The Spectre is an Italian sub-machine gun featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops.
The Spectre can be found in one of the weapons caches during Numbers. A picture of the Spectre can also be briefly seen during the opening cutscene, along with a picture of the Kiparis.
The Spectre's low recoil and open sights make it a good SMG for close or even medium-long range shooting. It is also decently accurate from the hip and has a large magazine (30 rounds default and 45 with Extended Mags, on par with the MP5K and AK74u) with a high rate of fire.
The high accuracy the Spectre possesses makes it generally more useful than the other 30-20 damage SMGs, all of which have either smaller magazines or higher recoil. It becomes a very powerful stealth weapon when a Suppressor is attached. However, due to the low recoil on the Spectre, this may be the best sub machine gun to use in conjunction with rapid fire, but scavenger is highly recommended if using this rapid fire. The recoil of the Spectre seems to be omni-directional, that is to say, it kicks in all directions unpredictably but mildly.
Because a grip is already present on the Spectre, selecting the grip as an attachment adds a folding stock to the weapon. This reduces recoil as a standard grip would do, although the folding stock on the Spectre is hinged on the rear sights; this makes the already boxy sights slightly bulkier, blocking more of the player's peripheral vision.
The SMG most similar to the Spectre is the MPL. The MPL has many advantages over the Spectre, negligible ones include a 32 round magazine as opposed to the Spectre's 30 round magazine, and a slightly faster reload when the magazine is not empty. The major advantage the MPL has over the Spectre is the ability to use Dual Mags, granting the player with 160 spare rounds, thus exterminating the need for Scavenger, freeing a Tier 1 perk slot for a perk of the player's choosing. The MPL is also a more common sight than the Spectre, since it is unlocked a bit earlier. The Spectre does boast its own advantages over the MPL, such as noticeably lower recoil, making it more accurate at range, as well as slightly less bulky sights, allowing for more peripheral vision.
- Red Dot Sight
- Reflex Sight
- Extended Mag
- ACOG Scope
- Rapid Fire
This weapon is available in "Kino der Toten", "Five", and "Ascension". It isn't one of the best weapons, as it is very weak against zombies, unless if the player is going for headshots. In later rounds, it can take several magazines to kill only a few zombies.
When Pack-A-Punched, this weapon's name becomes the 'Phantom', and features a Reflex Sight with a random reticle , a larger magazine, and more reserve ammo.