The Best Warzone 2.0 Kastov-74u Loadout | A Great Short-Range AR

The Kastov-74u and the STB are the meta short-range ARs right now, and they can work fantastically well alongside a long-range LMG or a sniper. Here's the best attachment setup for the Kastov-74u in Warzone 2, and a loadout to use it with.

Kastov 74 U PNG
For a great AR/SMG hybrid, here's the Kastov-74u loadout you want. | © Activision

The Kastov is maybe the best weapon in the entire game for 6v6 multiplayer, but in Warzone things are different. This is still a very solid, short-range AR, but it simply doesn't have the recoil control for mid and long-range engagements. For that reason it's a more situational, A-Tier gun, than a hard-meta S-Tier one.

Still, if you want an SMG/AR hybrid to bring alongside an LMG or a sniper, the Kastov-74u is a great idea. You can find the best attachment setup for the Kastov-74u below, as well as a complete loadout to use it with.

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The Best Attachment Setup For The Kastov-74u In Warzone 2

Kastov 74 U
This is a wonderfully fast AR. | © Activision


Unlock Requirements
Attachment Tuning
MuzzleSakin Tread-40STB 556 to Level 4Recoil Stabilization (+0.60 oz) / Gun Kick Control (+0.28 in)


FSS OLE-V LaserEBR-14 to Level 10Default

Otrezat Stock

Kastov 762 to Level 10 → Kastov 545 to Level 13 → Kastov-74u to Level 15 → Vaznev-9K to Level 5Aim Down Side Speed (-2.70 oz) / Aim Walking Speed (-1.25 in)
Rear Grip

True-Tac Grip

Kastov 762 to Level 10 → Kastov 545 to Level 13 → Kastov-74u to Level 15 → Vaznev-9K to Level 10

Aim Down Side Speed (-0.65 oz) / Sprint To Fire Speed (-0.35 in)

Magazine45 Round MagM4 to Level 5Default

With this loadout we need to get a little bit of recoil control from the attachments, but the priority is to keep this weapon as fast as it can be while equipped with the extended mags. For this reason we've selected a lot of attachments that wouldn't look out of place on an SMG, apart from the muzzle device which makes the weapon more controllable.

It might surprise you that we chose the Sakin over the Lockshot or Komodo, but there's a good reason for this. The Sakin focuses more on vertical recoil control than on horizontal recoil control, but in the case of the 74u, that's actually a good thing; the weapon wants to kick upward more aggressively than it bounces side to side.

Oh, and if you hate running lasers then we would suggest replacing it for a 1x optic like the Slimline pro.

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The Best Loadout For The Kastov-74u: Secondary, Perks & Equipment

Secondary: Victus XMR

Victus XMR
The explosive rounds can let us get that one-shot down, but the devs will no doubt patch this out soon. | © Activision

The RPK or RAAL MG would also be good in this spot, but if you prefer sniping then go with the Victus. The above build can currently get downs with headshots thanks to the explosive ammo, but be warned, it's quite likely the devs will patch this out and make the explosive ammo weaker at some point.

Perks (Base, Bonus & Ultimate)

Since we can no longer choose our own perks in Warzone 2.0, we have to choose one of the pre-made perk packages. Here is the best perk package in Warzone right now:

Perk PackageRecon

Base Perk

Tracker, Double Time

Bonus PerkFocus
Ultimate Perk


Birdseye is like having a near-permanent Advanced UAV, which makes it by far the most valuable Ultimate Perk. And Recon is the only package that contains Birdseye, so it's a must-pick. Alongside Birdseye, you get Focus, which is good because it gives you a universal buff to stability while ADS'd. While both Tracker and Double Time are also great in Warzone.

Equipment (Lethal & Tactical)

Here is our favorite choice of equipment to take with the Kastov-74u:



The Kastov will suit naturally fast players, so we've coupled it with Stims for those that like to play aggressive and need quick resets. For lethal equipment there are loads of good options, but the Semtex is just easy to use and good against both vehicles and infantry alike.

If you try it out and the Kastov-74u it doesn't feel like the one, we advise you to pick something from an even higher tier in our complete ranking of all Warzone 2 weapons.

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