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The HVK-30 is an assault rifle featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Call of Duty: Mobile. It is also a scrapped weapon from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III[]

"Full-auto assault rifle. Very fast fire rate with tight hip-fire accuracy."
— Weapon description



"The HVK-30 combines the best of a long generation of tried-and-true battle rifles with the latest advances in close-quarters weapon systems.

Designed specifically for the heavier 7.62x35mm cartridge, the HVK-30 compromises range in favor of stopping power, and built-in recoil compensation systems afford the HVK-30 an impressive controllable rate of fire for its class.

While round ballistics limit performance at greater distances, they do allow the rifle to run very quietly with an attached silencer. This makes the weapon a natural choice for any operator who must be both fast and discreet, and ensure their opposition is "lights out" without a second thought."


  • Ammo: 7.62x35mm
  • Length: 719mm
  • Weight: 2.9 kg
  • Barrel: 216mm
  • Production Years: 2057 - Present
  • Country: USA


The HVK-30 is unlocked at level 2. It is a high fire rate assault rifle with moderate recoil, low damage, and tight hip fire spread. It has the second highest overall fire rate of the Assault Rifles, and is only matched or bested by the SMGs, the Dingo, the RK5, and the FFAR. It deals a low 30 to 22 damage, tied with the M8A7 for the lowest damage assault rifle.

While it has low damage, its range is very good. It will be a four hit kill up to 51 meters, and a five hit kill past that. The rifle's moderate, but easily controllable recoil, helps it retain its effectiveness and ease of use out to such ranges. Still, the Foregrip is an effective attachment to consider, if one wishes to make the HVK-30 even more deadly and easy to use at these longer ranges.

While the suppressor's range detriment is noticeable on the HVK-30, its low damage difference, high fire rate, and better performance than other assault rifles in close range makes the Suppressor a fairly good choice if the player wants to maintain stealth.

High Caliber can be useful if a player actively aims for the head or is attempting to complete headshot challenges.

Rapid Fire, although significantly weaker in Black Ops III compared to other games, is much more noticeable and effective on the HVK-30 because of its already high fire rate, pushing it up to 780 RPM.

The HVK-30's high fire rate and average damage profile may make Extended Mags or Fast Mags a worthy choice by increasing clip size and/or speeding up reloads. With either of these attachments the HVK-30 can sustain fire longer or get back in the fight faster and play to its aggressive, fast-firing nature.

Long Barrel is a questionable attachment for the HVK-30; it doubles the range of the weapon, as with most other weapons in class, but the 4 shot range is already very good, so it can be seen as overkill to push the HVK-30's 4 shot range out to over 100 meters, especially considering how rarely such gunfights occur. Using it in conjunction with the suppressor, however, can be useful, as it will keep the player from the radar while mitigating the severe range penalty of the suppressor.

The HVK-30 has similar hipfire spread to that of the SMGs when moving, which makes it very effective at close range and an excellent candidate for the Laser Sight. This attachment will cut its hipfire spread down by over 50%, which can help save time by allowing a player to get accurate fire on a target without the need to aim down sight. The Quickdraw and Stock attachments further bolster its already superb handling for a more aggressive rushing user.

It is very useful within a close range, where the higher fire rate and lower hip spread allow it to compete with other close range weaponry (such as shotguns and SMGs). However, the low recoil and tremendous range makes the HVK-30 very powerful at mid and long range as well. It also has a slightly faster than usual sprint out time, at 0.275 seconds instead of the regular 0.3 seconds. These characteristics make the HVK-30 a capable all-range assault rifle.


  • Reflex (unlocked at weapon level 2)
  • Quickdraw (unlocked at weapon level 3)
  • Grip (unlocked at weapon level 4)
  • Recon (unlocked at weapon level 5)
  • Suppressor (unlocked at weapon level 6)
  • High Caliber (unlocked at weapon level 7)
  • Varix 3 (unlocked at weapon level 8)
  • Stock (unlocked at weapon level 9)
  • BOA 3 (unlocked at weapon level 10)
  • Laser Sight (unlocked at weapon level 11)
  • FMJ (unlocked at weapon level 12)
  • Thermal (unlocked at weapon level 13)
  • Fast Mags (unlocked at weapon level 14)
  • Extended Mag (unlocked at weapon level 15)
  • ELO (unlocked at weapon level 16)
  • Long Barrel (unlocked at weapon level 17)
  • Rapid Fire (unlocked at weapon level 18)


The HVK-30 appears in every Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies map, with the exception of Dead Ops Arcade 2: Cyber's Avengening. It can be found both on the wall and in the Mystery Box.

When upgraded via the Pack-a-Punch Machine, it becomes the High Velocity Kicker. It has increased damage, a higher magazine capacity, and more reserve ammo.

HVK-30 vs High Velocity Kicker[]

HVK-30 High Velocity Kicker
HVK-30 BO3 High Velocity Kicker BO3
Damage 110-60 175
Multiplier head: x4.5
chest: x1
abdomen: x1
Fire mode Automatic Automatic
Rate of fire 722 RPM 722 RPM
Magazine size 30 60
Max ammo 300+30 480+60
Mobility Moderate High
Extras Extended Mags, FMJ, higher damage, more reserve ammo


For attachment variants, see HVK-30/Attachments.
For camouflage images, see HVK-30/Camouflage.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4[]

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Black Ops 4 HVK Icon

Icon for the HVK-30.

The HVK-30 was planned to return in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, but was scrapped during development. Its unique HUD icon can still be found in the game files.

Call of Duty: Mobile[]

"Fully automatic assault rifle. Extremely fast fire rate with tight hip-fire accuracy."
— Description

The HVK-30 returns in Call of Duty: Mobile. it was added during the Season 5 Steel Legion update.


The HVK-30 is a rather average assault rifle for its class. within 23 meters, the players is able to achieve a 5-hit kill, and it will be a 6-hit kill afterwards. Fire rate however, is good, at 711 RPM, similar to the CR-56 AMAX. Hitting arms, upper chest and head is highly recommended, as the base time to kill is below average.

The Large Caliber attachment, unlike many other weapons that offer the same item, drastically changes how the weapon behaves. With the addition of damage multipliers, the weapon will take 4 to 5 hits to kill at all ranges. Players can achieve a consistent 3 hit kill within the first damage range, and a 2 shot headshot can also be achievable. However, this comes at a cost of reduction to both fire rate and magazine size, trade off by much higher damage per shot and a faster reload time.

Aim Down Sight time is average, at 260 milliseconds. With Large Caliber ammo, it is best to mobility stack the weapon, as the damage per shot is high, it is not recommended to increase range. However, due to the lower magazine size compared to most Assault Rifles, players should only take down enemies one by one, and reload after every kill.

Recoil is low, smooth and overall having a low pattern altitude. Although having a rather high fire rate, the HVK-30 has very low recoil, making it quite easy to kill enemies at longer ranges. ADS Spread is 17(10), tied with Krig 6 and Kilo 141.

Mobility is average for class, with walking speed at 4.71 m/s and aim walking speed at 2.82 m/s.

Hit flinch resistance is 0.6, standard for class.

If the player desires to reduce flinch more, the MIP Strike Stock is a valuable attachment, which reduces flinch by 12%, ADS Spread by 8.8% and horizontal recoil by 3.2%, at the cost of 10% reduction to the aim walking movement speed.

The YKM Combat Stock, similar to the M16 and BK57, has a unique property. Not only it reduces the HVK's aim down sight time by 12%, it also increases aim walking movement speed from 2.82 m/s to 3.25 m/s, working essentially like the OWC Skeleton Stock, but in reverse. However, the downsides compared to most of its peers, are noticeable, increasing 3.7% horizontal and 8.6% vertical recoil, with 8% more to the ADS Spread and 5% more flinch.

Hip fire spread is average, at 215, with initial spread of 187. Even though doable, it is best to use hip fire as a last resort option, as the low base damage can lead to even lower time to kill, making hip fire ineffective. Even with Large Caliber ammo, it is also only recommended in certain circumstances, as the magazine size is lower.

Battle Royale[]

The HVK-30 is available for looting in Battle Royale.






Rear Grip[]







  • Eruption
  • Chrome Wave
  • Pseudoscience
  • Target Lock
  • Insurgent
  • Jumper Cable
  • Dark Matter
  • Nettle Bloom
  • Spray Bomb
  • Smart Rifle
  • Fortune's Favor
  • Black Beard's Blaster
  • Toxic Charge
  • Cloud Cover
  • Lava Beast
  • Ice Demon
  • Russian Heart


  • Maximum Security
  • Cartridge Crusher
  • New Reign




  • The American flag can be seen on the stock.
  • The letters "HVK" can be seen written on the side of the weapon. The same letters can be seen on the magazine.
  • "Handle Carefully", "5.56 x 30 MM APHE" and "30 x MIL SPEC ROUNDS" can be seen on the scope rail.
  • "MADE IN U.S.A." can be seen on the receiver.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III[]

  • Incorrectly, the weapon description says that the HVK-30 has a very fast fire rate, despite only having a fire rate of 722 RPM, prior to the FFAR update.
  • "HYPR" can be seen on the side of the Suppressor attachment.

Call of Duty: Mobile[]

  • There is a symbol that resembles the US Air Force insignia on the receiver.