Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
Best guns in Modern Warfare 2 Season 2 Reloaded: Every weapon ranked
Modern Warfare 2 has over 50 weapons, so we’ve ranked every one from best to worst and counted down the top 10 in Season 2 Reloaded.
Modern Warfare 2 features over 50 weapons for players to unlock and level up. Naturally, some are better than others. We’ve ranked every weapon in Modern Warfare 2 Season 2 Reloaded from best to worst, and counted down the top 10.
Using the best weapons is as important in Modern Warfare 2 as in any Call of Duty. With even more weapons such as the Tempus Torrent and ISO Hemlock arriving throughout Season 2, players are absolutely spoiled for choice. With so many weapons to unlock and get the Mastery camos for, you may be struggling with what to use.
Now that we’ve had time to try all of Modern Warfare 2’s weapons in Season 2 Reloaded, we’ve ranked all 60 from best to worst and counted down the top 10 following the Season 2 Reloaded update.
Best guns in Modern Warfare 2: Ranked list
Before we count down the 10 best guns in Modern Warfare 2, we’ve ranked every weapon in the game from best to worst.
But, just because some weapons are lower down on the list doesn’t mean that they’re ineffective. You’ll be able to find success with almost every weapon on the list, you just might have to adjust your playstyle.
- Kastov 762
- Lachmann Sub
- ISO Hemlock
- Fennec 45
- Tempus Torrent
- STB 556
- SP-X 80
- FSS Hurricane
- RAAL MG
- LA-B 330
- Kastov 545
- PDSW 528
- Sakin MG38
- Signal 50
- Rapp H
- Lockwood Mk2
- SA-B 50
- 556 Icarus
- .50 GS
- HCR 56
- KV Broadside
- VEL 46
- Expedite 12
- Victus XMR
- Bryson 800
- Bryson 890
- Lockwood 300
- FTAC Recon
- X13 Auto
- Dual Kodachis
- Combat Knife
- Riot Shield
Best guns in Modern Warfare 2
10. Fennec 45
Much like other guns in its class, the Fennec 45 boasts incredible short-range damage potential, speed, and mobility. It may take a few matches for Modern Warfare 2 players to get used to its tricky recoil pattern, but the reward is worthwhile.
If you stick to close-range gunfights, the Fennec 45 will tear through enemies with ease in Modern Warfare 2.
9. SP-R 208 – Best Marksman Rifle in Modern Warfare 2
Quickscoping is as dominant as ever in Modern Warfare 2 and while Sniper Rifles are powerful choices, it’s the SP-R 208 Marksman Rifle that most players gravitate towards.
The SP-R has an incredibly fast ADS speed and can one-shot almost anywhere in the torso, allowing players to earn one-shot kills with ease. The SP-R 208 managed to avoid a nerf in the Season 2 Reloaded update, but we’ll be surprised if it stays this powerful for too long so it’s worth using ahead of Season 3.
The Chimera is very similar to the M4 with its versatility, great mobility, and incredible headshot multiplier.
Striking the perfect balance between traditional Assault Rifle and SMG, the Chimera allows you to dart around the map and then take down players quickly thanks to its high fire rate and low recoil. But if you manage to get a headshot in the mix, you’ll have one of the fastest-killing weapons in your hands.
7. ISO Hemlock
After being introduced in the Season 2 update, the new ISO Hemlock Assault Rifle has already made quite the name for itself, beating out some top-tier weapons to claim a top 10 spot.
The Hemlock’s slow fire rate could be offputting to some, but it more than makes up for it with extremely low recoil. It also packs a mean punch, making each bullet count with higher damage than its rivals.
It has been so powerful since arriving that Modern Warfare 2 players were begging the devs to ban the weapon in Ranked Play.
There’s almost no debating that the Kastov-74u Assault Rifle is one of the best guns in Modern Warfare 2. With low recoil, high mobility, and an ultra-fast time to kill, you simply can’t go wrong with the Kastov-74u.
This Assault Rifle feels more like an SMG, packing the stopping power to beat both weapon classes at their best ranges. Although it received a small nerf back in Season 1 Reloaded, it’s still a contender to this day.
5. Lachmann Sub (MP5)
MP5s are traditionally fantastic choices in any Call of Duty, and this remains true with Modern Warfare 2’s Lachmann Sub. It has almost everything you want from an SMG, having the fast TTK when up close. It’s forgiving too, so you don’t even need to be a super accurate player to get the most out of it.
Of course, you won’t be winning those long-range gunfights so use it like a traditional SMG and you’ll have no trouble dominating Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer.
4. Kastov 762
Modern Warfare 2’s Kastov 762 Assault Rifle is a better version of the Kastov 545, although slightly more difficult to use.
What makes the Kastov 762 so effective is its damage, where you’ll win almost any face-on-face gunfight out to around 38 meters. The confines of 6v6 multiplayer make it almost the perfect choice, it’s just a little bit more difficult to use than some of the other options on this list.
3. Vaznev-9k – Best SMG in Modern Warfare 2
The Vaznev-9k is a powerful but easy-to-use SMG that will serve you well on any map, and in any situation.
Like the M4, the Vaznev-9k has almost everything going for it — solid damage, high mobility, and low recoil. It doesn’t excel in any one category so it might lose those extremely close or long-range battles, but you’ll be able to win the majority of your gunfights with ease.
The M4 has been a consistently powerful weapon in every Call of Duty game, and of course, it’s an excellent choice in Modern Warfare 2 as well.
Being the first Assault Rifle you’ll unlock and its Platform leading to other great choices, there’s no reason not to try out the M4 when you’re just starting out and building your first loadout. But even if you’ve been playing for a while, it’s so consistently reliable that you’ll almost never feel at a disadvantage. We just haven’t ranked it at number one because it doesn’t excel in any one category.
1. TAQ-56 – Best gun in Modern Warfare 2 right now
An absolute classic, the SCAR is in Modern Warfare 2 as the TAQ-56 and players are delighted to see it’s finally at the top of the meta. The AR quickly entered the spotlight thanks to its excellent damage range, incredibly low recoil, and unique iron sight.
Assault Rifles are incredibly powerful in Modern Warfare 2 and the TAQ-56 can dominate up close and from a distance. So, it’s no surprise to see the TAQ dominating Ranked Play matches and becoming the best weapon in Modern Warfare 2 Season 2 Reloaded.
For more on Modern Warfare 2, be sure to check out our other guides:
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