Best Guns And Loadouts For CoD: Black Ops Cold War Zombies Season 6

Not all Pack-a-Punched guns are created equal, so here are some top loadouts to try in Season 6 for Black Ops Cold War's Zombies.

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Call of Duty Season 6 is live and features the conclusion to the Black Ops Cold War storyline with Forsaken, and whether you're playing the new map or going for objectives in Outbreak mode, you want to have the best weapons possible for high rounds of Zombies.

Here are some Pack-a-Punched weapon loadout recommendations to help you slay the undead in Season 6.

Chrysalax Wonder Weapon

Forsaken's Chrysalax
Forsaken's Chrysalax

If you're playing Season 6's Forsaken, you absolutely want to get your hands on the map's Wonder Weapon. The Chrysalax is needed for Forsaken's main Easter egg quest, but even if your goal is just to survive high rounds, this is a powerful weapon you want to wield. This gun serves as both a melee weapon and an energy-based submachine gun. There are no attachments for this weapon, but it can be upgraded with the Pack-a-Punch machine. Here's our guide on all the ways to get the Chrysalax.

Hauer 77

Hauer 77 shotgun
Hauer 77 shotgun

Despite the addition of Season 6's new .410 Ironhide shotgun, the Hauer 77 shotgun remains Cold War Zombies' most powerful shotgun. It's a great weapon for any Zombies mode you choose. The Hauer will provide a one-shot headshot on regular Zombies, which is the bulk of what you're fighting. If you're looking for a beefy shotgun to fight an Easter egg boss, you might want to swap this out for the Gallo shotgun instead. The attachments for the Gallo will all be the same except for the stock, as you'll want to equip the Wire Stock.

  • Muzzle: Infantry V-Choke
  • Barrel: 25.2" Task Force
  • Body: SWAT 5MW Laser Sight
  • Magazine: STANAG 8 RND Tube
  • Stock: Marathon Pad

M16

M16 assault rifle
M16 assault rifle

When it comes to long-range weapons perfect for Outbreak or doing Easter egg quests, the M16 tactical rifle is the best of the bunch. It's a really versatile weapon that can deal high damage at close-range with hip fire, or it can help you beam the undead from a distance. Your choice of optic can be personal preference depending on the mode you play. You might want the Axial Arms 3x scope for longer lines of sight on Outbreak's enormous maps, but something like the Millstop Reflex is enough for closer engagements on round-based maps.

  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
  • Barrel: 20.5" Task Force
  • Body: SWAT 5MW Laser Sight
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Magazine: SALVO 54 RND Fast Mag
  • Handle: Serpent Wrap
  • Stock: SAS Combat Stock
  • Optic: Millstop Reflex/Axial Arms 3x

FFAR 1

FFAR 1 assault rifle
FFAR 1 assault rifle

The FFAR 1 assault rifle boasts the highest fire rate of the assault rifle class, and it has a decent magazine size as well. This is a great assault rifle for casual Outbreak play, but this gun is also perfect for melting through the hordes in high rounds on round-based maps. I think this gun doesn't necessarily need an optic, but if you don't like the FFAR 1's iron sights, I'd recommend the Microflex LED.

  • Optic: Microflex LED/No Optic
  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 19.6" Task Force
  • Body: SWAT 5MW Laser Sight
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Magazine: Salvo 44 Rnd Fast Mag
  • Handle: Serpent Wrap
  • Stock: SAS Combat Stock

Groza

Groza assault rifle
Groza assault rifle

Cold War's Groza assault rifle offers a fast time-to-kill, and this gun is pretty versatile. It can be great for casual play on round-based maps or Outbreak, but it also packs enough punch to be viable against Easter egg boss fights. The Groza has really awful and distracting iron sights, but something like a Microflex LED optic can make this gun so much better to use.

  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Muzzle: Spetsnaz Compensator
  • Barrel: 16.5" CMV Mil-Spec
  • Body: GRU 5MW Laser Sight
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Magazine: VDV 50 Rnd Fast Mag
  • Handle: Serpent Wrap
  • Stock: Spetsnaz PKM Stock

OTs 9

OTs 9 submachine gun
OTs 9 submachine gun

The OTs 9 is the most powerful submachine gun for Zombies, especially if you want a submachine gun that can tear through the hordes in later rounds. It's got great hip fire and mobility for training zombies, but you'll want to add the right attachments to beef up the ammo count and get the most killing potential out of the gun. Recommended optics are listed for the OTs 9, but I really don't think you need one. This is for close-range fights, and the gun's base weapon has really nice iron sights.

  • Optic: Microflex LED/Millstop Reflex
  • Muzzle: Flash Guard 9
  • Barrel: 7.5" VDV Reinforced
  • Body: GRU 5mw Laser Sight
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
  • Magazine: VDV 32 Rnd Fast Mag
  • Handle: Speed Tape
  • Stock: Duster Stock

MG 82

MG 82 light machine gun
MG 82 light machine gun

The MG 82 light machine gun offers a high rate of fire with a large magazine size to shred through waves of enemies. You might want the Axial Arms 3x scope for longer lines of sight on Outbreak's massive maps, but the iron sights should be fine for round-based maps.

  • Muzzle: SOCOM Eliminator
  • Barrel: 16.4" Task Force
  • Body: Ember Sighting Point
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: SALVO 150 Rnd Fast Mag
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: SAS Combat Stock

AMP63

AMP63 pistol
AMP63 pistol

This full-auto pistol combines fast fire rate with just moderate recoil, making the gun feel more like a submachine gun than anything in the pistol class. You'll want to unlock the dual wield attachment to achieve the weapon's highest damage output and to make the most of this machine pistol, as akimbo AMP63s absolutely mow through hordes of zombies.

  • Muzzle: Flash Guard 9
  • Barrel: 6.4" Task Force
  • Body: SWAT 5MW Laser Sight
  • Magazine: SALVO 22 RND Fast Mag
  • Stock: Dual Wield

*Pro tip: Zombies lets you save the attachments to your weapon as a Custom Blueprint Mod. This means that if you save all your preferred attachments on the M16 as a blueprint, when you grab the gun from the mystery box or a Wall Buy, you can quickly have all of your attachments equipped.

To create a custom blueprint for a weapon, simply go to your Create-A-Class before a match and select the Gunsmith option next to the weapon of choice. Add all of the attachments for the weapon, and then select Custom Mod Options (press L2 on PlayStation or LT on Xbox) to name and save the custom blueprint. Once you're in the game with the gun of choice, you can bring up the pause menu and select the Apply Blueprint option.

This is great not only because you can instantly have all the best attachments on the weapon, but you can save multiple builds of a weapon. If you prefer a 3x scope for long-distance shots on the massive Outbreak maps, but want to use a different scope for a more close-range experience on the round-based maps, you can save and name one specific to each mode.

If you haven't already explored Forsaken, there are some great Easter eggs to complete on the map. There is a main storyline quest and some fun arcade games to play.

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