The Nikita AVT is a brand-new Assault Rifle in Warzone Season 3, rocking a blistering fire rate that is higher than any other Vanguard AR. Find out how you should be setting the new weapon up with our best Nikita AVT loadout in Warzone Season 3.
Warzone Season 3 is finally here, and Raven have once again decided to shake up the meta on Caldera. Along with serious buffs and nerfs to much of the existing roster, a handful of new weapons have also been thrown into the mix.
The Nikita AVT is the latest Assualt Rifle looking to challenge the big players in its class, with its SMG-like fire rate and impressive TTK. But does it have what it takes to become a truly meta weapon?
If you’re going to run the Nikita AVT in the new season, you’ll need to know the very best attachments and Perks to get the most out of it. This is our best Nikata AVT loadout for Warzone Season 3.
- Best Warzone Nikita AVT loadout attachments
- Best Perks to use with Nikita AVT in Warzone
- How to unlock Nikita AVT in Warzone
- Best alternatives to Nikita AVT in Warzone
Best Warzone Nikita AVT loadout attachments
- Muzzle: Mercury Silencer
- Barrel: Empress 613mm BFA
- Optic: Slate Reflector
- Stock: ZAC MS
- Underbarrel: M1941 Hand Stop
- Magazine: 7.62x54MMR 45 Round Mags
- Ammo Type: Lengthened
- Rear Grip: Polymer Grip
- Proficiency: Perfectionist
- Kit: Fully Loaded
The Nikita AVT’s unbelievable fire rate is countered by its tricky recoil, so our loadout is geared around keeping the AR under control and adapting it for long-range encounters. We kick things off with the Mercury Silencer, which helps curb some of the recoil and, crucially, keeps your shots nice and quiet.
Next up is the Empire 613mm BFA Barrel, which is the perfect option as it boosts both control and range at the same time, helping some of the weapon’s natural shortcomings. We then added the ZAC MS Stock, aiding horizontal accuracy as well as lowering the ADS speed.
For even more accuracy, the classic M1941 Hand Stop is a must, and the extra capacity of the 7.62x54MMR 45 Round Mags means that the Nikita AVT’s fire rate won’t leave you having to reload after each kill. In terms of Optics, we chose a standard Slate Reflector, but feel free to swap this for whichever sight suits your playstyle.
Polymer Grip is another essential pick, as it offers another drastic boost to recoil control and helps keep things steady in long-range fights. For the Ammo Type, Lengenthed remains the best choice in Season 3 thanks to its overall damage increase.
Finally, we chose the Perfectionist Proficiency for one last increase in recoil control, along with Fully Loaded to ensure you have maximum ammo at your disposal from the get-go. With these attachments, paired with the Nikita AVT’s ridiculous speed and TTK, you’re left with the perfect Assault Rifle for almost any scenario.
Best Warzone Perks & Equipment to use with Nikita AVT
- Perk 1: E.O.D
- Perk 2: Overkill then Ghost
- Perk 3: Amped
- Lethal: Semtex
- Tactical: Stim
You can take the Nikita AVT into both short and long-range fights, but the risk of a rogue explosive being thrown your way is unavoidable. With this in mind, we recommend using E.O.D to soak up some of the damage.
The new AR also makes for an ideal Sniper support, so you’ll want to equip Overkill so you can bring your favorite rifle along. We recommend the HDR or AX-50. Then, collect Ghost to remain hidden from enemy UAVs.
Once you have two primaries at your disposal, running Amped will allow you to switch between the two quickly so you’re never left with the wrong gun in your hands.
Lastly, the Semtex is an easy-to-use Lethal that can dispatch multiple enemies at once, while Stims provide a quick health boost to help you escape tricky situations.
How to unlock the Nikita AVT in Warzone
To unlock the Nikita AVT Assault Rifle, all players have to do is reach Tier 31 in the Season 3 Battle Pass.
Don’t worry, this is one of the many free Tiers on the Battle Pass, so you don’t have to worry about spending money to get your hands on the latest weapon. Simply grind enough XP and it’s all yours.
Best alternatives to Nikita AVT in Warzone
There’s no shortage of great Assualt Rifles to choose from in Warzone if the Nikita AVT isn’t working for you. The Automaton is a user-friendly option that doesn’t have as impressive a TTK but is very easy to control.
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