The fan favorite domination gamemode made its return in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
Here are the best weapons and loadouts to use to stay competitive in core and hardcore domination.
Domination is all about outgunning and dominating your opponents. To win, you need to use a weapon that beats any other across the board.
If you're a core or hardcore type of player, we've got you covered. These are the best weapons and classes in Black Ops Cold War.
Best Weapons Core Domination
AUG, Tactical Rifle Loadout
The AUG is controlling the domination gamemode recently. In most cases, the weapon is a three-round burst to the upper body and head. It is most effective at medium ranges, but can win in a long distanced or close up fight.
This weapon is very good with no attachments at all, but can become unstoppable with the best attachments.
During the Nuketown 24/7 2XP event, the AUG quite literally dominated in the domination gamemode.
AUG Attachments for Core Domination
This AUG loadout is for those who are marksmen as is set up to one burst as far the eyes can see, land three shot and you're enemy will be smashing the respawn button.
- Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
- Barrel: 19.6." Match Grade
- Underbarrel: Field Agent Foregrip
- Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
- Stock: Raider Pad
The AUG's biggest disadvantage is handling, both the Airborne
Elastic Wrap and the Raider Pad greatly improve the handling stats. Helping you challenge those face to face engagements.
A large magazine is not required for this weapon because it only taking three to six bullets to kill an enemy.
The optic is completely up to each user's preference, but this is completely optional as the AUG offer built in sights.
Pairing this AUG setup with the Perk Greed Wildcard is a setup for success.
These three perks are essential to go on long kill streaks in domination. Each one will keep you alive and give you the edge over your opponent.
- Flak Jacket
The Flak Jacket perk is essential simply because of how overpowered it currently is. Check out what players are saying about flak jacket here.
Paranoia on the other hand will give you a warning when being targeted from off screen like eyes on the back of ones head.
Scavenger is essential. It will allow you to stay stocked up on ammunition when going on 10+ streaks.
Our second perk on the perk 2 slot is Gearhead. This reduces the cooldown of our field upgrade and allows us to store up to two field upgrades at once.
Ghost seems to be on everyone's loadout as of right now as it helps the player stay off the radar when moving and defusing.
Last, is Ninja making your footsteps quieter allowing for undetected movement around the map.
Tactical, Lethal, and Field Upgrade
This already overpowered class is made even more powerful with the right tactical, lethal, and field upgrade.
- Tactical: Stimshot
- Lethal: Frag Grenade
- Field Upgrade: Field Mic
You might as well consider the stimshot and field mic to be the meta right now. They are both widely adopted and very useful.
When you pair the field mic with the perk Gearhead, you will be able to set not one but two field mics, your enemies wont know what hit them.
The stimshot will save you countless times from dying. And the field mic will give you a large advantage over your opponent in a clutch moment.
The frag grenade is chosen here over the Semtex because of its ability to roll around when thrown near a flag or choke point on the map.
Players are saying the AUG is the new MP5 because of how powerful it is.
If you want to know which weapon you die to most in Black Ops Cold War, check out this guide.
Best Weapons Hardcore Domination
Hardcore domination is notorious for players using explosives and weapons with a lot of ammo.
Use this best loadout to defeat your opponent in almost any circumstance.
AK47, Assault Rifle loadout
The AK47 is one of the strongest assault rifles in the game right now and is a showstopper in hardcore. It does take a while to master the weapon's recoil, but it's well worth it.
The attachments listed in this class will help you master the recoil pattern in no time.
AK47 Attachments for Hardcore Domination
- Muzzle: Spetsnaz Compensator
- Body: Steady Aim Laser
- Underbarrel: Foregrip
- Magazine: Taped Mags
- Handle: Speed Tape
The gunfighter wildcard is not required for this weapon class. The AK47 fares well with only five attachments and can outgun most weapons.
The spetsnaz compensator muzzle and foregrip are the two most important attachments for the AK47. With both attached, the vertical and horizontal recoil is reduced significantly.
In hardcore domination, an accurate and powerful weapon is essential. This class fits both of the criteria.
These three perks are essential for an AK47 loadout in hardcore domination. Each one gives you a slight advantage over other players when capturing a flag.
- Tactical Mask
Tactical mask provides you almost complete immunity towards stuns and other tactical grenades.
Gearhead allows you to gain your field upgrade quicker and even store two.
Ghost will keep you invisible on the mini-map even when an enemy spy plane is in the sky.
Tactical, Lethal, and Field Upgrade
With the danger close wildcard enabled, you get two of the following tactical and lethal grenades. This lets you defend a flag much easier and more effectively.
Tactical: Stun Grenade
Field Upgrade: Trophy System
The stuns and frag grenades are necessary to hold off enemies on a flag. The trophy system is meant to stop the enemy from doing exactly that to you.