Best Modern Warfare 2 Weapons to Level Up for Warzone 2

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 is set to launch worldwide on Nov. 16, 2022.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 is set to launch worldwide on Nov. 16, 2022. / Activision

On Nov. 16, everything changes as Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 will officially go live with 55 weapons from Modern Warfare II available for use.

When it comes to Warzone, the recipe for custom loadout guns has remained relatively consistent throughout its lifespan — fast firing, extremely accurate, devastating stopping power and fantastic range.

Ahead of the launch of Warzone 2, here are the top-five Modern Warfare 2 weapons we expect to be elite in Al Mazrah off the rip.


Up first is a weapon that's a real dark horse to be meta on day one: the RAAL MG. As we've seen with the Bruen Mk9, MG 82, Bren, UGM-8 and Whitley, LMGs can really flourish in a battle-royale setting thanks to the added spacing. With the best TTK stats out of all of the LMGs in MW2 so far, the RAAL MG seems like it's primed to be the weapon to carry on that archetype into Warzone 2.

4. SP-R 208

For those who stuck with the Modern Warfare Kar-98k throughout the original Warzone, the SP-R 208 marksman rifle appears to be your new best friend for quickscoping.

3. Kastov-74u

Although we're less than a week into the MW2 era, it appears players have already found the best sniper support option for Warzone 2. Ultimately, with there also being the Kastov 762 and Vaznev-9K in the game, it is a bit of a headscratcher as to what role the Kastov-74u is supposed to fill. Well, at the moment, the Kastov-74u is an AR that plays like an SMG and is a two-shot kill up close.

2. Vaznev-9K

Although Modern Warfare 2 appears to already be a great title for SMG fans, with options like the VEL 46, Lachmann Sub and PDSW 528 to name a few, The Vaznev-9K seems to have established itself at the top of the class with its insane TTK, great mobility and easy recoil.

1. Kastov 762

It pains me to put three weapons in here from the same platform, but the Kastov 762 is going to be my pick as the best AR to use in Warzone 2. However, it was really close between this and the Lachmann-556. Think of the Kastov 762 as the CR-56 AMAX and the Lachmann-556 as the Kilo 141. Thanks to their supreme performance at longer ranges compared to the M4 and TAQ-56, I do think the Kastov 762 and Lachmann-556 will be the two most popular ARs early on in Warzone 2.

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