The best Warzone 2 RPK loadout in Modern Warfare 2

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The best Warzone 2 RPK loadout really plays into the mid to long-range battles that work so well in the Modern Warfare 2 battle royale. The RPK excels thanks to high damage and recoil control, and comes with plenty of ammo to keep laying down fire. 

It's a close call between this and the RAAL for the best LMG overall but we're currently favoring this as a solid option. Obviously as an LMG it's slower firing than an AR but it's got some great stats to compensate for that and, set up well, can really hold it's own in a fight. 

Coming up we're going to show you two effective RPK builds, along with details for unlocking this powerful LMG in Call of Duty: Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2.

If it's range you really want though, then consider the best Warzone 2 sniper rifles. Obviously you're going semi auto at best here, or more likely bold action, in terms of fire rate but you'll be fighting at distanced where your opponent won't even find you, let alone hit you.

How to unlock the RPK in Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2

To unlock the RPK in Warzone 2 you need to reach rank 23, which will unlock the Kastov 762. Reach level 16 with that gun to then get the RPK. As with a lot of these unlocks the quickest option is to play fast, quick games. So get stuck into Shoot House in Modern Warfare 2 for some high-kill games and big XP payouts.

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 The best RPK loadout in Warzone 2 

This is the best Warzone 2 RPK loadout and attachments: 

  • Muzzle: ZLR Talon 5
  • Laser: Canted Vibro-Dot 7
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple
  • Ammunition: 7.62 High Velocity
  • Rear Grip: Demo-X2 Grip

The best RPK loadout boosts accuracy, recoil control, and stability, without sacrificing mobility. It’s a weapon that can be used at decent range, but works best in the mid point, preferably alongside a sniper.

Start with the ZLR Talon 5 Muzzle for sound suppression, faster bullet velocity, more damage range, and recoil smoothness, which will allow you to easily hit your shots.

The return of the Honey Badger

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If you want almost the complete opposite of the RPK the best Warzone 2 Chimera loadouts will give you high fire rates at close range with this SMG-like assualt rifle.

Next, we recommend the Canted Vibro-Dot 7 Laser. This might sound like a bad choice because it’s unconventional, but this Laser is excellent, especially at mid-range. It effectively removes any visual recoil, while actually improving your aim down sights (ADS) speed, stability, and sprint-to-fire speed. Give it a try and once you get used to it, you’re bound to perform well with it.

After that, we advise going with the VX Pineapple Underbarrel for better hip fire accuracy, hip recoil control, recoil steadiness, and aim walking steadiness. Once again, this will help you land your shots more easily, regardless of distance.

When it comes to any mid to long-range build, we almost always recommend the 7.62 High Velocity Ammunition, which improves your bullet velocity. This prevents you from having to lead your shots as much.

Finish off the build with the Demo-X2 Grip Rear Grip, giving you improved recoil control without harming your ADS speed. 

The best long-range  RPK loadout in Warzone 2

The best long range RPK build in Warzone 2 uses these attachments: 

  • Muzzle: ZLR Talon 5
  • Barrel: TAC 597 Barrel
  • Optic: Aim Op-V4
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple
  • Ammunition: 7.62 High Velocity

If you’re looking for a Warzone 2 RPK build for long-range specifically, you should prioritize fast bullet velocity, allowing you to hit your shots from afar much easier.

Stick with the ZLR Talon 5 Muzzle, making your weapon highly effective at range. The bullet velocity boost, specifically, is very important here. 

Next, go with the TAC 597 Barrel for better damage range, hip fire accuracy, movement speed, and faster bullet velocity.

We’ll swap the Laser for the Aim Op-V4 Optic with this build, allowing you to see your opponents from afar. This Optic is great because it offers a fair amount of zoom without a sniper glint.

Keep the VX Pineapple Underbarrel and the 7.62 High Velocity Ammunition, for the boosts to recoil control and bullet velocity, respectively.

Best Warzone 2 RPK class in Modern Warfare 2 

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If you're looking for the best overall RPK build in Modern Warfare 2 or Warzone 2 then equip these: 

  • Field Upgrade: Munitions Box
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade 
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Base Perk 1: Double Time
  • Base Perk 2: Tracker
  • Bonus Perk: Spotter
  • Ultimate Perk: Ghost

Ammo and supplies are precious so we recommend coming equipped with the Munitions Box Field Upgrade. Then, you should come equipped with Stun Grenades, allowing you to slow down your opponents, or incapacitate them before you rush in. Semtex Grenades are great, too, and stick to most surfaces you throw them at. 

We also recommend the Specter Perk Package, which includes Double Time, Tracker, Spotter, and Ghost. Double Time is effective because it boosts the duration of your tactical sprint. This makes it much easier to outrun your opponents, or get to cover. Tracker temporarily reveals your opponent’s footprints on the ground, allowing you to pursue and find them more efficiently. Since so many players like camping with Claymores and Proximity Mines, having Spotter is invaluable, as it reveals enemy equipment through walls. Finally, Ghost works tremendously well, preventing you from appearing on enemy minimaps during UAVs, as well as Heartbeat Sensors, and Portable Radars. 

Joseph Yaden

Joseph loves Nintendo and horror games. With the Nintendo Switch, he's ready to get spooky anytime, anywhere. He specializes in covering Call of Duty: Warzone and action RPGs like Dark Souls, so you can bet he's looking forward to Elden Ring, the brainchild of George RR Martin and Hidetaka Miyazaki. You can find Joseph's work at GamesRadar, Digital Trends, Inverse, and PLAY Magazine. When he's not writing about video games he can usually be found petting his cats and listening to some Progressive Metal. He thinks Meshuggah is tight.

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