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Best Weapon Loadouts in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

To get the most out of your playtime in Black Ops Cold War, we’ve compiled some of the best weapon loadouts in the game.

In every Call of Duty title, players don’t give up until they’ve found the very best classes out there. Now usually, it takes a few weeks to truly establish the meta, but what about for the early days of Black Ops Cold War?

Here, anything goes, but players are still scrambling to put together the best weapon loadouts in the game. With that in mind, we’ve compiled the best Day One weapon loadouts for Black Ops Cold War.

Here are some of the internet’s favorites so far:

Best Weapon Loadouts in Black Ops Cold War

Best XM4 Weapon Loadout

XM4 Best Weapon Loadout Black Ops Cold War
(Source: Treyarch)

The XM4 is one of Black Ops Cold War’s greatest assualt rifles. It’s hard to fault this weapon on anything, it’s a great all-rounder.

And running it in this class, you’ll feel unstoppable.

Primary: XM4
Secondary: 1911
Tactical: Stimshot
Lethal: Frag
Field Upgrade: Field Mic
Perks: Flak Jacket, Scavenger, Ghost
Wildcards: Gunfighter

As for the XM4 customization, you’ll be wanting to add the following attachments:

Optic: Millstop Reflex
Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 5.56
Barrel: 13.5″ Reinforced Heavy
Body: Steady Aim Laser
Underbarrel: Foregrip
Magazine: 40 RND Speed Mag
Handle: Speed Tape
Stock: Duster Stock

Thanks to the Duster Stock, players will see a boost to their overall agility. The Speed Mag ensures that you’re never caught out without a few bullets in the chamber.

The heavy barrel will increase your bullet velocity and damage at range. Effectively, it turns this all-rounder weapon into a powerfful threat over long distances.

Best MP5 Weapon Loadout

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(Source: Treyarch)

If you’ve played Black Ops Cold War already, you’ll likely have noticed an abundance of the MP5 in every game you enter. This powerful SMG might have seen a nerf since the Beta, but it’s still widely known as one of Cold War’s best guns.

Here’s the class that will optimize the MP5 best. It’s worth noting that you’re welcome to change things up as you see fit, but this equipment and these perks are the most popular way to run classes at present.

Primary: MP5
Secondary: 1911
Tactical: Stimshot
Lethal: Frag
Field Upgrade: Field Mic
Perks: Flak Jacket, Scavenger, Ghost
Wildcards: Gunfighter

Now, here’s how to customize that MP5 for best results:

Muzzle: Sound Suppressor
Barrel: 10.1″ Cavalry Lancer
Body: Steady Aim Laser
Underbarrel: Foregrip
Magazine: 40 RND Drum
Handle: Speed Tape
Stock: Collapsed Stock

This MP5 loadout is likely to be the most dominant build in the game until pro players and streamers discover something better. Coming out of the Beta, players will be jumping right to their favorite weapon from the game’s trial period.

The reason this MP5 build is so good is that it’s able to combine high speed with accuracy. The gun also does tremendous damage at close to mid range.

Best AUG Weapon Loadout

Best Aug Loadout Black Ops Cold War
(Source: Treyarch)

The AUG is a weapon that has long gone underappreciated. This powerful tactical rifle is capable of shredding the competition, and it’s being slept on currently.

The weapon puts out tremendous damage, and its time to kill is very low. What’s more, it’s got a decent range right from the get-go.

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Primary: AUG
Secondary: 1911
Tactical: Stimshot
Lethal: Frag
Field Upgrade: Field Mic
Perks: Flak Jacket, Scavenger, Ghost
Wildcards:
Gunfighter

While the AUG is a powerful weapon in its own right, equipping the following attachments will ensure you’ve got the best build:

Muzzle: SOCOM Eliminator
Barrel: 19.8″ Task Force
Body: Steady Aim Laser
Underbarrel: Field Agent Foregrip
Magazine: 45 RND Drum
Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
Stock: Raider Pad

Thanks to your Task Force barrel, the AUG is getting a huge damage increase, as well as a boost to its capability at range. Meanwhile, the muzzle and underbarrel attachments will help to counter some of that recoil that the you’re going to heavily notice without them in play.

This weapon loadout isn’t as speedy as the others, but rest assured that you’ll be taking down enemies fast enough that it doesn’t matter.

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(Source: Treyarch)

Whatever gun you choose, be sure that you’re running Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s best settings. That way, you’ll still be staying ahead of the competition.

In other Call of Duty news, a lot of Black Ops Cold War players are reporting negative COD Points balances. This strange new bug seems to target only those who purchase the new game.

Finally, if you’re experiencing Black Ops Cold War errors, don’t worry. With the game having just launched, there’s sure to be a brief period where there are still kinks to iron out.

There are sure to be a ton of other Black Ops Cold War weapons getting attention in the near future. If you don’t see your favorite gun here, why not leave us a comment below?

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