Metaphor Reveals 'Best SMG in Warzone 2' Kastov-74u Build

"This thing insta-kills people up close."
"This thing insta-kills people up close." / Activision, Metaphor

Content creator Metaphor recently posted a video on his YouTube channel revealing what he thinks is the "best SMG" to use at the moment in Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 Season 1.

As most Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2 players are likely well aware, the Kastov-74u technically isn't an SMG. It is classified as one of three different assault rifles in the Kastovia Platform. However, those who have tried the gun out in-game will also be able to tell that the Kastov-74u isn't built for medium-to-long-range fights either, with stats and properties that make it perfect for close encounters.

Breaking it all down in a recent YouTube video eloquently titled, "THIS AK-74u LOADOUT is NOW THE BEST SMG IN WARZONE 2," Metaphor showcased how this Kastov-74u class setup is perhaps one that all players should be giving a try before the launch of Season 1 Reloaded.

Metaphor's Kastov-74u Warzone 2 Loadout

"This is so freaking quick and it has so much bullet velocity," Metaphor said in the video. "The only real problem with the 74u is you're not going to be gunning people at long-range with it, but that's not really the point of this gun anyway. This thing insta-kills people up close. This is probably my new favorite SMG in the game.

"It also doesn't really have that problem that the Fennec has where there's a bunch of smoke on your screen. I've noticed this gun is just a lot more consistent up close and it just does better raw damage at mid-range."

Here is Metaphor's Kastov-74u build with the attachments and tuning listed below:

  • Underbarrel: FTAC Tiger Grip (-0.44 oz, +0.10 in)
  • Ammunition: 5.45 High Velocity (-0.52 g, +9.00 gr)
  • Laser: FSS OLE-V Laser
  • Rear Grip: True-Tac Grip (+0.65 oz, -0.45 in)
  • Stock: Markeev R7 Stock (-4.00 oz, -1.08 in)

It's also worth mentioning that Metaphor himself stated that he'd really only use this setup for solos since you can get away with having a smaller magazine size. For those looking to use the Kastov-74u in trios or quads, Metaphor recommends to swap out the Markeev R7 Stock for the 45 Round Mag.

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