COD: Modern Warfare 2 best weapons for current meta 

Activision is back with its latest installment in the Call of Duty Franchise with the release of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. The game builds upon the first game in every aspect, as expected from an FPS title, the game comes with a lot of ‘Toys’ for us the players to play with. 

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 comes packed with tons of both new and old weapons present in the series. The game allows players to customize their weapons according to their needs by using various attachments available for their weapons. Not only that but for the first time in the series, players can fine-tune their weapons and attachments. 

So, here are the best weapons in COD: MW2 for the current meta in no particular order as each of these weapons can be customized as per the player’s need. 

Note: This list will be updated/modified in the future to keep up with the changes in meta. 

1. Best Overall 

I. Lachmann Sub 

The Lachmann Sub is one of the most powerful and versatile submachine guns in MW2. The gun is an MP5 at its core and is extremely popular among the players since Beta. The gun can be customized to serve a lot of different purposes. This makes Lachmann Sub the best overall weapon in any situation. 

COD: Modern Warfare 2 best weapons for current meta
Lachmann Sub 

With the right attachments, the gun is capable of supporting short, medium, and long-range combat, with increased damage output. 

What makes this gun great?Highly versatile, great mobility, great rate of fire. 

2. Best Assault Rifles 

I. Kastov 762 

Kastov 762 for all intents and purposes is an AK-47 just under a new name. This assault rifle can dish out some serious damage, but its recoil is a bit hard to control. Kastov is capable of putting your opponent in an early grave in just 2-3 well-placed shots (at close range). Kastov works excellent as a run-and-gun weapon and therefore is certainly the best assault rifle right now.  

COD: Modern Warfare 2 best weapons for current meta
Kastov 762

I recommend you pick attachments for this gun to control its recoil and to aid you in short to medium ranges. Pairing Kastov with perks like Scavenger and Double Time will definitely help you in racking those kills. 

What makes this gun great? : – Excellent damage for its range. 

II. M4 

The M4 makes its return in MW2. This mid to long-range weapon is quite opposite of Kastov 762. The M4 is easy to use, it is capable of hitting accurately at mid to long ranges, its recoil is forgiving, and it only shorts fall in damage output. The gun is very easy to get a hang of. Just pick your target from afar and gun them down. 

COD: Modern Warfare 2 best weapons for current meta

The M4 should be paired with attachments to further enhance its mid-to-long capabilities in order to reach its full potential. 

What makes this gun great? : – Easy to use, low recoil 

III. Lachmann-556 

In order to get the MP5 (Lachmann Sub), you will first need to unlock Lachmann-556 which itself is locked behind level 16 and Lachmann-762.  

COD: Modern Warfare 2 best weapons for current meta
Lachmann 556 

Lachmann-556 is one of the best assault rifles in the game. Although, it lacks mobility due to the fact that it provides good range and accuracy. The gun is definitely worth the grind. It features the best recoil control in the game so far. The gun also features a fast fire rate thus making it competitive against SMGs all the while being accurate over larger distances.  

What makes this gun great? : – Great range and accuracy, low recoil, SMG-like fire rate. 

3. Best Marksman Rifles 

I. SP-R-208 

SP-R-208 is a bolt action marksman rifle. The weapon is capable of guaranteed one-shot kill to the head and chest without any attachment. It is no wonder that it is so popular among players for quick scoping. This makes SP-R-208 the best marksman rifle at least for now. 

COD: Modern Warfare 2 best weapons for current meta

Pairing the weapon with the right attachments to increase its rate of fire and quick ADS will guarantee that you make short work of your opponent.  

What makes this gun great? : – Excellent damage, One-Shot kill, quick ADS time. 

II. Lockwood Mk2 

The Lockwood is another marksman rifle featuring a lever action. The weapon is capable of one-shot kills at pretty much any distance, but it requires certain aiming skills in order to reach its full potential. 

COD: Modern Warfare 2 best weapons for current meta
Lockwood Mk2

It features quite a good rate of fire and while that is true it won’t hold up against SMGs, the rifle can serve as a pretty good secondary weapon if you want to wipe someone in one shot at any distance. 

What makes this gun great? : – Excellent damage, One-shot kill, good rate of fire, superb range. 

4. Best Sniper Rifle 

I. MCPR-300 

MCPR-300 is your true-to-the-form sniper rifle. It’s got a great range with decent bullet velocity. This weapon is great for big maps and modes such as Ground War. The gun is very enjoyable and is for players who like a typical, laying-on-the-ground sniper experience. It is currently the best sniper rifle. 

COD: Modern Warfare 2 best weapons for current meta

It is best to run MCPR-300 with attachments which can help in mobility and recoil control. Pairing it with a trophy system and the Ghost perks will surely ensure you stay safe and hidden while you snipe away. 

What makes this gun great? : – Excellent range and damage.  

5. Best SMGs 

I. FSS Hurricane 

The FSS Hurricane is another great SMG, with great accuracy and rate of fire. The gun has more range than the Lachmann Sub, allowing you to win more gunfights at medium ranges. It is a Hybrid between SMG and Assault rifle (built on an M4 Platform) thus it caters to players who want the best of both worlds. The FSS Hurricane is right now the best SMG available. 

COD: Modern Warfare 2 best weapons for current meta
FSS Hurricane

Pairing FSS Hurricane with attachments that can help reduce recoil will help tremendously. The 50-round mag ensures you never enter a gunfight dry. 

What makes this gun great? : – Excellent range when compared to other SMGs, great rate of fire, great mobility. 

6. Best Shotgun 

I. Expedite 12 

If you are looking for a mammoth to delete your opponents up close and personal then look no further than Expedite 12. It is arguably the best shotgun till now. 

COD: Modern Warfare 2 best weapons for current meta
Expedite 12

Expedite 12 is a semi-automatic shotgun, while it seems like a bad choice against Assault Rifles and SMGs, the Expedite 12 can prove to be very useful in certain situations such as clearing rooms. The gun features a decent range with an average rate of fire but with immense firepower.  

What makes this gun great? : – Devastating damage can help clear entrenched enemies. 

7. Best Battle Rifle 

I. FTAC Recon 

The FTAC Recon is a semi-automatic battle rifle. It has a good medium to long range with excellent damage output. The rate of fire is lower than M4 and SMGs but it makes up for it through range and accuracy. All this makes FTAC Recon the best battle rifle in the game. 

COD: Modern Warfare 2 best weapons for current meta
FTAC Recon

The weapon only takes a few well-placed shots, in order to do its work. The gun is not meant for run-and-gun play style, so if you are looking for that then you are out of luck. The FTAC Recon is currently the best weapon in the battle rifle category. 

What makes this gun great? : – Great accuracy over ranges, good damage output, decent rate of fire. 

8. About Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is a first-person shooter game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. It is a direct sequel to the 2019 reboot and will serve as the nineteenth installment in the CoD series. It was released on October 28, 2022, for PS 4, PS 5, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

Season 2 of Modern Warfare II released for every platform on 15th February 2023 at 9 AM PT, along with additions of newer maps and game modes, along with new content and bug fixes.


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