As the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 beta progresses, let’s take a look at the weapons and gear that currently dominate the game.
As Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s beta continues, we’re starting to gain a better understanding of which weapons and gear will dominate the latest entry in the series’ ridiculously popular history of multiplayer experiences.
With few exceptions, anyone who’s played modern Call of Duty multiplayer has a general idea of what’s to come with Modern Warfare 2. While 2022’s Modern Warfare 2 is actually very different from 2009’s Modern Warfare 2, both games emphasize “down to earth,” a fast-paced multiplayer experience with a long-running franchise Running a fan should feel relatively comfortable.
Still, it’s a good idea to go into the game with an idea of what weapons to use early in the Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer meta, and what attachments you’ll need to get the most out of them. Interestingly, that’s exactly what we’re going to talk about today.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Beta: The best weapon yet
If the M4 isn’t the best weapon in Modern Warfare 2 right now, it’s certainly the most consistent weapon in the game.
Mind you, I didn’t want the M4 to sound like a boring choice. After all, it’s a lightning-fast, powerful, and extremely accurate weapon that can come in handy in a variety of situations. It’s just that the M4 is a weird Call of Duty weapon that does pretty much everything well, but isn’t universally considered “broken” by anyone right now. It’s really good, but it won’t let a bad player pass the game.
Given that the current MW 2 meta is fast enough to support a variety of strategies and loadouts, there’s little reason why you shouldn’t give one of the game’s most durable weapons a chance. However, you may soon prefer a more professional alternative.
Now many people are willing to call the Rahman submarine the best weapon in Modern Warfare 2. Honestly, it’s hard to argue against such a seemingly bold claim.
The Lachmann Sub is a classic Call of Duty MP5 in every way. That means it’s accurate, reasonably powerful at close range, and most importantly, fast. In fact, “fast” does not fully convey the advantages of this weapon. It’s a hand-held Gatling pistol that fires bullets like sunflower seeds.
Theoretically, this weapon would be affected at long distances. However, the current metadata means you’re more likely to be in a perfect position to take advantage of everything this weapon is so good at.
This hybrid weapon is technically closer to SMG than AR, but the occasional SMG fan who wants more range will find this weapon offers extra versatility.
As the name suggests, the Hurricane is a speed demon with one of the (currently) best rates of fire in the game. While this is clearly the weapon’s greatest strength, it excels even in moderate combat situations, meaning the FSS Hurricane can sometimes outperform the Lachmann Sub.
Again, you may find you prefer straight AR or SMG over this hybrid option. However, for the right player, this will be the only weapon you will ever need.
Honestly, I think this weapon will be a tough sell for many Modern Warfare 2 players. As a battle rifle, the FTAC has “suffered” from a strange “burst” of fire that made it a little unwieldy in close quarters combat. Given the number of melee situations you find yourself in, this is obviously a potentially significant disadvantage.
However, the FTAC can take down enemies from a distance with just a few bullets. While it may take some getting used to the way this weapon encourages you to go that far, there’s no denying its power in these situations.
This is the weapon you can turn to when those other “meta” weapons don’t seem as effective to you as they do to others at close range.
I will bluntly say I don’t believe this weapon is better than the M4 or the FSS Hurricane. At the very least, it’s a dependency weapon that requires a lot of love to turn into meta-competition.
However, once the right parts are found, this weapon becomes even more interesting. What it lacks in strength it makes up for in accuracy and ranged damage potential.
I now see this gun as an investment. Learn to love it now, and you’ll probably dominate it again when the MW 2 add-on is finally released.
Another hybrid weapon, the Kastov-74U leans more towards SMG. While it’s hard to compete with the Lachmann Sub as the best direct SMG option, this weapon has some finesse.
Most notably, Castov is an absolute damage monster that rivals most ARs in the power sector. The downside to all the speed and power is that this weapon is difficult to use properly. Even seasoned players have a hard time keeping goals.
However, if you can overcome this rather large hurdle, you will find that the Castov is one of the strongest weapons in MW2 right now.
As the only MW 2 sniper rifle option currently available, the Signal 50’s advantages are obvious. As the only sniper in the current game that emphasizes close combat, the Signal 50’s disadvantage is also obvious.
However, I at least mention (if not recommend) this weapon for two reasons.
First of all, it is clear that this weapon is very powerful. With more and more MW 2 cards emphasizing sniping, you’ll wonder how to use it. Second, this weapon will be an absolute monster in Warzone 2. All in all, it’s not a bad idea to get familiar with it now.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Beta: Best Gear and Accessories
Please note that some Modern Warfare 2 add-ons are currently unavailable in the beta version of the game. Therefore, some recommended accessories may change as other options become available. If you don’t see accessory recommendations for a specific device class, accessory selection is based on the best options currently available or personal preference.
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