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Best Ranked Play Loadout in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Only for the skilled.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 features Ranked Play, a 4v4 multiplayer experience following the official rules and guidelines of the Call of Duty League. Players who are experienced and want to improve their skills further can venture into this mode to experience a tougher level of competition. To dive into Ranked Play, one must need to have the best loadout to be competitive. With that in mind, here are what we think is the best loadout for Ranked Play in Call of Duty: MW2.

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Best Primary Weapon Classes for MW2 Ranked Play

For Ranked Play, the weapon classes that will be the most beneficial are Assault Rifles, SMGs, and Sniper Rifles. Several weapons in these classes are banned by the official guidelines of the CDL, like the M4 and STB 556, so there are a lot fewer weapons to choose from. We’ve compiled the best weapons from these classes for Ranked Play.

Best Assault Rifle Loadout for MW2 Ranked Play

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  • Ammunition: 5.56 High Velocity
  • Barrel: 17.5” Tundra Pro Barrel
  • Rear Grip: Demo Cleanshot Grip
  • Stock: TV Xline Pro
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
  • Perk Package:
    • Base Perks: Double Time and Battle Hardened
    • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Secondary Weapon: X12

The TAQ-56 is currently the most commonly used and the best Assault Rifle in CDL. Its well-balanced stats, especially damage and accuracy, make it stand out among the CDL pros. This loadout will make the AR excel in all the modes for Ranked Play, especially in Search and Destroy, where you have to move around a lot. Its bullet velocity and recoil control also see improvements through the FTAC Castle Comp and Demo Cleanshot Grip.

The perk package is also beneficial for quick movement as seen with Double Time and Fast Hands.

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Best SMG Loadout for MW2 Ranked Play

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  • Barrel: SA Response III
  • Muzzle: Lockshot KT85
  • Rear Grip: True-Tac Grip
  • Stock: Otrezat Stock
  • Underbarrel: Phase-3 Grip
  • Perk Package:
    • Base Perks: Scavenger and Double Time
    • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Secondary Weapon: X12

The Vaznev-9K is the best SMG for those who want to meddle in Ranked Play and is the preferred choice for the CDL pros. With these attachments, the accuracy and recoil control see a massive boost and makes the weapon a standout. The SA Response III and True-Tac Grip especially are standout here. This loadout particularly excels in Control and Hardpoint.

The perk package includes Scavenger and Double Time as base perks and Fast Hands as the bonus perk, which is very lucrative for this SMG.

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Best Sniper Rifle Loadout for MW2 Ranked Play

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  • Ammunition: .300 High Velocity
  • Bolt: FSS ST87 Bolt
  • Muzzle: Cronen DM338
  • Rear Grip: Schlager Match Grip
  • Stock: Max DMR Precision
  • Perk Package:
    • Base Perks: Double time and Battle Hardened
    • Bonus Perk: Focus
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Secondary Weapon: X12

The sniper rifle you should go with in Ranked Play is the SP-X 80, as it is well-endowed in all the stats. The .300 High-Velocity rounds will seriously damage your opponents, while the Max DMR Precision and Schlager Match Grip will help in ADS mode and overall movement.

The perk package here includes Double Time and Battle Hardened as the base perks and Focus as the bonus perk. Focus is particularly useful here as it reduces flinch while in ADS mode and extends the Hold Breath duration.


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Samam Hasan is a freelance writer with a strong love for video games. He enjoys playing sim racing and RPG games in his free time along with the occasional FPS. When he’s not writing about or playing video games, you’ll find him watching classic Japanese and European movies or learning about medieval history.