape and Singuard Custom 27.6" Barrel help improve both of these metrics at a small cost to mobility and ADS speed.
For usability and to help you at range, we have attached the Tac Laser and Sniper Scope, the latter offers a huge 8x magnification while the laser increases aim stability, walking steadiness and ADS speed.
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The Monolithic Suppressor will help you keep things as quiet as possible, helpful for making your way around Verdansk without attracting too much attention.