Best Equipment In COD Modern Warfare 2 [Ultimate Guide]

After playing the game for several weeks, here are my top picks for Tactical and Lethal equipment in MW2.

Equipment plays a great role in Modern Warfare 2. While the primary way of taking down enemies is by using weapons, you can use different equipment to assist you. To help you select the right ones, I am going to list down the best equipment in Modern Warfare 2.

Key Takeaways
  • Equipment in Modern Warfare 2 plays a vital role in helping you win matches.
  • There are two types of equipment available in the game: Lethal and Tactical.
  • Lethals are more offensive equipment that help break down enemies’ defenses.
  • Tacticals are strategic equipment that can turn the tides of battles if used wisely.
  • Some of the equipment can help you take down enemies, while others can help you move around the map smoothly. 

Frag Grenade

The Old Classic Lethal Equipment
Best Equipment In Modern Warfare 2
Frag Grenade – Image Credits [Exputer] 
  • Why I chose this: Great way to get clean kills with a pre-cooked grenade.

Almost every Call of Duty player is familiar with the Frag Grenade. This is because it has been present in almost every Call of Duty game, and players have been using it to create havoc for years. You can even find it in other shooter games where you have the luxury of using lethal equipment.

  • The Frag Grenade is the best when it comes to dealing with a great amount of damage to enemies.
  • It can also be used against a group of enemies, as it damages anyone caught inside its explosion radius.
  • The best part about the frag grenade is that there is a timer attached to it.
  • You can cook the grenade and give your enemy less time to react to it. 


The best planting Lethal Equipment
C4 – Image Credits [Exputer] 
  • Why I chose this: Can detonate it on will through remote.

If you are someone who loves to trap enemies, then you will instantly fall in love with the C4. This is lethal equipment that can be stuck anywhere and detonated remotely. Thanks to this, you can take down a group of enemies quickly.

  • There are times in Modern Warfare 2 when enemies are chasing you.
  • Or, you might be someone who likes to make the enemy team run around in circles.
  • Nevertheless, keeping a C4 in your inventory can make things more fun.
  • You can plant it at a point that you think the enemies are going to cross and then move away from it. 
  • The C4 can instantly send your targets to their graves.
  • It does not matter how many enemies are near it; the C4 will kill everyone caught inside its explosion.
  • However, make sure that you stay at a safe distance from it, as you might get killed otherwise. 

Drill Charge

The Lethal Equipment to penetrate Walls
Best Equipment In Modern Warfare 2
Drill Charge – Image Credits [Exputer] 
  • Why I chose it: Can target enemies across walls or other obstacles.

As discussed earlier in our guide, there are certain enemies who are always hiding behind cover. Or, there could be situations where a team of enemies is in one room, and you’re in the other. This is where the Drill Charge comes in, as it can help you annihilate targets that are on the other side of the cover or room.

  • The Drill Charge is a unique piece of equipment that is seen in the Call of Duty series for the first time.
  • Even though it may seem something complicated at first, it isn’t.
  • All you need to do is place it on a surface, and it will drill through it before exploding.
  • Overall, the Drill Charge is pretty amazing, and it can help you out in critical situations.
  • You can either use it to ambush opponents or make campers crawl out of their spots.
  • The best part is that it even works on vehicles, so there’s no stopping you when you have the Drill Charge in your hands. 

Proximity Mine

The best triggering Lethal Equipment
Proximity Mine
Proximity Mine – Image Credits [Exputer] 
  • Why I chose it: Best way to get strategic kills through strategic planting.

The proximity mine is something that can be placed anywhere, and it explodes if any target comes near it. You can place it somewhere near your location and then focus on the enemies in front of you without worrying about someone sneaking from behind.

  • For instance, if you are inside a room, you can place it at the entrance.
  • This way, if you are shooting through the window and some enemy walks into your room, they will get sent to their grave.
  • You can also use the Claymore for this purpose.
  • Both can protect you from getting attacked from behind. The only difference is that the Proximity Mine deals damage in a circle, while the Claymore only damages the targets in front of it. 

Flash Grenade

The best Tactical Equipment to create Panic
Best Equipment In Modern Warfare 2
Flash Grenade – Image Credits [Exputer] 
  • Why I chose it: Best way to catch enemies off-guard and rush on them.

In the game, there can be times when you have to enter a room or go through a certain spot, but multiple enemies are defending it. This is where the Flash Grenade comes in. You can throw it at your preferred location, and it will then explode.

  • The explosion will blind all nearby enemies, and they won’t be able to hear anything properly as, well.
  • You can use this time to either go past all of them or take them down.
  • It is important to remember that the Flash Grenades in Valorant and CS: GO differ from those used in Modern Warfare 2.
  • The ones used in the former games are not that strong, and you can lessen their effect by looking away.
  • However, in Modern Warfare 2, the effect is extremely strong and does not go away easily. 

Decoy Grenade

The best Tactical Equipment to confuse enemies
Decoy Grenade
Decoy Grenade – Image Credits [Exputer] 
  • Why I chose it: Can trick the enemies about your actual location.

Tricking your enemy is the key to winning matches in Modern Warfare 2, and there isn’t anything better than the Decoy Grenade for this purpose. By using it, you can trick your enemies into thinking that you’re at a certain location while you might be just behind them.

  • The Decoy Grenade works in a way that makes you appear at a different location on the enemy’s map.
  • It gives off wrong radar signatures to confuse the enemy.
  • Thanks to this, you can use this time to go through a different way to sneak up on your enemies.
  • You will be able to catch them off guard, as they will be busy focusing on the wrong spot.

Heartbeat Sensor

The best Tactical Equipment to detect enemies
Heartbeat Sensor
Heartbeat Sensor – Image Credits [Exputer] 
  • Why I chose it: Great equipment to know about the presence of enemies.

The Heartbeat Sensor has remained a popular choice in the series’ previous games, and the same can be said for Modern Warfare 2. It is easily one of the best pieces of equipment in Modern Warfare 2, and you can use it to track down your targets.

  • The Heartbeat Sensor can detect the heartbeats of nearby enemies and pinpoint their exact location on the radar.
  • This can be used during situations where you have to proceed with caution and can’t afford to get killed.
  • Thanks to it, you can prepare for a fight in advance or learn whether you will be dealing with single or multiple enemies. 
  • The duration of the Heartbeat Sensor has been limited in Modern Warfare 2, but it is still worth using.
  • Furthermore, you will have to make significant progress in the game before you can start using it, as it gets unlocked at level 40. 


The best Tactical Equipment to boost senses
Best Equipment In Modern Warfare 2
Stim – Image Credits [Exputer] 
  • Why I chose it: Gives an instant adrenaline rush and heightens senses.

Keeping yourself alive during a match should be your number one priority, especially if you are trying to get those killstreaks.

  • However, your enemies can annihilate you quickly, especially when you’re low on health. This is where the Stim comes in.
  • If you are low on health, you can use Stim to heal your wounds quickly.
  • Not only will this bring your health back up, but it will also refresh your Tactical Ability.
  • Therefore, if you are always worrying about getting killed too quickly in combat, it will be wise to keep this in your inventory.

My Take On Best Equipment

The loadout in MW2 are incomplete without the right Tactical and Lethal equipment. Personally, I like to use the mentioned equipment in most of my class setups as their overall performance is great among all available options.

This was everything you needed to know about the best equipment in Modern Warfare 2. Remember that the list is based on my personal choice, and you might find other equipment better than these. You can expect the developers to add more equipment to the game through future updates.

Also, if you want something for close combat, you can check out our guide on the best shotguns in Modern Warfare 2. For ranged players, there is a guide on the best snipers as well. 

Additionally, I suggest taking a look at Huzaifah Durrai’s comprehensive review of Modern Warfare 2 for an in-depth analysis.

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