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MW2 M4 loadout best attachments and class setup

Trying to find the best Modern Warfare 2 M4 loadout with the best attachments and class setup? Here is our suggestions for what you should equip

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 M4 Loadout: The M4 can be seen in the Gunsmith

The M4 has already emerged as one of the most reliable weapons in Modern Warfare 2 if you have a good setup for it. This article will provide you with the perfect best MW2 M4 loadout including the best attachments.

As one of the easiest-to-pick-up weapons in Modern Warfare 2, the M4 packs quite a punch and is able to hold its own at long range and up close. However, some issues lie with its recoil, which prevents it from being stellar out of the box. But, this guide will solve that by making it one of the best guns and weapons with weapon customisation, and additions to put on the gun in the MW2 Gunsmith when playing on the Modern Warfare 2 maps.

MW2 M4 loadout

The best MW2 M4 loadout is:

  • Receiver: M4
  • Stock: Tempus P80 Strike stock
  • Rear Grip: XTEN Grip
  • Barrel: Hightower 20″ Barrel
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
  • Ammunition: 5.56 Overpressured +P

When it comes to building your weapon, the M4 is a reliable and trusty assault rifle so you are going to want to pick attachments that keep it on target, without providing many downsides. This build from ‘Cbass’ – which is similar to builds we’ve had great success with in the past – does just that.

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Cbass kicks off the MW2 M4 loadout with the Hightower 20″ Barrel. This is key to the build, boosting your recoil control, damage range, bullet velocity, and hip-fire accuracy, all of which are either handy or vital to bringing out the effectiveness of this weapon. It comes with a few big downsides, but those are offset by the XTEN Grip which boosts your mobility with the weapon.

He then opts for the Tempus P80 Strike stock. This stock will improve sprint speed, aim walking speed, crouch movement speed, and aim down sight speed at the cost of aiming stability and recoil control. Overall, this will help you stay agile while dishing out heavy damage.

These are are all attachments we’ve enjoyed deploying in the past, but there are a couple of crucial differences in how Cbass rounds out his M4 build. While we’d typically slap on a Cronen Mini Red Dot and the trusty FTAC Castle Comp, Cbass instead allocates the slots to an FSS Sharkfin 90 underbarrel and a healthy helping of 5.56 Overpressured +P ammunition. The Sharkfin adds a little extra stability, while the flinch from the Overpressured rounds makes winning gunfights an easier task.

And that’s the complete MW2 M4 loadout. If you’re looking for a M4 fit for the streets of Al Mazrah or Ashika Island, you can check out our Warzone 2 M4 loadout here. Or, if you’re looking for a complete setup, then check out the best MW2 M4 Class setup below.

Best MW2 M4 Class setup

Right now, the best secondary weapon for the MW2 M4 loadout is the X12. This is a simple pistol that excels at what it is meant to do, be a backup. There isn’t much choice right now but the X12 is better than the other pistol available early on.

When you are choosing your perks, you want to include base, bonus, and ultimate perks that really synergise well with the attachments and loadout you have built for your gun. That is why for base perks we recommend Double Time to boost your run and gun capabilities with the M4 and Bomb Squad.

Bomb Squad is particularly good right now as explosives deal a lot of flinch damage and damage generally, so this will help keep you on target when grenades come down your sightline. For the bonus perk, equip Fast Hands to boost the reload speed of the weapon which is a little too long for our liking currently. This will keep your gun up more often and avoid you from being caught off guard.

Finally, for the ultimate perk, you are going to want Ghost which is just as strong as it has always been. Even if you have to wait until later in the match to get the buff.

For your tacticals, equip the stun grenade to disorient your enemies and catch them off guard either up close or from afar and the Semtex or Drill Charge to have a trusty explosive or grenade in your back pocket. Finally, we recommend you run the Portable Radar or Battle Rage field upgrade which will enhance your sprint even further for a limited time and keep your health regenerating and you surviving while fighting. While the Portable Radar is best for those looking to sit back a little bit more and play things slow, allowing you to keep an eye on your surroundings.

And there you have our Modern Warfare 2 best M4 loadout with the best attachments and class set-up choices. With this loadout, you should be more than ready to go on some extended kill sprees and call in some of the higher killstreaks on offer in Modern Warfare 2 and be able to rank up fast using the weapon in one of the best Modern Warfare 2 loadouts right now. Have fun!