Best AK47 Loadout in Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War

The AK47 is the third assault rifle and this is the best AK47 loadout in Call of Duty Cold War you can equip so far. The guide will show all the details and the thought process that went through when choosing among the diverse amounts of attachments available.

AK47 Attachments

As you can see from the video above, it is still extremely accurate against enemies 10 or more meters away. It is also potent for close-range hip-fire but it is all because of the attachments with the Gunfighter wildcard. Most assault rifles will need to use the Gunfighter wildcard because of the number of improvements each attachment can do to it.

Here are the best attachments to use for the AK47 and the thought process in picking them.

  • Kobra Red Dot
  • Agency Suppressor
  • 18.2″ Paratrooper
  • Foregrip
  • Steady Aim Laser
  • Sprint Pad
  • 40 Rd
  • Quickdraw Handle

For the optics, you can choose any of them except for those with higher magnification such as X2 and so on. It will help for longer duels but you can do the same with the Millstop Reflex or the Kobra Red Dot. Train yourself to fight with short optics in long-range duels.

Agency Suppressor is amazing as it hides your location in the minimap while shooting. It sacrifices a bit of damage and range but it is worth it if you like to hunt fast for kills. The Muzzle Brake 7.62 can reduce the number of hits it takes to kill an enemy by 1 shot in mid-range fights making it a viable option. The AK47 is already strong enough so its firepower is already decent especially with the next attachment.

18.2″ Paratrooper adds more effective range and damage in exchange for less aiming move speed. You would not need any aiming move speed anyway because of the slower pacing of the gun.

Foregrip for more horizontal recoil control to easily chase enemies sprinting or support with spray transfers. This is more helpful than the rest of the options available for the handle so this is a staple attachment for the weapon.

Steady Aim Laser for hip-fire accuracy which can happen more frequently in smaller maps or buildings. Avoid the SWAT 5MW Laser Sight since it slows your aiming speed. Aiming speed is crucial advantage to have in duels.

While it says it the description that the Tactical Stock increases aiming stability, it is not mentioned in the pros and cons table. I suggest using Sprint Pad because sprint out speed is more usable than aiming move speed.

Use 40 RD magazines for more ammo and size. Fast Mag is a viable option for faster pace and would be paired well with the Scavenger perk.

Quickdraw Handle is the only option here because sprint out speed is needed here. It is not worth sacrificing for the extra aiming speed if you choose the Mike Force Rear Grip.

Equipment, Perks and Killstreaks

Most of these choices do not have a big impact and you can choose any one of these based on your personal preference. There are a few perks that are a must-have which will be mentioned.

Equipment

Use stun grenades, frag grenades and a SAM Turret. Swapping the stun grenades for smoke grenades can be viable for capturing points so it will depend on what type of game mode you are playing. It can be hard to secure points with multiple angles to cover and smoking a whole side of an area for a retake will certainly help your team.

Perks

The perks that you should use are Flak Jacket, Scavenger and Ghost. This combination will efficiently help aggressive playstyles. The other viable options are Tracker to replace Scavenger and Cold Blooded to replace Ghost. You can check out all the perks here.

Killstreaks

Use the Spy Plane, Napalm Strike and Attack Helicopter for your killstreaks. You can swap most of the killstreaks but always keep the Spy Plane. Never include the RC-XD killstreak because it is just too slow for any game mode that allows players to respawn instantly.

AK47 Tips and Tricks

  • The 18.2″ Paratrooper adds enough damage and effective range that it negates the reduction from the Agency Suppressor
  • AK47 can kill enemies with 3 shots to the torso at around 10-20 meters
  • Make use of walls and cover when sprinting around the map

Conclusion

AK47 is one of the best assault rifles because of its high damage and ability to fight in much longer distances compared to its competition. There are multiple ways you can tweak the loadout but remember to always stick the must-have attachments mentioned.