Primary weapons: Assault Rifles; M16A4: The M16A4 fires highly accurate 3-round bursts for precision takedowns. Its semi-auto fire performs best in mid- to long-range skirmishes where you have the time and space to carefully target enemies. A single burst kills if all three shots land, so it’s best to attack from a stationary position to avoid straying off target Tips: Combat can be a struggle at close range, especially against SMGs and Shotguns. Keep the enemy at bay with Extreme Conditioning and Assassin to create distance and help avoid detection. Sight attachments are highly recommended for optimal accuracy. M4A1: In place of raw firepower, the M4A1 favors top handling and mobility. Minimal recoil keeps you on target through sustained fire, making up for the weapon’s low damage output with consistent, accurate shots. Tips: A light frame supports mobile, mid-range combat, while high accuracy allows you to fall back and provide cover support from a distance. For improved target acquisition, sight attachments offer a much clearer view over the slightly obstructive irons; otherwise, select the loadout options that best suit your preferred playstyle. The M4 is a highly flexible weapon that performs well in a variety of settings. Scar-L: Accurate, mobile, and among the highest damage dealing assault rifles, the SCAR-L competes for the top spot in aggressive, mid-range combat. Its low rate of fire helps conserve ammo through sustained bursts, but can cause problems in close range skirmishes against rapid-fire weapons. Tips; Clear iron sights allow more flexibility in your attachment choice. Equip Extended Mags for suppressive fire, or pick up the Shotgun or Grenade Launcher attachments to support teammates in a more varied role. Stock up with the Attachments proficiency for a truly aggressive attack. CM901: The CM901 offers solid stats across the board, performing well in many situations but exceeding in none. Damage output and effective range sit on the higher end, while mobility and accuracy take a minor hit with a heavier frame and a sharp kick through continuous fire. Tips: For defensive play, Impact and Extended Mags bolster the CM901’s suppressive ability, giving you the power and stamina to take out attackers pushing forward from cover to cover. On offense, Kick and the Red Dot Sight help settle recoil and increase target acquisition for a more effective attack. Type 95: Along with possessing the highest accuracy and mobility in its class, the TYPE 95 delivers pinpoint 3-round bursts with minimal spread on target. It performs best at longer distances, as its low damage output struggles in mid-range against heavy hitting weapons. Tips Support killstreaks compliment the TYPE 95 playstyle, giving eyes on enemy location for better strike and run tactics. Equip the Silencer when pushing into enemy territory, and throw on the ACOG Scope when defending objectives across long ranges. Consider the Attachments proficiency for top performance. G36C: The G36C packs a punch and leads the pack in aggressive performance. High damage output and effective range give the power needed to push forward and down assailants that cross your path. Recoil jolts upward, so burst fire is recommended at longer ranges. Tips: Aggressive attachment and proficiency combinations tend to work best with the G36C. Kick paired up with the Red Dot Sight results in better handling against mobile enemies, while Focus keeps you on target during head-to-head encounters. Under-barrel attachments pair up well for a more varied attack. ACR 6.8: The ACR 6.8 offers top accuracy and mobility in its class. Damage is low, but your ability to outpace enemies and fire accurate shots on the move gives you a distinct advantage in fast-paced combat. Flank the opposition, secure the kill, and get out before they can track you down. Tips: Extreme Conditioning, Quickdraw and Stalker all pair up well with the ACR, further increasing the weapon’s high mobility and handling. For a powerful distance class, combine Stability with an ACOG Scope, or go stealthy with a Silencer and harass the enemy without giving away your position. MK14: Designed for the mobile marksman, the MK14 fires highly accurate, high damage single round shots. Two hits to the body and your target’s a goner. Pace your shots and keep cool through fire to dominate as effectively as any full auto assault rifle. Tips: The MK14 struggles most noticeably in head-to-head combat, so it’s important to anticipate enemy movement. Consider the Heartbeat Sensor or Portable Radar to increase your awareness of incoming foes (without Assassin), and the Silencer for stealth hit and run tactics. When sticking to longer ranges, toss on the ACOG Scope for better target acquisition. AK47: The ever-popular AK-47 offers an aggressive attack with high damage and a slower rate of fire for more manageable handling. Unpredictable recoil can cause problems in long-distance engagements, but the weapon shines in mid-range, forward moving combat. Tips Kick and Extended Mags greatly increase the AK-47’s handling and suppressive ability, recommended if you’re moving around a lot and need the extra bullets to survive heated encounters. When attacking objectives, pair up Impact and the Grenade Launcher for powerful area dispersal. FAD: Combining a high fire rate with a unique 40-round mag, the FAD provides rapid suppressive fire designed for multi-target engagements. While damage is low and accuracy fumbles at longer ranges, the additional ammo capacity lets you burst down target after target without being forced into reloads during intense firefights. Tips For an aggressive stealth class, combine the Attachments proficiency with the Hybrid Sight and Silencer. Keep up your ammo supply with Scavenger to take advantage of the FAD’s suppressive abilities without the worry of running dry halfway into enemy territory. SMG's UMP45: The UMP45 fires quickly and accurately. It has a slight but manageable kick, and performs well either off the hip or in ADS. A lower fire rate compared to other SMGs allows better handling, giving the UMP45 more flexibility in dealing with targets at mid range. Tips For objective play, pick up Blast Shield and Steady Aim to close in without the fear of getting blown up or caught off guard. Drop a Tactical Insertion to keep the pressure up and always look for the best route to flank the enemy. Combine Range with Extended Mags to increase your viability in multiple situations. MP5: The MP5 kicks hard and dishes out heavy damage. Stats are strong all around, without any glaring weaknesses outside of a strong upward pull through sustained fire. Stick to close quarters and fire off the hip when possible. While recoil is jerky, the MP5 is surprisingly accurate. Tips The Kick proficiency helps drastically in ADS, improving your ability to deal with targets at middle range. Pair up with the Red Dot Sight to improve target acquisition. When equipping for hip fire, consider Melee for close quarter skirmishes, coupled with the Silencer or Extended Mags. PP90M1 With the fastest fire rate in its class, the PP90M1 literally chews through enemies. Damage output pales in comparison to the other SMGs, but targets don’t stand a chance once you lock in with a full blast. Tips Sleight of Hand is recommended to offset the slow reload times, especially in fast-paced CQC. Equip Range to better utilize the clear iron sights in mid-range combat, and use Extended Mags to open up suppressive fire. If you prefer power over stamina, opt for Rapid Fire instead to transform the PP90M1 into a short-range powerhouse. P90 With a whopping 50 rounds per magazine, the P90 decimates in close-range, multi-target combat. High damage, solid accuracy, a fast fire rate and good mobility all favor offensive actions against enemy strongholds. Tips With its high ammo capacity, don’t hesitate to suppress targets at mid-range when caught in open skirmishes. Open fire on sight, get to cover if needed, and relocate to a closer position for the kill. The weapon’s aggressive handling shines in the thick of a firefight. Take advantage of Extreme Conditioning to ensure you’re always in the best position. PM-9 The compact PM-9 is designed for short-range, off the hip skirmishes. Hard upward recoil and an obstructive ADS view strains the PM-9’s performance outside of close quarter skirmishes. Keep the fight up close and use your high damage and fire rate to land the kill before your target has time to react. Tips Equip abilities that increase your performance at close range. Grab the Melee proficiency for faster reaction times in panic situations, paired up with a Silencer for stealth infiltration. If you’d rather go loud, combine Attachments with Extended Mags and Rapid Fire. Equip with Steady Aim for precise, high-damage ambushes. MP7 The MP7 performs as a middle option between the SMG and Assault Rifle classes. Clear iron sights, low recoil and a 40-round magazine allow you to tackle mid-range encounters without running for cover, and a good fire rate handles well in close quarters situations. Tips Because the MP7 handles well at close and mid ranges, your loadout choices can greatly lean performance one way or the other. To improve overall flexiblity, equip Range to reduce damage drop off outside of CQC, paired with Extended Mags or a Silencer depending on your preferred playstyle. Snipers Barrat 50 Cal The Barrett .50cal provides the second fastest fire rate in its class. Along with a rapid re-center speed and 10-round magazine, it’s possible to tag multiple targets before reloading. Note that recoil kicks hard outside of prone, so find a good perch and remain low for the best performance. Tips With rapid follow up shots, the Suppressor’s reduction to effective range isn’t as much of a disadvantage. Consider pairing that with Stability to stay on target and down enemies from a position of stealth. Strive to unlock Marksman Pro in order to get out the most shots before losing your breath. L118A: The bolt action L118A fires slowly and deals massive damage. Designed for snipers that shoot to kill on first contact, taking the time to line up a perfect shot. Best used in a defensive position where there’s little chance of getting flanked, or for skilled marksman that can scope and kill in a minimal amount of time. Tips Equip Blind Eye to open up outdoor positions without the worry of getting taken down by aerial killstreaks, along with Assassin to stay under the radar when the enemy pops up surveillance. As you’re near defenseless against enemies closing in, use a Heartbeat Sensor to ping nearby targets instead of losing effective range through use of a Silencer. Dragunov: The Dragunov fires successive shots more quickly than any other in its class. This caters to a more offensive minded sniping mentality. Move forward with your team and look for the best spot to set up and take out unsuspecting enemies. Tips For a more mobile and offensive sniping style, try pairing Kick with the ACOG Scope. Find the sweet spot between middle and long range for improved accuracy. Pair with Hardline and the UAV to provide your team with constant surveillance. AS50 The AS50 combines power and handling for a smooth balance of quick takedowns and well paced follow up shots. It doesn’t hold much ammo per magazine, so precision is necessary when engaging multiple targets. A solid choice for either defensive or offensive play. Tips Use Overkill while joining the offensive for a viable backup when enemy targets start closing in or attempting a flank. Stay behind your team, pick off assailants in the open, and then move in with your second primary for cleanup duties. Pair with Extreme Conditioning to quickly switch between long- and mid-range positions as needed. RSASS The RSASS delivers highly accurate, low recoil shots in rapid succession. Holding 20 rounds per magazine, you can engage multiple targets without the fear of needing to reload halfway through combat. Attack with rapid double taps to ensure your target goes down. Tips Stability improves handling through successive shots, increasing target acquisition as you switch targets without swaying off point. Due to your ability to fire quickly and remain on target, the Silencer’s reduction to effective range isn’t a great disadvantage, and helps drastically when harassing enemy forces. MSR: The bolt-action MSR favors power over rate of fire, delivering one shot kills on a regular basis. Recoil jerks heavily outside of prone stance, and the delay between shots forces you to time your trigger pulls in order to succeed. Lead the target, fire on sight, and move on to the next. Tips Support killstreaks are highly recommended to keep tabs on the enemy. Pair with Hardline for more frequent surveillance, and Marksman to increase your awareness of incoming enemy forces. Pay attention to the flow of battle and engage the enemy from a distance where they’re least likely to expect you. Shotguns; USAS 12: Slow and steady, the automatic USAS 12 favors well-placed shots over rapid, wild fire. Rounds are loaded in via magazine, so you don't have to spend time pushing each one in individually. Low recoil keeps you on target either off the hip or down the sight. Tips Tight crosshairs provide short-range accuracy for reflexive hip fire, while clear iron sights allow quick suppressive shots in forward battle. Range paired with Blast Shield and Stalker provide strong explosive resistance and mobile ADS attacks during objective rushes, while a combination of Damage and Steady Aim favors in the fray, close-quarters combat. KSG 12: The pump action KSG 12 rewards a paced, deliberate playstyle. Timing is incredibly important due to the pump action required between shots, especially in head on confrontations. Flank whenever possible. Master the pacing and you’re rewarded with one of the most damaging weapons available. Tips: You’ll spend most of your time up close to the enemy, and getting the drop on preoccupied targets is essential to dominating. Equip Assassin to avoid being spotted by enemy surveillance, along with the Damage proficiency to ensure more one-hit kills. Change positions after engaging targets, as reinforcements are likely to come looking for you. Spas 12 Fully loaded, the SPAS-12 holds eight rounds, making it unlikely that you’ll need to reload in the middle of a skirmish. Its pump action design forces well-timed trigger pulls to avoid getting shot in head-to-head combat. Utilize smart flanking play to keep away from head on situations. Tips Equip the Silencer for stealthy objective play on either offense or defense. Watch your radar for enemies in combat and approach with a swift kill from out of sight. Keep the enemy guessing and move after every kill or two. Use Tactical Insertions to spawn in ideal close-quarters positions. Striker The semi-automatic Striker comes equipped with 12 rounds per reload and a rapid rate of fire. While damage ranks lowest in its class, the Striker still packs a punch, and quick follow up shots allow you to pepper the enemy with a high amount of buckshot. Model 1887 For a no frills shotgun experience, the Model 1887 offers classic shooting at its best. A painfully slow rate of fire requires that every shot hit the mark. Make a mistake and it’s unlikely you’ll survive the skirmish. Come out on top to prove that skill outmatches any kind of high-tech weaponry opponents might throw at you. Tips Without the option for attachments, you’re left to perks and a proficiency to carry you through battle. Depending on your playstyle, Damage or Range is highly recommended to ensure you take down your target in a single shot. Additionally, Sleight of Hand is a near necessity, a lifesaver when that first shot doesn’t hit home. This took 1 hour to make.