Best Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 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 is useful in any situation. To full appreciate this weapon, you have to play it to believe it.

This gun is OVERPOWERED! The first two shots will trump anything in in it's 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 is also one of the best, so don't waste AN attachment on the sights.

This is I think one of the best guns in this game, definitely deserves it's spot. Grip and suppressor and this thing is a killer, I have gotten so many good streaks with this beast, easily my favorite. I like the Type-25 but this definitely is better no offense Type-25

Alright, this bad boy combined with Fast Mags and Stock will devastate the other team. Hands down, best weapon. Worth for a prestige token after Ghost.

Recommended perks: Ghost, Toughness, Dexterity, Hard Wired (for map awareness), Tac Insert and a pistol or a C4

2 Remington 870 MCS

I agree that this is the best shotgun in the game! But useless at long range, so it's a good idea to get a Overkill wildcard and use a 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 things accuracy is beyond physics at close range, you don't even need to aim, great for beginners!

This is complete and utter god mode. you don't die if your even 80% accurate with it! This can't compare to the ksg, spas 12, hs10, or even stakeout! This thing beats all! Shotgun users are all over this thing and I can see why! If you go around areas and kinda lock down a certain area you won't die with it. get 10 feet next to a person he's done. 20 feet? Done! 30 feet with long barrel? Done! This is god mode this needs to be at the tippity top!

This gun was my baby. I was, and am, super good with it, and upon introducing it's magic to my friends they do amazing with it too. Seriously man (or girl), you gotta try this thing. The 1-shot-kill is awesome, and with the right class you are gonna be getting nuclears. Gotta love it.

Best shotgun in the game. Its not the best gun, but just the best shotgun in the game. If you like shotguns, go with this one. No sense wasting unlock tokens on any other shotgun. First shotgun unlocked and the best one.


Just saying, the fore grip 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 noticable issue with grip vs 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 (ex. KSG w/ 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) (;

You can rush spray camp and pretty much do anything with this damn gun. The only downfall is the range... But that's change able with long barrel. Best smug by far and considering bo2 is pretty close quarters my favorite gun. Should be 1 then an then pdw

Ever since the PDW patch this weapon has become the best all around smh in the game. It's good at a short to mid range. It is recommended that you use it with toughness and long barrel. Fun and QuickDraw handle are nice as this gun I meant to win gunfights.

First gun I had two lightning strikes in the same life with. Great for small maps like highjakced and nuketown. Put quickdraw, extended clip and long barrel,you'll be ready to go. Just pack it up with scavenger. Only downfall is range, but in small maps that's not much of a problem

4 Scar-H

Use these attachments:
Hybrid scope
Fore grip
Fast mag

This attachments can help you get scorestreaks faster.
Maybe the perks are:
Hard line
Extreme conditioning
And cold blooded

Thank you.
PS you can change the fast mag to anything you want like fmj or extended clip.

Let's see
High Damage: Check
Good Iron Sights: Check
Being able out gun any weapon in Medium-Long Range: Check
While the AN-94 deserves the number 1 spot for being for versatile than this, this should be higher on the list.

What happened to the SCAR-H? It got buffed, gave it more damage, there's not a lot of recoil.
Damage: 45-33
Rate of Fire: 625 RPM (Slow but high damage makes up for it)
This should be number 1.
The AN-94 is crap.

This was my first gold gun, it was easy since 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

5 DSR 50

This is a great bolt-action sniper rifle for beginner quickscopers, because the ADS is a tiny bit slower than the ballista allowing a little bit more time to aim, and 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.

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 out classed in a couple of areas the DSR is my go to Sniper Rifle and is the number 1 Sniper in my opinion.

You got me there! I used the DSR 50 and even though I'm not a boring camper, I can still pick out targets easily! Although it's a great gun overall, its not a suitable choice for quick scopers as it is heavy and aiming through the sights is painfully slow.

I'd say this is a very good gun for campers and even Quickscopers (ME). The DSR50 is a great gun if you want to learn quickscoping. Largest Hit Kill Area. But if you are a pro with quickscoping, don't even bother

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 I 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. It's fire rate is like an smg with an amazing range. The grip, suppressor, and red dot sight are must haves. Screw the cheerleader, this is my prom date.

M27 has great accuracy. Plus, the m27 has no recoil at all and establishes long range sights.. The m27 has a faster pinpoint accuracy than the AN94.

The iron sights are good, it has absolutely no recoil, the AN-94 kicks like a mule even with Grip. The M27 has a decent fire rate, ok damage but overall, badass gun.

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 an amazing aim you don't need sights. Its has no recoil if you put a laser sight in it your aim and hip fire wont generally miss. The range is good for bo2 maps and putting the FMJ on it makes a difference especially on nuketown every loves nuketown so it will get voted for in the lobby and I find it extremely challenging to loss gun fights against any automatic gun and those are most used

A great short range to mid range gun, enemy will have no chance to withstand it's rapid fire. Also have a very good magazine, it is a true golden monster

This gun has a large mag size so you can get rapid kills, and it has low recoil with a good damage. So this gun is my favorite.


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

Oh come on, the only good thing about this weapon is the quickscoping ability. Bolt action time and damage are crap

Should be number 3 in my opinion I only use this and a five seven and go ham my best kd is a 2.31 with these wepons people underestimate the balista you just put fmj and fast mag on and your set

This is the worst gun in the game, wrong list buddy.

9 Peacekeeper

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 beast

The only downside to this gun is that you have to buy it. Everything else is awesome and it is accurate with a good rate of damage. :D

This gun really does keep the peace by not being able to kill anything


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

MTAR sucks in zombies, because of the load of recoil. but guess what, they patched it and renewed it on black ops 2. this gun has minimum recoil and a good iron sight with a medium fire rate. I would rather go with 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 fore grip or quick draw grip. this will let you look around easier while aiming*

It does decently in every situation. A very versatile weapon. One of my favorites

This is my favorite assault rifle on bo2 multiplayer!

The Contenders
11 Type 25

Currently trying to get this gun gold. In my opinion it is a very good gun probably the 2nd best AR besides the MTAR. Great at close range due to high ROF and is still amazing at long range due to low recoil. My only complaint about this gun is it's inconsistent time to kill, sometimes it's really fast other times you gotta put a whole clip into the enemy!

Beastly fire rate with consistent range. Kind of like having an AR range with SMG fire rate.

Perfect with Quickdraw & Stock

Type 25 is an amazing gun. it will out-damage most other guns, and great iron sights lets you free an attachment. beast ROF at long range.

It's a amazing gun put extended mag and ACOG and your are set. Got gold and diamond. Got loads of kills with it

12 Vector K10

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

Best. Gun. In. The. Game. High fire rate, decent damage, good range and accuracy and a good reload speed. Consider it as the MPL from the original Black Ops.

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

Awesome gun, basically no recoil, fast fire rate and just a all round good gum. Got my first quad with this gun as well

13 SMR

I want to open by saying, this gun isn't a 'top 5' gun. But 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 kills in two-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. It's hipfire is a very tight spread with is a plus, and 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.

If this is not the best Assault Rifle in BO2 or even in the whole Call of Duty history, I don't know what to say anymore. This gun is insane. I've never seen a gun as good as this on any Call of Duty game ever.
First, let's look at the positives of it.
-It has incredible damage
-20 rounds- careful fire and aim, a very good clip size
-Range is very long, you can except 2-hit kill for a very long lange
Then, some negatives:
-Recoil can be a pain in the a**
-Poor in close range, though only two shots are needed.

My class: SMR w/ MMS, Stock and Quickdraw Handle
Primary gunfighter, Perk 2 Greed
Perk 1: Hardwired or Flak jacket
Perk 2: Scavenger and Toughness
Perk 3: None
A killer class.

Worst gun of the entire game. It's barely accurate, the bullets go everywhere except where you want them to go. Can't get a single kill with this gun. But, it's still better than the Springfield.

It is the has the highest DPS in the game, is extremely accurate, especially when coupled with it ACOG. There is no need for select fire, in fact, it's better iff without it. By far the best asdault rifle in the game in my opinion

14 M8A1

This is the best weapon, 3 bullets burst, absolute madness, how is this #15, should #1!
Pure world class, one of the most decorated gun in the game,. I even consider it's 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.

If you know how to play and your accurate, this gun is a monster especially in long distance gun fights, it's able to kill an enemy in just one burst..definitely should be at least top 5

Throw on a quickdraw handle and MMS and this gun is amazing. What makes it even better is that there is no recoil and there is no burst delay.

15 S12

The S12 is the Second most powerful Shotgun on offer and is arguibly better than the M1216 in the game. This Shotgun is my go to Shotgun of choise because of it's faster follow up stots, fast reload, and incredible perfomance when I'm in CQ combat.

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

Basically a Shotgun boss.


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 3rd attachment depending on the game. I destroy with this and I am a mediocre player. Mtar and vector are my back ups they rock too.

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

This is in my opinion the best Lmg in the game. Very underrated and definitely top 10

17 Skorpion EVO

Damn this gun may have a fast fire rate but as we all know it is a bad ass 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 grip, fixes most of the super ultra recoil.

Crazy gun this is! Has awesome speed and accuracy

Basically a minigun with rapid fire.

18 MP7

One of the strongest smg's due to it's great damage and accuracy and range. Definitely Underrated.

Very amazing take the less popular places of maps and youll find that most gunfights are won. About level with the MSMC

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

This gun is my favorite. Throw on surpressor and quick draw and just go to town. Def should be number 1 by far

19 Combat Knife

I got my very first 75 kill streak with this... is so op. I mean like 10 swarms in one game? I'm shocked no one else is using this

The best weapon, I've got many streaks with this.

20 Ray Gun

Hello?! It's the freaking ray gun!

21 Five Seven

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

This and a modded controller or a trigger finger is a beast put this with the fal

22 Chicom CQB

The Chicom CQB is an outstanding gun to use.
Go for a 'Stealthy Engineer/Hacker' build with Silencer and Reflex Sight, accompanied by Black Hats, Smoke Grenades, EMP grenades etc
Love this weapon!

23 MK48

First LMG I unlocked, I decided to start with the HAMR solely because of zombies, but I sswitched around Prestige 2. Great weapon for maps like Standoff where there are snipers behind walls. I found it best to add EDTech, 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.


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 not quite as lethal. So I consider the two to be a fairly even match.

People are stupid. By far the strongest gun as well as most difficult to use.

Nothing needs to be said when your dead.


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.

Most underrated gun ever

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