MW2: Best Kastov-74U Loadouts With 100+ Hours Experience

Being a veteran in Modern Warfare 2, I recommend the following loadouts for Kastov-74U.

The Kastov-74U is one of the Best ARs in Modern Warfare 2 and is dominating the Multiplayer Scene. The Kastov-74U has a similar look and feel to the AK-74U but that was an SMG. Being an AR the Kastov-74U has more damage and is decent in long-range combat. But if you want to utilize its explosive damage you will have to play it in close to Mid-range combat. Here are the Best Kastov-74U loadouts, Class Setups, and Build.

Key Takeaways
  • Kastov-74U is the best Close to Mid-Range weapon in Modern Warfare 2.
  • Running attachments that increase aiming stability and reduce recoil will make the weapon even more dangerous.
  • The Best perks to run with will be those that will dominate in close range, like Quick Fix, Double Time, and Battle-hardened.
  • Depending on the playstyle, players can run the Kastov-74U as a primary or with a Sniper.

For the Kastov-74U, you can go for two different loadouts. Here is an overview of these loadouts:

Loadout Build 1- Muzzle: RF Crown 50
- Rear Grip: True-Tac Grip
- Barrel: BR209 Barrel
- Stock: Markeev R7 Stock
- Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip
None- Base Perk 1: Double Time
- Base Perk 2: Battle Hardened
- Bonus Perk: Focus
- Ultimate Perk: Quick Fix
- Tactical: Flash Grenade or Stun
- Lethal: Semtex
Dead Silence
Loadout Build 2- Magazine: 45-Round
- Muzzle: Xten Havoc 90
- Barrel: BR209 Barrel
- Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
- Laser: Schlager PEQ Box IV
"Ftac Recon Gun"
- Barrel: Bull Rider 16.5
- Ammunition: 458 Overpressure
- Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
- Rear Grip: Support CP90 Grip
- Underbarrel: Edge-47 Grip
- Base Perk 1: Bomb Squad
- Base Perk 2: Scavenger
- Bonus Perk: Focus
- Ultimate Perk: Ghost and Quick Fix
- Tactical: Smoke Grenades
- Lethal: Proximity Mine and Claymore
Munitions Box.

Best Kastov-74U Loadout 1

Modern Warfare 2 Best Kastov-74U Class Setup
Kastov-74U Best Class in Modern Warfare 2 – [Image credit: eXputer]
Let’s start with running the Kastov-74U as your primary weapon of choice. The Kastov-74U might be a little difficult to use at a significantly far distance. But it is still great in small maps where sniping is basically pointless. In modes Like TDM and Kill Confirmed, it’s one of the most overpowered weapons

  • You have great movement and recoil control, and the accuracy is on point. A
  • All you have to do is aim and fire, and the bullets will shred your enemies.
  • You can run launchers or combat knives so you are even more deadly at close range.
  • With Loadout 1, you can run circles around your enemies and be on the top of the leaderboard. 


Modern Warfare 2 Kastov-74U Long Range
Long Range Kastov-74U In Modern Warfare 2 – [Image credit: eXputer]
For attachments, I recommend the following options:

  • Muzzle: RF Crown 50.
  • Barrel: BR209 Barrel.
  • Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip.
  • Stock: Markeev R7 Stock.
  • Grip: True-Tac Grip.

The most important aspect of making a great weapon is the attachments. They help you overcome the cons of your weapon and tune it according to your playstyle. There are many attachments for the weapon but I have carefully hand-picked the best. These attachments will transform your gun into a weapon of mass destruction.

  • Better hip-fire accuracy
  • Focus on mobility and handling
  • Better accuracy
  • Lower range
  • Increased recoil over distance

Secondary For Loadout 1

Since you will be running this as your primary, you won’t be using a secondary weapon as much. So, having overkill is going to be a waste, so you can choose a better perk and run a Launcher or the combat knife.

  • Running a combat knife is really helpful in Search and Destroy, where there are a limited number of enemies.
  • Moreover, the launcher will help you clear rooms or entrances where enemies might be camping.
  • So having these as your primary gives you a free slot for your perks and also doesn’t nerf your gameplay. 

Best Kastov-74U Perks And Equipment

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Overkill Perk [Image by eXputer]
Perks and Equipment are going to be the finishing touches to your perfect setup. They will provide you with the additional boost needed to completely annihilate the competition. You can run these perks with pretty much any loadout you want.

  • The best Basic Perks to run if you are playing aggressively and rushing the enemy are Battle Harden and Double Time.
  • For the Bonus Perk, you should be running Focus, as it will allow you to have better aim in fights. 
  • Using Quick Fix as your ultimate allows you to instantly heal after getting a kill and be ready for the next fight.


Semtex equipment
Semtex [Image credits: eXputer]
Your tactical and lethal equipment is going to help you push enemies and put them at a disadvantage. Using your equipment together is a deadly combo, and it can even turn the tide in a losing fight. So here’s which tactical and lethal equipment you should run. 

  • For the Tactical, you want to be running the flash or the stun; both are great with an aggressive playstyle.
  • With the perks, you won’t be as effective as your enemy and can still have an advantage.
  • The best lethal in the game at this moment is the  Semtex, and for good reason.
  • It is a great explosive with decent splash damage and sticks to surfaces. Sticking an enemy with it confirms the kill, and if they are near their teammates, they all will be low and easy kills.

Field Upgrade 

The Dead Silence is the most powerful Field Upgrade for flanking and pushing adversaries.  With it in your arsenal, you may flank several opponents, and when combined with Ghost and the Suppressor, they won’t be able to see you coming. Although it has been slightly nerfed to balance things out, it is still fairly powerful and useful.

Best Kastov-74U Loadout 2 

Modern Warfare Best Kastov-74U Build
Kastov-74U Best Build Modern Warfare – [Image credit: eXputer]
Now when playing on the bigger maps or in-game modes like Invasion, I prefer a weapon that also has long-range capabilities.

The Kastov-74U is deadly at close range so you don’t need to worry about it. In Loadout 2 you will be running a fast and destructive Kastov-74U for close to mid-range fights and will run a second long-range weapon. 


Best Kastov-74U Loadout In Modern Warfare 2
Kastov-74U Best Close Range Attachments Modern Warfare 2 – [Image credit: eXputer]
For this loadout, I use the following options:

  • Muzzle: Xten Havoc 90
  • Barrel: BR209 Barrel.
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
  • Laser: Schlager PEQ Box IV
  • Magazine: 45-Round
  • Improved Range
  • Better stability
  • Higher Accuracy
  • Lower firing rate
  • Range-favoring optics

For the short-range loadout, you want to run a gun with a quick fire rate and good movement capabilities. The Kastov-74U has both of these covered. With these attachments, you will always be able to fire first and deal more damage. The aim’s sight speed and the aiming stability is unmatched. In close range, Kastov-74U is going to beat, and you will want to use it. 

Secondary Weapon For Loadout 2

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FTAC Recon in Modern Warfare 2 [Image Credit: eXputer]
For a Secondary, you run a Sniper or a marksman rifle. However, one of the best guns in the game right is the Ftac Recon. It is one headshot kill, and its semi-auto fire rate makes it extremely deadly at long ranges but still usable at close ranges. Even if a fast-moving enemy is pushing you, he’s still one shot, so relax, aim, and fire.

  • First, I recommend the Bull Rider 16.5 for the barrel because it has the ability to lessen recoil. 
  • The Edge-47 Grip is an under-barrel designed to improve the weapon’s stability and recoil stability in order to increase accuracy.
  • The Support CP90 Grip will also improve aiming stability and flinch resistance when used as a rear grip. These two characteristics may be ideal for a weapon with ten bullets.
  • Contrarily, you should choose Cronen Mini Red Dot for the optic because it is straightforward and gives you a clear, accurate aim even when you are shooting.

Best Kastov-74U Perks And Equipment

Focus perk
Focus perk [Image by eXputer]
These perks can be used with pretty much any loadout you like. You should test out these perks because they are currently the best in the game. Equipment and Perks will put the finishing touches on your ideal setup. They will give you the extra push you need to destroy your rivals fully.

  • If you want to change things up you can run Scavenger Perk instead of double time to refill on ammo while gunning down enemies.
  • Another great perk to use instead of battle harden is Bomb Squad, which reduces the effectiveness of non-killstreak explosives. 
  • The best bonus perk in Loadout Two is also going to be the Focus Perk
  • If you are going to be a sniper mainly and want to use the Kastov-74U for enemies that are pushing you, the Ghost perk will be your best option.


The Old equipment will work pretty well for the second loadout as well if you are going to play aggressively. But if you opt for the sniper playstyle, you can switch out a few things.

  • You can run Smoke Grenades to conceal your position or change position.
  • A great lethal to have while sniping from rooftops is going to be the Proximity Mine and Claymore.
  • Both of these will eliminate enemies trying to sneak up on you or at least alert you of their existence so you can take care of them. 

Field Upgrade

The Greatest Field Upgrade for loadout two is going to be the Munitions Box. A box of ammo is thrown in front of the player by the Munitions Box, which can be interacted with to refill your ammo and equipment.

  • It also automatically gives one magazine for teammates’ guns that are close by.
  • Every time the Munitions Box replenishes a teammate, the owner also scores points. It is already accessible.

My Opinion On Kastov-74U Loadouts

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The Kastov-74U is an all-rounder Assault Rifle that can perform well in all types of ranges. When equipped with the right attachments, you can use it to annihilate the opponents in close range or snipe down the enemies from afar with single tap shots. You can try out one of my recommended loadout and see which one suits best for you according to your playstyle.

After learning all of these factors, you can also calculate that the Kastov-74U is going to be one of the best guns to use as a primary gun or with a sniper. After knowing how to unlock the Kastov-74U and which attachments and perks go together well, you will be the best in the game. 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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