The AK74u is a sub-machine gun that has featured in both Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Black Ops. It is known for being a relative high powered gun which has led to it becoming a fan's favourite in both games. It is also confirmed to feature in the upcoming title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.


[edit] Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare


In Call of Duty 4, the AK-74u is unlocked at Rank 28 in multiplayer. It is known to be the most powerful Sub-Machine Gun, but it suffers from upward recoil, much like it's assault rifle counterpart, the AK-47. One unique trait about the AK-74u is the fact that when equipped with any attachment other than the ACOG Scope, it will suffer a reduction in hip-fire accuracy. This makes an AK-74u with no attachments one of the most popular choices, as the ACOG sight doesn't give much benefit to the player.

[edit] Primary Attributes

Accuracy: 7/10

Damage: 40 - 20

Range: 4/10

Fire Rate: 800 RPM

Mobility: 10/10

[edit] Attachments

You can unlock a series of attachments for the AK-74u, which are unlocked at 25 kills, 75 kills and 150 kills. These are:

Attachment Kills required
Red Dot Sight 25
Silencer 75
ACOG Scope 150

The most useful attachments depending on your playstyle would the silencer and red dot sight, while the ACOG Scope is awkward when firing full auto.

Apart from these attachments, you can also unlock camouflages for the AK-74u, depending on getting a certain amount of headshots.

Camouflage Headshots required
Digital 25
Blue Tiger 75
Red Tiger 150

[edit] Call of Duty: Black Ops

The AK-74u in Black Ops

An AK-74u in Call of Duty: Black Ops
Type Sub-machine gun
Game(s) COD4, Black Ops
Magazine Size 30 rounds; 45 rounds with Extended Mags
Unlocked at Rank 17
Cost 2000
Fire Mode Automatic
Recoil Moderate; Low with Grip

The AK-74u is a sub-machine gun making it's second appearance in the Call of Duty franchise. It is potentially the most used submachine gun in the game but this is understandable due to it's high power, good iron sights, and manageable recoil. After Version 1.06 the gun received a patch where if used with the attachment, Grip, the re-centred speed has been adjusted, and slowed down.

It is best at close and medium ranges and can also be used effectively at long ranges when burst firing however it is unlikely to rival the Assault Rifles in this aspect.

It is unlocked at Rank 17 and can be purchased for 2000 COD points.

[edit] Primary Attributes

Damage: 40 - 20

Range: 8/10 (9/10 with ACOG Sight, 7/10 with Suppressor)

Accuracy: 7/10 (8/10 with Grip)

Mobility: 10/10

Fire Rate: 750 RPM

[edit] Attachments

Attachment CoD Points
Extended Mag 1000
Dual Mag 1000
ACOG Sight 1000
Red Dot Sight 1000
Reflex Sight 1000
Grip 1000
Suppressor 2000
Grenade Launcher 3000
Rapid Fire 3000

A series of camouflages can be purchased for this weapon for 250 COD points each. You can also purchase different reticles with different colours and change the lens colour to your choice.

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Last edited by ditto on 6 November 2011 at 07:44
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