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AS VAL 'SMG' Loadout for Warzone


Below is our recommended AS VAL loadout for Warzone. Other weapon loadout guides can be found here.

The Season 6 AS VAL, despite being a new Assault Rifle, doesn't function much like one, and instead performs like a new SMG. The AS VAL has the fastest time to kill (TTK) at close range, beating the meta SMGs such as the MP5 and MP7. It even surpasses many powerful ARs such as the Kilo and M4A1, but at close range.

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The class setup we have for you today is a viable setup for close-quarter combat (CQC) situations and relatively medium range distance gunfights. On top of the default damage, if you put stopping power rounds on this gun, it shreds opponent players.

This class setup is specifically for close to medium range engagements, intended to run in combination with a ranged weapon such as a Sniper Rifle or another meta AR like the Kilo 141 or the M4A1. The AS VAL can be unlocked by reaching Season 6 Battle Pass tier 31.

For this class setup, you must level up your AS VAL to at least level 28. We have a full guide on how to upgrade your weapon, battle pass tier, and player fast. You can also check out our guide on all the attachments for every weapon along with their unlock level requirements.

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Barrel

The AS VAL already has a suppressor and therefore does not have an option to choose any muzzle attachment. Instead, we start with the Barrel attachment directly. For the Barrel attachment, you must select the VLK 200mm Osa barrel.

This barrel gives you the maximum damage range and bullet velocity. Even though the setup is for CQCs in mind, you still need to hit those shots at the medium range at least, and the VLK 200mm Osa helps you do just that.

The suppressor is already integrated on this weapon, that helps you fix an extra slot for an attachment without having to worry about adding the Monolithic Suppressor, as seen on our other loadout guides.

The VLK 200mm Osa unlocks at level 28.

Laser

For your Laser attachment, choose the Tac Laser attachment. It gives your weapon faster ADS speed, better aiming stability and better aim walking steadiness for those strafe shots.

You could go with the 5mW Laser, should you wish to get better hip-fire accuracy, but we think that faster ADS is more important. You'd be surprised how landing one or two shots before your opponent can help you win a gunfight.

The Tac Laser attachment unlocks at level 15.

Underbarrel

You must be thinking; why didn't we go with the 5mW Laser attachment, as hip-fire accuracy is an essential factor when it comes to CQCs? That is because, for your Underbarrel attachment, you will select the Merc Foregrip.

The Merc Foregrip not only gives you better recoil control but also provides better hip-fire accuracy. This eliminates the need to go for the 5mW Laser and instead allows you to go for the Tac Laser, for faster ADS and better-aiming stability overall.

The Merc Foregrip unlocks at level 13.

Ammunition

The Ammunition attachment is the most crucial attachment for this class and this weapon in general. The default 20 mag rounds are not enough when you're playing Warzone. So, you must select 30 round mags as your Ammunition attachment.

Even the 30 round mags are less than ideal for the AS VAL, and that is one of the reasons this weapon is more suitable to be used in Solos, rather than in Duos or Trios.

The 10-R mags are not suitable for playing Warzone, especially after the patch that fixed the bug wherein the 10-R mags could penetrate through multiple walls. The damage is great, but it is only worth using if you have a good trigger finger and accurate shots.

The 30 round mags unlock at level 17.

Rear Grip

Finally, for the Rear Grip, you should select the Stippled Grip Tape. This gives you better ADS and sprint to fire speed. Sprint to fire speed is critical in Warzone since you will be running in the game at least 90% of the time.

You also need to be able to aim down sights and start shooting immediately, before your opponents. Stippled Grip Tape helps you achieve that.

Stippled Grip Tape unlocks at level 19.

Hassan Sajid

Hassan has always loved Battle Royale games, right from the start of his gaming career. He has played PUBG and Fortnite extensively and as a fan of the Call of Duty series, Warzone is a no brainier for him. His favourite Call of Duty title is Modern Warfare 2. Hassan uses his in-game experience to create guides and videos that are aimed at helping other Warzone players become better. Hassan is also on LinkedIn.

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