What makes Modern Warfare 2 the best assault rifle? ARs are the bread and butter of most Call Of Duty games, and Infinity Ward knows this. With Modern Warfare 2, they''re providing players with four powerful and varied Assault Rifles to choose from while putting together their loadouts, and one of them is a strong contender for the best weapon in the game.
Below we''ll walk you through each of the Assault Rifles in Modern Warfare 2, and class them from the best to the worst, so you know when and when to unlock and upgrade over the next weekend.
What is the best Assault Rifle in Modern Warfare 2?
The M4 is a good Assault Rifle to use in Modern Warfare 2, which can handle damage, accuracy, and speed up in a familiar and easy to use package. Although it kicks upwards a bit more than its 2019 Modern Warfare equivalent, it is still quite straightforward to control, with a beast at a medium to close range.
Each Assault Rifle in Modern Warfare 2 is ranked from the top, starting with the M4 at the top, and progressing to the worst:
Each gun will be discussed in more detail, exposing each AR''s strengths and weaknesses, and why it deserves its place in the above tier list.
The M4 is one of the most popular guns in the Call of Duty series, and it has now returned in great form for Modern Warfare 2 as a reliable, powerful, and precise weapon capable of dealing with the medium and large range depending on the attachments you add. However, it may take you a few matches to get used to the slightly larger recoil if you''re still familiar with the previous M4, but it is still clear enough that you may justify placing attachments in other areas than recoil control if
Overall the time-to-kill of the M4 is very limited, and the ease with which you can land quick sprays and drop enemies is ultimately why this pistol is now the best Assault Rifle in Modern Warfare 2. Check out our Modern Warfare M4 loadout guide for more information.
The Lachman-556 makes a difference in the AR category because of its low recoil and increased effective range, which makes it ideal for long-sighted sightlines without going the whole hog and swapping your Assault Rifle out for a semi-auto pistol.
The downside is that it does not give quite the same punch as the M4. It''s a slight disadvantage for an otherwise fantastic pistol, but it''s still enough to knock it down into second place.
With its light frame and excellent handling speeds, the Kastov-74U is the opposite end of the Lachmann-556 speed-accuracy spectrum. It is a great choice for running-and-gunning if you want to get less shots to kill an enemy that would be used with the best SMG in Modern Warfare 2, but you will have to deal with some strong recoil and a lower fire rate.
Even in the Kastov-74U''s ideal situation, it''s a difficult call as to whether it might defeat an equal-skill player using an M4. That''s why it ranks lower on our list, despite being a formidable and intriguing Assault Rifle option.
The TAQ-56 is the most powerful and hardest-hitting Assault Rifle of the lot, which might well appeal to old Oden from Modern Warfare 2019. It takes fewer shots with a TAQ-56 to kill an enemy player, but it''s harder to get those shots thanks to the gun''s high recoil and poor fire rate.
When shots land, it''s nice to see them landing kills and earning Killstreaks, but you''re probably better off using a faster Assault Rifle.
In Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, our tier list of the best and worst Assault Rifles has given you a clearer idea of the current gun meta before entering the beta. Also, check out our Modern Warfare 2 best guns guide. We also have a list of the best Perks in Modern Warfare 2 to help you complete your ideal Assault Rifle loadout.