The Best Warzone AS VAL Loadout | Assault Rifle or SMG?

With Modern Warfare Season 6 two new weapons were introduced in Modern Warfare and Warzone. The AS VAL is a new assault rifle with an extremely high rate of fire, and here comes our setup guide.

AS VAL loadout | © EarlyGame

The AS VAL is one of the ancient Modern Warfare weapons that appeared in the meta from time to time because it was broken due to a bug, but was never a really good gun. Still, in some situations, the AS VAL is actually viable. The special thing about this weapon is the built-in silencer and the incredibly high fire rate of 923 RPM, which is crazy even compared to most submachine guns. However, the high rate of fire comes at the expense of control and accuracy, and the magazine are empty all the time. However, if you are looking for a weapon with good TTK that can compete with SMGs in close combat, this is the one.

The Best AS VAL Setup

The best AS VAL setup. | © Activision/EarlyGame
BarrelVLK 200mm Osa


Tac Laser
StockVLK Strelok
UnderbarrelCommando Foregrip
Magazine30 Round Mags

Thanks to the built-in silencer, we can finally do away with the Monolith silencer on the AS VAL, which gives us another free slot for an attachment. The Osa barrel increases range and bullet velocity, while the Strelok stock reduces recoil and increases target stability. Combined with the commando foregrip, this allows the gun's high recoil to be well controlled, and you can still hit something at medium or long ranges. To counteract the constantly empty magazine and not have to reload too often, we definitely recommend the larger 30-round magazine and with the Tac Laser we get even more mobility out of it.

The Best Secondary, Grenades & Perks For An AS VAL Loadout

The Best Secondary Weapon For The AS VAL

This is the best ZRG 20mm setup. | © Activision/EarlyGame

The AS VAL is an assault rifle, but thanks to its high rate of fire, it plays more like an SMG with slightly better range. So we recommend playing the AS VAL as a sniper support. And what is the best sniper in Warzone? Of course, the ZRG 20mm. With the above attachments, you can kill any enemy at pretty much any distance with just one well-aimed headshot. Just have a look at our ZRG 20mm Loadout Guide.

The Best Equipment For The AS VAL

TacticalSnapshot Grenade

When it comes to equipment, we rely on the versatile Semtex and Snapshot Grenades. Semtex is a good choice in almost every situation and effective against infantry and vehicles. Snapshot grenades, on the other hand, allow you to check where the enemies are hiding. So you always know where the next enemy is crouching and are less likely to be surprised when you want to push into a building.

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The Best Perks For The AS VAL

Perk 1
Cold Blooded
Perk 2
Perk 3

With perks, we rely on Cold Blooded to counter Combat Scout and generally stay under the radar. Overkill is mandatory, of course, because otherwise we wouldn't be able to carry both weapons. Finally, we pack Amped, because the ZRG is very slow, and we need to quickly switch to the AS VAL in case of an emergency. With Amped we are just a little more nimble when switching weapons.

That's all there is to the AS VAL. The assault rifle is certainly not a meta weapon, but it can still be a lot of fun. If you're looking for a really good long-range AR, try the KG M40.