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How to run faster in Black Ops Cold War: Attachments & weapons

Having fast movement is a valuable strategy in Call of Duty, so here’s how to maximize your speed when playing Black Ops Cold War.

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Player running in Black Ops Cold War

Getting around the map quickly is a key to success in Black Ops Cold War, so here’s how to run faster and maximize your movement speed in multiplayer.

Being fast and unpredictable on the map is extremely important in Call of Duty. Not only can you reach Bomb Sites, Hardpoints, and Domination flags before the enemies can expect you to be there, but you can also be extremely difficult to track and hit in gunfights.

Black Ops Cold War offers players a plethora of attachments and perks to improve speed around the map. We’ve put together the attachments and perks you can use to run faster.

Does high FOV make you run faster?

It can often look like your favorite content creators and pros are moving faster than you when running around the map. This because their field of view is likely higher than yours, which gives the common misconception that having a higher FOV makes you move faster.

This is caused by your field of view being stretched which gives the optical illusion that you’re moving faster than you are. Having a high FOV gives several advantages but it won’t actually make you move any faster.

To learn more about FOV, you can check out our best FPS settings for Black Ops Cold War.

How to run faster in Cold War

Now we’ve cleared up if FOV makes a difference, we can get into what really will make you move faster.

Grips and Stocks will vastly improve your movement speed in Cold War. By selecting different attachments and variations, you can prioritize general Movement Speed, Sprinting Move Speed, Shooting Move Speed, and Aim Walking Movement Speed.

Fastest Assault Rifle class in Cold War

Assault Rifles are the perfect close-mid range weapon, meaning you can be extremely versatile in your playstyle. These attachments are chosen to improve your movement speed while not having any significant drawbacks. With these equipped, you’ll be moving at optimal speed around Black Ops Cold War’s maps.

To move as fast as possible with the XM4, for example, you should make sure you have these attachments equipped.

  • Barrel: 11.8″ Extended
    • No penalty to movement speed
  • Underbarrel: Infiltrator Grip
    • +5% Movement Speed
    • +5% Shooting Move Speed
    • +5% Aim Walking Movement Speed
  • Handle: Speed Tape
    • No penalty to movement speed
  • Stock: SAS Combat Stock
    • +5% Shooting Move Speed
    • +40% Aim Walking Movement Speed

The names of these attachments will vary across the different ARs, but they can all be found in the same position and have very similar characteristics.

The rest of the attachments are up to you! But be mindful of penalties to speed.

Fastest SMG class in Cold War

One of the greatest advantages of using an SMG is speed. You can be the first onto Hardpoints and flags, and get in enemies’ faces before they can expect it.

We’re building an MP5 this time, equipping it with the best attachments to maximize your movement speed.

  • Barrel: 9.5″ Extended
    • No penalty to movement speed
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
    • +3% Movement Speed
    • +3% Sprinting Move Speed
    • +3% Shooting Move Speed
    • +3% Aim Walking Movement Speed
  • Handle: Speed Tape
    • No penalty to movement speed
  • Stock: SAS Combat Stock
    • +5% Shooting Move Speed
    • +15% Aim Walking Movement Speed

As always, the rest of the attachments are up to you, but these combined will allow you to be the fastest player on the map.

Fastest Tactical Rifle class in Cold War

To build the fastest Tactical Rifle possible in Black Ops Cold War, we’ve taken the M16 as an example. These attachments give a massive boost to your Aim Walking Movement Speed allowing you to effectively strafe-shoot, making you a difficult target in firefights.

  • Barrel: 15.9″ Strike Team
    • No penalty to movement speed
  • Underbarrel: Infiltrator Grip
    • +5% Movement Speed
    • +5% Shooting Move Speed
    • +5% Aim Walking Movement Speed
  • Handle: Speed Tape
    • No penalty to movement speed
  • Stock: SAS Combat Stock
    • +10% Shooting Move Speed
    • +78% Aim Walking Movement Speed

These attachments’ names will change depending on the weapon, but they’ll be in the same position and have similar effects.

Fastest LMG class in Cold War

LMGs are notoriously heavy and will significantly slow down your movement speed. However, these attachments will largely counter the drawbacks.

We’ve built the fastest Stoner 63 possible in Cold War.

  • Barrel: 16″ SOR Cut Down
    • +50% Shooting Move Speed
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
    • +3% Movement Speed
    • +3% Sprinting Move Speed
    • +3% Shooting Move Speed
    • +3% Aim Walking Movement Speed
  • Handle: Speed Tape
    • No penalty to movement speed
  • Stock: SAS Combat Stock
    • +10% Shooting Move Speed
    • +75% Aim Walking Movement Speed

Fastest Sniper Rifle class in Cold War

When sniping in Cold War, you want your movement speed to be at an absolute maximum. To effectively quickscope, you need to be fast and unpredictable so you can take out multiple foes.

Here are the best attachments to maximize the Pelington’s movement speed.

  • Barrel: 27.2″ Combat Recon
    • Huge buff to bullet velocity with no penalty to movement speed
  • Underbarrel: Infiltrator Grip
    • +5% Movement Speed
    • +5% Shooting Move Speed
    • +5% Aim Walking Movement Speed
  • Handle: Speed Tape
    • Faster ADS with no penalty to movement speed
  • Stock: SAS Combat Stock
    • +10% Shooting Move Speed
    • +72% Aim Walking Movement Speed

These attachments combined will allow you to run around the map as fast as possible. If you’re interested in a full sniping set-up, you can check out our quickscoping guide.

Best perk to run faster in Cold War

Now that you have the fastest weapons possible in Black Ops Cold War, you’ll want to boost this further with your choice of perks. Undoubtedly the best perk to maximize your movement speed is Gung-Ho.

This perk will allow you to fire weapons and use equipment while sprinting, meaning you never have to slow down while navigating the map. Also, you’ll continue to move at full speed when reloading and switch weapons faster.


You now have everything you need to become the quickest player on Black Ops Cold War’s maps. If you’re a controller player, you check out the best settings to improve your movement and aim.

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