Best Modern Warfare 2 loadouts: top builds for Season 1

Don't bother playing around with any old gun, this list of best Modern Warfare 2 loadouts will give you all the tools you need to dominate in multiplayer

Best Modern Warfare 2 loadouts: Two players can be seen aiming their weapons

What are some of the best Modern Warfare 2 loadouts right now? If you are jumping into the game, getting hands-on with the weapons for the first time, or experienced with classic guns like the MP7, M4, or SCAR, you may be wondering if any of them stand out, and what is best for each playstyle.

Thankfully, we have done the hard work for you and put together this list of the best Modern Warfare 2 guns, paired alongside some of the other top items across the game’s loadout system. That way you can dominate on all the Modern Warfare 2 maps and in the best game modes that fit each weapon.

Best Modern Warfare 2 loadouts

The best Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 loadouts are as follows across the different guns and weapons in the game:

  • Best run-and-gun loadout: VEL 46 and Dead Silence
  • Best precision fire loadout: M4, Bomb Squad, and Ghost
  • Best tank loadout: Rapp H, Overkill, and Fast Hands
  • Best assault loadout: Expedite 12, Overkill, and Drill Charges
  • Best sniping loadout: MCPR-300, Battle Hardened, and Spotter

Best Modern Warfare 2 loadouts: The VEL 60 can be seen in the menu

Best run-and-gun loadout

To kick things off we are suggesting a run-and-gun, lightweight SMG build that is all about getting you around the map fast and getting out of sticky situations even faster while murdering quickly as well. As such, we are rolling with the VEL 46, which is showing itself to be a top SMG as of right now.

On it you want to run the VEL A-568 Collapsed stock, the Schlager ULO-66 Laser, the Tango 228 barrel, the Edge-47 grip, and the XTEN RR-40 muzzle. Then, in addition, bring along stuns or flashes, the Dead Silence field upgrade, and perks like Scavenger and Double Time.

  • Weapons: VEL 46, X12/P980
  • Perks: Double Time, Scavenger, Hardline, Ghost
  • Equipment: Drill Charge, Flash/Stun Grenade, Dead Silence

Best Modern Warfare 2 loadouts: The M4 can be seen in the menu

Best precision fire loadout

Our suggestions for the best precision fire loadout form around the M4. Paired alongside this accurate AR, you will want to run the X12 pistol as a handy backup, alongside Double Time, Bomb Squad, and Ghost in your perks slots.

When it comes to attachments, we suggest running with the following five: Cronen Mini Red Dot (optic), the Demo Fade Pro Stock (stock), the XTEN Grip (rear grip), the 4MW Laser Box (laser), and the Tempus Hightower 20″ Barrel (barrel). These will all help turn the weapon into an absolute monster at long range, allowing you to land hits consistently while managing its recoil and bounce. The full loadout looks like this:

  • Weapons: M4, X12
  • Perks: Double Time, Bomb Squad, Fast Hands, Ghost
  • Equipment: Semtex, Stun Grenade, Battle Rage

Best Modern Warfare 2 loadouts: The RAPP H can be seen in the menu

Best tank loadout

Hulking around weapons and gear in Modern Warfare 2 isn’t for everyone, but if it is for you then this loadout is what you want as it focuses on the RAPP H LMG. Equipping an FT Mobile Stock, LMK64 grip, Lockshot KT85 muzzle, DI-Grip 45 underbarrel, and 7.62 High Velocity are key to speeding up your mobility with the weapon, while also keeping it potent.

Alongside that weapon, you want to run with Overkill and give yourself a speedy SMG or shotgun to help out in those tight situations, alongside Quick Fix, Double Time, and Battle Rage in your Field Upgrades slot. This will all help create a great loadout for an LMG.

  • Weapons: Rapp H, Expedite 12, Lachmann Sub
  • Perks: Overkill, Double Time, Fast Hands, Quick Fix
  • Equipment: Drill Charge, Stun Grenade, Battle Rage

Best Modern Warfare 2 loadouts: The Expedite 12 can be seen in the menu

Best assault loadout

Next up we have a class for everyone who enjoys blasting down doors and blasting faces wide open. Yes, we have an assault-based run-and-gun loadout for the Expedite 12. Unlocked fairly early, you will want to pair this gun with the Overkill perk and grab an M4, or an X12 if you’d prefer to stick with a pistol. Then, make sure to fill your class with Double Time, Fast Hands, and Quick Fix.

For attachments, you want to help increase the range of the weapon and its accuracy with the XTEN Full Choke, STOVL Tac Laser, Schlager Void Grip, Resonance Stock, and Expedite L-Bolt. All of this will help boost the effectiveness of the shotgun and keep you alive.

  • Weapons: Expedite 12, X12/M4
  • Perks: Overkill, Double Time, Fast Hands, Quick Fix
  • Equipment: Frag Grenade/Drill Charge, Snapshot/Stun Grenade, Dead Silence

Best Modern Warfare 2 loadouts: The MCPR 300 can be seen in the menu

Best sniping loadout

If you prefer observing your enemy from afar and picking them off with deadly precision, our best Sniper loadout, focusing on the MCPR-300 is what you should be using. Equipped on the gun, you want to make sure you use the FSS Merc Stock, Cronen Cheetah Grip, 22″ OMX-456 barrel, .300 Mag High-Velocity bullets, and a 5-round mag. These will all make the sniper an absolute menace, with immense damage-dealing stopping power.

Then to help support you, make sure to equip the X13 Auto pistol for that automatic fire at a close range, in case anyone sneaks up. Then make sure to grab yourself some Stun Grenades and a Trophy System.

  • Weapons: MCPR-300, X13 Auto
  • Perks: Scavenger, Battle Hardened, Spotter, Ghost
  • Equipment: Semtex Grenade, Stun Grenade, Trophy System

And there you have it, our selections for the top loadouts you can use in the game right now. With the best Modern Warfare 2 loadouts, you should be able to absolutely dominate whether you are playing in Tier 1 Hardcore, or regular modes. Now, you can begin either working your way up to Ranked, or going after the many camos and completing camo challenges.