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The MG 82 is singlehandedly breaking the Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4 meta with its tremendous stats and dominant loadout. Many players expect a nerf in the coming days, which means the gun may not be usable later this week. However, players can still use it in Black Ops Cold War, where it’s a great light machine gun.

Given the MG 82’s dominance in Warzone, it’s no surprise that the gun has been overlooked in Cold War. Players either wanted to use the new C58 assault rifle more or just thought the MG 82 was only a Warzone weapon. That’s not the case, though, as the new LMG is capable of wreaking havoc in multiplayer.

Of course, the right loadout is needed to ensure that players stand their best chance in taking down enemy teams.

Best MG 82 loadout in Black Ops Cold War

Like most other light machine guns in Cold War, the MG 82 doesn’t feature too many weaknesses. It’s a bit clunky and moves slow, but that’s true of any LMG. Besides that, the gun has a reliable damage output, matching range and little recoil.

This means that the recommended loadout will equip attachments that players are accustomed to seeing. However, there are some surprises that players may not think to equip.

  • Barrel: 16.4″ Task Force
  • Underbarrel: SFOD Speedgrip
  • Ammunition: Fast Mag
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: SAS Combat Stock

The biggest surprise of this loadout is probably the absence of an optic. The MG 82 has decent iron sights and this frees up a spot in the loadout; which is filled by an attachment like the SFOD Speedgrip. This attachment allows the player to move faster while keeping their recoil down.

Moving on, the 16.4″ Task Force barrel performs great at range but lowers ADS time. Speaking of ADS time, both the Airborne Elastic Wrap and SAS Combat Stock are in use to combat the Task Force’s decrease of the stat. This allows the MG 82 to compete with ARs and SMGs up close.

The MG 82 in Cold War might not be as dominant as it is in Warzone but it’s still a great weapon worth using.


Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.


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