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5 best RAM-7 classes & attachments in Modern Warfare for all play-styles

Published: 26/Dec/2019 22:46

by Albert Petrosyan

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The RAM-7 assault rifle is one of the newest weapons in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 1, and we’ve put together the top five best loadouts and attachment combinations for several different play-styles.

The December 3 release of Season 1 in Modern Warfare was the start of the most significant post-launch content drop in Call of Duty history, introducing several new maps, modes, a Battle Pass, and two new weapons – the RAM-7 and Holger-26.

The RAM-7 is officially described in-game as a “fully automatic bullpup assault rifle with a compact design that lends itself to close-quarters engagements.”

The weapon is free to everyone on all platforms, but players do need to grind a bit before unlocking it, as it’s available only after Tier 31 of the Season 1 Battle Pass is reached. Or, of course, there’s always the option of purchasing Tiers to unlock it right away.

For those who have already unlocked it, or are close to doing so, we’ve built some great classes that you can use for a variety of play-styles, including run-and-gun, slower and long-range, balanced for objective modes, stealthy, and Overkill.

Best run-and-gun RAM-7 class (SMG build)

Infinity WardThe best fast-paced SMG-style build for the RAM-7 in Modern Warfare.

ATTACHMENTS

  • Barrel: FTAC 13.5″ Compact
  • Laser: 5mW Laser
  • Stock: XRK Ultralight Hollow
  • Ammunition: 45 Round Mags
  • Rear Grip: Sippled Grip Tape

SECONDARY – Combat Knife

PERKS

  • Perk 1: Double Time
  • Perk 2: Ghost
  • Perk 3: Battle Hardened

EQUIPMENT

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stim

FIELD UPGRADE: Dead Silence or Tactical Insertion

Running and gunning isn’t exactly the easiest play-style to adopt in Modern Warfare, especially with an assault Rifle. However, the RAM-7 has a combination of attachments that essentially turn it into an SMG, which helps with being aggressive.

Mobility is paramount with this kind of style, so it’s been maximized with this build, at the expense of Range and Control, which aren’t necessary if you plan to fly around the map.

Double Time is the perfect Perk 1 for this class, while Stim will help you heal quicker than average so you can get back in action faster. As for the Field Upgrade, Dead Silence is the right choice because it offers a speed boost in addition to silencing footsteps. However, Tactical Insertion isn’t a bad option either as it’ll all you to spawn closer to where the enemies are.

Best slower and long-range RAM-7 class

Infinity WardThe best slow and longer-range build for the RAM-7 in Modern Warfare.

ATTACHMENTS

  • Barrel: XRK Ranger
  • Optic: Integral Hybrid
  • Stock: FTAC Equilibrium
  • Underbarrel: Ranger Foregrip
  • Rear Grip:  Rubberized Grip Tape

SECONDARY – M19 Handgun

PERKS

  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: High Alert
  • Perk 3: Tune-Up

EQUIPMENT

  • Lethal: Claymore
  • Tactical: Smoke Grenade

FIELD UPGRADE: Stopping Power Rounds

For those who’d much rather sit back, play slow, and attack enemies long-range, this class is built for you. It’s very much the opposite of the previous one – Accuracy, Range, and Control have been given massive boosts, all at the expense of Mobility, which isn’t needed.

The Integral Hybrid scope is ideal for this kind of setup because it gives you both a standard scope for regular gunfights and a zoomed-in scope for better accuracy at a more extended range.

Since players will more than likely be aware of your position, E.O.D. ensures you can’t be killed with a single explosive; High Alert will notify you if you’re being aimed at from a different area, and Tune Up will let you get Stopping Power Rounds faster.

You can use a Claymore to protect yourself from any weak-side pushes, and if things become too messy, you can always pull out your Smoke Grenade to create an opportunity to escape.

Best balanced RAM-7 class (for objective modes)

Infinity WardThe best-balanced build for the RAM-7 in Modern Warfare.

ATTACHMENTS

  • Muzzle: Compensator
  • Barrel: FORGE TAC Eclipse
  • Stock: XRK Ultralight Hollow
  • Underbarrel: Tactical Foregrip
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape

SECONDARY – JOKR Launcher

PERKS

  • Perk 1: E.O.D or Quick Fix
  • Perk 2: Ghost or Pointman
  • Perk 3: Battle Hardened

EQUIPMENT

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade

FIELD UPGRADE: Trophy System or Tactical Insertion

As far as attachments go, this is probably the most balanced that the RAM-7 can be set up. Accuracy, Range, Mobility, and Control are all boosted, some more than others, and there are no stats that are in the red.

This weapon build can be used in pretty much any class, but the one we have here is built to excel in objective-based game modes. The JOKR Launcher might not be something most players carry as a secondary, but it can provide very effective countermeasures against enemy kill-streaks.

As for the Perks and Field Upgrade, the choices presented are based on two different objective play-styles – direct objective play and flanking.

If you’re one to always jump into the objective head-on, then E.O.D, Pointman, and Trophy System are the way to go. However, if you want flank around the objective and catch enemy teams off-guard, Ghost, and Tactical Insertion might be the play here.

Best stealthy RAM-7 class

Infinity WardThe best stealthy build for the RAM-7 in Modern Warfare.

ATTACHMENTS

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: FTAC 13.5″ Compact
  • Stock: XRK Ultralight Hollow
  • Underbarrel: Tactical Foregrip
  • Rear Grip: Granulated Grip Tape

SECONDARY – 0.50 GS Handgun

PERKS

  • Perk 1: Double Time
  • Perk 2: Ghost
  • Perk 3: Spotter

EQUIPMENT

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Smoke Grenade

FIELD UPGRADE: Dead Silence

Sometimes players want to play faster-paced but don’t have the gun-skill to accommodate it. That’s where this stealth class comes into play. Much like the previous build, this RAM-7 setup is very balanced, and it also has the bonus of bullet suppression, so it’s harder for enemies to track where you’re shooting from.

Mobility is essential for a play-style like this since you don’t want to stay in one place for too long, so Double Time is the ideal Perk 1. Ghost will help you stay undetected by UAVs while Spotter, the Perk 3, will allow you to avoid any Claymores or other lethal traps opponents may have hidden.

Best Overkill RAM-7 class

Infinity WardThe best Overkill build for the RAM-7 in Modern Warfare.

Overkill has always been a great Perk in Call of Duty, even more so in Modern Warfare. Since there is no pick-10 class system in this game, players can carry two fully-maxed out primary weapons in a single class.

The key to a good Overkill class with the RAM-7 is first to decide which build of the gun you want to go with – the SMG-style, the one that maximizes long-range potential, or the balanced one.

Once you choose, you then have to pair it with another weapon that has the opposite primary function. Meaning, if you go with the run-and-gun RAM-7, you should pair it with a longer-range weapon, like a Sniper Rifle or Marksman Rifle.

However, if you choose to go with a longer-range RAM-7 build, then you would do well to pair it with an SMG that shreds at close range, like the MP7 pictured above. In either case, the rest of the class, in terms of Perks 2 and 3, Lethal, Tactical, and Field Upgrade is up to you, although going with Amped will help speed up weapon swapping.

Drift0r - YouTubeThe RAM-7 can be a powerful weapon when fitted with the right attachments.

There you have it – the five best classes and attachment setups for the new RAM-7 assault rifle. Now, load back into the game, build some of these in multiplayer, and let us know what you think!

Also, make sure to check out the other guides we’ve done for Modern Warfare:

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5 best XM4 loadouts in Black Ops Cold War for all play-styles

Published: 20/Jan/2021 4:10 Updated: 20/Jan/2021 4:20

by Brad Norton

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The very first Assault Rifle unlocked in Black Ops Cold War also happens to be one of the strongest if you follow our rundown on the best possible XM4 loadouts.

While you might think to overlook the base weapons unlocked from the very beginning in any Call of Duty title, the starters in Black Ops Cold War are among the best guns in the game. From the MP5 SMG to the Pelington sniper, the first weapons in most categories can dominate in the right hands and ARs are no different.

The XM4 is unlocked as soon as you start in multiplayer and it’s a rather well-rounded pick. It doesn’t boast the highest damage output or the fastest fire rate. However, it’s arguably the most reliable pick all around.

If you stick with it from the jump and level it through to 55, you’ll have access to a consistent AR whenever the situation calls for it. Here’s an overview of the best possible loadouts for all play-styles to get the most out of the XM4 in Black Ops Cold War.

Most accurate XM4 loadout

Black Ops Cold War XM4 gameplay
Activision
This loadout will keep your shot on point with the XM4.

Attachments

  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Muzzle: SOCOM Eliminator
  • Barrel: 13.5 Reinforced Heavy
  • Body: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: 40 Rnd
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: Raider Pad

Secondary 

  • 1911

Perks

  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket
  • Perk 2: Gearhead
  • Perk 3: Ghost

Equipment

  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stimshot
  • Field Upgrade: Field Mic

Wildcard – Gunfighter

While other Wildcards can be solid to get you more perks or more equipment, Gunfighter is essential to help the XM4 reach its full potential. Dropping in with eight unique attachments will make you a real threat on the map.

You can pick and choose whichever Optic you’d like. Though with most ARs, you never want to limit your overall vision. Selecting a smaller sight can help keep you aware of everything nearby, rather than scoping in and having tunnel vision ruin your streak.

Since the XM4 is an all-around solid weapon, there’s no need to deviate from its general strength. Attachments like the Field Agent Grip, SOCOM Eliminator, and even the Laser Sight will help keep your shots accurate.

Whether you’re up close or chipping away from across the map, this loadout will ensure every gunfight is winnable.

Long-range XM4 loadout

Black Ops Gunsmith
Activision
If you’re looking to play at a distance, this is the XM4 loadout for you.

Attachments

  • Optic:
  • Muzzle: SOCOM Eliminator
  • Barrel: 13.5 Reinforced Heavy
  • Body:
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: Salvo 50 Rnd Fast Mag
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock:

Secondary 

  • LW3 – Tundra

Perks

  • Perk 1: Paranoia
  • Perk 2: Assassin
  • Perk 3: Ghost

Equipment

  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stimshot
  • Field Upgrade: Assault Pack

Wildcard – Law Breaker

If you’re looking for a long-distance variant with the XM4, we’ve got you covered. ARs can be surprisingly lethal from across the map and this setup proves just that. Thanks to a focus on accurate attachments, your shots will be landing no matter the range.

Take the 13.5 Reinforced Heavy Barrel, for instance. This comes with the perfect tradeoff to maximize both bullet velocity and overall range. Rather than hindering one or the other, it’s a solid middle ground so that you can get the best of both worlds. There’s no use having an extreme range attachment if you have to lead your shots by a huge amount.

Moreover, carrying a sniper with you as your secondary ensures you’ll never be out of the fight. After you’ve drained a mag from a distance, you can quickly swap over to a one-shot killing machine with the LW3.

Best competitive XM4 loadout

XM4 in the Black Ops Cold War Beta
Activision
This XM4 loadout is the best for all-around competition.

Attachments

  • Optic: Millstop Reflex
  • Muzzle:
  • Barrel: 13.7 Extended / 13.7 Takedown
  • Body:
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine:
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: Raider Pad

Secondary 

  • 1911

Perks

  • Perk 1: Tactical Mask & Flak Jacket
  • Perk 2: Assassin & Scavenger
  • Perk 3: Ninja & Ghost

Equipment

  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stimshot
  • Field Upgrade: Assault Pack

Wildcard – Perk Greed

When it comes to competitive play, you want an XM4 loadout fit for any situation. While playing the AR role, you’ll be taking gunfights from mid to long-range more often than not, but you can often find yourself closer to your enemies as well.

With this setup, you’ll be ready to take anyone down. The Field Agent Grip is a staple for any AR class, according to CDL pro Octane. The same can be said for the Raider Pad and the Airborne Elastic Wrap. With these attachments, your version of the XM4 will be as well-rounded as possible.

Ultimately, buffing your Operator with a variety of perks is what’s going to set you apart here. Gunskill is one thing, but having a loadout prepared for everything will keep you winning map after map.

Fastest XM4 loadout

Black Ops Cold War Gunsmith
Activision
If you have a need for speed, this is the ultimate XM4 loadout for you.

Attachments

  • Optic:
  • Muzzle:
  • Barrel: 11.8 Ranger 
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser 
  • Underbarrel: Infiltrator Grip 
  • Magazine: SAS Mag Clamp
  • Handle:
  • Stock: Raider Pad

Secondary 

  • Knife

Perks

  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket & Forward Intel
  • Perk 2: Scavenger & Tracker
  • Perk 3: Gung-Ho & Ghost

Equipment

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stimshot
  • Field Upgrade: Field Mic

Wildcard – Perk Greed

To be the fastest with an AR, you’re going to need a finely-tuned loadout. Thanks to these attachments and various perks, you’ll be zooming through the map with your XM4 in no time.

First up is the 11.8 Ranger Barrel. This is important as it’s the only attachment in its class that improves your bullet velocity without actually slowing you down. Others come with slightly improved buffs, but the negative effects are simply too much of a tradeoff.

Similar can be said for the Underbarrel. Infiltrator Grip will help your movement speed in all regards, not just one specific area. You’ll be able to sprint faster, aim quicker, strafe with more agility, and everything in between.

Everything in this loadout is intended to maximize speed. Hence why a Knife secondary can come in handy. Whenever you’re out of the fight, swapping over will improve your sprint speed.

Best objective-based XM4 loadout

Black Ops Cold War Gunsmith
Activision
Hopping on the objective has never been easier thanks to this XM4 loadout.

Attachments

  • Optic:
  • Muzzle: SOCOM Eliminator
  • Barrel: 13.5” Reinforced Heavy
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel:
  • Magazine: Salvo 50 Rnd Fast Mag
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock:

Secondary 

  • Gallo SA12 

Perks

  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket & Tactical Mask 
  • Perk 2: Tracker & Gearhead 
  • Perk 3: Ghost & Cold Blooded

Equipment

  • Lethal: Semtex 
  • Tactical: Stimshot
  • Field Upgrade: Field Mic

Wildcard – Perk Greed

If flooding the hill or capturing objectives is your primary goal in Black Ops Cold War, you’ll need the right class for the job. Objective players often go underappreciated but you’ll be able to make a huge impact in every game with this XM4 loadout.

Arguably the most important aspect of this class is the perks. You’ll need both Flak Jacket and Tac Mask to survive all incoming spam while you’re playing the objective. Keeping alive through this onslaught is vital if you’re aiming for wins over everything else.

The attachments here give you one of the most well-rounded XM4 setups possible. Gunfights from all ranges won’t be an issue and the 50 Rnd Fast Mag will keep you firing for longer than usual.


With 55 levels to get through, it’s one of the easier grinds in the game given just how versatile the XM4 is. Unlike other ARs that can be a nuisance early on without some powerful buffs from various attachments.

Once you’re all set with this particular loadout and looking for the next challenge, be sure to check our other Black Ops Cold War weapon guides to get the most out of every gun in the game.