#5. The Stoner 63, a very well rounded and reliable gun for medium to long distance gunfights. The Stoner is the fastest LMG in the game and produces tear inducing accuracy having little recoil with the correct attachments. The Stoner is a 4 hit kill up to 50 meters, and with a 1.4 damage multiplier for headshots this weapon becomes fast and powerful. With the pairing with the Salvo 125 Round Fast Mag and the 21.8" Task Force your effective damage range is doubled and you're getting an additional 50 bullets for only the minor inconvenience of -10% Aim Down Sight Time which can easily be fixed by Grip tapes. The Stoner 63 is all around a heavy hitting, mobile laser beam that can succeed at almost any range.
#4. The Pelington 703, the favorited sniper in Cold War. The Pelington being on of the fastest snipers is a 2 shot kill up to 127 meters and a 1 shot headshot. The Pelington is also surprisingly good in close range combat and if paired with a proper scope, it can be a dual threat on the battle field. Shooting 54 RPM the Pelington gives you enough of a break in-between shots to refocus and evaluate the best move without rushing more shots. If the Pelington is used with a rifle it makes it very lethal, with the 110 damage per hit by the Pelington an AR as a secondary could help finish the people who are at low health. The ADS on the Pelington is an impressively quick 550 MS which makes it the fastest in the game for snipers. The Pelington has earned its roll on the list at #4 due to its speed and versatility.
#3. The Bullfrog, a very mobile and accurate close range weapon that can easily compete with most shotguns in an indoor battle. Although it doesn't hit the hardest this gun easily can be modified with a barrel to hit very hard. With the possibility to deal a hefty 40 damage up to 40 meters this SMG can take on ARs and most shotguns with ease. The recoil is what makes this gun better than other SMGs, with almost 0 recoil the bullfrog can be modified to the point where recoil doesn't exist. The iron sights are also a huge bonus to the Bullfrog, leaving that Optic attachment slot empty leaves room for other attachments to be added to maximize your Bullfrog efficiency. The Bullfrog has the potential to be a mobile ranged SMG that can outgun almost anything in the correct situation.
#2. The MAC-10 is by far the one of the most dominants SMGs in COD history. Firing more than 1,000 RPM the MAC is a speed demon. With the sprint to fire time being 350ms this gun is dangerously quick indoors and will most definitely shred any opponent. The damage is quite strong for the MAC, without any attachments the MAC does 27 DPH at 11 Meters, that may not seem like a lot but with the 5.9" Task Force barrel the damage bumps up to 37 DPH and the effective damage range doubles. The MAC is hands down one of the greatest to hit the battle field, with its fast firing and ability to shred enemies from an AR range this gun becomes extremely lethal. With a large magazine and the correct attachments to minimize recoil the MAC-10 can dominate any lobby with ease.
#1. The Streetsweeper, this shotgun is completely overpowered. With its monstrous damage of 134 DPH within 6 Meters this shotgun is deadly indoors. If paired with a barrel this shotgun is 1 hit within 10 meters. The Streetsweeper is also a very mobile and quick shotgun running at about the same speed as the MAC-10. With a sprint to fire time of 400 MS the Streetsweeper instantly has the advantage over most SMGs and ARs. Hipfiring this weapon is also an excellent choice because an optic isn't needed and that attachment slot can be used on another category like grips or stock. All around this shotgun has shown its dominance and power in Cold War lobbies and some even consider it one of the greatest shotguns in COD history.
This list is mostly opinion based, everyone has different playstyles and your list may very based on your preferences and game experience. Leave a comment on what your top 5 is and why.