One of the very first post-launch weapons to arrive in Black Ops Cold War was the MAC-10 and it quickly became one of the most powerful weapons to use in multiplayer thanks to its incredible rate of fire. The SMG was designed in 1964 and is still used by military forces today.
A lightweight SMG that in previous games hasn't always been a standout favourite, but in Black Ops Cold War, the MAC-10 is easily one of the very best weapons to use in the entire game. Even after several weapon balances, the MAC-10 is still a solid choice and with Season 4 Reloaded well underway, it has maintained its place as one of the strongest SMGs to use.
After some time testing out a range of attachment combinations, what exactly is the best MAC-10 loadout?
MAC-10 SMG Cold War
Armed with an incredibly fast rate of fire and minimal levels of recoil, very few weapons have the capabilities to contend with the MAC-10 in close-quarters combat.
Although the fast fire rate is the main selling point of the MAC-10, you will find yourself reloading on a regular basis, meaning less time to score kills.
With the right set of attachments equipped, the need for reloading can be reduced alongside an extension in damage range to improve versatility.
MAC-10 Cold War Best Attachments
- Millstop Reflex (Optic)
- Muzzle Brake 9 (Muzzle)
- 6.5” Rifled (Barrel)
- Steady Aim Laser (Body)
- Bruiser Grip (Underbarrel)
- Vandal Speed Loader (Magazine)
- Speed Tape (Handle)
- Tactical Stock (Stock)
This combination of attachments drastically improves the levels of recoil, making the MAC-10 much easier to control when attempting to take down a target from a long distance.
The addition of the rifled barrel increases the effective damage range by 25% further improving its performance at long range.
To add a slight increase in mobility and speed, the speed loader improves reloading time and the tactical stock increases aim walking movement speed by 10%, giving you the ability to move quicker when scoped in.
The MAC-10: New for Season One of Black Ops Cold War
MAC-10 Cold War Best Loadout
- Muzzle Brake .45 APC (Muzzle)
- 5.63” Takedown (Barrel)
- SWAT 5MW Laser Sight (Body)
- Fast Mag (Magazine)
- Speed Tape (Handle
Arguably the best pistol in the game, the 1911 can be the perfect crutch to fall back on if you find yourself running short of ammo with the MAC-10.
- Frag Grenade
Now armed with a slight increase in damage, the frag grenade is even more versatile. Bounce it off a wall and into a crowded objective to clear out the area easily or launch it across the map in the hope of scoring a surprising elimination.
- Smoke Grenade
Perfect to pop when in the thick of the action, the smoke grenade can be the perfect tool to keep you alive and to set up a play.
If you’re in a sticky situation, throw it in front of you to give you a chance of escape and some time to regroup before getting back into the action.
- Proximity Mine
A well-placed proximity mine can guarantee another elimination next to your name on the scoreboard.
Throw one down in a busy area of the map and wait for the notification to appear.
- Tactical Mask
This perk combination complements the MAC-10 and the style of play you need to adopt in order to make an impact with the SMG.
Tactical Mask provides increased resistance to stun and flash grenades while Scavenger enables you to resupply ammo from fallen enemies.
Ghost also helps you navigate the map by keeping your location hidden from enemy Spy Planes when moving.
By selecting the Gunfighter Wildcard, you can equip a total of eight attachments to your respective weapon.
In order to maximise the potential of the MAC-10, eight attachments is essential if you want to get the upper hand over the opposition.
The Best Ways To Play
The fast rate of fire that comes with the MAC-10 lends itself to fast and furious gameplay.
With very few opportunities to play passively with the MAC-10, the only way to play is by getting up close and personal with the opposition. Thanks to its unmatched rate of fire and lethal damage output, it's extremely easy to kill multiple enemies in quick succession and very easy to move out of the way when the action gets too close for comfort.