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Best KATT-AMR loadout and build for Warzone and MW3

Make this high-damage sniper easy to handle across Battle Royale and Multiplayer.

Side view of KATT AMR
Image credit: Activision/Eurogamer

The KATT-AMR is one of the new weapons available from launch in both Warzone and Modern Warfare 3.

With its high damage and range, it's a formidable weapon to use if you’re a sniping expert. Though it does lack in some aspects, you can use a few attachments and perks to make it better.

In this guide, we’ll take a look at how to unlock the KATT-AMR in Warzone and Modern Warfare 3, the best loadout for the sniper and the best class build, including the perks, gear and equipment to go along with it.

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Best KATT-AMR Loadout in MW3 and Warzone

The KATT-AMR is absolutely amazing in doing damage and at long range, but its biggest weakness is its handling. This is why our loadout is focused more on improving the handling than anything else, which is why you may see some stats decreasing a bit.

Before going into the details, here are the best attachments for the KATT-AMR in Warzone and Modern Warfare 3:

  • Barrel: Perdition 24" Short Barrel
  • Bolt: Requiem -9 Heavy Bolt
  • Laser: FSS Ole-V Laser
  • Stock: Precision Stock Pad
  • Rear Grip: Phantom Grip

For the Barrel, we went with the Perdition 24" Short Barrel as it improves the ADS, sprint to fire and movement speed. When moving around with this rifle, this will be useful.

Also adding to the ADS and sprint-to-fire speed is the Phantom Rear Grip. Though the overall recoil and gun kick control are affected, the weapon will be much easier to handle.

The FSS Ole-V Laser really comes in handy and shines in this KATT-AMR loadout as it really improves the aiming stability along with the ADS and sprint-to-fire speed. This is essentially the attachment that affects this weapon the most and, as such, is essential to its handling.

Laser menu in MW3 showing the FSS OLE-V Laser attached to a KATT AMR.
The FSS Ole-V Laser attachment, boosting aim stability and ADS/sprint-to-fire speed. | Image credit: Activison/Eurogamer

Moving on, we chose the Precision Stock Pad as it provides comfort when aiming, thus making it much more accurate and deadly. When you’re focusing on ADS, this will give you much-needed stability.

Finally, the Requiem-9 Heavy Bolt comes in to give a smoothing rechamber that’ll allow the sniper to stay on target when you’re chambering for a new round.

Side view of KATT AMR
The attachments on the KATT-AMR on the Gunsmith screen. | Image credit: Activison/Eurogamer

The above attachments create a stable KATT-AMR that still proves to be deadly at any range. This isn’t the type of sniper rifle you’ll want to move around a lot with, but this loadout makes sure to make it a bit easy when needed.

Best KATT-AMR Builds in Warzone and MW3

Depending on if you're playing MW3 or Warzone, you'll probably be taking a different approach to how you employ a sniper into your playstyle, particularly with a much larger map in Warzone than even MW3's largest maps.

With that and the different loadout options in mind, we're breaking up our two KATT AMR recommendations between the two games, starting with Warzone and then moving on to MW3.

Best KATT AMR build for Warzone

  • Perk 1: Focus
  • Perk 2: Spotter
  • Perk 3: Stalker
  • Perk 4: Ghost
  • Secondary: Striker or MCW or AMR9
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade or Player Preference
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade or Player Preference

We'll delve into the secondary and lethal/tactical equipment more in the MW3 section - though ultimately they can be down to your personal preference and whatever you feel complements the KATT AMR as backup gear for you - but the core focus here is the selection of perks we're picking, all perfect for accuracy, recon, and stealth.

Perk Package 5 screen showing Focus, Spotter, Stalker and Ghost perks.
The perk selection we're recommending for use with the KATT-AMR loadout in Warzone. | Image credit: Activision/Eurogamer

Kicking things off is Focus, which will reduce flinch when aiming-down-sights, as well as extending the 'Hold Breath' duration, giving you more time to line up perfect shots. Boosting the accuracy capability here is Stalker, a pick that'll increase your strafe and ADS movement speeds.

On the recon and stealth side, this is split up between Spotter and Ghost - the former lets you spot all manner of enemy equipment and killstreaks through walls, with the ability to highlight them for teammates and hack a selection of them too. The latter will hide you from enemy radars whilst moving, keeping you hidden as you move through Urzikstan.

Side view of KATT AMR showing loadout
The full recommended Warzone loadout for the KATT-AMR. | Image credit: Activision/Eurogamer

Best KATT AMR build for MW3

Our approach to the best KATT AMR class in Modern Warfare 3 retains elements of our Warzone build but adjusts them slightly to better fit the kinds of environments you'll be fighting in. With that in mind here's the best MW3 class we've found:

  • Vest: Overkill Vest
  • Perk 1 – Gloves: Marksman Gloves
  • Perk 2 – Boots: Stalker Boots or Tactical Pads
  • Perk 3 – Gear: Ghost T/V Camo
  • Secondary Weapon: MCW, Striker or AMR9
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade or Semtex

We chose the Overkill Vest because the KATT-AMR isn’t just suitable to be a standalone primary weapon. Having a solid secondary weapon like the MCW, Striker, or AMR9 will give this build the strength it needs. In addition to this, the Overkill Vest also increases weapon swap speed and lets you reload while sprinting.

Side view of KATT AMR showing loadout
The recommended class build for the KATT-AMR. | Image credit: Activison/Eurogamer

The Marksman Gloves will reduce sway and flinch when you’re in ADS mode, thus ensuring the utmost accuracy when taking out a target.

For the boots, you can go with either the Stalker Boots or the Tactical Pads. The Stalker Boots increase your strafe and ADS movement speed. On the other hand, the Tactical Pads increase the slide distance and let you go to ADS mode when sliding. You can choose whichever suits you, as they both add to the build.

The Tactical and Lethal combo we’re going with is the Stun Grenade and Frag Grenade combo, although you can choose to use the Semtex instead of the latter.

Overall, this is a balanced build for the KATT-AMR, where every piece of equipment has a massive role in making the weapon stand out. Of course, you can tweak any part of it to your liking. The KATT-AMR is suited for long-range stakeouts, and you’ll only have to move when you’re compromised.

How to unlock the KATT-AMR

The KATT-AMR can be unlocked at player level 4, the same as when the Custom Loadouts are unlocked in Warzone and Modern Warfare 3.

Side view of KATT AMR
Image credit: Activison/Eurogamer

Playing a few multiplayer matches or diving into Warzone or Zombies for a short time can help you reach level 4 quite easily if you’re just starting out in the game. You can start to customise this sniper rifle to your liking as soon as you've unlocked, used, and started levelling it.

If you’re looking to know more about Warzone or MW3, we have guides on the best MW3 loadouts and the best assault rifles. We also have a fast level-up guide for the game, applicable to both MW3 and Warzone as well, so be sure to check them all out.

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