AK74u Cold War Class: Best Attachments, Loadout And Setup For Your Class

The AK74u has dominated the Black Ops Cold War metagame since the game was released back in November 2020. As a staple of the Black Ops series, the quick-firing sub-machine gun is one of the perfect tools to deal maximum damage and rack up an insane number of kills during Season 6.

In 1973, a design competition was started for the adoption of a fully automatic carbine, inspired by the US experience in Vietnam and the XM177, which ultimately led to the AKS-74U.

With such a wide range of attachments and plenty of extra components to consider, what exactly is the best loadout for the AK74u?

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AK74u SMG Cold War

For those wanting to get in amongst the action, the AK74u is the ideal weapon to get your hands on.

The high rate of fire combined with minimal levels of recoil makes it incredibly strong in close-quarters scenarios. Its ease of control means it is very easy to pick up and go on a rampage with!

The Best AK-74u League Play Loadout

  • Muzzle Brake 5.45 (Muzzle)
  • 9.3" Extended (Barrel)
  • Spetsnaz Speedgrip (Underbarrel)
  • GRU Elastic Wrap (Handle)
  • KGB Skeletal Stock (Stock)

This particular combination of attachments makes the AK-74u one of the most versatile weapons to use in League Play. 

The increases in overall firepower and speed significantly improve reaction times alongside aim walking movement speed, allowing you to strafe and outmanoeuvre any opposition that comes your way. 

AK74u Cold War Best Attachments

  • Muzzle Brake 5.45 (Muzzle)
  • 9.3” Extended (Barrel)
  • Foregrip (Underbarrel)
  • Tactical Stock (Stock) 
  • Speed Tape (Handle)

This combination of attachments is ideal for those looking to slay out the opposition with ease.

The muzzle brake and the foregrip reduces recoil to the absolute minimum while the additions of the tactical stock and speed tape increase both movement speed while aiming and aim down sight speed, enabling you to react to any enemies instantly.

Black Ops Cold War AK74u
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AK74u: The best SMG on Black Ops Cold War?

AK74u Cold War Best Class


  • Diamatti
    • Muzzle Brake 9 (Muzzle)
    • 7.8" Extended (Barrel)
    • Steady Aim Laser (Body)
    • 24 RD (Magazine)
    • Speed Tape (Handle)

The Diamatti is a great pistol and one you should consider with running an aggressive class like the AK74u, due to its ability to fire three bullets at once


  • Frag Grenade

With aggression being the name of the game, the frag grenade is the lethal equipment of choice. Launch a hail Mary into a congested area of the map for maximum impact.


  • Stun Grenade

Your stun grenade is going to do a great job at slowing down enemies and disrupting them from running behind cover or firing back.

Field Upgrade

  • Proximity Mine

While being aware of your surrounding area is rather important, placing a proximity mine right around a corner can be a sure-fire way of adding a few kills onto the scoreboard!


  • Tactical Mask
  • Flak Jacket
  • Quartermaster
  • Scavenger 
  • Ghost
  • Ninja

This perk combination offers a slice of everything needed to dominate the battlefield. Tactical Mask and Flak Jacket increases resistance to lethal and tactical equipment while Quartermaster and Scavenger recharges utility over a period of 25 seconds and Scavenger enables you to resupply ammo from fallen opposition.

Ghost and Ninja is the ideal combination to stay hidden from those pesky Spy Planes and to be able to move around the map with quieter footsteps.


  • Perk Greed

By selecting this wildcard, you get to choose three extra perks to bolster your capabilities. Fancy running Tactical Mask and Flak Jacket on the same loadout? Go for it!

The Best Ways To Play

When it comes to making an impact with the AK-74u, the best way to play is with plenty of aggression and speed.

By getting up close and personal with the opposition, they have minimal chance to counter your superior speed combined with the immensely powerful SMG in your hands.

Either trap the enemies into a specific area of the map to create an unbreakable spawn trap or head straight towards them, cleaning up anyone attempting to halt your rampage.

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