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Which Black Ops 4 weapon sight is the best in multiplayer and Blackout?

Published: 14/Jan/2019 11:59 Updated: 14/Jan/2019 12:17

by Matt Porter


Call of Duty fans are always hunting for ways to gain an advantage over their opponents. In Black Ops 4, finding the best weapon sight can make a huge difference.

The recoil pattern of your weapon in the latest installment to the Black Ops series can change depending on whether you are using a sight or not and on which sight you select.


This happens across both Black Ops 4 multiplayer and the battle royale gamemode Blackout, so it’s important to know which sights suit your needs in different situations.

Having the right class setup is key in Black Ops 4.

YouTuber and Call of Duty expert XclusiveAce has taken an in-depth look at the game’s sights and predictive recoil pattern in an attempt to find out which optic is the best in each game mode.


While testing these sights on an ICR-7 assault rifle in multiplayer, Ace was able to see that the Recon scope reduces your weapons recoil the most, lowering the weapons kick by an estimated 50%. Compared to the Reflex scope, which is one of the most popular to use, this is huge, as the Reflex actually appears to add 20% more recoil to the weapon.

The Reflex sight also doesn’t appear to make a huge difference to other weapons either, only slightly improving the recoil on a Maddox, but not enough to make it noticeable in game.

In terms of Blackout, the ELO and Holographic sights make very little difference to weapon’s recoil patterns, but much like the ICR-7 in multiplayer, the Reflex scope actually adds a little kick to weapons.


For longer range scopes, the 2x and 3x scopes reduce recoil, however the 4x appears to add it, meaning that you’re trading accuracy out for distance if you decide to equip one.

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Best M16 loadout for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Published: 19/Oct/2020 12:25

by James Busby


The iconic M16 assault rifle returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and players have been using its deadly burst fire to melt opponents. Find out which M16 attachments you should equip to gain a competitive edge on the battlefield. 

This burst AR’s highly accurate firing pattern, fantastic range, and decent damage make it a popular pick across Cold War’s multiplayer modes. However, the M16 really dominates on the game’s larger maps and 40 player Fireteam: Dirty Bomb mode. While it may not deal as much damage as the overpowered AK74u loadout or have the blisteringly-fast fire rate of the MP5, it certainly packs a mean punch.


If you’re after a reliable Tactical Rifle that can effortlessly secure you those all-important headshot kills, then the M16 is one gun that you’ll want to add to your arsenal. In fact, this burst-fire weapon can even compete against the game’s semi-automatic assault rifles and SMGs, making it an extremely versatile pick.

In order to help you get the most out of the M16 in Black Ops Cold War, we’ve outlined Crimsix’s loadout below to help you dominate the competition.


Best M16 loadout for Black Ops Cold War

M16 loadout
Activision / Treyarch
The M16 could end up being one of the best guns in the current meta.

Here’s the best attachments you can use on your XM4 in Cold War:

  • Kobra Red Dot
  • Infantry Compensator 
  • 15.9” Strike Team
  • Steady Aim Laser
  • Field Agent Foregrip 
  • 45 RD
  • Task Fore Rear Grip
  • Commando Assembly

While you can still build a decent M16 loadout with just five attachments, this build is greatly enhanced by the three additional attachments gained from the Gunfighter Wildcard. In fact, these extra attachments make this particular M16 ridiculously powerful. The Kobra Red Dot provides a 1.75x magnification, offering a clear sight that doesn’t clutter the screen and giving the gun great precision across multiple engagement ranges. 

Next up is the Infantry Compensator and Field Agent Foregrip. Both these attachments decrease the M16’s vertical recoil, making it extremely useful when you’re trying to aim for those all-important headshots. 


The 15.9” Strike Team barrel adds 14% damage and 20% fire rate, allowing you to remain competitive against semi-automatic guns. While the MP5 and Milano will likely make short work of you in close-quarter scenarios, you’ll at least have a fighting chance in these situations. Of course, you could always use the Steady Aim Laser attachment and save yourself some time by delivering a volley of accurate hipfire. 

Crimssix M16 loadout
Crimsix absolutely dominated his opponents with this M16 loadout.

Meanwhile, the 45 RD mags give you plenty of extra bullets to snag those all-important multi-kills, which is a must if you wish to get access to the best scorestreaks. You also want to add this mag attachment if you’re planning to play Cold War’s Fireteam: Dirty Bomb mode. This massive 40 player map can get a little hectic, so having the extra bullets will give you the firepower needed to shred through even the most well-armored foes. 

Rounding things off at the bottom of the list are the Task Fore Rear Grip and the Commando Assembly stock. These attachments increase your ADS speed and reduce the sprint to fire penalty, allowing you to quickly zero in on targets. These attachments are incredibly important, especially when playing on the game’s more intimate maps. After all, being able to snap onto a target’s head and beam them with deadly bursts will always be beneficial. 


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