Sometimes there’s no better rush than dashing around a map at the speed of light and unlocking the ferocity of a rapid SMG. So to help you understand Black Ops Cold War more, here are its best SMGs ranked.
Despite how many powerful guns that BOCW features, we’re pleased to report that SMGs are definitely not surplus to requirements. In fact, some of them can even pass as a primary weapon to use 24/7.
SMGs are mobile, allow you to move quicker, and they are very versatile across every game mode and map. With the right customization, they can be even greater threats than Assault Rifles.
5. KSP 45
Some truly bizarre design choices make the KSP 45 flawed and because of them, it probably rank bottom of any player’s SMG list. Its method of fire is burst fire, which isn’t what anyone looks for in an SMG. It’s a bit slow and is nothing without attachments.
Worse still, you need to be level 37 to unlock it. Sadly by this point, you’ll already be a technical whizz with the MP5 or something else.
4. Milano 821
This could easily be the weapon of choice for so many with the right attachments that will increase its already incredible hip-fire accuracy. It does offer good range and damage, but the exchange of even greater stats for better, no-aiming may deter some potential operators.
A big thing to note about the Bullfrog is its obscene starting ammunition, the reason for this is that the Bullfrog rips its way through a clip as fast as a dog breaking down a door to chow down a tasty steak. So if you can learn to put a leash on the Bullfrog, then you have yourself an unmatchable weapon that will keep firing until someone is dead.
Is there anything bad about the AK-74u? Nope. Is there any reason you shouldn’t use it? Nope. Would we recommend it? Absolutely. It’s always been a great fan-favorite as it’s basically a more accurate version of its more powerful relative. With plenty of room to supercharge it however you want, the AK-74u might just be the most adaptable weapon in the game.
So good it had to be nerfed, and it still dominates everything. The MP5 can be filed away under old-school classics that anyone can identify, blindfolded, from 50 yards away. It’s still as deadly as ever, possesses a great iron sight. boasts tremendous range for an SMG, and it’s an accurate hole puncturer. Plus, it’s unlocked immediately. So you can take control of this beast and unlock its attachments ASAP.
That’s our full list of SMGs ranked. We can imagine any KSP 45 users have long-since clicked off and all MP5 players are bowing.
But if you disagreed with any of our selections then please let us know.
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Black Ops Cold War glitch hints at Sniper’s Nest scorestreak coming soon
The Sniper’s Nest scorestreak may be arriving in Black Ops Cold War soon after a player’s video showed the existence of it.
Despite the addition of the H.A.R.P scorestreak with Season 1, it seems that Treyarch could be welcoming the return of the Black Ops 4 Sniper’s Nest killstreak into BOCW.
Black Ops Cold War already has a wealth of scorestreaks for players to use in matches, from the tactical Spy Plane to the simply devastating Gunship.
With the launch of Season 1, Treyarch added the H.A.R.P — a scorestreak that reveals the position of every enemy and the direction they’re running — but it seems it won’t be the last added to the game.
Thanks to a strange glitch that appeared in-game, we could see the Sniper’s Nest scorestreak become part of the scorestreak armory in Black Ops Cold War.
New BOCW scorestreak hinted at
Whether it’s due to unused assets from a previous Call of Duty, or because of future content that has conspicuously been left in, there is a likelihood that Sniper’s Nest does exist.
The MW2 OG Twitter page has been sent a video showing how one player managed to reveal this piece of information. It doesn’t even require any strange glitches or convoluted instructions to appear either.
In the video, the player calls in a Care Package into a game on Nuketown. As the mysterious box of killing-potential is being delivered to the map, the player then decides to mark their territory by tagging it.
Upon doing this, a prompt appears on the left side of the screen saying that they “Marked Sniper’s Nest”. The package arrives with a VTOL Escort, which is great in itself, but it’s not Sniper’s Nest.
Debuting in Black Ops 4, the Sniper’s Nest scorestreak allowed players to call in a helicopter with two absolutely pin-point marksmen that could laser enemies with one shot.
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As with most scorestreaks, the vehicle is susceptible to enemy fire and can easily be brought down using a combination of weapons and anti-scorestreak devices.
It’s not exactly a necessity in Black Ops Cold War right now. If it does appear, then Treyarch may just hold off until the launch of Season 2 before throwing it into the mix anyway.
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JGOD reveals the best gun barrels in Warzone
The latest video by COD YouTuber ‘JGOD’ revealed the best barrels to equip in Warzone to improve bullet velocity.
Call of Duty YouTuber ‘JGOD’ uploaded a video in which he studied how each barrel affects the bullet velocity of most primary Black Ops Cold War weapons in Warzone and revealed the best ones to equip.
Call of Duty: Warzone doesn’t inform you of how much each attachment that you equip will affect your weapon. Unlike Black Ops Cold War; you won’t know the exact stats and percentages, so you’ll have to test your loadout in battle.
After a bit of experimenting, CoD YouTuber JGOD has discovered the effects of certain attachments on his guns. He made a new video, in which he went over how equipping different barrels in Warzone can affect your bullet velocity.
What are the best gun barrels in Warzone?
You have a much better chance of killing your targets if your bullets travel quickly. Plus, the speed of your bullet will help you determine how much of a lead time you should put in front of a moving target.
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That is why it’s worth equipping certain attachments that will improve your bullet velocity before running out into combat. JGOD tried out all his primary Black Ops Cold War weapons in Warzone for the video, with shotguns being the exception.
He tried out every barrel in the game and checked the time taken for each shot to reach its target. He then recorded the results and discovered that barrels shared by different weapons affect each one differently.
This is also true for weapons within the same class since the Calvary barrel can greatly improve the bullet velocity on LMGs while having no real effect when equipping it on Assault Rifles.
His experimentation found that the best improvement to bullet velocity comes from equipping the Ranger barrel on ARs, the Calvary barrel on LMGs, the Titanium barrel on Tac Rifles, and the Reinforced Heavy on SMGs.
That only covers some of the discoveries he made, as his video is highly informative. JGOD put in proper effort to collect this data, and you can take a look at the full breakdown of his results here.
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Black Ops Cold War players frustrated with Warzone-exclusive Operator challenges
Black Ops Cold War players are growing frustrated with the game’s Operator Challenges, some of which force them to play Warzone.
Some of Black Ops Cold War’s Operators have challenges that require you to play Warzone to unlock camos and this is frustrating its fanbase.
The crossover between BOCW and Warzone added a whole wealth of new content for Warzone players including a lot of new guns to play with. This greatly bolstered the Battle Royale experience and changed the dynamics of the game’s meta.
On the other side of things, it seems that both games are not being considered as separate games. Operators in Black Ops Cold War have specific challenges that require you to play Warzone in order to complete. Given that some people don’t like Warzone, they feel like they’re being shortchanged.
Warzone exclusive Operator Challenges for BOCW
Both games are currently active alongside one another. This is clearly evident in the respective game’s home screens as you can seamlessly switch between them.
This is supposed to promote unity and allow greater accessibility between Activision Blizzard‘s Call of Duty titles. However, fans are growing tired of the notion that they are very much linked with each other instead of being treated as individual experiences.
The official Black Ops Cold War subreddit has a popular thread showcasing the dismay of many of the game’s players. Reddit user Snatisfaction posted their dissatisfaction for all to see. People with similar views agreed in droves.
“Ah, getting my full £50 worth that I spent on purchasing the game to receive content that’s actually telling me to play a different game. Nice mentality.”
The reoccurring complaint is that lots of people have paid a lot of money to play Black Ops Cold War. But to gain access to the content they have rightly paid for, they’re being forced to play another game – a free one at that – to get their content.
Some people will argue that these challenges are entirely optional. But others will argue will that this is irrelevant and shouldn’t be a thing in the first place.
It’ll be in the hands of the devs as to whether or not they decide to change this and have separate challenges for each game. But if the negativity continues to rise and spread, then they may be forced to take action.
Image credits: Activision Blizzard, Treyarch
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