The infamous Barret .50cal returns to Call of Duty with the M82 sniper rifle.
The M82 sniper rifle comes with a semi-automatic firing mechanism along with immense damage output that very few weapons can contend with.
In Season 4, the M82 is growing in popularity thanks to Treyarch's most recent dose of weapon balancing that took place in Season 3.
In this guide, find the best attachments to equip and the best loadout to dominate in long-range situations.
M82 Cold War
Unlocked at Level 55, the M82 is the final weapon of the Black Ops Cold War arsenal to unlock.
Its high damage output all but guarantees a one-shot kill from the chest up, making it so easy to make an impact from afar during a multiplayer match.
To maintain some form of balance, the M82 has incredibly high levels of recoil that can be difficult to control alongside slow aim down sight speed.
M82 Cold War Best Attachments
- Royal & Kross 4x (Optic)
- 19.5” Ultralight (Barrel)
- Front Grip (Underbarrel)
- Serpent Wrap (Handle)
- Marathon Stock (Stock)
By selecting this combination of attachments, the M82 will be much more effective when reacting quickly to any oncoming opponents.
The additions of the Serpent Wrap and the Marathon Stock increases aim down sight speed along with sprint to fire speed, drastically improving your reaction times.
M82 Cold War Best Loadout
- 20” Liberator (Barrel)
- Steady Aim Laser (Body)
- Patrol Grip (Underbarrel)
- Taped Mags (Magazine)
- Spetsnaz Field Grip (Handle)
As with all sniper rifles, it is perhaps one of the most ineffective weapons in close-quarters situations.
The addition of a fully-equipped AK-74 to the loadout is the perfect addition to make an impact in close-range action and if the odds are against you and your team, it can deal plenty of damage at longer distances.
With so many players opting for an aggressive style of play, the Semtex can be thrown to react quickly to an opponent approaching your location at breakneck speed.
You can throw a Semtex much quicker than any other piece of lethal equipment, giving you the ability to react quickly in order to avoid a potentially sticky situation.
Selecting the Flashbang is ideal when looking to gain an advantage over a potential target.
Throw it in front of your location, wait for the hit-marker, and take them out before they even have a chance to react to your M82.
Despite having a lengthy recharge time, the Jammer can have a significant impact on any enemies in your vicinity.
The Field Upgrade creates an electronic disruption field, degrading enemy mini-map information, and allowing you to move into a position where the sniper can excel.
- Cold Blooded
This combination of Perks complements the M82 in ways which will enable you to score plenty of eliminations throughout the course of a match.
Paranoia further increases your awareness by alerting you when an enemy outside of your view has spotted you, Assassin gives you the ability to earn additional score by eliminating an opponent on a killstreak, and Cold Blooded conceals your location from any
- Law Breaker
By selecting Law Break as your Wildcard, it gives you the ability to use two primary weapons, giving you the opportunity to dominate the battlefield in almost all situations.