Between the accuracy multipliers, fast ADS speed, and poor performance at range, the AK-74u finds itself perched on the ‘risk’ tree. Running this weapon is for the mobile actors who like to get in close and can express a flawless technique over their opponents. If you’re caught out, or if you lose control of this weapon’s spray, you’re pretty much out of the fight immediately. If you manage to land your shots in the right places, though, your opponents have little chance to counter you.
10. Battering Ram
To start things off, we have the Battering Ram. This legendary blueprint was released in season 3, and can be bought in the Road Rage Reactive Bundle. A rusted hue of copper covers the entire weapon, while spikes and a stumpy Spetsnaz compensator create that Mad Max feel that anyone running into battle would want to have their back.
The weapon comes with the default stock and patrol grip, along with a GRU mag clamp with a skull pasted over the bronzed design. Again, it looks like something a war boy would use. Onwards to Valhalla.
9. Escape Plan
Take a Soviet soldier and place him in a situation with low odds and nothing but a 74u and some household appliances to get out of it and what do you get? An Escape Plan.
This blueprint takes the 74u and makes it look like it was invented in 5 minutes by someone who was desperate for something to protect themselves with. Tape wraps around the 40 round speed mag and spetsnaz compensator haphazardly to give off a look of both despair and resolve.
Something you can’t beat is the bayonet taped over the compensator, which only helps to reinforce this notion that the user might be extremely low on ammo. Additionally, the taped spetsnaz field grip compliments the weapons body, which has been stripped down to its barebones design like something out of a prototype that came before any of the contemporary weapons it finds itself up against.
You can get this blueprint in the Rescue Mission bundle, released in season 2.
8. The Setup
Ever wanted to work as one of The Joker’s henchmen, for some reason? Ever wanted to become an edgy villain who laughs all the way to the bank (before lighting it on fire?) Look no further than The Setup.
This legendary blueprint dresses the 74u in a purple hue, complete with a PKM stock, spetsnaz suppressor and mag clamp, GRU. Something you can’t ignore is the unwillingness of the developers to even hide that this gun is meant to reference the clown of a villian. “Ha” is pasted around the body of the weapon repeatedly, and the attachments provide a kind of look you’d expect mobsters to sport, except with as much of a soviet twist as possible. At least they didn’t write ‘damaged’ over it, right?
You can get this blueprint in the Tracer Pack: Big Joke II bundle, and it comes complimentary with blue-purple tracer rounds.
7. Full Frontal
The name both accurately described exactly what this blueprint’s design is going for while also misdirecting everyone who sees the name for the first time. Quite the accomplishment on the part of the devs.
This blueprint’s design takes the color yellow and throws it everywhere. The suppressor, which is technically a GRU suppressor, has been designed to look more like the nozzle of a flamethrower. In fact, this weapon looks more like a shotgun or a flamethrower than an actual SMG with its fat muzzle, which is perfect given this blueprint’s name.
A PKM stock and under barrel foregrip are decorated with what looks like test marking to complete the look. Any player who enjoys bursting into a room only to pull the trigger and not let go will be in love with this blueprint.
You can get it in season 3’s test dummy bundle. Happy blastin’.
Take the “Escape Plan” blueprint and allow it to go through on iteration of improvement and you get Cableknit. This Legendary blueprint takes the 74u look we all came to love in the first Modern Warfare and brings it to life with a tactical stock and diamond-back reflex sight. Really, it’s just a tiny AK-47 with less range and more ‘oomph’.
The foregrip and mounted flashlight aid in creating that stocky, fat look we’ve all come to know and love. It really does have the aesthetic of an image your grandmother would knit into some cloth or another. Once again, the devs have either nailed the name and design of this blueprint, or we’re giving them more credit than they deserve.
Either way, you can grab this legendary blueprint in the Rivas Operator Bundle, released in season 2. It comes with the dismemberment effect, as a cherry on top.
5. Freedom Fighter
The Freedom Fighter blueprint brings in a mix of classic USSR imagery and color schemes while doing its best to keep some remnants of its user’s home in mind. An insignia marks the side of the body, while black and red hues play around the rest of the weapon.
Old images of soldiers (assumedly USSR) are pasted on the clip, which serve as a reminder of the past to juxtapose the red bandana wrapped around the handle, which serves as a reminder of the present. Of the future, to boot.
A KGB target designator and Spetsnaz compensator complete the look, and make this weapon both very professionally designed and worth picking up for its own sake. Its almost like the antithesis of an MP5 with german imagery covering it.
Available in season 2’s Unyielding Force bundle, for those interested.
4. Signature Flame
The first blueprint on the list that’s explicitly here for style points. The Signature Flame takes the 74u and puts nothing but flair on it. With a brown and golden finish, you’re not exactly trying to hide yourself with this weapon. Especially not when you notice the shine that gleens off of the paint job.
That matters little for the kind of user this blueprint was made for, though, given the fact that you probably want as much attention in the warzone as possible. A 50 rnd fast mag and KGB eliminator make you the ultimate Russian operative at close quarters, and the PKM stock provides some much needed length to an otherwise short but bright weapon. Its flashy, but for the player who doesn’t prefer a modern tone.
This legendary blueprint is available in the Blacksmith Battery II bundle from season 2.
3. Little Comrade
Well, it’s finally come to this. The Little Comrade blueprint takes this submachine gun, and turns it into an extremely flamboyant anime piece. It almost reads like a joke, doesn’t it? But no, there’s no punchline here. The Little Comrade is an anime weapon of doom that will have your enemies referring to you as ‘senpai’ in no time. (I’m sorry.)
Purple and pink stars dance around the body of the gun, while an image of someone is stuck right on the center in the contemporary anime style. As usual, there’s a Spetsnaz compensator on the end of it, and dropshot wrap handle to boot to take up as little attention as possible from the choice design. A design so strange, it could honestly make an entire list on its own.
It won’t please everyone, but for those who like it, it’s probably the best blueprint in the game. Available in the Tracer Pack: Violet Anime from season 1.
2. Collectors Item
It’s a literal toy. Like a Krig 6, but small, and a toy.
The Collector’s Item blueprint isn’t a blueprint for a weapon. If you look closely, you’ll notice that it’s actually an aesthetic chosen by Buzz Lightyear himself, and wielded by children who want water guns to play with.
Jokes aside, this is the perfect weapon for those older players who want weapon blueprints that stand out in a collection. The green, red, orange, and yellow hues stand out more as a mixmatch of odd clothing than an intentional design, almost like a collection of lego’s that stuck together by chance.
Of course, this is anything but accidental. All the same, that random feeling created by the devs fits the collector’s toy theme perfectly. The KGB eliminator muzzle and duster stock are also designed to look like plastic, as though the colors weren’t enough to drive the message home.
A good blueprint for the collectors among us, and one of the more creative blueprints in the game as a whole. You can grab this ultra in the Mint Condition Mastercraft Bundle.
There’s something special about this weapon’s attributes, but we’ll get to its in-game effect later. First, the appearance:
A gross neon green is thrown onto the body of the weapon, and all the way back on the stock, you can just barely see a blood red begin to creep into the weapon’s color pattern, but only just. A KGB elim. muzzle and taped mags give it some extra girth to accompany this green hue while keeping the weapon true to its original look.
However, thanks to its reactive effect, the weapon slowly grows into a reddish hue as the player gains more kills, thus reflecting how bloodthirsty its wearer is. It’s an ultra grade weapon that can only be described as mediocre in the hands of a newbie and the best AK-74u blueprint when in the hands of someone who’s bound to rack up loads of kills. Available in season 2’s Maxis Operator Bundle.
That’s it for this list. Did we miss a blueprint you would have liked to see in this list? Let us know, we love a good discussion. Until then, GLHF, and happy hunting.