Black Ops 4 Best Guns - Best Weapons, Signature Weapons, Weapons List

Black Ops 4 Best Guns - Best Weapons, Signature Weapons, Weapons List

In this Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Guides hub we’ve pulled together everything you’ll need to know to get ahead, including a guide to using CoD Points.

There's a vast number of weapons available to you in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, some of which are brand new additions to the franchise. In this Black Ops 4 best weapons guide, we'll be compiling a complete list of all the best shotguns, snipers, assault rifles, pistols, and more in the entire game.

For more on Call of Duty Black Ops 4, head over to our Black Ops 4 Guides Hub. It’s full of info on every aspect of the game. It covers multiplayer tips and tricks, and guides to other game modes.

Note: This Guide uses data from Reddit User Xeppeling, who has been gathering info on Black Ops 4 with the help of the community. Head here to check it out.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Signature Weapons

By completing certain challenges or redeeming pre-order bonuses, players can get Signature Weapon versions of their favorite guns. It's also possible to earn Signature Weapons via the new Black Market feature. To read more about the Black Ops 4 Black Market, read our Call of Duty Black Market Guide.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Weapons List

There are a ton of awesome weapons to choose from in Call of Duty Black Ops 4, from powerful assault rifles to laser-precise sniper rifles. We’ve listed them all below, broken up by category, alongside the required unlock level.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Assault Rifles

Even though Black Ops 4 doubles down on the lightning fast twitch gameplay that has dominated first-person shooters over the last few years, assault rifles are still a viable choice. You’ll get more stability and range than you will with an SMG, and running with an assault rifle will ensure you’re up for all kinds of engagements. Let’s take a look at all of the Black Ops 4 Assault Rifles.

NameDescriptionLevel Unlock
ICR-7Improved accuracy with low recoilDefault
KN-57Well balanced with moderate recoil10
Rampart 17Strong damage with slow fire-rate22
Vapr-XKGSuperior mobility and reliable damage28
Maddox RFBHigh fire rate with more ammo40

Black Ops 4 Best Assault Rifle - the best assault rifle in Black Ops 4 is the Vapr-XKG. It has incredibly good mobility, something you'll need in a game as fast-paced as Black Ops 4.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 SMGs

In Black Ops 4, SMGs are kinda king. The fast-paced nature of the matches, and the relatively small size of the maps really lend to having a fast-firing weapon. There are a few different types that you can choose from, so be sure to take a look at the info below.

NameDescriptionLevel Unlock
MX9Fast firing with moderate recoilDefault
GKSLow recoil, accurate at range13
SpitfireFastest fire rate25
CorditeGood fire rate and large ammo pool31
Saug 9mmFastest handling and movement40

Black Ops 4 Best Submachine Gun - in our opinion, the best submachine gun in Black Ops 4 is the Spitfire. It's Operator Mod gives it the fastest fire rate in the game, making it incredibly deadly.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Tactical Rifle

Tactical Rifles can be amazing when paired with the right attachments. They require a bit more care when aiming, but if you manage to land shots at the chest or above, it’s game over for your opponent. Take a look at the Black Ops 4 Tactical Rifles below:

NameDescriptionLevel Unlock
Auger DMRSemi-auto with high damage6
ABR 223Powerful 3-round bursts with mid range accuracy19
Swordfish4-round burst for long range precision34

Black Ops 4 Best Tactical Rifle - the best Tactical Rifle in Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is the ABR 223. The Burst Accelerator Operator turns it into an OP killing machine, capable of dominating firefights of all types.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 LMGS

LMGs are extremely powerful, but have dangerously high recoil. You can ease this with the right attachments and technique, making them really deadly in the right hands. Here’s all of the Black Ops 4 LMGs:

NameDescriptionLevel Unlock
TitanReliable firepower with the largest ammo poolDefault
HadesFull-auto light machine gun. Highest fire rate in class with moderate recoil.N/A
VKM 750Full-auto lightmachine gun. Highest damage in class with low mobility.N/A

Black Ops 4 Best LMG - the best LMG in Call of Black Ops 4 is the Titan. It is surprisingly effective despite its weight, and you'll likely see a fair few players using it more like an assault rifle than anything else.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Sniper Rifles

Sniper Rifles seem to be becoming less and less useful as more CoD games release. There’s still some fun to be had though in Black Ops 4, especially if you’ve got an eye for precision. We’ve listed all of the Black Ops 4 Snipers below:

NameDescriptionLevel Unlock
Paladin HB50High damage bolt-action. 1-shot kill to head, chest, and shouldersDefault
OutlawBolt-action sniper rifle. Fast rechamber, 1-shot kill to head and upper chestN/A
SDMSemi-auto sniper rifle. Fast firing with larger ammo pool. Reliably eliminates enemies with 2 shotsN/A
KoshkaFast handling bolt-action. 1-shot kill from the chest up16

Black Ops 4 Sniper Rifles - for our money, the best sniper rifle in Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is the Koshka. If your accuracy is good, you'll one-shot kill other players extremely easy. It doesn't have as much ammo as the others, so it's a good idea to have the Scavenger Perk equipped.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Secondary Weapons

A lot of players will neglect their secondary weapon slot, after all, why would you need a pistol when you have a machine gun? Well, there are plenty of reasons why it is good to have a plan B, but the main one is to offer you more choices with how to engage your opponents. We’ve listed all of the Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Secondary Weapons below:

NameDescriptionLevel Unlock
StrifeSemi-auto, standard-issue sidearmDefault
RK 7 Garrison3-round burst pistol. Fast cyclic rate of fire with moderate recoilN/A
MozuHigh damage revolver with manual reload25
MOG 12Pump-action buckshot for reliable 2-shot killDefault
SG12Semi-auto with good damage and high recoil34
Hellion SalvoRocket launcher that features either lock-on or free-fireDefault

Black Ops 4 Best Secondary Weapon - the best choice for secondary weapon is likely the RK7. You won't get much out of a shotgun unless you want to spend attachments and slots beefing it up, and the Hellion Salvo is incredibly difficult to use.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Best Weapons

Now that we’ve spent some time with Black Ops 4, we’ve got some thoughts on what the best weapons are. While we will concede that a lot of it comes down to personal preference and playstyle, there are some weapons that are simply better than others. You’ll find our picks for the Black Ops 4 Best Weapons below:

  • Titan LMG - a very consistent weapon with a four-shot kill. Loading this with the right attachments like Quickdraw and Stock is a great way to go.
  • MX9 - Once you’ve equipped rapid fire, advanced mag, stock on the MX9, it is the ultimate SMG. You’ll have a fair bit of recoil, but keep your aim steady and you’ll fill opponents with a ridiculous rate of fire.
  • ABR 223 - the ABR is an absolute beast when paired with the Burst Accelerator Operator Mod. It allows you to fore incredibly fast burst rounds while holding down the trigger, with a very short time to kill.

If you're looking for more on Call of Duty Black Ops 4, you can head over to our Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Guides Hub . For more specific help check out our Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Specialists - All Specialist Abilities, Equipment and Weapons guide, our Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Zombies Guide, our look at Black Ops 4 Operator Mods, CoD BLOPS 4 Killstreaks, the Best Attachments, Best Perks in Black Ops 4, and Black Ops 4 Best Weapons. We've also got detailed guides to the IX Zombies Easter Eggs and the Voyage of Despair Easter Eggs.

For info on Call of Duty Black Ops 4's Battle Royale Mode, you can head over to our Call of Duty Blackout Guides Hub . For more specific help with the game check out our Call of Duty Blackout Map Guide, Blackout best Weapons guide, how to unlock Blackout characters guide, and our look at the Best Blackout Perks.

Jake Green

Senior Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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