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Best Kar98k Vanguard Class Loadout: Which Attachments to Use

Here are the best attachments to use on the Kar98k in Call of Duty: Vanguard.
Here are the best attachments to use on the Kar98k in Call of Duty: Vanguard. / Photo courtesy of Activision

This best Kar98k Vanguard class loadout guide is here for those who want to make sure they're using the fully optimized version of the top-tier sniper rifle.

It's week one with Vanguard multiplayer officially here, and needless to say, players are already trying to figure out what the best guns to use are. While there will surely be plenty of back-and-forth over what the meta weapons will be as players gradually get more matches and gunfights in, the Kar98k has surely emerged as a strong option since the beta. Here are the attachments to use for the best Kar98k class loadout in Call of Duty: Vanguard at launch.

Best Kar98k Vanguard Class Loadout: Which Attachments to Use

  • Muzzle: L Brake
  • Barrel: Krausnick 560MM LWS03K
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Stock: Short Stock

In Vanguard, although the game allows players to use up to a whopping 10 attachments on each of their weapons, it's actually best not to use all of those slots for sniper rifles. This is because the two most important things for snipers in multiplayer are sprint-to-fire time and aim down sight (ADS) speed.

With that being said, it's best to leave some of the spots open rather than tacking on attachments that reduce the sniper's sprint-to-fire time.

For the muzzle, the L Brake is the best to use here as it improves the Kar98k's accuracy without adding any penalties elsewhere.

Next, the Krausnick 560MM LWS03K barrel is the best choice here as it improves the Kar98k's ADS speed.

While we do recommend skipping out on adding a magazine attachment — as all of them penalize the Kar98k's damage or bullet velocity — players should add on the Lengthened ammo type as reduces the bullet drop for those longer shots.

Add on the Fabric Grip as well as it improves the Kar98k's ADS and sprint-to-fire speeds, as well as benefits its hip fire recoil recovery.

The Short Stock is by far the most important attachment for this class as it improves the Kar98k's movement, ADS, sprint to fire and aim walking movement speeds, allowing players to be way more aggressive with it.

Lastly, for the Kar98k's two weapon perks, the Proficiency and Kit are simply up to player preference.