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Best M82 loadout in Black Ops Cold War

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War features one semi-automatic sniper rifle, being the M82. However, veterans of the series will know this weapon as the Barrett .50 cal.
Best M82 loadout in Black Ops Cold War

There is perhaps no weapon more iconic to the Call of Duty franchise than the Barret .50 cal sniper rifle. The high-powered weapon is a fan-favourite thanks to its outstanding damage and easy-to-use nature.

In Black Ops Cold War, this formidable gun returns as the M82. However, many players haven’t gotten a chance to equip it yet, as it’s unlocked at level 55. 

Since so many players are still going through the season military ranks, there’s very little knowledge about the gun’s attachments and performance. Luckily, we’ve put together the best M82 class you can currently use in Black Ops Cold War so you’ll be ready to go once you unlock it. 

Best M82 loadout in Black Ops Cold War 

best m82 loadout in black ops cold war
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The M82 performs like Barrett’s of the past for the most part. It deals a great amount of damage, has reliable accuracy, and is a real pain to carry around the map. Expect to run quite slow when you have the M82 in hand. However, as long as you can pull your gun up fast enough and have a trustworthy fire rate and recoil, you won’t need to run very fast, 


  • Optic: SUSAT Multizoom
  • Barrel: 20.6” Rapid Fire
  • Underbarrel: Bipod
  • Magazine: 7 RND
  • Stock: SAS Combat Stock 

All in all, the class is pretty straightforward. The Bipod and SAS Combat Stock offer recoil reductions and the 20.6” Rapid Fire barrel allows you to shoot the weapon slightly faster provided you have a quick trigger finger.

To round out the loadout, we’ve included the 7 RND Magazine to ensure you don’t run out of bullets mid-gunfight. Also, the SUSAT Multizoom is a sight that works great but ultimately, the optic is more personal preference than anything.