Modern Warfare 2 Gunsmith
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If there’s anything that the Call of Duty games are known for, it’s their fantastic arsenals of weapons, giving players free range of some heavy firepower. And Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is no different, offering possibly the best guns of the bunch so far. This time around, not only do many of the guns already feel great from the Beta alone but also seem the most realistic players have ever seen from the franchise.

Today, we’re going to look at a tier-list of the best weapons that you can use in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 right now. Of course, as the game is currently in Beta, there are sure to be more guns added to the game at launch. These are simply the best ones you can use currently. So, without further delay, let’s jump into the list!

Best Guns in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2: Weapons Tier List

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Our tier-list ranges from the worst, D-tier, and goes straight to the top, S-tier. It’s important to note that there are a lot of guns here and while we may not have liked others as much, that doesn’t mean you won’t. So try what you want and see how they feel. Though, the D-tier guns really aren’t worth your time at all.


These are the best weapons in the game and will serve you well even without attachments.

  • M4 (assault rifle)
  • FSS Hurricane (submachine gun)
  • M16 (assault rifle)
  • Lachmann Sub (submachine gun)


These weapons are close to perfection, also offering something worth trying.

  • Expedite 12 (shotgun)
  • Signal 50 (sniper rifle)
  • Lachmann-556 (assault rifle)
  • Kastov 740 (assault rifle)
  • FTAC Recon (battle rifle)
  • X12 (handgun)


These weapons are alright and will most definitely get the job done.

  • Fennec 45 (submachine gun)
  • TAQ-56 (assault rifle)
  • 556 Icarus (light machine gun)
  • RAPP H (light machine gun)
  • Lockwood MK2 (marksman rifle)
  • X13 auto (handgun)
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These weapons really aren’t worth your time as they’re not very good, though not terrible.

  • Lachmann-762 (battle rifle)
  • Sakin MG38 (light machine gun)
  • LM-S (marksman rifle)


These weapons should be avoided at all costs.

  • PILA (launcher)
  • JOKR (launcher)

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Leaked weapons

These are the weapons that have been found within Modern Warfare 2’s game files by witty players. It’s unclear as to whether these are their own guns or variants of other weapons that can be unlocked.

  • Bryson 800
  • STG A3
  • Lockwood 725
  • Revive Pistol
  • AX-50
  • .50 GS
  • PSDW 50
  • Sakin 9
  • RPG-7
  • Strela-P
  • LMP
  • Bruen Mk9

That’s our tier-list of all the guns in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2! Be sure to check out the guns for yourself in the Open Beta and even more when the game fully releases on October 28!


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