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Best LMGs in Modern Warfare 2 Season 1: Ranked list

Here’s the best LMGs in Modern Warfare 2 Season 1, including a full ranked list of the weapons from best to worst.

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Struggling to decide which LMG to use in Modern Warfare 2? Here’s a list of every LMG ranked and the best LMG to use in Modern Warfare 2 Season 1.

LMGs have been a niche weapon category in Call of Duty multiplayer, as Assault Rifles tend to take the limelight.

However, in Modern Warfare 2, LMGs are very powerful and players are starting to catch on. There are a lot of choices when it comes to LMGs in Modern Warfare 2 Season 1, but which one is the best?

Luckily, for those undecided on which LMG to pick up, we’ve put together a list ranking every LMG in the game from best to worst.

Best Modern Warfare 2 LMGs ranked list

There are a total of six LMGs in Modern Warfare 2 Season 1, with each bringing something different to the table. Here’s our ranked list of every LMG available in Modern Warfare 2:

  1. RPK
  2. 556 Icarus
  3. RAAL MG
  4. Sakin MG38
  5. RAPP H
  6. HCR 56

Best Modern Warfare 2 LMG

6. HCR 56

hcr 56 modern warfare 2

In last place is the HCR 56, which despite having great handling, fire rate, and damage for an LMG, gets outdone by other weapons in the category, hence its spot on the list.

It’s not a bad weapon, but you’re probably better off using the Assault Rifle counterpart, the STB 556.

5. RAPP H

rapp h modern warfare 2

The RAPP H provides great versatility in the LMG weapon category, with a rapid fire rate, decent handling, and fairly easy-to-control recoil.

The main issue with the RAPP H is the extremely long reload and lack of damage for an LMG, explaining its position on the list.

4. Sakin MG38

Sakin MW2

The Sakin MG38 is one of Modern Warfare 2’s hardest-hitting LMGs, with great damage, range, accuracy, and recoil control.

The biggest downfall is the weapon’s mobility and reload speed, but with fast hands and a massive base 100-round magazine, hopefully, you won’t be needing to reload too much before taking down your opponents.

3. RAAL MG

Raal LMG MW2

In third, the RAAL MG leads the LMGs in Modern Warfare 2 with the best damage and accuracy stats, which is a really strong combination.

This weapon will delete enemies extremely quickly, but the major turn off is the lack of mobility and handling, meaning you’ll need to play slow and patient with this weapon.

2. 556 Icarus

556 Icarus MW

The 556 Icarus comes in second place thanks to its extreme versatility, with best-in-class fire rate and mobility, this weapon can be built for whatever playstyle the user demands.

It’s arguably the most Assault Rifle-like LMG in the game, so if you’re looking for a weapon that packs a punch while maintaining mobility and handling, the 556 Icarus is the gun for you.

1. RPK – Best LMG in Modern Warfare 2

sideways shot of rpk in case in cod warzone 2

In first place, the RPK dominates the LMG weapon category with high damage range and recoil control. It’s by far the most all-around LMG in the game, which can be modded with attachments depending on what stats the user likes to focus on.

Whether you’d like to deck it out as a hard-hitting heavy LMG, or a heavy Assault Rifle with high damage, the RPK performs well across the board no matter the map size.


If close-range combat is more of your thing, check out the best SMGs to use in Modern Warfare 2 as well as the best audio settings.

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