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Description

The standard German infantry rifle. Hard-hitting and very precise, but rather low rate of fire due to the bolt-action operation.
― Heroes & Generals

History

The Karabiner 98 Kurz (or K98k, Kar 98k), is a bolt-action military rifle, developed and designed by German arms manufacturer Mauser for use by the German army. The rifle is based heavily on the successful Gewehr 98, which carried Germany through World War I. It is chambered in 7.92×57mm Mauser, and it became the standard issue for German infantry from its inception in 1935 until the end of World War II. The rifles were considered cumbersome, and were easily outclassed by semi-automatic rifles in intermediate ranges. But due to the extreme accuracy of the Karabiner 98 Kurz in factory fire testing, it was determined that the Karabiner 98k would make an exceptional sniper rifle. Between 1935 and 1945, over 14 million Karabiner 98k rifles of all variants were built, 132,000 of which were sniper rifles. [1]

Military demand for Karabiner 98k rifles was so great throughout World War II that its manufacture was outsourced to many different arms factories, including ErMa Werke, Saur, Steyr, Gustloff Werke, and others. The remainder of these rifles are considered to be exceptionally reliable, and they remain a contemporary staple of German military tradition, still serving as the parade rifle for German armed forces to this day.

Gameplay

The Karabiner 98k is a very accurate rifle able to effectively engage enemy at long ranges. It has very accurate sights although it can be difficult to use them in dark maps. This rifle can be modded to deal over 100 damage (1 torso hit to kill), additionally it has the longest near range compared to all other faction's bolt action rifles. This makes it one of the best weapons for long range kills. It's ill-suited for close quarter combat, even if modded to OHK (one-hit-kill) due to its low firerate and long length. It's advised to use it with another weapon better suited for short ranges (pistol, SMG(only with Hoarder badge) or even SA rifle). Unmodded requires ability to hit a target twice (unless hit in the head) - with its low fire rate it can be a big challenge to do it before the target jumps into cover or shoots back. It has the slowest rate of fire and reload speed compared to all other faction's bolt action rifles.

Camouflage

Factory Dark Walnut Beech Pepper Wood Carbon Black Autumn Oakleaf Dunkelgrau
Price (Credits) 127,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 20,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 80,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 183,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 143,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 32,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
Price (Gold) 760 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 120 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 480 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 1,100 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 860 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 190 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
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WPN 44 123 s.png
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Ammunition

S.m.E. 7.92 ball AMMUNITION
WA 23.png
COST 340HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 4HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
COST PER SHOT 0.17HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
FIELD MAINTENANCE LOAD 0:00s
DAMAGE
RANGE
PRECISION
STABILITY
RATE OF FIRE
s.S. Patrone AMMUNITION
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COST 1,500HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 17HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
COST PER SHOT 1.5HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
FIELD MAINTENANCE LOAD 0:01s
DAMAGE
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RANGE
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PRECISION
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STABILITY
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RATE OF FIRE
Anschusspatrone s.S. AMMUNITION
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COST 3,200HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 38HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
COST PER SHOT 6.4HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
FIELD MAINTENANCE LOAD 0:15s
DAMAGE
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RANGE
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PRECISION
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STABILITY
MWS.png
RATE OF FIRE
S.m.K.Hart AMMUNITION
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COST 2,300HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 27HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
COST PER SHOT 2.3HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
FIELD MAINTENANCE LOAD 0:10s
DAMAGE
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RANGE
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PRECISION
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STABILITY
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RATE OF FIRE

Specialist Ribbon

Weapon Required: Karabiner 98 Kurz
SP Kar98k.png Karabiner 98 Kurz Specialist
Using the Karabiner 98 Kurz rifle in battle will earn you points on this ribbon.
More points are awarded for hitting or killing enemy soldiers. The highest award is given for headshots.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Icon-GR-Symbol.png German Unlocks
S.S. Patrone
Dark Walnut
Lightened Bolt
Field Trigger Job
Pepper Wood
Stainless Steel Barrel
Lightened Spring
Autumn Oakleaf
Hair Trigger
Field Adjusted Sights
Carbon Black
Anschusspatrone S.S.
Heavy Spring
Marksman Trigger Job
Match Sights
Heavy Bolt
S.M.K. Hart
ZF-41 (Infantry) [1.9x zoom]
ZF-41 (Infantry Marksman) [1.9x zoom]
Scout II

Weapon Required: Karabiner 98 Kurz
SP Kar98k.png Karabiner 98 Kurz Specialist
Using the Karabiner 98 Kurz rifle in battle will earn you points on this ribbon.
More points are awarded for hitting or killing enemy soldiers. The highest award is given for headshots.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Icon-GR-Symbol.png German Unlocks
S.S. Patrone
Dark Walnut
Lightened Bolt
Field Trigger Job
Stainless Steel Barrel
Pepper Wood
Lightened Spring
Hair Trigger
Autumn Oakleaf
Field Adjusted Sights
Scout II
Carbon Black
Anschusspatrone S.S.
ZF-41 (Infantry) [1.9x zoom]
Heavy Spring
ZF-39 (German#1) [4.2x zoom]
Marksman Trigger Job
Match Sights
Octagon
Heavy Bolt
Fine Hair Trigger
ZF-39 (Fine Cross) [4.2x zoom]
S.M.K. Hart
ZS Zielacht (Fine Cross) [8.0x zoom]
ZS Zielacht (German#4) [8.0x zoom]
Chrome Moly 4150

Weapon Required: Karabiner 98 Kurz
SP Kar98k.png Karabiner 98 Kurz Specialist
Using the Karabiner 98 Kurz rifle in battle will earn you points on this ribbon.
More points are awarded for hitting or killing enemy soldiers. The highest award is given for headshots.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Captured Unlocks
S.S. Patrone
Lightened Bolt
Field Trigger Job
Stainless Steel Barrel
Lightened Spring
Hair Trigger
Field Adjusted Sights
Anschusspatrone S.S.
Heavy Spring
Marksman Trigger Job
Match Sights
Karabiner 98 Kurz
Heavy Bolt
S.M.K. Hart
ZF-41 (Infantry) [1.9x zoom]
ZF-41 (Infantry Marksman) [1.9x zoom]
Scout II

Weapon Required: Karabiner 98 Kurz
SP Kar98k.png Karabiner 98 Kurz Specialist
Using the Karabiner 98 Kurz rifle in battle will earn you points on this ribbon.
More points are awarded for hitting or killing enemy soldiers. The highest award is given for headshots.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Captured Unlocks
S.S. Patrone
Lightened Bolt
Field Trigger Job
Stainless Steel Barrel
Lightened Spring
Hair Trigger
Field Adjusted Sights
Scout II
Anschusspatrone S.S.
ZF-41 (Infantry) [1.9x zoom]
Heavy Spring
ZF-39 (German#1) [4.2x zoom]
Marksman Trigger Job
Match Sights
Octagon
Karabiner 98 Kurz
Heavy Bolt
Fine Hair Trigger
ZF-39 (Fine Cross) [4.2x zoom]
S.M.K. Hart
ZS Zielacht (Fine Cross) [8.0x zoom]
ZS Zielacht (German#4) [8.0x zoom]
Chrome Moly 4150


Modifications[]

Default S.S. Patrone Anschusspatrone s.S. S.m.K.Hart Field Adjusted Sights Match Sights ZF-41 ZF-39 ZS Zielacht Field Trigger Job Hair Trigger Marksman Trigger Job Fine Hair Trigger Lightened Bolt Lightened Spring Heavy Spring Heavy Bolt Stainless Steel Barrel Octagon Chrome Moly 4150 Scout II
Image WA 24.png WA 26.png WA 51.png WM PS 5.png WM PS 3.png ZF-41.png ZF-39.png Zielacht.png WM T 5.png WM T 4.png WM T 5.png WM T 1.png WM I 6.png WM I 7.png WM I 9.png WM I 8.png WM B 2.png WM B 2.png WM B 2.png WM B 5.png
Cost per shot 0.17Credits (Ammo) 1.5Credits 6.4Credits 2.3Credits 9.84Credits 16.82Credits 7.47Credits (Infantry) 8.51Credits (Infantry Marksman) 10.04Credits (German#1) 17.45Credits (Fine Cross) 22.02Credits (Fine Cross) 28.2Credits (German#4) 10.63Credits 13.53Credits 16.35Credits 16.87Credits 12.69Credits 10.63Credits 5.71Credits 7.08Credits 5.2Credits 13.78Credits 19.51Credits 12.44Credits
Field Maintenance Load 0:20s (Weapon) 0:01s 0:15s 0:10s 0:06s 0:09s 0:10s (Infantry) 0:11s (Infantry Marksman) 0:10s 0:15s 0:02s 0:01s 0:02s 0:01s 0:02s 0:02s 0:04s 0:04s 0:05s 0:09s 0:12s 0:10s
Damage Near 54 59 62 64 71 69 72 69
Damage Far 41 43 47 38 45 43 47 52
Near Range 182.4 222.3 302.1 145.35 164.16 200.64 191.52 191.52
Far Range 673.6 719.91 820.95 526.25 606.24 740.96 707.28 707.28
Velocity 898.95 898.95 898.95 898.95
Conefire 0.04 0.044 0.032 0.048
Sway Stand Mode 1 0.9 0.85 1.05 1.1 1.2 1.05
Sway Crouch Mode 0.3 0.27 0.255 0.315 0.327 0.345 0.315
Sway Prone Mode 0.15 0.135 0.1275 0.1575 0.162 0.165 0.156
Sway Aim Modifier 0.15 0.135 0.1275 0.1575 0.165 0.1725 0.1575
Cone Contraction Per Sec 1.5 1.65 1.65 1.425 1.35 1.425 1.425
Camera Recoil Up 0.7 1.05 1.05 1.4 0.735 0.77 0.756 0.735 0.63 0.77 0.77 0.77 0.77 0.77
Camera Recoil Right 0.14 0.21 0.21 0.28 0.147 0.154 0.1512 0.147 0.126 0.154 0.154 0.154 0.154 0.154
Camera Recoil Variance 0.1 0.15 0.15 0.2 0.105 0.11 0.108 0.105 0.09 0.11 0.11 0.11 0.11 0.11
Rate of Fire 42.11 46.78 47.53 48.51 49.54 48.08 45.77 38.28 37.91
Chamber Time 1.125 1.0125 1.00125 0.97875 0.95625 0.99 1.035 1.2375 1.2375
Cost Per Shot 37.57 Credits
Field Maintenance Load 0:46s
Damage Near 113
Damage Far 49
Near Range 152.62m
Far Range 526.25m
Velocity 898.95m/s
Conefire 0.048°
Camera Recoil Up 1.694
Camera Recoil Right 0.3388
Camera Recoil Variance 0.242
Rate of Fire 37.91
Chamber Time 1.2375
Max Damage (One-Hit-Kill)
Part Modification
Ammunition S.m.K. Hart
Trigger None
Barrel Chrome Moly 4150
Internal Heavy bolt
Sight ZS Zielacht
Other Equipment None
Recommended Badge None
Description
This build maxes the Karabiner 98 Kurz's damage, guaranteeing a one hit kill at close range

Comments:

  • Please Note: ZS Zielacht scope can be used with the Fine Cross reticle or the German #4 reticle. To learn more about the ZS Zielacht scope, click here.
  • Please Note: The ZS Zielacht scope is not necessary, nor is any other scope, but they are recommended. To learn more about scopes, click here.
  • Please Note: Players using Heavy Set Gold will not be killed in one shot to the torso.
  • Please Note: The Chrome Moly 4150 barrel is only available for Recon soldiers. You may switch it out for the Scout II barrel for infantry, but will be granted with overall inferior performance.

Pros:

  • Extremely High Damage
  • Good Accuracy

Cons:

  • Damage Drop Off After 150m
  • Not a One Hit Kill Past 230m
  • Very Expensive




Cost Per Shot 41.67 Credits
Field Maintenance Load 0:51s
Damage Near 109
Damage Far 59
Near Range 317.21m
Far Range 820.95m
Velocity 898.95m/s
Conefire 0.032°
Camera Recoil Up 1.2705
Camera Recoil Right 0.2541
Camera Recoil Variance 0.1815
Rate of Fire 37.91
Chamber Time 1.2375
Balanced Build
Part Modification
Ammunition Anschusspatrone s.S.
Trigger None
Barrel Chrome Moly 4150
Internal Heavy Bolt
Sight ZS Zielacht
Other Equipment None
Recommended Badge None
Description
This build mods the Karabiner 98 Kurz to be able to kill an enemy with one hit from up to 425m away.

Comments:

  • Please Note: ZS Zielacht scope can be used with the Fine Cross reticle or the German #4 reticle. To learn more about the ZS Zielacht scope, click here.
  • Please Note: The ZS Zielacht scope is not necessary, nor is any other scope, but they are recommended. To learn more about scopes, click here.
  • Please Note: The Chrome Moly 4150 barrel is only available for Recon soldiers. You may switch it out for the Scout II barrel for infantry, but will be granted with overall inferior performance.

Pros:

  • Very High Damage (One Hit Kill)
  • Long Range
  • Good Accuracy

Cons:

  • Not Guaranteed a One Hit Kill if the Enemy is wearing Heavy Set Silver or Gold
  • Fairly Expensive




Cost Per Shot 33.81 Credits
Field Maintenance Load 0:41s
Damage Near 62
Damage Far 47
Near Range 332.31m
Far Range 903.05m
Velocity 898.95m/s
Conefire 0.032°
Camera Recoil Up 1.2705
Camera Recoil Right 0.2541
Camera Recoil Variance 0.1815
Rate of Fire 47.53
Chamber Time 1.00125
Headshot Master
Part Modification
Ammunition Anschusspatrone s.S.
Trigger Hair Trigger
Barrel Stainless Steel Barrel
Internal None
Sight ZS Zielacht
Other Equipment None
Recommended Badge None
Description
This build sacrifices damage for range and precision. When using this build the player should aim just for headshots. Therefore, this build is recommended only for advanced players who are looking for a challenge.

Comments:

  • THIS IS NOT A VIABLE BUILD FOR MOST PLAYERS. IT IS ONLY SUPPOSED TO PROVIDE A FUN CHALLENGE FOR ADVANCED PLAYERS.
  • Please Note: ZS Zielacht scope can be used with the Fine Cross reticle or the German #4 reticle. To learn more about the ZS Zielacht scope, click here.
  • Please Note: The ZS Zielacht scope is not necessary, nor is any other scope, but they are recommended. To learn more about scopes, click here.

Pros:

  • Long Range
  • Good Stability
  • Good Accuracy

Cons:

  • Low Damage
  • Extremely Hard To Use


Cost Per Shot 1.67 Credits
Field Maintenance Load 0:21s
Damage Near 59
Damage Far 43
Near Range 222.3m
Far Range 719.91m
Velocity 898.95m/s
Conefire 0.044°
Camera Recoil Up 1.05
Camera Recoil Right 0.21
Camera Recoil Variance 0.15
Rate of Fire 42.11
Chamber Time 1.125
Poor Man's Build
Part Modification
Ammunition s.S Patrone
Trigger None
Barrel None
Internal None
Sight None
Other Equipment 2 pouches of ammo or a pistol and grenades
Recommended Badge Fast Reload or Nimble or Camouflage
Description
For those who prefer to make credits through your soldier's hourly wages than performance.

Pros:

  • Insanely cheap to repair
  • Can kill Heavy Set Gold users with 2 torso hits

Cons:

  • Long time to kill allowing your opponent to run for cover to possibly heal and return fire

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