Best MK2 Carbine loadouts for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

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The MK2 Carbine is a unique weapon in the Call of Duty franchise. For players with a predilection for long-range, this weapon plays very differently than a standard sniper rifle.

MK2 Carbine is a lever-action marksman rifle that can be used for mid to long-range but doesn’t feel like the other marksman rifles available in the game. Generally, players will either love this weapon or hate it with no in-between. The rifle can deliver some devastating one-shot kills, but it is also known for awkward or nonsensical hit markers. This weapon has a low maximum ammo count, so having the Munitions Crate field upgrade is a must with this weapon. Sleight of Hand is also essential as reloading the MK2 is similar to reloading a pump-action shotgun. One round is loaded at a time, and you can fire mid-reload, but fully reloading takes a lot longer than with other weapons.

Here is a series of loadouts for the MK2 Carbine based on some of the different possible playstyles. While all of these are effective in-game, players should build and experiment with weapon builds to suit their playstyle. We strongly suggest experimenting with loadouts like these in a match against bots to find what works best for you.


  • Stock: FSS MK2 Sport Comb
  • Barrel: FSS 18.0″ Factory
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape
  • Weapon Perk: Sleight of Hand
  • Perk 1: Quick Fix
  • Perk 2: High-Alert
  • Perk 3: Battle Hardened
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade or C4
  • Tactical: Stim


  • Barrel: FSS 24.0″ Factory
  • Optic: Integral Hybrid Sight
  • Stock: FSS MK2 Precision Comb
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape
  • Weapon Perk: FMJ
  • Perk 1: E.O.D.
  • Perk 2: Hardline
  • Perk 3: Shrapnel
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Gas Grenade or Stim


  • Barrel: FSS 24.0″ Factory
  • Optic: Cronen C480 Pro Optic
  • Stock: FFS MK2 Sport Comb
  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Weapon Perk: Sleight of Hand
  • Perk 1: Cold-Blooded
  • Perk 2: Ghost
  • Perk 3: Tracker
  • Lethal: C4
  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor or Stim


  • Barrel: FSS 24.0″ Factory
  • Optic: Integral Hybrid Sight
  • Stock: FSS MK2 Sport Comb
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape
  • Weapon Perk: Sleight of Hand
  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Ghost
  • Perk 3: Spotter
  • Lethal: Claymore
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade or Stim


  • Stock: MK2 Ultralight Hollow
  • Optic: Any Reflex Sight
  • Barrel: FSS 24.0″ Factory
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape
  • Weapon Perk: Sleight of Hand
  • Lethal: Frag or Thermite
  • Tactical: Stim or Flash
  • Perk 1: Double Time
  • Perk 2: Hardline
  • Perk 3: Shrapnel
  • Lethal: Throwing Knife or Molotov
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade or Stim