It has always been more than a capable weapon in both Black Ops: Cold War and Warzone, especially at long distances, but the recoil was rather high compared to similar rifles. After the update, however, this has been adjusted, and the weapon also received some significant changes regarding its overall damage.
Arriving in Warzone on February 25, 2021 alongside the LC10, the FARA 83 first debuted as part of the Season 2 Battle Pass. After Season 3 you'll have to complete a challenge in order to get your hands on it.
This page will cover how to unlock the FARA 83, and both the best FARA 83 loadout and class set up to tune it up to speed.
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How to unlock the FARA 83 in Warzone
The FARA 83 debuted in the Season 2 Battle Pass, unlocked as a reward for reaching tier 15.
Now Season 2 has been and gone, you can unlock the FARA 83 via an in-game challenge. Using any assault rifle, you'll need to get two headshot kills in 15 different matches.
Depending on your skills this may be a far more simpler task than expected. Sadly, you still need to get through 15 matches without quitting after obtaining the headshots, so keep that in mind. We recommend modes such as Nuketown 24/7 or Team Deathmatch playlists where it usually takes a couple minutes for rounds to be over.
Best FARA 83 loadout and attachments in Warzone
Here's the attachments we'd recommend taking when creating a custom class around the FARA 83 in Warzone:
- Muzzle: GRU Suppressor (unlocks at level 46)
- Barrel: 18.7” Spetsnaz RPK Barr (unlocks at level 48)
- Optic: Axial Arms 3x (unlocks at level 22)
- Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip (unlocks at level 41)
- Ammunition: Spetsnaz 60 Rnd (unlocks at level 34)
Firstly with the attachments for the FARA 83 in Call of Duty: Warzone, you'll want to go with the GRU Suppressor for the muzzle. While the buff to the regular Suppressor was decent enough, the GRU has regained its popularity once again, adding vertical recoil control and both bullet velocity and effective damage range, as well as sound suppression of course. It comes with a cost to aim down sight speed, as well as aim walking steadiness and stability, but not by much.
Onto the barrel. We went for the 18.7” Spetsnaz RPK Barr for this build, which capitalizes on all three bonuses from the muzzle, in addition to horizontal recoil control. ADS time, hip fire accuracy and overall speed are all affected by this, but don't fret, you shouldn't worry about these with the FARA.
Instead of a laser or a stock, the FARA 83 benefits from an optic by a ton. The Axial Arms 3x continues to be our top option, granting zoom magnification with a decent iron sight.
As for the underbarrel, you'll want to go with the Spetsnaz Grip. Unlocked at level 41, this provides the assault rifle with both horizontal and vertical recoil control. Both firing and ADS firing move speed will be hit by this slightly, but it's a worthy trade-off.
Lastly, we decided to pick the Spetsnaz 60 Rnd to increase the mag size. We would often run out of bullets at the worst possible time, so this is an essential pick. It comes with the cost of decreasing your reload speed, which can't be helped, as well as your aim down sight time, but not by much.
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Best FARA 83 class setup, perks and equipment in Warzone
Here's our choices for the best items - such as equipment and Perks - to make the best FARA 83 class setup in Warzone:
- Perk 1: Kill Chain (Unlocks at level 34)
- Perk 2: Overkill (Unlocks at level 38)
- Perk 3: Spotter (Unlocks at level 38)
- Secondary: PPSh 41 (Unlocks at level 15 of the Season 3 Battle Pass)
- Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor (Unlocks at level 30)
- Lethal: Proximity Mine (Unlocks at level 43)
First thing's first, you're going to want to select Kill Chain for Perk number one with a custom class revolving around the FARA 83 in Warzone. Simply put, this Perk gives you a greatly increased chance of finding Killstreaks in Supply Boxes, which you'll need if you want to pinpoint enemy players with a UAV or bombard them with a Cluster Strike.
For the second Perk, you'll want to pick Overkill. Being able to carry a second primary weapon is a must, and this perk does just that. We found the PPSh 41 to be a great companion for it in order to cover shorter distances than the FARA, which with this build is particularly aimed at long range effectiveness.
With Perk three, we'd advise selecting the Spotter Perk. This lets you see enemy equipment and Killstreaks through walls and other scenery. Basically, the Spotter Perk will always let you know if you're about to run into an enemy Proximity Mine, or it'll tell you when an enemy player has thrown a C4 at you, so you can get to a safer distance before it's detonated.
As for the Tactical equipment option, the Heartbeat Sensor is always the sensible pick, no matter the custom class. With this item, you'll be able to ping within 50 meters for enemy players, so you'll be able to see where enemy players are in relation to your current position.
Finally, we've opted for the Proximity Mine for the Lethal equipment choice. This option can be replaced with the C4 if you want more direct control over the timing of your explosive, but otherwise the Proximity Mine deals boatloads of damage to both enemy players and vehicles alike, tearing through the armour of any player caught in the blast.