Best M4 Loadout for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
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The M4 is Modern Warfare 2’s most powerful Assault Rifle, and this fully automatic is doing wonders in the MW2. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on creating the optimal loadout for the M4 in MW2.

The M4 is one of the most versatile weapons in the game. It’s based on the M4 platform that branches out to M16 Burst Fire AR, Icarus LMG, and FSS Hurricane. The weapon was also one of the best and most used weapons in MW (2019).

Carrying the legacy, M4 is still one of the most popular weapons in the recently released titles. It has the best damage over small to medium ranges with an outstanding fire rate. It can also be converted into a long-range beamer by using the proper attachments. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t use an M4 in MW2.

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How to unlock the M4 in MW2

The M4 is available from when players reach level 5 in CoD: MW2 for the first time, but that doesn’t ensure everything connected to the weapon is unlocked. To unlock some of the better attachments for the weapon, players will have to level up their rank with the M4 as players would with any other gun in Call of Duty games.

To rank up M4, spend time in MW2 with it equipped. While the M4 will always gain a constant flow of XP while equipped, players can speed up the process by using it to slay enemies, take down killstreaks, and complete objectives. And they will gain even more weapon XP for the M4 if they activate a weapon-oriented XP token before an MW2 match begins. 

Best M4 Loadout

  • Underbarrrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Barrel: Tempus Hightower 20″ Barrel
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
  • Magazine: 45-Round Mag
  • Rear Grip: XTEN Grip
  • Receiver: M4
M4 Loadout
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Best Equipment & Perks for M4 Loadout

  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Lethal: Semtex Grenade
  • Base Perk – 1: Tracker
  • Base Perk – 2: Battle Hardened
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Hardline

A flash grenade and semtex grenade are the best tactical and lethal for the loadout. The flash grenade is handy for checking areas, as it emits a hit marker when it explodes, blinding the affected player. Furthermore, the semtex grenade helps clear out tight map areas and objectives.

As for the reworked perk system, the base perks 1 and 2 are tracker and battle-hardened. The tracker perk highlights the enemies’ footsteps, and battle-hardened increases damage resistance to explosives in-game. On the other hand, the fast hands bonus perk increases the weapon switching and reload speed for better weapon handling.

Other Alternatives to the M4 in the Current Meta

Other alternatives to the M4 are Lachmann 556 (AR), Kastov 762 (AR), and Lachmann MP5 (SMG). Lachmann 556 is one of the most powerful guns in Modern Warfare 2’s current meta. As time progresses, more weapons will gain a stronger position in the meta.

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Tahmid Shihab Murshed is an FPS writer at GameRiv. Born with a knack for gaming, he has played all types of games out there. He has a heartfelt love for Call of Duty, and other shooter titles out there.