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24 Feb 2021

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War: M82 Gunsmith Setup, Best Attachments And Loadout For Your Class

The weapon arsenal on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is full of weapons that caters for every single style of play imaginable.

The fifth instalment of the Black Ops series contains a brand-new multiplayer consisting of an innovative Create-A-Class system, new level progression and more.

The M82 sniper rifle is the third and final rifle which can be unlocked and is arguably one of the strongest snipers to grace the Call of Duty franchise.

Thanks to the many attachments available to select in the Gunsmith, what’s the best combination to assert dominance on the battlefield.

M82 Sniper Rifle

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 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 Black Ops Cold War Best Attachments



  • 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.


  • Semtex

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.


  • Flashbang

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.

Field Upgrade

  • Jammer

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.


  • Paranoia
  • Assassin
  • 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.