Warzone expert proves fastest ZRG loadout can surpass Kar98k

Luca Di Marzo
ZRG Warzone Sniper loadout

Warzone’s Season 3 update resulted in major changes to the Sniper meta, and a top player has revealed the fastest ZRG loadout that can surpass the Kar98k.

Several Warzone Sniper Rifles lost their ability to one-shot kill players following the Season 3 update. Both the Kar98k and Swiss were amongst the most popular weapons in Warzone, but given they’ve been hit the hardest by recent nerfs, players have been experimenting with new Snipers.

Black Ops Cold War’s ZRG 20mm is a forgotten Sniper that many are testing out. The ZRG is one of the few weapons that can still one-shot kill enemies and Warzone players are quickly discovering that it may just be the best Sniper in Warzone at the moment.

ZRG 20mm Warzone Sniper

Players have been testing the HDR and AX-50 following the update. While most would agree that the HDR is a powerful weapon, some players simply cannot get past the weapon’s slow speed and obtrusive weight.

Thankfully, the ZRG is a wonderful alternative as it has better ADS speed and bullet velocity than the HDR. In fact, it can even compete with the meta-defining Kar98k. Warzone expert Isaac ‘IceManIsaac‘ Hamilton provides the perfect loadout that will maximize the weapon’s potential.

IceManIsaac’s Warzone ZRG loadout

  • Muzzle: Sound Moderator
  • Barrel: 43.9″ Combat Recon
  • Laser: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
  • Optic: Royal & Kross 6x
  • Rear Grip: Serpent Wrap

IceManIsaac explains that the ZRG loadout most players are using may not bring out the best version of the Sniper. Thanks to a viewer’s comment under one of his recent videos, he discovered the perfect attachments that players need to equip.

You’ll notice that most players will equip the 5 Rnd magazine and Wrapped Suppressor on their ZRG loadout. However, IceManIsaac explains that swapping them for the Serpent Wrap and Sound Moderator takes the ZRG to the next level.

With these attachments, the ZRG boasts an ADS speed of 421ms which is not far from the Kar98k as he explains, “it’s only 40ms slower than the super snappy meta Kar98 that was considered so broken.”

While it doesn’t surpass the Kar in raw ADS speed, if you consider that the ZRG’s bullet velocity is far superior to the Kar’s, it’s clear why most players are calling it the best Sniper in Warzone Pacific Season 3.

For more Warzone weapon balancing changes, check out how the STG44 is top-tier after major Season 3 buffs.

Image Credit: Activision

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