A comprehensive gun tierlist for Modern Warfare 2's best guns

A comprehensive gun tierlist for Modern Warfare 2's best guns

In a desperate attempt to get the best guns in Modern Warfare 2, you may get a go through the loadout menu and see if it''s right for you!

In this video, you will find a list of the finest pistols in Modern Warfare 2, so you may quickly combine the perfect loadout and rack up some tricky kills.

Best guns in Modern Warfare 2

In the Modern Warfare 2 beta, everything from Assault Rifles to Sniper Rifles, we''ve provided a solution to you''re dealing with the trash and finding the best guns. Take a look below at our Modern Warfare 2 best guns tier list:

  • S Tier: Lachmann Sub, M4, FSS Hurricane
  • A Tier: FTAC Recon, Expedite 12, Signal 50, Lachmann-556, Kastov-74U
  • B Tier: TAQ-56, Lockwood MK2, 556 Icarus, Rapp H, M16
  • C Tier: LMS, Lachmann-762, Fennec 45, Sakin MG38
  • Below, well break down each of these guns and explain their current ranking.

    Lachmann Sub (MP5)

    It might be called the Lachmann Sub in-game, but this weapon has another name that youre much more likely to recognise. The Lachmann Sub is Modern Warfare 2s MP5 and, unsurprisingly, its phenomenal. It offers fast movement speed and an incredibly quick time to kill without compromising on accuracy, making the Lachmann Sub the best gun in Modern Warfare 2 right now.

    In the first beta weekend, the Lachmann Sub was locked behind a strange glitch that required you to equip the Overkill perk and then level up the Lachmann-556. It was a headache, but hopefully itll unlock automatically in the second beta weekend, no glitch required.

    M4

    Its a tale as old as time. A bunch of soldiers running around in a 6v6 deathmatch, and every one of them is wielding an M4. Classic. Modern Warfare 2 doesnt change the pace at all, with the M4 currently ranking as the best assault rifle in the beta. Its fast, its powerful, and its accurate.

    With Modern Warfare 2s blisteringly fast time to kill, you can gun down just about anybody at lightning speed with the M4. Its reliable, and it absolutely deserves a slot in your loadout.

    FSS Hurricane

    Weve just told you that the M4 is an amazing gun, so how would you like to try an M4 adapted into an SMG? Thats the FSS Hurricane, and its a hurricane in both name and spirit. With a 50-round magazine, the Hurricane can unleash a torrent of bullets thatll tear through any opponent. Its also remarkably accurate, so you can comfortably trade fire with enemies at medium range without needing to worry.

    FTAC Recon

    The FTAC Recon is a semi-automatic battle rifle, meaning its slower than the M4 and SMGs listed above, but it still packs a punch. If youre struggling in medium-long range encounters and need something that can strike from a distance with accuracy and damage, the FTAC Recon is the gun for you. The low time to kill across Modern Warfare 2 means that youll only need to land one or two shots before scoring another kill.

    Expedite 12

    The Expedite 12 is the only shotgun available in the Mdoern Warfare 2 beta, and it''''s more than powerful enough to stop an enemy in their tracks. However, there''''s an issue that you might want to consider before putting this powerhouse into your loadout. Modern Warfare 2 has a few changes from previous COD titles, and some are greatly impacting the gameplay. These are the changes to in-game audio making footsteps louder, and the very fast time to kill.

    These have promoted a playstyle that greatly favours camping, rather than moving around the map. If you can find a tight area to camp that benefits the Expedite 12''''s short range, it''''ll be the perfect weapon. However, in wider areas that offer a longer line of sight on enemies, you''''ll want something with more range to land hits from a distance. That''''s where weapons such as the M4, the Lachmann Sub, and the FSS Hurricane take the crown.

    Signal 50

    The Signal 50 is Modern Warfare 2''''s Barratt 50-Cal, which means it''''ll probably prove very popular when Warzone 2 rolls around. In multiplayer modes, it packs a powerful punch that should drop enemies in one hit. However, it isn''''t as versatile as a trusty SMG or assault Rifle, as the Signal 50 is most effective at long range.

    Sure, you can quickscope, but dropping enemies with a quick spray of the Lachmann Sub is a faster and more effective method. The Signal 50 is a sturdy secondary that you can rely on to get a kill across the map, but you should opt for something faster as your main weapon.

    Lachmann-556

    The Lachmann-556 is the gateway to the much better Lachman Sub (MP5), but its still a strong assault rifle. However, its a tricky weapon to get, as youll need to make a new class, equip an Expedite shotgun, and then equip the Overkill perk. This should pop the Lachmann-556 in your second weapon slot.

    Admittedly, thats a lot of work for an assault rifle when the M4 is right there and available from the start. However, the Lachmann-556 is still worth a go, as it sacrifices an inconsequentially small amount of damage in exchange for increased range and accuracy. If youre using a weapon on the M4 frame in your first slot and need a trusty secondary, the Lachmann-556 is a great choice.

    Kastov-74U

    The Kastov-74U is a versatile weapon that has the power of an assault rifle and the snappy speed of an SMG. The recoil can be tough to manage at a distance, but if you need a weapon to use that can drop an enemy at lightning speed while running and gunning, the Kastov-74U is a formidable choice. However, the M4 has comparable power and handling while offering an improved fire rate and much higher recoil control, so wed recommend opting for the classic M4 in most situations.

    TAQ-56

    The TAQ-56 is the final assault rifle that you can unlock in the Modern Warfare 2 beta, and it doesn''''t quite seem worth the effort at this stage. While it proves to be a formidable weapon that can pump out plenty of damage, it does so with a slower fire rate and less control than the M4 or Lachmann-556.

    That means the TAQ-56 isn''''t able to hold its own in the current meta, where speed is king. The TAQ-56 is definitely one to watch, though, as it seems poised to steal the show once Modern Warfare 2 releases and there are more attachments to play with.

    Lockwood MK2

    The Lockwood MK2 is the first Marksman Rifle on our list, so the natural comparison is the Signal 50 from above. Like the Signal 50, the Lockwood isn''''t cohesive to the current meta, making it a strong secondary when you need to do a spot of sniping, but a poor main weapon for Modern Warfare 2''''s fast multiplayer.

    The Lockwood MK2 has a similar fire rate to the Signal 50, but with much lower damage, range, and accuracy. It trades this off for greater control and mobility, but their slow pace means that recoil should rarely be a problem for either the Lockwood or the Signal. With that in mind, we''''d recommend sticking with the Signal 50 rather than using the Lockwood, as it''''ll land a one-hit kill much more consistently.

    556 Icarus

    Shifting over to LMGs, those looking for speed, power, and increased range should try the 556 Icarus. Its certainly not one of the best guns in Modern Warfare 2, but its the best LMG available in the beta. However, with great power comes great recoil, so while the 556 Icarus is able to maintain power at a distance, its going to be tough to land those shots.

    Unless youre willing to stick it out through some hectic recoil while grinding to unlock attachments thatll improve its control, wed recommend opting for one of the other weapons listed above.

    Rapp H

    The Rapp H fills a similar role to the 556 Icarus, with high power and incredibly sharp recoil. However, the Rapp H has worse accuracy and mobility, so it doesnt really keep up in the incredibly fast-paced slaughterhouse of Modern Warfare 2. Speed is the name of the game in Modern Warfare 2s beta, and the Rapp H wont be able to compete with the more popular assault rifles and SMGs.

    M16

    Many of those opting to use the 556 Icarus will most likely do so to unlock the M16, but it isnt worth the trouble. The M16 fires in a three-round burst thats far too weak and difficult to control, meaning youll fail to kill the enemy unless you can land a headshot on the final shot of the burst. If you dont manage to score a kill on your first M16 burst, we doubt youll get another chance, as the current M4 and MP5 meta will cut you down with speed before you even get a chance to react.

    LMS

    The LMS is the weakest of the Marksman Rifles. Its main benefit is a higher fire rate, but it doesn''''t match the semi-auto power offered by the FTAC, and it isn''''t able to get one-hit kills like the Lockwood or the Signal 50.

    Surprisingly, it also has worse recoil control, mobility, handling, and accuracy compared to the Lockwood MK2. That makes the LMS the worst of the bunch and worth avoiding in its current state.

    Lachmann-762

    The Lachmann-762 is a powerful battle rifle, just like the FTAC Recon, but it comes with a few key weaknesses. It has lower recoil control, mobility, handling, and damage when compared to the FTAC, with the only benefits being a slightly longer range, higher fire rate, and a bigger magazine.

    Since the improvements to the fire rate and range are minimal, the key difference to consider here is that magazine. The Lachmann-762''''s base model has a 20-round magazine, compared to the 10-round magazine offered by the FTAC. However, the FTAC is generally stronger and much easier to control, meaning that while the FTAC might hold less bullets, it should hit more consistently.

    Fennec 45

    The Fennec 45 is another weapon that simply pales in comparison to others in its class. With lower damage, range, accuracy, recoil control, and mobility when compared to the Lachmann Sub, the Fennec just doesn''''t have a place in the current meta. It unlocks rather late at level 25 too, so you''''ll likely have settled into the Lachmann Sub long before you gain access to this inferior weapon.

    While the FFS Hurricane does have plenty of similar stat drops, especially in recoil control and mobility, it does offer a significant trade off that makes it better than the Fennec. That''''s the 50-round magazine, which beats out the Fennec''''s 30-round mag. With the Lachmann Sub offering speed and the Hurricane offering power, the Fennec isn''''t worth using in the current meta.

    Sakin MG38

    The Sakin MG38 just doesnt feel very strong. Theres no other way to put it. With high recoil and a high fire rate, the Sakin is hard to control. Its powerful and able to drop enemies with ease if you can land a few shots, but landing them is a challenge. This is only a beta, so things could change drastically before the next beta weekend or the full launch, but the Sakin simply isnt worth using in the current meta. Stick to the M4 or Lachmann Sub for now. You wont regret it.

    That covers every gun available in the Modern Warfare 2 beta, but there''''s plenty more to learn if you want the best loadout. Check out our lists of the best perks and best killstreaks in Modern Warfare 2 if you''''re eager to perfect your loadout. If you want to jump into the beta, take a look at our guide on the Modern Warfare 2 beta dates and start times to learn when you can play on PC and Xbox.

Ahead, you must skim off each of these guns and explain their current ranking.

Lachmann Sub (MP5)

The Lachmann Sub may be referred to in-game, but this weapon has another name that youe most likely to recognize. The Lachmann Sub is the MP5 of Modern Warfare, which is astonishing, because it offers rapid shooting speed and a very quick kill time without compromising on accuracy. This makes the Lachmann Sub the best pistol in Modern Warfare 2 right now.

The Lachmann Sub was locked in a strange glitch that required you to equip the Overkill perk and then level up the Lachmann-556 during the first beta weekend. It was a flaw, but it will likely be released automatically during the second beta weekend, although no tweak is required.

M4

A group of soldiers walking in a 6v6 deathmatch, and each one of them is using an M4. Classic. Modern Warfare 2 does not change the pace at any time, with the M4 currently ranking as the best assault rifle in the beta. It''s fast, powerful, and even accurate.

With the M4, you can shoot just about anybody at lightning speed, which means it deserves a slot in your loadout.

FSS Hurricane

Weve just told you that the M4 is an amazing gun, so how would you like to try an M4 adapted into an SMG? That''s the FSS Hurricane, and its a hurricane in both name and spirit. With a 50-round publication, the Hurricane can unleash a stream of bullets that will knock through any opponent. It''s also powerful, so you can easily trade fire with enemies at medium range without having to worry.

FTAC Recon

The FTAC Recon is a semi-automatic battle rifle, which is faster than the M4 and SMGs listed above, but it still packs a punch. If you are in a medium-long range encounter and need something that can strike from a distance with precision and damage, then the FTAC Recon is the one thing for you. In Modern Warfare 2, you will only need to shoot one or two shots before scoring another kill.

Expedite 12

The Expedite 12 is the only shotgun available in the Mdoern Warfare 2 beta, which is extremely powerful enough to stop an enemy in their tracks. However, there are some limitations to consider before putting this powerhouse into your loadout. These are the changes to in-game gameplay that make footsteps louder and the very swift time to kill.

These have promoted a playstyle that encourages camping rather than moving around the map. However, in larger areas that offer a longer range on enemies, you''ll want something with additional range to land hits from a distance. That''s where weapons such as the M4, the Lachmann Sub, and the FSS Hurricane are.

Signal 50

The Barratt 50-Cal from Modern Warfare 2 makes it very popular when Warzone 2 rolls around. It does a great job in multiplayer environments, providing an advantage that should eliminate enemies in one hit. However, the Signal 50 isn''t as versatile as a trusty SMG or assault Rifle, as it is most effective in long range.

Sure, you can quickscope, but dropping enemies with a quick spray of the Lachmann Sub is a quicker and more effective method. The Signal 50 is a sturdy secondary that you can rely on to get a kill across the map, but you should opt for something smaller as your main weapon.

Lachmann-556

The Lachmann-556 is the gateway to the much better Lachman Sub (MP5), but it is still a powerful assault rifle. However, it''s a complicated weapon to get, as you''ll need to make a new class, equip an Expedite shotgun, and then equip the Overkill perk. This should take the Lachmann-556 in your second weapon slot.

If youre using a weapon on the M4 frame in your first slot and need a trustworthy secondary, the Lachmann-556 is a great choice.

Kastov-74U

The Kastov-74U is a versatile weapon capable of carrying the power of an assault rifle and the snappy speed of an SMG. However, the M4 is capable of handling and improvements in fire rates, as well as improved recoil control. In most situations, we recommend opting for the classic M4.

TAQ-56

The TAQ-56 is the final assault rifle that you can unlock in the Modern Warfare 2 beta, and it does not seem to be worth the effort at this stage. Despite its potential potential to perform a lot of damage, the M4 or Lachmann-556 utilizes a less throttle rate.

The TAQ-56 isn''t capable to hold its own in the current meta, where speed is king. Despite its promise to steal the show after Modern Warfare 2, there are also other attachments to play with.

Lockwood MK2

The Lockwood MK2 is the first Marksman Rifle on our list, so the natural contrast is the Signal 50 from above. This tool isn''t compatible with the current meta, making it a powerful secondary when you need to do a spot of sniping, but it is also a weak primary weapon for Modern Warfare 2''s fast multiplayer.

The Lockwood MK2 has a similar fire rate than the Signal 50, but has significantly reduced damage, range, and accuracy. This method allows for greater control and mobility, but their slow pace requires no use of the Lockwood or the Signal. We''d rather stick with the Signal 50 rather than using the Lockwood, as it''ll produce a one-hit fatal much more consistently.

556 Icarus

The 556 Icarus, which is certainly not one of the best in Modern Warfare 2, but the best LMG available in the beta, will be able to maintain power at a distance, yet it will be difficult to land those shots.

Unless youre willing to stick out through some dubious recoil while simultaneously removing attachments that will improve its control, we suggest you opt for one of the other weapons listed above.

Rapp H

The Rapp H fills a similar role to the 556 Icarus, with exceptional ability and exceptional recoil. However, the Rapp H does not really keep up in the incredibly fast-paced slaughterhouse of Modern Warfare 2. Speed is the game''s main feature in the beta, and the Rapp H will not compete with the most powerful assault rifles and SMGs.

M16

Many people who prefer to use the 556 Icarus will most likely do so to unlock the M16, but it isnt worth the effort. The M16 is in a three-round burst that is far too weak and difficult to control, meaning you will fail to kill the enemy unless you get a headshot on the final shot. However, the current M4 and MP5 meta will cut you down with speed before you even get a chance to react.

LMS

The LMS is the weakest of the Marksman Rifles. It''s advantage is that it does not match the FTAC''s semi-auto force, and it isn''t able to get one-hit killings like the Lockwood or the Signal 50.

Surprisingly, the LMS is more capable of recoil control, mobility, handling, and accuracy than the Lockwood MK2. This makes the LMS the worst of the bunch and worthwhile to avoid in its actual state.

Lachmann-762

The Lachmann-762 is a powerful battle rifle, like the FTAC Recon, but it has a few key limitations. It has less recoil control, mobility, handling, and damage when it comes to the FTAC, with the only benefits being a slightly longer range, an increase in fire rates, and a larger magazine.

The biggest difference to consider is that this magazine is because to the fact that the fire rate and range improvements are minimal. The base model of Lachmann-762 is a 20-round magazine, although the FTAC is generally smaller and easier to control, thus the FTAC might hold less bullets, but it should hit more consistently.

Fennec 45

The Fennec 45 is another weapon that seems to pale in comparison to others in its class. With less damage, range, accuracy, recoil control, and mobility when compared to the Lachmann Sub, the Fennec just does not have a place in the actual meta. It opens somewhat late at level 25, therefore you''ll likely have settled into the Lachmann Sub long before you get access to this inferior weapon.

The FFS Hurricane does have plenty of similar stat drops, especially in recoil control and mobility, but it does offer a significant tradeoff that makes it better than the Fennec. That''s the 50-round magazine, which matches out the Fennec''s 30-round mag. With the Lachmann Sub offering speed and the Hurricane offering power, the Fennec isn''t worth using in the current meta.

Sakin MG38

The Sakin MG38 isn''t very strong. There is no other way to put it. It''s powerful and powerful if you can get a few shots, but it''s possible to drastically change things before the next beta weekend or the full release, but the Sakin simply isn''t worth using in the current meta. Stick to the M4 or Lachmann Sub for now. It''ll regret it.

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Break down each of these guns in the second paragraph, and explain their actual ranking.

Lachmann Sub (MP5)

The Lachmann Sub is the MP5 of Modern Warfare 2, which is fantastic because it offers rapid execution and an incredible time to kill without compromising on accuracy. The Lachmann Sub is now the best weapon in Modern Warfare 2.

The Lachmann Sub was unveiled after a strange glitch that required you to equip the Overkill perk before leveling the Lachmann-556 on the first beta weekend. It was a woeful process, but it''s unlikely it will be activated automatically after the second beta weekend, and there''s no delay.

M4

The M4 is now available as the beta''s best assault rifle, which is fast, powerful and precise. A bunch of soldiers are running around in a 6v6 deathmatch, and each one of them is using an M4. Classic. Modern Warfare 2 does not change the pace at all, as the M4 is currently ranked as the best assault rifle in the game. It''s fast, its powerful, and it''s accurate.

With the M4, you can kill only about anybody at lightning speed, and it absolutely requires a slot in your loadout. Modern Warfare 2 offers a powerful time to kill.

FSS Hurricane

Weve just told you that the M4 is an excellent gun, so how would you like to try an M4 built into an SMG? That''s the FSS Hurricane, and it''s a hurricane in both name and spirit. It''s also fantastic, allowing you to quickly trade fire with enemies at medium range without having to worry.

FTAC Recon

The FTAC Recon is a semi-automatic battle rifle, which is slower than the M4 and SMGs listed above, but it still packs a punch. If you want something that can strike from a distance with accuracy and damage, the FTAC Recon is the weapon for you. Modern Warfare 2 requires only one shot before shooting another.

Expedite 12

The Expedite 12 is the only shotgun available in the Mdoern Warfare 2 beta, which is more than capable to keep an enemy in their tracks. However, there are a few flaws to consider before putting this powerhouse into your loadout. These include changing in-game audio making footsteps louder, and the very early killing time.

These have promoted a style that prefers camping rather than moving around the map. However, if you can find a tight area to camp that benefits the Expedite 12''s short range, it''ll be the perfect weapon. However, in wider areas that offer a longer range on enemies, you''ll want something with more range to land hits from a distance. That''s where weapons such as the M4, the Lachmann Sub, and the FSS Hurricane have the potential.

Signal 50

The Signal 50 is the Barratt 50-Cal from Modern Warfare 2, which means it will probably become very popular when Warzone 2 rolls around. It isn''t as powerful in multiplayer modes as a trusty SMG or assault Rifle, as the Signal 50 is most effective at long range.

Sure, you can quickscope, but dropping enemies with a quick spray of the Lachmann Sub is a quicker and more efficient strategy. The Signal 50 is a sturdy secondary that you can rely on to get a kill across the map, but you should choose something faster as your main weapon.

Lachmann-556

The Lachmann-556 is the gateway to the much better Lachman Sub (MP5), but its still a strong assault rifle. However, it''s a difficult weapon to get, as you''ll need to make a new class, equip an Expedite rifle, and then equip the Overkill perk. This should make the Lachmann-556 more effective in your second weapon slot.

If you use a weapon on the M4 frame in your first slot, the Lachmann-556 is a fantastic choice.

Kastov-74U

The Kastov-74U is a versatile weapon that has the power of an assault rifle and the sharp speed of an SMG. However, the Kastov-74U is a must-have weapon for maneuvering and firing speed, although it provides an improved fire rate and reduced recoil control, so we recommend opting for the classic M4. in most situations.

TAQ-56

The TAQ-56 is the final assault rifle that you can unlock in the Modern Warfare 2 beta, and it does not quite seem worth the effort at this stage. While it is a formidable weapon that can perform plenty of damage, it does so with a lower fire rate and less control than the M4 or Lachmann-556.

The TAQ-56 isn''t capable to hold its own in the current meta, where speed is king. However, the TAQ-56 is definitely one to watch, considering it is poised to steal the show once Modern Warfare 2 is released, and there are many additional attachments to play with.

Lockwood MK2

The Lockwood MK2 is the first Marksman Rifle on our list, but the standard comparison is the Signal 50 from above. It isn''t exactly cohesive to the current meta, making it a strong secondary when you need to get a spot of sniping, but it is a bad principal weapon for Modern Warfare 2''s fast multiplayer.

The Lockwood MK2 has a similar fire rate to the Signal 50, but it has much lower damage, range, and accuracy. This makes it easier to control and maneuver, but their slow flow suggests that recoil should rarely be a problem for the Lockwood or the Signal. We''d rather stick with the Signal 50 rather than using the Lockwood, as it will result in a one-hit death more consistently.

556 Icarus

The 556 Icarus, which is certainly not one of the best armor in Modern Warfare 2, but the best LMG available in the beta, will be limited. Despite its incredible strength, the 556 Icarus is able to maintain power at a distance, but it will be difficult to land those shots.

If youre willing to stick it through some hectic recoil while sanding to unlock attachments that will boost its control, we would suggest opting for one of the other weapons listed above.

Rapp H

The Rapp H takes on a similar role than the 556 Icarus, which requires greater flexibility and mobility, as long as it stays ahead of the game''s incredibly fast-paced slaughterhouse. However, the Rapp H will not be able to compete with more powerful assault rifles and SMGs.

M16

Many people who opt to use the 556 Icarus will most likely do so to unlock the M16, but it isn''t worth the effort. The M16 fires in a three-round burst that is far too weak and difficult to control, meaning you will fail to kill the enemy unless you can land a headshot on the final shot. We''ve doubted that you''ll get another chance, as the current M4 and MP5 meta will cut you down with speed before you even get

LMS

The LMS is the weakest of the Marksman Rifles. It''s advantage is that it doesn''t match the FTAC semi-auto power, and it isn''t capable to get one-hit kills like the Lockwood or the Signal 50.

Surprisingly, the LMS is stronger on recoil control, mobility, handling, and accuracy than the Lockwood MK2. That makes the LMS the worst of the bunch and worthwhile to avoid in its current condition.

Lachmann-762

The Lachmann-762 is a powerful battle rifle, similar to the FTAC Recon, but it has a few key weaknesses. It has better recoil control, mobility, handling, and damage compared to the FTAC, with the benefits of a slightly longer range, higher fire rate, and a bigger magazine.

The major difference to consider here is that the Lachmann-762 base model has a 20-round magazine, similar to that of the FTAC, but the FTAC is generally shorter and less difficult to control, thus the FTAC should hit more consistently.

Fennec 45

The Fennec 45 is another weapon that does not imply damage, range, accuracy, recoil control, and mobility when it comes to the Lachmann Sub. It also unlocks quite late at level 25, so you''ll likely have settled into the Lachmann Sub long before you gain access to this inferior weapon.

While the FFS Hurricane has plenty of stat decreases, especially in recoil control and mobility, it does offer a significant tradeoff that makes it better than the Fennec. That''s the 50-round magazine, which is outperform the Fennec''s 30-round mag. With the Lachmann Sub offering speed and the Hurricane offering power, the Fennec isn''t worth using in the current meta.

Sakin MG38

The Sakin MG38 is incredibly powerful and capable of defeating enemies with ease if you can shoot them before the next beta weekend or the complete launch, but the Sakin simply isn''t worth using in the current meta. Stick to the M4 or Lachmann Sub for now. It''s no longer a problem.

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