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A shorter version of the Gewehr 98 originally made for cavalry and support unit use. The original model Karabiner 98, with a shorter barrel than the G98, was produced from 1899–1908
– Official Verdun Weapon Guide[2]

The Kar. 98AZ, or Karabiner 98AZ, was a carbine issued to German cavalry, stormtroopers, and various other units during the First World War. With an internal capacity of five rounds, it is loaded with the Mauser 7.92x57mm cartridge and could be loaded one-by-one or loaded with a stripper clip.[3]


Screenshot of a Kar98AZ aimed at the sky

It can kill an opponent in a single shot at close to medium range reliably, and has a relatively short draw time, relatively fast bolt speed, un-obstructive iron sights, and decent internal ammunition capacity.

Compared to its common alternatives, the Gew. 98, Gew. 88/05, and Kar. 88, the Kar. 98 has a faster bolt speed but less power and accuracy. The Kar 98AZ is extremely effective in close-quarters trench warfare, and can old its own reasonably well out to medium-to-long ranges. However, at long ranges (past about 100 meters or so) the weapon becomes noticeably less effective, being less accurate and no longer guaranteeing a 1-shot kill.


The Kar. 98AZ has three available attachments in Attrition and Rifle Deathmatch gamemodes, each attachment costs one career point.

  • Stripper Clip
  • Seitengewehr Bayonet
  • Goerz 3x Custom Scope


The Kar.98AZ is used in all five German squads; the Alpenjäger, Landser, Stoßtrupp, Schützen, Pioniere.[4]


  • Oberjäger Patrouilleführer - Standard and Spähleiter - Level III (with Seitengewehr)
  • Scharfschütze Ausgezeichneter Schütze - Level III
  • Überwacher Beobachter - Level III
  • Aukflärer Scharmützler - Standard (with Seitengewehr)


  • Unteroffizier Bewgungskriegoffizer - Level III (with Seitengewehr)
  • Schütze Gruppenscharfschütze - Level II
  • Grenadier Grabenkämpfer - Level III


  • Truppführer Gefechtsoffizier - Level III (with Seitengewehr)
  • Sturmmann Sturmgrenadier - Level III
  • Waffenspezialist Deckungsschütze - Level II
  • Nahkämpfer Sturmgrenadier - Level II


  • Schütze Grabenschütze - Level III


  • Sturmpionier Grenadierpionier - Level II
  • Musketier Sturmmusketier - Level III


The Kar. 98AZ is based on the Karabiner 98a.


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Machine guns Central Powers MadsenMG08/15MG08/18MP18i
Entente BARChauchat (CSRG M18) • HotchkissLewis
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