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Best SMG in Black Ops 2

Updated on February 7, 2013
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The Chicom CQB is the best sub-machine gun in Call of Duty Black Ops 2. It is the 5th SMG you can unlock and can be unlocked when you reach level 37. This is a 3 round burst gun that is extremely effective in many situations and can be made even better with attachments. Like most SMG counterparts to assault rifles, this gun shoots faster than burst fire assault rifles with a decrease in the damage each burst deals. That is why this weapon is superior to comparable assault rifles in close-quarters combat or on smaller maps. Below I will describe my setup as well as show a table laying out the class.

I just recently started using this gun and for a while my kdr with this gun was well over 50% higher than the kdr of my number 2 gun, the SMR. I am more of a rusher so this gun is better suited for my play style. I immediately started getting better scores and kdr and I only got better with it the more I used it. I hope that you see similar improvements if you use this class, especially if you like to rush.

Please leave any feedback you'd like. I really appreciate it. :)

Class Setup

Slot Type
Selection
Primary Weapon
Chicom CQB
Primary Attachments
Select Fire, Reflex Sight, Long Barrel
Secondary Weapon
N/A
Secondary Attachments
N/A
Perk 1
Lightweight, Hardline
Perk 2
Toughness
Perk 3
Dexterity
Lethal Grenade
N/A
Tactical Grenade
N/A
Wildcards
Perk 1 Greed, Primary Gunfighter

Class Description

For my Chicom class, I try to optimize my speed and agility as this weapon is an SMG and better for quick, close gunfights. To do this I use lightweight, which makes you move faster, and dexterity, which allows you to jump, climb, and recover from sprinting faster. I also use hardline to help accumulate scorestreaks quicker and toughness, which decreases flinch when shot, so I can still manage to have my aim locked onto my opponent, when I am in the middle of a short distance gunfight. The Perk 1 Greed wildcard allows me to have hardline and lightweight together.

What really makes the Chicom an excellent gun is the select fire attachment. Similar to the SMR, the Chicom becomes one of the best guns in the game when you are able to make it fire fully automatic. It fires so rapidly because it is an SMG while having incredible power due to being a burst fire weapon normally, at least for an SMG. Effectively, this gives the power of a rapid fire controller mod inside the game. Numerous times I have run into a room with multiple enemies and came out on top because you can drop enemies so quickly with this gun on full-auto. I also use a reflex sight to improve my aiming and a long barrel to increase the gun's range. Making it full auto makes the gun less accurate so the long barrel attachment counteracts this on top of improving the range of the gun as it is an SMG and has poor(er) range normally. The Primary Gunfighter wildcard allows me to add a third attachment to my primary gun.

I don't normally use a secondary or grenades so I'm not really affected by not having them.

This is just the class setup I use. I would always recommend the select fire attachment but anything else is complete customizable to fit your play style. I would either look to improve on what the Chicom, being a SMG, is already good at, speed and agility, or trying to completely offset its flaws, range and power. I would avoid mixing these as the class would not be as good. Please leave a comment on what your class setup is and how it is different than mine. Also, please leave any suggestions as to how to make this class better. Thanks! :)

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      Joe 3 years ago

      I also prefer the chicom to other SMGs but I use laser sight and MMS instead (MMS works unbelievably well with smoke). The MMS also let's me see campers (which I think we can all agree is a damn nice thing) so that I can blast em to shit through the wall or with c4. Smoke is great for rushing a camper room or corridor and gives you the cover needed to get those kill shots and with MMS, you can through it while your victims can't.

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      BagelCream 3 years ago

      Sorry if I am late, but I have a few problems with this Set Up. Don't get me wrong, I love the Article, but I would alter it a little. For one, what makes the Chicom different from other burst fire weapons, is that it has no Burst Delay between bursts. I have a somewhat fast trigger finger, so the Select Fire attachment doesn't benefit much. Also, Reflex also isn't needed, because the Chicom has clear iron sights, promoting lots of Peripheral view. Besides that, I like the Class Setup.

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      Satanblood7 4 years ago

      my favorite is the peacekeeper, just a personal preference

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      Morgan Sheridan 4 years ago from Illinois, United States

      SMG's are really good in general in COD games due to the smaller maps. I am better with the burst fire and single shot guns than most people I think so leveling up the chicom to the select fire is not really a hassle for me. I haven't played with it for a while because I'm diamonding out all my guns but it remains one of my best guns (I think 3rd best). Definitely try it out. I hope it works for me but, based on my poll, people don't seem to like this setup/gun :/.

      Thanks for reading and let me know how it goes! :D

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      John 4 years ago from Tennessee

      I like SMGS, i have a high leveled Skorpion and a high leveled PDW 57, and i had a gold PP90M1 in MW3 before i prestiged, but ive never tried the chicom. i will definitely try this. ive used other types of guns like LMGs and ARs, but ive always been best with SMGs for some reason...

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      Morgan Sheridan 4 years ago from Illinois, United States

      Ya I know that, besides a few exceptions, weapons are a personal preference. I agree the MP7 and MSMC are great weapons but I played better with the Chicom, even without the select fire attachment to make it full auto. I actually think the PDW is a close second for SMG's. The Chicom doesn't appear to be a common preference if I look at my polls. :/

      Thanks for the feedback! :)

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      Jack 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      I wouldn't say it is the best. I prefer either the MP7 or the MSMC to be quite honest with you, I don't know, the Chicom can be OK, it just depends on what sort of lobby you're in.

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      Morgan Sheridan 4 years ago from Illinois, United States

      I will have to take a closer look at the M8 as I have only used it a little bit without the select fire. The select fire attachment is a huge game changer, in my opinion. It takes these burst and single-shot guns, which are the best guns already, to another level. Using anything else seems less advantageous as you get the power/range of a semi-auto gun on a full-auto gun.

      Thanks for the input! :)

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      Corey 4 years ago

      The best gun in the game (in my opinion of course) is the M8 with select fire, stock and laser (you can always swap the stock for a suppressor if that's your preference). It has good long range accuracy courtesy of the 4 round burst, but you can quickly switch to full auto and relatively accurate hip fire shooting for close encounters. It's extremely versatile.

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      articlesbyalex 4 years ago

      Thanks :)

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      Morgan Sheridan 4 years ago from Illinois, United States

      Sweet! I'll be sure to check them out.

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      articlesbyalex 4 years ago

      Awesome, I'll probably do a hub about black ops 2 at some point, currently working on weapon guides for halo and tactical guides for BF3

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      Morgan Sheridan 4 years ago from Illinois, United States

      Nice! It is my favorite gun too (I have another hub about it) but I play drastically worse before I unlock the select fire attachment. After I get that, I wreck people! haha

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      articlesbyalex 4 years ago

      Aw man I demolish with the SMR haha, probably my favourite weapon!

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      Morgan Sheridan 4 years ago from Illinois, United States

      Thanks a lot! I love it too. I even do well with it while I'm working towards get the select fire attachment (different story with the SMR :/ ).

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      articlesbyalex 4 years ago

      Awesome article :) Great work, I love the Chicom :D

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      Morgan Sheridan 4 years ago from Illinois, United States

      I look forward to hearing if it works. I hope it does.

      I will also take a longer look at the Scorpion as I haven't really played with it too much. Thanks for reading and let me know how trying this loadout goes. :)

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      Skyler Parker 4 years ago from Idaho Falls, ID

      The Scorpion is a good weapon, but like you said, it would be my own opinion on which one is better. Each person plays differently, so it may be better for me. I'm definitely gonna try the loadout and see if I like it better, though. I'll let you know if I like it.

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      Morgan Sheridan 4 years ago from Illinois, United States

      I agree that ARs are better for distance but I rush pretty much the entire game. I would say the average confrontation distance is about 20 yards and closer. For me, SMGs are perfect close up and I have good enough aim to take people down quickly even with a lower damage gun.

      I have a hub about my favorite class and I use the SMR with select fire, due to it's high damage and accuracy.

      I don't have anything against the Scorpion. I just prefer the Chicom because I can be more accurate with it, even with select fire on it.

      Is the Scorpion better in your opinion?

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      Skyler Parker 4 years ago from Idaho Falls, ID

      I'm a firm believer in Assault Rifles. SMG's are nice, but they lack distance and accuracy even with the long barrel. I'm curious as to which AR you would use and why? Also, what don't you like about the Scorpion EVO?

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I understand your point and appreciate it. I think it not all that realistic. But hey I stepped into your hub not the other way around. Thanks for your explanation.

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      Morgan Sheridan 4 years ago from Illinois, United States

      I'm not sure what you mean by "deal with these games" but I will try to answer your question. I know many people, including people in my own life, believe these games somehow increase young adults' tendency to be aggressive and misuse weapons in the real world. I personally believe there is an extremely low amount of truth to this way of thinking. For example, I've barely ever fired a gun in real life, let alone actually wanted to fire one. I also just recently read some statistics showing how violent games have little or zero effect on the occurance of gun violence. I hope this answers your question.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Do not get me wrong I liked this article and have even written some on the Diablo series. My livin, masters candidate, nephew is a very happy gamer.

      Could you give me your opinion as to how to deal with these games and there constant association with horrible use of real world weapons.