'Call of Duty Black Ops 4' Weapon Loadout Guide: When Can You Create A Class?

Some things may be different in Call of Duty Black Ops 4, but one thing that has certainly stayed the same is loadouts. Players can pick weapons, equipment, perks and other customizations before hitting the front lines. A good loadout is key to success.

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You need to reach level 5 in multiplayer to create your own class Activision

But everyone plays Black Ops 4 differently, so the "best" loadout is basically the one that is right for you and your playstyle. Ultimately, it comes down to lots of experimentation, and maybe even trying out some new playstyles in case your current plans aren't working..

Call of Duty Black Ops 4: When Can You Create A Class?

Before you worry about creating your own loadout, you'll have to unlock the ability first. Players unlock the option for custom loadouts when they reach level 5. This means players will have to play, at most, six games before being able to create their own classes.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4: Building A Loadout

Loadouts consist of 10 options, spread across a number of slots. They can have up to two weapons, each with their own attachments, perks, equipment and more. If you primarily stick with one weapon, maybe you sacrifice your second weapon slot to add an extra attachment to your main weapon or pick up a bonus perk.

Let's focus on the first weapon slot, as it's the most important part of your layout. Your primary weapon determines your entire play style. If you love running in and beating enemies with speed, look for shotguns or SMGs. If you prefer the quiet, stealth approach, look for sniper rifles or pistols. The best weapons will be the ones you unlock as you level up, so let's check out a few suggestions for early players to get yourself started on the right path.

As recommended by YouTuber WhosImmortal, the MX9 is a great starter weapon, especially when paired with AP rounds to deal more damage to armored opponents. Add the advanced magazines to reduce the number of reloads you'll need and a long barrel to increase the weapon's range over longer distances.

Another suggestion, this time from YouTuber Captain Shakes, is an Assault Rifle class based around the ICR-7. Captain Shakes recommends customizing the ICR-7 with a reflex sight, quick draw, long barrel and FMJ bullets. This gun is paired with the stim shot, and the scavenger, ghost and lightweight perks.

Ultimately, finding the best loadout for you will require experimenting with the different options you have unlocked. Be sure to change up your loadouts frequently and test out different combinations of perks, gear and weapons to see what's right for you.

So what do you think? Do you have a favorite loadout already? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.