Here are the undisputed best weapons and their loadouts you need to use in the MW2 Beta this weekend.

The MW2 Beta is returning for its second weekend, this time opening up to players across all platforms. But whether you’re a PlayStation, Xbox, or PC fan, it’s important to know what guns are must-use weapons in the trial period.

We’ve done a deep dive into the PlayStation Beta, delved through the stats, and tested every available gun in order to find the best of the best.

If you’re returning to the Beta this weekend or diving in for the first time, here are the must-have loadouts to get the drop on your competition.

Best Loadouts for MW2 Beta


  • Muzzle: Echoline GS-X Suppressor
  • Barrel: Tempus Hightower 20″ Barrel
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
  • Stock: No Stock
  • Rear Grip: Phantom Grip

The M4 is the weapon that you’ll see most commonly in the MW2 Beta, because it’s the first one unlocked for all players. What’s more, those who bought the more expensive Vault edition of the game will be making full use of the new Cinder Vault cosmetics.

We wouldn’t say that the M4 is MW2’s best gun, but it’s a solid all-round pick. And thanks to the sheer customizability of the gun, you could build it in a number of ways.

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FSS Hurricane

  • Barrel: FSS-X7 Barrel
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
  • Stock: Ordnance Ravage-8
  • Rear Grip: Phantom Grip
FSS Hurricane in MW2

An incredible close-range option, the FSS Hurricane is perfect for those who like to stay on the move. With a low TTK and high maneuverability, the Hurricane is a must-have weapon.

Here’s how to unlock the FSS Hurricane in the MW2 Beta!

Lachmann Sub

Lachmann Sub (MP5) in MW2 Beta

Here’s how to unlock the Lachmann Sub and make its best loadout!

The Lachmann Sub (AKA the MP5) is our pick for the very best weapon in the MW2 Beta. This SMG has a special trick when it comes to unlocking it, but it’s the most powerful close-range fun with incredible speed in-game.


  • Muzzle: Sakin Tread-40 Comp
  • Optic: SZ Reflex
  • Stock: FT Mobile Stock
  • Rear Grip: LMK64 Grip
  • Underbarrel: DI-Grip 4.5
Best RAPP-H MW2 Loadout

The RAPP-H is the best LMG in the MW2 Beta so far. For those who enjoy a slower playstyle, this could be your best option.

You won’t be able to move with it like some of this list’s other options, but it hits hard and rarely needs a reload. What’s more, in this loadout, you’ll easily be able to lock down an area, with little recoil and high damage.

Once you’ve got your weapons prepared, don’t miss this new trick that makes slide canceling possible in MW2 despite the nerf!

Plus, you’ll want to make sure you’re running the best Modern Warfare 2 controller settings, regardless of your platform of choice.

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