The FTAC Recon has become one of the best battle rifles to use in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. It’s a hard-hitting weapon and despite it being marketed as a marksman gun, there are a lot of ways to shape it. To do this, however, you need to know the best Modern Warfare 2 FTAC Recon loadout.
With all the new Gunsmith features present in Modern Warfare 2, there are a lot of ways to shape your weapons with weapon customisation and camos. This allows you to build a great FTAC Recon setup that focuses on holding down and overwatching areas of the map, making it a great and one of the best guns to use.
Modern Warfare 2 FTAC Recon loadout
The FTAC Recon has a high level of customisability and makes for a great precision weapon to lock down the map with the best FTAC Recon loadout in Modern Warfare 2:
- Receiver: FTAC Recon
- Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
- Rear Grip: Support CP90 Grip
- Barrel: Bull Rider 16.5 Barrel
- Underbarrel: Edge-47 Grip
- Ammunition: .458 Overpressure +P
Our first pick is always going to be an optic and this time it’s the Cronen Mini Red Dot. A sight is almost always a prerequisite for a battle rifle and the Cronen Mini Red Dot provides a clearer and more precise aiming solution than iron sights, allowing you to stay on target at range when firing.
Next we have the Edge-47 Grip, which is just a simple and nice increase to the weapon’s stability and recoil stability. We recommend the Bull Rider 16.5 Barrel for use on the FTAC Recon. Because it’s a battle rifle, the barrel you use becomes extra important for making sure you get the right stats to reach out and damage someone.
The Bull Rider 16.5 Barrel not only provides better recoil control, but it also increases bullet velocity, damage range, and hip fire accuracy. That means it deals more damage at range and the added hip fire accuracy helps in a pinch.
The Support CP90 Grip enhances aiming stability and flinch resistance which is key for a 10-round magazine weapon. The drawback is that your movement speed is hampered by this attachment. However, this loadout is designed around the idea that you will be setting up shop in a specific part of the map and not moving around a whole lot, so the benefits of better two-hit kill accuracy that the grip brings outweigh the negatives.
Lastly, we have .458 Overpressure +P ammunition as our final attachment, which increases enemy flinch on hit. This means your opponents can’t react with overwhelming fire and gives you the chance to make the necessary follow-up shots to take them out.
Best Modern Warfare 2 FTAC Recon Class Setup
Secondary weapons are very important in the FTAC Recon loadout as your primary weapon is semi-automatic.
We recommend the Side Impact blueprint version of the X13 Auto or the X13 Auto itself as a secondary weapon in this loadout as its full-auto fire mode lets you spray down opponents quickly at close range.
Our first perk pick for the FTAC Recon loadout is Scavenger. It allows you to pick up ammunition from the corpses that litter the battlefield. This is extremely helpful for a battle rifle loadout due to the fact that you’re in a static position a lot of the time and will likely burn through your ammo, which means this perk allows you to quickly grab a resupply on the fly.
Battle Hardened is our second perk pick and makes you less susceptible to the effect of enemy flash, stun, EMP, gas grenades, and shock sticks. This makes it much harder for enemies to dislodge you from your hidey hole position and allows you to weather the storm when they inevitably come for you.
The bonus perk Spotter allows you to spot enemy equipment, field upgrades, and killstreaks through walls, and aiming down your sights highlights these for your whole team. You can also hack enemy claymores, proximity mines, C4, and trophy systems. Seeing as you’ll be in an overwatch position, this allows you to effectively support your team and provide them with information. Then finish it off with the Bird’s Eye ultimate perk.
We recommend taking the Drill Charge as your lethal option because it allows you to launch grenades through walls and eliminate enemies in rooms without ever seeing them. It is currently one of the best lethals to use. Similarly, we recommend taking the Sun Grenade as your tactical option because it disorients enemies and slows their aiming. This is useful when used defensively as enemies cannot rush you.
Lastly, for your Field Upgrade, you should take a Trophy System. Set this up wherever you make your sniper nest and when enemies try to use grenades against you, the Trophy System will nullify them.
That’s everything we recommend to create the best FTAC Recon loadout in Modern Warfare 2. If you’re looking for more on Modern Warfare 2 weapons and the best Modern Warfare 2 loadouts, read our guides on the game modes and the maps best suited to long-range battle rifles.