Top 5 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Best Guns in Multiplayer and Tips on How to Use Them

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With every Call of Duty release, the fan base naturally gravitates toward a certain set of weapons that are either overpowered, easy to use, or just plain broken. The same is happening now in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. In this new feature, we take a look and list down the top five Black Ops 4 best guns regardless of gun type/class.

Important to note: the five guns listed are based on multiplayer and not Blackout, since the battle royale mode tweaks the weapons a bit to make it more battle royale-friendly. Also, the list is highly subjective, and if you don’t find the gun you’re using or you think one weapon is better than the next, that’s fine. But the five listed are the ones you’ll see get the most use in multiplayer.

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Another thing to remember: guns in mutliplayer games are always tweaked, re-balanced, and tweaked some more. So don’t be surprised if one of the guns in the list becomes a non-factor after a few patches have dropped. And yes, it’s full of assault rifles given that’s the main weapon everyone is using now and for good reason.

ICR-7

Unlock Level: 5

Why is it top-tier: It’s a gun that’s unlocked very early, with good rate of fire, accuracy and minimal recoil. Once you slap in Grip I and Grip II, it becomes a laser. There’s a reason why almost everyone is using this.

Recommended attachments: Reflex sight,Grip I + Grip II, Quickdraw

How to use effectively: Basically anywhere. Short, mid and long range engagements are fine with the ICR-7. Add in the two grips to prevent any sort of flinch (yes, that’s correct) and for almost zero recoil.

Gun Stats:

Weapon TypeAssault Rifle
Range10 /20
Damage7 /20
Fire Rate12 /20
Accuracy12 /20
Magazine3
Mag. Size35

Titan

Unlock Level: 1

Why is it top-tier: With two extended mags equipped, you literally have hundreds of bullets at your disposal before needing to reload. It has low to moderate recoil, and can outgun assault rifles, sniper rifles and other guns in long ranges.

Recommended attachments: Reflex sight, Holographic or NVIR for scopes, Extended Mags I + Extended Mags II, Stock (you can substitute one of the Extended Mags to Quickdraw if you don’t need that much ammo).

How to use effectively: Find a spot, hunker down and mow everyone that crosses your sights! If you find that maps like Jungle, Morocco, Icebreaker have poor visibility with the ranges, slap the NVIR and go to town.

Gun Stats:

Weapon TypeLight Machingun
Range14 /20
Damage9 /20
Fire Rate9 /20
Accuracy8 /20
Magazine3
Mag. Size75

Swordfish

Unlock Level: 55

Why is it top-tier: It’s a souped up version of the ABR tactical rifle. It’s OK in its current form, but using the operator mod will add the “Penta Burst” feature which will mean that the four-round burst becomes an eight-round burst and will eliminate hostiles in one burst when it hits.

Recommended attachments: Reflex or Holographic sight, Hybrid mags and the Penta Burst operator mod. You can also add High Caliber I and II, but with the operator mod equipped, you’ll drop enemies with one burst regardless of it.

How to use effectively: Engage in long and mid-range, don’t rush in without knowing where the enemies are since one miss of the burst leaves you open without any chances to retaliate. It’s also available as one of the default classes, so you don’t even need to wait until level 55 to practice with it.

Gun Stats: 

Weapon TypeTactical Rifle
Range10 /20
Damage7 /20
Fire Rate13 /20
Accuracy14 /20
Magazine3
Mag. Size36

Rampart 17

Unlock Level: 10

Why is it top-tier: It’s Black Ops 4’s version of the SCAR in past Call of Duty games (Man O’ War in BO3), and packs a punch! Highest damage in the assault rifle class, has moderate recoil and is considered top tier once you equip High Caliber I and II on it since it’ll add extra damage to bullets that hit on the head and upper chest areas.

Recommended attachments: Reflex or Holographic sight, High Caliber I & II are a must, Fast Mags

How to use effectively: Short to mid range engagements are what you’re looking for. Don’t try to outgun an SMG user or someone who’s gun has a higher rate of fire. Use short bursts when firing given it has more recoil than the ICR-7. Use your added damage to your advantage and always aim for the upper chest or head.

Gun Stats: 

Weapon TypeAssault Rifle
Range7 /20
Damage9 /20
Fire Rate8 /20
Accuracy8 /20
Magazine3
Mag. Size30

Maddox RFB

Unlock Level: 49

Why is it top-tier: It has the fastest rate of fire for all assault rifles, and the recoil is manageable. You can go toe-to-toe with most SMG users even head-on with this with its high rate of fire. Its magazine size is at a default 40, which makes it ideal for engaging with multiple enemies at once (though it’s not recommended).

Recommended attachments: ELO sight, Fast Mags, Stock, Quickdraw. If you’re a chronic reloader (meaning you hit reload after every kill or spray), attach Fast Mags I & II to cut your reload time to about a second.

How to use effectively: Quite possibly the best gun in the entire game to date, the Maddox can engage in short and medium ranges, and if you’re good enough even in long ranges too (though it’s not recommended due to the recoil, and damage drop off). There’s a reason this gun is unlocked very late in the game. Don’t use the operator mod since it chews up bullets way too fast, adds a ton of recoil, and it’s a waste of Wildcard space.

Gun Stats: 

Weapon TypeAssault Rifle
Range7 /20
Damage6 /20
Fire Rate14 /20
Accuracy8 /20
Magazine3
Mag. Size30

That about wraps it up! Remember: it’s how you use the gun, since the best gun in the entire game can’t save you if your aiming is crap.

What feature from Black Ops 4 do you want to see from MP1st next? Which guns are your top five? Share ’em in the comments below!

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