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Modern Warfare 2 Best Weapon Tier List

With the release of Modern Warfare 2, COD players are curious about the best weapons. Here is the MW2 guns tier list.
Modern Warfare 2 Best Weapon Tier List

With a successful launch week of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, it is safe to say the game reached all the expectations around it. Not only the Campaign mode, which was pre-released for the players who pre-ordered the game, commended the story but the Multiplayer mode, with the launch of the game, also got a great response throughout the community.

The game is going through the pre-season phase, meaning there will be loads of new content we can expect soon. Players are currently focused on grinding the Weapon Camos and leveling up their weapons. Currently, there are a total of 51 weapons in the game. If you are wondering which is the best gun in the game, keep reading, and we will tell you.

Before we start with our Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Best Weapon Tier List, it is essential to know that the meta of the game changes from time to time. The meta changes happen due to various factors, including new weapons, balance changes, and more. Well, these are the best weapons you can use in MW2 pre-season.

Update on 21 November 2022: We've updated this article with the latest Modern Warfare 2 meta information to provide you with a Tier list featuring the best weapons.

Best Weapon Tier List in COD Modern Warfare 2

COD Modern Warfare 2 best guns weapons tier list ranked
We rank all the Modern Warfare 2 weapons/guns from best to worst. (Picture: Activision)

The following tier list will be categorized into S-Tier, A-Tier, B-Tier, and  C-Tier. Here is the complete Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 guns tier list.

S-Tier Guns in MW2

COD Modern Warfare 2 best guns weapons tier list ranked
FSS Hurricane is the current "Meta" Weapon. (Picture: Activision)

S-Tier implies that these are the best weapons you can use in the game. Leveling up these weapons as soon as possible helps you dominate the battlefield.

  • FSS Hurricane
  • M4
  • Lachmann Sub
  • Expedite 12

A-Tier Guns in MW2

COD Modern Warfare 2 best guns weapons tier list ranked
Kastov 762 is based on the AK series. (Picture: Activision)

The weapons categorized under A-Tier are near to perfect, capable enough to give a tough fight on the battlefield, and easy to use by low-skilled and high-skilled players.

  • Kastov 762
  • TAQ-56
  • SP-R 208
  • VEL 46
  • MCPR-300
  • LM-S Marksman

B-Tier Guns in MW2

COD Modern Warfare 2 best guns weapons tier list ranked
Signal 50 can be seen as one of the favorites among the new players. (Picture: Activision)

Guns under this category can be used, but they are not one of the best weapons in the game. These weapons are fun to play with sometimes, but they aren’t fun enough after a few games.

  • PDSW 528
  • Lockwood 300 
  • SA-B 50
  • Signal 50
  • LA-B 330
  • STB-556
  • Lachmann-556
  • Kastov 74-U
  • TAQ-V
  • RAPP H LMG
  • Sakin MG38 LMG
  • Fennec 45
  • BAS-P
  • Lockwood MK2 Marksman
  • RPK
  • M13B
  • SO-14
  • Vaznev-9K
  • RAAL MG
  • HCR 56
  • EBR-14,
  • SA-B 50
  • Victus XMR
  • LA-B 330
  • SP-X 80

C-Tier Guns in MW2

COD Modern Warfare 2 best guns weapons tier list ranked
M16 is one of the most popular ARs in the Call of Duty Series. (Picture: Activision)

Weapons in C-Tier can be tagged as ‘worst among the others’ although these weapons are fun to use if you like challenges the guns in the C-Tier are tough to level up as they can be easily overpowered against the S, A, and B Tier weapons.

  • M16
  • FTAC Recon
  • 556 Icarus
  • Lachmann 762
  • X13 Auto Handgun 
  • X12 Handgun
  • PILA Launcher
  • JOKR Launcher
  • MX9
  • Veznev-9
  • Minibak,
  • Bryson 800
  • Kastov 545
  • SP-R 800
  • TAQ-M
  • SO-14

These are all the 51 weapons ranked on the MW2 weapon tier list. We will keep updating this page as the game experiences meta shifts.


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Featured image courtesy of Activision.