Call of Duty: Black Ops III Weapons Guide

Breaking down the weapons in Call of Duty: Black Ops III so you know just what to grab for your missions

When it comes to weaponry in Call of Duty: Black Ops III, you're going to run into a lot of it. Whether you prefer assault rifles, pistols or something with a little more kick to it, you'll find no shortage of outstanding guns to use throughout the game.

We'll be breaking down these weapons over the course of various guides here on Ops Feed, but for now, here's a quick briefing of the Primary and Secondary Weapons you'll find in the game...

Assault Rifles

Assault Rifles

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Kn-44 – This gun comes with a full-auto range, enabling three-shot kill opportunity with each firing at short range. In addition, it's also got a moderate recoil for easy handling, along with being supportive of additional attachments.

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HVK-30 – This assault rifle has what we believe is the fastest fire rate you'll find with an assault rifle, which kind of takes away from its damage ratio. Still, it's a good run, especially if you pair it with the Rapid Fire and High Caliber perks.

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ICR-1 – If you're looking for accuracy in a gun, the ICR-1 is your best bet, as it fires moderately well with minimal recoil behind it. It's not that great when it comes to firing at long range, however, as it's limited on its shots.

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Man-o-War – This assault rifle doesn't fire as fast as the others, but it makes up for it with a whopping damage rate, perfect against higher-shielding enemies and puncturing those through walls and behind cover.

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XR-2 – Want more burst fire for your buck from an assault rifle? Try the XR-2, which enables three-round auto-burst fire with each round of shots. In addition, it also burst cycles automatically, so you don't have to wait too long for efficiency.

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M8A7 – This rifle offers a four-round dispersement for great firing, and also has minimum recoil, so you know that the handling's good. It can also take out an opponent with a single burst via long-range, so it's a good all-around weapon.

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Sheiva – If you want to show off your marksman skills, here's your weapon. This gun can take out two enemy infantry in two shots with ease, and also has the same capabilities as a good sniper rifle, but with better firing.

Light Machine Guns

LMG's (Light Machine Guns)

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BRM – This light machine gun packs a punch, as it can do major damage while also offering solid aiming, thanks to its somewhat balanced recoil system. While some CQC-based weaponry is better, it's still a good all-around LMG.

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Dingo – It's not eating babies, but this Dingo is still delivering damage, thanks to its incredibly fast firing rate and moderate recoil, so it's not too bad with aim. It's also got full-auto capability, which makes hitting multiple enemies an advantage.

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48 Dredge – This six-round auto-burst machine gun can make quick work of foes, as it easily fires a number of bursts continuously, although it has a vertical recoil that takes some getting used to. Do that, though, and it'll do enough damage.

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Gorgon – This machine gun is probably one of the best automatic weapons you'll find, even with its slow firing rate. It's enabled to deliver quick two-hit kills at close range, and is also very good when it comes to adding attachments.

Pistols

Pistols

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L-CAR 9 – This pistol is a nice full-auto weapon to keep as a secondary item, thanks to its somewhat modest firing rate and strong amount of damage. It's good for close quarters action, but doesn't do much at long range.

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MR6 – If you're looking for a pistol that really has the best damage ratio out there, this is your gun, as the MR6 is the best semi-auto pistol in power. However, you lose a bit of accuracy as a result, so save it for close-quarters action.

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RK5 – Even though it doesn't have much in the way of ammunition storage, the RK5 more than makes up for it with a fast burst cycle rate, enabling multiple shots in a matter of seconds. It's good if you find yourself surrounded.

Shotguns

Shotguns

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Haymaker 12 – Close-range encounters get no better than the Haymaker, which not only delivers with a fast fire rate, but can also do a great deal of damage. You don't even need to use your ironsights for it.

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KRM-262 – Line up an enemy in your sights with this bad boy and they're likely to drop very quickly, mind the heavily armored types. The KRM packs a major punch, although its range isn't as reliable as others in the class.

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Argus – This lever-action shotgun is excellent when it comes to overall spread of gunfire, as it can hit most targets within aiming range. You can also use the sight for better accuracy as well. Just make sure to have plenty of ammo for it.

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205 Brecci – This semi-automatic shotgun is a superb weapon in the field of combat, with both high marks in the damage and range categories. However, you can get better efficiency by using the ironsights on it.

Sniper Rfiles

Sniper Rifles

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Drakon – Although it does the least amount of damage, the Drakon has the fastest firing rate available, making it ideal if you're trying to take down multiple targets from afar. It's ideal for suppression.

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Locus – For those who prefer devastation taking out someone from the chest on up, the Locus is a perfect weapon, as it guarantees a one-hit kit on the spot. You just need to make sure you have the most accurate shot you can muster.

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P-06 – Although it can take a little bit to charge up, the P-06 delivers big time, as once it's charged, it can let loose with three rounds in rapid fire succession. It also has very low recoil, ideal for accuracy.

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SVG-100 – Even though its ADS time is probably the least quickest of the bunch, the SVG-100 is still quite a good bolt-action-based rifle, complete with excellent accuracy and scope action, and the least amount of handling speed.

Submachine Guns

SMG's (Sub-Machine Guns)

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Kuda – This sub-machine gun is quick on the draw, and delivers a punch with its consistent firing rate and balanced recoil. That makes it easy to use on-the-fly, should you run into enemies on the ground all of a sudden.

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Razorback – This full-auto SMG has the best accuracy in the entire class, thanks to its low recoil rate. It's great for not just close encounters, but also mid-range ones where enemies attempt to get the jump on you.

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Vesper – If you're looking to get multiple kills in close-range combat, the Vesper could be the closest thing you find to a best friend, thanks to its incredibly fast firing rate and full-auto capabilities. Just avoid it for long-range encounters.

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VMP – Although not nearly as effective as the Vesper, the VMP is a great back-up, delivering strong damage with its firing rate and decent accuracy. The only downside is that its clip size is much smaller, so load up on bullets when you can.

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Weevil – This full-auto weapon does a pretty good amount of damage, and has one of the biggest clip sizes you'll find in its class. It also doesn't do half bad when it comes to recoil, making it good for mid-range encounters.

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Pharo – This SMG has great auto-bursts, similar to that of the XR-2 and the 48 Dredge, and also a fairly good amount of damage and accuracy behind it. It also cycle bursts automatically, simply by continuing your firing.

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