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Best Weapons in Cold War Online Multiplayer – January 2021

Choosing the best weapon in Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War multiplayer makes a huge difference to your performance level.

The right weapon depends on various factors, including which map you’re playing on, your play style and game mode.

First and foremost, ranking your chosen weapon up to unlock the best attachments is one of the most important things. This takes time, effort and will be frustrating at times using a basic weapon in the lower levels.

GUIDE: How To Level Weapons Up Fast in Black Ops Cold War

Best Guns Cold War Season 1

These are our current ranks for the best guns in Black Ops Cold War Season 1, this will be constantly updated as Treyarch buffs and nerfs weapons.

7. AUG

AUG Best Weapon Cold War
AUG

Weapon Type: Tactical Rifle

Burst fire tactical rifle. High damage with moderate recoil and slower movement speeds when firing. Built-in optic provides 1.5x magnification.

AUG GUIDE: Best AUG Class in Cold War

6. MP5

MP5

Weapon Type: SMG

Full-auto submachine gun. Fast fire rate with low recoil. Good visibility and control while firing.

MP5 Guide: Best MP5 Class in Cold War

5. Type 63

type 63 Black Ops Cold War(1)
Type 63

Weapon Type: Tactical Rifle

Semi-auto tactical rifle. High damage and reliable accuracy at long range with modest ammo capacity. Fair visibility and control while firing.

Type 63 Guide: Best Type 63 Class in Cold War

4. MAC-10

Best Mac-10 Class Cold War
MAC-10

Weapon Type: SMG

Full-auto submachine gun. Excellent fire rate with higher vertical recoil. Improved handling speeds with reduced damage.

MAC-10 GUIDE: Best MAC-10 Class in Cold War

3. Krig 6

Best Krig 6 Weapon Cold War
Krig 6

Weapon Type: Assault Rifle

Full-auto assault rifle. Improved damage and accuracy. Excellent weapon control and visibility when sustaining fire.

KRIG 6 GUIDE: Best Krig 6 Class in Cold War

2. AK-47

AK47 best weapon in black ops Cold War
AK47

Weapon Type: Assault Rifle

Full-auto assault rifle. High damage with a marginally slower fire rate. Excellent stopping power for mid-range encounters.

AK-47 GUIDE: Best AK-47 Class in Cold War

1. AK-74u

Ak-74u Black Ops Cold War
AK74u

Weapon Type: SMG

Full-auto submachine gun. Improved damage with reliable weapon control. Utilizes 5.45mm ammo for superior bullet velocity.

AK-74u GUIDE: Best AK-74u Class in Cold War

Of course, weapons are down to personal preference. Some players will want to sit back with a Sniper or run round with a Shotgun, so we’ve got you covered too.

Best Weapon for each Game Mode in Cold War

Having the best weapon, loadout and attachments often depends on which game mode you are playing.

We’ve created guides to give you the best loadout for each mode.

There you have it, the best weapons for every scenario you could possibly face in Black Ops Cold War. This list will be regularly updated as updates occur changing weapon stats.

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