Black Ops Cold War Bullfrog Gunsmith

When it comes to the submachineguns in Black Ops Cold War, not too many players opt for the Bullfrog. Based on the real-life PP-19 Bizon, this SMG didn’t actually enter service until 1996, so it has no right being in a game set in the Cold War. But this is by no means the first time Call of Duty has prioritized gun variety over historical accuracy. Regardless, it does serve a specific niche in Cold War thanks to its stock 50 round magazine. That’s the most of any mobile weapon in Black Ops Cold War, only beaten by the three much slower light machineguns.

Its damage profile of 34-25-22 means that it will take between five to seven shots to kill. With a fire rate of 750 rounds per minute, that results in a theoretical time to kill of 320 ms within nineteen meters. The Bullfrog has the best effective range of any SMG in Black Ops Cold War, but will still often be outgunned afar by most rifles and LMGs.

Bullfrog Perk Greed build

  • Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel: 6.7″ VDV Reinforced
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Handle: Gru Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: No Stock
  • Wildcard: Perk Greed

As with most primary weapons in Black Ops Cold War, the Perk Greed wildcard is your best friend. Being able to take both Ninja and Ghost at the same time is essential for aggressive gameplay. And if you don’t want to play aggressively, you’d be better off using a different weapon. The SMGs in Cold War just aren’t that good if you sit back and let your enemies engage you. It’s important that you take the fight to them rather than the other way around.

If you do end up running both Ghost and Ninja, then I’d also recommend using the GRU Suppressor as your first attachment. Not only will it permanently keep you off the map, but it also reduces your vertical recoil by 7%. Unfortunately, you do lose a sizable chunk of effective range, but it isn’t too noticeable in-game. After all, the Bullfrog comes stock with great range already so losing a fraction of it isn’t the end of the world.

Black Ops Cold War Bullfrog Aim Down Sights Gameplay

What is more problematic is the Bullfrog’s pitiful bullet velocity. Like most guns in Black Ops Cold War, the Bullfrog’s bullets travel very slowly. This can make actually taking advantage of its impressive range difficult as the bullets often take too long to connect. This is especially noticeable on larger maps like Satellite and Miami. To get around this, I run the 6.7″ VDV Reinforced which improves the Bullfrog’s bullet velocity by 200 meters per second. I’d recommend this over the 8.1″ Liberator Barrel as the 6.7″ VDV also counteracts the range decrease provided by our suppressor.

It should come as no surprise to anyone that we are using the Spetsnaz Grip. Whenever an attachment reduces both vertical and horizontal recoil is available, you’d be foolish to not use it. It’s probably the best attachment in Black Ops Cold War. Given how accurate some of the meta guns are, it’s essential that you reduce the Bullfrog’s recoil as much as possible to remain competitive, especially if you’re opting to play on a controller where dealing with any side-to-side bounce can be challenging.

Black Ops Cold War Bullfrog Hipfire

Much like the Spetsnaz Grip, our next attachment is also a must use on most guns in Black Ops Cold War. The Gru Elastic Wrap provides a best in slot reduction of 83 ms to our aim down sights time. This makes the Bullfrog feel incredibly snappy up close and is fantastic for aggressive playstyles. It also enables you to drop shot and aim in at the same time which is a great way to make your movement less predictable.

Thanks to the Bullfrog’s large default magazine, we can use our last attachment slot on a stock instead. The PKM Stock is great to counteract the movement penalties provided by a few of the attachments we’re running but I find it unnecessary. Equally, the 30% hip-fire accuracy reduction given by the KGB Skeleton Stock is just too inaccurate for my personal playstyle. So to get the best of both worlds, I like running the No Stock attachment, which reduces our sprint out time by 30%, but only gives a relatively small penalty to our hip-fire accuracy.

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Kurt Perry
Kurt is a passionate games critic who has a particular love for JRPGs, racing games, and platformers. Once a dedicated console gamer, Kurt moved across to PC three years ago and hasn't looked back since.

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