Best Black Ops Cold War weapons to use in Warzone

James Busby
Black Ops Warzone loadouts

Black Ops Cold War’s integration with Warzone brought a range of new and powerful weapons to the game. However, it can sometimes be difficult to tell which of these Cold War weapons is worth using. Here’s our list of the best Cold War weapons to use in Warzone to dominate your matches.

Black Ops Cold War features plenty of deadly weapons that have drastically shaken up the Warzone meta, giving players even more choice when it comes to crafting the perfect loadout. 

Although we’re finally past the DMR and MAC-10-only meta that plagued the game for months after the Season One update, there’s still plenty of Cold War weapons that perform incredibly well in the game’s battle royale environment.

9. AK-47

AK-47 Black Ops Cold War
Black Ops Cold War’s AK-47 will be a force to be reckoned with when it drops into Verdansk.

Best AK-47 loadout

Whether you prefer to run and gun your way to victory, or methodically pick off targets from afar, there is an AK-47 loadout that caters to every kind of playstyle. After all, one of the most infamous Black Ops Cold War loadouts had no recoil at all

This reliable rifle may not be as potent as it is in Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer, but it is still very powerful and can down targets pretty quickly, provided you manage its high recoil. 

8. MP5

MP5 Black Ops Cold War
The MP5 still continues to be a popular pick.

Best MP5 loadout

Multiplayer lobbies were dominated by the lightning-fast MP5 during Black Ops Cold War’s launch week, and it’s not hard to see why. The weapon thrives in close-quarter gunfights and absolutely melts enemies with ease.

Although there’s a lot of incredible SMGs in Warzone, the MP5 is never a bad choice for a player who is looking to play aggressively and push opponents whenever they can.

7. Stoner 63

Stoner 63 Black Ops Cold War
The Stoner 63 could rival the popular Bruen and PKM loadouts.

Best Stoner 63 loadout

LMGs have been somewhat lacking in Black Ops Cold War due to their overall bulk and slower ADS times. However, this isn’t the case in Warzone. After all, the Bruen, PKM, and the FiNN are prime examples of how LMGs can dominate the competition. 

The Stoner 63 is arguably the best suited LMG for Warzone. This is partly down to a combination of speed and accuracy. While both the RPD and M60 offer better damage, their poor accuracy makes them difficult to recommend. Simply attach the 100 RND Mag and the Airborne Elastic Wrap to begin getting those game-winning squad wipes. 

6. Krig 6

Krig 6
The Krig 6 is one of the most accurate AR’s in the game.

Best Krig 6 loadout

The Krig 6 has been making a name for itself thanks to its low recoil and methodical fire rate. While it doesn’t deal as much damage as the AK-47, it makes up for this with its fantastic precision, making it an amazing weapon for medium-long range gunfights.

After all, being able to effortlessly hit players from across all ranges is a huge bonus to any Warzone player looking to increase their kill count. The Krig 6 also boasts excellent weapon control and quick reloads, making it a great pick for those that prefer to seek out those all-important headshots. 

5. Bullfrog

The Bullfrog can barrage foes with a never-ending hail of bullets.

Best Bullfrog loadout

The Bullfrog may not be as strong as Black Ops Cold War’s MAC-10, but it still packs a mean punch, especially when you’ve kitted it out with the right attachments. Having an SMG that can take out multiple foes in a single clip, while also offering great hipfire accuracy is always going to prove popular in Warzone.

To make matters even better, the Bullfrog also has a little more range damage than most SMGs. This makes it particularly useful when you run out of AR ammo or find yourself needing to finish off a low health target. Whether you’re looking to get more multi-kills or just want to switch things up from the MAC-10/MP5 meta, then the Bullfrog is a solid option.

4. DMR 14

The DMR 14 Loadout in Warzone
This loadout will turn the already fantastic Marksman Rifle into a force to be reckoned with.

Best DMR 14 loadout

It’s safe to say, after a number of nerfs, the DMR-14 isn’t the powerhouse weapon it used to be, but it still offers plenty of kill potential. The semi-automatic rifle is perfect for use over long-distances. With an increased fire rate and incredibly minimal recoil, it’s a fantastic choice for any player’s loadout in Warzone.

Absurdly high-powered, you’ll be downing players incredibly quickly, destroying their armor, and sprinting through to a fantastic finish. Great for aggressive and counter-sniping plays, the loadout above will take this already lethal gun to new heights.

3. M16

M16 Black Ops Cold War
Only time will tell whether this classic assault rifle has what it takes to wreak havoc across Verdansk.

Best M16 loadout

Modern Warfare’s FAMAS demonstrated just how bad burst rifles could be in Warzone, but the M16 changes this notion completely. Unlike the FAMAS, Black Ops Cold War’s M16 can dish out highly accurate rounds in a matter of seconds. Despite receiving a number of nerfs, the M16 remains a great choice for any Warzone players looking for a solid AR.

Any gun that can accurately drop an enemy in a couple of bursts is always going to pique the interest of Warzone players. This deadly rifle can quickly down even the most well-armored enemies, so we won’t be too surprised if it receives a nerf in Season 2

2. MAC-10

The MAC-10 is dominating every Warzone lobby.

Best MAC-10 loadout

Despite receiving a number of nerfs back in January, the MAC-10 is still a fan-favorite weapon in Warzone. The gun’s insanely fast time to kill and laser beam accuracy make the weapon extremely deadly in close-quarter gunfights.

After all, Verdansk and Rebirth Island feature sneaky avenues players can take in order to finish off their foes quickly in a blaze of glory. With the right loadout, you’ll have everything you need to take down your enemies on the battlefield.

1. FFAR 1

FFAR 1 Warzone loadout
The FFAR 1 is dominating people across Verdansk.

Best FFAR 1 loadout

The FFAR 1 is currently the most popular AR in Warzone. Not only does this Assault Rifle boast a ludicrous rate of fire, it also has minimal recoil and high damage output. This makes it an absolute beast in close to mid-range firefights.

It’s certainly not hard to see why the majority of Warzone Season 1 lobbies are currently filled with this deadly Assault Rifle. Simply pair it with a MAC-10 or a Kar98k and you have the best loadout in the entire game.

So there you have it, seven of the best Black Ops Cold War guns you should be using in Warzone. If you want to keep updated with all the latest Call of Duty news and updates, then follow us over on @DexertoIntel.

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