SKS Best Class Setups & Attachments Modern Warfare

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Season 3 of Modern Warfare brings with it lots of new content including 2 all-new powerful weapons. This guide focuses on the brand new SKS Marksman rifle.

The SKS is a semi-automatic DMR Soviet rifle. 

The SKS is similar to the EBR-14. However, the SKS has a slightly faster fire rate and can be turned into a lightweight sawn-off rushing rifle. Its pretty fun and can 2 shot people from a decent range.

Weapon background

The SKS has appeared in various Call of Duty titles down the years. It appeared in Black Ops DS as an AR, MW3 Defiance as a DMR and now in Modern Warfare as a Marksman rifle.

NOTE: The SKS Marksman rifle is unlocked at tier 31 of the battle pass.

Stats

  • Damage: 57 – 48
  • Rate of Fire: 328RPM
  • Recoil: Low
  • Time to Kill: 183ms

From the stats above we can see that the SKS is a 2 to 3 shot marksman rife. The weapon will take out an enemy in 2 shots from close to medium range. In extremely close ranges the rifle can eliminate at the enemy in 1 shot. Headshots are also a 1 shot kill close to medium range. 

Best Attachments

The best attachments for the SKS are the 16” FSS Para Barrel, FTAC Landmark Barrel, and the Commando Foregrip. The 16” Para barrel is very effective in speeding up your ADS speed and overall movement speed. The FTAC Landmark barrel extends the rifles range by over 10%. 

Finally, the Commando Foregrip stabilizes your aim making you more accurate. Which is quite important provided that the weapon is a 2 shot kill most of the time.

Best Class Setups

Here are the best class setups to use when running the SKS marksman rifle in Modern Warfare. We have gone in-depth into every aspect of the class including secondaries, perks, and equipment.

Class 1 – SKS Sharpshooter

The sharpshooter class is built for players that like to be accurate and land clean shots on target. Attach the following onto the SKS:

  • FTAC Landmark Barrel
  • Canted Hybrid Scope
  • SKS Rifle Stock
  • Commando Foregrip
  • 30 Round Mags

Class Setup

The remainder of the loadout takes into consideration a more careful gameplay style.

  • Secondary: The Deagle is a powerful semi-automatic pistol.
  • Perk 1: E.O.D is a great perk to protect you from explosives and fire. It also resets the fuse if you pick up a cooked frag.
  • Perk 2: Ghost leaves you undetectable from enemy UAVs, Radar Drones, and Heartbeat Sensors.
  • Perk 3: Shrapnel is a great perk when your game plan is to take your time on those bigger maps.
  • Lethal: 2 C4 in the loadout gives you a great advantage especially over campers perched above. Chuck your C4 at them next time.
  • Tactical: The Heartbeat Sensor is quite powerful especially for snipers who need to be aware of people flanking their position. 

Class 2 – SKS Renetti 

This class is the all-new Season 3 weapon combo. It brings the freshness of the SKS and the semi-auto power of the close-range Renetti pistol. Kit the following attachments onto the SKS rifle:

  • 16″ FSS Para Barrel
  • Tac Laser
  • Sawed-off Stock
  • Commando Foregrip
  • 10 Round Mags

Class Setup

The remainder of the class is built for speed and agility. This class is great for players that like to get around the map quickly. 

  • Secondary: The Renetti is a well rounded and powerful secondary. Especially when in those close range and frantic moments.
  • Perk 1: Double Time not only doubles tactical sprint duration but it also increases crouch movement by 30%. So its actually like a little hidden Skulker perk from BO4.
  • Perk 2: Pointman is great for players that love to play the objective. You will actually be rewarded for your bravery over on the B flag.
  • Perk 3: Tune Up boosts your Field Upgrade charge rate by 40%. We recommend Dead Silence in this class. Dead Silence means more speed.
  • Lethal: Thermites are great for temporarily blocking enemy routes or clearing enemies capping flags.
  • Tactical: The Stun acts as a great companion to the Thermite Grenade. Chuck the Stun first then follow it up with a Thermite. 

Class 3 – Specialist Soldier

We don’t usually use the Specialist ability but for the SKS we decided to be a little frisky. This class is built for all-out warfare. Strictly gun skill, no extra support. Load the SKS with the following attachments:

  • Mono Suppressor
  • 16″ FSS Para
  • G.I. Mini Reflex
  • SKS Rifle Stock
  • Commando Foregrip

Class Setup

The remainder of the class is focused on the specialist setup. We’ve been using it quite a lot in Domination and it simply beasts.

  • Secondary: The R-90 shotgun is an absolute beast in close range. 
  • Perk 1: E.O.D. for explosive protection.
  • Perk 2: Overkill to pack that beast shotgun.
  • Perk 3: Battle-Hardened to have you defending flags like a champ.
  • Perk 4: Ghost to hide you from enemy radars and heartbeat sensors and drones.
  • Perk 5: Scavenger in case you run out of ammo to early.
  • Perk 6: Restock to keep your equipment stocked up. They recharge every 25 seconds.
  • Lethal: The trusty frag is great combined with Restock. You’ll be popping them off like a mad man.
  • Tactical: The Stim is very important here. Especially as dying will reset your Specialist streak.

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