Black Ops 2: The Best Guns to Use in Multiplayer

Here are a list of guns that a lot of people use to slay the opposition in Black Ops 2’s multiplayer.

In almost every first-person shooter game’s multiplayer, there’s almost always a loadout that people refer to as “god” tier or a gun that a lot of people use since it’s supposed to be “overpowered” or whatnot.

While it’s too early call a gun in Black Ops 2 as overpowered, we’re here now to give other players a handy guide to know what gun to use straight off the bat. Note that this doesn’t mean that using these said weapons will automatically mean you’ll be a powerhouse killer in Black Ops 2, but they should help you get that kill/death ratio up a fair bit.

Assault Rifles

Out of all the Assault Rifles in the game, the FAL OSW might be the weirdest one of the bunch. While it’s still a strong weapon when you first start out,  it reaches its full potential once you unlock the “Select Fire” option attachment. Once you equip this, you don’t need to tap the fire button repeatedly to get shots off.

This gun is so effective since it only takes three hits at long range to kill someone and from my understanding; it inflicts the highest damage in its category.

Tip: Use the Select Fire attachment. Pair it with either a Target Finder/Holographic site or even a Suppressor.

Submachine Guns

The submachine guns or SMGs in Black Ops 2 are quite possibly the most popular gun type in the game now. It’s easy to use, has a very fast rate-of-fire and with the added attachments, can even be used for long range.

Out of the lot, the most ones used so far are:

Skorpion EVO


SMGs are mostly attached with a Suppressor and the next attachment depends on the player’s preference. If you prefer to use it to hip fire, I suggest attaching a Laser Sight. If not that, maybe you want to try it for long range? You can do so by outfitting it with the necessary attachment, too.

The Skorpion EVO is the last available SMG to unlock and it has the highest rate-of-fire in any gun in the game. It chews through bullets fast but for head-to-head encounters, it’s hard to beat.

Sniper Rifle

I admit, I hate snipers in Black Ops 2. It’s just that it’s quite easy to snipe someone and there are far too many “quickscopers,” too.

However, one thing they do have in common is using the DSR-50. It has the highest damage in any sniper rifle in the game. So that means, almost 90% of hits will result in a kill.  For attachments, I’ve seen people use it with an ACOG scope to great effect, too. Again, it’s up to your play-style. If you’re a damn quickscoper, then I gather you can take any attachments and just run with it, no?

Want to see the DSR-50 and other sniper rifle sin action? Head on below.


LightMachine Guns (LMGs)

The LMGs might be the most under-represented weapon in Black Ops 2. It’s rare that I’ve come across top-tier players using it, but it’s still a formidable weapon type.

The LSAT is an easy pick due to its low recoil compared to the other LMGs. Most people that run with it equip it with a Target Finder/Dual Band Scope and either an Extended Clip or Rapid Fire to compensate for the gun type’s slower bullet output.


For shotguns, using the 870 MCS (starting gun) and the last unlock, the M1216 proves to be the most popular. Since it’s a one-hit kill at close range, most people don’t even bother putting a scope on it. Instead, they use a Laser Sight for those eventual hip fires, Quickdraw to always be able to fire first (and win) and maybe a Long Barrel. Honestly, I’ve lost count how many times I’ve been “sniped” using a shotgun with the Long Barrel attachment.


Here’s where it gets interesting. In my opinion and from what I’ve seen, the KAP-40 pistol (which is the last one you’ll unlock), is one hell of a weapon. Heck, I’ve even seen people use it as its primary and win against Assault Rifles and SMGs.

Normally, the KAP-40 is outfitted with Fast Mag to compensate for its reloading time, and a Suppressor to be able to ambush a ton of people behind their asses. If you are planning on using it as your primary, I suggest equipping Scavenger and anything that will make you move faster than your enemy.

Don’t believe me, watch the clip below to be a believer how strong the gun is.

That concludes our mini-guide on which guns to use in Black Ops 2. Again, I stress that using these won’t necessarily make you a monster or guarantee that each head-on encounter is a win, but at least you now know which guns the top players prefer.