The Best Warzone AK74u Loadout | A Dominant SMG

The AK74u is one of the most reliable SMGs in Warzone. Follow this guide for the best weapon setup and loadout!

Ak74u best warzone loadout
The AK74u is a perfect backup gun. | © Activision Blizzard

The AK74u has always been a decent weapon, especially in the multiplayer, but as with so many submachine guns, it had a harder time finding its place in Warzone. With the right attachments, though, the AK74u can be set up to give enough consistency over range to act as your main weapon on the move, while you can keep something for longer distances in your secondary slot. So, keep reading for our guide on the best setup and loadout for the AK74u.

What's The Best AK74u Setup Now?

Warzone AK74u Setup
This was all the range through the 2021 Season of the CDL. | © Activision Blizzard
MuzzleGRU Suppressor
Barrel9.3" VDV Reinforced
StockKGB Skeletal Stock
UnderbarrelSpetznaz Speedgrip
MagazineVDV 50 Round Fast Mags

The suppressor and extended magazine are going to be an obvious pick here, every weapon in Warzone should be set up with the largest magazine attachment available, and every weapon should be suppressed. Like the monolithic from Modern Warfare, this suppressor also increases range.

The ironsights on an AK74u are good enough to use, but if you want proper optics, then you could drop the Speedgrip. The Skeletal stock and the Speedgrip help improve handling speed, but the barrel is more important - it gives a fantastic range increase, essential for any submachine gun in Warzone.

The Best Secondary, Grenades & Perks For An AK74u

The Best Secondary Weapon For The AK74u

Fara 83 attachments
This is a great long range build, also from the BOCW era. | © Activision Blizzard

The AK74u is an SMG with decent range, but it's still an SMG at the end of the day, so you can't rock it as your main. In fact, we wouldn't even recommend pushing it into the Sniper Support role. Instead, you'll get the most out of the AK74u by using with a good long-range AR, like the FARA 83.

This attachment setup is designed to maximize range, recoil control and firepower. It doesn't have the best mobility, but you won't need it if you switch to the AK in time. You can read a full FARA 83 loadout guide here.

The Best Equipment For The AK74u

LethalThrowing Knife

With an AR and an SMG, things are going to get aggressive, so use the advantage the AK74u is giving you in close range and be the one to make those pushes. Stims will help massively because they give you a speed boost as well as healing now, and Throwing Knives can be great for rapidly thirsting kills when you're fighting inside.

The Best Perks For The AK74u

Perk 1E.O.D.
Perk 2Overkill

Perk 3


With E.O.D. you'll get a general buff against explosive damage, and Overkill will let you take both primary weapons. While Amped is essential as it allows for faster weapon switching, exactly what a loadout like these needs.

That was your complete rundown on the current AK74u meta. You'll have so much fun with this weapon, but if you're not feeling it, perhaps try the Welgun.