COD Modern Warfare 2: Best PDSW 528 Loadout [Detailed Comparison]

After investing 120+ hours in MW2, here is my loadout recommendation for PDSW 528.

The PDSW 528 is the starting SMG players will have in their class setup as they begin Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (COD MW2). However, like most of the other best guns in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, pairing it with the right loadout can make all the difference.

For your convenience, here’s a quick look at the full Loadout setup for the PDSW 528 in Modern Warfare 2:

- Barrel: FTAC Series IX 14.5″
- Muzzle: Bruen Cubic Comp
- Rail: Integrated Reflex Rail
- Comb: TV TacComb
- Laser: Point-G3P 04
X12- Base Perk 1: Double Time
- Base Perk 2: Tracker
- Bonus Perk: Hardline
- Ultimate Perk: Ghost
- Tactical: Flash
- Lethal: Semtex
- Field Upgrade: Dead Silence
- Field Upgrade 2: Battle Rage

Best PDSW 528 Loadout Attachments

PDSW 528
PDSW 528 [Image credits: eXputer]
Players can equip the PDSW 528, pictured above, with up to five modifications or attachments to change its statistics.

For the best results, I recommend going with the following attachments:

  • Barrel: FTAC Series IX 14.5″
  • Muzzle: Bruen Cubic Comp
  • Rail: Integrated Reflex Rail
  • Comb: TV TacComb
  • Laser: Point-G3P 04

Below I will mention the pros and cons of the loadout:

  • Movement Speed +2
  • Sprint to Fire Speed +2
  • Hip Fire Accuracy +2
  • Vertical Recoil Control +1
  • Precision Sight Picture
  • Recoil Control -2
  • Aiming Stability -2
  • Laser Visible at Hip

This loadout focuses on mobility. The increased movement and sprint to fire speeds mean that players can quickly dart around the map and take down any foes they come across.

  • They will be able to do this effectively at closer ranges thanks to the better hip fire accuracy this setup brings.
  • Furthermore, the weapon’s ranged capabilities are also bolstered by increasing its damage range and bullet velocity while making the recoil more manageable.
  • Regardless, as is often the case with SMGs, this weapon will not excel at range. For that, I recommend trying out some of the best snipers in the game such as the Signal 50.

Best PDSW 528 Loadout Perks

Perks are an important selection in any Call of Duty loadout because of the impactful abilities and buffs they bring to the table. As such, I have selected the best perks that play nicely into the playstyle that I have curated for the PDSW 528.

Here is my selection:

  • Base Perk 1: Double Time
  • Base Perk 2: Tracker
  • Bonus Perk: Hardline
  • Ultimate Perk: Ghost
Best Perks
Best Perks for the PDSW 528 [Image credits: eXputer]
  • First up, you have Double Time as the base perk, which increases Tactical Sprint duration and crouch movement speed. 
  • The next base perk is Tracker. This lets players see recent footsteps of enemies. 
  • For the Bonus Perk, I have selected Hardline, which reduces the cost of each equipped Killstreak by 1, or of each equipped Scorestreak by 125. 
  • The Ultimate Perk in my loadout is Ghost, which makes players invisible to UAVs, Portable Radars, and Heartbeat Sensors. 

Best PDSW 528 Class Equipment

The equipment includes the secondary, tactical, lethal, and field upgrades that go with your setup. Here are my recommendations for the best equipment for your PDSW 528 class loadout build in Modern Warfare 2 (MW2).

  • Secondary: X12
  • Tactical: Flash
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Field Upgrade: Dead Silence
  • Field Upgrade 2: Battle Rage

Secondary: X12

Best PDSW 528 SMG Class Setup Loadout Build
X12 [Image credits: eXputer]
The X12, seen in the screenshot above, is a light semi-automatic pistol with noticeably better stats than the default P980. It stores 17 rounds, making it a good choice in situations where your primary runs out of ammo and you need to engage more opponents.

Like most semi auto pistols in Modern Warfare 2, the X12 can take down enemies in enemies within two to three shots at closer ranges. Moreover, the pistol has manageable recoil which makes it usable at increases distances as well. This makes it a very trusty sidearm to go along with your SMG.

Tactical: Flash

Best PDSW 528 SMG Class Setup Loadout Build
Flash [Image credits: eXputer]
For the Tactical, I recommend the classic Flash grenade for the best entry frag potential. The grenade blinds and deafens any targets within a small radius, leaving them vulnerable to counterattack.

When used correctly, the Flash makes it easier to push into rooms and crowded corridors. Players can even throw the grenade while firing, making it easier to gain the upper hand without letting up the pressure.

Lethal: Semtex

Semtex [Image credits: eXputer]
The Semtex, as seen in the image, is an alternative to the Frag grenade. Instead of a cookable fuse, the Semtex has a sticky surface. This means that it can stick to and go off against any surface, making it more reliable.

As such, having a Semtex gives you explosive firepower and can help take out targets from a distance.

Field Upgrade: Dead Silence

Best PDSW 528 SMG Class Setup Loadout Build
Dead Silence [Image credits: eXputer]
The Dead Silence Field Upgrade, shown in the image above, silences players’ footsteps for a short duration and resets the duration after every kill.

This can help players sneak up on enemies and pull off some great flanks. The quick recharge times also means that the upgrade will be available when needed.

Field Upgrade 2: Battle Rage

Best PDSW 528 SMG Class Setup Loadout Build
Battle Rage [Image credits: eXputer]
Players can unlock a second Field Upgrade slot upon reaching level 45.

For this slot, my selection is the Battle Rage perk, which injects your player with a stimulant that regenerates health quickly, resists tactical equipment, and constantly refreshes Tactical Sprint.

The perk perfectly complements the PDSW 528’s playstyle by enabling rapid traversal and quick successive engagements with resistance to slowdowns like Flashes and Stuns.

My Verdict On PDSW 528

At close range, I find the PDSW 528 a very effective weapon. I can rely on the capabilities of the weapon due to its impressive fire rate and recoil control. With my recommended loadout and class setup, you can unlock the true potential of this firearm and anhilate your opponents. 

That concludes the best loadout and class setup guide on the PDSW 528, a very capable SMG in Modern Warfare 2 (MW2) that can be deadly with the right build. 

Moreover, if SMGs are not your thing, you should check out some of the assault rifles in the game. Rifles such as the M4, M16, and Lachmann-556 are very good options here. 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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