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Best Kastov-74u loadout in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

The beast returns.

If you played the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II beta, you know how powerful the Kastov-74u can be; only now we can outfit it with a suite of attachments and a loadout that complements its multitude of strengths. The other big difference is in how many other great Assault Rifle-class weapons are in the game, so the best 74u setup needs to make the gun a beast at close and medium range. The loadout presented here aims to create an all-purpose variant of the Kastov-74u that you can use to build more specialized setups as you please.

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Best Kastov-74u attachments

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You can make the Kastov-74u a close-range monster or an excellent weapon for less mobile but deadly playstyles. Our main goal is to control its recoil and extend its range while adding some hip fire accuracy for those desperate moments at point-blank range.

  • Muzzle: Echoless-80 for bullet velocity, damage range, recoil smoothness, and sound suppression. There are few reasons not to use this suppressor, and though its ADS speed and aim stability reductions aren’t the best, the other benefits are too good to pass up.
  • Laser: 1MW Laser Box. The hip fire accuracy and hip recoil control here are great additions, and unlike most attachments in MWII, there are no downsides.
  • Optic: DF105 Reflex Sight. This sight provides a clear, easy-to-parse sight picture with a relatively small increase to your aim-down-sight time.
  • Magazine: 20 or 45 Round Mag. As odd as it seems, only having 20 rounds doesn’t hinder the Kastov-74u all that much, and the increase in your mobility and weapon speeds is a small price to pay. If you find yourself running out too often, the 45-round magazine will alleviate that issue, though expect to feel slightly more sluggish.
  • Underbarrel: Bruen Tilt Grip. As we’re hoping you won’t be walking too much with the Kastov-74u, the reduction in walking speed is a non-issue. Add in hip fire accuracy, recoil control, and aiming steadiness; this attachment is the complete package.

Best Kastov-74u loadout

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Beyond the attachments listed above, the loadout you equip alongside it should make you more effective in most situations. These recommendations should do just that.

  • Sidearm: Any pistol of your choice.
  • Tactical grenade: Flash grenade or Shock Stick. Flashes are better for 6v6 modes where you need quicker means of dealing with opponents, but the shock stick is also a great choice.
  • Lethal grenade: Frag or Drill Charge. Semtex might be easier to use, but the ability to choose precisely when your frag will go off is almost too good. The Drill Charge offers so much anti-camper utility, making it a great alternative in any setup.
  • Perk Package: Bomb Squad, Scavenger, Fast Hands or Hardline, Quick Fix, or Ghost. Bomb Squad and Scavenger will almost always be the two Base Perks we recommend, but the choice between Fast Hands and Hardline is entirely up to you. Quick-Fix gets you back in the fight much faster, but avoiding MWII’s constant UAV spam is also worthwhile.

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John Schutt is a contributing writer at Gamepur focusing on guides, particularly of the shooter and Souls-like variety. He is a fan of just about any RPG. John has been an active part of Game Journalism since 2010, and is determined to continue his journey on that path.