Top 5 Call of Duty Guns of All Time

DBLTAP's all-time list of the top five guns in the Call of Duty series.
DBLTAP's all-time list of the top five guns in the Call of Duty series. / Image courtesy of Infinity Ward

The Call of Duty universe has already seen a pretty ridiculous amount of groundbreaking developments related to it less than three months into 2022.

From Microsoft striking a deal to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson reportedly being in talks to make a Call of Duty movie, a Modern Warfare 2 reboot and a Warzone sequel being confirmed, and the series planning to skip an annual release for the first time since 2004, there's simply been a nauseating amount of headlines to stomach for COD fans so far this year.

As such, now would probably be as great of a time as ever to break down, reflect and chronicle some of the best guns ever used in the iconic first-person shooter series.

Top 5 Call of Duty Guns of All Time

Of course, the concept of trying to make a list of the "best" Call of Duty guns of all time is impossible. However, hopefully, many can agree that at the very least, each of these entries has an argument to be in the conversion at all. Here are five of the best Call of Duty guns of all time, according to DBLTAP.

5. UMP45 (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009))

Kicking off the list is the sweatiest gun of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360's "golden days," the UMP45 from Modern Warfare 2. With high damage, high range, low recoil, clean irons and SMG mobility, almost everyone in the lobby would run this gun if they weren't messing around.

4. Vector (Call of Duty: Ghosts (2013))

The most under-the-radar weapon on the list, the Vector from Ghosts is perhaps the most overpowered SMG in the entire series, which is saying something considering that that weapon class always dominates Call of Duty titles.

3. FAMAS (Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010))

It was nearly impossible to miss a shot with the FAMAS from the original Black Ops. Running around with the FAMAS with a suppressor on was a kill feed waiting to happen. This is the best full-auto assault rifle in Call of Duty history.

2. M16A4 (Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007))

Much like the game it came from, the M16A4 from Call of Duty 4 is one of the most iconic weapons in the series. It is also easily the most overpowered weapon in a game notoriously known for having crazy-low TTKs across the board.

1. Intervention (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009))

Perhaps the most satisfying sniper rifle to use in the first-person shooter genre ever, the Intervention from MW2 simply hit different. This is the gun that led to insane kill feeds, trick shots and endless 1v1s on Rust. The Intervention is not only the most iconic sniper rifle in Call of Duty history, but perhaps in all of gaming as well.

For more on Call of Duty, be sure to check out our list on the Top 5 Highest Selling Call of Duty Games of All Time or our Call of Duty Timeline ranking every Call of Duty.