AK-47 Loadout Guide

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Below is our recommended AK-47 loadout for Warzone. Other weapon loadout guides can be found here.

The AK-47 is one of the most challenging Assault Rifles to use in Modern Warfare / Warzone, primarily due to its high recoil. This gun packs quite a punch, but is also very hard to control, hence the reason it has been overlooked by many. Those of you who manage to master the recoil control of AK-47 should consider yourself lucky as being accurate with this gun can be extremely troublesome for the opposing team.

The AK-47 has high recoil, but it also shreds through players if you are accurate enough with it. Of course, the base weapon is going to have very high recoil, to the point where you won't be able to land shots even at medium range unless you are good with the recoil control of this gun.

The AK-47 was also famous for being too slow and decreasing the overall mobility of the players. It had very slow ADS speed until a new update was pushed mid-season 4 in which a number of weapon changes and balances were introduced, including a buff to the AK-47. The base ADS speed was increased from 268ms to 239ms. This means that it can be increased even more if you use attachments that favor the ADS speed, such as the Tac laser.

You can make it easier for yourself through the right attachments and minimize the recoil on this gun. Below we have a complete loadout for AK-47, which focuses on reducing recoil while making sure it has good range and accuracy. The overall mobility when using this weapon won't be too fast, but it also won't be too slow.

You need to rank up your AK-47 to at least level 66. We have a full guide on how to upgrade your weapon, battle pass tier, and player fast. We also have a guide on all the attachments for every weapon along with their unlock level requirements.

Note that even with the below setup, you will have a little bit of recoil, but it shouldn't be an issue to control it thanks to the attachments we will be using.

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Select the Monolithic Suppressor as your Muzzle attachment. The Monolithic Suppressor is the best Suppressor for all the applicable weapons in this game.

The Monolithic Suppressor not only conceals your location by suppressing your shots, but also increases your overall damage range. And, in Warzone, range is one of the important stats that you must focus on the most.

The Monolithic Suppressor unlocks at level 61.


Choose the 23.0" RPK Barrel as your Barrel attachment. This Barrel will further increase your damage range, along with increased bullet velocity and recoil control.

Some players prefer to go with 23.0" Romanian, which is also a suitable Barrel attachment. But, the benefits of the RPK Barrel are more numerous and it provides better overall stats.

We recommend going with the 23.0" RPK Barrel if you want to control that colossal recoil of AK-47.

The 23.0" RPK Barrel unlocks at level 47.


Your third attachment should be the Tac Laser, as your Laser attachment. It will give you a better ADS speed on top of the already buffed ADS speed of 239ms from 268ms.

The Tac Laser also provides better-aiming stability and aim walking steadiness, which helps when you are strafing left or right and shooting at the opposing players.

The Tac Laser unlocks at level 66.

Optic or Underbarrel

Choose VLK 3.0x Optic as your Optic attachment. This Optic is one of the most accurate and turns your weapon into a laser beam, especially if you are using the heaviest/most extended available Barrel for your gun.

The VLK 3.0x Optic increases your range a lot, allowing you to take out enemies at medium to high range easily. It does decrease your ADS speed a bit, but that is why we have the Tac Laser attachment to compensate for that lost ADS speed.

If you want to engage opposing enemies at short to medium range with even better recoil control, then you can remove the Optic and replace it with the Operator Foregrip as your Underbarrel attachment.

The VLK 3.0x Optic unlocks at level 25. The Ranger Foregrip unlocks at level 65.

Rear Grip

You can select Rubberized Grip Tape as your Rear Grip attachment for even more recoil control. This will help you eliminate most of the recoil you get on an AK-47.

The addition of the Operator Foregrip as your Underbarrel instead of the Optic should minimize it the most.

Rubberized Grip Tape unlocks at level 51.

We do not use any Ammunition attachment because the current ammo capacity of the AK-47 is enough to take out a duo or a trio in Warzone. The trio might require you to reload, but you can confidently take out a pair.

You will need to be accurate with your shots, though. Besides, the fire rate of the AK-47 is decent and not fast enough for it to run out so quickly. The damage of the bullets coming out of the AK is high, allowing you to utilize fewer bullets.

Hassan Sajid

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