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Loadouts are an integral part of any Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 player’s success. They largely determine how well a player performs in a match, as they can either make or break your weapons. So far, several meta loadouts and attachments have emerged for most weapons in multiplayer. Today, we’ll be going over our picks for the top five loadouts in MW2. These loadouts will be for different guns, all of which can be considered to be a part of the current meta. We’ll also attempt to spread the love around and not pick more than one weapon from each class.

1. M4

The M4 is arguably the best overall weapon in Modern Warfare 2. It’s the current choice for most professional players in the Call of Duty League, even being used by some SMG players. It’s extremely versatile and has a dominant loadout behind it. If players want another AR class, they should check out the Kastov-74u, which could have easily taken this spot from the M4.

  • Barrel: Hightower 20″ Barrel
  • Underbarrel: Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: 5.56 High Velocity
  • Stock: Tempus P80 Strike Stock
  • Rear Grip: XTEN Grip

2. Vaznev-9K

The Vaznev-9K is the best overall submachine gun in MW2. While an argument can be made for the Fennec 45, the Vaznev excels in any range and has few weaknesses. If players want a balanced SMG, there’s no better choice than the Vaznev.

  • Muzzle: AVR-T90 Comp
  • Barrel: KAS-1 381mm
  • Laser: STOVL Dr Laser Box
  • Stock: Oztrezat Stock
  • Rear Grip: True-Tac Grip

3. SP-R 208

Like it or not, the SP-R has remained one of the best weapons in MW2 since release. While many players would like to see the SP-R get a nerf, that hasn’t really happened as of yet. So, as of right now, the SP-R remains arguably the best overall sniping option in multiplayer.

  • Barrel: 23.5″ Fluted R-67
  • Laser: 1mW Laser Box
  • Stock: ZRL T70 Pad Extension
  • Bolt: FSS ST87 Bolt
  • Magazine: 10 Round Mag

4. RPK

The RPK has gone slightly under the radar so far in MW2. However, that could easily change once players realize just how strong it is. It acts more like an AR than a light machine gun, but it has an incredible damage output and virtually no recoil. If players want to switch things up in multiplayer, they need to try out the RPK.

  • Barrel: TAC 596 Barrel
  • Laser: Corio LAZ-44 V3
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Pro
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
  • Ammunition: .762 High Velocity

5. P890

We know, but hear us out first. The P890 is the first secondary pistol you unlock in MW2, and at first glance, it doesn’t look like anything special. It’s a semi-auto pistol, and there are seemingly better options in the class; the .50 GS is an extremely lethal pistol, the Basilisk has the infamous Snakeshot Ammo and the X13 Auto is like a pocket-SMG. However, once you use the P890 for a few games, you’ll immediately realize why we’ve picked it for our top five loadouts list. It’s usually a two-shot kill, has little recoil, and has a decent fire rate. In the right hands, the P890 can be one of the best weapons in multiplayer.

  • Muzzle: Forge DX90-F
  • Barrel: XRK Tacops Barrel
  • Trigger Action: Bruen Express
  • Rear Grip: FJX DVF60
  • Magazine: 10 Round Mag

That does it for our top five loadouts in Modern Warfare 2. We’re sure this list will change as the game progresses, so we’ll update it if any changes to the meta arise.