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Best RPK Loadout for Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 and DMZ

by Troy Gloski 05 Jan 2023

The Season 1 Reloaded update has shifted the meta in Warzone 2.0 and DMZ, but don’t you worry Freeknation, because we’ve got your six. Pair this RPK with a Vaznez 9k or a Fennec 45 and you will be dominating most ranges of gunfights in Al Mazrah. Whether you are playing Solos, Duos, Trios, or Quads, anyone can benefit from the base ammo capacity, recoil, and range that the RPK boasts. We have always been a huge LMG fan, with the Bruen meta from Warzone being one of our favorite seasons. So it’s great to see the RPK getting its time to shine in the meta spotlight. With the right attachments and tuning this RPK will be your go-to first loadout and weapon in Warzone 2.0.


Regarding optics, this is largely personal preference, but the RPK’s largest downside is its weight and lack of mobility and snappiness, so a lot of the attachments and tuning will be designed to mitigate those weaknesses. We recommend the CORVUS SOL-76 over a longer-range scope that will make the gun heavier.

In the muzzle category, we’re going to throw on the ZULU-60 silencer. This is going to keep us off the radar when we fire, while adding addition bullet velocity and recoil control/steadiness, both of which are essential for hitting your targets at long range during sustained fire.

As previously mentioned in the sight category, we want to improve the snappiness of this beastly weapon, so let’s throw on the CORVUS SOL-76 laser for increased Aim Down Sight Speed.

We recommend the FTAC RIPPER 56 for the underbarrel attachment for the increased Recoil Stabilization and reduced Idle Sway with minimal negatives.

Ammunition Type should come as no surprise, but we are rocking the .50 Cal High Velocity ammunition for increased Bullet Velocity, further ensuring that our shots hit our targets even when that bullet has a long way to go.

Attachment Tuning

We tuned the CORVUS SOL-76 Optic for slightly faster ADS (-1.74oz) and we tuned the Eye Position to close (+1.20 in).

For the ZULU-60 silencer, we’re going to tune this for slightly more Recoil Steadiness (+0.72oz) and more Aiming Idle Stability (-0.52in)

.50 Cal High Velocity should be tuned for slightly more Damage Range (+0.11g) and then max out Bullet Velocity (+9.00 gr).

Finally, for the FTAC RIPPER 56, we tuned this underbarrel for more ADS Speed (-0.21oz) and more Aim Walking Speed (-0.27).

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If you are just getting started in Warzone 2.0, or DMZ, you should check out our Warzone 2.0 Controller Tips and Settings Guide. If you want to see more gun guides like this, we’ll be talking a lot more about Warzone 2.0 in the coming months, so keep up with KontrolFreek Blogs for the latest guides, rankings, and pro player recommendations for Warzone 2.0 and all your other favorite games! If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for future guides please let us know in the comments or on Twitter. If you aren’t already, be sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok to stay up to date on the latest gaming content and join our Twitch streams for some always entertaining gameplay and opportunities to win free KontrolFreek and SteelSeries products!

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