The best SP-X 80 loadout in Modern Warfare 2
SP-X 80 loadout in Modern Warfare 2
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The best SP-X 80 loadout in Modern Warfare 2

A fast and accurate sniper rifle in MW2

If you’ve played any amount of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 since its release, then you’ll likely know how powerful sniper rifles currently are.

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Whether we’re talking about marksman rifles or traditional snipers, the point is the same. Snipers are incredibly strong out of the gate in MW2, proving to be a force that most players can harness effectively. The meta for snipers has been mixed thus far, but some players have opted to go with certain snipers over others. One sniper that’s in the running for the meta is the SP-X 80, which has an outstanding loadout in Modern Warfare 2.

Compared to its regular sniper counterparts, the SP-X 80 is a strong mix between speed and power. It doesn’t have the power of a sniper like the MCPR 300 but it also isn’t as quick as the LA-B 330. Instead, the SP-X shares strong qualities with both of those guns, featuring solid mobility and damage to make for a great sniper. Of course, players will need to equip a certain set of attachments to ensure they’re maximizing their success with the SP-X.

Best SP-X 80 loadout in Modern Warfare 2

As the SP-X 80 is quicker than most snipers, players will be tempted to quick scope with it. The SP-X is great for quick scoping, but it will need some mobility boosts to keep up with the faster marksman rifles of MW2.

  • Barrel: 18.5″ Bryson LR Factory barrel
  • Laser: FSS OLE-V Laser
  • Rear Grip: Schlager Match Grip
  • Bolt: FSS ST87 Bolt

The 18.5″ Bryson LR Factory barrel, FSS OLE-V Laser, and Schlager Match Grip all provide an improvement to the SP-X’s aim down sights time, making it a much faster sniper. Finally, the FSS ST87 Bolt provides a fast rechambering speed so you can snap onto your targets much easier.

As a final note, you can use the SP-X 80 in the new Modern Warfare 3 and use this same loadout to great effect. However, you will need to change most of the rest of the class, as the perks have been entirely changed in the new multiplayer title. You can still use the same lethal or tactical as well as a similar secondary weapon. Of course, I suggest using some of the new content first so you can experience some of the fresh items in MW3.

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