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The AK-47 is one of four assault rifles in XDefiant, but it’s arguably the most recognizable next to the M4A1. Known for both its real-world and video game usage, the AK-47 has a reputation for being a slow, yet powerful rifle. In XDefiant, that remains true, as the AK-47 hits extremely hard but has a slower rate of fire and mobility than the other ARs in its class.

If players want to turn the AK-47 into the best AR in XDefiant, then they will need its strongest overall loadout.

Right now, the ACR 6.8 is the best assault rifle in XDefiant without much debate. It has the best stats out of any AR and can eliminate opponents in the blink of an eye. However, with some tuning, the AK-47 can match up with the ACR in most ways. Of course, to do that, players need the absolute best attachments for the AK.

Best AK-47 loadout in XDefiant

My loadout for the AK-47 is going to keep the rifle’s damage profile intact but give it some extra mobility and accuracy to make it a true jack of all trades.

  • Barrel: Chrome-Lined
  • Front Rail: Hand Stop
  • Magazine: Quick Mag
  • Rear Grip: Quick Draw
  • Stock: Padded

This loadout makes use of the Chrome-Lined barrel to add some extra damage while the Hand Stop and Padded attachments offer additional accuracy. The Quick Draw Rear Grip makes it so the AK-47 aims down sights faster, giving you a stronger chance of surviving close-range gunfights. Finally, the Quick Mag gives you five extra bullets in each magazine and a faster reload time.

I did not opt for an optic with this loadout, as I feel the iron sights on the AK-47 are clear enough that a sight isn’t needed. However, if you want to use one, I recommend swapping out the Padded stock with the Reflex optic.

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