Best Type 821 Loadout in Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War

The Type 821 is one of the three submachine guns in Black Ops: Cold War. It is the gun with one of the fastest fire rates in the game and has a decent magazine size. There are several options you can tweak with the loadout which can depend on your playstyle. This is the best Type 821 loadout in Call of Duty Cold War that I came up with and you can use it to bolster that KDR.

Type 821 Attachments

For the showcase video above, you can see that the Type 821 is an absolute meat grinder in close-range combat. Great hip-fire accuracy, decent magazine size and can be fairly accurate in mid-range. Here are the attachments used for the Type 821.

  • Kobra Red Dot
  • Muzzle Brake 9
  • 9.2″ Paratrooper
  • Foregrip
  • Steady Aim Laser
  • Sprint Pad
  • 45Rd Speed Mag
  • Quickdraw Handle

Kobra Red Dot is my preferred choice for the optics but Millstop Reflex can be also good. My reasoning for the Kobra Red Dot is to help mid-range duels which can happen quite often. In the showcase video above, you can see that it is decently accurate and it is because of the support from the Kobra Red Dot.

Muzzle Brake 9 is the attachment of choice for more control and you would not need any stealth for this gun with any suppressor. The playstyle for this weapon is to always go out with guns blazing.

The 9.2″ Paratrooper adds much-needed firepower and effective range to support mid-range fights but sacrifices aiming move speed. It is not a big factor to lose and the added damage output is definitely worth it in the long run.

The foregrip is my unpopular or niche choice over the more popular Marshal Foregrip. Horizontal recoil control is great when chasing enemies and you will find that it happens quite frequently in a match. The Marshal Foregrip is also great because of the added mobility overall but it is not required and you can still play at a fast pace without it.

Steady Aim Laser and SWAT 5MW Laser sight attachments are interchangeable. The latter provides more hip-fire accuracy in exchange for aiming speed. I based this build around fixing the weapon’s weakness which is its short range which is why I prefer the Steady Aim Laser attachment.

Sprint Pad is the obvious choice for the next one and it will aid you at around 90% of the match.

45Rd Speed Mag and Fast Mag are interchangeable. 30 rounds are already decent for the gun but the 45 round magazine gives you the opportunity to kill more than 3 players in a single clip when flanking or entering their spawn location.

The Quickdraw Handle attachment is the only choice here and you would not want to sacrifice sprint out speed by choosing Mike Force Rear Grip.

Equipment, Perks and Killstreaks

Most of these choices do not gravely impact the loadout 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.


The stun grenades and frag grenades are the best options. I choose the Jammer over the other equipment to help support the team. You can bring the SAM turret for support as well.


Scavenger is a must-have perk for obvious reasons. The moment you survive for a decent amount of time, you will find yourself constantly looking for ammo, and picking up other weapons is possible but not ideal. This is definitely the pick if you aim for those higher streaks otherwise, you can choose tracker and just pick up extra ammo from your dead body throughout the game.


Use the Spy Plane, Attack Helicopter and Chopper Gunner 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. The Attack Helicopter and Chopper Gunner are two of the hardest killstreaks to attain. This is good because you would not want to stop for anything to set up other killstreaks like the Artillery or Napalm Strike.

Type 821 Tips and Tricks

  • You can start spraying your gun even before you can see your optics when you aim down sights. It is a great strategy and you can get lucky with a few hip-fire shots to start
  • Always loot ammo packs from dead bodies with your Scavenger, if you chose a different perk, you can loot your own dead body for more ammo
  • Avoid long hallways, open spaces and certain camp spots because you will be at a disadvantage fighting that way
  • Break any equipment you see to help the team
  • You do not have to capture the point in Domination mode if you have not enough teammates to support you. In the showcase video at 0:40 above, you can thin out the enemies first before you start capturing the point. Unnecessarily dying early until your team can enter is a complete waste


In my opinion, Type 821 is one of the most overpowered guns in the game. It is the best close-range weapon and has an absurdly accurate hip-fire. It can also fight in mid-range battles with not much damage reduction. If it fits your fast playstyle, this is the best loadout you can use and you will eventually start calling down Chopper Gunners every single match.