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The best Modern Warfare 2 guns

We’re going to save you a lot of time by highlighting the best Modern Warfare 2 guns in the game to get you fragging right from the get go

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 guns weapons best: a soldier firing an assault rifle in foggy terrain

Get your hands on the best Modern Warfare 2 guns to give yourself a huge advantage over your opponents. Whether you’re after an SMG, marksman rifle, or assault rifle, there’s plenty to pick from to suit every style of player in this multiplayer game.

It’s not enough to simply choose a weapon for your loadout, you also need to know how to create the perfect build using the right set of attachments. Fortunately, the Modern Warfare 2 Gunsmith makes it easy to unlock attachments, even for the weapons you aren’t using on the battlefield. Take a look at our list to discover what the best guns are in the Modern Warfare 2.

The best Modern Warfare 2 guns

Here are the best Modern Warfare 2 guns:

  • MP5 Lachmann Sub
  • M4
  • M16
  • FSS Hurricane
  • Kastov-74u
  • Lachmann-762
  • Lachmann-556
  • Lockwood MK2
  • TAQ-56
  • Sakin MG38
  • Signal 50
  • Lockwood 300

MP5 Lachmann Sub

Muzzle: XTEN Razor Comp
Barrel: L38 Falcon 226mm Barrel
Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
Rear Grip: Sakin ZX Grip
Underbarrel: VX Pineapple Vert Grip

The Lachmann MP5 is arguably the best weapon in the FPS game right now. The MP5’s lightweight frame makes it easy to hunt players down, add a few attachments to increase its damage range and you’ve got yourself a lethal weapon for aggressive players. Our Modern Warfare 2 MP5 guide highlights each of the attachments to build the perfect loadout – once you get your hands on this weapon, you won’t want to switch to anything else.


Muzzle: Forge-TAC Castle Comp
Barrel: Tempus Hightower 20”
Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
Rear Grip: Sakin ZX Grip
Underbarrel: VX Pineapple Vert Grip

The M4 is the most popular weapon in Modern Warfare 2 right now due to its accessibility. Not only is it the first assault rifle players have access to in the Gunsmith, but you can also build the M4 in a variety of ways using different attachments. What makes the best M4 loadout so special is its lack of recoil, it’s easy for both new and experienced players to land kills with this assault rifle.


Muzzle: Forge-TAC Castle Comp
Underbarrel: VX Pineapple Vert Grip
Rear Grip: Sakin ZX Grip
Stock: Demo Fade Pro Stock
Optic: SZ Mini

Our best M16 loadout builds the assault rifle in such a way that it gains one-shot kill potential. We’ve also added several attachments to tame the recoil control and improve the damage range, this makes it a huge threat on the battlefield from almost any distance. The only thing you need to worry about is the M16’s mobility, so you may want to pair the gun up with one of the SMGs on this list.

The best FSS Hurricane loadout in Modern Warfare 2: a submachine gun sits in a foam case

FSS Hurricane

Muzzle: XTEN Razor Comp
Optic: SZ Mini
Rear Grip: Sakin ZX Grip
Underbarrel: Forge-TAC Ripper 56
Stock: Demo Quicksilver Collapsed

The FSS Hurricane is a great SMG when you pair it with the attachments to tone down its recoil. In order to differentiate it from the MP5, we’ve gone for a build that focuses on taking down multiple opponents at close range. When paired with the Overkill perk, you can create a loadout that allows you to fight from any distance. Give our best FSS Hurricane loadout a whirl to equip yourself with this powerful SMG.


Muzzle: Echoline GS-X Suppressor
Underbarrel: Lockgrip Precision-40
Laser: 4MW Laser Box
Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot

Unlike the other SMGs on this list, the Kastov-74u has been built using the AK-47 assault rifle as its base. This immediately seperates the Kastov-74u from its competitors because it deals drastically more damage while maintaining its mobility as an SMG. Try out our best Kastov 74u loadout to blast your enemies away with this deadly close-range option.

Modern Warfare 2 Best Lachman-762 Loadout: The Lachmann 762 encased in foam in the Gunsmith menu


Muzzle: Polarfire Suppressor
Barrel: 15.9” Lachmann Rapp Barrel
Underbarrel: VX Pineapple Vert Grip
Stock: FT Mobile Stock
Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot

The Lachmann-762 battle rifle is a weapon that won’t be to everyone’s tastes, but the players that can get to grips with this gun are going to love it. This weapon features just ten bullets in each magazine and a semi-automatic firing mode – this combination works exceptionally well in long range battles to pick off enemies from far distances. Check out our best Lachmann 762 loadout to try out this brand-new weapon type.

Lachmann 556

Muzzle: Forge-Tac Castle Comp
Barrel: LM Aurora 90 Barrel
Stock: Lachmann S9 Factory Stock
Rear Grip: LMK64 Grip
Underbarrel: VX Pineapple Vert Grip

If you’re looking for an assault rifle with the fastest time-to-kill speed in the game, the Lachmann 556 is the weapon for you. This power comes at the cost of mobility, but if you’re willing to use a slightly heavier gun than usual, the rewards can be incredible. Take advantage of the loud footsteps in Modern Warfare 2 by skulking around the battlefield using the Lachmann 556. As soon as you hear someone coming towards you, it’ll take you less than a second to wipe them out.

Lockwood MK2

Guard: Lockwood Commando Guard
Ammunition: .45 GVT High Velocity
Laser: 1MW Quick Fire Laser
Optic: Luca Bandera Scope
Muzzle: FTAC Reaper

This weapon can be devastating in the right hands as it can destroy targets from almost any distance. As long as you land a hit on your opponent in the upper chest area, you’re guaranteed to score a one-shot kill. We have the best Lockwood MK2 loadout here for the breakdown of all the best attachments.

Best Modern Warfare 2 guns: the TAQ-56 assault rifle sits in a cushioned gun case


Muzzle: VLK Koloss Flash Hider
Barrel: 14.5” Tundra Pro Barrel
Laser: Schlager PEQ Box IV
Rear Grip: Demo Cleanshot Grip
Underbarrel: Edge-47 Grip

This heavy-hitting assault rifle has both power and accuracy, with the slow fire rate making it easy to control. We have the best Modern Warfare 2 TAQ-56 loadout if you want to know which attachments to use to get the best out of this powerhouse.

Best Modern Warfare 2 guns: the Sakin MG38 LMG sits in a cushioned gun case

Sakin MG38

Underbarrel: Sakin Side Grip
Laser: FSS OLE-V Laser
Optic: Slimline Pro
Stock: Cheetah STM Stock
Rear Grip: Bruen Q900 Grip Wrap

This hulking LMG is perfect for holding defensive positions of methodically sweeping the map. The Sakin MG38 can down players with three rounds from up to 60 metres, and with the large ammo count, you can take on entire squads with ease. We have the best Sakin MG38 loadout here if you’re wondering which attachments to use to get the best out of this beast.

Best Modern Warfare 2 guns: the signal 50 sniper rifle sits in a cushioned gun case

Signal 50

Laser: FSS OLE-V Laser
Barrel: FSS Jetstream
Stock: SO Inline Stock
Rear Grip: SA Finesse Grip

The only semi-automatic sniper rifle in Modern Warfare 2, the Signal 50 boasts impressive stopping power over long range. The firing speed also means that you’ll be able to handle your opponents hunting you down if you become too much of a menace on the battlefield. For the best attachments, we have the best Modern Warfare 2 Signal 50 loadout right here.

Best guns in Modern Warfare 2: a Lockwood 300 sits in a cushioned gun case

Lockwood 300

Laser: Stovl Tac Laser
Stock: Heist Stock Mod
Barrel: 711mm Matuzek D50
Muzzle: Sakin DB107
Underbarrel: VX Pineapple

Boasting the longest range of any of the shotguns, the Lockwood 300 combines one-shot killing potential with unsettling accuracy. The two-shell tube capacity does limit your sustained fire, but clever usage of cover should see you come out on top in any gunfight. For the most effective set of attachments, we have the best Lockwood 300 loadout here.

Those are the best guns you should be using in Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer modes. Before you hop into the game, you may want to check out the Modern Warfare 2 system requirements to see if your PC needs any upgrades first. Find out what’s coming to Modern Warfare Season 1 which is set to be released shortly after launch.