Best ISO Hemlock loadout for Modern Warfare 2

Joseph Pascoulis
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The ISO Hemlock remains a popular pick in Modern Warfare 2. To get the most out of it, here’s the best loadout for the Modern Warfare 2 ISO Hemlock, including all of the attachments, Perks, and Equipment you need.

Modern Warfare 2’s The Haunting is in full swing bringing players a lot of content to unlock and dive in. This includes popular characters as Operators, modes and maps Halloween-themed versions, events offering free rewards, and more.

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With the game featuring a lot of Assault Rifle options, the ISO Hemlock’s low recoil, high damage, and fast mobility will allow players to excel in Modern Warfare 2‘s The Haunting event.

Here’s the best Modern Warfare 2 ISO Hemlock loadout, including all attachments, Perks, and Equipment.

Best Modern Warfare 2 ISO Hemlock loadout attachments

  • Barrel: Fielder T50
  • Laser: FSS OLE-V Laser
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Pro
  • Stock: RES-2
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90

First off, when building the best Modern Warfare 2 ISO Hemlock loadout, you’ll want to equip the Fielder T50 barrel, boosting the weapon’s damage range and accuracy. Next, to counter the barrel’s weight, the FSS OLE-V Laser and RES-2 stock bring some much-needed mobility.

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Finally, the Cronen Mini Pro offers a clean dot sight for picking off targets at range and the FSS Sharkfin 90 brings some extra recoil control. If you want the weapon to be speedier, you can swap the FSS Sharkfin 90 for the XTEN Grip.

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The ISO Hemlock is a powerful weapon with the right attachments.

Best Perks & Equipment for Modern Warfare 2 ISO Hemlock loadout

  • Base Perk 1: Bomb Squad
  • Base Perk 2: Double Time
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Quick Fix
  • Tactical Equipment: Stun Grenade
  • Lethal Equipment: Frag Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Dead Silence

First up, for the Perks, you really can’t go wrong with Bomb Squad, as it’s a great protective measure in Modern Warfare 2 against explosives and enemy Equipment.

Double Time will give you some added mobility, while Fast Hands will allow you to reload quickly and get back in the fight, which is always handy. Lastly, for the Ultimate Perk, Quick Fix restores your health faster after getting kills, which is a great help.

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For Equipment, a Stun Grenade and Frag is a classic combination that allows you to put pressure on the enemy. The Dead Silence Field Upgrade works great with the mobility Perks listed above, as it gives you even more speed and stealthiness.

How to unlock the ISO Hemlock in Modern Warfare 2

To unlock the ISO Hemlock in Modern Warfare 2, players simply need to get 50 longshot kills with Assault Rifles.

Getting these longshots shouldn’t be too difficult, but if you’re struggling, make sure you’re playing Hardcore and using the right optic.

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Best ISO Hemlock alternatives in Modern Warfare 2

The ISO Hemlock is a hard-hitting Assault Rifle in Modern Warfare 2. That said, the best alternatives for this weapon include the Kastov 762, which remains one of the strongest weapons in the game, and the TAQ-56 which has remained a dominant Assault Rifle since launch.


For more Modern Warfare 2 guides, check out our other pieces below:

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After graduating from the University of Southampton, Joseph joined CharlieIntel as a Games Writer after a short stint of freelance journalism. Joseph enjoys most genres of games and will play anything that sparks his interest, but his expertise lies within the FPS category, specifically Apex Legends. If Joey isn't writing about games, then he's most likely playing them. You can contact Joseph at [email protected]