Best AS VAL loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 5

Liam Mackay
Best Warzone AS VAL loadout

The AS VAL has one of the fastest time-to-kills in Call of Duty, so it’s well worth running as your secondary weapon. Here are the best attachments and perks to make the best Warzone AS VAL loadout for Season 5.

There are plenty of viable weapons in Warzone, especially with Raven Software’s commitment to keeping the time to kill (TTK) consistent across the board. The AS VAL is a surprising pick but can be extremely effective in the right situations.

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This weapon is built to dominate at close-medium range. Its small magazine means you won’t be taking out multiple enemies at long range, but its fast fire rate makes it one of the strongest at close-medium. Here is the best AS VAL loadout for Warzone Season 5.

Best Warzone AS VAL Loadout

Best Warzone AS VAL loadout

Best Warzone AS VAL loadout attachments

  • Barrel: VLK 200mm Osa
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Stock: FFS Intl. Gen 4 GRU
  • Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 30 Round Mags

The VLK 200mm Osa barrel comes with an internal Monolithic Suppressor, vastly increasing its range and bullet velocity. Then, to keep it under control and increase your hip-fire accuracy, the Merc Foregrip is a solid choice.

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Then, the Tac Laser and FFS Intl. Gen 4 GRU stock will increase your ADS speed, allowing you to quickly snap onto enemies, taking advantage of the VAL’s impressive TTK.

With this weapon’s incredibly fast fire rate, the 30 Round Mags are necessary. You’ll find yourself only being able to down one opponent before reloading, so this weapon is especially effective in BR Solos.

Best perks to use with Warzone AS VAL class

best perks for Warzone AS VAL class
  • Perk 1: Cold-Blooded
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped

To get the most out of Warzone’s AS VAL, you need to have the best Perks to match. These Perks set you up for the match ahead, helping you survive in almost any Warzone situation.

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Season 5’s Combat Scout is extremely powerful, but Cold-Blooded now counters it. You won’t be pinged or visible through walls when getting shot, which takes away Combat Scout users’ greatest advantage.

After that, Overkill will allow you to carry two primary weapons and Amped will let you switch between the two rapidly. As the AS VAL has a low magazine size, you need another weapon alongside it such as a Sniper Rifle.

Most recent AS VAL buffs and nerfs in Warzone

Warzone AS VAL in-game

The AS VAL received a significant to its damage range in the August 16 update patch notes. While still incredibly effective at close-range, it now struggles more against far-off targets.

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  • AS VAL (MW)
    • Maximum Damage decreased from 30 to 27

The AS VAL (MW), following our balance overhaul, retained one of the fastest, easily achieved TTKs in the game. While its magazine capacity does hold it back, its TTK potential has remained well outside of the range we have been targeting.

How to unlock the AS VAL

best warzone AS VAL loadout

The AS VAL was included in Modern Warfare Season 6’s Battle Pass, so you’ll now need to complete a challenge to unlock it in Warzone Season 5 to make the best Warzone AS VAL loadout.

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This requires you to get 2 headshots using Assault Rifles in 5 different matches. This should be simple to do in both Modern Warfare’s multiplayer and Warzone; take an Assault Rifle into matches and aim for the head.

Best alternatives

As the AS VAL is best suited for close-range in Warzone Solos, there are plenty of other weapons you could take instead. Modern Warfare’s MP5 underwent a secret buff that makes it incredibly powerful, and the Bullfrog remains a popular choice.

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About The Author

Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor who focuses on Call of Duty but also plays lots of fantasy RPGs or anything else in his massive gaming backlog. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam freelanced in games journalism before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].