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Table of Contents

Beginner Weapons - Tier Ranking & Stats

List of Recommended Beginner Weapons

Details of these recommended weapons can be found below.

Titan Light Machine Gun

CoD BO4 Best Weapons - Titan

Weapon Tier And Overview

Tier
S

Full-auto light machinegun. Reliable firepower with the largest ammo pool.

Unlock Level In Multiplayer Mode

Unlock Level
1

Actual Damage Table By Conditions

ConditionDamage
Damage46
Headshot59

Recommended Attachments

AttachmentReason
Threat DetectorThreat DetectorIncrease your accuracy to compensate for the recoil of this weapon.
Quickdraw (I / II)Quickdraw (I / II)Look around faster when you ADS to quickly realign your shot when firing continuously.

Light Machingun Comparison Table

WeaponDamageFire RateRangeAccuracy
TITANTITAN99148
HADESHADES714147
VKM 750VKM 750117146
View Weapon Stats
Weapon TypeLight Machinegun
Range14 /20
Damage9 /20
Fire Rate9 /20
Accuracy8 /20
Magazine3
Mag. Size75
Check Out Titan Details!

SAUG 9MM Submachine Gun

SAUG 9MM

Weapon Tier And Overview

Tier
S

Full-auto submachine gun. Superior handling with fast fire rate and a smaller ammo pool.

Unlock Level In Multiplayer Mode

Unlock Level
52

ActualDamage Table By Conditions

ConditionDamage
Damage28
Headshot30

Recommended Attachments

AttachmentReason
Fast Mags (I / II)Fast Mags (I / II)Faster reload allows you to dish out more shots without pausing to reload.
SuppressorSuppressorGet stealthy kills in by preventing enemies from detecting your position.

SMG Comparison Table

WeaponDamageFire RateRangeAccuracy
MX9MX961457
GKSGKS513711
SPITFIRESPITFIRE31735
CORDITECORDITE51546
SAUG 9MMSAUG 9MM51649
View Weapon Stats
Weapon TypeSMG
Range4 /20
Damage5 /20
Fire Rate16 /20
Accuracy9 /20
Magazine3
Mag. Size36
Check Out SAUG 9MM Details Here!

RAMPART 17 Assault Rifle

RAMPART 17

Weapon Tier And Overview

Tier
A

Full-auto assault rifle. High damage with slower fire rate.

Unlock Level In Multiplayer Mode

Unlock Level
10

Actual Damage Table By Conditions

ConditionDamage
Damage46
Headshot50
High Caliber59

Recommended Attachments

AttachmentReason
FMJ (I / II)FMJ (I / II)Penetrate armors to deal better damage, and shoot through walls to hit enemies in hiding.
High Caliber (I / II)High Caliber (I / II)Increase the damage output you can do with this weapon to use less ammo when fighting enemies!
Grip (I / II)Grip (I / II)Since there is no attachment to increase magazine size, equip the grip to increase your accuracy to make more of your shots count.

Assault Rifle Comparison Table

WeaponDamageFire RateRangeAccuracy
ICR-7ICR-77121012
KN-57KN-5789911
RAMPART 17RAMPART 179878
VAPR-XKGVAPR-XKG613911
MADDOX RFBMADDOX RFB61478
View Weapon Stats
Weapon TypeAssault Rifle
Range7 /20
Damage9 /20
Fire Rate8 /20
Accuracy8 /20
Magazine3
Mag. Size30
Check Out RAMPART 17 Details Here!

MX9 Submachine Gun

CoD BO4 Best Weapons - MX9

Weapon Tier And Overview

Tier
A

Full-auto submachine gun. Balanced fire rate with moderate recoil.

Unlock Level In Multiplayer Mode

Unlock Level
1

Actual Damage Table By Conditions

ConditionDamage
Damage28
Headshot30
High Caliber49

Recommended Attachments

AttachmentReason
High Caliber (I / II)High Caliber (I / II)Deal more damage with high caliber rounds. This pairs well with the rapid fire trait for SMGs since you can hurt more in less time!
FMJ (I / II)FMJ (I / II)Pair the FMJ with the long barrel to help you deal lots of damage to further away enemies. The higher damage and longer range pairs well with the Submachine Gun's high fire rate.

SMG Comparison Table

WeaponDamageFire RateRangeAccuracy
MX9MX961457
GKSGKS513711
SPITFIRESPITFIRE31735
CORDITECORDITE51546
SAUG 9MMSAUG 9MM51649
View Weapon Stats
Weapon TypeSubmachine Gun
Range5 /20
Damage6 /20
Fire Rate14 /20
Accuracy7 /20
Magazine3
Mag. Size35
Check Out MX9 Details Here!

GKS Submachine Gun

GKS

Weapon Tier And Overview

Tier
B

Full-auto submachine gun. Low recoil with high accuracy at range.

Unlock Level In Multiplayer Mode

Unlock Level
13

ActualDamage Table By Conditions

ConditionDamage
Damage28
Headshot30

Recommended Attachments

AttachmentReason
Grip (I / II)Grip (I / II)Grip gives you better gun handling by reducing recoil.
SuppressorSuppressorThe Suppressor prevents enemies from detecting your position, allowing your to eliminate more enemies stealthily.
Quickdraw (I / II)Quickdraw (I / II)Quickdraw allows you react faster to enemies with improved aiming speed.

SMG Comparison Table

WeaponDamageFire RateRangeAccuracy
MX9MX961457
GKSGKS513711
SPITFIRESPITFIRE31735
CORDITECORDITE51546
SAUG 9MMSAUG 9MM51649
View Weapon Stats
Weapon TypeSMG
Range7 /20
Damage5 /20
Fire Rate13 /20
Accuracy11 /20
Magazine3
Mag. Size36
Check Out GKS Details Here!

Veteran Weapons - Tier Ranking & Stats

List of Recommended Veteran Weapons

Details of these recommended weapons can be found below.

Outlaw Sniper Rifle

CoD BO4 Best Weapons - Outlaw

Weapon Tier And Overview

Tier
S

Bolt-Action sniper rifle. Fast rechamber, 1-shot kill to the head or upper chest. Hold right stick while ADS to steady.

Unlock Level In Multiplayer Mode

Unlock Level
16

Actual Damage Table By Conditions

ConditionDamage
Damage154 (chest and higher) / 110 (torso)
HeadshotOver 200
High CaliberOver 200 (chest and higher)

Recommended Attachments

AttachmentReason
Stabilizer (I / II)Stabilizer (I / II)Further increase the accuracy of the Sniper Rifle with the Stabilizer. It reduces weapon sway so you can aim better.
Quickdraw (I / II)Quickdraw (I / II)Aim faster to be able to hit those pesky sprinting enemies! No one escapes your sights!

Sniper Rifle Comparison Table

WeaponDamageFire RateRangeAccuracy
PALADIN HB50PALADIN HB50151169
OUTLAWOUTLAW1361613
SDMSDM1261612
KOSHKAKOSHKA1421611
View Weapon Stats
Weapon TypeSniper Rifle
Range16 /20
Damage13 /20
Fire Rate6 /20
Accuracy13 /20
Magazine3
Mag. Size9
Check Out Outlaw Details Here!

AUGER DMR Tactical Rifle

AUGER DMR

Weapon Tier And Overview

Tier
A

Semi-auto tactical rifle. Highest damage in class with reliable accuracy at range.

Unlock Level In Multiplayer Mode

Unlock Level
6

Actual Damage Table By Conditions

ConditionDamage
Damage62
Headshot68
High Caliber108

Recommended Attachments

AttachmentReason
High Caliber (I / II)High Caliber (I / II)High Caliber makes shots more lethal allowing you to eliminate enemies with fewer shots

Tactical Rifle Comparison Table

WeaponDamageFire RateRangeAccuracy
AUGER DMRAUGER DMR105911
ABR 223ABR 22381279
SWORDFISHSWORDFISH7131014
View Weapon Stats
Weapon TypeTactical Rifle
Range9 /20
Damage10 /20
Fire Rate5 /20
Accuracy11 /20
Magazine3
Mag. Size20
Check Out AUGER DMR Details Here!

Koshka - Sniper Rifle

CoD BO4 Best Weapons - Koshka

Weapon Tier And Overview

Tier
A

Bolt-action sniper rifle. Fast handling, 1-shot kill to the head or chest. Hold right stick while ADS to steady.

Unlock Level In Multiplayer Mode

Unlock Level
43

Actual Damage Table By Conditions

ConditionDamage
Damage192 (chest and higher) / 120 (torso)
HeadshotOver 200

Recommended Attachments

AttachmentReason
NVIRNVIRSpot enemies faster, so you can eliminate more enemies when sniping with the Koshka Sniper Rifle.
Quickdraw (I / II)Quickdraw (I / II)Aim faster when aiming down the sights. Never let an enemy out of your sight!

Sniper Rifle Comparison Table

WeaponDamageFire RateRangeAccuracy
PALADIN HB50PALADIN HB50151169
OUTLAWOUTLAW1361613
SDMSDM1261612
KOSHKAKOSHKA1421611
View Weapon Stats
Weapon TypeSniper Rifle
Range16 /20
Damage14 /20
Fire Rate2 /20
Accuracy11 /20
Magazine3
Mag. Size12
Check Out Koshka Details Here!

ABR 223 Tactical Rifle

CoD BO4 Best Weapons - ABR 223

Weapon Tier And Overview

Tier
B

3-round burst tactical rifle. High lethality with limited range.

Unlock Level In Multiplayer Mode

Unlock Level
34

Actual Damage Table By Conditions

ConditionDamage
Damage62
Headshot68
High Caliber108

Recommended Attachments (Long Range)

AttachmentReason
ReconReconEquip this sight to the Tactical Rifle to increase its range by adding a 4.0x optical zoom.
Quickdraw (I / II)Quickdraw (I / II)Improve your aiming speed to get enemies in your line of sight when you are in ADS.
Grip (I / II)Grip (I / II)Move around faster when aiming down to turn yourself into a harder target for long range enemies.

Recommended Attachments (Close Range)

AttachmentReason
RepeaterRepeaterGive your Tactical Rifle an advantage in close range combat by turning it into an automatic firing weapon.
Stock (I / II)Stock (I / II)Move around while aiming down the sights for more mobility when fighting enemies in close range!

Tactical Rifle Comparison Table

WeaponDamageFire RateRangeAccuracy
AUGER DMRAUGER DMR105911
ABR 223ABR 22381279
SWORDFISHSWORDFISH7131014
View Weapon Stats
Weapon TypeTactical Rifle
Range7 /20
Damage8 /20
Fire Rate12 /20
Accuracy9 /20
Magazine3
Mag. Size30
Check Out ABR 223 Details Here!

Secondary Weapon - Tier Ranking & Stats

All weapons introduced so far are classified as primary weapon categories and you can just have one in Multiplayer mode. You can have another weapons classified as secondary weapons. In Blackout, you can just have two weapons.

List of Recommended Secondary Weapons

Details of these recommended weapons can be found below.

MOZU Handgun

CoD BO4 Best Weapons - MOZU

Weapon Tier And Overview

Tier
S

Double action revolver. Highest damage in class with long range capabilities.

Unlock Level In Multiplayer Mode

Unlock Level
43

Actual Damage Table By Conditions

ConditionDamage
Damage62
Headshot68
High Caliber108

Handgun Comparison Table

WeaponDamageFire RateRangeAccuracy
STRIFESTRIFE98811
RK 7 GARRISONRK 7 GARRISON61259
MOZUMOZU11767
View Weapon Stats
Weapon TypeHandgun
Range6 /20
Damage11 /20
Fire Rate7 /20
Accuracy7 /20
Magazine4
Mag. Size6

Equip The Skull Splitter Mod

The Skull Splitter Mod will allow you to make your shots more devastating. All of your headshots will be lethal so if you have precise aim, you will be able to kill 6 enemies with a single magazine!

Increase Its Range

Increase the range of your MOZU by adding either a Compact Scope, Long Barrel or both. Paired with the Skull Splitter Mod, you can basically pick off enemies from long ranges, without even using a Sniper Rifle!

Check Out MOZU Details Here!

Strife Handgun

CoD BO4 Best Weapons - Strife

Weapon Tier And Overview

Tier
A

Semi-auto pistol. Balanced damage with minimal recoil.

Unlock Level In Multiplayer Mode

Unlock Level
5

Actual Damage Table By Conditions

ConditionDamage
Damage46
Headshot50

Handgun Comparison Table

WeaponDamageFire RateRangeAccuracy
STRIFESTRIFE98811
RK 7 GARRISONRK 7 GARRISON61259
MOZUMOZU11767
View Weapon Stats
Weapon TypeHandgun
Range8 /20
Damage9 /20
Fire Rate8 /20
Accuracy11 /20
Magazine3
Mag. Size12

Use To Finish Off Enemies

Switch to the Strife in the middle of a heated gunfight when you run out of ammo for your primary, and want to finish off an enemy. Switching is faster than reloading, and it does a decent amount of damage from close-mid range.

Add A Long Barrel

The Long Barrel attachment will increase the range of the Strife Handgun, allowing for it to be a more lethal option for you when in combat with further away enemies!

Check Out Strife Details Here!

Hellion Salvo Launcher

CoD BO4 Best Weapons - Hellion Salvo Launcher

Weapon Tier And Overview

Tier
A

Lock-on or free fire rocket launcher. Reliable anti-vehicle weapon with anti-personnel capabilities.

Unlock Level In Multiplayer Mode

Unlock Level
1

Actual Damage Table By Conditions

ConditionDamage
DamageTBC
View Weapon Stats
Weapon TypeLauncher
Range19 /20
Damage17 /20
Fire Rate2 /20
Accuracy16 /20
Magazine3
Mag. Size1

Destroy Enemy Scorestreaks

You can lock on to enemy score streaks such as the UAV, Anti-UAV, and Attack Chopper using the Hellion Salvo Launcher. Use this to take away the enemy's advantage!

Check Out The Hellion Salvo Launcher

Weapon Evaluation Criteria

The following weapons were selected to be on this list based on the following criteria:

Beginner-Friendly

In the first section of the article, weapons selected must be easy to use or in other words, beginner-friendly. These weapons must be able to allow new players to play competitively.

Versatility

The best weapons must also be able to let the player adapt to different situations, whether it be in long-range, or close combat situations. These weapons must allow players to be a threat at any given circumstance.

Can Improve Veteran Gameplay

The latter half of this article will also focus on weapons that can help veteran players play better. Just like the beginner friendly weapons, the weapons selected in this section must be able to help veterans improve.

High Damage Or Fire Rate Stats

The best weapons in the game must also be able to dish out major damage, either by being able to deal tons of damage, or by unloading bullets at a fast rate.

High Accuracy Or Low Recoil

A great weapon must not only be able to deal high damage, but also hit its target consistently. Guns with a high accuracy stat, or low recoil are selected because of this.

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