Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is a first-person shooter developed by Treyarch and Raven Software and published by Activision. It is the sixth game in the Black Ops series and the seventeenth in the Call of Duty series. It is also a direct sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops. The setting takes place primarily in 1981 with several flashbacks dating to 1968 during the Vietnam War. The player character is a new, customizable operative codenamed "Bell", who is part of a CIA task force, including Alex Mason, Frank Woods, and Jason Hudson, out to stop a Soviet agent codenamed "Perseus" (based on the real-life conspiracy) from carrying out a decades-long plan that could radically alter the balance of power of the Cold War.
The following weapons appear in the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War:
Black Ops Cold War maintains several weapon features from the 2019 Modern Warfare, including Gunsmith and the ability to reload while aiming down sights.
The game features an extensive swimming and underwater mechanic which inaccurately depicts weapons as being able to be fired underwater, something which would lead to malfunctions and possible complete weapon failures (i.e. exploded barrels) in reality. Also, bullet velocities for most of the weapon are much slower in-game than in real life, and some weapons unrealistically share the same velocities despite their different calibers and designs.
While Gunsmith offers a wide variety of attachments to equip, it lacks several features from Modern Warfare such as different ammunition types or conversions into different calibers. It also features some staggeringly poor attachment descriptions filled with inaccuracies and misused terms. For example, STANAG is used as a catch-all term for extended magazines, despite the real usage being almost the exact opposite of such an idea.
Weapons from Black Ops Cold War also make appearances in Call of Duty: Warzone, a standalone battle royale game mode originally released for (and developed on) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019).
The Beretta 93R appears under the name "Diamatti". It holds 15 rounds by default, despite having a visibly extended magazine. It also has a slightly shorter barrel by default; the “7.2" Reinforced Heavy” barrel attachment gives it a more correct barrel length, though this one is shown as fluted.
The Colt M1911A1 is featured in the game, simply referred to as "1911" and featuring a nickel finish similar to the multiplayer 1911 weapon model from Black Ops. In the campaign, it is the main sidearm of almost everyone, including the Soviet and North Vietnamese forces, who would much more likely use the Makarov PM or Tokarev TT-33 as their sidearms. It incorrectly holds 8 rounds in a standard 7-round magazine. In alpha, beta, and pre-release materials, the M1911 appears with a parkerized finish and brown grips. The "Wingman" skin from the "Air Sea Land Pack" for the Ultimate Edition is also an M1911A1, featuring a paint-job similar to that of the P-51 Mustang fighters during WWII. The M1911A1 is also used in the Overpower finishing move.
An anachronistic and visually altered Desert Eagle fitted with a Laser Products Corporation LPC Model 7 laser sight and an enormous muzzle brake appears as the "Hand Cannon" in the campaign mission "Desperate Measures". Inspiration for the weapon appears to come from the laser sighted AMT Hardballer from The Terminator. Perhaps taking its moniker a little too literally, it fires explosive rounds. The campaign version feeds from an 8-round magazine (which could or could not be correct, its caliber never being stated) and cannot be reloaded; once all eight rounds have been fired, it is discarded.
It was added as the "Hand Cannon" streak in Season 4, with 10 extremely powerful explosive rounds that can take out any streak you can shoot in one to four shots. It is the primary weapon of choice for the "One in the Chamber" gamemode. Its scorestreak icon shows an even more anachronistic picatinny railed Mark XIX than the Mark VII it is based on. The laser is now green, and aiming uses ironsights mounted on top of the laser. Its role is similar to the "Annihilator" revolver from BO3 and BO4, even reusing the sounds from those games for the "Annihilator".
Three unusable Glock 18C pistols can be seen hanging on a wall on the multiplayer map "Checkmate". Their appearance is anachronistic as the map takes place in January 1985, while the Glock 18 was produced in 1986 - the 3rd Generation variants were introduced after 1998.
The "Magnum" is a fictional hybrid revolver that appears to have some influence from a variety of revolvers such as Smith & Wesson, Ruger, Arminius, Alfa, Astra and the Colt Trooper. The rear of the frame and the angle of the grip give it a strong resemblance to the G&G G733 airsoft revolver. The names of some of its muzzle attachments suggest that it is chambered in .45 ACP (misnamed ".45 APC"); this would contradict both the "Magnum" name, and its Warzone incarnation's stated chambering (.357 Magnum). Like other revolvers in previous Black Ops games, it is reloaded with single rounds by default, and still has the reload logic errors of the player character reloading only the rounds needed to refill the cylinder in gameplay despite the reload animation showing the entire cylinder being ejected.
The Magnum can also accept a suppressor, even though it almost certainly wouldn't work on the revolver in reality due to the gap between the cylinder, which would leak enough propellant gases to render the suppressor useless. The Magnum also has nonsensical 9-round and 12-round cylinders as attachment options; these cylinders are completely identical to the base cylinder dimensionally, with the amount of rounds held in them visibly remaining 6 rounds. They're only different in their shapes, being an unfluted cylinder and a Mateba-like hexagonal cylinder respectively. These cylinder options are also very incorrectly referred to as magazines in their attachment names.
Some blueprints give the revolver a barrel that appears similar to the Remington 1858 New Army.
Two Makarov PMs appear on Helen Park's "Scorched", "Bad Blood", "Hellion", and "Commando" outfits, as well as on Samantha Maxis' "Dark Aether" outfit and Portnova's "Handler" outfit. Aleksandra Valentina also carries a holstered one in the Zombies mode cutscenes.
Sedgley Fist Gun
Scattered throughout the CIA Safehouse used as the in-game mission hub are various unusable Sedgley Fist Guns.
The fictional "Strife" pistol from Black Ops 4 can be seen on a table in the side mission "Operation Red Circus". Unusable and completely anachronistic to the game's setting, the gun was likely originally used as a placeholder during the mapping process that went overlooked and wasn't removed.
The Tokarev TT-33 is used by some Red Army soldiers in the intro cutscene of the Zombies map Die Maschine.
A hybrid of a Ruger Mk II and a Welrod mocked up to be a tranquilizer pistol is used by Bell in the campaign. The detachable magazine holds 8 rounds, and the animations are reused from the M1911 listed above. The bolt from the Welrod is used as a slide when it locks back on an empty magazine, however, the weapon does not eject casings of any kind, which begs the question of what the slide actually does. Some sort of air canister is seen under the barrel, and the weapon makes noises comparable to compressed air being released, which makes sense.
Heckler & Koch MP5K
A Heckler & Koch MP5K with a collapsible stock and a threaded barrel is available as the "MP5". It has an aftermarket and anachronistic Vector Arms MP5K style handstop handguard with perforations instead of a vertical foregrip by default. It uses an HK claw mount with an anachronistic rail when equipping optics. It can be customized into a number of MP5 variants as seen below, having a wide latitude of barrel and stock configurations akin to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
While not anachronistic for the 80s segments, the MP5K is used by US troops in Bell's Vietnam War flashbacks, which is both inaccurate and anachronistic (the MP5K was developed in 1976, and while the standard MP5 was first developed in 1966, it didn't see any form of service in Vietnam until 1975 as the MP5SD with the Green Berets). In this case (along with certain other weapons in the Vietnam missions), it can somewhat be excused by the fact that these are false flashbacks mixed with hallucinations).
All blueprint variants of the MP5 have the same lower receiver as those of Modern Warfare (being based on the receiver of a PTR 9KT, which is incredibly anachronistic to Cold War), with the triangular parts still facing the opposite direction compared to real S-E-F lowers.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3
The weapon has some barrel attachments that turn it into a full-sized MP5A3. The “9.5" Extended” barrel has an original slimline handguard, while the “9.5" Ranger” has a "tropical" wide handguard.
Heckler & Koch MP5A2
The combination of the aforementioned barrel with the "Tactical Stock" turns the gun into an MP5A2.
Heckler & Koch MP5SD2
Combining either of the sound suppressors with the “9.5" Ranger” barrel configurations produces a Heckler & Koch MP5SD configuration. The “9.5" Extended” and “9.5" Reinforced Heavy” barrels also create an MP5SD with an alternate style of round handguard.
Heckler & Koch MP5SD3
Ditto to the above configuration but with the default or one of the collapsible stock variants produces an MP5SD3.
The Intratec TEC-9 was added with season five. It is depicted with the bolt assembly and charging handle of an Interdynamic KG-9, although it is shown firing from a closed bolt like an actual TEC-9. It also has the front sight of a PPSh-41 and the stock of an Interdynamic MP-9, though the latter can be removed with the "No Stock" attachment. It fires in semi-auto by default, but there are attachments that convert it into full-auto (the fire rate of which appears to be slower than in real life) and an inaccurate burst fire mode. It incorrectly holds 21 and 24 rounds (in multiplayer and Warzone respectively) in the actual 32-round magazine, presumably to prevent a burst from having less than 3 rounds. While the earlier MP-9/KG-9 was produced from 1981 (thus being borderline period appropriate for the 1981-1985 multiplayer maps), the TEC-9 was produced from 1984 rendering it anachronistic for the pre-1984 maps.
Dual TEC-9s are used by Perseus operative Kitsune in the season five cinematic trailer. The weapon is also seen in the "Harbinger Of Doom" calling card.
The "KSP 45" is a fictional 3-round burst submachine gun. It is primarily based on the Heckler & Koch UMP45 with its boxy design, selector switch style, and similarly shaped rear sight, but takes other design cues from various Cold War-era submachine guns. It has an AR-like bolt release, a right-side charging handle, and a vertical magazine well with a paddle magazine release like the Walther MPL. Notably, it also resembles the "MACHT 37" frankengun from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Its buttstock seems to have been inspired by the one used on the Wieger StG-940 assault rifle; the "Tactical Stock" and "SAS Combat Stock" attachments swap this out for a PSG-1-style stock (without or with a cheek rest, respectively), while the "Wire Stock" attachment gives it a shortened MPi-KMS-72 stock with an extra bar on the top. Curiously, the "42 Rnd" and "48 Rnd STANAG" magazine attachments, while referred to as drums, appear to be shrunken-down machine gun belt boxes with feed towers instead of belt feed openings; the "42 Rnd Speed Mag" and "SALVO 48 Rnd Fast Mag" are Spectre M4-esque quad stack mags (of the exact same size, with the only difference being the latter's cloth shroud).
Although it isn't normally written in all caps, "Ksp" is the Swedish abbreviation for "machine gun" (short for Kulspruta); however, the trademarks on the right side of the "KSP 45" identify it as a "Kühn & Schmidt MP-U" and state that it is of West German origin. There is also a "WARNING REFER TO OWNER'S MANUAL" stamp above the fire selector, which is similar to the markings on nonmilitary UMPs and USCs.
The "LC10" is a fictional submachine gun that was added in Season 2. It appears to be based on the Walther MPK, with stylistic elements from (of all things) an Accuracy International Arctic Warfare sniper rifle. Its Warzone incarnation was previously stated to be chambered in .45 ACP, but this was later changed to 9mm Parabellum. The muzzle brake and flash guard attachments still have the .45 caliber shown as part of their names (in which case it is mislabeled ".45 APC").
The MAC-10 was added in Season 1. It is depicted with a custom side cocking charging handle similar to low profile Uzi cocking levers and uses anachronistic front grip adapter and top rail when attaching grip and sight attachments respectively. The side is marked with "Cal .45 Auto", which is contradicted by the use of a 32-round default magazine, the number "9" as part of some muzzle attachments names, and the use of 9mm Parabellum ammunition in Warzone.
The "Quick Judgement" blueprint is based on the Lawgiver MK II pistol from the Judge Dredd franchise.
The OTs-02 Kiparis was added in in the mid-season update for Season 4, under the name "OTs 9". It is technically anachronistic to the 80s time period of the game, as while it was designed in the seventies, it was first serially produced in 1991. It uses 20-round magazines by default, though 25, 30, 32 and 40 round magazines are available as attachments, with the 30 rounder being the only real option. The 30 and 40 rounders are regular magazine extensions, while the 25 and 32 rounders are curved "speed mags".
The Kiparis is one of the few weapons to have a distinctly different set of animations in Warzone compared to the standard Cold War’s multiplayer.
The PM-63 RAK was added during Season 3 as the "AMP63"; unlike its incarnation in BO1, it is classified as a pistol. Also unlike that incarnation, it has a correct 15-round capacity by default (with 20-, 22-, and 25-round optional magazines available, the latter being the only real one), as well as a more correct rate of fire. To avoid making anything too correct, its foregrip and stock are now permanently folded, and it erroneously fires from a closed bolt. Additionally, its Warzone incarnation is incorrectly chambered in 9mm Parabellum (a feature of the PM-70 prototype) rather than 9x18mm Makarov.
The "Lawgiver" blueprint is based on the Lawgiver MK II pistol from the Judge Dredd franchise.
An anachronistic and heavily stylized PP-19 Bizon-2 (developed in the 1990s) appears under the name "Bullfrog". It is depicted with a ribbed dust cover resembling that of an AS Val, and the rear sight relocated to the rear of the receiver, along many other cosmetic changes. The default helical magazine only holds 50 rounds instead of 64 or 53 like its real-world counterpart (in 9x18mm Makarov and 9x19mm Parabellum, respectively), and its front attachment point is below the front sight (like the earlier Bizon-1). It has a top-folding stock by default, but can be fitted with a side-folding stock similar to that of other Bizon variants, via the "Duster Stock" or the "KGB Skeletal Stock" attachment.
The PPSh-41 was added in Season 3. It is carried by some Red Army soldiers in the intro cutscene of the Zombies map Die Maschine and inaccurately by Soviet troops in the Season 3 cutscene, which is set in 1984. It is also seen in the "Combat Hardened" achievement icon which is based on the "Stand to Death" statue in Volgograd.
By default, it holds 32 rounds; this is a characteristic of the MP41(r), a German 9x19mm conversion of the PPSh-41 from WWII, even though the in-game weapon is modeled with a standard PPSh-41's 35-round magazine. Interestingly, the "VDV 50 Round Fast Mag" attachment gives the weapon a straight magazine looking similar to that of the MP41(r). To confuse matters further, its muzzle attachments imply that it's chambered in .45 ACP (or rather, .45 "APC"), a feature of absolutely no version of the PPSh.
The weapon has a variety of rather strange barrel options - the "15.7" Task Force" barrel, as well as the "Loud Pipe" variant, have a front forend and heat shield styled after the SVT-40 (a setup extremely similar to the "Thrive" and "Snake" variations from Call of Duty: WWII); the "14.9" Rifled" barrel gives it an Erma EMP-35's barrel shroud and the small wooden forend of a PPD-40; the "14.9" Ranger" barrel has what appears to be a Browning M1919 barrel shroud with a Karabiner 98k front sight; the "14.9" Reinforced Heavy" barrel is taken from the K-50M (albeit also fitted with a Kar98k's front sight); the "12.7" Cavalry Lancer" barrel is seemingly inspired by the PPD-40's (albeit shorter, with larger vents and no handguard); and the "14.3" Extended" barrel is taken from the PPS-43. Stock options include the "Tactical Stock" (an MP28-style stock with a leather cheekrest), the "Spetznaz Stock" (a regular-looking stock with a cheekrest and two seemingly-random bolts driven directly through the receiver), and the "Marathon", "Duster", and "CQB" stocks (all sawn off, with the former having the original wooden side panels, the latter having K-50M-esque metal side panels, and the Duster having the metal side panels of the experimental folding-stocked PPSh-45; these panels are also used by the "Raider Stock", seemingly a grafted-on rifle stock).
The "Night Raid" blueprint is stylized after WWII planes like the P-40 Warhawk with the addition of a red dot sight stylized after WWII aircraft reflector gunsights like the Mk 20 Mod 4 sight.
SOCIMI Type 821
The SOCIMI Type 821 appears in-game. It was referred to as the "Type 821" during the alpha, but the name was changed to "Milano 821" in the Beta (with Milano being Italian for Milan, the city where this gun was made). It has an anachronistic Masterpiece Arms side cocking charging handle instead of the proper top mounted one like the Uzi it was based on. It is anachronistic to the campaign's 1981 time period, as it was designed in 1983 and produced in 1984 (the earlier Uzi would have been a better choice).
The Franchi SPAS-12 appears as the "Gallo SA12" (gallo means "rooster" or "cock" in Italian). It is used in semi-automatic mode, and the stock is folded by default, but it can be modified with some unfolded stock options, as well as a fixed stock or no stock at all. Attaching optics will automatically unfold the stock as well. It is weirdly used by Soviet forces in the campaign, and also appears anachronistically in the false flashbacks to the Vietnam War.
In a rare bit of realism, the carrier latch button is depressed during reloads to allow the user to load shells (unless an optical attachment is used, in which case the player character will grasp the shotgun from the heat shield instead). When not aiming, the weapon will be upended during reloads (as previously seen in Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered), while the weapon will be held right-side up if reloading while aiming. However, the gun is never rechambered after an empty reload. It holds 7 shells, which is possible with 6 round tubes and a 7th shell in the chamber (or with an underloaded 8-round tube), but as this is never depicted, the tube length is fictional. The magazine tube itself looks more like a 5 or 6 shell tube rather than the 7 shells the weapon actually holds.
The extended 9 and 12 round tubes are modelled incorrectly; while the tube does get longer, it only grows by about 0.5 shells length each time to avoid a comically large magazine tube sticking out of the front of the shotgun.
The Ithaca 37 appears in-game as the "Hauer 77", likely a reference to Rutger Hauer, the late star of the film Hobo with a Shotgun. In reverse of the above, this shotgun is always pumped after every single reload.
A shortened version called the "Sucker Punch" is available as a skin via the "Air Sea Land" pack for the Ultimate Edition. The base weapon can also be shortened by equipping the “19.3" Hammer Forged” barrel and the "No Stock" attachment.
Penn Arms Striker-12
The Penn Arms Striker-12 was added to the game during Season 1. It has the auto-ejection mechanism (and therefore the shell deflector) of late models, but lacks a rear drum advance lever like early models. The design is anachronistic, as the auto-ejection feature on Striker shotguns (developed in 1989) wasn't yet in existence during game's time period (when the company was called Sentinel Arms), and the original model wouldn't fit in the pre-1983 multiplayer maps either.
It is referred to as the "Streetsweeper", and incorrectly fires in fully-automatic mode. Unlike its counterpart from previous games, the winding key is correctly used to rotate the cylinder while reloading, although there is a missing step in which the player character is supposed to manually eject the last shell with the ejector rod.
A stylized TP-82 was added in season five as the "Marshal", an in-universe predecessor to BO3’s "Marshal 16". It is used by Woods as a backup sidearm in the season five cinematic trailer. It is classed as a pistol instead of a shotgun.
The weapon lacks the 5.45mm barrel that the actual weapon has, meaning it functions as a regular double-barrel shotgun. Furthermore, it has been rechambered for 12 gauge instead of the 12.5x70mm shells it actually uses. Owing to its pistol classification, it can be dual-wielded. The weapon only has 6 attachments, which include two optics (mounted on an anachronistic Picatinny rail), a cut-down barrel, a longer barrel and dual-wield. The final attachment is "Dragon's Breath" shells, which do not set enemies on fire, instead they just have a flat damage increase and a cosmetic fire effect, but they are still countered by Flak Jacket.
Markings on the weapon read "Manufactured in the USA" and "Marshal 82". In a nice bit of attention-to-detail, struck primers can be seen on the fired shells when reloading. The hammers are also cocked properly after reloading.
Rifles / Carbines
A stylized Ak 5 is featured in the game as the "Krig 6" (krig means "war" in Swedish). It anachronistically appears in the campaign's 1981 period and in the false flashbacks to Vietnam, as it was first produced in 1986 (the FN FNC, from which the Ak 5 was derived, would have been a more appropriate choice for the 80s segments). It also uses an anachronistic upper rail when equipping optics. It is used inaccurately by the East German police and Soviet and American troops in the campaign, who would much more likely use the MPi-AKS-74N and M16 respectively.
An "AK-47" is featured in the game. During the alpha and beta stages, it was mostly modeled correctly after an AK-47, albeit with an AKM-style pistol grip and slant compensator. However, the model of the base gun was changed in the final game: now it also has an AKM's stamped receiver and ribbed top cover, while retaining the AK-47's gas block, gas tube, front sight block, handguard, and stock.
It can be fitted with an RPK-style barrel and stock via the “20" Liberator” barrel and the "Tactical Stock" respectively. Other notable Eastern Bloc customizations include a Romanian/East German style coat-hanger stock with the added cheek strut piece as the "Wire Stock". The "Foregrip" is a Romanian type wooden foregrip and the "Patrol Grip" is a Hungarian FEG-style foregrip. It uses a fictionalized Dragunov optics mount modified into a rail mount when equipping optics.
The AK can also take an extended 40-round steel magazine or a 50-round orange Bakelite resin mag.
The Season 1 "Prototype" blueprint gives the weapon a green M16-style stock and a modern barrel, and the "Lethal Damage" blueprint has a sporterised stock.
Many blueprints, such as the "Iron Curtain" and "Soviet Standard", retain the AK-47's appearance seen in earlier builds of the game. Additionally, some unusable AK-47s can be seen in the CIA Safehouse.
Equipping the "Duster Stock" on some of the aforementioned blueprints turns the gun into an AKS-47.
Norinco Type 56
The "AK-47" wielded by NVA and VC soldiers in the Vietnam flashback missions is modeled after the Chinese Norinco Type 56.
Unusable AKM rifles can be seen next to the Glock 18 pistols in the multiplayer map "Checkmate".
The AKS-74U is one of the weapons in Black Ops Cold War. In classic Call of Duty tradition, it is incorrectly classified as a submachine gun and referred to as the "AK-74u". While not anachronistic for the 80s segments, it's quite overrepresented even with Woods having one in his trunk at a time when the Soviets were just introducing it to service in Afghanistan. It also appears anachronistically in Bell's false flashbacks to the Vietnam War, where it's inaccurately used by the Vietcong.
It has attachment configurations that approximate members of the AS Val family. The "Duster Stock" is similar the Val stock, the "Commando Assembly" stock is from the VSS Vintorez, and the “10.3" Ranger” barrel configuration uses the SR-3M's handguard. The "40 Rd Speed Mag" is also a 20-round 6L25 9x39mm magazine.
In addition, the drum magazine attachments are straighter-style 7.62x39mm drum magazines.
The "CARV.2" added during Season 3 is a fictional burst-firing bullpup "tactical rifle" manufactured by the same (in-universe) company that manufactures the "KSP 45". It appears to be based on the Heckler & Koch G11 K2, even using the latter's 4.73mm caseless ammunition in Warzone. It feeds from a 45-round magazine by default, which bizarrely has ".437mm×33" written on it. It appears shorter and slightly taller than the G11, with a carrying handle instead of the G11's integrated optic, and a rail where the G11's magazine usually resides, as it has been changed to a conventional bullpup configuration, with the magazine in the stock. Oddly, the magazine is curved, despite the caseless 4.73mm round not being tapered (which is the reason for curved magazines, to allow for the round to feed properly). The handguard is moulded, and the barrel is vented, presumably a way of alleviating the problems the G11 had with its barrel heating up during operation, as there are no brass shells to take the heat out of the rifle. The fire selector is further forward than the real G11, but still features semi-auto, 3-round burst and full-auto, although the rifle is not able to fire in semi-auto or full-auto in gameplay.
CETME Model C
The CETME Model C was added in Season 4 as the "C58".
The "SASR Jungle Grip" gives it a similar pistol grip to the Heckler & Koch PSG-1, and the "Raider Stock" also resembles a PSG-1 stock. The "CQB Stock" is a folding design similar to the G3A3. Interestingly, one of the magazine options is a caliber conversion (the first such attachment in the game), using 5.56x45mm NATO ammunition in a fictional 60-round drum; oddly, the only thing this does is decrease the damage in exchange for a larger-than-normal magazine, with no impact on fire rate, recoil, muzzle velocity, etc. This is not the case for the Warzone counterpart, as that one instead has a 55-round drum option that retains the base 7.62x51mm ammunition. The curved "25 Rnd Speed" and "Salvo 30 Rnd Fast Mag" look like PTR 32 magazines. The "18.7" Reinforced Heavy Barrel" will give it a handguard resembling that of an IMI Romat's while the "18.2" Takedown" to its predecessor the Model B. "15.6" Ultralight" and "18.7" Ranger" will give it a handguard resembling that of a Model E.
The "FFAR 1" is a weapon based on the FAMAS Valorisé combined with a trigger guard and magazine well from FAMAS G2 (both of which would be anachronistic to the game), with some visual features similar to the "FFAR" from Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The default magazine correctly holds 25 rounds instead of 30 like in past Call of Duty games.
In the game's lore it appears that this weapon is the successor of the FAMAS from the first Black Ops game and predecessor to the "FFAR" from Black Ops III.
The FARA 83 was added in Season 2.
The arctic model Enfield EM-2 was added in season five. It features its built in scope by default. When equipped for the first time, the character properly presses the fire selector button to switch the weapon to full-auto mode. It is correctly referred as firing .280 British in Warzone and in the names of some of the muzzle attachments. Its usage by anyone in the 80s is extremely unlikely due to only 59 examples being ever produced.
The K31 Rifle was added to the sniper rifles category in Season 3, under the name "Swiss K31". It has a shortened barrel by default, though the “24.9" Extended” barrel attachment gives it the correct barrel length.
The Warzone incarnation of the K31 is correctly chambered in 7.5x55mm, despite this, some barrel attachment make it seem like the weapon fires .308 Winchester/7.62x51mm NATO, which would be incorrect.
The M14 appears in the game as the "DMR 14". It sports a synthetic stock (though equipping the Duster Pad stock gives it a chequered wooden stock), fires semi-automatically, and is classified as a "tactical rifle" in multiplayer.
The M16A2 appears under the "tactical rifles" class. It is simply referred to as the "M16" in the HUD, but actually has "M16.A2" markings on the magwell. It incorrectly holds 30 rounds in a 20-round magazine, and the pin for the auto sear on the lower receiver is absent, which in reality would prevent the rifle from firing in bursts. It is anachronistic to the campaign's 1981 time period, as the M16A2 was not adopted for service yet, first being adopted in 1983 by the USMC and in 1986 by the Army. Rather than removing the carry handle as in previous Black Ops games, it uses an anachronistic carry handle rail when equipping optics. The weapon boasts surprisingly high damage, able to kill enemies in a single burst at some range compared to the fully-automatic rifles.
The M16's alternate barrel options include “16.3" Rapid Fire”, “20.5" Cavalry Lancer”, “16.3" Titanium”, “20.2" Takedown”, and “15.9" Strike Team”; of these, the 20.5" barrel options are visually just the default barrel but fluted ("Cavalry Lancer") or dimpled ("Takedown"). For the short barrel options, the "Rapid Fire" and "Strike Team" both give the gun a short triangular handguard (the difference is that "Rapid Fire" has a smooth barrel while "Strike Team"'s is fluted), while "Titanium" gives the gun a short round handguard, the end result somewhat resembling a Colt Model 723 14.5" A1 barrel.
The M16's stock options include "Tactical Stock", the normal M16A2 stock with a cheek pad, "Wire Stock", an M231 FPW-like wire stock, "Duster Stock", a Doublestar Ace skeleton stock, "Commando Assembly", a 2nd generation collapsible stock, and "Buffer Tube", an exposed buffer tube with a rubber pad.
Magazine options include the classic Black Ops jungle-style fast mags made with either duct tape or clamps, a 30-round STANAG magazine depicted as a 45-rounder, a 20-round STANAG magazine with an improvised duct tape magazine assists somehow also depicted as a 45-rounder, and a 54-round magazine (which also appears on the in-game XM4, where it holds 50 rounds).
Colt XM4 Carbine
The combination of the “16.3" Titanium” barrel attachment with the "Commando Assembly" stock attachment approximates the XM4 Carbine, sans the proper stepped barrel.
Norinco Type 63
The Norinco Type 63 is available in the game, classified as a "tactical rifle". Despite being select-fire in reality, it is restricted to semi-automatic mode in-game; the spike bayonet is also unusable. It uses what appears to be an anachronistic M14 rifle style rail mount when equipping optics. The default magazine initially held a correct 20 rounds in the closed alpha, but this was increased to an incorrect 25 in the beta and final game.
An anachronistic Norinco QBZ-95-1 rifle appears in the game, featuring several retro-styled cosmetic alterations. It was briefly seen in the Gunsmith trailer, labeled the "Type 15", but the name was changed to "QBZ-83" in the Beta. The Type 95's development began in 1989, with the first prototypes being made in 1990. The in-game weapon bears some cosmetic resemblances to some of the Type 95's early prototypes, but is still clearly based on the QBZ-95-1, which began its development in 2004 and was adopted in 2010.
The side of the gun is marked with "T97NSR-PWC-CAL 5.56 mm"; T97NSR refers to a semi-auto only civilian variant of the 5.56mm QBZ-97A sold in Canada named Type 97 NSR. This likely suggests that Treyarch modeled the gun after a Type 97 NSR then modified it to make it resemble a Chinese QBZ-95 (with its distinct magazine shape and paddle magazine release) and "retro-ified" it. Some of its muzzle attachments also have "5.56" as part of their names, though it is unclear if this is an intentional reference to the QBZ-97 connections or a result of the generally confused state of attachment name/descriptions in BOCW; its Warzone incarnation is also supposedly chambered in 5.56 NATO.
The "QBZ-83" name would suggest that it was adopted in 1983 in the Black Ops universe which would still be anachronistic to the pre-83 maps.
A stylized OTs-14 Groza with a shortened receiver was added to the game in Season 1. It is anachronistic, as the real weapon was produced in 1992. It feeds from 5.45x39mm style magazines, something which is not confirmed to have existed on a real Groza, but is actually used on a Groza-inspired bullpup AK pistol developed in the late 2010s by US-based Bad Element Co. In contrast, its Warzone incarnation is stated to be chambered in "7.62 Soviet" (i.e. 7.62x39mm), and some of its muzzle attachments have "7.62" as part of their name.
The "RAI K-84" (standing for "Reactorniy Avtomat-Izluchatel Kuhlklay-84", translated "Reactor Automatic Radiator Kuhlklay-84") is a "Wonder Weapon" in the Zombies map Firebase Z released during Season 1. It is based on an AK-74 with the depiction of a milled receiver; such a configuration exists on the Waffen Werks WW-74M, a US-made semi-automatic rifle, though the in-game weapon has two rivets at the rear like the stamped receiver of a standard AK-74. It is fitted with an underbarrel "Vortex" grenade launcher called the "GP-6K2" and modeled after a GP-25.
Steyr AUG A1
The Steyr AUG A1 appears in the game as the "AUG" and is classified as a "tactical rifle" in multiplayer. It incorrectly fires in three-round bursts, a feature of the much later (2005) AUG A3. Its foregrip is folded by default, but it can be unfolded via the "Field Agent foregrip"; it also has some rail-mounted foregrip options. Like the M16A2, the weapon boasts surprisingly high damage, able to kill enemies in a single burst at some range compared to the fully-automatic rifles.
Steyr AUG A2
Equipping any optical attachments turns the weapon into an anachronistic AUG A2.
The SVT-40 is used by some Red Army soldiers in the intro cinematic of the Zombies map Die Maschine.
The fully-automatic XM16E1 appears exclusively in the campaign. It is labeled "M16A1" in the HUD and on the magwell (though the pick-up text spells it with a lowercase "a", for some reason), but it actually has the appearance of a 'faux' XM16E1, as seen in some movies where the guns are built from M16A1s. This is firstly evidenced by the combination of an XM16E1's 3-prong flash hider with an M16A1's full fence lower. The weapon also appears to have a chrome bolt carrier, which was present on the XM16E1, but not on the M16A1.
In a small though somewhat confusing detail, the receiver bears a forge code mark, C H. This would indicate a rifle with an upper receiver built from Harvey Aluminum billets, but this code would have been in use from the mid 1970s to the early 1980s, well after Vietnam and never on an actual XM16E1 (though M16A1s were made with this code). Due to the nature of the game's storyline, this could be intentional anachronism, however.
It appears in the two Vietnam flashback levels, as well as a few other missions where it is available alongside the M16A2. It is incredibly powerful, as the weapon's damage was balanced for occasional bursts rather than consistent fully-auto firing, made even easier with the game's rather controllable muzzle climb. It uses the same reloading animations as the M16A2, but has a different firing sound. It is also seen in the "Good Enough" calling card.
The XM177E1, specifically the later model with a full fence lower, appears under the name "XM4". It is depicted with a flat top, seeming to be the result of a chopped off carry handle with a bolted rail (which was done in the 1980s by Olympic Arms and some other manufacturers). It has an anachronistic rear sight which is a hybrid between the Troy Battle Sight and Midway Industries Flip Up Sight, and the flash hider has been altered to resemble an A1. It also appears to have been based on a civilian model, as it has semi-auto only selector markings (Fire/Safe).
The weapon is wrapped in slings with a portion tucked behind the bolt catch like the "Commando" from the first Black Ops (although the default empty reload animation in this case correctly uses the charging handle instead of trying to hit the bolt release, which couldn't possibly work with a cloth strap tucked behind it). Equipping any stock customization removes the sling wrap. Mounting optics removes the front sight but keeps the gas block.
The XM4 designation is anachronistic for the time period of 1981, as the XM177 wouldn't be designated as "XM4" until 1984, and even then would be attached to an improved model of the XM177E2. The A1 pistol grip is inaccurately depicted as being solid instead of hollow.
The "Black Tide" blueprint replaces the regular handguard with a carbine-length M203 grenade launcher heat shield; it also has a yellow tiger stripe camouflage paint similar to the M79 used by "The Roach" in Apocalypse Now. The "Giantsbane" variant uses an anachronistic Z-M LR 300 handguard and front sight (the LR 300 having been introduced in 2000). It is also seen in the "Reaper Of The Dead" calling card.
The "Inconspicuous" blueprint uses the M16A2's upper receiver, while retaining the XM177E1's earlier teardrop forward assist, however. It has an Olympic Arms OA-93 style handguard with vents patterned after the Advanced Armament Corporation OMNI suppressor, an Israeli style elastic handguard band, what appears to be a faux suppressor, a tactical light, a stock cheek pad and a SureFire MAG5-60 magazine.
Accuracy International PM/AW Hybrid
The "LW3 - Tundra" is a hybrid of the AI Precision Marksman and the Arctic Warfare, along with some fictional elements. It has a Precision Marksman-style stock, and lacks a finger cutout in the magwell like this model, but has the safety of an Arctic Warfare (incorrectly set to the rear position, which would lock the bolt and the trigger), as well as an adjustable cheek pad and a flash hider like the latter. Curiously enough, it also uses Picatinny rails like the AW, but with a PM-like scope mount and backup rear sight used on it. The rifle is mildly anachronistic, as the Precision Marksman wasn't developed until 1982 and the Arctic Warfare wasn't developed until 1988, while the campaign takes place in 1981 and multiplayer takes place between 1981-1985. The name Tundra suggests it was intended to be based off of the Artic Warfare, but they went with the PM to keep it to the multiplayer's time period.
The Barrett M82A1M appears in the game as the "M82". It is anachronistic to the game, since it was developed in the 1990s; the original M82 would be more accurate for some multiplayer maps. To balance out its semiautomatic firing mode, the M82A1M is comically the weakest sniper rifle in terms of per-shot damage, not even able to break the bulletproof armor scorestreak in one shot.
The Mechem NTW-20 was added in the Season 2 Reloaded update as the "ZRG 20mm". It is heavily stylized and fitted with a PSO-1 scope with incorrect reticle by default. It also has a far shorter barrel by default, making the weapon shorter then the in-game Barrett M82A1M, despite the NTW-20 being roughly twice the length of the Barrett. It is anachronistic by more than a decade and is set up for left-handed use, with the magazine and bolt handle on the right and left side respectively, opposite what it should be.
The Remington 700PSS appears as the "Pelington 703", complete with a permanently attached Harris bipod (which can be deployed by equipping the "Front Grip" or "Bipod" underbarrel attachments). Like the M40 and R700 rifles in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, it is reloaded with individual rounds. It is anachronistic for the game as it was designed in 1986 while the 80s segments of Black Ops Cold War take place in 1981-1985; the scope also mounts on an anachronistic rail. It also appears anachronistically in Bell's Vietnam War false flashbacks where it is depicted as being used by the US troops, though it could be standing in for a standard Remington 700. Its Warzone incarnation is stated to use .308 ammunition (most likely Winchester).
The CETME Ameli was added in Season 4. It appears under the Spanish Army's designation "MG 82".
A handheld M134 Minigun is featured in the game. It is shown with a 4-flange barrel clamp (like an original General Electric M134) combined with a Dillon Aero flash hider. It is obtainable in the campaign mission "The Final Countdown", under the name "M134 Minigun". It was later added to multiplayer and Zombies in Season 2 as the "Death Machine".
It also appears mounted on helicopters, including the "Chopper Gunner" scorestreak in multiplayer, and as part of the "Sentry Turret" scorestreak.
"Death Machine" (Dead Ops Arcade 3)
The "Death Machine" model from Call of Duty: Black Ops III, a futuristic man-portable rotary gun based on the General Dynamics GAU-19/A, appears exclusively as a power-up in the Zombies map Dead Ops Arcade 3: Rise of the Mamaback.
The M60 is one of the machine guns in BOCW; it is the original model, as opposed to the M60E3 featured in past games.
The RPD is featured in Black Ops Cold War, with an incorrect disintegrating ammunition belt. The "Fast Mag" reload animation shows the RPD reload in a unique manner by having the new belt pulled through the closed top cover, whereas the default reload involves using the feed tray cover.
The Stoner 63A is available in-game. Its in-game configuration primarily matches the Commando configuration, feeding from the right and featuring a bottom cocking handle. By default, it has a long barrel generally associated with the LMG configuration, though it can be modified with a Commando barrel via the “16" SOR Cut Down” attachment; this is a rather strange name, given that the Commando-length barrel was a factory option. A few Soviet heavies in the campaign are seen using these instead of the more faction-appropriate RPD.
The FIM-43 Redeye appears under the name "Cigma 2". Despite being a dedicated MANPADS in reality, the weapon can still be fired even without a lock-on and against ground targets.
The "RAI K-84" wonder weapon in Zombies is fitted with an underbarrel "Vortex" grenade launcher, called the "GP-6K2" and taking the form of a GP-25.
Hawk MM1 grenade launcher
The Hawk MM1 grenade launcher appears as the "War Machine" scorestreak. Bell wields one that somehow manages to hold 36 rounds in one of the final missions of the campaign.
M79 grenade launcher
The M79 grenade launcher is one of the launchers in the game.
The RPG-7 is one of the launchers in BOCW.
F-1 Hand Grenade
Several multiplayer character skins have unusable F-1 Hand Grenades attached to the belt.
M18 smoke grenade
The M18 smoke grenade is carried by US soldiers in Vietnam in the campaign. M18s with inverted color scheme are also carried by Naga. On the 2021 released map "Apocalypse", several M18s with purple smoke lying around the ruins.
M26 hand grenade
What appears to be an M26 hand grenade is carried by Woods in promotional media. The "Wrecking Ball" skin has an unusable M26 hanging from his belt.
M34 White Phosphorous grenade
The M34 White Phosphorous grenade appears as the "Smoke Grenade".
M67 hand grenade
The M67 hand grenade appears as the "Frag". It is also depicted on the "Quartermaster" perk.
M83 smoke grenade
An anachronistic M83 instead of the period-appropriate AN/M8 HC smoke grenades are carried by Sims and US troops in "Fracture Jaw".
M84 stun grenade
An M84 stun grenade is carried by Woods in the campaign and is seen in cinematics. The same fictionalized M84 from Modern Warfare is also carried by multiplayer operator Zeyna. It is anachronistic as it was used from 1995 in reality.
Mk 2 hand grenade
The Mk 2 hand grenade is seen in the key art for the game's beta.
MK3A2 offensive hand grenade
The MK3A2 concussion grenade appears as the "Stun Grenade".
Rheinmetall MK13 Mod 0 BTV-EL flash grenade
MK 13 flashbang grenades are carried by US troops in cutscenes and are seen on the default skins for multiplayer operators Adler and Song and Naga's "Warlord" skin. Most likely anachronistic.
Model 24 Stielhandgrante
Seven unusable Model 24 Stielhandgranates can be seen on the "Die Maschine" Zombies map, right behind the Kingtiger tank.
Unusable RGD-5 grenades are visible on the harness of multiplayer operators Portnova and Garcia and on Naga's "Warlord" skin.
Also seen hanging on Garcia's belt is an RG-42 hand grenade.
Simulator Hand Grenade M116A1
The Simulator Hand Grenade M116A1 appears as the "Flashbang". In reality, this is a training grenade and not an actual combat device.
TM-46 anti-tank mine
A cosmetically modified TM-46 anti-tank mine appears as the "Proximity Mine" field upgrade.
Type 67 Stick Grenade
Several unusable Chinese Type 67 Grenades are seen on the Vietcong guerillas found in the campaign. In the multiplayer, an operator skin for Baker can be purchased with Season 2, which also has two Type 67 Stick Grenades attached to the belt.
8.8 cm Flak 37
Bell destroys several Flak 37s in "The Final Countdown". It is inaccurately depicted as being mounted on Czechoslovakian type carriage and mount.
In "Red Light, Green Light", some 30mm ZK.453 anti-aircraft guns can be seen.
Browning M2 Aircraft
Five bent Browning M2 Aircraft Machine Guns in fixed and flexible mount are seen on a crashed Boeing B17 "Flying Fortress" on the Zombies map "Die Maschine". This bomber is first seen during the "Nacht der Untoten" cutscene from World at War.
Browning M2HBs are mounted on M1 Abrams tanks.
DShKM Heavy Machine Gun
A DShKM Heavy Machine Gun appears to be mounted gunboats, tanks and bunkers in multiplayer and also on the Slava-class, and inappropriately, the Ticonderoga-class cruisers on the map Armada. It can be used in the campaign mission "Redlight, Greenlight", mounted on an APC.
General Electric M61 Vulcan
F-14A Tomcats, armed with M61 Vulcan cannons, are seen taking off from a Nimitz-class carrier in the reveal trailer. The carrier also sports Vulcan cannons in CIWS installations.
M40 Recoilless Rifle
The M40 Recoilless Rifle is seen on jeeps inside Camp Haskins.
The Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf. B Tiger II "Königstiger" heavy tank on the "Die Maschine" Zombies map has a hull-mounted MG34.
An MG42 with a drum magazine appears only as an emplaced weapon in the Vietnam War flashback mission "Fracture Jaw". It is confirmed that the MG34 was used in Vietnam as a military aid from the Soviet Union which had captured stockpiles from WWII thus the appearance of the MG42 in this context is also plausible.
A Yakushev-Borzov Yak-B is mounted on in-game Hind-D attack helicopters.
The "VTOL Escort" (Modeled after the Yak-38) has two Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-23 autocannons mounted in underwing UPK-23 gunpods. While the pod itself is correctly modeled, it is incorrectly depicted as a flexible aiming system (independent from the Yak's nose direction) due to gameplay reasons and controls. It is also seen mounted with an NPPU-23 helicopter turret inaccurately onto a Mi-8 helicopter piloted by Kravchenko in "Mauer Der Toten".
A Super Bazooka is seen in Vietnam War archival footage in the intro of "Fracture Jaw".
150 lb Crossbow
A 150 lb crossbow similar to those by Velocity Archery and Wizard Archery appears as the "R1 Shadowhunter". Those designs are most likely anachronistic.
China Lake Grenade Launcher
Colt Single Action Army
Two Colt SAA revolvers are seen in the "Dead Still" calling card.
Fictional Sci-Fi Rifle
A fictional sci-fi rifle inspired by the M41A Pulse Rifle from the Alien franchise is featured in posters for the fictional movie "Two Days On The Moon" in the map Express.
Fictional Sniper Rifle
A fictional sniper rifle seemingly based on the DKS-501 Sniper Rifle from Fallout 3 appears in the "Saving PhD Ryan" campaign calling card.
IWI Galil ACE 21
A soldier wields two Galil ACE 21s in the "Armed To The Teeth" calling card.
Tippman 98 Custom
A store display of paintball guns can be seen in the map "Rush" from Season 4 Reloaded. The Tippmann 98 Custom is one of those paintball guns. It is anachronistic as it was released in 1998.
Tippmann X7 G36
The map Rush from Season 4's mid-season update has Tippmann X7 G36 paintball guns in a glass display case. It is anachronistic as the G36 series of rifles on which it is based were introduced in the late 90s.
What appears to be M1 Garands are seen on the "Down Range" bundle picture.
M114 155 mm howitzer
M114 155 mm howitzers are seen in firebase Ripcord in the mission "Fracture Jaw". The "Artillery" scorestreak also consists of a barrage from M114 155 mm howitzers.
A Spanish soldier firing a Matchlock Musket is seen in the "Iron Sight Assassin" calling card that could be earned during season 2 at level 180.
A scoped Mosin-Nagant M91/30 is seen in the "Power Killer" calling card.
A recurve bow which appears to be based on Rambo's bows appears in the campaign and as a killstreak in multiplayer. It is inaccurately depicted as being usable underwater which doesn't hinder in any way the arrow's movement nor the flame of the fire arrows.
A Valmet M76F is seen in the City Ripper bundle picture.
A suppressed Walther PPK is seen held by Adler in the "Action Packed" calling card.
Winchester Model 1873
What appears to be a Winchester Model 1873 is seen in the "One Shot Kill" calling card.
Unidentified Repeating Rifle
A scoped repeating rifle appearing to be Marlin is seen briefly in archival footage during the intro of "Brick in the Wall".
L85A2 rifles are seen in the "Hardcore Kill Collector" calling card.
M2 Flamethrower (modified)
A modified M2 Flamethrower will be added as a killstreak with Season 5. It consists of the gun group with added custom smaller fuel tanks, modified muzzle and a stock. Its icon shows it consisting of a normal M2 wand paired with M9 fuel tanks.
The fictional "Marshal 16" from Black Ops III appears as the "Classic Marshal" charm.
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