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The best Sykov loadouts for Warzone

Best Sykov Warzone loadout
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Looking for the best Warzone Sykov loadout? This pistol was pretty terrifying when it first released back in April and was even nerfed within a week of its release. If you want to wield this pokey pistol, you'll need to unlock it via a weapon challenge—specifically, you need to get four kills while using pistols in five different matches. You can also buy the Sparks Operator bundle and use the Sykov itself to complete the challenge and begin levelling up the gun immediately.

There's no doubt that the handgun can be daunting to play against, but you can even the odds by wielding your own. The Sykov already has a spot in our best Warzone loadouts guide. But if you're after a number of setups to test out, here are the best Sykov Warzone loadouts, as well as the attachments needed to round out each build.

Akimbo Sykov setup

The best Akimbo Sykov Warzone loadout for maximum damage

Attachments

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Sorokin 140mm Auto
  • Laser: 5mW Laser 
  • Ammunition: 80 Round Drums
  • Perk: Akimbo

Primary

Perks

  • Double Time
  • Ghost
  • Amped

Throwables

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor

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The Sykov pistol followed a similar introduction to Warzone as the Diamatti handgun. Both were overpowered at launch, and this is worsened by their Akimbo stock/perk. Not only do we have the ability to dual-wield the Sykov, we can also slap a huge 80 Round Drum attachment on it to make sure we won't run out of ammo when hip firing.

You absolutely need the Sorokin 140mm Auto barrel to make the gun fully automatic and boost its fire rate. To round off this build, Modern Warfare's trusty Monolithic Suppressor muzzle is perfect for extending your damage range and keeping your shots as quiet as possible. Select the 5mW Laser for accuracy and a faster sprint-to-fire speed to make this setup feel unstoppable.

One thing to bear in mind is that you'll need to complete two different weapon challenges to rock this build. As mentioned above, you need to unlock the Sykov pistol to use it and begin grinding for its best attachments. However, to unlock the Akimbo perk, you also need to get three kills in five different matches with the Sykov, using the Mo'Money perk. In the description, the weapon challenge instructs you to do this using the Renetti pistol but this is just a typo—it only works with the Sykov. You'll unlock the Mo'Money perk as you level up the weapon, just remember to equip it once you reach level 32.

Single Sykov setup

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The best Sykov Warzone loadout for shredding solo

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Attachments

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Sorokin 140mm Auto
  • Laser: Tac Laser 
  • Ammunition: 80 Round Drums
  • Rear Grip: VLK Prizrak

Primary

  • CR-56 AMAX

Perks

  • E.O.D.
  • Ghost
  • Tune Up

Throwables

  • Lethal: C4
  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor

If you're on the hunt for a single Sykov loadout, this build is the best of the bunch. The main difference between this build and the one above is that this doesn't rely on the Akimbo perk. Most of the build is very similar in that it uses the same muzzle, barrel, and ammunition, but the real stars are the Tac Laser and VLK Prizrak rear grip. The VLK PRizrak is essential to improve your mobility, whereas the Tac Laser offers more stability than its 5mW counterpart.

I recommend pairing the Sykov with an assault rifle. This allows you to cover medium-long distances with your primary, allowing you to switch to Handgun Golf to gun down nearby threats. Again, you've basically got neverending ammo in this tiny firearm, so hold down LMB and enjoy.

Finally, this selection of perks will keep you safe, with E.O.D. reducing the damage you take from non killstreak explosive, Ghost hiding you from enemy UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors, and Tune Up helping you to get your squad back on its feet quickly when they're downed. As always, you can't go wrong with the Heartbeat Sensor as your tactical equipment. When you're stalking an opponent, it's best to pinpoint their exact location before sliding in with the Sykov.

Emma Matthews

As PC Gamer's guides writer, Emma is usually juggling several games at once. She loves competitive first-person shooters like CS:GO and Call of Duty, but she always has time for a few rounds of Hearthstone. She's happiest when she's rescuing pugs in Spelunky 2.