How to Choose the Right Weapon on Call of Duty
In this Hub I wil talk about how you should go about choosing the right weapons I will also compare weapons to your playing style, and allow you to have the best chance at success by following the guidelines I set out in writing this guide.
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So obviously this guide can be applied throughout all of the Call Of Duty games. With that being said, I will try to give specific weapons, but will also keep it generalized as this guide will be able to be used on all platforms, for all games. This will mainly talk about classes of weapons, and what you should look at to succeed with those certain weapons.
Another thing is that, this is firstly my opinion, and I am also going to talk about depending on what your strategy is for in games what type of weapons you should use. Obviously no two gamers are alike, therefore what works for you is rarely going to work for someone else. So keep that in mind when telling your friends what guns they "need" to use. This is something a lot of people do, and in my opinion is a big mistake. This is forcing people to try new things, and making the whole gaming experience a lot more stressful for them. Overall you need to do what works best for you, and allow over time your gaming to develop, and to try new things. A real gamer does not have to stick to one gun, or one game type, and can play many game types, and use multiple weapons and still succeed.
So the first category to talk about should be assault rifles. This is the most commonly used weapon, and overall is a very effective weapon in the game. So this leads me to talk about these weapons first.
Throughout the Call of Duty games, assault rifles have always been crucial in any game mode. This is a very versatile weapon that allows for smooth mobility, and good firepower, while also showing low recoil, and a good weapon to post up with if need be. This allows you to do a number of different roles throughout a game with an assault rifle. It will allow you to do any position on any objective based game mode, but also on a kill based game, give the power to keep the shots to take an enemy down at minimum.
Assault rifles are by fat the BEST weapons for most gamers in a first person shooter.
On Call of Duty 4, the M4 carbine was the best assault rifle, on Modern warfare 2 the best assault rifle was arguably the ACR, this was also the first time it was introduced on a Call of Duty game. Then on Black Ops, the Commando was the key gun that people fought for. And last but not least in Modern Warfare 3 you had the Fad/or ACR that were weapons that people love. These 2 are the most popular assault rifles in the game now.
Overall assault rifles are a key part of the Call of Duty game, and therefore I had to talk about them first.
Light Machine Guns
I am not talking about these next because they are my second favorite, but simply to get them out of the way. I understand that you must add LMG's to the game for the fact they are a crucial part of weapons history, BUT at the same time I have seen no effective use for them in the Call of Duty video game series. While they are fun to play with, take down helicopters, overall they are not a great gun to use for everyday playing. First off the movability with a light machine gun is awful. Next you have the noise with no silencer which is bound to give you away to anyone with a good headset. And lastly, the bullet damage is not much better than an assault rifle, so personally I do not see a reason for them. IF they had the power of a sniper rifle, and fully automatic, MAYBE but as they stand now, I personally do not see any reason that people are so obsessed with these weapons, nor do I see many people obsessed with them. if anything I think they are a gun that people use to show off with.
Sub Machine Guns.
This is arguably one of the most popular gun types right up there with assault rifles. These have been very popular in EVERY Call of Duty game, and are great for any game mode. A submachine gun offers a few things.
First.. Higher fire rate. The higher fire rate, while not crucial, allows for you to pump out many more bullets into a target over a time than other guns. Not to mention you can add rapid fire to the weapons to increase the fire rate even further. While the bullet damage may be less, pumping 10 bullets into a person in 3 seconds is more effective than 2 assault rifle rounds into that same person in that time.
Second.. movability. This is obviously the main reason people use submachine guns. They allow for a mobility that no other gun other than a pistol offers. You will be able to run and gun, or move around and have the fire rate that everyone looks for. This will also allow you to be extremely effective on any game mode.
Third... Effectiveness.. The effectiveness of a submachine gun is what truly sets it apart from anything else. The gun is extremely effective, and will allow you to shoot many targets constantly moving, and with a faster reload.
Overall the Submachine gun is PROBABLY the most popular type of gun used in the game, if not second to the assault rifle. It is a crucial element to any game, and allows the user to be a threat to any player.
So I guess this category comes next. With sniper rifles, I have a love hate relationship. Personally I don't like them, but at the same time, they can be utilized correctly, and help a team greatly on certain game modes. At the same time, if you are playing domination, and someone is way off in the wrong area of the map with a sniper rifle, they can also ruin a team, and throw the game. So I think it all falls on how you use the sniper rifle. These are not for everyone, but players who care about their kill to death ratio more than anything else, this allows for perfect use. This will allow you to utilize the guns correctly and have success getting that all important (Sarcasm) number oh so high.
With that being said, if I am using a sniper rifle, I have always personally been a fan of semi automatic sniper rifles. In my opinion these allow for more firepower if you miss, allow you to quick shoot if someone gets close, and in my opinion is more fun. I think the only people who use bolt action sniper rifles are those who are trying to make quick shot or trick shot videos which is fairly annoying as well.
Shotguns in my opinion are the most useless weapon in the game. I think that these are used only to show off, and do not hold much effectiveness in the game. I also do not really see the point of using these guns as they are not effective, have bad range, and overall do not serve much purpose within the game. I think that I have listed many better choices above that you can use in the game to be successful, and that using a shotgun is the least successful. Most players use shotguns when fooling around, or showing off, or when the game comes out initially if there is an unfair advantage to using a shotgun.
I am glad that Black Ops 2 is making these optional, because I rarely use the secondary weapon unless I myself am fooling around, or am trying to just mess around in the game, or take down a helicopter. With that being said I very rarely will use the secondary weapons which for me makes them extremely ineffective, and a useless weapon within the game.
So there you have it, the best weapons to use in the game. The best ones to use in my opinion are the assault rifle, and submachine gun, and depending on your playing style and what you are trying to accomplish you will probably have similar taste. Those are the most popular weapons, and many have great success using those weapons.