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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

After a successful launch back in November 2022, it's safe to say Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has reached all the expectations around it and continues to grow.

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 Season 3.

Update on 1 June 2023: 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

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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

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The M4 has snuck its way into the S-Tier. (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.

  • TAQ-56
  • M4
  • Vaznev-9K
  • ISO Hemlock
  • SP-R 208
  • Fennec 45
  • Kastov 762
  • Kastov-74U
  • SA-B 50

A-Tier Guns in MW2

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The Chimera continues to hold a strong place in the current meta. (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.

  • Cronen Squall
  • FJX Imperium
  • BAS-P
  • KV Broadside
  • Lachmann Sub
  • HCR 56
  • SP-X 80
  • PDSW 528
  • Lachmann-556
  • VEL 46
  • M13B
  • Chimera
  • Minibak
  • FSS Hurricane
  • STB 556
  • MX9
  • Kastov 545
  • RPK
  • Signal 50

B-Tier Guns in MW2

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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.

  • FTAC Siege
  • FTAC Recon
  • GS Magna
  • .50 GS
  • Tempus Torrent
  • M16
  • MCPR-300
  • Lockwood MK2
  • SO-14
  • P890
  • Basilisk
  • TAQ-M
  • TAQ-V
  • X12
  • Victus XMR
  • Rapp H
  • LA-B 330
  • LM-S
  • Raal MG
  • x13 Auto
  • Lachmann-762
  • EBR-14
  • Sakin MG38
  • 556 Icarus
  • Combat Knife
  • Dual Kodachis

C-Tier Guns in MW2

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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.

  • Bryson 800
  • Bryson 890
  • Expedite 12
  • Lockwood 300
  • Crossbow
  • RPG-7
  • Riot Shield
  • JOKR
  • Strela-P
  • PILA

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


For more Call of Duty news, be sure to check out our dedicated section or some of our MW2 Guides & Tutorials below:

Modern Warfare 2 Guides - Jack Links Skin Unlock All Operators Check Server Status Get Twitch Drops Post-Credit Scene Explained Unlock Gold Camo Get Burger Town Operator MGB Nuke Unlock Every Weapon All KillstreaksSafe Code Locations | Check KD Ratio | XP Farm Trick | Chopper Gun Glitch | Weapon Tuning | Change Name Color | Hardcore Tier 1 Mode Turn Off Crossplay | Steam Deck | Raid: Atomgrad | How To Play "Support A Team" | Unlock Orion Camo | Aim Assist Settings

Modern Warfare 2 Fixes & Issues- Best NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Dev Error 6036 MW2 Missing Items Unlimited Tactical Sprint Bug Stuck On Installing Bug Display Name Not Allowed Bug | Gold Camo Not Unlocking | Voice Chat Not Working| Display FPS Counter

Best Modern Warfare 2 Loadouts -  Best Weapon Tier List | M4 Loadout PDSW 528 Loadout | TAQ-V Loadout | M4 Loadout | Fennec 45 | No Recoil M4 Loadout | SA-B 50 Loadout | Kastov-74U Loadout