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Best M4 loadout in Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 Reloaded

The M4 continues to dominate Modern Warfare 2, so here’s the best loadout complete with attachments, Perks, and equipment.



Best Modern Warfare 2 M4 loadout

In Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 Reloaded, the classic M4 Assault Rifle is just as powerful as ever. To help you dominate multiplayer, we’ve outlined the best M4 loadout in Modern Warfare 2, complete with the best attachments and Perks.

Modern Warfare 2 features over 50 weapons for players to unlock and level up, featuring a mix of both classic Call of Duty weapons and some that are brand-new.

Despite Season 1 Reloaded‘s new Chimera, it’s a tried-and-tested weapon that has remained the standout choice. The M4 is a staple of the CoD series, and the balanced Assault Rifle continues to dominate matches.

Whether you’re dropping into Modern Warfare 2 for the first time or have reached the max rank, you can’t go wrong with the best M4 loadout. We’ve got you covered below.

Best Modern Warfare 2 M4 loadout attachments

Best Modern Warfare 2 M4 loadout attachments
  • Muzzle: FTAC Castle Comp
  • Barrel: Tempus Hightower 20″ Barrel
  • Stock: Ravage-8
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
  • Rear Grip: Sakin ZX Grip

We’re building the best Modern Warfare 2 M4 loadout to combine damage range and mobility, making it the perfect all-rounder for multiplayer.

First, we’ve equipped the FTAC Castle Comp Muzzle which helps with the M4’s horizontal and vertical recoil control, keeping the weapon under control at longer distances. Then, the Tempus Hightower 20″ Barrel is key to this build, as it buffs bullet velocity, range, hip fire accuracy, and recoil control all in one, making the M4 strong in almost any situation.

Next, we’re ensuring the M4 isn’t too slow by equipping the Ravage-8 Stock which helps with aim down sight speed, sprint-to-fire time, and crouch movement speed. It hurts the weapon’s recoil control so we’re countering that with the Sakin ZX Grip at the cost of aiming stability.

Finally, we’re bringing some aiming stability back with the FSS Sharkfin Underbarrel which has no downside.

Best Perks & equipment for Modern Warfare 2 M4 loadout

Best Perks and Equipment to use with Modern Warfare 2 M4
  • Base Perk 1: Bomb Squad
  • Base Perk 2: Battle Hardened
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Ghost
  • Lethal Equipment: Semtex
  • Tactical Equipment: Flash Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Dead Silence

Modern Warfare 2 has some well-balanced Perk packages, but we advise creating your own selection for the best M4 loadout. For the base Perks, Bomb Squad will protect you from the many explosives flying around the map, and Battle Hardened ensures Flash Bangs won’t blind you for as long.

Bonus Perks are unlocked later in the game, and here we recommend Fast Hands. As we haven’t equipped an extended mag you might find yourself reloading often so speeding up the process is more than welcome. Then, for your final Ultimate Perk, Ghost is a must-have to keep you hidden from UAVs and other radar devices.

When it comes to equipment, you can’t go wrong with a Semtex to deal some hefty damage, and Flash Grenades to blind enemies before you move in for the kill.

For the Field Upgrade, we recommend taking Dead Silence as you’ll be able to sneak around and get the drop on your enemies.

How to unlock the M4 in Modern Warfare 2

The good news is that the M4 is unlocked right from the get-go in Modern Warfare 2, so you don’t need to do anything to get hold of the Assault Rifle.

That being said, the ability to create your own loadout and use the Gunsmith isn’t available until level 4, so there’s some work to be done before you can start playing around with different builds. Be sure to check out how to level up weapons fast so you can unlock all of these attachments.

Best M4 alternatives in Modern Warfare 2

If you want an alternative to Modern Warfare 2’s classic M4, then the TAQ-56, better known as the classic SCAR-L, is another strong option thanks to its high damage and low recoil. Also, the Kastov-74u is the perfect hybrid between Assault Rifle and SMG.

On the other hand, you could switch to a fully-fledged SMG and go for the Lachmann Sub which is ideal for close-quarters fights.

For more on Modern Warfare 2, be sure to check out the best controller and PC settings to play at your best.

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