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BOCW Setup Guides: AUG – Everybody Gets A Burst!

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BOCW Setup Guide AUG
The AUG is one of the strongest rifles in the game! (Credit: Activision)

After we already dealt with one MP and one assault rifle, we now present our setup guides in the next category. Today we're going to talk about one of the best Tactical Rifles in Black Ops Cold War: the AUG.

If you're looking for the best weapons in Call of Duty's latest offshoot Black Ops Cold War, you've come to the right place. We will gradually provide you with the best setups for all weapons in the game. You can find a brief overview of the currently most used weapons in this gallery:

The Tactical Rifles are the counterparts of the DMRs in Modern Warfare and Warzone and are all either semi-automatic single-shot rifles or use bursts of fire - fully automatic weapons are not found in this class.

Together with the M16, the AUG is one of the most powerful weapons in this category, and is unlocked at Level 28. It is characterized by its very high damage and the standard built-in scope with 1.5x magnification. If you hit the upper body or head of an opponent with the AUG, a well-placed burst is usually enough to take him out. Apart from the sniper rifles, the AUG has one of the fastest TTKs.

AUG Setup

As always, we only present the best five attachments here so that you can use the setup with any wildcard. If you like to use Gunfighter, you can use the remaining 3 slots according to your personal preference, but we cover the most important attachments.

You will crush everybody with this setup! (Image Credit: Activision)

With the following attachments, you can stabilize the somewhat stronger recoil of the AUG and also increase the damage and range:

  • Muzzle: SOCOM Eliminator
  • Barrel: 19.8” Task Force
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: 45 Rd Drum
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap

The SOCOM Eliminator muzzle shields your muzzle flash and reduces vertical recoil, which is especially important for our next attachment.

The Task Force Barrel is the heart of our setup. It increases your damage by 19% and additionally increases the projectile speed and damage range by 50% each. In return, it also increases the vertical and horizontal recoil of the weapon massively, which we compensate with the muzzle and underbarrel.

To keep recoil at bay, we recommend the Field Agent Grip which reduces vertical recoil by 10% and horizontal recoil by 40%.

The Airborne Elastic Wrap also makes a big difference as it increases your aim speed by 30% and brings your flinch resistance to 90%.

With a larger magazine, you can engage in longer fights and get more kills before reloading, but you may also want to swap it for a different scope if you want. In this case, we would recommend the Millstop Reflex as it offers a very clear field of view. However, because the AUG has a built-in scope, it is most likely that you can do without it.

With this setup, the AUG becomes an incredible burst monster. A well-aimed burst of fire is usually enough to take out enemies. To play the AUG successfully you should stay away from close combat, because you will not be able to fight MPs, but for the longer distances you only have to watch out for snipers and even they can be easily eliminated with the AUG.

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Original article by EarlyGame's Lukas Ballat.