Modern Warfare 2: Signal 50 Best Loadout & Build

Signal 50 is one of the best sniper rifles in COD Modern Warfare 2 with a good class setup and some of the best loadout attachments and perks.

Story Highlights
  • Signal 50 is a Sniper Rifle in COD Modern Warfare 2. 
  • Some of the best attachments of signal 50 include the Schlager PEQ Box IV and the FSS Echo Stock. 
  • Signal 50 utilizes stealth-focused perks like the battle Hardened, Tracker, and Bird’s Eye perks.

Signal 50 is one of the best guns in COD Modern Warfare 2 under the sniper rifles category. It is also one of the weapons that you will be able to obtain early on in the game, and by using the best loadout and class setup, you can turn Signal 50 into one of the most powerful weapons of COD Modern Warfare 2. 

Below we will discuss some of the best loadouts for Signal 50 in COD Modern Warfare 2, along with the most tactical class setup for the weapon. 

Signal 50 Loadout 1 

Our first loadout will focus on delivering the perfect long-range headshots while keeping the bullet velocity stable.

Furthermore, for the sake of the rifle, you will be focusing on the factors like handling speed and movement speed as well. Below are the best loadout options for Signal 50 in COD Modern Warfare 2.

Best Signal 50 Loadout in COD Modern Warfare 2
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  • Receiver: Signal 50 
  • Optic: SZ Hollow Therm 
  • Rear Grip: SA Finesse Grip  
  • Laser: FSS OLE-V Laser 
  • Barrel: 29” TV Kilo-50 
  • Comb: Aim Assist 406 
  • Muzzle: Nilsound 90 Silencer 

Signal 50 is no less than a nightmare. If used in the right way, the gun is capable of dealing heavy damage to enemies while you stay on cover. With the loadout mentioned above, you will be able to take down an enemy from the opposite side of a map without taking much damage yourself. 

Features Of The Loadout 

Since signal 50 is a 50 Cal sniper rifle, it will allow you to chill out from a distance while damaging your enemies. What matters the most for the sniper is undoubtedly the optic and the muzzle. 


For this particular loadout, we will be using the Nil Sound 90 Silencer and the 29” TV Kilo- 50 Barrel. Both of these attachments are one of the best for every sniper rifle out there, especially if you’re looking to deal maximum damage from a long range. 

Best Signal 50 Loadout in COD Modern Warfare 2
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You can master both of these attachments quite easily as well, and we highly recommend using them for Maps where there are a lot of covers to utilize.

Keep in mind that bullet velocity is a crucial factor, especially for sniper rifles like Signal 50. Therefore, it is important to use attachments that will amp up their performance. These attachments do just that and more as they significantly improve the bullet velocity and range of effectiveness of the powerful sniper rifle. 

Moreover, with the attachments, you will be able to pop your weapon enough to land your shots as close to hitting the scan as possible. 

Grip And Laser

Next, we have our grip and laser attachments. We opted for these attachments as the silencer and barrel you will be using will make Signal 50 quite hard to tackle and heavier to manage as well.

Therefore, you will have to face a reduced handling speed which can hinder the Signal 50s effectiveness greatly. Especially when you are going through crucial combat, you will need weapons with good handling speed otherwise, the enemy will be able to overpower you easily. 

Best Signal 50 grip Loadout in COD Modern Warfare 2
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So in order to make up for the slowed handling speed, we will be using the SA Finesse Grip and the FSS OLE-V laser. Using both of these attachments is important if you are aiming to improve your signal 50s Aim Down Speed.

But that is not all; with these attachments, you will also get improved Sprint To Fire speed making Signal 50 an ideal weapon for all game modes. 

In case you are worried about the visibility of the laser, you will be glad to know that it will only be visible to enemies when you are doing ADS. Therefore, it will be hard to spot the opponent’s team.

However, keep in mind that you should use both of these attachments as strategically as possible as they play a huge role in crucial factors of Signal 50, like the Handling Speed and STF.  


Next, we have the optics, and it will be safe to say that no sniper rifle is complete without the perfect optic to go with it. With Signal 50 you will get a diverse range of optics to choose from, and it really just depends on the body area you are looking to damage.

Optic [Image Captured By eXputer]
You can go for any optic with small precision so that the weight on signal 50 can be balanced since we have already used pretty heavy attachments for it. The SZ Holotherm is a good option, thanks to its vivid crosshairs.

Furthermore, many players prefer using these optics simply because it provides great thermal imaging ability that can help you out a lot in hefty battles. 

Best Perks And Equipment For The Loadout 

 The following perks and equipment are suitable for the weapon if you are going to choose the loadout mentioned above. 

  •  Perk 1: Overkill 
  •  Perk 2: Double Time 
  •  Bonus Perk: Cold Blooded 
  •  Ultimate Perk: Birds Eye 
  •  Lethal Equipment: Thermite 
  •  Tactical Equipment: Stun Grenade 

Base Perks

In case you are looking to equip Lachmann Sub as a secondary weapon, it is important to have the perks and equipment that will be able to handle both of them at the same time.  

Therefore, your base perks need to be able to handle the sniper rifle and the Lachmann Sub efficiently and make your weapon switch faster. We will be using the Overkill and Double Time as our base perks for Signal 50.

Overkill is a basic perk that can be unlocked at level 38 and will allow you to use two weapons at once. You will basically be carrying two primary weapons and replacing your pistol with a better gun. Doing so will give you a diverse range. While you will be sniping enemies from a distance, using the Lachmann Sub, you can cover the mid to close range easily. 

Next, we will be using the double-time perk as our perk 2. Double time perk is a great pick for heavy weapons like the Signal 50 itself. You will get increased Movement Speed and Sprint Speed with Double Time. Furthermore, since you will be carrying such a heavy weapon around it is important to have all the mobility you can get. 

With Double Time, your Tactical Sprint speed will increase, and repositioning the Signal 50 will become far easier. Furthermore, your Crouch Movement will also increase by 30% while using the Double Time Perk. 

Bonus Perk

 Next, we have the Bonus Perks, and undoubtedly we will be using the Cold Blooded perk for this loadout. Most sniper classes and stealth classes focus on using the Cold Blooded perk as their Bonus Perk.

The Cold Blooded perk will allow you to go invisible, and if you have a controllable killstreak, then there will be a Red Square around you, appearing as if you have been killed. If you or any of your teammates have the Cold Blooded perk on the thermal scope will not show you as white.

Therefore, not only will the perk help you stay off the radar of your opponent, but it will also allow you to make strategic attacks on your enemy from different trajectories. 

Ultimate Perk

Your Ultimate Perk for the loadout will be Bird’s Eye, and it is another great perk, especially for sniper users. Using the perk, you will be able to zoom out of the Mini Map. Furthermore, the radar and UAV will ping and ultimately reveal the direction of your enemy.

Therefore, using the perk will allow you to ping enemies on the minimap so that you can get situational awareness. The perk can be used for other sniper rifles as well since it will give you the advantage of knowing your enemy’s direction. 

Now we have our equipment, and for the lethal equipment, we will be using Thermite. Thermite is capable of sticking to the surface and burning for some amount of time, and not only will it damage the enemy, but it also help you secure kills. With thermite, you will be able to defeat your enemy quickly, and you can also use that device for zoning your surrounding areas.

Doing so will help you out a lot in case you feel like the opponent team is using a flanking strategy against you. On the other hand, we have stun grenades as our tactical equipment. With most of the weapons, you will be using stun grenade, as it is known for being the most deadly tactical equipment out there.

The Stun Grenade is great for ambush attacks and will blind and disorient your enemy while helping you secure an easy kill. You can even use it in a medium range if you want to slow down the movement of your enemy and gain leverage over them. 

Secondary Weapon

For the secondary weapon, we will be using the Lachmann Sub, which is a modern MP5 but better. Since you will be covering long range with your sniper rifle, you will need a weapon that will cover medium to close range, and no weapon is better than the Lachmann Sub for that purpose.

Using the Lachmann Sub, we will be able to cover a close to medium range, and you will eventually have weapons that will help you deal damage from a distance as well as in close quarters. 

The recoil rate of the Lachmamn Sub is fairly good, and the DPS rate is also very high. With the right selection of secondary weapons, you will be able to become a pro player there, no matter what combat range. 

Signal 50 Loadout 2 

Our second loadout is more about the damage and improved ADS speed along with good mobility. Here are all the features and attachments used in the loadout for signal 50. 

  •  Laser: Schlager Peq Box IV 
  •  Underbarrel: FSS Shark Fin 90 
  •  Barrel: FSS Jet Stream 
  •  Rear Grip: Stalwart Grip 

The loadout will significantly improve your Aim Down Sight so that any incoming targets can be spotted as fast as possible so you can cover yourself and counterattack efficiently. While the mobility with the loadout is not that great, you will still get a good amount of damage out of this build and better accuracy overall with signal 50. Below are all the features of the load-out. 

Features Of The Loadout 

These attachments are curated specifically toward improving accuracy and line of sight. The laser and grip that you will be using will fairly improve your flinch resistance while amping up your aim down sight.

Best Signal 50 barrel Loadout in COD Modern Warfare 2
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Furthermore, while the laser will help you curate a strategic and precise shot with the highest chances of landing on your enemy, the group will help you stabilize your sniper rifle and fix the recoil rate. Both of these factors are important, especially for sniper rifles like Signal 50 where the whole play is about accuracy. 


Next, we have FSS Jet Stream as our barrel. The reason we chose the barrel is simply because of its amazing hipfire accuracy over the long range.

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But that is not all, and the barrel is also popular among sniper rifle players because of its ability to increase the damage range without losing the efficiency of the weapon itself. In case you want to take down an enemy or are at a range where using a scope is not a viable option then the barrel will help you out. 

Best Perks And Equipment

Signal 50 is best for long-distance combat and is a highly damaging sniper rifle that can be utilized in extensive maps. Maps like Invasion are played in the best way by using sniper rifles like the Signal 50.

While using the sniper rifle it is important to keep a low profile and use as many covers as possible no matter if you’re playing 6v6 mode or any other mode. Below are the recommended perks for you so that you will be able to use the weapon from a distance In the safest way possible. 

  • Perk 1: Overkill 
  • Perk 2: Tracker 
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands, Resupply, Or Focus 
  • Ultimate Perk: High Alert Or Ghost 
  • Secondary Weapon: M16 
  • Tactical Equipment: Smoke Grenade Or Decoy Grenade 
  •  Lethal Equipment: Claymore 

Base Perks

The best perks for the loadout will be Tracker and Overkill. Overkill is necessary to use if you’re going to equip a sniper rifle as your primary weapon.

Using Overkill will allow you to equip a second primary weapon so that you can cover more ranges. It is important to have a backup at all times in case you are approached by enemies from a closer range. Relying on a sniper rifle might not be a good option. 

Next, we have our perk 2, which will be Tracker. Sniper class and stealth class rely heavily on perks like radar and tracker. Using the tracker perk, your kill markers will be invisible from the opponent team. Furthermore, for any enemies, we leave a footprint trail that will make it easier to make sense of their direction and give you situational awareness. 

Bonus Perk

The bonus perk we will be using is the focus. However, there are a lot of perks to choose from and you can go for anyone you like that you feel is suitable to your playstyle. 

The focus break will allow you to reduce your ADS flinch. Furthermore, the perk is great for sniper class where you will need the maximum hold-breath time. 

You can also opt for other perks like Fast Hands or Resupply depending upon your requirements. Resupply will allow you to get more Lethal Grenades that you can utilize in combat.

Using the perk your defense will become fairly stronger and your equipment will be available to use again after 25 seconds. Therefore, with the resupply perk, you will be able to get your hands on a lot of grenades both Lethal and Tactical. 

Fast Hands is used to swap weapons faster. Since signal 50 is known for its heavy weight the weapons swap time is fairly long. Therefore, it is important to have a perk like fast hands since you will be a damaging enemy from both long range and close range. 


Next, we have our equipment with more emphasis on cover and stealth. For lethal equipment, we will be using claymore. The proximity-based detonation it provides can be beneficial for you in case of an ambush attack.

The only downside to claymore is that you won’t be able to unlock it until you reach level 27. Therefore an alternative will be proximity mine that you can use until you unlock claymore. 

The tactical equipment we will be using are smoke grenades, and they will boost your stealth factor. Smoke grenades will allow you to flee or hide from enemies while you take cover in case of invasion. 

You can also go for Decoy Grenades in case you want to set a trap. They can also help you draw opponents out from the cover. 

For the field upgrade, we definitely recommend going for the Portable Radar to get a better sense of the direction of enemies. 

Summing It Up 

These were two of our best loadout options for Signal 50 in COD Modern Warfare 2. You can choose any of these loadouts depending on your needs and the map you’re playing on.  


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