Season 4 of Black Ops Cold War is finally underway after several weeks of teasers, leaks, and speculation surrounding what Activsion and Treyarch had up their sleeves. After an incredibly successful Season 3, expectations from the passionate and often vocal community were extremely high.
As always, the start of the season brihgs a wealth of brand-new content ranging from multiplayer maps, Operators, a brand-new Battle Pass, and so much more. Season 4 of Black Ops Cold War has also seen the launch of all-new weapons into the ever-expanding arsenal, giving players even more choice when it comes to building the best loadout for multiplayer.
One of the new weapons is the C58 assault rifle and while it may look unassuming, it packs a deadly punch with the right combination of attachments equipped. In this guide, find everything you need to know about the weapon and whether it will change the existing Cold War metagame.
C58 Assault Rifle Overview
Described as an assault rifle with "high damage at close range with a slower fire rate," the C58 performs well in close-quarters engagements despite a lack of mobility. The slow movement speed makes it tricky to duck and dive out of any sticky situations but thanks to a number of attachments within the Black Ops Cold War Gunsmith, it is easy to improve movement speed.
So, what are the best attachments to equip onto this underrated rifle?
C58 Cold War Best Attachments
This particular set of attachments improves nearly everything about the C58, bolstering performance at close range as well as mid to long-range engagements.
Featuring some attachments that may take a while to unlock, be sure to utilise double XP weekends and double weapon XP tokens to rank up the C58 as fast as possible.
- Optic: Microflex LED
- Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 7.62
- Barrel: 18.7" Reinforced Heavy
- Body: Steady Aim Laser
- Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
- Magazine: Jungle-Style Mag
- Handle: Speed Tape
- Stock: CQB Stock
As mentioned above, these are the best C58 attachments to use in Black Ops Cold War. With improvements across the board, the rifle quickly becomes a laser beam in long-distance skirmishes, even against the likes of the Krig 6 which has dominated the meta in recent months.
The combination of stock, handle, and underbarrel are the highlights of this loadout, providing improvements to overall movement speed, sprint to fire time, and aim-down sight time which is essential in order to react as fast as possible to any oncoming opponents.
If the attachments above don't suit your style of play, there are plenty of alternatives to choose from in the Gunsmith. Perhaps the optic isn't to your liking? Try equipping the Axial Arms 3x for increased zoom and a clearer image of any targets that are further away.
Find yourself running out of ammo too often? Swap out the Jungle-Style Mag for the STANAG 60 RND Drum magazine to minimise the need to reload on a regular basis and to lay down an unrelenting wave of gunfire that is impossible to evade.
C58 Cold War Best Loadout
Even though the C58 is incredibly versatile, it's always a good idea to have another weapon in the back pocket to fall back on to tackle any airborne Scorestreaks or to deal even more damage. Here is our favourite to use.
- Gallo SA12
Use the Gallo SA12 when up close and personal with the enemy in order to score multiple kills in quick succession.
If you're looking for a secondary that is capable of dealing with Spy Planes and Attack Helicopters, we recommend swapping the Gallo for a Cigma 2 launcher.
- Lethal: Semtex
- Tactical: Stun Grenade
This combination of equipment is certainly the best to use when it comes to the fast pace of Black Ops Cold War multiplayer. The Semtex can be thrown quickly to deter any opponents from pushing your location while the Stun Grenade makes it very easy to halt an enemy in their tracks.
- Trophy System
When it comes to objective modes, the Trophy is the best Field Upgrade to use by some margin. Having the ability to block incoming equipment can often be the difference between staying alive in the heat of battle or being eliminated from a perfectly cooked Frag Grenade.
- Perk 1: Flak Jacket
- Perk 2: Scavenger
- Perk 3: Ninja
Perk selection is often the key to success when it comes to building the best C58 loadout in multiplayer. Flak Jacket increases resistance to explosives while Scavenger enables you to resupply ammo from fallen opponents, ideal for when you're on a long killstreak. Ninja is the final Perk of choice. Thanks to the almost silent footsteps, it's very easy to get behind enemy lines to spring a surprise attack onto some unsuspecting opposition.
In order to maximise performance, we selected Gunfighter as our Wildcard. The ability to select a total of eight weapon attachments enables you to diminish and flaws that the C58 possesses, transforming the rifle into one of the best assault rifles in Black Ops Cold War.
Tips For Using The C58 In Cold War
Thanks to the high damage output, the C58 can dominate in close-quarters combat despite the slow rate of fire. The slower rate of fire may seem like a hinderance but in long-distance duels, it makes the rifle incredibly easy to control, allowing for deadly accuracy to be maintained at all times.
If you like getting into the heat of the action, be sure to use the additional mobility to your advantage. By sliding around the corners before taking aim, it allows you to catch the target off-guard, making the gunfight that much easier.
For those that prefer to stay out of the action, we recommend sticking to just outside of the action zones in order to make an impact with the C58. Utilise the height advantage to pick off opposition that may not be focused on what's above them.
There you have it! That's everything you need to know about the C58 in Black Ops Cold War. For more Season 4 intel, check out all the maps arriving to multiplayer and how to get your hands on the MG 82 LMG.