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See the Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War (COD Cold War) Best Weapon & Gun Tier list. Read frequently updated guides for COD Cold War best guns, loadouts, weapon attachments and setups!

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Weapon Nerfs & Buffs

Stats change whenever an update arrives and sometimes, it significantly changes the way a weapon behaves. Note that this tier list updates whenever a new major update for COD Cold War hits to reflect the changes, nerfs, and buffs.

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S Tier Weapons

S Tier Weapons
XM4XM4
(Assault Rifle)
Level Requirement: 4
- Excels in both mid and close-quarters combat.
- Can be unlocked early in the game.
Krig 6Krig 6
(Assault Rifle)
Level Requirement: 16
- Little to no recoil & accurate at all ranges
- Decent fire rate
RPDRPD LMG
(Light Machine Guns)
Level Requirement: 22
- Light recoil with large magazine
- Decent ADS speed & handling
Gallo SA12Gallo SA12
(Shotgun)
Level Requirement: 34
- Fast fire rate with decent spread
- Devastating up close without aiming down sights
MP5MP5
(SMG)
Level Requirement: 4
- Insane fire rate with controllable recoil
- Shreds up to mid-range
M16M16
(Tactical Rifles)
Level Requirement: 10
- Super-fast fire rate & easier recoil control
- Can be unlocked early in the game.
- Stack vertical recoil control for laser accuracy
AUGAUG
(Tactical Rifles)
Level Requirement: 28
- Comes with an x1.5 optic.
- Very little recoil between bursts
- Higher bullet velocity

A Tier Weapons

A Tier Weapons
Milano 821Milano 821
(SMG)
Level Requirement: 13
- High per-bullet damage & fast time to kill
- Held back by bad handling, clunky recoil
AK-74uAK-74u
(SMG)
Level Requirement: 19
- Good handling, range & damage
- Very stable performance

B Tier Weapons

B Tier Weapons
M60M60
(Light Machine Gun)
Level Requirement: 1
- Bad handling, low fire rate & huge bullet spread
- Viable at close range but not much more

About Tier List Rankings

S TierTop of the line weapon that does its job well. Highly recommended.
A TierAn alternative to an S class weapon, performs better than most weapons.
B TierAverage weapon with notable strengths and somewhat negligible weaknesses.

Graded Based On Usability & Performance

All weapons in Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War have their own respective strengths and weaknesses. Each weapon is graded based on their ability to perform well within their category.

Recommended Weapons

This tier list is a comprehensive guide on the different weapons to help new and veteran players have an overall view of the whole roster. For new players, you may find some that fit your playstyle. For veteran players, you can use this to get an idea of what to try out next.

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