In Call of Duty games, variants of the EBR-14 are something of a staple when it comes to semi-automatic weapons that pack a punch at a distance. So, it makes perfect sense that anyone would want to give the EBR-14 a go and why you’re here looking for the best Modern Warfare 2 EBR-14 loadout.
Thanks to the new Gunsmith features and the detailed weapon customisation available in Modern Warfare 2, it’s not hard to build upon the EBR-14 and make it one of the best guns and weapons available in the game. It’s not going to match some of the best sniper rifles when it comes to damage at a distance, but it’s going to be more than capable at hitting hard.
Modern Warfare 2 EBR-14 loadout
Kicking things off, we’re going to take a look at the EBR-14 itself and what you can do to get the absolute most out of this weapon. So, here’s the best Modern Warfare 2 EBR-14 loadout:
- Muzzle: Polarfire-S
- Optic: Cronen Mini Pro
- Stock: SO R55 Adaptor
- Rear Grip: Cronen EM55 Grip
- Barrel: 22″ Boremaster Barrel
The EBR-14 is one the most mobile of marksman rifles, also capable of landing one or two shots onto an enemy. As such you want to create a blended build where you are able to be mobile, and also sit in a spot and pick people off.
To kick things off for that, the Cronen Mini Pro is our optic of choice with a clear view and a nice open frame for you to look through. Next, we have the Cronen EM55 Grip which will improve your flinch resistance, allowing you to stay on target. Then, the SO R55 Adaptor stock will help on the mobility side, with enhanced sprint speed, better aim-down-sight speed for when you are moving around the map, and better crouch movement, which is good for a blended style of play between the two mentioned above.
Then to help out on the damaging side, we are suggesting the 22″ Boremaster Barrel, which offers improved bullet velocity, allowing your hard-hitting shots to reach their target faster and better recoil control, which is handy as the EBR-14 kicks quite unpredictably.
Then to top the loadout off, we suggest running the Polarfire-S muzzle, which will increase the gun’s damage range and bullet penetration.
Modern Warfare 2 EBR-14 class setup
As much as we like the EBR-14, it isn’t quite built for close-quarters combat. So, we recommend using the X13 Auto as a secondary weapon. This sidearm hits hard and fast, something that could get you out of a tight spot when you need it.
When it comes to the base perks, we recommend using Scavenger and Battle Hardened for this EBR-14 class. The former is going to help you stay stocked up with ammunition, which is useful if you’re planning on keeping out of fights and staying alive for a while, and the latter is going to reduce the impact things like Flashbangs and Gas Grenades have on you.
Adding to this, Spotter in the bonus perk slot is going to ensure that you can see enemy field upgrades and equipment through walls. So, when you’re repositioning, you can protect yourself from stumbling into a Claymore – or something similar. This perk is also going to let you hack aforementioned enemy field upgrades and equipment – so, why not turn that Claymore into something you can use, right?
Finally, in the ultimate perk slot, we recommend you use Ghost. This is going to protect you from UAVs, Portable Radar scans, and Heartbeat Sensors. If you’re hunkering down to make the most of the EBR-14’s longer-range capabilities, this is invaluable protection.
In the equipment slots, you have a few options. For lethals, we think Drill Charges or Semtex are the best options. As for tacticals, we still see Stun Grenades as the best way forward. These can protect you if you need to make a quick escape, or disorientate your enemy long enough for you to get that fatal shot in. The field upgrade you should be looking at is a Trophy System or Portable Radar, too. This should help protect you from rogue Frag Grenades and Semtex when you’re sat in your makeshift sniper’s nest when not moving around the map too much.
Well, that’s everything you need to know about setting up a quality best Modern Warfare 2 EBR-14 loadout. We can’t say for certain that this is going to be one of the best marksman rifles. But it should undoubtedly dominate the various maps and game modes in Modern Warfare 2 and form one of the best loadouts you can find in this weapon category.