The Best Black Ops: Cold War Guns To Use In Warzone
With an entire roster of new weapons set to arrive in Warzone on December 16, a monumental shift of the meta is about to occur. We have grown used to being sent to the gulag with the Kilo and the R9-0 shotgun, but there’s going to be a host of new overpowered weapons that are capable of dishing out some serious damage and if you haven’t unlocked them yet you’re going to want to head into the Black Ops: Cold War multiplayer and get these guns levelled up before integration arrives next week. Here are the weapons we think you should be picking up.
If the Modern Warfare version of the MP5 wasn’t a big enough threat already, players can expect a second one to arrive on December 16. The Cold War MP5 is one of the top tier guns to be using in its multiplayer lobbies, and it shows no signs of being inferior to the Modern Warfare variant that most players have used during the first year of Warzone.
The same positives that the Modern Warfare MP5 brings to the table are also brought by the Cold War version. The damage, fire rate, and recoil are all incredibly similar so players should have no problem swapping between the two if one emerges as the superior weapon.
The Krig 6
The Krig 6 has been one of the best weapons to use in the Cold War multiplayer since its release in early November. The Krig is one of the hardest-hitting assault rifles in the game and also has excellent range. This all means that this AR should transfer into the world of Warzone rather well.
The Krig has dominated multiplayer lobbies and providing its unlockable attachments can further enhance its effective range, then the Krig 6 should be able to compete with the Kilos and Graus of Warzone. Take a look at the clip below to see why you want to pick up the Krig 6.
The Bruen was the last light machine gun to really cause problems for Warzone players, and while it is still a viable choice for many, LMGs have largely faded out of the current meta. The arrival of the RPD from Cold War could propel an LMG back into the top tier of Warzone weaponry.
With a wide variety of magazine options, the RPD will have something that everybody can use, and it also has low recoil for an LMG and great handling to go along with it. We haven’t seen an LMG terrorise the battlefield since the Bruen was nerfed, but the RPD could certainly raise a few eyebrows upon its arrival.
The Stoner 63
Sticking with LMGs the Stoner is another great option for players that prefer using something a bit heavier as they travel around the map. The Stoner has more recoil than the RPD, but it has higher damage. Providing you can hit shots consistently, which shouldn’t be too difficult if you can mount up then the Stoner could have eliminated any potential threat before they can cause you any significant issues.
The Stoner will require attachments to reduce its recoil, but if you can handle it, this LMG should be one of your new favourites.
The QBZ doesn’t top the stat sheet in any category when comparing it to the rest of the Cold War assault rifles; however, it is consistently in the top three for the stats that do matter. It has the third fastest fire rate, second-best effective range and is tied first for bullet velocity. When looking at all of these stats combined, you can see why the QBZ is a viable option for those mid-to-long range engagements.
This gun can also be set up to significantly reduce its recoil, and with the right attachments, the recoil can be virtually eliminated. If you want to try out something new that can still compete with the Amax and the Kilo, then the QBZ could well be the weapon of choice for you.
One of the more obscure weapons to pick up is the FFAR1. This gun is similar to the FR 5.56 of Modern Warfare; however, the Cold War variant is far better when it comes to its potential to dish out damage in Warzone.
The main difference between the two is the fact that the FFAR is fully automatic. The fire rate is also incredibly high for an assault rifle, but it still has excellent range. If you plan on picking this weapon up, you will need to spec it for recoil reduction as the high fire rate causes the weapon to kick severely. For those that like to run Overkill classes with a sniper, then the FFAR1 could be your new sidekick.
The current meta in Warzone is about to be flipped on its head with the arrival of the Cold War arsenal and the guns mentioned above are the ones that you will want to be carrying when they become available to use in loadouts on December 16.
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