What are the best guns in Blackout?

Winning a battle requires not just the best strategy but also the best weapons. Check out our list of the best guns in Blackout for Call of Duty battle royale, pick one up and test it out in the field and dominate the competition.

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    #1Swat RFT

    Swat RFT

    The Swat RFT has very low recoil and low shot spread and can adapt to a variety of play styles due to wide assortment of attachments. It's best for close range combat but has a very low damage rate.

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    Gary Elliott
    Written on April 17, 2019
    "I was browsing through the web for the best guns to use in blackout and found this gun to be the most upvoted among rank lists in websites. I decided to try it in game and lo and behold, it lives up to the hype as expected. The recoil on this gun is so good! 🔥 the range is nothing to brag about, can’t really hit people when they’re too far but it makes up for it with high damage, the best among the ARs."
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    #2ABR 223

    ABR 223

    The ABR 223 can only fire in 3-shot bursts but can take out enemies in 2 full bursts since each shot deals 38 damage. It's best for mid-range combat and can deal good damage and accuracy at a distance. 

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    George Henderson
    Written on April 17, 2019
    "In my opinion, this is one of the best guns in cod blackout in terms of DPS. The only downside is that it’s a burst fire weapon, the 125ms delay can really leave you helpless during engagements. I highly recommend you pickup QuickDraw ASAP, it helps to eliminate the delay and makes it have a similar fire rate to the other ARs."
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    The KN-57 has high damage and fire rate of around 555 RPM which make it great for taking down enemies in mid and close-range combats. At point-blank range, it takes four shots to kill but quickly drops off to five.

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    Henry Gilbert
    Written on April 17, 2019
    "Hands down one of the best guns in black ops 4 blackout for beginners. Started playing Call of Duty Blackout in December, was fairly new to the concept of a COD BR. It’s just easier for me to engage in fights with an AR especially with the KN, just point and shoot, no need to worry too much about the recoil. A good gun overall. "


The Japanese cult classic movie, Battle Royale inspired the game genre of the same name we know today? The movie, Hunger Games back in 2012 started a craze for last man standing mods. The first of these was Minecraft Hunger Games mod made by mlamascese52. Adult-like games such as H1Z1, ARMA III, and the latest battle royale hits came after. Both ARMA II and ARMA III had several last man standing mods available. The most notable ones at the time were DayZ and PlayerUnknown’s Battle Royale (PUBG). PUBG is a standalone battle royale game made by PUBG Corporation and Bluehole Studio. PUBG mobile recently broke a record for more than 400 million registered players. It also achieved a record of 10 million daily users.

Fortnite soon followed and further solidified the popularity of the battle royale genre. Electronic Arts (EA) soon joined the fray with their latest release, Apex Legends. 2 months into its release, Apex Legends was proving to be a good contender to PUBG and Fortnite. Call of Duty, considered by many as the grandfather of shooter games has gotten into the action as well. Blackout is a mode in their latest Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 game, serves as their own take on the genre. Many players would argue that their own battle royale is the best mix of all others. It mixes the fit and finish of Fortnite and solid and simple gameplay of PUBG. All while incorporating elements from its own series of shooter games. There is no shortage of great guns to play around within the game. The best blackout weapons are the ones that do a specific purpose well or is a well-rounded one.

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    #4Rampart 17

    Rampart 17
    The Rampart 17 is one of the most challenging weapons to master in Call of Duty: Blackout. It deals highly significant amounts of damage and has stable recoil but is lackluster in all other aspects such as accuracy, range, and fire rate.
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    Billy Payne
    Written on April 17, 2019
    "PROS: has the highest damage among all assault rifles in the game. CONS: slow rate of fire and strong recoil. It has the potential to be the best gun in blackout (call of duty) because of its base damage but to be good in this game, gun control is equally important. You really need a stabilizer for this one, only then will it truly reach its peak."
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    #5Daemon 3XB

    Daemon 3XB

    The Daemon 3XB is a very lethal gun because it has the highest rate of fire with great accuracy. It's suitable for aggressive play style and best for close range combat. 

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    Ronald Ellis
    Written on April 17, 2019
    "This is my favorite secondary weapon. I know it’s a little lesser compared to other SMGs but the think that I like best about this gun is that it has a good balance of fire-rate and recoil control. Plus, you don’t even need a full clip to kill an enemy at close range. Would highly recommend this! 👍👍👍"
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    #6Paladin HB50

    Paladin HB50

    The Paladin HB50 is a bolt-action snier rifle that provides high damage. One shot hit to the head, chest, and shoulders is enough to kill an enemy. 

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    James Allen
    Written on April 17, 2019
    "I can’t stop one-shotting people with the Paladin! 😂 It’s just too easy… whenever I’m asked what are the best guns in blackout, I easily tell them the Paladin is the best sniper because you just basically aim above the chest of the enemy and can easily 1-shot them without any attachments. I know a lot of people think this gun is too OP, but it takes a certain amount of skill to be good with a sniper."
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    The Spitfire is a submachine gun in Call of Duty: Blackout. It has an insane fire rate and is able to pump out high volumes of damage. Although it lacks range suitable for long-distance firing, it’s unrivaled when it comes to close quarter combat.
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    Gerald Perry
    Written on April 17, 2019
    "HIGHEST RPM IN THE GAME. The rate of fire of this gun is insane. You can easily kill two to three people in seconds with just one clip. All you gotta do is spray ‘em. 😎"
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    The Outlaw is a unique weapon in Call of Duty: Blackout. Although it’s categorized as a sniper rifle, it has the ability to become an automatic three burst weapon which can easily transition from long-range firing to mid-range combat.
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    Thomas Morrison
    Written on April 17, 2019
    "A really unique sniper rifle because of the 3-burst mechanic. It’s very rare for a sniper to have a burst mode, usually ARs or LMGs have it. To use this gun to its fullest potential, I highly recommend that you equip the bolt-cylinder operator mod to let you shoot three bullets with one shot."


Best What are the best guns in Blackout
1Swat RFTGame Elements 18 Free
2ABR 223Game Elements 15 Free
3KN-57Game Elements 11 Free
4Rampart 17Game Elements 7 Free
5Daemon 3XBGame Elements 6 Free
6Paladin HB50Game Elements 4 Free
7SpitfireGame Elements 3 Free
8OutlawGame Elements 3 Free

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