MW2 Weapon Tier List: Best Guns In Modern Warfare 2

MW2 Weapon Tier List: Best Guns In Modern Warfare 2
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Coleman Hamstead


25th Jan 2023 12:31

This MW2 weapon tier list breaks all 41 Primary weapons into separate tiers based on how they perform on the battlefield. Modern Warfare 2 features an enormous arsenal of guns, so tier lists exist to give players a basic idea of the best guns to arm themselves with. So, to avoid wasting time on ineffective guns, use our MW2 weapon tier list to determine what firearms are worth a spot in your Custom Loadouts.

MW2 Weapon Tier List

S Tier

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S Tier is reserved for the best of the best on the Modern Warfare 2 weapon list. These five guns are the MW2 meta weapons and see consistent use by Call of Duty League pros. The Kastov-74u, in particular, is so good that professional players have made a gentleman's agreement not to use it in competitive play.

Be sure to have at least a couple of Custom Loadouts featuring these S Tier weapons for when things get serious.

  • Kastov-74u
  • STB 556
  • Vaznev-9K
  • TAQ-56
  • M4

A Tier

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Don't be mistaken — A Tier weapons are still among the finest in MW2. However, to compete toe-to-toe with the almighty S Tier, you'll need to make sure they're equipped with the optimal attachments.

B Tier

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B Tier weapons are above average but won't stand out like some of the higher-tier selections available in MW2. These guns are solid alternatives when you feel like trying something new or drifting from the consensus.

  • FTAC Recon
  • LM-S Marksman
  • PDSW 528
  • Lockwood 300
  • SA-B 50
  • Lachmann-556
  • HCR 56
  • RPK
  • LA-B 330

C Tier


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C Tier weapons are serviceable and might surprise you with a quality set of attachments. But for the most part, they're rather underwhelming. It's not impossible to do well with these MW2 weapons, but you'll find that C Tier guns often struggle when matched against the likes of S, A, and even B Tier.

D Tier


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The MW2 weapons listed in D Tier have little to no redeeming qualities. Feel free to experiment with these weapons, but don't expect satisfactory results. In general, most players will want to avoid dipping into the D Tier.

  • Bryson 800
  • Bryson 890
  • EBR-14
  • Kastov 545
  • Sakin MG38
  • SO-14
  • TAQ-V
  • Riot Shield

That concludes our MW2 weapon tier list. While these rankings aren't one-hundred percent definitive, they are an excellent guideline for which weapons lead the pack and which are subpar.

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