Best M4 loadout for Modern Warfare 2

Nathan Warby
Best Modern Warfare 2 M4 loadoutActivision

If you’re after for a touch of nostalgia in Modern Warfare 2 the classic M4 Assault Rifle remains as powerful as ever. Here’s the Modern Warfare 2 M4 loadout including the best attachments, Perks, and Equipment.

Weapons like the Vaznev, SP-R 208, and TAQ-56 tend to dominate Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer, but one classic weapon is just as relevant as ever. The M4 is a staple of the CoD series, and the balanced Assault Rifle continues to be a meta pick.

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Whether you’re new to the game or a veteran of Modern Warfare 2, running the best weapon loadout is essential. To give yourself the best chance possible, here are all of the attachments, Perks, and Equipment you need to have the best M4 loadout in Modern Warfare 2.

Best Modern Warfare 2 M4 loadout attachments

The M4 has been a reliable AR in almost every CoD title.
  • Muzzle: FJX Fulcrum Pro
  • Barrel: Hightower 20″ Barrel
  • Laser: FSS OLE-V Laser
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Rear Grip: XTEN 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 FJX Fulcrum Pro Muzzle which helps with the M4’s horizontal and vertical recoil control, keeping the weapon on target at longer distances.

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To further improve the M4’s damage range and accuracy, we’ve opted for the Hightower 20″ Barrel and FTAC Ripper 56 Underbarrel. Finally, we recommend running the FSS OLE-V Laser and XTEN Grip to ensure your M4 still has mobility and aims to contend on smaller maps and tight situations.

Best Modern Warfare 2 M4 Perks & Equipment

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

For the best Base Perks to run with the M4 loadout, 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.

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Bonus Perks are unlocked later in the match, 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, Quick Fix is a must-have to instantly regenerate health after getting a kill.

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

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

M4 Assault Rifle in Modern Warfare 2Activision
The M4 is one of the most versatile weapons in Modern Warfare 2.

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.

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Best M4 alternatives in Modern Warfare 2

If you want an alternative to Modern Warfare 2’s classic M4, then the Kastov 762 is another strong option thanks to its high damage and low recoil. Also, the Kastov-74u is the perfect hybrid between an Assault Rifle and an SMG.

For more on Modern Warfare 2, be sure to check out our other 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].