Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Weapon Guide: SMR (Best Class Setup and Best Game Strategies)

The SMR assault rifle is the hardest weapon to use in Call of Duty Black Ops 2 I have found so far. It is basically an inferior version of the FAL DSW (click for a guide for that weapon) as the SMR is semi automatic with a slower fire rate, more recoil but higher damage than the FAL DSW. It is a very passive rifle to say the least. This guide explains how to use the SMR well and what the best class setup is.

There is a YouTube video with a visual version of this guide at the end of this guide.

The Select Fire attachment is very good with the SMR since it negates two downfalls the semi automatic rifles have: when you pull the trigger manually you are going to mess with your aim sometimes and you may not be able to reach the fire rate cap as you can pull the trigger both too fast and too slow both of which reduce your fire rate. Both these problems go away with automatic fire.

The SMR needs to be used very passively. You are going to loose to every assault rifle and sub machine gun at close and medium range (as well as shotguns). You are much better at long range, but snipers beat you there as you can’t one shot enemies. So you will have to stay back behind cover and pick people off from a longer range.

The class I recommend is the following:

Best Class Setup for the SMR Assault Rifle in Call of Duty Black Ops 2

Because you are going be staying back in cover you need perks to help keep you there. When you kill an enemy they will know where you are and tend to throw grenades and tactical equipment at you to try and get a revenge kill. To stop them from killing you use Flack Jacket to reduce the impact of explosives and Tactical Mask to reduce the impact of concussion and flash grenades as well as shock charges. Ghost will help you stay hidden even when the enemy has a UAV up. Because you are going to aiming down the sights and you may get shot at Toughness reduces the flinch that otherwise might cause you to miss your target.

Since you are staying back behind cover you don’t need any equipment or secondary. If you run dry in the SMR duck and reload and pop back up.

The attachments are there to make the SMR easier to use. The recoil will cause you to loose enemies in the iron sights at longer ranges, so an optical sight is going to help you adjust your aim to counteract the recoil (which one is up to you, although the Reflex Sight is good as it doesn’t reduce your peripheral vision too badly. Select Fire was already discussed and the Fore Grip is a very solid choice since it reduces the SMR’s high recoil.

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13 Responses to Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Weapon Guide: SMR (Best Class Setup and Best Game Strategies)

  1. Anonymous says:

    its a great gun, sites are not even required I ran a fair bit with just iron sights and kept to close range, fore grip, quick draw and adjustable stock is the way to go, two shots any one ,one shot to head, my current set up is fore grip, quickdraw and acog

    and in campaign its by far the best gun besides the storm PSR, its just mean stopped using it cause it was too easy, with FMJ, fast reload, extended mags, quick draw, stock, and acog it murders anything, my only complaint is that I can’t use a variable zoom scope on it

  2. sdxarsenal says:

    after I’ve gotten my ARs diamond I stuck with the SMR, and statistically it’s my best gun above the Ballista, what I run is SMR with QuickDraw and ACOG, ACOG because it reduces the recoil the same way the fore grip does, so instead of having 2 slots taken for optic and grip I settle with ACOG AND QD to pull my gun faster and own, my stats for this gun from elite are 1.20 KD, 22,284 Kills, 34.43% accuracy, and 1,148 headshots

  3. nola says:

    If you play hardcore its a 1 shot kill at any range even with a silencer. Use the select fire/silencer/acog set up and you will dominate!!

  4. Ryan Langan says:

    I go so hard with this gun. I have two classes with it. On has grip, laser, and select fire. Use that one for free for all! Destroys. My second setup Silencer, Select fire, and Sight of choice. I destroy snipers, shot guns, and smg. Best gun in the game.

  5. its nots not a passive weapon, i’m a PC gamer and this gun kicks ass , with: select-fire, target-finder, suppressor or fast-mag or grip

  6. Anonymous says:

    Every thing said is not true. I take out snippets and every one else I see in my path.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Isn’t fore grip useless with optics? I read that fore grip only reduces recoil with iron sights…

  8. Anonymous says:

    And As long as you dont Spray and Pray, the SMR is a great tool

  9. Anonymous says:

    Target Finder, select fire, and FMJ, Reiks havoc on any map!! just wish the launcher fired the explosive bolts from career mode. i wish it was a real weapon :(

  10. jaylen says:

    wat gun should i use mtar or type 25

  11. Anonymous says:

    “You are going to loose to every assault rifle and sub machine gun at close and medium range (as well as shotguns).” ???? you sir are an idiot, this is a two shot kill at just about every distance I can try. I pick specifically because I can get shot first and win gun fights. This gun does not need to be used passively AT ALL.

  12. Anonymous says:

    whoever wrote that this gun is a poor choice and will lose against all other rifles, smgs, and shottys obviously doesnt know how to use this gun. i use it with the target finder and either quick reload or FMJ. I run and gun with it and dominate. screw sitting back and waiting. use tac insert and stay close to the action

    • Anonymous says:

      The smr is the best gun or me. Silencer, quick draw, and stock makes the gun mobile and deadly.

      Two taps and lights out.

      Average a 1.8 kd with it.

      Just got to have awesome aim and a good trigger finger with good ammo control and you can mow down groups.

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