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Best Cold War AK-47 Warzone class loadout: Setup, Attachments, Perks

Published: 24/Sep/2021 15:50

by Alex Garton


The AK-47 is arguably the most iconic weapon in the Call of Duty franchise and is known for its high damage potential. This deadly AR can make short work of squads in Season 5, particularly when kitted out with the best attachments.

The beginning of Warzone Season 5 was dominated by the Krig 6, but now it’s been nerfed, the Cold War AK47 has taken its place as the most popular AR.

With an impressive TTK, damage range, and a manageable recoil pattern, the weapon can be extremely effective in medium to long-range gunfights.

Not only that, it can be kitted out with sniper support attachments if you’re looking for a loadout that shreds at close quarters.


So, without further ado, let’s jump into the best Cold War AK-47 loadout for Warzone in Season 5.


Best Cold War AK-47 build for Warzone

AK-47 Warzone loadout
Activision / Treyarch
This particular AK-47 build absolutely shreds in close quarters.


  • Barrel: 20″ Spetsnaz RPK Barrel
  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Speedgrip
  • Ammunition: 45 Rnd

This particular build transforms the AK-47 into a long-range monster, allowing you to beam players down from afar. For starters, you’ll want to run the 20″ Spetsnaz RPK Barrel for the increased strafe speed and bullet velocity.

When combined with the added recoil control and sound suppression from the GRU Suppressor, you have a deadly AR that can lock onto your enemies.

Next, you’ll want to equip the Spetsnaz Speed Grip to help bolster the AK-47’s heavy recoil pattern. This means you’ll be able to consistently land your shots and take out enemies in an instant.


Cold War AK-47
The AK-47 is perfect for players who want an alternative to the FFAR 1.

For the ammunition, you’ll want to add the 45 Rnds to the AK-47. This will ensure you never run out of ammo in an intense gunfight and allow you to take out multiple enemies with a single mag.

Finally, finish off the class with the Axial Arms 3x, an optic that provides a clear sightline and is perfect for long-range skirmishes.

Best Cold War AK-47 setup (Perks & Equipment)

Cold War AK47 Warzone
The Cold War AK47 is a strong sniper support weapon.
  • Perk 1: EOD
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped
  • Secondary: AMAX
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor

This AK-47 class utilizes the ever-popular EOD and Amped perks. After all, having perks that reduce the effectiveness of enemy explosives, while also enabling you to quickly swap to your secondary weapon is a must. 

Lastly, both the Semtex and Heartbeat Sensor help track down nearby enemies and flush out pesky campers – an area this loadout greatly excels in.


How to unlock the Cold War AK-47 in Warzone

AK-47 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The AK-47 is one of the first guns you unlock.

If you’ve been playing Cold War and Warzone for even just a few hours, then chances are, you already have the AK-47. If you don’t, then all you need to do is reach rank 7.

Unlike the Warzone’s other Assault Rifles, adding the AK-47 to your arsenal doesn’t require any challenges. Simply play the game and you’ll get yourself one of the most powerful weapons in Season 5.

Alternative Cold War AK-47 Warzone loadout (Sniper Support)

AK-47 Cold War Warzone
The Cold War AK-47 is one of the best sniper support weapons in the game.


  • Ammunition: 45 Round Mag
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap

Rather than building the weapon for long-range engagements, this build focuses on turning the Cold War AK-47 into a top-tier sniper support class.

That involves optimizing the attachments so the gun performs best at close to medium range, allowing you to take on any opponents who push your position.


While the setup above won’t contest enemies from a distance, it’ll absolutely shred enemies at close quarters, giving you the best chance to win a skirmish.

That rounds off our Cold War AK-47 loadout guide for Call of Duty: Warzone. Don’t forget to adjust any attachments based on your preference, it’s all about experimenting until you find a build for you.

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