The FN FAL can be obtained in Call of Duty: Black Ops and in Call of Duty: Black Ops II mode via the Mystery Box. The FN FAL is in the maps in Call of Duty: Black Ops (excluding Dead Ops Arcade) and Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
It comes with a 20 round magazine, moderate power and high accuracy. Due to the larger magazine size and equal power, the FAL is considered superior to the M14, however its semi-auto fire mode and low damage compared to the other assault rifles means it is outclassed by other weapons such as the Commando or MTAR in anything later than the early rounds.
When Pack-a-Punched it turns into "EPC WN", and gains a Reflex Sight and switches to a three-round burst firing mode. The damage is noticeably increased, making this an effective weapon, up until roughly round 30.
- "EPC WN" obviously stands for "EPIC WIN", referencing the weapon gaining a three shot burst fire mode and becoming a "good" gun as opposed to the FN FAL, which in contrast is considered an "Effin Fail".
- In Kino Der Toten, Ascension, or Moon Nikolai may refer to it as the "falafel".
- In Green Run and beyond, the FN FAL's name is simply changed to the 'FAL', but everything else about it remains the same. Also, the EPC WN is simply, 'WN'.
- The FN FAL appears to be one of Nikolai's favorite guns, as he jokingly states in some qoutes.