Top 10 Most Over Powered Guns In Call of Duty History

Call of Duty is one of the most played game in the world. A game every gamer owns and plays for countless hours. The multiplayer is the game mode we all love and hate at the same time because it makes you angry, frustrates you and makes you want to break the disc in half but after all that anger, you just can’t stop playing it. To be good at Call of Duty, you need to have gun skill, good reaction time and knowledge of the spawns and where the enemies are. One of the most frustrating things in Call of Duty is to be killed by someone who’s using a gun which is down right unfair and from time to time there’s that one gun that is SO over powered that it can make a bad player look good.

Today we bring you the list of the Top 10 Over Powered Guns In Call of Duty History.

10. M16


This is one of the most well-known Assault Rifles in Call of Duty history. This was the go to gun in the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare days where you got this gun at Level 1. This three burst weapon was very effective at long range with it’s low recoil and high damage and fire rate. If you added the perk Stopping Power to your Perks, which increases your bullet damage by 40%, then this gun was even better. This gun also made an appearance in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 where it was just as effective as in the previous Modern Warfare game. It was very similar to the frequently used FAMAS however, the fire rate of the gun was slower compared to the FAMAS.

9. MP40


This gun has made an appearance in numerous Call of Duty games but the MP40 we are going to talk about is the MP40 from Call of Duty: World at War. The MP40 was the most powerful sub-machine gun in the game. Players used this gun with the perks Stopping Power and Steady Aim which not only increased the damage but also made the gun unstoppable at close range and just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, the extended magazines gave this gun 64 bullets per magazine.

8. MP7


This gun needs no introduction. The MP7 is one of the most used guns in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. This SMG is one of a kind due to its effectiveness at close range and it has close to no recoil so that makes this gun highly effective at close range as well as long range. Usually used with a silencer and extended mags as well as a silencer and rapid fire. This gun is also present in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 but it wasn’t used by many because it was very different then the Modern Warfare 3 MP7. Although it had similar damage output but the recoil was significantly increased.

7. FMG9 Akimbo


Using the akimbo attachment on the FMG9 with the steady aim perk, made this gun one of the most over powered gun of all time. Devastating at close range and it was even effective at medium range which made this gun unstoppable but the FMG9 was horrible with any other attachment due to its high recoil.

6. UMP-45


The UMP45’s clean iron sights and low recoil made this gun a fan favourite in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Along with the low recoil and the iron sights, this gun also has high damage and great range. This gun was a three-hit-kill and with the aid of Stopping Power, this gun became a two-hit-kill which can give you an idea of how powerful this gun is and why it was so popular. This gun was also apart of the SMGs in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 where it wasn’t as popular among players as it was in its Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 days due to the MP7 being the dominant SMG. The difference between the MW2 and MW3 UMP45 was the damage output and the recoil. The damage of the SMG was slightly decrease and the recoil was slightly increased but it was extremely fun to use in both the games.

5. Spas-12


The first shotgun in our count-down and rightly so is the Spas-12. The Spas-12 from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was one of the most over powered weapons ever. This shotgun has amazing range and awesome damage output and it was very consistent at close range. Due to Modern Warfare 2’s amazing hit detection, this gun was one of the best secondary weapons to use. This pump-action shotgun was one of the most frequently used shotguns in Call of Duty history due to its high damage and outstanding range.

This gun was also available in Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The Spas-12 wasn’t as popular in these games as it in MW2 but it was still fun to use. Call of Duty: Black Ops featured a semi-automatic Spas which was very effective at close range but it did not have the same range as it did in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The Spas also made a return to the Modern Warfare series in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and was nothing like the previous Spas. It had low range and wasn’t much fun to use because of the bad hit detection in Modern Warfare 3 for shotguns.



The MSBS is featured in the latest Call of Duty, Call of Duty: Ghosts. This assault rifle is unbelievably strong and kills enemies in a single burst but this gun wasn’t perfect. Even with the amazing damage output this gun had a lot of recoil and had a slight delay between the bursts but after a patch, Infinity Ward changed this gun. The damage remained the same but the recoil was reduced to almost nothing and the delay time in between bursts was reduced so if you thought this gun was over powered when the first came out, try it out now.



The Famas first made an appearance in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. This gun was a frequently used Assault Rifle and was a 3 burst weapon which was super effective at medium to long range and also had a very high damage output similar to that of the MSBS so it usually killed people in a single burst depending on the range. But Call of Duty: Black Ops was the game where it stood out. This gun was the most used assault rifle in Black ops due to its low recoil and high damage output which made this weapon very easy to use and made it very popular amongst both the beginners and veterans of the game. Before the patch, this gun was known to kill people in two bullets and its close range effectiveness that made this gun super effective at every range and made it suitable for every kind of situation.

2. Model 1887 Akimbo

Everyone remembers how powerful the Akimbo Model 1887 were. Post patch this gun was considered to be the most powerful shotgun available in the game due to its unbelievable range but it also had a very lower fire rate so this gun wasn’t perfect. I remember watching videos of people killing enemies across the map with these guns, there was a bug which increased the range of this gun. After a few patches, the range of the akimbos was drastically decreased and the fixed the issues but despite the patches, the akimbos were still very powerful and were not dethroned as the best akimbo weapon in the game.

1. ACR


How can we forget the ACR. This gun was in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and was equally used in both the games. We placed this gun at the No. 1 spot in our list because it was everyone’s go to gun. This gun had almost no recoil and a good damage output which made it very easy to use in both of the Modern Warfare games. This gun was very popular among the professional Call of Duty players because of the zero recoil and pin-point precession of this gun but the pros were not the only ones using it. The gun’s easy handling made it popular amongst beginners too. This gun, in my opinion, is the best assault rifle of all time and the perfect weapon.

Abdullah Raza


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