Best C58 loadout for CoD: Cold War Season 5

Liam Mackay
best bocw c58 loadout

The C58 is Black Ops Cold War’s latest Assault Rifle and is a nostalgia-inducing throwback to the original Black Ops Galil. Here are the attachments and perks you should be running with it in Season 5.

Treyarch introduced the C58 in Season 4, and this fully automatic Assault Rifle closely resembles the Galil from the original Black Ops.

While this weapon has a slow fire rate, its damage, bullet velocity, and recoil control make it best suited for taking long-range fights in Cold War’s multiplayer. The main areas that need improving are its recoil control and damage range.

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Here are the best attachments and perks for the C58 in Season 5.

Best Cold War C58 loadout & attachments

Cold War player fighting with C58
  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
  • Barrel: 18.7″ Reinforced Heavy
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: Salvo 30 Rnd Fast Mag

This loadout will focus on priming the weapon for medium to long-range combat by improving recoil control and damage range. First off, we’re starting off with the Microflex LED optic for a cleaner picture when aiming down sights.

Next, we’ll focus on improving the weapon’s effective damage range. The 18.7″ Reinforced Heavy barrel will help you avoid rushing objectives and engaging in close-quarters encounters with the C58.

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jackal using c58 in cold war

Then we’re using the Infantry Compensator and Field Agent Grip for maximum recoil control. Combined, these attachments reduce both the horizontal and vertical recoil, making controlling the weapon easy.

The C58 only comes with a 20 Round Mag by default, so you’ll want to use the Salvo 30 Rnd Fast Mag as soon as you unlock it. 30 rounds isn’t a ton, so the increased reload speed offered by the mag is vital.

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Best perks to use with the C58

Scavenger perk in bocw
  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket & Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Gearhead & Scavenger
  • Perk 3: Ghost & Ninja

In Cold War’s multiplayer, players will often throw a grenade in front of them to stop your push, but with the Flak Jacket equipped, you can run endure the explosions, while Tactical Mask will keep you stun-free.

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As Assault Rifle users play a support role, it’s extremely useful to get Field Mics or Trophy Systems down, and Gearhead allows you to carry two Field Upgrades at a time and recharges them faster. Then, to make sure you can hold on to your C58 for your whole killstreak, Scavenger is a great choice.

And finally, to constantly get the drop on your opponents, Ghost and Ninja will conceal your footsteps and hide you from Spy Planes.

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Most recent C58 buffs and nerfs in Cold War

c58 assault rifle on wall

The most recent adjustments made to the C58 came with the weapon patch notes for Black Ops Cold War Season 5.

You can see the full list here:

  • Overhauled recoil system.
  • Improved weapon visibility when initially firing.
  • Increased Effective Damage Range from 25.4m to 30.48m.
  • Reduced Effective Damage Range penalty on Suppressor attachment from -15% to -8%. 

How to unlock the C58 in Cold War Season 5

Cold War player using C58 Assault Rifle

Unlocking the C58 Assault Rifle isn’t too difficult in Black Ops Cold War Season 5 as you just need to complete a challenge.

Here’s how to unlock the C58 Assault Rifle:

  • In Cold War multiplayer / Warzone: Using Assault Rifles, get a Long Shot kill in 15 different completed matches.
  • In Cold War Zombies: Using Assault Rifles, kill 50 Special enemies that are slowed by your LT53 Kazimir portal

Best alternatives to the C58

If you’re looking for a great alternative to the C58, then you should try out the Krig 6. This has long been a fan-favorite Assault Rifle for its accuracy and high damage, and the XM4 received a buff going into Season 4, making it even stronger than it already was.

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Also, see where the C58 stacks up against the rest of Cold War’s weapons and check out Charlie INTEL’s best C58 loadout for Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5 too!

Image Credit: Activision / Treyarch

About The Author

Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor who focuses on Call of Duty but also plays lots of fantasy RPGs or anything else in his massive gaming backlog. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam freelanced in games journalism before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].