[Top 10] CoD Cold War Best Hipfire Guns To Use

ADS is for chumps

Whenever I try to break my previous kill streak record, I've noticed that ADS can often slow me down and make it more difficult to cover all of my sides effectively. In such situations, hipfire builds have become my best friend because they allow me to save precious seconds I would have spent focusing on ADS and instead go straight to shooting.

For those of you who know what I'm talking about, I've compiled a list of the best hipfire guns to use in Cold War for when you just can't be bothered to stand idly and aim at opponents who can't seem to stay in one place long enough.

10. MAC-10

The MAC-10 makes up for its lackluster handling with its rate of fire

Though the MAC-10's recoil and overall damage aren't the best, the insane fire rate compensates for any shortcomings. With the fastest fire rate of any SMG, the MAC-10 is ideal for anyone who enjoys emptying an entire magazine into an opponent. With the right attachments and the added benefit of insane movement speed, the MAC-10 could be the ideal weapon for a hip-fire build.

What the MAC-10 excels in:

  • Quick kills are much easier because of the high fire rate.
  • Escaping opponents is much easier with the high movement speed.
  • Movement across the map is efficient due to easy handling.
  • Maneuverability is efficient due to its lightweight physics.
  • Multi-kills are a breeze with the spread, fire rate, and superior handling combined.

MAC-10 base stats:

  • Damage: 27
  • DMG range: 11m
  • Mag Size: 32 rounds
  • Rate of Fire: 1111 RPM
  • Bullet velocity: 200 m/s

MAC-10 full details: https://callofduty.fandom.com/wiki/MAC-10#Call_of_Duty:_Black_Ops_Cold_War

9. Diamatti

The Diamatti is the meta pistol for all the pros

The Diamatti is a 3-round burst-fire pistol that has become a favorite secondary weapon for many pro players. It's a great gun to use whenever you're stuck in a sticky situation that requires a lot of movement. The fire rate is quite good, and with shots placed correctly, killing becomes much easier without having to aim. With increased movement speed, it becomes much easier to maneuver around opponents, unless, of course, they have better aim against you.

What the Diamatti excels in:

  • Higher mobility allows easy escape from enemy fire.
  • Burst rounds allow for more bullets to fire without needing to adjust for recoil constantly.
  • Can be taken into a secondary weapon slot; no need to use the Overkill perk.
  • Dual Wield stock allows for double the damage.
  • Great for pairing with snipers or tactical rifles.

Diamatti base stats:

  • Damage: 30
  • DMG range: 21.59m
  • Mag Size: 15 rounds
  • Rate of Fire: 1111 RPM
  • Bullet velocity: 250 m/s

Diamatti full details: https://callofduty.fandom.com/wiki/M93_Raffica#Call_of_Duty:_Black_Ops_Cold_War

8. Streetsweeper

Call of Duty has really taken us far with the idea of a fully-automatic shotgun

As if shotguns weren't already overpowered in CoD, the Streetsweeper demonstrates just how powerful a shotgun can be. This weapon is fully automatic and has the highest fire rate of any shotgun on the market, making it ideal for annihilating multiple opponents at close range. The best thing about this gun is that it is perfectly designed for hip firing, and using ADS with it would slow you down.

What the Streetsweeper excels in:

  • High-damage rounds require only 1-3 rounds to eliminate opponents.
  • Automatic firing makes for quick kills.
  • Can be taken into a secondary weapon slot; no need to use the Overkill perk.
  • Close-range effectiveness is very useful for smaller rooms.
  • A large magazine capacity is excellent for eliminating multiple opponents.

Streetsweeper base stats:

  • Damage: 134
  • DMG range: 5.72m
  • Mag Size: 12 rounds
  • Rate of Fire: 300 RPM
  • Bullet velocity: 850 m/s

Streetsweeper full details: https://callofduty.fandom.com/wiki/Striker#Call_of_Duty:_Black_Ops_Cold_War

7. AK47

The Russians were onto something when they made this gun

The AK47 is a great gun in general, and it is used by a disproportionately large number of players. It's ideal for close-to-mid-range combat, but it can also be used at longer ranges. This makes it ideal for ADS and hipfire, depending on the situation. With the right hip-fire attachments, this gun can turn into a monster when used as a hip-fire weapon, allowing for easy kills when rushing an opponent's position with no time to ADS.

What the AK47 excels at:

  • Since it’s an AR, the accuracy is much higher compared to SMGs.
  • High damage allows for quicker kills.
  • Great for both rushing and holding positions.
  • Hipfire can extend to longer ranges compared to many guns on this list.
  • Good for wall-banging opponents due to its high bullet velocity.

AK47 base stats:

  • Damage: 38
  • DMG range: 38.1m
  • Mag Size: 30 rounds
  • Rate of Fire: 600 RPM
  • Bullet velocity: 490 m/s

AK47 full details: https://callofduty.fandom.com/wiki/AK-47#Call_of_Duty:_Black_Ops_Cold_War

6. PPSh-41

This gun gives me a sense of nostalgia for those Italian mafia movies

The PPSh is a fairly balanced gun, with some lacking qualities but capable of annihilating enemies. With an exceptional rate of fire and a magazine that can hold up to 55 rounds, this gun will make anyone regret messing with you. If you want an SMG with a quick kill time and a reasonable range for an SMG, the PPSh can be a formidable weapon if you can master its high recoil.

What the PPSh-41 excels at:

  • A high rate of fire equates to better kill time.
  • Large ammo capacity means less time wasted on reloading.
  • Better mobility is good for rushing opponents and escaping enemy fire.
  • Excellent companion weapon to snipers due to close-quarter effectiveness.
  • A high range of damage makes it effective against enemies at longer distances.

PPSh-41 base stats:

  • Damage: 28
  • DMG range: 15.24m
  • Mag Size: 32 rounds
  • Rate of Fire: 909 RPM
  • Bullet velocity: 200 m/s

PPSh-41 full details: https://callofduty.fandom.com/wiki/PPSh-41?so=search#Call_of_Duty:_Black_Ops_Cold_War

5. LC10

An unexpected addition to the SMG category... but a welcome one for sure!

Because of its high rate of fire and low recoil, the LC10 quickly became one of the most lethal SMGs when it was released in Season 2. It handles well for an SMG, allowing it to excel in one-on-one gunfights, particularly against non-SMG users. Though it does not deal the most damage, it has a decent kill time and can be dangerous to enemies in most situations.

What the LC10 excels at:

  • Low recoil and high accuracy make aiming much easier.
  • A good rate of fire and high bullet velocity helps with reduced kill time.
  • Easy handling makes snapping onto opponents simpler.
  • Good range makes it better at mid-range as well as close-range.
  • Magazines can be upgraded to 55 rounds which reduces the need for reloading.

LC10 base stats:

  • Damage: 30
  • DMG range: 21.59m
  • Mag Size: 34 rounds
  • Rate of Fire: 800 RPM
  • Bullet velocity: 410 m/s

LC10 full details: https://callofduty.fandom.com/wiki/LC10

4. MP5

This gun is the reason I'm not ashamed to show my K/D anymore

The MP5, possibly one of the most commonly used guns in the game, was the meta for a long time in the early to mid stages of the game. The MP5, an all-rounder gun with stats that make it an excellent offensive weapon in nearly every situation, can be customized to become one of the best hip-fire weapons to use in-game. With one of the fastest kill times of any automatic gun in the game, the MP5 is an excellent choice for your next hipfire class.

What the MP5 excels at:

  • A high fire rate and good damage combine hand-in-hand for quick kills.
  • Handling the gun is great for following moving enemies that try to escape your fire.
  • Low recoil and low muzzle flash make aiming a breeze.
  • Effective at close quarters for eliminating a room full of enemies.
  • Low bullet spray works well with hipfire.

MP5 base stats:

  • Damage: 32
  • DMG range: 10.16m
  • Mag Size: 30 rounds
  • Rate of Fire: 857 RPM
  • Bullet velocity: 250 m/s

MP5 full details: https://callofduty.fandom.com/wiki/MP5?so=search#Call_of_Duty:_Black_Ops_Cold_War_2

3. Ak74u

I feel as if this gun can't decide whether it wants to be an SMG or an AR

The Ak47u is the meta weapon for many pro players in CDL, with very high damage compared to other guns in its category. To be honest, the Ak74u mimics an AR more than an SMG due to the highly penetrative 5.45mm rounds. It handles similarly to an AK47 in terms of how it is controlled and how it shoots.

What the Ak74u excels at:

  • High damage allows for quick kills.
  • 5.45mm rounds make wall-banging enemies much more effortless.
  • AR-like handling makes it a good SMG alternative for AR players.
  • Close-quarter effectiveness is good for getting up close and personal with enemies.
  • The right attachments can eliminate almost all recoil and make aiming much easier.

Ak74u base stats:

  • Damage: 38
  • DMG range: 7.62m
  • Mag Size: 30 rounds
  • Rate of Fire: 697 RPM
  • Bullet velocity: 500 m/s

Ak74u full details: https://callofduty.fandom.com/wiki/AK-74u#Call_of_Duty:_Black_Ops_Cold_War

2. Gallo SA12

Hated by many, loved by few (including me)

The Gallo is a shotgun with the stopping power of a bulldozer, making it an excellent weapon for one-shotting any annoying enemies who get too close. This semi-automatic shotgun can take on even the most difficult opponents and usually sends them into a frenzy whenever they come up against it. This shotgun, like other shotguns, is designed to be used as a hipfire weapon and can take out multiple players in a matter of seconds.

What the Gallo SA12 excels at:

  • Very high damage can be used to kill opponents with a single round.
  • Low bullet spread means damage is concentrated onto a smaller area.
  • Enemies tend to flinch when hit by this weapon which throws off their aim. 
  • Can be taken into a secondary weapon slot; no need to use the Overkill perk.
  • Semi-automatic shooting allows for fast kills in a room full of enemies.

Gallo SA12 base stats:

  • Damage: 118
  • DMG range: 5.72m
  • Mag Size: 7 rounds
  • Rate of Fire: 180 RPM
  • Bullet velocity: 850 m/s

Gallo SA12 full details: https://callofduty.fandom.com/wiki/SPAS-12#Call_of_Duty:_Black_Ops_Cold_War

1. Milano 821

Perhaps one of the most underrated guns in the game

Officially the best hipfire weapon in the game, the Milano is the meta for all hipfire weapon players. Though it may not be used by many players, many qualities make this weapon great, including its superior handling. If you’re considering a hipfire build that is easy to use, the Milano will probably be the best choice for you.

What the Milano 821 excels at:

  • Low recoil makes aiming easier.
  • High damage compensates for the low rate of fire for quick kills.
  • High handling speed makes for faster reload speed.
  • Hipfire accuracy is the highest of all SMGs.
  • A lower rate of fire helps with lower bullet spread, making headshots easier.

Milano 821 base stats:

  • Damage: 42
  • DMG range: 15.24m
  • Mag Size: 32 rounds
  • Rate of Fire: 576 RPM
  • Bullet velocity: 225 m/s

Milano 821 full details: https://callofduty.fandom.com/wiki/Milano_821

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