COD Modern Warfare 2: BEST Guns & Loadouts [Top 10]

Punchy & snappy weapons have returned in COD Modern Warfare 2 & having the best guns with loadouts will help you win meta.

Story Highlights
  • Best guns in COD MW2 multiplayer will allow you to stay ahead of competition without being held down by your gun
  • The MW2 meta is filled with some of the best SMGs, ARs, & shotguns such as MP5, M4, Expedite 12 & more
  • Having the best weapon, class setup & loadout will allow you to master the gun & kill enemies easily

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 packs some of the best guns, loadouts, and an arsenal of small to big weapons that shooter fans would love to get lost into. The class setups, builds, and custom-designed loadouts are the meat of any meta in COD, and that is why we have listed the 10 best weapons in Modern Warfare 2 you should have if you want to be on the winning team. 

FSS Hurricane

FSS Hurricane [Image Credit: eXputer]
One of the best submachine guns in Modern Warfare 2 is the FSS Hurricane, but only if it has the optimal loadout for it. The FSS Hurricane gives up some of its stopping capability and range in exchange for a larger capacity for ammunition and improved stability.

Because of its power, consistency, and strength, we feel that it is currently leading the pack in the multiplayer mode of Call of Duty: MW2 right now. This submachine gun is capable of much more than only being used at close to medium ranges. The basic model of this weapon delivers a powerful punch; nevertheless, the recoil makes it difficult to utilize when the opponents aren’t immediately in front of you. 

After unlocking attachments, and when fitted with the appropriate combinations, the FSS Hurricane submachine gun has the potential to perform very well in both mid-range and long-distance confrontations.

Best FSS Hurrican Loadout

  • Side Arm: X13 Auto
  • Stock: Demo Quicksilver Stock
  • Laser: 4MW Laser Box 
  • Rear Grip: Phantom Grip
  • Barrel: FSS-X7 Barrell 
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple Vert 6
  • Basic Perk 1: Double Time 
  • Basic Perk 2: Scavenger
  • Bonus Perk: Hardline
  • Ultimate Perk: Quick Fix 
  • Secondary: X12 
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade 
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade 
  • Field Upgrade: Battle Rage 


M4 [Image Credit: eXputer]
The M4 has remained one of the go-to guns for players since the early Call of Duty games. It is a well-rounded Assault Rifle that is already the easy pick for most writers here at eXputer who played COD MW 2. If this is your first time playing Modern Warfare 2, we suggest that you begin with an M4 and the loadout that we have chosen for you so that you can take the fight all the way to glory.

The best part about the M4 Assault Rifle is that you can get your hands on it straight away when you start Modern Warfare 2. This means that there is nothing special that you have to perform in order to get the weapon. 

Best M4 Loadout

  • Receiver: M4
  • Muzzle: Echoline GS-X Suppressor
  • Barrel: Tempus Hightower 20″ Barrel
  • Stock: Demo Fade Pro Stock
  • Rear Grip: Phantom Grip
  • Magazine: 45 Round Mag
  • Base Perk 1: Bomb Squad
  • Base Perk 2: Double Time
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Ghost
  • Lethal Equipment: Semtex
  • Tactical Equipment: Stun Grenades
  • Field Upgrade: Dead Silence

Lachmann Sub MP5

LACHMANN SUB [Image Credit: eXputer]
Lachmann Sub, aka MP5, is by far the best weapon in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 if you like to play CQC. If you don’t, then you’re better off using FSS Hurricane, which we think is a slightly better gun than Lachmann Sub due to its medium range.

Even though MW 2 renames this infamous SMG as Lachmann SUB, die-hard COD players will instantly recognize MP5 by its size and lethality of it. They may even use it as a go-to weapon for the entire meta, and that is completely understandable.

Best Lachmann Sub MP5 Loadout

  • Side Arm: X12
  • Barrel: FTAC M-Sub 12″
  • Muzzle: SA Schalldampfer 99
  • Magazine: 50 Round Drum
  • Rear Grip: LM Cronus Grip
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
  • Base Perk 1: Battle Hardened
  • Base Perk 2: Tracker
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Ghost
  • Lethal Equipment: Proximity Mine
  • Tactical Equipment: Snapshot Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Dead Silence

FTAC Recon

FTAC RECON [Image Credit: eXputer]
In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the FTAC Recon is one of the first combat rifles you’ll be able to obtain. It’s also one of the best guns to use when playing multiplayer mode at launch, so make sure you pick it up as soon as you can. The FTAC Recon is one of the few ARs in the game that is deserving of the praise that it receives.

It’s a strong and snappy AR weapon with a medium range that you may use to land headshots from cover as your friends rush through. It should come as no surprise that this weapon performs best when used at medium range; close-quarters combat is not where it shines.

The FTAC Recon is the weapon for you if you’re searching for a semi-automatic firearm that can finish off opponents with only a few well-placed rounds.

Best FTAC Loadout

  • Receiver: FTAC Recon
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
  • Rear Grip: Support CP90 Grip
  • Barrel: Bull Rider 16.5 Barrel
  • Underbarrel: Edge-47 Grip
  • Ammunition: .458 Overpressure +P
  • Base Perk 1: Battle Hardened
  • Base Perk 2: Tracker
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Ghost
  • Lethal Equipment: Proximity Mine
  • Tactical Equipment: Snapshot Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Dead Silence

Expedite 12

EXPEDITE 12 [Image Credit: eXputer]
The Expedite 12 is a pump-action shotgun that has a high damage output and performs very well in CQC. However, since it has a large damage drop-off, it is difficult for it to have any type of effect at longer distances. The shotgun is eerily similar to the Model 680 shotgun that was featured in the 2019 installment of Modern Warfare.

Even though the Expedite 12 is not at the top of our list of the best weapons, it is still quite powerful in multiplayer when used in conjunction with the appropriate class loadout. We have provided recommendations for the best loadout setups for the Expedite 12 that are able to eliminate opponents with a single shot while engaged in close-quarters combat.

If you want to easily make your way through the other squad while still being able to move quickly across the map, the Expedite 12 is a fantastic piece of equipment to have in your arsenal.

Best Expedite 12 Loadout

  • Stock: Resonance Stock Collapsed
  • Rear Grip: Schlager Void Grip
  • Ammunition: 12 Gauge Dragon’s Breath
  • Laser: 1MW Quick Fire Laser
  • Bolt: Expedite L-Bolt
  • Base Perk 1: Overkill
  • Base Perk 2: Double Time
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Quick Fix 
  • Lethal Equipment: Stim Shot
  • Tactical Equipment: Thermite grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Battle Rage 


M16 [Image Credit: eXputer]
The use of burst guns to shoot down the sights is enjoyed by a minority of players; nonetheless, if you are a fan of burst-fire weapons, the M16 is an excellent option for you to consider. The M16 is built with a robust burst-firing mechanism, which allows it to perform very well in mid-range engagements. 

The M16 is built with a robust burst-firing mechanism, which allows it to perform very well in mid-range engagements.  Visual recoil, on the other hand, might obscure one’s eyesight while one is seeking to secure a kill, but that can be fixed if you slot in certain attachments.

Players who have leveled up their Icarus 556 Light Machine Gun to level 13 are able to obtain the M16, which is one of the most sought-after ARs in Modern Warfare 2. It might be difficult to choose which M16 loadout is the strongest. Because of this, we have compiled a list of the best loadouts for the M16 class setup that you should use in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Best M16 Loadout

  • Side Arm: X13 Auto
  • Optic: SZ SRO-7
  • Stock: Corio Precio Factory
  • Rear Grip: XTEN Grip 
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple 
  • Ammunition: 5.56 Armor Piercing 
  • Basic Perks: Double Time and Battle Hardened
  • Bonus Perk: Hardline
  • Ultimate Perk: Overclock
  • Tactical: Shock Stick
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Inflatable Decoy or Dead Silence

Lachmann 556

LACHMANN 556 [Image Credit: eXputer]
Lachmann 556 is a powerful assault rifle that can be leveled up and used for a great range of playstyles, class setups, and loadouts in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, despite the fact that Lachmann Sub currently receives more attention from gamers.

Because it’s a relatively lightweight hybrid between ARs and their more rapid SMG equivalents, this assault rifle will allow you to tear through opponents with surprising speed. This is due to the fact that it combines the two types of weapons. Consider this weapon to be a hybrid, combining the greatest aspects of two other types.

That speed is essential in the high-octane multiplayer mode of Modern Warfare 2, guaranteeing that you can rapidly dash through the enemy team and objectives. The Lachmann 556 hits the right balance in this regard, allowing you to do both of those things with ease.

We have listed here the perfect loadout food Lachmann 556 that you should go with if you want to main this weapon in the first meta of COD MW2. 

Best Lachmann 556 Loadout

  • Muzzle: Echoline GS-X
  • Barrel: Lach-12 Barrel
  • Rear Grip: LMK64 Grip
  • Stock: Lachmann S76 Factory Stock
  • Laser: Schlager PEQ Box IV
  • Basic Perk 1: Overkill
  • Basic Perk 2: Double Time
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Quick Fix
  • Tactical: Stim Shot
  • Lethal: Thermite
  • Field Upgrade: Inflatable Decoy


Modern Warfare Beat Loadouts For Kastov-74U
Kastov-74U Best Loadouts In Modern Warfare 2 – [Image credit: eXputer]
If you have equipped yourself with a Kastov-74u, then your only duty will be to prevent adversaries from fast capping your rushers. If you are successful in this task, you will have accomplished your objective. When using the 74u class setup gun in Call of Duty: Warzone 2, it is imperative that you move carefully and ensure that you are in the optimal position in order to defend your long-range squadmate successfully or from enemy rushers.

Because of this, we believe that our suggested loadout will provide you an advantage in long-range battles and guarantee that your precision in taking out the opposition will be increased.

The sole drawback of utilizing a Kastov-74u in MW2 is that the gun has a significant amount of recoil. To effectively engage foes at a medium range, you need to maintain full control of the weapon.

You have to make your way through the Kastovia weapon platform before you can unlock the Kastov 74U. First, you need to achieve level 23, which will allow you to access Kastov 762 as well as the Kastovia platform. Keep using Kastove 762 as your primary instrument until the level of the platform reaches 10. This will make Kastov 545 available to use. 

Best Kastov-74U Loadout

  • Side Arm: X12
  • Barrel: 11.5” T-H4 Barrel
  • Laser: 4MW Laser Box
  • Muzzle: Komodo Heavy Comp
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
  • Base Perk 1: Tracker
  • Base Perk 2: Scavenger
  • Bonus Perk: Quick Fix
  • Ultimate Perk: Ghost
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Portable Radar

TAQ 56

TAQ-56 [Image Credit: eXputer]
A quick first look, and you will realize that TAQ 56 is a fancy name for good old SCAR or SCAR-L. It should come as no surprise that this heavy-hitting AR is one of the most obvious options to OG MW players, given that it is one of the most lethal firearms in the game. 

The TAQ-56 excels in mid-range combat because of its relatively rapid rate of fire and high damage output, both of which are matched by very few other ARs.

Due to the fact that the Taq-56 already offers a remarkable firing rate, our loadout is focused on improving the weapon’s accuracy in long-range engagements. The recoil may be troublesome at longer distances when more control is necessary to strike the target, despite the fact that it is a good alternative in those engagements that take place at a medium range.

If you choose one of the loadouts and class configurations that we have outlined for you below, you won’t have to worry about the recoil or any of the other problems that have been reported.

Best TAQ 56 Loadout

  • Sidearm: X12
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
  • Rear Grip: FSS Combat Grip
  • Laser: Schlager PEQ Box IV
  • Barrel: 14.5″ Tundra Pro Barrel
  • Ammunition: 5.56 High Velocity
  • Perk 1: Bomb Squad
  • Perk 2: Battle Hardened
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Bird’s Eye perk
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Portable Radar

Signal 50

Signal 50 [Image Credit: eXputer]
The SERO Gepard GM6 Lynx, a real-world firearm, served as the inspiration for the design of the Signal 50. This specific rifle is equipped with 50-caliber rounds, and it also has a firing type that is semi-automatic and remarkably simple to manage even while intense combat is taking place.

Because the gameplay of this weapon cannot be compared to that of other semiautomatic machine guns (SMGs), such as the MP5, learning this gun calls for a great deal of patience. This is something that not many players have. Hence the majority of players depend on close-quarters combat strategies by equipping SMGs.

Since the aim-down sight time is so sluggish and the sprint-to-fire speed is so fast, the best way to play the Signal 50 is to embrace a more passive, stay out of sight kinda playstyle. Therefore, trying to quick-scope an incoming opponent will be a deal breaker for you while using this gun.

We have listed the best loadout setup for Signal 50 that you should run with if you want to stay alive more and not die every now and then.

Best Signal 50 Loadout

  • Sidearm: X13 Auto
  • Base Perk 1: Overkill
  • Base Perk 2: Battle Hardened
  • Bonus Perk: Resupply
  • Ultimate Perk: Bird’s Eye
  • Lethal: Claymore
  • Tactical: Shock Stick
  • Field Upgrade: Portable Radar


That wraps up our Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 best guns and their loadout setups or builds if you’re going to main these weapons. The meta so far seems balanced, and SMGs are once again a little too powerful, especially in maps where the spaces are a little too tight. 

Which three guns from our list are also your favorites? Was our guide helpful? More on this in the comments section. 


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Irfan Ansari

With four years of Video Game Journalism and Tremendous love for Gaming, Irfan loves chatting and writing everything about video games.

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