The Warzone 2 expert WhosImmortal has revealed a loadout for a fantastic ‘hybrid’ weapon that can be used at medium and close ranges in Season 2. The update that went live on February 24 drastically rebalanced Warzone 2’s meta by nerfing RPK and Fennec. These two heroes were still dominant in the meta after receiving nerfs at the start of Season 2 itself.
Players and content makers are pitching their ideas for the top-tier alternatives now that the top slots on the food chain of Warzone 2’s meta are opening up. WhosImmortal, a YouTuber, has already offered a variety of close-range weapons that could replace the Fennec now that it has been nerfed. One example of this type of firearm is the Kastov 74u, which combines the functions of an assault rifle with a medium range and a submachine gun with a close range.
Finest Kastov 74u loadout in Warzone 2
- Magazine: 45 Round Mag
- Stock: Markeev R7 Stock
- Rear Grip: Demo-X2 Grip
- Barrel: BR209 Barrel
- Laser: FFS OLE-V Laser
According to WhosImmortal’s explanation, he believes that the Kastov 74u is on par with the Chimera in terms of being a hybrid of medium and close-range rifles. “The Kastov 74u is also great for this type of play, which combines AR and SMG elements. “Close range, some medium range in there as well as close range,” said the content creator regarding the 74u. “Low recoil, but not as mobile as some of the subs, but it makes up for it with damage, I would say, for sure,” said the content creator.
The assault rifle has significant firepower and quick time to kill (TTK) at close ranges. The build described above focuses on improving the rifle’s mobility so that it can compete with other weapons effective at close range. When you add a magazine that holds 45 rounds to that, you can easily take on many adversaries during a single engagement without risking running out of ammunition.
With this loadout, it is able to compete head-to-head with the majority of the meta SMGs at close range, thanks to the mix of its tight content and medium-range capabilities, as well as its high magazine capacity and better mobility.
Having said that, to engage targets at medium to long ranges effectively, you will need either a sniper rifle like the SP-X 80 or an assault rifle like the Sakin MG38. According to WZRanked, the 74u has a pick rate of 1.4%; this is not the lowest pick rate, but it is definitely a long way below the popularity of meta weapons.