Modern Warfare 2 is here and there are so many great guns to check out in multiplayer. If you’re looking for an adaptable, select-fire battle rifle that can pack a punch in mid-range combat encounters, then you need to check out the SO-14. In fact, here’s the best Modern Warfare 2 SO-14 loadout.
If you’re wondering what “select-fire” actually means when it comes to the SO-14, allow us to explain. You’re going to be able to use this battle rifle in semi-automatic mode and in a fully-automatic firing mode. This doesn’t just make it one of the best battle rifles in Modern Warfare 2, but it could make it one of the best Modern Warfare 2 guns.
Modern Warfare 2 SO-14 loadout
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at how you can get the most out of this weapon’s unique features. Here’s everything you need to know about the best Modern Warfare 2 SO-14 loadout:
- Optic: VLK 4.0 Optic
- Barrel:22″ Boremaster Barrel
- Muzzle: Lockshot KT85
- Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip
- Ammunition: 25 Round Mag
The SO-14 is a battle rifle with an incredible amount of firepower, but keeping it stable while popping off shots is a bit of a pain. With this loadout, you’ll find the recoil is controllable – even at range.
The 22″ Boremaster Barrel increases the gun’s bullet velocity, damage range, recoil control, and hip fire accuracy at a cost to ADS speed, movement speed, and hip recoil control. However, since this battle rifle is optimised for medium to long range, you won’t be hip firing all that much.
The Merc Foregrip steadies the recoil, as well as aim walking steadiness, and the Lockshot KT85 helps with vertical and horizontal recoil.
These three attachments alone improve the damage, range, accuracy, and recoil control of the gun. But it does negatively impact the gun’s mobility. To be clear the SO-14 in this state should be run more like a marksman rifle, hence why we’ve slapped a VLK 4.0 Optic and 25 Round Mag on it.
While you can certainly use the fire selector and use automatic fire, this gun’s recoil is best managed when firing single shot bursts. You’ll find that, regardless of the range, you’ll be hitting centre mass most of the time, making it one of the deadliest Modern Warfare 2 battle rifles in game.
Best Modern Warfare 2 SO-14 class setup
Now all of that is sorted out, let’s talk sidearms – namely, the X13 Auto. This is the secondary weapon you’re going to want to use with this SO-14. Why? Well, it’s a fully-automatic pistol that packs a punch in a tight spot. So, it’s going to be an invaluable asset when you’re running around picking off enemies with this battle rifle.
When it comes to perks, there are two you can’t afford not to have when it comes to the base perk slot: Tracker and Scavenger. Tracker is going to help you hunt your enemies, hopefully keeping you a step ahead of them – or behind them, should we say – in any game of Team Deathmatch, Domination, or otherwise. In addition to this, you’re going to find that you run out of ammunition quite quick if you’re using the SO-14 in full-auto mode. So, Scavenger should help to keep you topped up.
As for the bonus perk slot, we’re confident that Spotter is the best option – even though you could make a very strong case for Cold Blooded. Spotter is going to help you see enemy killstreaks, equipment, and field upgrades through walls – and hack them. This is going to keep you safe when you’re repositioning and running around.
On top of this, for the ultimate perk slot, we recommend using Ghost. This is a little bit of a no-brainer, really; Ghost is going to keep you off the radar when it comes to UAVs, Portabale Radar scans, and Heartbeat Sensors. This is more than useful if you’re pushing, but also very handy if you’re trying to stay out of danger and fight from afar.
Looking at what you can use for equipment in Modern Warfare 2, we think a combination of Semtex as lethals and Stun Grenades as tacticals is the best way forward for this SO-14 class. In addition to that, the Dead Silence field upgrade might actually be a great choice when it comes to choosing a field upgrade. This should help you make the most of those moments when you break cover, switch to this weapon’s full-auto firing mode, and attack your enemies.
Well, that’s all there is to it when it comes to putting together the best Modern Warfare 2 SO-14 class. If you’re looking for something that hits harder at a distance, you should check out the best Modern Warfare 2 sniper rifles right here. If you’re looking for something that excels at closer ranges, this game’s best Modern Warfare 2 SMG weapons is for you. But, for an adaptable gun that does a decent job at both? Well, you could do a lot worse than the SO-14.