The Peacekeeper MK2 is an assault-rifle that was introduced into Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 via an update rolled out for the game in late July of 2016. It is a successor to the popular SMG that was featured in Black Ops 2. While the gun is still a fully-automatic weapon, there are a few slight differences between the original and the MK2.

Black Ops 3 Peacekeeper MK2

The MK2, unlike it’s predecessor, is an assault rifle. Many argued in the past that the Peacekeeper should have been categorized as such in BO2 due to its moderate range. In many cases the gun was capable of hitting targets far beyond the range of other SMGs in Black Ops 2.

Black Ops 3 Peacekeeper MK2

It’s important to note here that the MK2 is only available on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. It is only attainable through supply drops, which are not included on the last-gen platforms.

Peacekeeper MK2 Stats

The Black Ops 3 version of the weapon maintains a similar design and similar mechanics. The MK2 has decent range, but deals low damage in relation to many other weapons in the same category. It does, however, have a fairly large magazine size and overall ammo capacity.

Damage: 10-20

Clip Size: 32 Rounds

Firing Rate: TBD

Ammo Capacity: 288 rounds (32 in clip, 256 reserve)

As with most assault rifles, the Peacekeeper performs best in mid-range encounters. This makes it ideal for medium-sized maps or areas that have some open space that you can put between yourself and the enemy. At longer distances, it is wise to burst-fire the weapon to improve accuracy.

Recoil on the MK2 is minimal. It is very easy to control and is an ideal weapon for beginners. The biggest drawback is its low damage output. As long as you land your shots, though, this shouldn’t present much of a problem as the gun does have a good number of bullets available in each clip.

Class Setup Recommendation

Now let’s talk about which attachments work best in conjunction with the Peacekeeper MK2.

When creating a class for a specific weapon you always want to consider its strengths and weaknesses. The biggest challenges with this gun are its ineffectiveness in both short and long range engagements. You can slightly improve its performance at both distances with a few attachments.

BO3 Peacekeeper

Recommended Attachments: Long Barrel, Laser Sight, Quickdraw

Long barrel is a great one to go with for the MK2 if you often find yourself in firefights with people further across the map than you’d like. It also helps improve performance of the weapon in mid-range engagements as well.

This is because long barrel slightly increases the amount of damage done at longer ranges by tweaking the damage falloff ratings. At longer distances the impact of your bullets decreases. With this attachment equipped, you’ll be doing slightly more damage even when firing at far away opponents.

The laser sight is ideal if you keep losing at close-quarters combat with the MK2. While it doesn’t guarantee anything, it does improve your chances of hitting your target when spraying (firing from the hip) which may allow you to take down your opponent.

It’s worth noting, however, that this generally only works against unskilled players. Seasoned gamers will likely be able to wipe you out with an SMG or shotgun before you can hip-fire them to death.

Finally, Quickdraw is nearly always a smart choice for assault rifles. When compared to SMGs, assault rifles have a slower ADS pickup time. This basically means you’ll take longer to lift your gun up, aim, and fire. Quickdraw allows you to speed up the process, giving you a better chance to outgun your opponent.