Best Cronen Squall Modern Warfare 2 loadout: Attachments, class & perks

Best Cronen Squall Modern Warfare 2 loadout: Attachments, class & perks
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Written by 

Alex Garton


12th Apr 2023 20:55


Modern Warfare 2 Season 3 is here and alongside the return of the iconic Intervention, the Cronen Squall battle rifle has now been added to the arsenal.

Although ARs and SMGs dominate MW2 multiplayer, there's certainly space for Cronen Squall in the meta thanks to its devastating TTK.

Despite this, the weapon does have a lot of kickback, but with the correct attachments, it's capable of completely taking over a match.

Luckily, we've got you covered with the best MW2 Cronen Squall loadout that pushes the rifle's power to the limit.

Best Cronen Squall Modern Warfare 2 loadout

Cronen Squall MW2 showcase
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  • Barrel: HR6.8 Barrel
  • Laser: VLK LZR 7MW
  • Underbarrel: Lockgrip Precision
  • Magazine: 50-Round Drum
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Pro

Start off by equipping the HR6.8 Barrel for increased damage range, bullet velocity, recoil control, and hip-fire control.

Follow this up with the VLK LZR 7MW laser for a better ADS time which is essential for the fast-paced nature of MW2 multiplayer. With opponents around every corner, it's key you can lock onto enemies as quickly as possible.

Next, utilise the Lockgrip Precision Underbarrel to bolster the battle rifle's heavy recoil pattern, and making use of the 50-Round Drum will ensure you never run out of bullets.

As our MW2 Cronen Squall build is designed to perform best at close to mid-range, the Cronen Mini Pro is the best optic for racking up kills.

Best Cronen Squall Modern Warfare 2 class: Equipment & perks


  • Perk 1: Battle Hardened
  • Perk 2: Bomb Squad
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Quick Fix


  • Lethal: Grenade
  • Tactical: Stim

For starters, make sure to run Battle Hardened to reduce the effects of enemy tacticals. This means when you're on a rampage with the Cronen, enemies won't be able to surprise you with a frustrating stun or flash grenade.

After that, Bomb Squad is a great choice as it reduces the damage you take from killstreaks and Fast Hands is always helpful as it helps you switch to your secondary instantly.

Remember to equip Quick Fix in the Ultimate slot for the health regen after every elimination, this pushes you to play aggressively and will make racking up kills incredibly simple.

Finally, round off the loadout with a Grenade for clearing a room and a Stim for a boost of health when you need it most.

How to unlock in Cronen Squall Modern Warfare 2

In order to unlock the Cronen Squall in Modern Warfare 2, you'll need to unlock it in the C11 section of the Season 3 Battle Pass map.

Best Cronen Squall alternative in Modern Warfare 2

TAQ-V Modern Warfare 2 case
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Battle rifles are not the most popular choice in MW2 multiplayer, but if the Cronen Squall isn't for you, consider checking out the underrated TAQ-V.

This powerful weapon deals devastating damage at the expense of a lot of recoil which can be bolstered using the correct attachments.

While the gun doesn't have the mobility of a Lachmann Sub or Fennec 45, it certainly makes up for it with raw firepower in multiplayer.

So, there you have it, that's the best Cronen Squall loadout in Modern Warfare 2's current meta. Be sure to check out our Modern Warfare 2 homepage for all of the latest news and guides.

Alex Garton
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Alex Garton
Alex is a Senior Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) in English, he has previously written for Dexerto & Gfinity. Specialising in Call of Duty & Apex Legends, he loves (attempting) to improve his aim in competitive shooters and will always make time for a single-player RPG.
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