Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Official Box Art
Release Date: November 13, 2020
Developer: Treyarch, Raven Software
Publisher: Activision
Series: Call of Duty
Platforms: PC
PlayStation 4
PlayStation 5
Xbox One
Xbox Series X
Genre: First-Person Shooter

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).


Beretta 93R

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.

Beretta 93R with wood grips - 9x19mm
The Beretta 93R in Gunsmith.
Sims wielding a "Diamatti" in Angola.
Looking down the sights.
Sims admires what is possibly the most accurate Beretta 93R weapon model in a Call of Duty game to date.
Pulling back the slide for a brass check.
Swapping magazines during a reload.

Colt M1911A1

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.

Nickel Plated Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
The M1911A1 in Gunsmith.
The M1911A1 in Angola.
Aiming down the sights.
Inspecting the M1911.
Inspecting its other side.
Much like the 1911 in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019), the 1911 in Black Ops Cold War features a nice detail in the slide stop engaging the slide after the last round is fired from a magazine.
The standard reload involves power slinging the slide, there are magazine options that change that to an animation where the player character hits the slide stop.
Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
The M1911A1 with a parkerized finish in the alpha multiplayer loadout menu.
The M1911 tucked in Adler's pants in a pre-release trailer. In the final game, the player grabs the pistol to take down a guard - even though they have their own suppressed 1911 at this point with no way to replace it.
A suppressed M1911A1 is racked in the multiplayer reveal trailer. Note the Ak 5 with what appears to be Advanced Armament Corporation OMNI 5.56mm suppressor which doesn't appear in actual multiplayer.

Desert Eagle

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".

Magnum Research Desert Eagle Mark VII with nickel finish - .44 Magnum
The AMT Hardballer Longslide/LPC Model 7 laser sight combo from The Terminator which appears to have been the inspiration for the "Hand Cannon". The in game laser is incorrectly depicted as being switched on by pressing a fictional button at the rear while the real thing has a separate switch connected via cables.
Magnum Research Desert Eagle Mark XIX, current production model with Picatinny railed barrel - .44 Magnum
The "revolver" in the menu. Clearly the description is re-used from Black Ops 3/4. A round can be seen in the spare magazine.
Bell stops admiring his nice shoes to look upon the mutant Deagle in the middle of the KGB headquarters, of all places. This is the only place in the campaign it can be found.
Bell holds the Hand Cannon as he awaits enemy forces about to barge into the room. Here the laser sight can be seen more clearly.

Glock 18C

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.

Glock 18C (3rd Generation) - 9x19mm. This model has compensator cuts on the slide and barrel to reduce muzzle climb while firing.
The pistol in a highly unlikely place to be found, an East German training facility. Despite having the 18C's compensator cuts, the slide markings label it as a standard Glock 18.


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.

Airsoft G&G G733 airsoft revolver
A close up look of the "Magnum" in Gunsmith, showing its many design inspirations.
The "Magnum".
Aiming down the sights.
Inspecting the revolver involves flipping the cylinder out.
Inspecting the barrel.
Reloading by dumping all rounds in the cylinder.
The default reload animation has the player character individually insert rounds off screen; depending on the cylinder you choose in Gunsmith, a speed loader may be used instead (though dual-wielding will always reload both at once). The animation finishes with a wince-inducing flick of the wrist to shut the cylinder.

Makarov PM

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.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
The grips of both Makarovs can be seen in weird waist holsters on her vest.

Sedgley Fist Gun

Scattered throughout the CIA Safehouse used as the in-game mission hub are various unusable Sedgley Fist Guns.

Sedgley Fist Gun - .38
SedgleyFistGun BOCW.jpg
SedgleyFistGun2 BOCW.jpg


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.

Smith & Wesson Sigma SW9F - 9x19mm Parabellum
Smith & Wesson Sigma SD40 - .40 S&W
Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0 - 9x19mm Parabellum
Mason takes the time out of chasing a known enemy of the state to admire a time-traveling literal space pistol. While one could chalk it up to THE NUMBERS making him hallucinate guns that wouldn't exist for at least five (and at most seven) decades more, its appearance in the multiplayer map based off of this mission (Crossroads, taking place in 1983) marks it as a placeholder that never got removed.

Tokarev TT-33

The Tokarev TT-33 is used by some Red Army soldiers in the intro cutscene of the Zombies map Die Maschine.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
One soldier points his Tokarev at a suspicious German.
The cameraman defends himself with a TT-33.

"Tranquilizer Gun"

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.

Ruger Mark II - .22 LR
Welrod Mark II - .32 ACP.
From this angle, the grip is very clearly inspired by the Ruger Mk II.
But the ejection port and large knurled breech charging handle is very much Welrod-like.

Submachine Guns

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 MP5K "Reverse Stretch" with A3 stock - 9x19mm
The MP5K in Gunsmith. Note the gripless handguard resembling modern American examples with added vent holes for creativity points.
The MP5K used on board a Soviet salvage ship.
Inspecting the default 30 round magazine of the MP5K.

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 MP5A3 with original "slimline" handguard - 9x19mm
The MP5A3 with a "STANAG 50 Rnd Drum" and "Collapsed Stock".
An MP5A3 in Moscow.
Turning it over to look at the ejection port and the "40 Rnd Speed Mag", which is a slightly longer version of the early straight "waffle"-style magazine.
Checking the magazine.
Looking through the iron sights.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with "tropical" wide handguard - 9x19mm

Heckler & Koch MP5A2

The combination of the aforementioned barrel with the "Tactical Stock" turns the gun into an MP5A2.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with original "slimline" handguard and straight "waffle"-style magazine - 9x19mm
The MP5A2 from the public beta with a "40 Rnd Speed Mag". The "Salvo 50 Rnd Fast Mag" uses the same magazine model for some reason, albeit with a different tape and pull loop.
Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with "tropical" wide handguard - 9x19mm
The post launch MP5A2, with the "tropical" handguard.

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 MP5SD2 with S-E-F trigger group - 9x19mm
An MP5SD2 configuration from the public beta with the "Agency Suppressor".
The post launch MP5SD2 in gunsmith preview.

Heckler & Koch MP5SD3

Ditto to the above configuration but with the default or one of the collapsible stock variants produces an MP5SD3.

Heckler & Koch MP5SD3 with S-E-F trigger group and stock extended - 9x19mm
The MP5SD3 with the "Sound Suppressor" and "Jungle-Style Mag".

Intratec TEC-9

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.

Intratec TEC-9 - 9x19mm
Interdynamic KG-9 - 9x19mm
Interdynamic MP-9 with foregrip and telescoping stock - 9x19mm
The mutant TEC-9 in the preview screen for the season 5 battlepass.
The TEC-9 in action in the slums of Havana.
Aiming down the sights.
Inspecting the gun.
Checking out the closed bolt on a stock TEC-9
Note the various markings and warnings stamped into the polymer lower.
Inserting a new magazine.
Charging the charging handle.

"KSP 45"

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.

Heckler & Koch UMP45 - .45 ACP
Experimental H&K MP2000 - 9x19mm Parabellum
Walther MPL with stock folded - 9x19mm Parabellum
The "KSP 45" up close. At full size, the fire selector's 3 positions - "SAFE", (covered by the lever, but presumably "BURST"), and "AUTO" - can be seen; ignoring the rather obvious fact that the weapon can't be set to full-auto in-game, the lack of a semi-auto position on a select-fire weapon is rather bizarre. Somewhat amusingly, the former is accompanied by a single large white block, while the latter features three small ones, and what is presumably the three-round-burst position only features two.
Holding the KSP 45.
Aiming down the sights - here, the folding stock hinge is easily visible.
Inspecting the left side.
Inspecting the right side. Note the UMP charging handle present over the ejection port.
Reloading the KSP.


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").

Walther MPK with stock unfolded - 9x19mm
Accuracy International AW-F - 7.62x51mm NATO
The "LC10" in the loadout menu weapon preview screen.
The "LC10" in the rather anachronistic Los Angeles high speed bullet train station ported from Black Ops 2.
Looking through the adjustable rear sight.
Reloading from empty involves taking the fresh magazine and flicking the empty mag out by hitting the release paddle with the feed lip.
Inserting the new magazine, then charging the bolt.
Much like the AUG, the LC10's transparent polymer magazine models the proper amount of ammunition in each magazine. Despite being depicted as a closed bolt gun, there is no round visible in the breech during the brass check section of the inspect animation.
Note the empty magazine.


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.

Ingram MAC-10 - 9x19mm
The MAC-10 in the battlepass preview screen.
The MAC-10 being used in a New Jersey mall.
Looking through the basic notch sights. Note the misaligned front and rear sights.
Inspecting the MAC-10.
Checking the ejection port.
Tugging on the charging handle.
Inserting a new magazine.
And then racking the charging handle.

OTs-02 Kiparis

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.

KBP OTs-02 "Kiparis" - 9x18mm Makarov
The Kiparis in the gunsmith preview screen.
Cpt. Price holds the OTs-02 Kiparis in the middle of a paintball arena.
Inspecting the Russian SMG; note that the selector is incorrectly pointing towards "ОД", which is for semi-auto.
Checking the SMG for any stray flecks of paint, here the bolt handle is clearly visible. It apparently moves independently of the rest of the gun during this animation; at the end (and after firing a shot), the bolt visibly drops down a couple of millimeters, suggesting that the animation doesn't quite loop like it's supposed to.
Aiming down the clear ironsights.
Quickly using the magazine release before an employee notices the time-travelling SAS soldier in the middle of the arena.
Inserting a fresh magazine of 9x18mm Makarov.
The empty reload procedure involves flicking the magazine out, AK style...
...which results in the old magazine being knocked to the floor.
The penultimate step - loading a new stick mag.
With an overarm tug on the bolt handle, Price is now free to travel back to his own timeline, taking his anachronistic SMG with him.
But not before he waves the Kiparis around in the air, showing off the future of Russian SMG design to the bewildered paintball arena employees.


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.

PM-63 RAK - 9x18mm Makarov
The PM-63 in a loadout menu.
The PM-63 wielded by MI6 operative Park in New Mexico.
Aiming down the sights.
Inspecting the Polish submachine gun.
Checking the other side.
Sliding in a new magazine.
Racking the slide.

PP-19 Bizon-2

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.

PP-19 Bizon-2-01 with top-folding stock - 9x19mm Parabellum
The "Bullfrog" in Gunsmith. The stock is similar to the Dragunov MA prototype (a trials competitor to the AKS-74U) and the grip is shaped similar to the PP-71, another one of Dragunov's prototypes.
The "Bullfrog" in-game.
Looking down the sights.
Inspecting involves popping out the helical magazine for a quick glance.
Then turning it over to look at the ejection port.
Dropping an empty magazine.
Inserting a fresh magazine. Note the conspicuous lack of ammunition, made all the more conspicuous by its presence in the inspection animation.
PP-19 Bizon-2 with side-folding stock - 9x18mm Makarov
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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.

PPSh-41 with 35-round box magazine - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
The PPSh-41 in the battlepass preview. Note the 35-round box magazine inaccurately holding only 32 rounds.
NATO operator Hunter wields a PPSh-41.
Aiming down the sights.
Inspecting the submachine gun.
Flipping it over.
Taking out an empty magazine.
Inserting a fresh magazine.
Cocking the gun.
PPSh-41 with 71 round drum - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
The weapon loaded with a drum magazine, which only holds 55 rounds. A version of this drum with some canvas wrapped around the bottom holds 85, somehow.
The "Task Force" barrel makes the front end of the PPSh resemble the SVT-40.
Soviet soldiers with PPSh-41s in the "Die Maschine" intro.
PPSh-41 with 9mm conversion - 9x19mm Parabellum
The "VDV 50 round fast mag" resembles a 9x19mm converted PPSh.

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).

Socimi Type 821 - 9x19mm Parabellum
MasterPiece Arms MPA10SST - .45 ACP
The Type 821 in Gunsmith. It lacks a stock by default.
The Type 821 in a Nicaraguan cartel plantation, now fitted with a folding stock. Note that the weapon has been modified with a side cocking charging handle from modern Masterpiece Arms MAC 10/11 clones.
Looking down the notch sights.
Inspecting the Type 821.
Inspecting the other side. Unfortunately, like the Uzi from the previous Call of Duty, the open bolt design of the Type 821 is not reflected in the third person model.


Franchi SPAS-12

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.

Franchi SPAS-12 with stock folded - 12 gauge
The SPAS-12 in Gunsmith.
The SPAS-12 in use on a CIA raid of an East German aircraft hangar.
Aiming down the sights with the stock folded up. This is inaccurate to the real SPAS-12; the end of the stock is solid and you cannot aim down the sights with the stock folded.
Inspecting the SPAS-12.
Checking the other side.
Loading up the magazine tube.
When reloading while aiming, the shotgun is held right-side up with the support hand holding down the carrier latch button.

Ithaca 37

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.

Ithaca 37 Trench Gun - 12 gauge
The Ithaca 37 in Gunsmith. It is fitted with a heat shield by default, the bayonet lug is removed and the sling loop is attached to the magazine tube.
The Ithaca 37 used on board a Soviet salvage ship.
Aiming down the sights.
Inspecting the Ithaca 37.
Every weapon inspect for the Ithaca 37 involves the player character working the pump.
Loading the magazine tube up.

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.

Penn Arms Striker-12 - 12 gauge
Sentinel Arms Striker-12 with civilian-legal 18" barrel - 12 gauge
The Striker-12.
The Striker-12 in service inside a West German US Army base.
The Striker-12's iron sights.
Inspecting the shotgun.
Carefully reading the warning label on the side of the receiver.
Reloading by twisting the winding key for each new shell.
Inserting a new shell.


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.

TP-82 - 5.45x39mm & 12.5x70mm (roughly 40 gauge)
Gunsmith preview.
The "Marshal" on the map "Diesel".
After depleting your ammo pool, the hammers will be correctly shown as uncocked.
Aiming down the sights.
Inspecting the shotgun.
Flipping it over.
Checking the breech, note the unstruck primers on the shotgun shells.
Reloading the "Marshal", note the now struck primer on the right.
Spent hulls ejected.
Fresh shells inserted.

Rifles / Carbines

Ak 5

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.

The "Tactical Stock" gives it a synthetic fixed FN FAL stock (similar to some FNC configurations), and the "Commando Assembly" stock is taken from a SIG SG 550 series rifle.

Bofors Ak 5 - 5.56x45mm NATO
The Ak 5 in Gunsmith. Note the stylistically fictionalized handguard, the early FN FNC-style trigger guard, the lack of reinforcement on the wire stock, as well as the addition of a bolt release paddle, something that the actual Ak 5 (lacking a bolt hold open device) does not have.
The Ak 5 enjoying a snow map, as its heritage demands.
Aiming down the sights.
Holding up the gun for an inspect.
Checking the other side. Note how the weapon also has an FNC-style charging handle.
Inserting a fresh magazine.
Racking the charging handle to chamber a round. The fictional bolt release paddle is slapped instead in the reloads of some of the magazine options.
Woods wields an Ak 5 with an upper rail in a trailer. Note the picatinny rail which is of the anachronistic modern style.
The Ak 5 going down in a Michael Bay style sequence. For some reason, the flash hider is missing in this sequence, and the stock is clipping through the ground.
Sims with an Ak 5 in the multiplayer reveal trailer.
FN FNC - 5.56x45mm
The Ak 5 can be configured with an FNC handguard with the “19.7" Ranger” barrel configuration.

AK-47/AKM Hybrid

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.

AK-47 - 7.62x39mm
AKM - 7.62x39mm
The launch version model of the "AK-47", featuring the ribbed dust cover and stamped receiver.
The AK hybrid in an East German training facility.
Aiming down the sights.
Adler removes the magazine during the weapon inspect.
Then does a chamber check. There will always be a round in the chamber, regardless of whether you have ammunition or not.
Reloading from empty involves flinging the old magazine out by hitting the mag release with the feed lip of a new magazine.
Then after rocking in the fresh magazine, racking the bolt with an underhand charge.
The odd-looking "Prototype" blueprint.
Radom Hunter - 7.62x39mm. Image used to show the sporterised stock.
The sporterised stock on the "Lethal Damage" blueprint.


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.

The older AK-47 model during the alpha. Note the presence of an AKM-type pistol grip, the opposite of the AKS-74U as seen below.
A psuedo-RPK build on the loadout wall in the beta.


Equipping the "Duster Stock" on some of the aforementioned blueprints turns the gun into an AKS-47.

AKS-47 - 7.62x39mm
An AKS-47 build in the beta. The "Taped Mags" change the reload animations to be all done with the right hand.

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.

Norinco Type 56, early milled receiver model with bayonet - 7.62x39mm
Norinco Type 56-2 - 7.62x39mm
Bell admiring her newly acquired Type 56.
Looking down the fully enclosed hood of the front sight post, also note the milled dust cover.
Reloading shows the early slab sided AK-47 magazine unique to the Type 56 weapon model in game, as well as the folded (and sadly unusable) spike bayonet.
Type56 BOCWreload2.jpg
The world model of the Type 56 shows the Type 56-2 style folding stock, which is anachronistic to those (false) flashback missions, because the Type 56-2 was released after the war in 1980. Note how it also has an Type 56/AK-47 style pistol grip rather than the AKM one used on the base AK.


The Rambo III inspired "Bloodstained" blueprint turns the gun into an AMD-65, except that it retains the AK-47's front sight and gas system.

Hungarian AMD-65 as seen in the film - 7.62x39mm. This one has an American copy of an Israeli blank fire adapter (which is slightly longer and thinner than most commonly seen external BFAs. This is the version seen in the movie.)


Unusable AKM rifles can be seen next to the Glock 18 pistols in the multiplayer map "Checkmate".

AKM - 7.62x39mm


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.

AKS-74U - 5.45x39mm
While this is the most accurately modeled AKS-74U in the Call of Duty series so far, it is shown with an AK-47 style pistol grip, apparently having traded grips with the Beta AK-47.
Sims holds an AKS-74U while looking at some sand dunes.
Aiming down the distinctive rear notch of the AKS-74U.
Inspecting the AKS-74U.
Checking out the ejection port and correctly positioned safety lever.
Swapping magazines during a reload.
The AKS-74U with various 9x39mm components. Either of the suppressor attachments convert into a Val/VSS style suppressor with the "Ranger" and two of the other barrel mods.
The "Escape Plan" blueprint of the AKS-74U - as with the "Battleworn" AKM from Modern Warfare Remastered, the dust cover is gone and reveals fully modeled internals. Note that the "Spetsnaz PKM Stock" attachment is just a regular AK-type stock in this blueprint. Also note that this game does not contain a PKM, which is odd, as many Warsaw Pact weapons feature stocks with "Spetsnaz PKM stock" as their name.


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.

Heckler & Koch G11 K2 - 4.73x33mm
The "CARV.2" in the weapon model preview screen. Another fictional rifle inspired by the G11 but using the same feed layout is the G44 from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
The "CARV.2" in New Mexico.
Aiming down the sights at a suspicious step van.
Inspecting the pseudo-G11.
Note the absence of an ejection port due to the caseless nature of 4.73mm.
Charging the handle.


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.

CETME Model C - 7.62x51mm NATO
The CETME Model C in the battlepass preview screen.
The CETME Model C in service in Algeria.
Aiming down the sights.
Inspecting the Model C.
Checking out the other side.
Performing a chamber check.
Locking the bolt back on the reload. Note that it is not completely locked upwards into the locking recess in the cocking tube.
The empty magazine is removed.
A fresh magazine is inserted.
The operator then performs an aggressive "HK Slap" on the charging handle, sending the bolt into battery.
Heckler & Koch PSG-1 with 20-round magazine - 7.62x51mm NATO
CETME Model E with Non-genuine translucent magazine. - 7.62x51mm NATO
The "C58" combined with the "Raider Stock" and "SASR Jungle Grip".
IMI Romat - 7.62x51mm NATO
The "18.7" Reinforced Heavy Barrel" attached to the "C58".
CETME Model B - 7.62x51mm NATO
The "18.2" Takedown" attached to the "C58" alongside the more curved 25-round speed mag which makes it almost to the Model B.

FAMAS Hybrid

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.

FAMAS Valorisé with EOTech sight - 5.56x45mm
FAMAS Valorisé prototype with SCROME J4 scope - 5.56x45mm NATO
FAMAS G2 with the charging handle pulled back - 5.56x45mm
The "FFAR 1" in Gunsmith. Note the front sight similar to the FAMAS Valorisé but the overall shape reminiscent of the prototype and the G2 trigger guard imposed over the now redundant standard one. Also note the return of the adjustable gas piston block, something that does not exist on the actual FAMAS.
The heavily stylised FAMAS in East Germany.
Aiming down the sights.
Inspecting the bullpup rifle.
The player character giving it a loving caress.
Removing the old magazine.
Inserting a new magazine.


The FARA 83 was added in Season 2.

FARA 83 with metal stock - 5.56x45mm NATO
The FARA 83 in base form.
NATO operator Hunter wields a FARA 83 in a Laotian village.
Aiming down the sights of the Argentinian rifle.
Inspecting the rifle.
Checking out the other side.
Ejecting the empty mag.
Rocking in a new mag.
Racking the charging handle.

Enfield EM-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.

Enfield EM-2 - .280 British
Enfield EM-2 arctic model with enlarged trigger guard for use with heavy cold weather gloves - .280 British
The EM-2 in the preview menu for the season 5 battlepass; note the AR-style long birdcage flash hider, fictional checkered pistol grip, and curious setup of a trigger guard within another trigger guard. According to the markings above the magazine well, its full name in the Black Ops universe is "NIGHTFIELD EM280", referencing the .280 British round the weapon fires.
The EM-2 being used to defend an NSA facility in West Germany.
The EM-2's integral scope. Note the reticle which is essentially a turned upside down version of the original thing with the addition of a central dot.
Inspecting the EM-2. Note the stylized carry handle reminiscent of the AR pattern. The fire selector above the thumb is properly set to "full-auto" mode.
Admiring the tasteful woodgrain.
Reloading from empty; empty reloads are done with the right hand, while non-empty ones are done with the left.
As NATO operator Hunter inserts the fresh magazine, the bolt drops and chambers a new round.


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.

Karabiner K31 Rifle - 7.5x55mm Schmidt Rubin GP-11
The K31 in the battlepass preview.
The K31 on Mount Yamantau, equipped with the aforementioned "24.9 Extended" barrel, along with its original iron sights.
The K31's iron sights.
Inspecting the K31.
Hunter pulling the bolt back for a chamber check.
Reloading the K31 involves opening the action and removing the magazine.
Inserting a new magazine.
And closing the bolt, chambering a new round.


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.

M14 rifle - 7.62x51mm NATO
Springfield Armory M1A with synthetic stock, for comparison - 7.62x51mm
M14preview BOCW.jpg
The M14 on a bright Miami day.
Looking down the iron sights.
NATO operator Hunter holds the rifle up to inspect.
Checking the other side of the rifle.
Performing a chamber check.
Swapping out magazines.
Hunter inserting a fresh magazine.
Tugging on the charging handle to chamber a round.
The wooden M14 stock when equipping the Duster Pad.


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 M16A2 - 5.56x45mm NATO
The M16A2 in Gunsmith.
The M16A2 in service inside a Nevadan nuclear weapons test site.
Aiming down the carry handle sights.
Inspecting the rifle. Note that the in-universe stand in for Colt appears to be the fictional "Arrow Armory" (the same manufacturer stamped on the BOCW M1911A1) based in Hartford, Connecticut.
Performing a rather enthusiastic chamber check; pulling the bolt this far back would likely eject the currently-chambered round.
Inserting a fresh 20 round steel GI mag.
The "Constable" blueprint, which has an anachronistic Aim Sports AR free float rifle length quad rail/V3 or Monstrum Tactical 12 inch free float quad rail.

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.

XM4 Carbine - 5.56x45mm NATO
The psuedo-XM4 on the loadout workbench.
The pseudo-XM4 being used in Moscow.
Looking down the sights.
Inspecting the XM4 build.
Looking at the other side of the gun.
The final part of the inspect animation involves tugging back on the charging handle for a chamber check.
Inserting a fresh magazine.
A nearly identical build is seen in the key art for the beta, which is horizontally flipped. Some parts are missing from the gun's model, including the case deflector, the magazine release button, and a portion of the fence around it.

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.

Norinco Type 63 - 7.62x39mm
The Type 63 in Gunsmith.
The Type 63 in Uzbekistan.
Aiming down the sights.
Inspecting the Type 63.
Turning it over.
Brass check time.
Reloading by flicking the old magazine out with a fresh one, much like the AK-47 reload.
Then chambering the gun with a tug of the bolt handle.

Norinco QBZ-95-1

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.

Norinco QBZ-95-1 - 5.8x42mm
Norinco QBZ-97 - 5.56x45mm
The stylized, time-traveling QBZ on the loadout wall. The weapon's trigger and trigger guard shape come from the HS Produkt VHS-2, with the latter being made from stamped metal rather like the FAMAS. Its magazines appear to be loosely based on Chinese steel AK magazines. It also has three vents on the upper handguard and a birdcage-like muzzle device, both elements of the QBZ-97.
In Gunsmith, the Canadian Type 97 NSR markings are more easily seen. The space between the pistol grip and the magazine well is marked with the Chinese text "83式自动步枪" (Pinyin: 83 shì zì dòng bù qiāng), which means "Type 83 automatic rifle". The word "中国" (Pinyin: zhōng guó), meaning "China", can also be faintly seen marked on the magazine well. The rear of the stock is very faintly marked with what's apparently "梦想" (Pinyin: mèng xiǎng), or "dream". Also note that the fire selector only has safe/fire positions like a civilian model.
The "QBZ-83" in Nuketown.
Looking down the sights.
Inspecting the gun. Note Adler's jacket sleeve clipping through the magazine, a phenomenon also seen in Battlefield 4's depiction of the rifle.
Performing a chamber check.

OTs-14 Groza

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.

OTs-14-4A-01 Groza - 9x39mm
The Groza in the battlepass preview screen. It isn't entirely clear why the weapon has been so heavily stylized, especially considering that one of the perks of adding a Groza to a game with other AKs is that you can re-use parts of their models (including more or less the entire receiver sans optic rail).
The Groza in the hands of NATO operator Baker.
Looking through the Groza's iron sights.
Inspecting the stylized Groza.
Performing a chamber check, note the piston rod.
Removing the entirely fictional magazine.
Rocking in a new magazine.
Performing an underhand charge. This would be impractical in reality, given the location of the charging handle.

"RAI K-84"

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.

AK-74 - 5.45x39mm
The "RAI K-84" as seen in the Firebase Z trailer.
Grumbling at the fact that Primis and Ultimis were replaced by literal nobodies, of which he is one of them, the Requiem Operator in Firebase Z consoles himself by looking at his shiny space AK. The jumbled mess of parts and components welded to a traditional assault rifle base at least backs up its designation as a prototype.
Inspecting the magazine-shaped cell holder used to power the rifle, vaguely resembling the Kalash magazines in the Metro games. It would probably not be wise to place one's fingers anywhere near the cells in the magazine, considering they are actively and visually sparking.
At least reloading the weapon shows more careful finger placement. As a bit of trivia, intel in the map notes that the RAI K-84 was based off of a "Generator Khaosa Zavoyski-45" weapon that was developed in-universe in WWII. This is a reference to the otherwise completely fictional "GKZ-45 Mark3" Wonder Weapon from the Call of Duty: Black Ops III map Gorod Krovi, implying the RAI K is a successor to it. This is backed up by it operating like a more powerful version of the GKZ; a powerful laser bolt firing weapon with a secondary, grenade-type fire that explodes when shot at with the former.

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 A1 - 5.56x45mm NATO
The AUG A1 in service on an estate in the Hollywood Hills.
Looking through the integral Swarovski scope. The offset backup iron sights are modelled correctly, but the reticle is incorrect.
Inspecting the rifle.
Checking the magazine.
The AUG is one of the few weapons in game to correctly track how many rounds are available in each mag, as can be seen with this empty magazine with follower visibly modeled. Unfortunately, Cold War does not model the last round bolt hold open mechanism that the IRL AUG A1 has.
Checking the ejection port.
Removing the magazine during a reload.
Inserting a fresh magazine.
Slapping the charging handle home.

Steyr AUG A2

Equipping any optical attachments turns the weapon into an anachronistic AUG A2.

Steyr AUG Special Receiver - 5.56x45mm NATO
The AUG A2 build.

Tokarev SVT-40

The SVT-40 is used by some Red Army soldiers in the intro cinematic of the Zombies map Die Maschine.

Tokarev SVT-40 - 7.62x54mmR


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.

Mockup of an XM16E1 rifle with 20-round magazine - 5.56x45mm NATO. This can be identified as a mockup by its full magazine fence and strengthened front pivot point, neither of which appeared on the XM16E1.
Bell holds an XM16E1 in a Vietnamese village.


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.

Colt Model 609 / XM177E1 - 5.56x45mm NATO. This is a late model with a full fence lower.
A1 "Birdcage" flash hider
The XM177E1 in Gunsmith.
The XM177E1 wielded by CIA agent Russel Adler. Note the MACV-SOG patch on the sling, yet another throwback to the iconic Black Ops 1 "Commando".
Aiming down the sights at some communist concrete.
The updated sights, which now block less of the screen. This was changed in Season 4 for a few other weapons too, including the QBZ and the Ak 5.
Inspecting involves checking the magazine.
Then tapping it against the magwell, reinserting the magazine, and performing a chamber check. The phrase "This is my rifle" can be seen marked on the ejection port's cover, a reference to the USMC's Rifleman's Creed.
Note the animated bolt release catch, as well as an animated magazine release tab actuating as the player character ejects and inserts magazines.
The last step for default reloads is a firm jerk of the charging handle.
The "Inconspicuous" variant as seen the Warzone preview.

Sniper Rifles

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.

Accuracy International PM - 7.62x51mm NATO
Accuracy International AW - 7.62x51mm NATO
The hybrid Accuracy International rifle in Gunsmith.
The hybrid Accuracy International rifle on a Miami Beach boardwalk.
Initiating the inspect animation.
Good view of the other side.
Taking out the magazine.
Chambering new 7.62x51mm round.
Ready to go.

Barrett M82A1M

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.

Barrett M82A1M - .50 BMG
M82preview BOCW.jpg
The M82A1M in Miami.
Inspecting the M82A1M.
Brass check.
Note the "MOD 82A1" stamped on the magwell.

Mechem NTW-20

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.

Mechem NTW-20 - 20x82mm MG151
SVU Dragunov - 7.62x54mmR, image used to show PSO-1 scope.
The "ZRG 20mm" in Gunsmith preview. Note the oversized PSO-1 and short barrel.

Remington 700PSS

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).

Remington 700PSS with Leupold Mark 4 scope and Harris bipod - .300 Win Mag
The Remington 700 in Gunsmith.
The Remington 700PSS in service in Soviet Uzbekistan.
Turning the gun over to read the engraved "Pelington" manufacturer branding, which is very clearly meant to evoke the Remington trade dress on the real Remington 700.
Inspecting the Remington 700 involves a very elaborate animation, where the player character will eject a live round...
Catching it in their right hand...
Then slipping it back into the chamber and sending the bolt into battery.
Reloading is done with individual rounds.
Woods holding the sniper rifle in a promotional image.

Machine Guns


The CETME Ameli was added in Season 4. It appears under the Spanish Army's designation "MG 82".

CETME Ameli - 5.56x45mm NATO
The CETME Ameli in the battlepass preview screen.
The CETME Ameli in the hands of NATO operator Baker, onboard a luxury yacht.
Aiming down the iron sights.
Inspecting the Spanish LMG.
The other side.
Reloading by racking the charging handle.
Opening the top cover.
Replacing the ammo box.
And inserting a fresh belt into the feed tray.

M134 Minigun

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.

Airsoft handheld M134 Minigun with 'Chainsaw grip' to handle the recoil force. This variant was seen in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. This is an airsoft version which retains the half-circle attachment point for the M60 foregrip from Predator; the real T2 minigun did not have this - (fake) 7.62x51mm NATO
Dillon Aero M134 - 7.62x51mm NATO
The "Death Machine" in the scorestreak selection menu. This configuration resembles the airsoft Classic Army M134-A2 CO2/HPA.
The M134 at the far right, in both door and subsystem mounts. Note that Black Ops Cold War continues the Modern Warfare trend of fictionalizing its vehicles, evident by the addition of backwards Pave Low style air intakes and overall stylized appearance of the faux Huey.

"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.

General Dynamics GAU-19/A - .50 BMG


The M60 is one of the machine guns in BOCW; it is the original model, as opposed to the M60E3 featured in past games.

M60 gun with bipod folded - 7.62x51mm NATO
The M60 in Gunsmith. The belt box only holds 75 rounds by default instead of 100, though it has a correct capacity in Warzone.
The M60 in the lobby of a fancy Miami Beach hotel.
Aiming down the sights.
Woods holds the M60 up in the inspect animation.
Getting a good look at the ammo box, note the rounds in the belt appear to have struck primers.
Checking out the charging handle and link ejection port.
Pulling the charging handle.
Pushing it back into position.
After the cover is opened, the remaining M13 belt link is swiped away. This is the only difference between an empty and partially-empty reload.
Removing the ammo box.
Inserting a full ammo box into its hang slit.
Aligning the belt.
Closing the M60's cover lid. Using fast mags produces a different reloading animation where the cover isn't flipped up, and the belt is instead pushed into the gun, which is then charged twice to put the round in place.


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.

In the campaign, it is used by Soviet forces in 1981, at a time when it had already been phased out in favor of the PKM and the RPK-74.

RPD - 7.62x39mm
The RPD in Gunsmith. It only holds 50 rounds (formerly 75) by default instead of 100 in its belt container.
The RPD in use on a Nicaraguan cartel plantation.
Looking through the iron sights.
Inspecting the RPD.
Turning the RPD over.
Racking the charging handle.
Lifting the dust cover.
Feeding the new ammo belt in.
Adler and Belikov brandish RPDs as they prepare to shoot their way out of KGB headquarters.

Stoner 63A

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.

Stoner 63A, Commando configuration (Mark 23 Mod 0) - 5.56x45mm NATO
Stoner 63, light machine gun configuration (XM207) - 5.56x45mm NATO
The Stoner 63 in Gunsmith. Like the M60, it only holds 75 rounds by default instead of 100 in its belt box.
The Stoner 63 in Nuketown.
Aiming down the sights.
Initiating inspect animation.
Checking the right hand side.
Taking out the ammo box.
Inserting a fresh ammo box.
Taking the new belt of 5.56x45mm. Like the RPD and the M60, the Fast Mags reload animation shows the belt being pulled through the gun rather than put into the gun after flipping up the feed tray cover.


FIM-43 Redeye

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.

Dummy FIM-43 Redeye Block I/II with sling - 70mm
The Redeye in Gunsmith.


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.

GP-25 - 40mm
The Requiem Operator readies his Vortex launcher. Rather than relying on its own source of ammunition, the launcher instead takes ten shots from the magazine every time it is fired.
Wires between the launcher and the main body of the gun can be better seen while reloading.

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.

Hawk MM1 grenade launcher - 40x46mm
The Hawk MM1 in the scorestreak selection menu.
The MM1 as seen in the beta.

M79 grenade launcher

The M79 grenade launcher is one of the launchers in the game.

M79 grenade launcher - 40x46mm
The M79.
The M79 in Nuketown.
Looking down the ladder sight.
The inspect animation for the M79 is very simple, with the player character turning it over from left to right.
The other side.
Ejecting the spent 40mm casing.
Reloading with another round.
Flipping the breech shut.


The RPG-7 is one of the launchers in BOCW.

RPG-7 - 40mm
The RPG-7 in Gunsmith.


F-1 Hand Grenade

Several multiplayer character skins have unusable F-1 Hand Grenades attached to the belt.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation Hand Grenade
The "Artist" skin for the operator Portnova from season 2 in-game.
The "Violent Nature" skin in-game.
The "Meltdown" skin in-game.

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.

M18 smoke grenade, yellow
An M18 with an incorrect "WHITE" marking on a soldier.
An unusable unprimed M18 releasing endless, incorrectly-colored smoke.
Screen-used stunt AN/M8 smoke grenade (Marc Lee's; with a foam magazine) from American Sniper. Image used to illustrate Naga's inverted color M18 grenades.

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.

M26 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
The "Wrecking Ball" skin in-game.

M34 White Phosphorous grenade

The M34 White Phosphorous grenade appears as the "Smoke Grenade".

M34 White Phosphorous grenade.
The "Smoke Grenade" in the loadout.

M67 hand grenade

The M67 hand grenade appears as the "Frag". It is also depicted on the "Quartermaster" perk.

M67 fragmentation grenade.
A M67 frag grenade in the "Lethal" equipment section.

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".

M83 TA smoke grenade

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.

M84 stun grenade
M84 stun grenades seen in the arsenal of a Perseus team in the multiplayer reveal trailer.

Mk 2 hand grenade

The Mk 2 hand grenade is seen in the key art for the game's beta.

Mk 2 hand grenade
COD CWBO Beta Key Art.jpg

MK3A2 offensive hand grenade

The MK3A2 concussion grenade appears as the "Stun Grenade".

MK3A2 offensive hand grenade
The MK3A2 as seen in the loadout section.

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.

Rheinmetall MK13 Mod 0 BTV-EL flash grenade
Adler with an MK 13 flashbang on his belt.

Model 24 Stielhandgrante

Seven unusable Model 24 Stielhandgranates can be seen on the "Die Maschine" Zombies map, right behind the Kingtiger tank.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
Looking at "potato mashers".
Closer view of three stick grenades, it appears that the model is reused from Black Ops III and Black Ops 4.


Unusable RGD-5 grenades are visible on the harness of multiplayer operators Portnova and Garcia and on Naga's "Warlord" skin.

RGD-5 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Garcia's character model on the beta's main multiplayer screen.


Also seen hanging on Garcia's belt is an RG-42 hand grenade.

RG-42 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
The RG-42 is just barely visible on Garcia's belt, by his left hip.

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.

Simulator Hand Grenade M116A1 with pullcord fuse
The M116A1 in the operator loadout menu.

TM-46 anti-tank mine

A cosmetically modified TM-46 anti-tank mine appears as the "Proximity Mine" field upgrade.

TM-46 anti-tank mine
The Proximity Mine on the ground.

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.

Type 67 High-Explosive Fragmentation stick grenade
Bell looks at a dead Vietcong fighter.
The "Last One Standing" skin in-game.

Mounted Weapons

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.

8.8 cm FlaK 37 (note the pointer dials, the rectangular boxes on the side of the gun cradle with two circles) - 88x571mm R
In a truly Bond villain fashion, "Perseus" have mated the poor Flak 37 to a Czechoslovakian towed 30-mm anti-aircraft installation ZK.453.
As evident from this image, the combination of a much larger Flak 37 with the ZK.453 carriage is dubious to work in reality as the latter is obviously designed for a smaller weapon.

30mm ZK.453

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 M2 Aircraft, Fixed - .50 BMG
Browning M2 Aircraft, flexible - .50 BMG
Looking at the top turret with two mounted Brownings.
The barrel of a waist gunner position.
A rear view of the same MG inside the bomber shows the spade grips of the flexible Browning variant. The last two MGs of the tail gunner position can be seen outside the map.

Browning M2HB

Browning M2HBs are mounted on M1 Abrams tanks.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG

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.

DShKM - 12.7x108mm

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.

GE M61 Vulcan Cannon - 20x102mm
Phalanx Block 1 CIWS - 20x102mm
A Tomcat launching into the danger zone from the supercarrier, with CIWS visible on both sides of the bow.

M40 Recoilless Rifle

The M40 Recoilless Rifle is seen on jeeps inside Camp Haskins.

M40 Recoilless Rifle (Licensed in Japan as the Type 60) mounted on Type 73 Kyu jeep - 106mm Rocket


The Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf. B Tiger II "Königstiger" heavy tank on the "Die Maschine" Zombies map has a hull-mounted MG34.

MG34 Panzerlauf with stock fitted - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The hull-mounted MG34. It appears that the weapon plus the entire tank model are reused from Black Ops III.


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.

MG42 with drum magazine - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An MG42 in Vietnam. It appears that the model is lifted from Black Ops III.

Yakushev-Borzov Yak-B

A Yakushev-Borzov Yak-B is mounted on in-game Hind-D attack helicopters.

Closeup of Yakushev-Borzov Yak-B mounted on Mi-24 Hind-D - 12.7x108mm
The chin-mounted Yak-B as seen in the vehicle customization menu in Cold War.

Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-23

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".

Grayzev-Shipunov GSh-23 with ammo belt - 23x115mm


Super Bazooka

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.

The "R1 Shadowhunter" in the gunsmith preview menu.

China Lake Grenade Launcher

The M79's master calling card shows a China Lake Launcher instead of a proper M79.

China Lake Launcher - 40x46mm

Colt Single Action Army

Two Colt SAA revolvers are seen in the "Dead Still" calling card.

Colt Single Action Army with 7.5" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model - .45 Long Colt

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.

Opposite side view of an M41A Pulse Rifle from Aliens.
BOCW alien rifle.jpg

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.

DKS-501 Sniper Rifle from Fallout 3.

IWI Galil ACE 21

A soldier wields two Galil ACE 21s in the "Armed To The Teeth" calling card.

IWI Galil ACE 21 - 5.56x45mm NATO

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 98 Custom Paintball Marker - .62 caliber

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.

A Tippmann X7 G36 paintball gun.

M1 Garand

What appears to be M1 Garands are seen on the "Down Range" bundle picture.

M1 Garand - .30-06.
The last WWII-style American soldier on the right carries the rifle.

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.

M114 Howitzer - 155mm
The selection menu artwork for the "Artillery" scorestreak shows an M114 battery. This reflects their usage in the context of the Vietnam War through the game's Southeast Asian multiplayer maps are set in the 80s.
The barrels of the howitzers can be seen in the distance.

Matchlock Musket

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.

European Matchlock musket.

Mosin-Nagant M91/30

A scoped Mosin-Nagant M91/30 is seen in the "Power Killer" calling card.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 Sniper Rifle with PE scope - 7.62x54mm R
The rifle is equipped with a PEM sniper scope instead of the better-known PU scope.

Recurve Bow

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.

Valmet M76F

A Valmet M76F is seen in the City Ripper bundle picture.

Valmet M76F with side folding tubular stock - 5.56x45mm NATO

Walther PPK

A suppressed Walther PPK is seen held by Adler in the "Action Packed" calling card.

Walther PPK with a sound suppressor - .380 ACP (Brown factory grips).

Winchester Model 1873

What appears to be a Winchester Model 1873 is seen in the "One Shot Kill" calling card.

Winchester Model 1873 carbine - 1st generation rifle - 44-40 Winchester
BOCW CC repeater.jpg

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.

L85A2 with iron sights - 5.56x45mm NATO
BOCW CC L85.jpg

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.

M9 Flamethrower with M2 wand

"Marshal 16"

The fictional "Marshal 16" from Black Ops III appears as the "Classic Marshal" charm.

Marshal16 BO3.jpg

See Also

World War II Games Call of Duty (United Offensive)  •  Call of Duty 2  •  Call of Duty 3  •  Roads to Victory  •  WWII  •  Vanguard
Modern Warfare Series Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare / MW Remastered  •  Modern Warfare 2 / MW2 Campaign Remastered  •  Modern Warfare 3  •  Modern Warfare (2019)
Black Ops Series World at War  •  Black Ops  •  Black Ops II  •  Black Ops III  •  Black Ops 4  •  Black Ops Cold War
Standalone Games Call of Duty Online  •  Ghosts  •  Advanced Warfare  •  Infinite Warfare

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