Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Best ZRG 20mm loadout for Cold War Season 2
We’ve got the best attachments and perks to dominate with CoD: Black Ops Cold War’s new ZRG 20mm Sniper Rifle.
The ZRG 20mm is Black Ops Cold War’s most powerful Sniper Rifle, so here are the best attachments and perks to maximize its potential in Season 2.
The ZRG 20mm Sniper Rifle is the final new weapon to be added to Call of Duty: Warzone and Cold War in Season 2. This high-caliber bolt action rifle is a slow but powerful beast, capable of one-shotting enemies from any distance.
Although slower than the other bolt action Sniper Rifles, the ZRG 20mm is much more powerful. We’ve got the best attachments and perks you can run with it in Cold War Season 2, as well as a guide on how to unlock it.
Best ZRG 20mm attachments for Cold War Season 2
- Barrel: Rapid Fire
- Body: Tiger Team Spotlight
- Ammunition: 5 Rnd
- Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
- Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
You want to build the ZRG 20mm for speed, as its bullet velocity and damage are already incredible. You won’t be able to run around the map quickscoping effectively, but if you line up your shot, the enemy doesn’t stand a chance.
Although having more power than the other snipers, the ZRG is balanced through its low fire rate. It has a lengthy bolt animation, so the Rapid Fire barrel will vastly speed this process up.
As you’ll mostly be using this Sniper from distance, enemies will often blend into the environment. The Tiger Team Spotlight will mark enemies, allowing you to spot them even in the darkest corners.
The ZRG’s standard magazine only holds three rounds, so you want to equip the 5 Rnd magazine as soon as possible. This will allow you to take out more targets without affecting your ADS speed.
And finally, to improve your mobility while carrying this heavy weapon, the Airborne Elastic Wrap and Bruiser Grip are a great combination. You’ll have improved ADS and movement speed, allowing you to compete with the faster snipers on Cold War’s maps.
Best perks to run with the ZRG 20mm in Cold War Season 2
We recommend running the ZRG 20mm with the Perk Greed Wildcard. You’ll be able to use six perks at once, allowing for much more versatility in your gameplay.
- Perk 1: Flak Jacket & Tactical Mask
- Perk 2: Assassin & Gearhead
- Perk 3: Ghost & Gung-Ho
Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask combined are a powerful combo, making you almost invulnerable to all equipment that comes your way.
The second Perk slot doesn’t have many suited specifically for Snipers, but Assassin will allow you to get a score bonus for ending enemies’ killstreaks and Gearhead will quickly replenish your Field Upgrades.
Ghost will keep you hidden from Spy Planes, allowing you to take up a power position even if a UAV is in the air, and Gung-Ho allows you to swap weapons faster if you get caught at close range.
How to unlock the ZRG 20mm in Cold War Season 2
To get your hands on the ZRG 20mm in Cold War Season 2, you need to, “Using Sniper Rifles, earn 2 Longshot medals in 10 different matches.”
We have some top tips on how to earn these Longshots in our guide on how to unlock the ZRG 20mm in Cold War and Warzone.
Best alternatives to Cold War’s ZRG 20mm
If you haven’t unlocked the ZRG yet or would rather something with more speed, the Pelington and LW3 Tundra are the best options. If you want to dart around the map quickscoping, the Pelington is the weapon for you. However, if you want something more versatile and powerful at all ranges, the Tundra should be your go-to.
If you’re looking for maximum firepower in Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer, you can’t go wrong with the ZRG 20mm Sniper Rifle. It also packs a serious punch in Warzone, so you can check out our best ZRG 20mm Warzone loadout too.
Want to see where the ZRG ranks amongst Cold War’s other weapons? Check out our tier list of every weapon in Black Ops Cold War.
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