Curious about all of the Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War guns you’re able to unlock throughout the game? Call of Duty Cold War sees the return or reincarnation of a bunch of beloved weapons from past Call of Duty FPS games. The weapons also have more attachments in the gunsmith than ever before, with a minimum of six attachments per attachment point on any primary gun.
Eventually, Cold War will share progression with Call of Duty Warzone – Warzone players will see Cold War weapons and content arriving in Warzone Season One, starting December 10 – so these could even feature among the best Warzone guns later down the line.
Here’s a list of all the Black Ops Cold War weapons you can equip throughout the game – and what level you’ll need to reach before unlocking them; though you’ll need to search through the snow for one particular gun – the Redeemer – here’s where to find the Redeemer in Call of Duty Cold War.
Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War guns list
Here is a list of all the Black Ops Cold War weapons we’ve seen:
- Krig 6
- FFAR 1
- Milano 821
- KSP 45
- Type 63
- DMR 14
- Stoner 63
- LW3 – Tundra
- Pellington 703
- Hauer 77
- Gallo SA12
- Cigma 2
- RPG 7
This is the Colt Commando we always see Frank Woods toting in Black Ops, and it’s incredibly effective at mid-range, especially if you use our best Call of Duty Cold War XM4 loadout. Just like the M4A1 tends to dominate, the XM4 couples decent damage and rate of fire to devastating effect.
Krig 6 (level 7)
The Krig 6 is all about accuracy when firing full-auto. It deals less damage than most other assault rifles, but you’ll find landing consecutive hits easier. It’s also pretty mobile, making it a tempting prospect for players who like to flank fast.
AK-47 (level 16)
The AK-47 is the hardest hitting assault rifle of the lot but suffers when it comes to accuracy and mobility. Master it and you’ll find yourself racking up kills very quickly – it’s among the best Call of Duty Cold War class loadouts in our guide.
QBZ-83 (level 31)
This assault rifle is based on the Chinese QBZ-95 and is arguably the most mobile assault rifle in the game, with a rapid rate of fire to boot. It’s recoil can be very difficult to wrestle with, so finding the right build is no mean feat and in our opinion this is the weakest assault rifle in the game.
FFAR 1 (level 40)
The FFAR 1 is the reincarnation of the FAMAS; it has a rapid rate of fire and quick reloading speed so you can mow people down in close range. It’s got an extra mag, but five fewer rounds per mag, and has ‘modest’ damage.
Decent damage, very high rate of fire, and solid handling stats to boost – it looks like the MP5 meta is here to stay. Check out our best Call of Duty Cold War MP5 loadout for a maxed out build.
Milano 821 (level 13)
High damage, but a much slower rate of fire. Much like the Uzi in Modern Warfare, you can expect a lot more recoil from this SMG, too.
AK-74u (level 19)
Really solid damage and slightly easier to handle than its assault rifle counterpart, but not quite as quick at shredding enemies as the MP5 thanks to a sluggish rate of fire.
KSP 45 (level 37)
A curious prospect for Call of Duty, the KSP 45 is a burst-fire SMG with a seriously impressive time-to-kill if you can land consecutive bursts. Its damage drop-off and muzzle velocity make long-range pretty impractical, however.
Bullfrog (level 43)
The Bullfrog – the reincarnation of the Bizon – is a full-auto submachine gun that provides good damage and range, plus a massive +20 rounds/mag, though its hipfire spread sacrifices accuracy.
A slow-firing rifle similar to the SKS, the Type 63 is already looking like one of the best guns in the game thanks to its high damage per shot and decent rate of fire.
M16 (level 10)
This comes with burst-fire as standard, hence its placement in the Tactical Rifles category. Land one of those three-round bursts and the enemy will be lucky if they’re still standing. Unlike the KSP 45, this is much easier to use approaching long range. Check out our best Call of Duty Cold War M16 loadout for a good setup.
AUG (level 28)
The classic Black Ops assault rifle is back – the AUG is a burst fire tactical rifle, offering high damage with moderate recoil, and slower movement speeds while firing. It’s also got a built in 1.5x optic.
DMR 14 (level 49)
The DMR 14 is a Semi-auto tactical rifle, with a high fire rate and minimal recoil, and high damage, though it does have -10 rounds/mag.
Light Machine Guns
Similar stats to the RPD, but with slightly higher fire rate and lower damage. Its recoil is surprisingly low, making this an ideal weapon for lying down full-auto damage over long lines of sight.
RPD (level 22)
The RPD is designed for full-auto fire, where its recoil actually improves the longer you hold the trigger down. It’s damage is impressive and it has a great rate of fire.
M60 (level 46)
The M60 is a full-auto LMG with a whopping +45 rounds/mag – and its ‘heavy-grain’ rounds provide ‘premium stopping power’, though it does sacrifice fire rate and handling speeds.
This is the quick-scope rifle. It’s hand-fed and has strong handling and mobility stats. The Pellington 703 delivers a one-shot kill to the head or upper torso. For a quickscoper’s best friend, check out our best Call of Duty Cold War Pellington 703 loadout.
LW3 – Tundra (level 25)
Deals more damage than the Pellington 703, but has more sway and worse handling stats. You can get a one-shot kill to the head, upper torso, and shoulders.
M82 (level 55)
The Barret M82 is a semi-auto sniper rifle that has heavy recoil and slow handling. It’ll net you a 1-shot kill to the head or upper chest. We prefer the other sniper rifles, but it’s by no means a bad choice.
Bog-standard pistol. Decent damage, decent rate of fire.
Magnum (level 31)
You won’t need much more than a couple of shots, but landing them with recoil and a slow rate of fire isn’t easy.
Diamatti (level 49)
The Cold War equivalent of the Renetti, this is a burst-fire pistol and a great secondary for snipers.
Hauer 77 (level 7)
Basically a trench gun, this is a pump-action shottie capable of dealing massive damage up close.
Gallo SA12 (level 34)
Semi-auto shotgun that can be spammed in a panic.
This launcher can be fired freely or you can lock onto enemy aircraft with it.
RPG 7 (level 40)
A superb free-fire rocket launcher for taking out enemy infantry. Will deal plenty of damage to vehicles, but with no targeting it’s not good for handling scorestreaks.
And there you have it, every weapon in Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War. If you need a hand with the campaign, we’ve got a Call of Duty Cold War Operation Chaos guide and a guide to Call of Duty Cold War Operation Red Circus – for our full thoughts on the game, see Jordan’s Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War review.