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Best AK-74u loadout for Warzone Season 3 Reloaded

Season 3 Reloaded changed many of the game's weapons as well as drastically altering the way various attachments work. The AK-74u is one such weapon and that means it's time to take a fresh look at the best loadout for the sub-machine gun.
Best AK-74u loadout for Warzone Season 3 Reloaded

In the Warzone Season 3 Reloaded update, the developers made balance changes to SMGs and Sniper Rifles, as well as many of the game's attachments. 

The one that received some major changes was the AK-74u which saw buffs to some aspects while nerfs to others. Couple that with the changes to attachments and those that usually run the AK-74u may have found their favourite sub-machine gun performing quite a bit differently from one day to the next.

Best AK-74u loadout for Warzone Season 3 Reloaded

Best ak-74u loadout for Warzone Season 3 reloaded
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Before we get into the best loadout for the AK-74u it's worth looking at what buffs and nerfs it actually received, information we can use to design a loadout that emphasises the guns strengths or conversely mitigates its weaknesses.


  • Neck multiplier increased from 1 to 1.4
  • Sprint to Fire Speed increased by 20%


  • Bullet Velocity decreased by 15%
  • Maximum damage range decreased by 25%

It's clear from these changes that the developers want to take the AK-74u from that SMG-AR hybrid category and put it firmly in the SMG category, with the bullet velocity and maximum damage range reduction vastly reducing the gun's effective range.

With that in mind, the AK-74u is best equipped to be a fast-firing high-calibre SMG and so we are designing a loadout based around that.

Best loadout

  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Speedgrip
  • Barrel: 10.3" Task Force
  • Ammunition: 40 Rnd Speed Mag

We have opted for the KGB Skeletal Stock which helps you run-and-gun with improvements seen to the ADS firing move speed, aim walking movement speed and sprint to fire time.

To help with the horizontal recoil we have attached the Spetsnaz Speedgrip which has the added bonus of a bit more sprint speed.

The GRU Suppressor helps mitigate against some of the nerfs the gun saw with the Season 3 Reloaded update offering improved bullet velocity and damage range, as well as sound suppression and some vertical recoil control.

Again mitigating against the nerfs is the 10.3" Task Force Barrel which increases damage range, bullet velocity and strafe speed at a small cost of vertical and horizontal recoil control.

40 Rnd Speed Mag increases reload quickness while increasing ammo capacity, keeping you in the fight for longer.

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