However, with Blacktops Cold War, the Sniper Rifles have regressed back to how terrible they used to be. With the loss of Double Tap 2.0, Sniper Rifles lose what made them viable to begin with.
The Pump Action Shotgun does a ton of damage, and when upgraded tears through the zombie horde. As an added bonus, the Bauer 77 is a wall weapon, meaning you can save some Salvage since you won't have to upgrade it to a Green Tier.
Even on the first round of the game, it's rare for zombies to be killed with it in one hit. You don't have to drop in and upgrade it, as it's available early on in the game as a wall weapon that's already a blue rarity.
Fully upgraded, the Gallo SA12 can even easily deal with max health Megatons without the need for Ring Of Fire. It's one of the few guns in the game that can kill a zombie in one-shot even when they're at maximum health.
If you're not shooting the head, the Magnum is going to do practically no damage, to the point it feels like you're just meeting zombies. This isn't a huge problem in early rounds, however, as zombies speed increases this becomes a near-impossible task.
Taking time to aim for the head isn't something you can do when zombies are moving too quickly, and the Magnum will start to fail you. The DSP 45 is one of the worst guns in the game, having the dishonor of being bad in both Multiplayer and Zombies (something very rare in Blacktops Cold War).
It does poor damage, even after upgrades, and is too slow to reliably kill zombies. Perhaps if Double Tap ever gets added it may get improved, but where it stands now it's one of the worst options.
The Ray Gun deals out tons of damage, and generally can be constantly refreshed with ammo every round. Sniper Rifles are the worst kind of weapon in Cold War Zombies.
Due to its higher rate of fire, it has a lower damage output. With the low bullet penetration Sniper Rifles have, this makes it even worse than the other ones.
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However, in Call of Duty: Blacktops Cold War’s Zombies mode, players not only have the usual means of acquiring some firepower through the mystery box, wall weapons, or Easter egg rewards, but they can now head into the fight with a custom loadout using any gun they’ve unlocked in the game so far. There’s no definitive answer to what the best weapon in Blacktops Cold War’s Zombies mode is as it can vary through each play through, and on your own play style.
However, as upgrades and the prospect of Pack-a-Punching come into play later in the game, other weapons emerge as top picks for clearing the massive waves of enemies and chunking damage out of bosses. There is also a melee bonus in Blacktops Cold War Zombies which means that using the knife will rack up a tonne of points for you to spend on future weapon upgrades, perks, and clearing doorways and blockades.
To partner the Knife, we recommend the Healing Aura field upgrade, especially if playing solo. When levelled up using Ethereum crystals, Healing Aura can also knock back zombies, stun bosses, and create a beam that revives allies.
Other honorable mentions for starting weapons include the Stoner LEG for its high ammo count and decent damage, and the Gallo SA12 shotgun, which will one shot enemies for a fair few rounds. Our top picks to chuck in the machine are the M16, the Gallo SA12 shotgun, the Ray Gun (if you’re lucky enough to pull one from the mystery box), and the Knife.
The XM4 and the Stoner LEG are also good alternatives to Pack-a-Punch, but the extended burst fire and high critical damage makes the M16 a beast once upgraded. It does massive damage to bosses, will turn zombies into crawlers if you fire it at the surrounding ground, and can clear trains extremely quickly.
It can be brought into the game with your starting loadout, can be purchased as a Tier 3 wall weapon early on at the crash site section of Die Machine, and when Pack-a-Punched becomes arguably the best gun for clearing hordes of the undead. This means you could walk around with, say, a Ray Gun, and if you get into bother and need to reload, you can one hit melee your way out without switching to the Knife.
As mentioned before, spend your Ethereum Crystals on the melee upgrade to make sure you’re always one-hitting zombies, even with your primary weapon out. While Healing Aura is a great field upgrade for starting loadouts, we think Ring of Fire is the best for high-round runs.
They’ll get you out of tricky spots and can bunch up zombies, so you can go on a safe knifing spree to conserve ammo. Lethal grenades don’t really play much of a role in the high round meta, but a C4 or Molotov is good for damaging multiple zombies at once.
Other things to consider, of course, include getting yourself a full set of perks and holding onto a Self-Revive Support by either crafting one or getting lucky with a random loot drop. Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Blacktops Cold War can be approached in a number of different ways, from searching for Easter eggs and hunting Dark Ether crystals to simply shredding zombies with the mode's best weapons.
The Ray Gun has seen its ups and downs in terms of power since its first appearance in Call of Duty: World at War, but Cold War has made this weapon a viable zombie killer once again. It uses powerful projectiles that blast through waves of zombies like a hot knife through butter.
The Ray Gun appears (extremely) rarely inside mystery boxes. The RPD is another legendary weapon that has performed very well in Zombies mode over the years.
Barrel : 16.9” MAC Division Under barrel : MI6 Ergonomic Grip Magazine : Salvo 85 Rd Fast Mag Body : SWAT 5mW Laser Sight Muzzle : Muzzle Brake 7.62 Stock : Tactical Stock Perks : Pack-A-Punch, Speed Cola When upgraded via a Pack-A-Punch machine, it turns into the Skullsplitter, which is a bulkier and even more dangerous version of the M16.
Barrel : 20.5 Task Force Under barrel : Field Agent Foregrip Magazine : Salvo 54 And Fast Mag Body : SWAT 5mw Laser Sight Muzzle : Silencer Handle : Task Force Rear Grip Stock : Raider Pad Perks : Pack-A-Punch, Speed Cola It has a high fire rate and quite an impressive range, which is good for taking out zombies from a distance.
Barrel : 13.5” Task Force Under barrel : SOD Speed grip Magazine : SAS Mag Clamp Body : OF Target Designated Muzzle : Flash guard 5.56 Handle : Airborne Elastic Wrap Stock : Raider Pad Perks : Cold Blooded, Ghost, Pack-A-Punch If you want to up the difficulty in Zombies, you can simply use the Knife, which is the perfect melee weapon.
The best part is that you can upgrade it by way of a Pack-A-Punch machine, which will turn it into the Closing Argument. These are the best weapons for Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Blacktops Cold War.
For more on Call of Duty: Blacktops Cold War, visit the game's main page for more tips and tricks, as well as our official review. Well, you might be able to do that with our complete guide on the best zombies perks in Blacktops Cold War.
Aside from granting you enhanced skills and stats, they can provide boosts to your team as a whole too. Now, most Call of Duty games feature umpteen perks and only allow the player to carry a limited amount of them.
Blacktops Cold War dispenses with the notion of selective picking and instead says “if you can afford it, buy it”. Given the unpredictable and volatile nature of zombies, it’s hard to say for sure what will happen on your run.
), risking your own neck to save teammates, and buying weapons etc, money will be scarce. Everyone has had that scenario in which they run headfirst into a random room, and it happens to be populated with every zombie in that particular round.
Furthermore, it’s fantastic for rushing to a teammate to revive them and also increases your base movement when walking/aiming. Juggling couldn’t be any higher on this list even if climbed to the top of the Burj Khalifa and professed its claim as best perk ever”.
More health, more chances of survival, and a necessity for long games of zombies. Immensely useful for the later rounds when even fodder zombies hit like Mike Tyson.