Top 10 Best Call of Duty: Black Ops II Multiplayer Weapons

The Top Ten
1 AN-94

As versatile as it gets, this rifle is a beast in multiplayer. Since the first two rounds fire faster, it is wise to "tap" the trigger instead of holding it down to gain maximum damage output. You can customize this weapon to your liking very easily, and it is useful in any situation.

To fully appreciate this weapon, you have to play it to believe it.

This gun is overpowered! The first two shots will trump anything in its path. If you burst fire it... God! I am leaving. The damage output is also pretty high, but if you're looking for more damage, get a Scar-H.

The iron sights are also one of the best, so don't waste an attachment on the sights.


Just saying, the foregrip has been proven to only change the accuracy of the gun by 2% (1% for assault rifles and LMGs). So, it is almost impossible for the recoil to be a less noticeable issue with a grip compared to without.

That being said, I do agree that the MSMC is an incredibly versatile weapon that I love for its lack of necessary attachments. Several weapons can't even function without certain attachments (e.g., KSG with quickdraw), but this weapon is useful with or without any alterations, allowing for more room in customization (as long as an attachment point isn't wasted on the grip).

3 Remington 870 MCS

I agree that this is the best shotgun in the game! But it's useless at long range, so it's a good idea to get an Overkill wildcard and use an SMG or a Type 25 with ACOG sights.

Tip: Don't replace the iron sights with anything! The best attachment for this badass shotgun is the long barrel, releasing a hilarious storm of rage from noobs and even pros. This shotgun is great for campers or runners as it is a one-shot kill. But if you are a runner and using this shotgun, jump and shoot if anyone runs into you. This thing's accuracy is beyond physics at close range. You don't even need to aim, great for beginners!

4 DSR 50

I've used the DSR 50, and it has the largest one-hit kill area of any sniper rifle, with a shot anywhere above the waist. Despite being outclassed in a couple of areas, the DSR is my go-to sniper rifle and is the number 1 sniper in my opinion.

This is a great bolt-action sniper rifle for beginner quickscopers because the ADS is a tiny bit slower than the Ballista. This allows a little bit more time to aim and makes it easier to blackscope. Almost always a one-hit kill on core, the DSR-50 doesn't need to be #1, but it definitely deserves its current spot on the list.


This was my first gold gun. It was easy because of the damage and moderate recoil. It is pretty well balanced, and is easy to aim and kill people with. An amazing gun, it deserves a spot up in the top 5, I think, but that's just me.

Let's see. High damage: Check. Good iron sights: Check. Being able to outgun any weapon in medium-long range: Check.

While the AN-94 deserves the number 1 spot for being more versatile than this, this should be higher on the list.

The SCAR-H is one of the best assault rifles in the game. Damage is high, the rate of fire is decent, and the recoil is good. I think it is underrated. I use it for medium to long-range combat.

6 M27

The M27 has been my favorite weapon since I unlocked it. This weapon has never let me down. I don't think I've ever lost in a gunfight with this weapon equipped. It is a fast, agile gun with great accuracy and pretty good damage and fire rate.

The iron sights work well as a scope in itself, so it'll free up another weapon perk.

This gun is the best, definitely deserves a higher spot. Its fire rate is like an SMG with amazing range. The grip, suppressor, and red dot sight are must-haves. Screw the cheerleader, this is my prom date.

7 PDW-57

Awesome clip size, sweet damage at all ranges, and its recoil is more than manageable. It also has the upside of looking awesome and having a really cool reloading animation.

The PDW-57 has amazing aim. You don't need sights. It has no recoil. If you put a laser sight on it, your aim and hip fire won't generally miss.

The range is good for BO2 maps, and putting FMJ on it makes a difference, especially on Nuketown. Everyone loves Nuketown, so it will get voted for in the lobby. I find it extremely challenging to lose gunfights against any automatic gun, and those are most used.

8 Type 25

Currently trying to get this gun gold. In my opinion, it is a very good gun, probably the second-best AR besides the MTAR. Great at close range due to its high ROF and still amazing at long range due to low recoil.

My only complaint about this gun is its inconsistent time to kill. Sometimes it's really fast, other times you have to put a whole clip into the enemy.

Love the fire rate. Use this on a map like Hijacked, and you won't lose a single gunfight.

Beastly fire rate with consistent range. Kind of like having an AR range with an SMG fire rate. Perfect with QuickDraw and Stock.

9 Ballista

DSR 50 by far. Deadly from the waist up, while the rest are deadly only from the chest up.

I think this gun is the best because it is so easy for quickscoping!

10 Vector K10

Best gun in the game! High fire rate, decent damage, good range and accuracy, and a good reload speed. Consider it the MPL from the original Black Ops.

This is the best gun in Black Ops 2. This gun has the complete package for a rusher and a camper. Should be number 1. Good iron sights, which saves space for needed attachments like FMJ and suppressors. Use these two attachments, and you have the god weapon.

Use it with select fire and QuickDraw. It destroys everyone. Also, I just got an 11-kill streak with it even though I'm not a brilliant player.

The Contenders
11 Peacekeeper

The Ballista is better than the DSR, and the Peacekeeper is the best gun in Black Ops 2. Also, the LSAT, which is pretty underrated, should be somewhere in the top 5.

This kills the other team. Put Rapid Fire, Grip, and Suppressor on it, and it's a beast.

12 SMR

I want to open by saying this gun isn't a 'top 5' gun. However, it is a pretty well-rounded gun. I don't like how the stats read this gun in BO2. It's not accurate.

It actually can have a moderately high fire rate. The reload rate is slightly faster than other AR weapons, and it kills in two to three hits at long range with a silencer (two hits without). It does have a slightly higher recoil than the FAL, but the kick has a pattern. Its hip fire is a very tight spread, which is a plus, and it shoots through walls with impressive damage.

So, it doesn't dominate, obviously. But it is a very good gun, and I believe many fans of automatic could adjust well to this gun. Of course, it's all opinion, so there will always be those who disagree with me.

13 M8A1

This is the best weapon - three bullets burst, absolute madness. How is this #15? It should be #1! Pure world-class, one of the most decorated guns in the game. I even consider it better than all of the guns in the game.

By the way, how is Remington there? M8A1 is the best weapon in the world.

Definitely underrated on this list. In my opinion, the best assault rifle in BO2. With its 4-burst, pretty high rate of fire, and pretty good damage rating, it is definitely a beast. If accurate, 1 burst headshots and 2 burst body shots.

Fun fact: If you have it on burst and tap the fire button, it almost goes back to fully auto.


The MTAR sucks in zombies because of the load of recoil. But guess what, they patched it and renewed it in Black Ops 2. This gun has minimal recoil and a good iron sight with a medium fire rate. I would rather go with the M8A1, but... this gun is better for taking out loads of hackers, cheaters, and even masters.

I recommend this gun in order to be a Call of Duty Black Ops 2 expert. Note: Use either a foregrip or quickdraw grip. This will let you look around easier while aiming.

Is it just me, or when you only equip a suppressor do you get really high kill streaks? I have a 589-0 streak with that gun with a suppressor, still unbroken.

15 S12

Pretty much the Remington but semi-auto. Beast at close range.

16 Skorpion EVO

Damn, this gun may have a fast fire rate, but as we all know, it is a badass gun, as well as any other gun. It has accuracy and reloading speed, and it has decent damage and a hella good fire rate.

Extremely awesome with a grip - fixes most of the super ultra recoil.

Crazy gun, this is! Has awesome speed and accuracy.


I can't believe how underrated this is on here. Top 3 gun for sure. Thermal + quick scope destroys. I also use FMJ or silencer as the third attachment depending on the game. I destroy with this, and I am a mediocre player. MTAR and Vector are my backups - they rock too.

In my opinion, the best gun in the game. Clearly the best LMG. It's so strong in every aspect. The one downside is how long reloading takes.

This gun has almost no recoil, great damage, and range. I literally use it as a sniper along with FMJ bullets and the infrared scope. I totally wreck the other team and come out on top in mine.

18 MP7

A solid weapon. Range, accuracy, and fast handling - it has everything. Nothing elite about it, but very good in every aspect.

One of the strongest SMGs due to its great damage, accuracy, and range. Definitely underrated.

So versatile, great range, amazing damage, and great speed.

19 Five-Seven

If you have a rapid trigger finger, you can beast with this weapon. I actually got 107-0 with this weapon.


Not the greatest weapon. Either go for the LSAT or the QBB LSW. The one thing you can do is put a hybrid optic on it, and it's a beauty. There are better options, but it still is a very strong gun.

What a beast of an LMG, this bad boy got me my first real kill spree of 25 kills. Awesome damage, long-distance shooting, good fire rate, minimal recoil with a stock.

21 Chicom CQB

The Chicom is a great gun. I put fast mags, a long barrel, and quickdraw on it, and I can dominate Nuketown every time.

22 Mk 48

First LMG I unlocked, I decided to start with the HAMR solely because of zombies. But, I switched around Prestige 2. Great weapon for maps like Standoff where there are snipers behind walls. I found it best to add EOTech, Fore Grip, and FMJ.

Best gun for long and short range. High damage, very stable. Works best with target finder. Use FMJ with it, and you will never lose a match.

23 Tac-45

The best pistol. Back-to-back World War champ, this is a tactically upgraded 1911. High damage, very accurate. No need for a 20-round mag.

I have a whole class dedicated to a Tac... and I get kills. Enough said.

The only handgun I use. I love it.


How is this not in the top 10?! This thing is an absolute monster. It has super high damage and a great fire rate when full auto. It's better than the other assault rifles you get early in the game.

It has less recoil and a slightly faster fire rate than the SMR, but it's not quite as lethal. So, I consider the two to be a fairly even match.

Nothing needs to be said when you're dead.

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