Weapon Information
 Call of Duty 4
The Barrett .50 Cal is a 50 caliber anti-materiel sniper rifle unlocked at rank 49 in Multiplayer. It is considered to be the most powerful sniper rifle on the game; however, it suffers from huge recoil. Many players prefer the bolt-action M40A3 because of its lower recoil.
 Primary Attributes
Fire Rate: 3.5/10
You can unlock an attachment for the Barrett 50.cal, which is unlocked at 100 kills. It is:
ACOG Scope: 100 kills
Apart from these attachments, you can also unlock camoflages for the Barrett 50.cal. They are unlocked getting a certain amount of headshots.
Digital: Unlocked at 25 headshots
Blue Tiger: Unlocked at 75 headshots
Red Tiger: Unlocked at 150 headshots
 Modern Warfare 2
The Barret .50cal is one of the two snipers you start off, the other being the Intervention. It is semi-automatic and is the joint-most powerful of the Sniper Rifles available in Modern Warfare 2, having exactly the same damage as the Intervention. It has a higher recoil than the Intervention, which is a problem if you don't kill your target first shot, this is probably the reason the bolt action rifle, the Intervention is used more often. However, as it has a much faster rate of fire, the Barret is more effect at killing an enemy in close-quarters without using the scope.