Best SVT-40 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 2 Reloaded

Luca Di Marzo
SVT-40 Warzone loadout

After Warzone Pacific Season 2 Reloaded introduced a major health increase for Battle Royale modes, the SVT-40 is emerging as a top option. You’ll need to equip the correct attachments and Perks to make the best SVT-40 Warzone loadout.

Vanguard’s SVT-40 Marksman Rifle is proving to be a late bloomer when it comes to Warzone viability. The weapon had failed to make an impact on the meta since the launch of Warzone Pacific but following the Season 2 Reloaded health increase, the SVT-40 is considered a powerful choice.

The SVT-40 is far from an easy weapon to use but with the right attachments controlling the weapon’s recoil becomes manageable. If you’re someone with a precise trigger finger, you won’t want to ignore the best SVT-40 loadout any longer.

Best SVT-40 attachments for Warzone Pacific

SVT-40 Warzone weapon
  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: ZAC 730mm Precision
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Stock: Empress Crown
  • Underbarrel: m1941 Hand Stop 
  • Magazine: 7.62x54mmR 20 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip 
  • Perk 1: Perfectionist
  • Perk 2: Fully Loaded

Using the SVT-40 for long-range gunfights on Caldera will prove difficult without attachments that improve aiming stability and recoil control. Therefore, we’ll start with the MX Silencer, ZAC 730mm Precision, and the Empress Crown Stock. These attachments will hurt your ADS speed but they’re necessary to properly control the weapon.

The recoil recovery that Stippled Grip provides is invaluable when it comes to controlling the weapon and the m1941 Hand Stop is a standard Warzone attachment that improves accuracy.

When it comes to the Optic, we’ve gone with the SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x over the G16 2.5x but both are viable options for medium and long-range gunfights. The 7.62x54mmR 20 Round Mags may not seem like a lot for Warzone, but 20 rounds for a semi-automatic weapon is plenty.

The Perfectionist Perk is the final attachment that will improve recoil control. The weapon should be easier to aim with these important attachments.

Best SVT-40 Perks and equipment

Warzone Pacific Perks
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill / Restock
  • Perk 3: Battle Hardened
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stun Grenades

Given the drastic changes to Warzone’s Perks, we’re going with the buffed Restock Perk to kick things off. You’ll want to equip the Semtex and Stun equipment to take advantage of the decreased recharge time.

However, before you get to the Restock Perk you’ll want to use Overkill to pair the SVT with a close-range weapon. The majority of the SVT’s attachments decrease its movement and ADS speed which means you’ll need an SMG like the Owen Gun or Welgun by your side.

Battle Hardened and E.O.D will be crucial to counter the Restock buff as most players will be spamming equipment, and these Perks will limit the effectiveness of said equipment.

How to unlock the SVT-40 in Vanguard and Warzone Pacific

Vanguard Marksman Rifles

Players must reach Level 27 in Vanguard or Warzone to unlock this underrated Marksman Rifle. Seeing as it isn’t the most popular Warzone weapon around, most players might be missing some key attachments.

You can keep an eye out for the next Double XP event or use a Double Weapon XP Token to unlock attachments as fast as possible.

Warzone Pacific alternatives to SVT-40

The SVT-40 is an incredibly unique weapon therefore finding alternatives may prove difficult. However, if you’re interested in a semi-automatic weapon, Modern Warfare’s FAL has always been a strong option.

Otherwise, the Bren, Copper Carbine, and Automaton continue to dominate the long-range Warzone meta.

For more Warzone, check out how a forgotten Warzone shotgun is meta again after Season 2 Reloaded patch or how Warzone devs finally responded to the “broken” Season 2 Battle Pass.

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