With the release of Call of Duty: WWII just days away, COD players young and old are excited about the return of boots on the ground multiplayer.
COD may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it has no doubt produced some of the most memorable gameplay in FPS history, and the guns are a big part of that.
Every COD fan has that one gun they reminisce about, so we thought we’d take a look back at some of the best guns in COD history. For this list, we’re judging guns not only on how effective they are, but also how enjoyable they are to use. Here are the ten best COD multiplayer guns of all time.
10. MP7, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
The Modern Warfare series has some of the most overpowered guns in FPS history, so why not kick off with this monster of an SMG? The MP7 was extremely mobile, and its incredible fire rate and complete lack of recoil made up for its relatively low damage. The gun basically became unstoppable with the specialist killstreak bonus.
give me a
mp7 with rapid fire
and a silencer on mw3
and it's wraps for you
— IDOL 🥂 (@REMEMBERPRADA) October 11, 2017
9. VMP, Call of Duty: Black Ops III
If you judged guns only on how satisfying they were to use, then the VMP might be even higher on this list, not to mention the fact it was the best SMG on the game. Its crazy fire rate and large magazine made it ideal for racking up those multi-kills, and it looked amazing with the game’s fantastic gun camos.
8. SPAS-12, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
MW2 had some extremely enjoyable shotguns, even after the insanely overpowered Model 1887 got patched. There’s something so sweet about pump action shotguns, and the SPAS-12 was as effective as it was fun. It was so good they made it a primary weapon instead of a secondary in the next Modern Warfare instalment.
People who claim automatic rifles are more dangerous than shotguns have clearly never used the Spas-12 in MW2.
— Adam the Machine (@AdamLutovsky) October 26, 2017
7. MSMC, Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Black Ops II had some incredible guns, and the M8A1 and PDW came close to taking this spot. However, the MSMC’s unique combination of power, mobility and aesthetics made it an easy choice.
6. UMP45, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
The UMP was overpowered, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t extremely enjoyable. The gun was a three-shot-kill from basically anywhere, and somehow seemed to become even more powerful with a silencer. The UMP is without doubt one of the most well rounded guns we’ve ever seen.
Gone but not forgotten pic.twitter.com/IW3ynv07Sd
— Gaming Humor (@FunnyVideoGame) May 14, 2016
5. MP40, Call of Duty: World at War
Juggernaut, steady aim, dual magazines, do we really need to say anything else? The MP40 just felt unfair, and what it lacked in range it made up for in damage output.
Bro, you're not ready for this old school mp40 sauce with jug and steady aim. LOL
— Scotty (@ScottyTidwell) April 21, 2017
4. ACR, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Whether or not the ACR would make this list was never a doubt, the only question was which version of the gun to include. We’ve chosen the MW3 edition for a couple of reasons. First, MW2 had plenty of other overpowered guns. Second, the MW3 version became pretty much invincible with the specialist bonus. With great mobility and accuracy, the ACR is perfect for both experienced gamers and new recruits.
3. M16A4, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Be honest, you were starting to get a little bit nervous that we’d forgotten about COD 4. Based solely on effectiveness, the M16 might be the best gun on this list. It was ridiculously easy to use with a red dot sight and a one-burst-kill from pretty much anywhere on any map.
the m16 is so op on modern warfare lmaoooooooo
— LOWLIFEMAC👹ZONE 3 (@MackNSweetJones) August 28, 2017
2. FAMAS, Call of Duty: Black Ops
You’re on a decent killstreak, everything is great, and then you run around a corner and die in about three milliseconds. Chances are your opponent was using the FAMAS, a gun that killed so fast it would still be on this list if they patched it five more times. Boasting a beautiful iron sight, decent accuracy, and a quite simply ridiculous damage output, the FAMAS was as satisfying to get kills with as it was enraging to be killed by.
BO1 the only COD where I was consistently getting a positive KD, it was all about gunplay lol, famas was lit man
— U Bum!! (@taedollaz_) November 13, 2016
1. Intervention, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Not only is the Intervention the best sniper in COD history, it’s also probably the most enjoyable. This gun gave birth to an entire movement of sniping enthusiasts, but it was just as fun for average players to use as well. Put sleight of hand, stopping power and steady aim together with this gun and you’re absolutely guaranteed a good time.
Intervention MW2 – the GOAT gun https://t.co/nO5rNqysjI
— Alfie🔻 (@AngeIGxmes) June 27, 2017