Our Call of Duty Blackout Weapons list page outlines every weapon confirmed for Black Ops 4, including assault rifles, sniper rifles, SMGs, pistols and more.
When Call of Duty Black Ops 4 launches in October of this year, it'll also introduce a brand new mode for the game known as Blackout.
Understandably enough, developer Treyarch fancies a little bit of the Battle Royale action that has proven so popular courtesy of Fortnite and PUBG. With COD's multiplayer crown having been wrenched off it by these newcomers, it looks as though the devs are shaping to take it right back. Exciting times.
You can learn a lot more about the mode over at our core Call of Duty Blackout guide, but in this article we wanted to highlighted all of the weapons we know will feature in the main game. It's a certainty that they'll also be available in Blackout, and there'll no doubt be some mode-specific toys to play with as well. When we have more detail, we'll update this guide!
Without further ado then, here's our guide to every weapon in Call of Duty Blackout:
COD Blackout: Assault Rifle List
Assault Rifles are always a solid option, as they typically provide power when fighting in both close-range and long-range scenarios. There's a good chance you'll want at least one of these in your backpack when playing the Blackout mode of Call of Duty - you never know what kind of trouble you're about to wander into, after all...
- ICR-7: This is an assault rifle which deals out a decent amount of damage and has a moderate rate of fire. Not the deadliest weapon in the list, but certainly one that will prove easy to use for the newcomer. If you've made use of the ACR and ICR in previous COD games, you should be very familiar with how this rifle works.
- Rampart-17: The next assault rifle in our list dishes out much more damage than the first entry, albeit at the expense of a much slower rate of fire. Newcomers may also struggle with the recoil penalty of this weapon, but for those with a sharp aim, this could well prove to be the pick of the bunch.
- Vapr-XKG: If that recoil is really getting you down, you might want to prioritise picking up the Vapr-XKG instead. We've heard reports that this feels very much like a cross between an assault rifle and an SMG.
COD Blackout: Sniper Rifle List
For those of you who prefer to pick a nice spot on a mountaintop and punish other players from afar, look no further than the sniper rifle category of firearms. Here are all of the guns in the class that we're currently aware of:
- Paladin HB50: This is a bolt-action sniper rifle that delivers a massive amount of damage. You pay a price for this devastating output, however, and in the form of a slow rate of fire as well as a much slower aim down sights animation.
- Koshka: Although you'll do less damage with this sniper rifle than the previous entry, the good news is that the aim down sights animation is much quicker. This will be favoured by those who like to stay on the move and react quickly to potential targets when they pop up.
COD Blackout: Submachine Gun List
Submachine Guns are best utilised when you're at close proximity with your target and you need to fire away without aiming down sights. These weapons are great when you find yourself inside a building with an enemy or two scuttling about the place.
- Cordite: The Cordite is one of those weapons that doesn't excel in any one regard, but is an excellent all-rounder.
- MX9: Although the damage dealt isn't as impressive as you'll find elsewhere, the MX9 has an extremely fast rate of fire, and if you can handle the recoil it's shaping up to be one of the hot weapons in the game.
- Saug-9mm: This is your classic spray and pray weapon for terrorising anyone daft enough to get too close to you. Excellent handling as well for the weapon type.
- Titan: This light machine gun has an impressive magazine size of 60 and doesn't exactly disappointment in the damage department either. This will prove to be a very reliable tool in anyone's arsenal, we think.
COD Blackout: Shotgun List
For the ultimate in up-close combat advantage, look no further than the trusty Shotgun class of weaponry. You're not going to want to make use of these at range, but in a close encounter the guy packing a shotty usually comes out on top.
- MOG 12: We know from those who attended the recent hands-on event for Black Ops 4 that the MOG 12 requires a couple of solid shots to guarantee a kill. Not the ideal situation for this category of weapons really, but we'll hopefully see a few more options in a future update from Treyarch.
COD Blackout: Launcher List
If you want to make a really big impact on the battlefield, look no further than the collection of launchers which will feature in COD Blackout. We'll be adding to this list as more weapons in the category are revealed in the run-up to launch:
- Hellion Salvo: The first rocket launcher to be shown off by Treyarch allows you to either lock-on to your target of choice, or fire freely depending on your preference. Those who have played around with it believe it offers particularly impactful power when used from a position of relative height.
COD Blackout: Tactical Rifles
Tactical Rifles are, in effect, the non-automatic versions of the Assault Rifle category. Here's what you can expect from them, with more detail to be added as it's confirmed by Treyarch:
- Auger DMR: A handful of shots are all that should be required to take down your current target with this weapon. Although the damage stats are impressive, it's not exactly zippy to fire and so when you commit with this, commit.
- Swordfish: This Tactical Rifle fires in bursts of four rounds, but the damage isn't that impressive and it also has a very slow rate of fire. It is at least more accurate overall than the Auger DMR.
COD Blackout: Pistols List
Everyone should pack a pistol in their backpocket, as it provides a rapid fire emergency option when you need to rattle down an opponent fast, while maintaining mobility at the same time. Here are all of the weapons in this category that have been revealed for Black Ops 4 so far:
- Strife: You'll need to rattle off half a dozen or so shots to eliminate your opponent, but the Strife sidearm is a pretty solid option that has an average rate of fire as well.
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COD Blackout: Grenades List
Grenades are always a solid option for delivering a bit of upfront damage before going in to finish off your prey. The following grenades have all been confirmed for Black Ops 4, and will presumably be available to loot in Blackout as well.
- Molotov: When this grenade lands it'll explode on impact and also ignite the local vicinity. Good for flushing out your opponents.
- Frag Grenade: The good old Frag Grenade does a fantastic job of landing an impressive amount of damage very quickly. A staple part of anyone's arsenal.
- Concussion Grenade: When this sucker hits your target they'll be temporarily stunned and then slowed, granting you a much easier opportunity to finish off the job.
- Combat Axe: An axe. That you throw.
COD Blackout: Healing Items
At this moment in time we know that the classic Stim Shot and Stimpacks will be making a return in Black Ops 4. Given how other games in the genre function, it seems very likely that these items will provide the main source of healing in Blackout.
That concludes the first edition of our page dedicated to the Call of Duty Blackout weapons list.
As more of the game's arsenal is revealed in the coming months, we'll update this page with all of the latest details!