Best MW2 Ranked Play classes: Top meta loadouts (Season 6)

Best MW2 Ranked Play classes: Top meta loadouts (Season 6)
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Alex Garton & Harry Boulton


29th Sep 2023 16:36


The best MW2 Ranked Play classes will have you destroying your foes in Season 6, allowing you to rack up kills and pick up more victories with these top meta loadouts. While players can succeed with anything in Modern Warfare 2, ensuring that you've got the best MW2 Ranked loadout will allow you to maximise your damage output and win rate.

All you need to know about what the best Ranked Play classes in MW2 are is showcased below, so let's break down everything in order for you to stay on top of the MW2 meta in Season 6.

Best MW2 Ranked Play classes for Season 6

Screenshot of the inspect animation on the TAQ-56 in MW2
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Staying on top of the MW2 ranked meta in Season 6 will require you to use a select few classes, as the guns, attachments, and equipment within them will propel you to the top.

While all of the classes in this guide make use of the best guns for Ranked in MW2, they encompass a wide range of play styles that will suit any keen competitor.

So, if you're looking for the best MW2 Ranked Play classes then make sure to check out the list below, as these classes will let you stay on top of the meta.

Best TAQ-56 class for MW2 Ranked Play

Screenshot of a TAQ-56 class in MW2
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At the very top of the meta in MW2 is this TAQ-56 class, which will allow you to dominate your competitive games with ease. It is the ultimate choice for mid-range engagements, making it an invaluable loadout to have in your locker.

Here is the loadout that you'll want to be using for the best TAQ-56 Ranked Play class in MW2:

  • Laser: Corio LAZ-44 V3
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Muzzle: VLK Koloss Flash Hider
  • Barrel: 17.5" Tundra Pro Barrel
  • Stock: TV Cardinal

The key to choosing these attachments is finding the fine balance between low recoil and high movement, as that is king in the game these days. While most of the attachments selected do include movement penalties, we have tried to reduce them wherever possible to still allow you to stay active in-game.

According to WZRanked, the TAQ-56 has a 25.1% pick rate in the current meta, so if you're not using this lethal AR in MW2, you're missing out.

Best Kastov 74u class for MW2 Ranked Play

Kastov 74u, one of the best mw2 ranked play classes
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While slightly behind the TAQ-56 when talking about the meta classes in MW2, this Kastov 74u class remains a top-tier choice for those who love the AK platform.

Offering strength at close to mid-range with a lighting-fast time to kill, here are the attachments that you'll want to use for the best Kastov 74u class in MW2 Ranked Play:

  • Muzzle: XTEN Havoc 90
  • Laser: Corio Laz-44 V3
  • Rear Grip: Demo-X2 Grip
  • Stock: OTREZAT Stock
  • Underbarrel: Phase-3 Grip

Following the Season 6 update, the Kastov 74u has re-emerged into the meta with a 4.1% pick rate. The AR is the ultimate versatile weapon that can perform in almost any situation, making it perfect for Ranked.

Consistency is key. and that's exactly what the Kastov-74u offers in every single multiplayer match.

Best Vaznev-9K class for MW2 Ranked Play

Screenshot of a Vaznev-9K class in MW2
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To nobody's surprise, the weapon that joins the TAQ-56 at the top of the meta is the Vaznek-9K, making this easily one of the best Ranked Play classes to pick up in MW2. This particular weapon excels within short spaces, ensuring that you come out on top in any close-quarters combat.

Here are our attachment choices for the best MW2 Ranked Play SMG class with the Vaznek-9K:

  • Laser: Corio Laz-44 V3
  • Muzzle: Bruen Pendulum
  • Stock: Otrezat Stock
  • Magazine: 45 Round Mag
  • Rear Grip: DEMO-X2 Grip

Considering this gun is best in close-quarters scenarios, recoil is a bit less important - however if you're struggling a bit with the gun's kick, you could opt for one of the barrels to increase the stability.

Best M4 class for MW2 Ranked Play

M4 weapon AR, one of the best classes for Ranked Play in MW2
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If you're tired of using the TAQ-56 and don't like the Kastov 762's recoil pattern, there's another AR option that always delivers consistent damage and results in Ranked.

We're of course talking about the trusty M4, a gun with a brilliant balance of stability, mobility and firepower. Here are the meta attachments for the weapon:

  • Muzzle: XTEN PORTED 290
  • Barrel: 419mm EXF Barrel
  • Laser: Corio Laz-44 V3
  • Stock: Demo Fade Pro Stock
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip

With a 6.4% pick rate in Season 6, this gun is a fan-favourite and with the setup above, very few opponents will be able to outmatch you in Ranked.

Best SP-X 80 class for MW2 Ranked Play

Screenshot of the SP-X 80 Sniper Rifle in MW2, one of the best classes
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If you're wondering what the best Sniper Rifle class for Ranked Play in MW2 is though, then this loadout with the SP-X 80 is definitely worth trying. While Snipers are of course more limited than their fully automatic counterparts, they are still extremely strong - especially due to their single-shot kill capacity.

Here are our attachment choices for the SP-X 80, making it the best MW2 Ranked Play class with a Sniper Rifle:

  • Barrel: 18.5″ Bryson LR Factory
  • Rear Grip: Forge TAC Delta 4
  • Optic: Forge TAC Delta 4
  • Stock: PVZ-890 TAC
  • Bolt: FSS ST87 Bolt

While the MCPR-300 was the favoured choice in terms of Sniper Rifles in past seasons, the best MW2 Ranked Play class for long-range fights is definitely the SP-X 80 in Season 6. It offers an excellent hybrid of mobility and power, allowing you to rely on the one-shot kill in most scenarios.

That wraps up this guide on the best MW2 Ranked Play classes, giving you a selection of the meta classes you can choose from right now in Season 6.

Be sure to check out our Modern Warfare 2 homepage for all the latest news and guides, or alternatively, find out what the best Search & Destroy classes in MW2 are too.

Alex Garton
About the author
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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