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The Laser Sight is an attachment featured in Modern Warfare 2: Ghost, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Call of Duty Online, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

Modern Warfare 2: GhostEdit

The Laser Sight is attached to Simon "Ghost" Riley's Desert Eagle in the cover for Dead Won't Rise.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3Edit

It appears only once in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, attached to the Starstreak as an integrated attachment. It is used to guide its missiles to its targets when playing Vertigo on solo. In co-op, however, one player uses the Starstreak while another guides the missiles with a Laser Sight on their gun.

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIEdit

"Increases hip fire accuracy."
Create-A-Class description.
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Laser Sight
Unlocked at

Completing Time and Fate (SP)
· Weapon level 3 (Submachine guns and Executioner)
· Weapon level 4 (Handguns)
· Weapon level 5 (Shotguns)
· Weapon level 8 (Assault rifles and Sniper rifles)
· Weapon level 10 (Light machine guns)

Used by

All teams

The Laser Sight is available to all weapon classes in Call of Duty: Black Ops II, excluding launchers and special weapons. Laser Sight increases the hip fire accuracy of the player's weapon, essentially replacing the Steady Aim perk from previous Call of Duty games. When attached to a weapon, it emits a beam of light pointing where the weapon is facing, tightening the hip fire crosshairs and thus increasing the weapons hip fire accuracy by reducing the bullet spread. Contrary to widespread belief, the rounds do not land exactly where the laser points. The laser, which emits from the gun, can only be seen by the player using it and not the enemies, and the beam of light becomes completely invisible when the player aims down the sights of the weapon. 

It affects each weapon class differently. Submachine Guns benefit the least from this attachment, whereas the Shotguns benefit the most, with Sniper Rifles, Light Machine Guns, and Pistols in between. It grants roughly a 50-70% accuracy increase over all weapon classes. There is a potential disadvantage to this attachment; while it will aid the player if they are accurate, a weapon with no Laser Sight will compliment players who have inferior aim by giving them a bigger hipfire area, thus a higher chance to hit enemies when not looking directly at them.

Call of Duty OnlineEdit

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Laser Sight

The Laser Sight appears in Call of Duty Online.


Call of Duty: GhostsEdit

The Laser Sight returns in Call of Duty: Ghosts, and it is only integral to the ARX-160, the Chain SAW, and the MAAWS. The MAAWS is fitted with a laser sight in all game modes, whereas the ARX-160 and the Chain SAW are only equipped with one in multiplayer. This attachment has the same effect on the ARX-160 and Chain SAW as from Black Ops II: it reduces the radius of the hipfire circle, thus making hipfire accuracy a lot better. The one on the MAAWS however, is used to laze targets for the rockets. It is possible to pair this attachment with Steady Aim, leading to the best hipfire accuracy.

Call of Duty: Advanced WarfareEdit

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Laser Sight

The Laser Sight returns in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. It can be attached to all assault rifles (except the AE4), heavy weapons (except the EM1 and the EPM3), submachine guns, shotguns (except the Blunderbuss), and to the Atlas 45, MP443 Grach and M1 Irons.

It decreases the radius of the hip-fire cone by 15%. The Laser Sight is significantly weaker than past iterations of the attachment.

It is best paired with weapons that are Akimbo by default (XMG and SAC3), as it increases accuracy overall instead of just accuracy without aiming. Additionally, the Laser Sight is once again present on the MAAWS by default to guide the rockets.

This attachment cannot be paired with the Tactical Knife nor with Akimbo (on pistols only) via Secondary Gunfighter.


Call of Duty: Black Ops IIIEdit

Laser Sight
Unlocked at

Weapon level 6 (Handguns)
Weapon level 7 (Shotguns)
Weapon level 9 (SMGs/LMGs)
Weapon level 11 (Assault Rifles)

Used by

All teams

The Laser Sight returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops III.



Call of Duty: Black Ops IIEdit

  • If used on Sniper Rifles (except those with an ACOG scope), when the player aims down the sights, the laser beam will disappear. The Laser Sight shares this trait with the "cg_laserForceOn 1" console command from earlier games; this is because the weapon model disappears while in a scoped view (scope layer).
  • In the campaign, the player can seldom find a weapon with Laser Sight and Dual Band Scope despite this combination is impossible when customizing the loadout.

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