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Modern Warfare 2 best perks

Looking for the best Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 perks? Here are all our favourite equippable ability picks in the latest shooter from Activision

Modern Warfare 2 best perks: Multiple soldiers can be seen capturing an objective

It’s that time of year again. Activision have revealed their next Call of Duty game in the form of Modern Warfare 2 and we’re all scrambling to find out the latest information to get an edge on the competition, like what the Modern Warfare 2 best perks are.

This guide weeds out the mid or passable perks and is a collation of all the best abilities you can use in the game to pair alongside the best Modern Warfare 2 guns for your loadout.

The best perks in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 are:

  • Overkill
  • Scavenger
  • Resupply
  • Fast Hands
  • Focus
  • Ghost


Overkill is a base perk that allows you to carry two primary weapons. This means that no longer do you have to swap to a little pistol when you run out of ammo – now you can whip out another assault rifle.

This is particularly handy for snipers, who can have a fully kitted-out primary to swap to when the action gets too close.


Scavenger is a base perk you really should be used as it allows you to consistently refill your ammo and throwing knives by running over dead bodies.

It is one of the stronger perks available in the base tier and if you are planning on going on long killstreaks you should have it equipped.


The Resupply bonus perk is simple but brilliant. It allows you to spawn into the match with an additional lethal each time. We’re not condoning grenade spam, but we’re also not saying that it isn’t an effective way of getting kills and increasing your kill streak.

This is best equipped on close-quarters maps, where an additional lethal can take out a lot of bad guys as they funnel through doorways and into small rooms.

Fast Hands

Fast Hands is focused on fast reloads for your weapons and the ability to swap weapons faster. As such, it really is a top-notch bonus perk.

If you are planning on long killstreaks and are going to be up-close-and-personal or carry one of the best Modern Warfare 2 LMGs, this perk is one you should have.


Focus is one of the strongest ultimate perks in Call of Duty and it has moved in and out of the meta over the years. But, here it is incredibly valuable especially as the flinch in Modern Warfare 2 is quite strong.

So, if you want to stay on target, or are using a sniper and want more ‘Hold Breath’ duration, add this one to your loadout.


Ghost is similar to Cold Blooded but takes invisibility to another level. Ghost makes you undetectable by UAVs, Portable Radars, and Heartbeat Sensors.

That makes it a perfect counter to enemy kill streak packages because as your opponents start roaming and staring at their minimaps to locate your team, you can take them by surprise.

Those are the best Modern Warfare 2 perks. For more information on the latest Call of Duty game, why not read our guide on the Modern Warfare 2 vehicles to see what you can drive? Or, check out our weapon customisation guide to see all the gun attachments you can equip in the Gunsmith.