Below is our recommended AUG (Black Ops Cold War) loadout for Warzone. Other weapon loadout guides can be found here.
The AUG in Black Ops Cold War (BOCW) might just be a mere tactical rifle amongst the other available tactical rifles, but this weapon is totally overpowered in Warzone. This burst-fire tactical rifle's time-to-kill (TTK) is insanely fast.
You might be wondering how a burst-fire rifle can be any good against auto-rifles such as the CR-AMAX or FFAR 1? With the right attachments, you can increase the fire rate on this weapon to make it more than viable in Warzone.
The only downside of this weapon is that it cannot be used in close-quarter combat (CQC) situations. This is best used at medium to long-range engagements. Who would have thought that a tactical rifle would be amongst the ranks of the META weapons of Warzone?
This build is specifically for medium to long-range engagements. So, it would be best to pair it with a weapon that works well in CQC situations. We recommend either going with the MAC-10 or the FFAR 1, which are also part of the Warzone META. These weapons complement long-ranged weapons really well.
You must upgrade your AUG to at least level 46. We have a full guide on how to upgrade your weapon, battle pass tier, and player fast. You can also check out our guide on all the attachments for every Cold War weapon in Warzone, along with their unlock level requirements.
Note that this is NOT the AUG from Modern Warfare. This is the Black Ops Cold War version of the AUG, categorized under the 'Tactical Rifles' while the Modern Warfare variant is categorized under the 'SMG' category. You may also check out our Modern Warfare AUG custom class loadout.
For the Muzzle attachment, you must choose the Agency Silencer as it is literally the equivalent of a Monolithic Suppressor for Cold War weapons. It gives a range of benefits that you must have when playing Warzone. In addition to suppressing your weapon sound and keeping you off the radar, it also offers better vertical recoil control, increased bullet velocity, and increased effective damage range.
The Agency Silencer for the AUG (BOCW) unlocks at level 46.
The Barrel attachment converts your AUG into a viable Warzone weapon hence it holds the most significance when it comes to the attachments here. You must select the 18.2" Strike Team Barrel attachment. This gives you a 9% increase in fire rate that helps you hit those follow-up shots super quick while also giving you a whopping 44% increase in bullet velocity. If you're not quick enough with your burst-fire rifle, you are a dead man in Verdansk.
One might argue that you can go with the 17" Titanium for an even faster fire rate, but you will not get any bullet velocity. These stats are hidden stats that are not clearly mentioned in the attachment descriptions.
The 18.2" Strike Team Barrel attachment also increases your aim walking movement speed. The 18.2" Strike Team Barrel attachment unlocks at level 21.
For the Underbarrel attachment, we recommend selecting the Field Agent Foregrip as it provides both better vertical and horizontal recoil.
The Field Agent Foregrip unlocks at level 41.
You can either choose the 45 Rnd Drum or the STANAG 54 Rnd Drum. We recommend going with the 45 Rnd Drum as selecting any higher mag reduces your aim down sight speed significantly, and that is not good in Warzone.
Either way, the AUG (BOCW) damage is quite heavy, and therefore, 45 Rnd Drum would suffice even in duos and trios if you're accurate with your shots. The 45 Rnd Drum unlocks at level 8.
Our recommend Optic to end this setup is the Axial Arms 3x. You can call this the VLK 3.0x of Cold War weapons. It has the same magnification as the one offered by VLK, so you should be familiar with the zoom-in effect except for the reticles, of course.
You can also go with Visiontech 2x if you prefer a slightly less zoom, but the edges of Visiontech 2x constrict the overall view and Field of View (FOV).
The Axial Arms 3x unlocks at level 12.