What is the best MW2 Carrack 300 loadout? One shot, one kill. That’s the typical mantra for any proficient sniper. However, everyone has those days in Modern Warfare 2 where they could do with an extra tap or two to make sure they’re on-target. Having been introduced in Season 5, the best MW2 Carrack 300 loadout turns this semi-automatic sniper – the spiritual successor to the WA2000 – into a fast-firing beast with little-to-no recoil.
Considering the smaller maps in MW2 multiplayer – especially compared to the likes of Vondel in Warzone – the Carrack 300 will feel right at home. Well-adjusted to mid-range combat, this loadout will ensure the Carrack’s punchiness as a sniper remains, while granting you the ability to seamlessly bob and weave your way around the map. Before we jump into the build, be sure to familiarize yourself with how to unlock the Carrack 300, as well as the other MW2 Season 5 guns and weapons that have been shaking up the Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer and Warzone meta.
MW2 Carrack 300 loadout
The best MW2 Carrack 300 loadout is:
- Laser: VLK LZR 7MW
- Optic: Schlager 3.4x
- Stock: LEX V14 Stock
- Rear Grip: Carrack Palm
- Magazine: 15 Round Mag
This Carrack 300 loadout comes at the recommendation of content creator ‘Frizzeyes’, who looks to be having all kinds of fun in multiplayer with this particular build. However, we have made one significant change to fit our personal preference.
Kicking off with the laser, the VLK LZR 7MW massively improves handling, while giving the Carrack both ADS and sprint to fire speed – two stats which are crucial to the run-and-gun theme of this loadout. Double up on the target acquisition with the Schlager 3.4x – which atypically of magnified sights offers ADS speed – and you’re good to go.
Knock knock. Who’s there? It’s more ADS speed, courtesy of the LEX V14 stock. Not only does this stock help you aim faster, but it’ll also help you shift your carcass quicker thanks to the bonus crouch movement and sprint speed it grants.
Of course, lining up the perfect shots can be a nightmare when you’re constantly being peppered by enemy fire. While some opt for the Engage-20 Grip to max out that ADS speed, the Carrack Palm is a great alternative here thanks to the aiming stability and flinch resistance it provides. Yes, some of that lovely ADS speed is sacrificed as a result, but there’s little use in being able to bring your sights up quickly if you’re permanently flinching.
Finally, let’s talk about the magazine. While Frizzeyes opts for the 10 Round Mag, we would instead recommend the 15 Round Mag to ensure minimal reload downtime. If you’re a chronic-reloader between shots, then take the 10 Round Mag instead for the ADS speed.
With the best MW2 Carrack 300 loadout now locked in, it’s time to match it with the optimal setup to elevate its potential to be one of the best snipers in one of the best FPS games out there right now.
MW2 Carrack 300 class setup
The best MW2 Carrack 300 class setup requires the Weapon Specialist perk package should you wish to take a secondary weapon to deal with enemies that manage to slither up close. For the secondary weapon itself, we naturally recommend either our MW2 Fennec 45 loadout, or the classic MW2 Lachmann Sub loadout that we often sport – old reliable still slaps, after all.
However, the actual package we’d recommend is Scout. Scavenger will help you maintain sufficient ammunition levels when running low, and while Strong Arm isn’t the best base perk, it can help disorient or chip down enemies at a distance, before finishing them off with the sniper. Focus will grant extra flinch reduction on top of the Carrack Palm.
Finally, Ghost is a crucial component of this Carrack 300 class. It ensures that you remain undetectable by UAVs, Portable Radar scans, and Heartbeat Sensors, which is invaluable for safely accumulating kills while pursuing the elusive MGB tactical nuke.
As for equipment, we recommend the classic Semtex and Stun Grenade combo. Semtex removes the chance of that precision throw rolling away from its target, while stuns are incredibly important tools for creating space and preventing enemy pushes. On the field upgrade front, set up a Trophy System to give yourself a breather from opposition utility while lining up those headshots.
MW2 Carrack 300 alternatives
Although the Carrack 300 fulfils a specific niche as a semi-automatic sniper rifle, there is one other semi-auto sniper that can be called upon should the Carrack not be to your liking – the MW2 Signal 50 loadout. Having risen in popularity over recent seasons, this high-caliber sniper packs plenty of power, with surprisingly-little recoil.
And that’s the best Carrack 300 MW2 loadout you can get your hands on in the competitive FPS game right now. While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the other best Modern Warfare 2 sniper rifle options. Happy sniping.