Call Of Duty MW2: 10 Best Loadouts [85+ Hours Experience]

Learn about the top-tier classes with my Best Loadout options in Modern Warfare 2.

When it comes to Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, it is crucial to have the Best Loadouts at your disposal. The new addition to the COD collection features many weapons that the players can choose from. Hence, it can get quite tough for you to pick out the ultimate loadout.

Therefore, to make things easier for you, I have compiled the Best Call of Duty MW2 Loadouts.

Key Takeaways
  • There are tons of loadouts that players run while playing Modern Warfare 2.
  • With so many varying combinations, it can get a little confusing on what the current meta is.
  • Fret not, because here are some of the best MW2 gun Loadout combos that you can always rely on!
  • Using the loadouts with the right attachments further enhances their capabilities and unlocks their true potential.

Without further ado, here are the Top 10 Best Loadouts in Call of Duty MW2 in no particular order.

LoadoutPrimary WeaponSecondary WeaponTacticalLethalBasic Perk 1Basic Perk 2Bonus PerkUltimate Perk
1M4Lachmann SubFlash GrenadeFrag GrenadeDouble TimeOverkillFast HandsQuick Fix
2SP-R 208PDSW 528Stun GrenadeSemtex GrenadeOverkillBattle HardenedFocusHigh Alert
3TAQ-56P890Stun GrenadeDrill ChargeDouble TimeBattle HardenedFast HandsSurvivor
4RAAL MGCombat KnifeStun GrenadeSemtex GrenadeDouble TimeTrackerFast HandsQuick Fix
5KASTOV-74UMCPR-300Flash GrenadeSemtex GrenadeOverkillDouble TimeFast HandsFocus
6Signal 50FSS HurricaneSmoke GrenadeProximity MineOverkillDouble TimeFocusSurvivor
7Expedite 12STB 556StimDrill ChargeOverkillBattle HardenedHardlineQuick Fix
8VAZNEV-9KP890Stun GrenadeC4Double TimeScavangerFast HandsQuick Fix
9Kastov 762VEL 46Flash GrenadeSemtex GrenadeOverkillDouble TimeFast HandsBirdseye
10Fennec 45Riot ShieldStun GrenadeDrill ChargeOverkillDouble TimeHardlineHigh Alert

M4 & Lachmann Sub

The Best Beginner-Friendly Loadout
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M4 in Modern Warfare 2 [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I chose this: Easy to master and handle.

For the Best Loadouts in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the M4 is a balanced and reliable choice, especially for new players or those in the early levels. With many weapons locked, the M4 is a go-to option. If you’ve unlocked the Lachmann Sub, use it as your secondary for versatile coverage at all ranges—handling both close and long-range encounters.

M4 Class Setup

  • Muzzle: Dark KX30
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Laser: FSS OLE-V Laser
  • Magazine: 45-Round Mag
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot

Lachmann Sub Class Setup

  • Muzzle: Fox-202 Flash Hider
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7MW
  • Underbarrel: Phase-3 Grip
  • Barrel: FTAC M-Sub 12″ 
  • Rear Grip: LM Cronus Grip

Let’s now list down the full loadout for you, which contains the best choice of Lethal, Tacticals, Perk Packages, and Field Upgrade.

  • Primary Weapon: M4
  • Secondary Weapon: Lachmann Sub
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Basic Perk 1: Double Time
  • Basic Perk 2: Overkill
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Quick Fix
  • Covers almost all types of interactions
  • Reliable TTK and base damage
  • High Mobility and Handling
  • Disadvatage against snipers
  • Limited range

SP-R 208 & PDSW 528

best Loadout for Long-Range
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SP-R 208 in Modern Warfare 2 [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I chose this: Covers close, medium and long range interactions.

For sniper enthusiasts, you can create a Custom loadout in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 featuring the SP-R 208 Marksman Rifle, a popular choice for one-shot kills. From my experience, you should pair it with the PDSW 528 SMG for battlefield versatility.

The SP-R is fast and user-friendly, even at close range, but having an SMG on hand is recommended for dealing with multiple enemies simultaneously.

SP-R 208 Class Setup

  • Laser: Corio LAZ-44 V3
  • Optic: VLK 4.0 / SP-X 80 6.6X
  • Stock: ZRL T70 PAD Extension
  • Bolt: FSS ST87 Bolt
  • Ammunition: 7.62 High Velocity

PDSW 528 Class Setup

  • Muzzle: Singuard MKV
  • Barrel: 9.5″ Duke-30
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
  • Stock: Cob Stock
  • Rear Grip: Bruen Q900 Grip

Here’s a quick look at the full Loadout:

  • Primary Weapon: SP-R 208
  • Secondary Weapon: PDSW 528
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Lethal: Semtex Grenade
  • Basic Perk 1: Overkill
  • Basic Perk 2: Battle Hardened
  • Bonus Perk: Focus
  • Ultimate Perk: High Alert
  • PDSW-SP-R combo covers all ranges
  • Manageable recoil of both weapons
  • High Mobility
  • Not fastest TTK 
  • Frequent weapon switching

TAQ-56 & P890

best Loadout for Close-Range
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TAQ-56 in Modern Warfare 2 [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I chose this: Easy to handle and master

The TAQ-56 currently stands out as the Meta Assault Rifle in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, making it a top-tier choice for loadouts. Widely used by pros, YouTubers, and Twitch streamers, its popularity signifies its overpowered status in the game.

  • With the ability to eliminate enemies in 4 shots to the chest, the TAQ-56 is a formidable weapon.
  • The loadout includes the P890 pistol, prioritizing mobility over the Overkill perk, as the TAQ-56 is effective at all ranges, eliminating the need for an SMG.
  • The P890, too, is a potent weapon capable of taking down enemies quickly.

TAQ-56 Class Setup

  • Muzzle: Komodo Heavy
  • Barrel: 14.5″ Tundra Pro Barrel
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Tiger Grip
  • Stock: TV Cardinal Stock
  • Rear Grip: Demo Cleanshot Grip

P890 Class Setup

  • Muzzle: Forge DX90-F
  • Barrel: XRK Tacops Barrel
  • Trigger Action: Bruen Express
  • Magazine: 10-Round Mag
  • Rear Grip: FJX DVF60 Grip

Now, let’s have a quick look at the full Loadout:

  • Primary Weapon: TAQ-56
  • Secondary Weapon: P890
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Lethal: Drill Charge
  • Basic Perk 1: Double Time
  • Basic Perk 2: Battle Hardened
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Survivor
  • High Accuracy
  • Versatile Option
  • Reliable Iron Sight
  • Not Fastest TTK
  • Limited Range

RAAL MG & Combat Knife

The Best Heavy-Build Aggressive Loadout
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RAAL MG in Modern Warfare 2 [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I chose this: Suitable option for action lovers.

The RAAL LMG combined with the Combat Knife offers a unique and enjoyable loadout in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Considered one of the best LMGs, the RAAL boasts a high Time To Kill (TTK) and a large 75-bullet magazine. While reloading, finding a safe spot is advised.

The Combat Knife adds a fun and somewhat toxic element to gameplay. Its use allows for quick ground coverage and rushing toward enemies. Pairing it with Stuns can be particularly annoying for opponents.

RAAL MG Class Setup

  • Muzzle: AP-390 Flash Hider
  • Barrel: 21″ EXF Rhino Barrel 
  • Laser: FSS OLE-V Laser
  • Stock: FSS Riot Stock
  • Rear Grip: Stip-40 Grip

Here’s a quick look at the full Loadout:

  • Primary Weapon: RAAL MG
  • Secondary Weapon: Combat Knife
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Lethal: Semtex Grenade
  • Basic Perk 1: Double Time
  • Basic Perk 2: Tracker
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Quick Fix
  • Optimal choice for squad wipes
  • Non-stop action without frequent reloading
  • Perfect for rushing and maintaining pressure
  • Poor Mobility
  • Requires skills to master

KASTOV-74U & MCPR 300

The Best Balanced Loadout
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Kastov-74U in Modern Warfare 2 [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I chose this: The AR-Sniper Combo is always a premium choice.

The Kastov-74U is favored by many streamers and pro players for its flexibility. While the loadout may seem slower compared to others, it delivers substantial power. The MCPR 300, being a heavy sniper, is not ideal for close-quarters combat; in such cases, the SP-R can be a suitable alternative.

KASTOV-74U Class Setup

  • Muzzle: Dark KX30
  • Barrel: BR209 Barrel
  • Underbarrel: Agent Grip
  • Stock: Markeev R7 Stock
  • Rear Grip: True-Tac Grip

MCPR 300 Class Setup

  • Barrel: 17.5″ Orca Barrel
  • Laser: Corio LAZ-44 V3
  • Rear Grip: Cronen Cheetah Grip
  • Bolt: Cronen Smooth Bolt
  • Stock: Cronen LW-88 Stock

Here is the full Kastov-74U and MCPR-300 Loadout in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2:

  • Primary Weapon: KASTOV-74U
  • Secondary Weapon: MCPR-300
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Lethal: Semtex Grenade
  • Basic Perk 1: Overkill
  • Basic Perk 2: Double Time
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Focus
  • Suitable for Sniper Lovers
  • Stealth kills
  • High TTK over close as well as long range
  • Reduced Mobility
  • Challenging Recoil

Signal 50 & FSS Hurricane

The Best Versatile Loadout
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Signal 50 in Modern Warfare 2 [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I chose this: More easy to use than AR-Sniper Combo.

My final sniper loadout features the Signal 50 Sniper Rifle paired with the FSS Hurricane SMG, an uncommon but effective combination in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Ideal for game modes like Ground War and Invasion, the Signal 50 is a top-tier sniper rifle that unlocks at Military Rank Level 44.

The FSS Hurricane, although not a common SMG choice, is a great option with a base capacity of 50 rounds, eliminating the need for an additional magazine. It excels in both close-quarters and mid-range combat.

Signal 50 Class Setup

  • Laser: Corio LAZ-44 V3
  • Optic: Forge TAC Delta 4
  • Stock: SO Inline Stock
  • Rear Grip: SA Finesse Grip

FSS Hurricane Class Setup

  • Muzzle: Fox-202 Flash Hider
  • Barrel: FSS-X7 Barrel
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Laser: FSS OLE-V Laser
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot

Here’s a quick look at the full Loadout:

  • Primary Weapon: Signal 50
  • Secondary Weapon: FSS Hurricane
  • Tactical: Smoke Grenade
  • Lethal: Proximity Mine
  • Basic Perk 1: Overkill
  • Basic Perk 2: Double Time
  • Bonus Perk: Focus
  • Ultimate Perk: Survivor
  • Reduced Recoil
  • Stealth Gameplay
  • Easy-to-carry weapons
  • Not fastest TTK
  • Requires precision and fast reaction timing

Expedite 12 & STB 556

The Best Loadout for Shotgun Users
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Expedite 12 in Modern Warfare 2 [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I chose this: Complete devastation in close range.

Utilizing the Expedite 12 shotgun up close makes for an exhilarating and occasionally irritating experience, in my opinion. While shotguns may not be as practical in larger game modes like Ground War or Invasion, they shine in modes such as Hardpoint, Kill Confirmed, or Domination. The Expedite 12, a widely used shotgun in MW2, is my choice for this loadout.

Paired with the shotgun is the underrated STB 556 Assault Rifle, a versatile and powerful option for fast-paced game modes, excelling in mid to short-range combat. This combination of the Expedite 12 and STB 556 is perfect for those moments when you want to switch things up and have some lighthearted fun.

Expedite 12 Class Setup

  • Muzzle: Bryson Improved Choke
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple
  • Stock: FSS Frame Stock
  • Bolt: Expedite L-Bolt
  • Rear Grip: Schlager Fang Grip

STB 556 Class Setup

  • Muzzle: Dark KX30
  • Underbarrel: Phase-3 Drop
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7MW
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
  • Ammunition: 5.56 High Velocity

Let’s now briefly review the full Shotgun Loadout in COD Modern Warfare 2:

  • Primary Weapon: Expedite 12
  • Secondary Weapon: STB 556
  • Tactical: Stim
  • Lethal: Drill Charge
  • Basic Perk 1: Overkill
  • Basic Perk 2: Battle Hardened
  • Bonus Perk: Hardline
  • Ultimate Perk: Quick Fix
  • One shot kill capabilities
  • Impressive TTK
  • Dominance in close range
  • Effectiveness decreases with distance
  • Disadvantage against snipers

VAZNEV-9K & P890

The Best SMG Loadout
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Vaznev-9K in Modern Warfare 2 [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I chose this: Perfect choice for SMG lovers.

Moving on, I have another close-to-mid-range loadout, which is exceptional for small-sized maps in COD MW2. The Vaznev-9K is deemed one of the best SMGs in Modern Warfare 2. It has an extremely high fire rate and is perfect for all kinds of ranges. Although, after all, it is still an SMG which means the performance drops off in long-range battles. Therefore, it is best suited for the Hardpoint game mode.

Vaznev-9K Class Setup

  • Muzzle: FTAC Castle Comp
  • Barrel: KAS-1 381MM
  • Laser: Schlager PEQ Box IV
  • Stock: Otrezat Stock
  • Rear Grip: DEMO-X2 Grip

Here’s a quick look at the full Loadout:

  • Primary Weapon: VAZNEV-9K
  • Secondary Weapon: P890
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Lethal: C4
  • Basic Perk 1: Double Time
  • Basic Perk 2: Scavanger
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Quick Fix
  • High Mobility
  • Impressive Firing Rate
  • Reliable close range capabilities
  • Limited range
  • Performance decreases with distance

KASTOV 762 & VEL 46

The Best Loadout for Non-Stop Action
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Kastov 762 in Modern Warfare 2 [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I chose this: Suitable choice for short maps.

The Kastov 762, part of the AK assault rifle family, is a lethal choice with heavy bullets that can swiftly eliminate enemies. Despite having more recoil than other ARs, I believe a well-designed loadout can make it more controllable.

In this Kastov 762 loadout for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the VEL 46 SMG serves as the secondary primary weapon, providing a balanced combination of firepower and speed. This setup is regarded as one of the best loadouts in the game.

Kastov 762 Class Setup

  • Muzzle: Kastovia DX90
  • Barrel: IG-K30 406MM
  • Underbarrel: DEMO IMP-44 Grip
  • Magazine: 40-Round Mag
  • Rear Grip: IVANOV ST-70 Grip

VEL 46 Class Setup

  • Barrel: LACH-DX 203MM
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7MW
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Stock: DEMO RXT Stock
  • Rear Grip: ZLR Combat Grip

Here is the full Kastov 762 Loadout:

  • Primary Weapon: Kastov 762
  • Secondary Weapon: VEL 46
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Lethal: Semtex Grenade
  • Basic Perk 1: Overkill
  • Basic Perk 2: Double Time
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Birdseye
  • Non-Stop Action
  • Reliable TTK and base damage
  • High Mobility and Handling
  • Disadvanatge at long range
  • Needs practice to master switching of weapons

FENNEC 45 & Riot Shield

The Best Loadout for Squad Pushes
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Fennec 45 in Modern Warfare 2 [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I chose this: Best option to break defense line-up

My final loadout features the often-overlooked Fennec 45 SMG, known for its high fire rate and fast Time To Kill (TTK). Though it requires specific attachments for optimal performance, the Fennec 45 offers excellent mobility and handling, allowing players to focus on movement without hindrance.

Paired with the Riot Shield, an indestructible and bullet-proof defense mechanism, this loadout allows for both aggression and defense in COD Modern Warfare 2. Best suited for Quick Play maps, it offers a surprise element for players who may not expect this combination.

Since there is no attachments option for the Riot Shield, I have only covered the Class Setup for Fennec 45 in COD MW2.

Fennec 45 Class Setup

  • Muzzle: FOX-202 Flash Hider
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7MW
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
  • Stock: Agile Assault-7 Stock

Now let’s look at the Full Loadout Setup:

  • Primary Weapon: Fennec 45
  • Secondary Weapon: Riot Shield
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Lethal: Drill Charge
  • Basic Perk 1: Overkill
  • Basic Perk 2: Double Time
  • Bonus Perk: Hardline
  • Ultimate Perk: High Alert
  • Suitable Choice for pushing up on squads
  • Perfect for squad matches
  • Sheild combo is good for tank players
  • Not fastest TTK
  • Limited Mobility

My Opinion On These Loadouts

That was my take on the Best Call of Duty MW2 Loadouts. I did my best to include all kinds of weapons in my list so that you can fall back to any loadout, depending on your play style. You can make use of the Best Snipers and equip these loadouts to take on Ground War or Invasion Mode.

On the other hand, you can go for the basic loadouts based on the Best Assault Rifles and LMGs. Lastly, I also included a few loadouts inspired by the Best SMGs and Shotguns in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2.

With these weapons, I have also included some of the Best Equipment and Perks. I hope you enjoyed reading through my extensive guide, which covered every aspect of a loadout in Modern Warfare 2. Stick around at eXputer to learn more valuable stuff about Call of Duty MW2. 

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