Best TEC-9 loadout for CoD: Cold War Season 5

Best Cold War Tec-9 Loadout

Black Ops Cold War has added the TEC-9 SMG in Season 5, and you can make the best use of this amazing weapon with the right loadout attachments and perks.

Season 5 of Cold War has brought a ton of new content for fans to enjoy, including a new Scorestreak and new weapons. In addition to the EM2 Assault Rifle, you can also try out the new TEC-9 SMG.

This semi-automatic weapon boasts improved accuracy over long ranges with low recoil and a slower fire rate. You can use it to dish out a ton of damage, and we’ll help you make the best Cold War Tec-9 loadout for Season 5.

Best Cold War TEC-9 loadout

Best Cold War TEC-9 loadout

Best Cold War TEC-9 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Burst Fire Repeater
  • Barrel: 7.3″ Reinforced Heavy
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: 30 Rnd
  • Handle: Dropshot Wrap

You can outfit this Cold War weapon with one of two unique attachments to change its fire type. We’ll start with the Burst Fire Repeater for the best Cold War Tec-9 loadout to make the weapon absolutely devastating at close range.

Next, we’ll increase the effective damage range and bullet velocity of the TEC-9 with the 7.3″ Reinforced Heavy barrel. This will work well with the three-round burst fire type when engaging enemies around the corner.

Firing the TEC-9 in Cold War

You can bring horizontal recoil of the best Cold War Tec-9 loadout under control with the Field Agent Grip. This way, you’ll avoid missing shots often, even when firing the weapon from the hip. The Dropshot Wrap will improve flinch stability and allow you to keep aiming while going prone.

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If you want to have plenty of ammo capacity without any noticeable cons, then we recommend going with the 30 Rnd magazine. It will ensure that you have enough firepower to eliminate your foes quickly.

Best perks to run with the Cold War TEC-9 class

flak jacket perk
  • Perk 1: Tactical Mask & Flak Jacket
  • Perk 2: Scavenger & Quartermaster
  • Perk 3: Ninja & Spycraft

Flak Jacket is a necessity if you want to survive the barrage of explosives that will be thrown at you, and Tactical Mask will let you shrug off Gas Mines so that you can stay in the game.

If you find yourself running low on ammo, then the Scavenger perk will let you pick up some from slain players on the battlefield, including allies. At the same time, Quartermaster lets you recharge Tacticals and Lethals for 25 seconds.

Ninja will greatly quieten your sprinting so that you can surprise your enemies, and Spycraft nullifies most perks and Field Upgrades that disrupt your intel and movement.

Most recent Tec-9 buffs and nerfs

Players have been calling for the Tec-9 to get a nerf since it was added at the beginning of Season 5, which Treyarch addressed in the September 2 update for Black Ops Cold War.

You can find the latest nerf for the Tec-9 below:

  • TEC-9 SMG
    • Full-Auto Repeater Muzzle
      • Now reduces Damage by 18% (from 50 to 41).

How to unlock the TEC-9

If you want to unlock the TEC-9 SMG, we have some good news, as it’s one of the free weapons that you can earn by reaching Tier 31 in Season 5 Battle Pass. This will grant you the weapon in both Warzone and Cold War.

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There’s also a “Microchip” Legendary Blueprint that you can unlock for the TEC-9 at Tier 100 of the Battle Pass.

Best alternatives


If you’re looking for a great alternative to the best Cold War TEC-9 loadout, then we strongly recommend trying out the LC10. This weapon remains powerful even after the new nerfs.

Additionally, you can try your luck with the PPSH-41 since it has been a long-time fan-favorite that’s capable of causing devastation in close-range combat. Its ammo clip grants you great maneuverability.

Also, be sure to check out our complete tier list and ranking of every Black Ops Cold War gun in Season 5.

For tips and tricks to dominate your enemy on every Black Ops Cold War multiplayer map, you can check out our guides below.

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