Top 10 Best Cold War AK-47 Blueprints in Warzone

By Everett Zarnick

Among all of the iconic weapons of the Call of Duty franchise, none stick in memory quite as effectively as the AK-47. Ever since the COD games left the WWII era, the AK has found its home in the series as the “M4 with more power and lower fire rate”.

To celebrate this fan favorite, we’ll be going over the top ten Cold War AK-47 blueprints you can obtain in Warzone. They’ll be weighted based on their looks, utility in-game, and how much ‘flavor’ the devs put into its design. Just a reminder that this is for the Cold War blueprints, not the Warzone variants. Without further ado…

10. Signature Hammer

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Faint memories of running around Modern Warfare 1 with a golden AK are splattered across this gun, ever so gently. Along with its monster of a magazine, specialized stock, and tactical grip, this Legendary AK blueprint carries a sense of supremacy and good looks with its gold plated front-end.

While it might not be the best blueprint (in some subjective sense), it does accomplish its goal in looking very unique for any player who wants a signature style.

9. Space Probe

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If you want to look like an AK-47 wielding alien, then look no further than the Space Probe. Staying true to its name, this thing is painted over in light blue and neon green to achieve a futuristic space look. It’s Ender’s Game, but Spetsnaz.

Its attachments consist of a skeletal stock, Bakelite 50 round mag, and a 20’ Spetsnaz barrel, providing it with an elongated, skinny look of ultra-efficiency that could only be found in some future civilization that’s made home to the moon.

You could have only gotten this beauty in Season 3’s Battle Pass, otherwise you’re stuck with the actual futuristic weapons of today.

8. Prototype

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The flavor behind this thing is unparalleled. A pure black body darkens the AK into something more sinister than before, while a green stock with a number painted over provides some barebones lore into what kind of weapon it is: a prototype.

The second variant, to be exact! A Spetsnaz speedgrip and quickshot optics make this weapon hard to spot, and harder to lose with. 1v1 duels around corners are your specialty with this blueprint. Perfect for the roamer who likes to pack a punch while staying out of the fray.

Unfortunately, this weapon was only available for those who grinded out to tier 71 of the season 1 Battle Pass.

7. Almost Ripe

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This fruit salad of a weapon boasts a blinding array of cherry red, banana yellow, and dark green to accomplish the look of citrus. Alright, enough puns. This thing is gorgeous, and for anyone who likes running their multiplayer matches with a destructive amount of fair, this weapon is a godsend.

Almost Ripe is a legendary blueprint that was available for the taking during season two. The attachments are extraordinarily minimal, probably because the main star of this blueprint is the wild paint job. A 7.62 barrel, undergrip, and diamondback reflex sight show themselves in very small ways so as to not overpower the paint in any way. One of the more extravagant weapons in COD’s history, surely.

6. Broken Heart

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Aim for the chest with this all-purple love-gun. The Broken Heart blueprint takes the AK and splatters a gorgeous purple across its entire body, while its attachments and prints play around with the valentine spirit.

An infiltrator grip bends back towards a bakelite mag, creating an almost heart-shaped effect, while “HEARTBREAKER” reads across its stock. Additionally, you’d be sorry to miss the GRU suppressor at the end of the barrel, which is there for protection, of course.

As a cherry on top, the Broken Heart blueprint enables a pink-colored tracer round to become the default ammunition in your weapon, just in case anyone in your matches wasn’t able to figure out what weapon you were using from a mile away.

This legendary piece is purchasable in the Tracer Pack: Rosé Reactive Bundle. Lucky you!

5. Ranger Patrol

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For the ranger in all of us, there is the Ranger Patrol AK. A timid greenish yellow masks the stock and barrel, contrasting greatly to the bright red mag and yellow body, which also has a wildcat sprayed across.

A nice looking weapon that comes with a SWAT 5mw Laser Sight, Infiltrator Grip, and Handle Speed Tape. With a mix of flavor and design, all you can really say about it is that it’s fairly well done. You can also purchase it in the young and gifted bundle, which makes it a lot more relevant than some of the previously mentioned blueprints, simply because you can still get it.

4. Bloodstained

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We can’t help but make comparisons to Hero Killer: Stain with this weapon. Not just because of the name, but also due to its design. A spetsnaz grip and wire stock provide the only hint of ‘extra’ to this weapon, while a full black body contrasts to the red-taped magazine, the same color as Stain’s bandana.

If it isn’t a reference to MHA generally, then it certainly is to some pop culture legend, as this legendary blueprint is available in the Tracer Pack: Rambo Operator Bundle.

And yes, because of that, you do get the added bonus of having tracer rounds. This time, they’re red. Additionally, you get the shatterblast dismemberment effect, just to sweeten the deal a little. It’s definitely possible to mess up a weapon’s look when going for something minimalist, but Bloodstained is a blueprint that manages to do quite a lot with very little.

3. Cursed Angel

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If you like destroying your foes and getting a reaction out of them, you pretty much owe it yourself to try doing that same thing, but with the weeb gun.

This weapon is pretty much standard when it comes to attachments, but the paint job is absolutely wild. With an anime figure along the mag, a red and black sprawl dances around the entire weapon, with writings and images to boot.

You can also get the other variant, which is the exact same, but with purple hues instead of red. Both dark, of course. To no one’s surprise, this weapon is available in the Angels & Demons Anime Reactive bundle, so it’ll always be available.

Though, honestly, it’s probably the case that whoever was at least a little bit interested in this weapon on release already has it. Happy hunting!

2. ICBRifle

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The ultimate Cold War weapon, the ICBRifle takes all of the aesthetic of the time period and pastes them on this AK. A control panel connected to a literal rocket with “IC-5B” sprawling across it is the most noticeable accessory to this weapon, with a USSR star and launch codes on the body, reminiscent of a CS:GO stat track counter.

All of this is accomplished while retaining the original look and wooden feel of the AK, with a 7.62 muzzle break, 40 round speed mag, and standard stock all retaining that classic aesthetic. It’s a tight line to walk, but the devs walked it.

If you like having rockets on the top of your weapons, you can pick this ultra up in the Rocket Science Mastercraft Bundle.   

1. Science Project

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We saved the big guns (or should I say weird guns) for the finale.

The Science Project blueprint takes the classic AK-47 and applies an almost intentionally rusted bronze tint over its entire body. The ultra-grade weapon sports a literal energy pack on its wired stock, with a 40 round mag that looks like it holds something other than bullets.

In short, Science Project is your average AK, but thrown into a pack-a-punch machine and left out in the rain for a while. It’s unapologetically aggressive, well designed, and futuristic. We even find ourselves thinking of the FFAR but in 100 years, for comparison.

A Kobra sight and Spetsnaz speedgrip complete the zombie killing look to a T, and make up the more modest parts of what pulls this weapon to #1 on this list.

If you want the flavor, futuristic look, AND incredible design that friends and foes alike will spot from a long distance away, you needn’t look any further than the Science Project AK-47. To boot, its available in the Tracer Pack: Nuclear Distillery Mastercraft bundle permanently.

And yes, it comes with Toxic Green tracers and dismemberment, just in case the zombie killing wasn’t fun enough yet.

Conclusion

That’s it for this list. If we missed a blueprint that you enjoy, let us know! And if you disagree with us outright, also let us know! We love a good discussion. Until then, glhf, and happy fashion.