Black Ops Cold War SMG Tier List January 2021

DBLTAP's SMG tier list for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, updated for January 2021.
DBLTAP's SMG tier list for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, updated for January 2021. / Photo courtesy of Treyarch

Our Black Ops Cold War SMG tier list for January 2021 is here to settle the score for which of the 1980s firearms are strongest at that close-to-medium range area.

With 10 days since Treyarch's last weapon balancing patch for the Milano 821, the KSP 45 and the Bullfrog among others, how have they stacked up? Here are the best SMGs to use in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season One multiplayer at the start of the new year.

Black Ops Cold War SMG Tier List January 2021

S Tier

The MAC-10 has remained an unstoppable force in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. Meanwhile, not far too behind remain the AK-74u and the MP5, which are both able to make players feel like there's no point in using another type of gun.

A Tier

  • Bullfrog

Sitting in A tier is the Bullfrog, one of the most underrated guns in the game. With a hefty standard mag that frees up an attachment slot, the Bullfrog performs great statistically on paper and in-game in both Cold War and Warzone.

B Tier

Falling behind in the race would have to be these two SMGs. The Milano 821 doesn't excel in much compared to any of the other SMGs, while the KSP 45 is tough to recommend outside of more experienced players although it can be useful within 12 meters as well.