Modern Warfare 2 Tier List – All Guns Ranked

By Glen Fox |


Not sure who to form a party out of? Our Modern Warfare 2 tier list is here to help you. In this guide, we rank all of the characters from S tier to D tier, allowing you to waste no time in guessing which characters to use. What’s more, we’ll keep it updated alongside new character additions and balance patches. So, we recommend that you bookmark this page and check back often.

Modern Warfare 2 should need no introduction. It’s the latest entry in the massive Call of Duty series, and a direct follow-up to 2019’s Modern Warfare reboot. It continues the story in a brand new action-packed single player campaign, but lets face it – you play Call of Duty for the multiplayer. Fortunately, it has that in spades, with a number of different game modes to tackle.

You can learn more about it on the official site. If you’re looking for something new to play, check out our Darktide tier list, Divine Knockout tier list, and Fangs tier list.

Modern Warfare 2 Tier List

Last updated on March 27.

Now, we’ll go through our actual tier list, including an explanation of the tiers and some FAQs.

Tiers Explained

Before we move onto the tier list though, we thought we’d quickly explain what our tiers mean:

  • S Tier: These are the best weapons currently available in the game, and you should definitely aim to build a load out around them. They should also be the first choice to level up and unlock attachments for.
  • A Tier: Weapons in this tier require a bit of mastery to get the most out of, but are competitive with S tier if you manage to do so.
  • B Tier: These weapons can be good during the early phases of the game, or may require a specific load out to compete with. 
  • C Tier: The only real difference between C and D tier is that C tier weapons can occasionally have niche uses. They may be great at a particular game mode, or be exceptionally powerful early on.
  • D Tier: We don’t recommend using these weapons under any circumstance, unless you absolutely have to because you have nothing else. They underperform at all stages of the game, and in all game modes.

S Tier

The best weapons in the game. Create a load out for them and focus on levelling them up.

  • Fennec 45
  • Kastov 74u
  • Kastov 762
  • M4
  • RPK
  • SA-B 50

A Tier

Great weapons in their own right that might require a bit of mastery to compete with.

  • Basilisk
  • FTAC Recon
  • Kastov 74u
  • M13B
  • MCPR-300
  • SP-R 208
  • SP-X 80
  • Vaznev-9K

B Tier

These weapons are great during the beginning of the game, but you’ll want to swap them out later on.

  • BAS-P
  • Expedite 12
  • FSS Hurricane
  • Lachmann 556
  • Lachmann 762
  • Lachmann Sub
  • LMS
  • Lockwood MK2
  • M16
  • MX9
  • Rapp H
  • Signal 50
  • TAQ 56
  • Vel 46
  • Victus XMR

C Tier

These can fulfil niche roles, but are ultimately better off avoiding.

  • 556 Icarus
  • Bryson 800
  • Bryson 890
  • EBR-14
  • HCR 56
  • LA-B 330
  • Lockwood 300
  • PDSW-528
  • Sakin MG38
  • SO-14
  • TAQ-M
  • TAQ-V

D Tier

Skip these weapons completely.

  • There are no weapons in this tier.

Modern Warfare 2 Tier List FAQ

Now we’ll answer a bunch of questions you may have about Modern Warfare 2 or tier lists in general.

What Is A Tier List?

A tier list is a list of characters that you can unlock in a game – particularly a gacha game – ordered from best to worst. We rank from S tier to D tier, with S being best and D being worst.

The purpose of a tier list is to help you, the player, determine who the best characters to unlock are, so you can save time and money. Once you know who the best characters are, you can form a party out of them and ignore the others.

How Did We Pick Our Modern Warfare 2 Tier List?

We used a combination of the following factors when deciding on our Modern Warfare 2 tier list:

  • Personal experience
  • Community feedback
  • General consensus from other tier lists

However, it’s worth noting that tier lists are subjective by nature. This is based on our experience with the game, but yours may vary. So, we recommend that you take this with a pinch of salt and play [GAME NAME] for yourself.

How Often Do We Update Our Modern Warfare 2 Tier List?

We update this tier list regularly to ensure that it always follows the latest meta. Typically, you can expect an update around the following happenings:

  • A new weapon releases
  • Balance changes

There may be a small delay between the above two events as we’ll return to the game to check out the new character for ourselves, or to see how the balance patches have affected things.Our Modern Warfare 2 tier list ranks all of the weapons from S tier to D tier, including a description of tiers and an FAQ.

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