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Check out this COD BO4 Best Gun and Weapon guide for more info on gun and weapon ranking and tier list, weapon combinations according to effectiveness, damage, stats and more.

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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
Bolt CylinderBolt CylinderEach shot will now be a three-shot burst, which will enable you to deal lethal damage.
High Caliber (I / II)High Caliber (I / II)Deal higher damage even when hitting the torso. Paired with Bolt Cylinder, body shots are lethal.
Hybrid MagsHybrid MagsSince you'll be consuming more bullets with the Bolt Cylinder, this ensures that you have enough bullets and quickly reengage.

Sniper Rifle Comparison Table

WeaponDamageFire RateRangeAccuracy
PALADIN HB50PALADIN HB50162168
OUTLAWOUTLAW1041613
SDMSDM881611
KOSHKAKOSHKA153169
View Weapon Stats
Weapon TypeSniper Rifle
Range16 /20
Damage10 /20
Fire Rate4 /20
Accuracy13 /20
Magazine3
Mag. Size9
Check Out Outlaw Details Here!

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
Dual WieldDual WieldDeal higher damage as you're effectively carrying two guns, which goes well with its high fire rate. However, ADS is disabled.
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
MX9MX971177
GKSGKS4999
SPITFIRESPITFIRE51745
CORDITECORDITE61366
SAUG 9MMSAUG 9MM31558
DAEMON 3XBDAEMON 3XB41846
SWITCHBLADE X9SWITCH BLADE X9TBCTBCTBCTBC
View Weapon Stats
Weapon TypeSMG
Range5 /20
Damage3 /20
Fire Rate15 /20
Accuracy8 /20
Magazine3
Mag. Size36
Check Out SAUG 9MM Details Here!

DAEMON 3XB Submachine Gun

DAEMON 3XB

Weapon Tier And Overview

Tier
S

3-round burst submahcine gun. Fast cyclic rate of fire with improved hip fire accuracy.

Unlock Level In Multiplayer Mode

Unlock Level
Operation Absolute Zero Contraband Tier 50

ActualDamage Table By Conditions

ConditionDamage
Damage27
Headshot29

Recommended Attachments

AttachmentReason
ReflexReflexWhile optional, the Reflex sight helps you line up your shots better to maximize your burst damage.
Hybrid MagsHybrid MagsGives you the benefit of both a faster reload and increased weapon capacity. Ensures you have enough bullets to feed your bursts and to quickly reengage.
High Caliber (I / II)High Caliber (I / II)With its high fire rate and burst fire accuracy, High Caliber I and II makes this even deadlier, and can kill in just two bursts.

SMG Comparison Table

WeaponDamageFire RateRangeAccuracy
MX9MX971177
GKSGKS4999
SPITFIRESPITFIRE51745
CORDITECORDITE61366
SAUG 9MMSAUG 9MM31558
DAEMON 3XBDAEMON 3XB41846
SWITCHBLADE X9SWITCH BLADE X9TBCTBCTBCTBC
View Weapon Stats
Weapon TypeSMG
Range4 /20
Damage4 /20
Fire Rate18 /20
Accuracy6 /20
Magazine3
Mag. Size36
Check Out DAEMON 3XB 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
High Caliber (I / II)High Caliber (I / II)With High Caliber, a well placed shot can take out enemies with a single bullet!
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 HB50162168
OUTLAWOUTLAW1041613
SDMSDM881611
KOSHKAKOSHKA153169
View Weapon Stats
Weapon TypeSniper Rifle
Range16 /20
Damage15 /20
Fire Rate3 /20
Accuracy9 /20
Magazine3
Mag. Size6
Check Out Koshka Details Here!

ABR 223 Tactical Rifle

CoD BO4 Best Weapons - ABR 223

Weapon Tier And Overview

Tier
A

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.
StockStockMove 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.
Quickdraw (I / II)Quickdraw (I / II)The ABR 223's aiming speed is slow by default. Quickdraw helps negate this effect and helps you aim and fire faster.
Extended Mags (I / II)Extended Mags (I / II)Ensures that you have enough bullets as the Repeater mod consumes bullets faster as you fire.

Tactical Rifle Comparison Table

WeaponDamageFire RateRangeAccuracy
AUGER DMRAUGER DMR135912
ABR 223ABR 223111288
SWORDFISHSWORDFISH713109
View Weapon Stats
Weapon TypeTactical Rifle
Range8 /20
Damage11 /20
Fire Rate12 /20
Accuracy8 /20
Magazine3
Mag. Size30
Check Out ABR 223 Details Here!

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
NVIRNVIREasily see enemies even from long range. This sight also benefits from its wider view compared to other scopes.
FMJ (I / II)FMJ (I / II)Take out armored enemies, and even scorestreaks without relying on a launcher.
Extended Mags (I / II)Extended Mags (I / II)Even with a high clip size, the Titan has a slow reload speed. With an Extended Mag, you lessen your need to reload.

Light Machinegun Comparison Table

WeaponDamageFire RateRangeAccuracy
TITANTITAN99138
HADESHADES814116
VKM 750VKM 750146127
View Weapon Stats
Weapon TypeLight Machinegun
Range13 /20
Damage9 /20
Fire Rate9 /20
Accuracy8 /20
Magazine3
Mag. Size75
Check Out Titan Details!

ICR-7 Assault Rifle

ICR-7

Weapon Tier And Overview

Tier
A

Full-auto assault rifle. Improved accuracy with low recoil.

Unlock Level In Multiplayer Mode

Unlock Level
5

Actual Damage Table By Conditions

ConditionDamage
Damage37
Headshot40

Recommended Attachments

AttachmentReason
Grip (I / II)Grip (I / II)Tightens your shot to almost laser-like precision.
QuickdrawQuickdrawAlways be the first to fire a shot to quickly win engagements.

Assault Rifle Comparison Table

WeaponDamageFire RateRangeAccuracy
ICR-7ICR-7610811
KN-57KN-5710878
RAMPART 17RAMPART 1712697
VAPR-XKGVAPR-XKG71269
MADDOX RFBMADDOX RFB514510
SWAT RFTSWAT RFT111158
View Weapon Stats
Weapon TypeAssault Rifle
Range8 /20
Damage6 /20
Fire Rate10 /20
Accuracy11 /20
Magazine3
Mag. Size35
Operator ModNone
Check Out ICR-7 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-7610811
KN-57KN-5710878
RAMPART 17RAMPART 1712697
VAPR-XKGVAPR-XKG71269
MADDOX RFBMADDOX RFB514510
SWAT RFTSWAT RFT111158
View Weapon Stats
Weapon TypeAssault Rifle
Range9 /20
Damage12 /20
Fire Rate6 /20
Accuracy7 /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
MX9MX971177
GKSGKS4999
SPITFIRESPITFIRE51745
CORDITECORDITE61366
SAUG 9MMSAUG 9MM31558
DAEMON 3XBDAEMON 3XB41846
SWITCHBLADE X9SWITCH BLADE X9TBCTBCTBCTBC
View Weapon Stats
Weapon TypeSubmachine Gun
Range7 /20
Damage7 /20
Fire Rate11 /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
MX9MX971177
GKSGKS4999
SPITFIRESPITFIRE51745
CORDITECORDITE61366
SAUG 9MMSAUG 9MM31558
DAEMON 3XBDAEMON 3XB41846
SWITCHBLADE X9SWITCH BLADE X9TBCTBCTBCTBC
View Weapon Stats
Weapon TypeSMG
Range9 /20
Damage4 /20
Fire Rate9 /20
Accuracy9 /20
Magazine3
Mag. Size30
Check Out GKS Details Here!

Secondary Weapon - Tier Ranking & Stats

All weapons introduced so far are classified as primary weapon categories. You can have another weapon 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
STRIFESTRIFE94710
RK 7 GARRISONRK 7 GARRISON71346
MOZUMOZU13368
KAP-45KAP-4571034
View Weapon Stats
Weapon TypeHandgun
Range6 /20
Damage13 /20
Fire Rate3 /20
Accuracy8 /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!

SG12 Shotgun

CoD BO4 Best Weapons - SG12

Weapon Tier And Overview

Tier
A

Semi-auto shotgun. High damage spread with superior mobility.

Unlock Level In Multiplayer Mode

Unlock Level
31

Actual Damage Table By Conditions

ConditionDamage
Damage112

Shotgun Comparison Table

WeaponDamageFire RateRangeAccuracy
MOG 12MOG 1215343
SG12SG1210635
RAMPAGERAMPAGETBCTBCTBCTBC
View Weapon Stats
Weapon TypeShotgun
Range3 /20
Damage10 /20
Fire Rate6 /20
Accuracy5 /20
Magazine4
Mag. Size6
Operator ModStrobe Light

Blind Your Enemies With The Strobe Light

Unique to the SG12 is the Strobe Light operator mod which lets point a blinding and repeating flash of light that disorients your opponents. Hold down your ADS button to use the strobe light. Best used when strafing.

Improve Firepower with Max Load and Extended Mag

The SG12 comes also with another unique attachment Max Load which improves its overall damage. Top this off with Extended Mag since it only has 4 shells by default, and to ensure you have enough shells for engagements.

Check Out SG12 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, Counter-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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