Black Ops Cold War: Milano 821 Loadout, Attachments And Gunsmith Setup For Your Class

Get to grips with the Milano821 in Black Ops Cold War

The Milano 821 sub-machine gun is one of the new additions arriving onto Black Ops Cold War.

If you played the Alpha, you may remember it being called the Type 821.

A small, but incredibly mighty weapon is one of the stronger SMGs in the category, boasting very strong accuracy when firing from the hip.

Designed in 1983 by Italian manufacturer SOCIMI, the SMG was originally based on the Uzi and was used by the Italian Police.

The Gunsmith is filled with a variety of attachments to improve the performance of the Milano 821, but what are the best?

Milano 821 SMG

Like the MP5, the Milano 821 provides a viable alternative to the heavily popular AK74u thanks to its incredibly strong levels of accuracy even at longer ranges.

The rate of fire is slightly slower than the AK74u, but its superior hipfire spread and mobility makes it a popular choice for those wanting to score those high-kill games.

It’s so easy to control that anyone of all styles of play can pick it up and instantly make an impact.

Milano 821 Best Attachments

  • Muzzle Brake 9 (Muzzle) 
  • 9.7” Cavalry Lancer (Barrel) 
  • Foregrip (Underbarrel)
  • Tactical Stock (Stock)
  • Quickdraw Handle (Handle)

Selecting the right attachments for the Milano 821 is the key to achieving success, and after a bit of experimenting, I opted for these.

The Muzzle Brake and the Foregrip reduce recoil to minimal levels while the Tactical Stock and Quickdraw Handle enables you to react instantly to any oncoming threats that are likely to head your way.

Black Ops Cold War Type 821

Milano 821: Can it rival the AK74u?!


  • 1911
    • Muzzle Brake .45 APC (Muzzle)
    • 6.53“ Paratrooper (Barrel)
    • Steady Aim Laser (Body)
    • Fast Mag (Magazine)
    • Quickdraw Handle (Handle)

Perhaps the most underrated pistol in Black Ops Cold War, 1911 can take down an opponent extremely quickly thanks to its semi-automatic fire rate.

If you’ve got a fast trigger finger, this is the perfect weapon to have in your back pocket when Milano 821 runs out of ammo!


  • Frag Grenade

It is hard to go wrong with a frag grenade unless you cook it for too long!

Perfect for use on built-up maps such as Miami, use it clear out the balcony overlooking the open area of the map for a quick kill.


  • Smoke Grenade

While some may select a stun grenade instead of a smoke, I find that popping a smoke and rushing through it to catch opponents off-guard a very effective way of getting kills without taking too much damage.

Field Upgrade

  • SAM Turret

By selecting this Field Upgrade, it allows you to run a fully-equipped pistol as a secondary weapon. Place the SAM Turret in an open area to destroy any Scorestreaks in the air, stopping those annoying Spy Planes from uncovering the location of some of your teammates.


  • Tactical Mask
  • Engineer
  • Scavenger
  • Quartermaster
  • Ghost
  • Ninja

Opting for a perk combination without Flak Jacket is certainly risky but it is extremely easy to get caught out by a Proximity Mine to halt your rampage. Using Engineer allows you to see any enemy equipment through walls, giving you a bit of warning before making your next move.

Scavenger and Quartermaster keeps the ammunition and equipment topped up while Ghost and Ninja keeps you concealed from any opposition Spy Planes in the air and footstep volume to a minimum.


  • Perk Greed

The Milano 821 is already a beast with only five attachments equipped. Adding another three was a bit of an overkill so I selected Perk Greed to have access to three additional perks.

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