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The main two weapons that players have been using in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Ranked Play is the TAQ-56 assault rifle and Vaznev-9K submachine gun. These are the weapons that the pros in the Call of Duty League, and Ranked players have followed suit. However, some Ranked players have been wanting to go off-meta in their matches as of late. If you fall into this crowd, you can try out an alternative loadout with the Kastov 545, which is surprisingly strong in Ranked Play.

The Kastov 545 is the brother of the Kastov 762, another strong off-meta assault rifle for Ranked. Compared to the 762, the 545 has less damage but is easier to control. Of course, this means if players can hit their shots consistently, the Kastov 545 might just be the stronger choice. In order to get the Kastov 545’s aim even more under control, players can equip its best overall attachments for Ranked.

To see the full loadout for the Kastov 545 in Ranked Play, keep reading below.

Best Kastov 545 loadout for MW2 Ranked Play

  • Muzzle: Komodo Heavy
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
  • Ammunition: 5.45 High Velocity
  • Rear Grip: True-Tac Grip
  • Stock: Broadside FCT

This loadout comes directly from LA Thieves professional player Sam “Octane” Larew. Octane recently published a video of him using the Kastov 545 in a Ranked match, and he absolutely dominated the lobby with this exact loadout.

Players will see their recoil control drastically increased along with their mobility and stability. The High Velocity ammo gives players extra accuracy and bullet velocity as well. Octane has chosen not to equip an optic since the Kastov 545 has passable iron sights. However, if players want a sight on the AR, we recommend one of the basic red dot sights, like the Slimline Pro or the Cronen Mini Pro.

The Kastov 545 is no threat to the TAQ-56 yet, but perhaps in the future, this underrated AR will be seen more and more.

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