In Call of Duty games, your loadout is the most important thing to decide upon to perform better. Black Ops Cold War is going to be no different. A well-made loadout can play to your strengths and give you the tools that you need to win. A bad one can leave you floundering. We know about quite a bit of the Cold War equipment that will feature in the final game, and this is an important part of your loadout. Equipment is used by unskilled players as a panic button or just a random attack. If you know what you’re doing though, they can form an important part of a tactical attack.
This guide covers the equipment that is going to be in the game, and which types different players should use. Most of it is going to be pretty familiar to long-term Call of Duty players. However, revisiting all of your options in light of the different perks and weapons in this new game might be a good way to break out of an old routine. This is what you need to know:
Black Ops Cold War Equipment Guide – Full List
Black Ops Cold War equipment can be broken down into two different categories; lethal and tactical. One deals damage and the other is a bit more strategic. If you’re playing right though, both should be being tactically deployed to maximize how lethal you are. You get one choice from each of these two categories. These are the options:
- Frag grenade
- Smoke Grenade
- Stun Grenade
- Flash Grenade
- Gas Grenade
Those are the ones we know about so far, but which is right for your loadout? This is some more detail on all of the Black Ops Cold War equipment and who should use it:
- C4 – C4 is an explosive and one that definitely has its charms. Since you get one lethal equipment, this one might end up being the choice by default for a lot of players. It’s the only option that isn’t a straight-up throwable attack. So if you’re playing aggressively and pushing constantly, you should probably take the C4.
- Frag Grenade – This is a fairly standard grenade and its best use is right there in the name; for fragging. Games like Valorant make fragging more important than Call of Duty, but a well-organized team will be able to do a lot of damage with fragging in Cold War.
- Molotov – Named for the Soviet Foreign minister during the second world war, the Molotov is an improvised weapon that creates explosives from household liquor and rags. As Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War equipment, it is a great tool for spreading fire and destruction. This can deal damage, but more importantly, spread panic. A well-timed throw can send an enemy team scuttling, giving you an opening. Some damage can be down, but players with the right timing can use it to disrupt a team’s effort picking up kills and progressing the objective.
- Smoke Grenade – This is a grenade that explodes into a cloud of smoke. This is a pretty good move to clear an area, slow down an opponent trying to take an objective, or just clear space as you’re pushing ahead. This one is really quite versatile. It works as a fragging tool, but it also has value for players who are playing more reservedly. It can be a great cover for moving around and escaping as a sniper. It can function as a panic button to push your enemies away. It’s usually best to avoid panic, but go with what works.
- Stun Grenade – The stun grenade incapacitates players that are in its vicinity. This is a good tool for clearing inside spaces and mopping up a good amount of kills. It doesn’t have as many applications if you’re not directly fragging. However, when under attack as a support player, throwing one out and switching to a shotgun can be a pretty effective play.
- Flash Grenade – This one really works quite similarly to the stun grenade!
- Gas grenade – This works like the smoke grenade but it does some damage. It’s applicable in the same situations but with a bit more bite if you’re pushing ahead.
The last two ones of the Black Ops Cold War equipment haven’t been officially announced, but from the perks we can fill in the blanks.
Which Black Ops Cold War Equipment Should You Use?
Those are all of the options that we know about so far. They suit different types of players. The strengths are mainly there for fragging, so all-out aggressive players will have a lot to work with. If you’re a sniper or someone who is playing more of a support role, then you have a few options. However, the other areas of your loadout might be more helpful for that specific type of play. However it is that you’re playing, try to experiment, and make sure all of your loadout is working together.
Our other guides to Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War can help you build the perfect loadout straight from opening up the game.