Best Kastov-74u loadout for Modern Warfare 2

Nathan Warby
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Assault Rifles are continuing their reign of dominance in Modern Warfare 2, with the Kastov-74u still one of the best choices available. Here is the best loadout for the Kastov-74u in Modern Warfare 2.

Modern Warfare 2 players have plenty of weapons at their disposal, from deadly close-range SMGs to long-range Sniper Rifles. However, nothing matches the power and versatility of an Assault Rifle, and the Kastov-74u has emerged as one of the most dominant weapons in the whole game.

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The Kastov-74u is identical to the AK-74u that has appeared in several Call of Duty games over the years. If you want to fully upgrade your Kastov-74u, we’ve got the best attachments, Perks, and Equipment that you can use for it in Modern Warfare 2.

Here’s the best Kastov-74u loadout in Modern Warfare 2.

Best Modern Warfare 2 Kastov-74u loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Echoless-80
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
  • Rear Grip: Demo-X2 Grip
  • Laser: FSS OLE-V Laser
  • Magazine: 45-Round Mag

We’ve built the best Modern Warfare 2 Kastov-74u Assault Rifle loadout by buffing the weapon’s accuracy and recoil control with the help of the Echoless-80 Muzzle, Demo-X2 Grip, and FSS Sharkfin 90.

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Next, we’ll focus on maximizing your ability to rack up as many kills as possible with the 45-Round Mag. Finally, we’ll cap off this loadout with the FSS OLE-V Laser to improve the Assault Rifle’s ADS speed.

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The Kastov-74u is part of the Kastov weapon platform in Modern Warfare 2.

Best Perks and Equipment for Modern Warfare 2 Kastov-74u loadout

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

The Kastov-74u thrives as a run-and-gun Assault Rifle, so we’ve picked out the ideal Perks to complement the loadout. For the Base Perks, we recommend Bomb Squad and Double Time to survive explosive damage and get around faster.

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Fast Hands is perfect for a quick reload in a tense situation, and by getting up close and personal, you’re far more likely to take damage, so Quick Fix will offer immediate health regeneration after each kill.

Equipment-wise, Flash Grenades are perfect for blinding enemies for a quick kill, while a Semtex can clear out an entire room in a matter of seconds. Dead Silence is the ideal to make your steps undetectable for enemies and tack them when they are off guard.

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The Kastov-74u in Modern Warfare 2 is similar to the AK-74u.

How to unlock the Kastov-74u in Modern Warfare 2

To unlock the Kastov-74u in Modern Warfare 2, you’ll first need to reach Level 13 with the Kastov 545 Assault Rifle.

To do this, you’ll first need to reach Level 23 to unlock the Kastov 762 and then hit Level 13 with it to unlock the Kastov 545. Make sure to follow our guide on leveling up fast to get the Kastov-74u as fast as possible.

Best Kastov-74u alternatives in Modern Warfare 2

If the Kastov-74u isn’t quite cutting it, we recommend switching to the Kastov 762 which is capable of dealing high damage with fast bullet velocity.

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If you’re looking for something more balanced, then you can’t go wrong with the M4 or TAQ-56 Assault Rifles.

For more on Modern Warfare 2, be sure to also check out these guides:

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About The Author

Nathan is a Senior Writer for CharlieIntel and Dexerto, primarily covering FIFA and Call of Duty, as well as general gaming news and guides. After leaving university with a degree in Sports Studies and a master's degree in Magazine Journalism, he took on a role as a local news reporter before moving into games media. You can contact Nathan by email at [email protected].