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In the ever-changing landscape of the Call of Duty: Warzone meta, it helps to have some backup weapons that aren’t as popular. If Raven Software decides to nerf a meta weapon, those backup weapons become vital as possible replacements. One prime candidate to replace something like the CR-56 AMAX is the AN-94 assault rifle.

When the AN-94 was introduced in Modern Warfare, it was undeniably popular. After all, it’s a reskin of the fan-favorite rifle from Black Ops 2. However, upon further inspection, players found the AN-94 to be lacking when compared to other ARs. For this reason, it’s been overlooked in Warzone season after season.

But, with Raven Software nerfing more and more rifles, it’s possible that the AN-94 could be thrust into the limelight for the first time in Warzone. If this happens, players need to be armed and ready with the gun’s recommended loadout.

Best AN-94 loadout in Warzone

The AN-94 isn’t much different from the top rifles in Warzone. It features balanced stats akin to that of the AK-47. However, it possesses a gimmick unlike anything else in the game. The AN-94 boasts the “Hyperburst” feature, which makes the first two bullets fire as a rapid burst that has no recoil. After this, the bullets are standard. But, if players can land those first two shots, they’ll be at a huge advantage to start any gunfight.

The recommended loadout for the AN-94 focuses on accuracy to help players land the first two shots.

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: AN-94 Factory X-438mm
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Casket Mag

To start the loadout, two recoil-managing attachments are in place: the Monolithic Suppressor and Commando Foregrip. Landing those first two shots will be much easier with these attachments equipped. The AN-94 Factory barrel follows that, greatly increasing bullet velocity. This makes long-range enemies easier to engage.

The final two aspects of the loadout are the VLK 3.0x Optic and 60 Round Casket Mag. While this AN-94 loadout can’t currently compete with the top ARs in Warzone, it’s something to have in reserve.


Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.


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