CARV.2 Setup Guide: Best Loadout in Warzone & BOCW | EarlyGame
The CARV.2 brings back the burst meta!

CARV.2 Setup Guide: Best Loadout in Warzone & BOCW

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CARV.2 Warzone Black Ops Cold War Season 3
The CARV.2 could become the new burst meta in Warzone. (Credit: Activision)

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 3 brought us some new weapons, like the PPSh-41 or the Swiss K31. The CARV.2 is a new tactical rifle that has already caused quite a stir, even before its release. Could the CARV.2 become the new Warzone Meta? With our CARV.2 setup guide, it definitely has the potential to do so!

In this series of fabulous BOCW and Warzone Setup Guides, we look at all the best loadouts for each weapon in both games. Of course, that is only applicable for weapons that can be used with attachments. This time, we're going to look at the best CARV.2 loadout in Warzone and BOCW. It's trendy, it's a great new gun, and it's time for a CARV.2 Setup Guide!

Each Season brings new weapons to BOCW and Warzone, usually contained in the Battle Pass, with more releasing throughout the Season. In Season 3, the PPSh-41 and the Swiss K31 can be unlocked via the Battle Pass. However, the latest Playlist Update brought a brand new tactical rifle, unlockable and purchasable in BOCW and Warzone: the CARV.2!

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What is the CARV.2 in Warzone & BOCW?

The CARV.2 is a tactical rifle with 3-shot salvos. It features high damage, good accuracy and good range – only its rate of fire suffers. Even before its official release, some videos circulated that showed off just how strong the CARV.2 is in Warzone. A well-aimed burst to the head will down any opponent immediately! After the nerfs to the M16 and AUG, this CARV.2 loadout could certainly become the new burst meta in particular!

In order to make our CARV.2 loadout accessible to all players, regardless of the wildcard that they choose, we are again limiting ourselves to the most important five attachments for the weapon. Those who use gunslingers can occupy the three remaining slots according to personal preference.

Black Ops Cold War Warzone CARV.2 Setup
With this setup, the CARV.2 shaves in Warzone. (Credit: Activision)

What is the Best CARV.2 Loadout and Setup Guide?

  • Muzzle: Agency Silencer
  • Barrel: 20.8" Insert Team
  • Stock: Raider Pad
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Foregrip
  • Ammo: 45-round drum.

In the above CARV.2 loadout and setup guide, we focus primarily on increasing range and bullet velocity, whilst still keeping it mobile. With the silencer, we not only conceal our position when firing, but also increase the range, bullet speed, and vertical recoil control. The barrel acts to further increase the CARV.2's range and bullet speed, while the looter pad improves mobility. It increases walking speed when aiming, as well as movement speed when firing the CARV.2, shortening the time between sprinting and shooting.

The Field Agent Foregrip gives us more vertical and horizontal recoil control, and the larger magazine is self-explanatory, as always. For those who prefer decent sight at longer ranges, and accordingly place less emphasis on maneuverability, then the stock can be swapped out for the Axial Arms 3x to make the CARV.2 better fit your playstyle.

If you follow this BOCW & Warzone Setup Guide, you will find that this CARV.2 loadout is incredibly powerful, and can take out players in both BOCW and Warzone with just one well-aimed burst. Keep in mind, however, that the pause between bursts leaves you vulnerable when using the CARV.2. That can be a problem in close-combat, as it can be advantageous to players who don't have the best aim and may perhaps have a fully automatic weapon with them.

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This article was originally written by Lukas Ballat.