Best Milano 821 loadout for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

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If you’re always aggressively rushing onto the objective and playing aggressively in Black Ops Cold War, then this Milano 821 loadout will give you the edge needed to secure plenty of kills. 

While Assault Rifles are there to help you in mid to long-range gunfights, the game’s SMGs are always about up-close engagements. As a result, you’re going to want to fine-tune your Milano 821 to fit this hyper-aggressive playstyle. Rather than equipping attachments to improve your aim or your reveal distance, for example, speed should be the top priority.

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Thankfully, the Milano 821 offers plenty of choices and it’s one of the fastest guns in the game. Here’s how you can get the most out of it.

Best Milano 821 loadout for Black Ops Cold War

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Reach new speeds with this ridiculous Milano loadout.
  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
  • Barrel: 10.6 Task Force
  • Body: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
  • Underbarrel: SFOD Speedgrip
  • Magazine: Vandal Speed Loader
  • Handle: Speed Tape
  • Stock: Marathon Stock


  • 1911


  • Stimshot
  • Semtex
  • Field Mic


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


  • Perk Greed

We recommend picking the Infantry Compensator Muzzle over the Socom Eliminator. While the latter provides even more vertical recoil control, it comes at the expense of movement speed. Your goal here is to be as quick as possible, so hindering speed is a big deal-breaker for this loadout.

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The 10.6 Task Force Barrel is one of the strongest attachments in Cold War. Not only does it boost your overall weapon damage, but also the range of the SMG, along with its bullet velocity. There is no better way to bump the lethality of the gun, but obviously, it comes with some steep tradeoffs.

You’re giving up on the notion of having a precise aim in favor of an outright beastly weapon. This thing will shred with the right Barrel, but it won’t be easy to control. So you’re going to want to play from a closer range and always be pushing your opponents.

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With the 5mw Laser Sight, there isn’t much of a need to actually aim down sights. Your recoil is going to be tough to handle to begin with, so firing from the hip will often be the easier choice.

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You’ll be zooming through the map in no time with this setup.

No need to reduce flinch with this particular weapon since you’ll rarely be aiming down sights. Instead, opting for the simple Speed Tape Handle is the way to go. This will give a slight buff to your ADS speed without any downsides.

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Make sure you’re running Ninja and Ghost in the third perk slot as well. This is a complete game-changer for SMG classes as you’ll be able to get the drop on your foes, gunning them down before they can even react. 

If you’re trying to mix things up and swap out from the fast-paced SMG action, be sure to check out our other weapon guides over on our CoD hub.

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