Fans are unhappy with how attachments work in Call of Duty MW2 with many believing that using guns with no attachments is the only viable option.

MW2’s Gunsmith feature allows players an unprecedented amount of control over their gun customization. It even goes as far as to allow players to tweak individual statistics with Weapon Tuning.

However, there has been outrage online over the disadvantages of using practically any attachment on any gun.

Of course, this isn’t the only issue that fans have taken umbrage with. In fact, fans have a laundry list of issues when it comes to everything wrong with MW2 multiplayer.

Why Are Fans Upset With Attachments in MW2?

Fans are disappointed that most attachments seem to significantly affect either your ADS (aim-down-sights) speed or your recoil control negatively.

Practically every attachment in MW2 comes with both a positive and negative effect. However, according to fans the negative effect almost always far outweighs the benefit.

This issue has caught the attention of prominent CoD YouTubers, TheXclusiveAce and P4wnyhof. They have highlighted this issue in their own videos while offering visual evidence to show how bad it can get.

Meanwhile, fans over on Reddit have also noticed this issue and are not happy. While the memes are always entertaining, many genuinely believe it is better to have no attachments at all.

However, they’ve not only picked up on the trade-off issue but also on the confusing and seemingly nonsensical attachment descriptions.

Are Attachments Useful in MW2 Multiplayer?

Attachments are somewhat useful in MW2 multiplayer, depending on what your preferences and priorities are as a player.

As they tend to negatively affect either your ADS (aim-down-sights) speed, aiming stability, or recoil control, using them may actually adversely affect your gameplay.

Considering how fast TTK is in MW2, having a slow ADS speed can be detrimental. However, if you’re using something with a high recoil anyway, then attachments that worsen ADS speed may still be worthwhile.

Of course, there are some guns that are better with having all 5 attachments equipped. In fact, this Lachmann Sub loadout is pretty much necessary if you want to get a lot of eliminations.

Should You Use Attachments in MW2 Multiplayer?

In some cases, using a handful of attachments in MW2 multiplayer is worthwhile. There are a few attachments that come with no negative effect at all, so using them is a no-brainer.

There are also attachments, such as scopes, which certain players will find particularly useful. If you’re the type of player that needs to use an optic, then the trade-off will be worthwhile.

Most of the time, it is a case of mixing and matching attachments to see which feel the best to you. You don’t have to have all 5 attachments equipped at once, and sometimes it is better to just use 2 or 3.

Every MW2 Attachment With No Cons

There are a number of attachments in MW2 that actually have no negative effects whatsoever. You should absolutely equip these as they’ll only improve your gun.

Here are all the attachments that currently have no negative effects:


Some lasers will appear to others when either aiming down sights or hip firing. While this doesn’t adversely affect your stats, some may wish to choose a laser without this feature.

  • 1MW Laser Box
  • SZ 1MW PEQ
  • Schlager PEQ Box IV
  • Corio Laz-44 V3
  • FSS OLE-V Laser
  • STOVL DR Laser Box
  • Corbus PEQ Beam-5
  • FTAC Grimline Laser
  • Luminate-44
  • DXS Flash 90
  • Series 710 Pistol Laser
  • FJX DIOD-70
  • XTEN Sidearm-L400
  • 1MW Pistol Laser
  • DZM-1000 L
  • FTAC Vortex 200
  • Basilisk Grip Laser
  • Corvus LZR-790
the 1MW Laser Box on a TAQ-56 in MW2


  • FSS Sharkfin 90
  • TV Wrecker Grip
  • Sakin Side Grip

Some of these will require you to unlock them first, so it’s definitely worth checking out the fastest way to level up your guns in MW2.

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