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Call of Duty: Blackout - Best guns guide (PC, PS4, Xbox)

Our guide to the best guns in COD Blackout.

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Our COD Blackout best guns guide details the best pistols, best SMGs, best shotguns, best assault rifles and best sniper rifles in the game.

If you're into FPS games (or games for that matter), chances are you'll be familiar with Call of Duty. It's a franchise that's spawned many, many titles and it's latest Battle Royale venture is chock full of its most famous guns.

Parachute into a few games of Blackout and it becomes immediately obvious that there are a many, many different weapons to choose from. While it's great to have such a fine selection, you're only able to practice with a limited arsenal per match, making it a lengthy process identifying which weapons you're comfortable with or are obviously overpowered when it comes to gunning down the opposition.

For those of you unfamiliar with the game, or those who still aren’t sure what’s considered a strong weapon in Blackout, we’ve put together a guide that’ll take you through guns which we consider to be the very best.

Editor’s Note:

It’s worth quickly mentioning that Blackout’s likely to receive more weapons as time goes by and we’ll endeavour to keep this guide updated with all the latest and greatest in the armory.

As Blackout’s beta has just launched, we’re still in the process of discovering all of the weapons, so apologies if we’ve missed out any which you consider to be super powerful. Stay tuned for an overhaul and further updates over time!

Blackout: Best Weapons List

Here's our first edition of the strongest weapons we've come across so far. The beta's just launched, so we're still in the process of discovering new guns. We'll update and tweak this list as time goes by, keep your eyes peeled for further changes soon!

Maddox FRB

As its description states, this assault rifle has a high fire rate and is capable of dropping enemies in a matter of seconds. It has barely no recoil too, making it a high power weapon that's also accessible - get this in your backpack.

Spitfire

Our favourite of ours. It’s got an insane fire rate and high damage output, making it deadly at close range. Things start getting trickier when tackling enemies from afar, so we’d recommend switching out to something else if you spot someone in the distance.

Swordfish

A burst assault rifle that comes with a lovely built in holo scope. Tap the trigger fast enough and it’ll basically function like a full-auto but with superior accuracy, so it’s fantastic for mid to long range engagements. Without a doubt one of the best weapons in the game currently.

ABR 223

Blackout’s version of the popular AUG assault rifle, this is remarkably similar to the Swordfish in both form and function. Tap the trigger and you’ll fire off a three round burst that’s surprisingly strong. A brilliant tool for taking out enemies at mid to long range.

MOG 12

A pump action shotgun that’s capable of devastating enemies at close range. It’s only worth switching to in these scenarios, but it’ll finish your opponents in an instant if you land a headshot.

KN-57

Blackout’s version of the AK47 which acts just like you’d expect it to. It’s got largely vertical recoil, decent damage and accuracy. It might not be the strongest weapon on our list, but it’s definitely worth considering if you’re searching for a reliable assault rifle that’ll do the job just fine.

GKS

Another gun that’s by no means the most powerful but it’s got a generous iron sight and steady fire rate making it one of the most usable weapons on this list.

Paladin

The beefiest sniper rifle in Blackout and one that's certainly been adopted as one of the favourites in the beta. It's all down to the sheer power of its 50.cal bullets and the surprising ease at which it'll return to position once it's fired off a booming shot.

Zweihander

A big ol' LMG with an enormous clip and huge damage potential. Despite it's cumbersome weight and lengthy reload time, this thing's a monster when it comes to holding down the trigger and shredding multiple health bars in one clip.

Ray Gun

Obtainable by killing zombies in the Asylum zone, the Ray Gun’s just as powerful as it is in the traditional zombies mode. While it’s bullet travel time makes it difficult to use, manage to land a shot on an enemy and they’ll die in an instant!

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