The Best Warzone 2.0 Kastov 545 Loadout | Finally Good

We have the best Kastov 545 setup and loadout for Warzone 2.0. After the assault rifle was unusable for a long time, some buffs have now made it an excellent option.

Kastov 545
We have the best Kastov 545 Loadout for Warzone 2.0. | © Activision

As usual, assault rifles are once again the most popular weapons in Warzone 2.0. They are simply the most versatile and work great in almost any situation. Of course, there are some assault rifles that are better than others, so we have already created a complete ranking of all assault rifles in Warzone 2.0 for you.

The Kastov 545 is part of the huge Kastov platform, which features some of the best weapons in the game – the Kastov 762, the RPK, the Kastov-74u and the Vaznev-9k. However, the Kastov 545 fell completely out of line here and was one of the weakest assault rifles in the game at launch. The weapon's extremely low damage meant that you lost out in almost every firefight, even in multiplayer where there are no armor plates. However, the Season 1 Reloaded update has finally changed that. Thanks to some buffs, the Kastov 545 is now much stronger and a good option for longer distances thanks to its low recoil.

Warzone 2.0: Kastov 545 Setup

Kastov 545
The best Kastov 545 setup for Warzone 2.0. | © Activision
SlotAttachmentHow to UnlockTuning
MuzzleFSS Covert VHCR 56 to Level 13Aim Down Sight Speed (-0.1 oz) / Bullet Velocity (+0.44 in)
BarrelIG-K30 406mmKastov 545 to Level 5Aim Walking Speed (-0.25 oz) / Damage Range (+0.29 in)
OpticSlimline ProLachmann-MP to Level 11Aim Down Sight Speed (-0.65 oz) / Standard
Magazine45 Round MagM4 to Level 5Kein Tuning möglich
UnderbarrelFTAC Ripper 56Lachmann-762 to Level 6Aim Down Sight Speed (-0.41 oz) / Standard

In our Kastov 545 setup, we want to take advantage of the gun's low recoil to use it at long ranges. With the barrel we thus increase bullet velocity and range, but also recoil control, while with the muzzle we increase bullet speed even more without having to take too many disadvantages in return.

The optic is a matter of taste as always, we just love the Slimline Pro. With the underbarrel, we provide even more control, which makes the Kastov 545 almost a laser, and the larger magazine is self-explanatory, as always.

With the attachment tuning, we try to regain some mobility, but also want to maximize damage range on the barrel.

Warzone 2.0 Kastov 545: Secondary, Perks & Equipment

Secondary: Fennec 45

The Fennec is really strong in CQB. | © EarlyGame/Activision

With the Kastov 545 as our primary weapon, we are well-equipped for medium to long distances, but a bit too slow in close combat. So we need a fast weapon with a TTK that is as short as possible. Since the Akimbo pistols have been nerfed, the Fennec 45 is once again our best choice. With its extremely fast rate of fire, it destroys enemies at short distances in milliseconds – but remember that it can really only be used effectively at a few meters.

Perks (Base, Bonus & Ultimate)

Once again our standard choice:

Extra Package

Base Perks

Double Time/ Tracker

Bonus PerkSpotter
Ultimate Perk


And again the same perks as always, but Spectre is just the best perk package in Warzone 2.0 at the moment. Ghost is indispensable to counter the UAV spam, and therefore we also put up with the other extras. After all, Double Time and Tracker are still quite helpful in some situations. However, nobody really needs Spotter.

Of course, we have to forgo overkill in favor of spirit, but we can simply buy the second weapon in the loadout at a buy station.

Equipment (Lethal & Tactical)

Our preferred combo:


Flash Grenade

The radius of the flashes is currently extremely large and the blinding effect lasts for a very long time, which makes flash grenades a damn powerful weapon. Semtex is just always useful and works against vehicles and infantry alike – one of the simplest options you can't go wrong with.

And that was the best Kastov 545 loadout, but if you want to try something new, check out the best battle rifles in Warzone 2.0.

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