Best Weapons in Modern Warfare 2


The Top Ten


Clearly best gun in the game, only flaw is ammo but scavenger or extended mags can remove that flaw leaving the scar unbeatable, regardless range its recoil is almost 0%, the acr compared to scar is pretty good, its just the acr has low damage and takes too long to kill, especially medium-short range

When I was playing on Multiplayer, I always used the AK47 and I only got 2-6 kills a round. Someone at my school said that the Scar-H is the best gun so I tried it out myself and now I'm getting a whole lot more kills, the only bad thing about this gun is that it has only 60 bullets total. Overall, this gun has a very low recoil and a lot of damage to players. I would prefer extended mags or scavenger if I were going to use it though.

Tied with the TAR-21 for damage but more accurate and unlocked earlier in the game, very powerful rifle in the right hands


1. Bullets do damage equal to sniper rifles (more than most assault rifles)
2. Accurate despite having high stoppung power
3. Full-Auto
4. Long Range (sorta)

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Best gun in the game in my opinion. Extremely accurate, very rapid, easy to kill with. The only thing that could make it better is more damage

Although the ACR has relatively low damage, the incredibly low recoil will ensure that more shots will hit, allowing very quick kills. Its recoil is so low, it fact, that it can easily be fired full-auto at long range and still hit with most of the rounds. It is extremely reliable and is useful in just about every possible in-game scenario.

Awesome gun, has great accuracy, easy to fire, and has great range. The only problem is its for people who are a very high level, but that shows haw good it is.

Best gun in every call of duty. Mostly because of the great accuracy and very low recoil, which can be more critical than damage at times. With stopping power this gun can't be compared to any other assault rifle.

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3 Intervention

Nothing beats the thrill of a one shot one kill, or a good trick shot!
Plus, sniping with an intervention is for pros. Barrettes are for noobs. - ObviouslyG

I love owning people with this gun. I quick scope, no scope, and hard scope all round best - anthony777

Quick scope, hard scope, jump scope, switch scope, any scope this gun is very well able of doing its 1 shot kill 82 percent of the time 96 with FMJ's and is a very well rounded gun with a close range secondary this can be nuke capable as I've proved 20 or so times

This gun is for beginners and the best. Nice to start aiming from a distance in the beginning and awesome to run around and quickscope later on. This is a skill weapon. To master it, you really need to put some hours in it.

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4 AK-47

This is by far the Best gun I have ever used in the history of video games. I know that the fire rate is really cheesy, but the damage it does is wicked. The not I can understand the scar being the best, but the car? Seriously? I I just can't understand that.

Even though the russains made this baby in the 70's it still rocks everyone's socks. MW2 would not be the same with out this gun. And if you put silencer and red dot with stopping power and commando this will be a monster.

The best weapon... This gun is a great gun and it makes me don't wanna prestige. I love everything about this gun! However I have to say that the Silence reduces too much range.

Best gun ever

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5 UMP45

The weapon has high firing rate. It also has one of the best iron sights and has the best accuracy and damage possible. It also very powerful and can damage enemies at any distance. Also can be handled easily.

UMP45 is the best all-round gun in the game. It's unlocked early and it owns at close range, and still has good damage at long.

My favorite weapon, very powerful with low recoil. Is also good with silencer. - DeadlyKhan

This is the best gun because I used to get only 2 kills a game and now with this gun I get 30 kills! OK.

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6 SPAS-12

Long range, One shot kill at any range... There is no better lie than this..

SPAS-12 is really a cool weapon to use, but it is a shotgun and it can hardly be called a long range gun or a one kill weapon at "any range" but like most shotguns it does kills in one shot at close range. (but not always)

If you are looking for Shotguns my best suggestion would be "STRIKER" more bullets per mag and Better rate of fire making perfect for room clearing close combats.. !

Sprays hard, long range, pump action but fast shooting, lots o ammo, and one shot kill at any range, beast gun and its secondary. All the things that my penis has

The SPAS is a all-around good gun for sure the best shotgun in the game.

Almost as good as the M1014, not as good range or damage, but it's good for people who are just starting the game.

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7 Famas

How is this not THE BEST weapon! It easily is the strongest, most efficient assault rifle. I must admit, you actually have to be good at aiming to use the gun which most Call of Duty players aren't. That's why everyone calls it a "noob gun", because they get ripped on by it yet can't use it themselves. Sub Machine guns are noob weapons.

It's a beast. You need some skill to use the bursts and aim quickly. When used properly, this lovely looking gun kills faster (and over longer range) than scar, tar, acr, ump, etc.

Another three round burst gun basically the same as the M16A4. Best attchment anything really but red dot owns. - KnowItAll

I really think the FAMAS is the best weapon in Modern Warfare 2. It can 1 burst across the map with stopping power, it is extremely accurate, and it kills super fast.

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If you master it, its the only weapon the is great at short, medium and long range. Its great with a silencer and fmj because its the only weapon the suffers very little from the use of a silencer.

Two hit kill w/ stopping power. Be sure NOT to use silencer because it really sucks. If you have a decent trigger finger or mod you should be able to do very good with this gun. Best attachment holographic, red dot, or extended mags. Its shotgun attachment can really rape on hardcore as it can shoot the farthest of any shotgun. - KnowItAll

so frexin powerful I love this gun like I kill so much people with this - ballaboi17

My dad doesn't like this gun, but I do. (Sorry Dad)
This gun lacks in fire rate, but makes that up in the other attributes.

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9 TAR-21

The Tar-21 is a brilliant gun for long, medium and short range. The damage is superb and people who say tat it has bad recoil it doesn't really matter because once youve got the aim on your enemy they'll be dead in a sec. Plus it's iron sightsare great which is a good advantage!

it does the most damage per second so anyone who doesn't pick the tar is mathematically wrong. not to mention is does the same damage as the scar but has a longer clip. it also has the mars scope for better accuracy and with silencer there is very little recoil

This is my favorite gun in the game but not the best. It's very accurate, has the most damage per second, and looks cool haha. The Tar just owns in every aspect and I've gotten over 20 nukes with just this gun in one night. Best attachment is holo sights, FMJ, and silencer. - KnowItAll

The Tar kills in 2-3 shots and even though it says it has the same damage output as the Scar, it is quite superior if you can manage your recoil. This is my Go-to weapon and I believe next to the Ump45 this is the best gun in the game. Hands Down.

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10 Barret .50cal

1 This Gun Is U.S. Army Weapon too! Its U.S. infactory Soliders only too! by the Military Police too! - Guns

the barret is amazing one shot one kill add me on ps3 staber2009

barret rips mofo's up with a thermal and FMJ

Good for starter snipers or nac-swaps

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The Contenders

11 M93 Raffica

This gun I owe about 50K kills, I use this gun with AKIMBO's more than any gun it is so extremely difficult to get the draw on in close-mid range combat that not even old models can touch it, In my mind number two but I'm a good critic so I'll stick to the rating rules

PRO: Pretty strong, extremely fast reload and very low recoil.
CON: Bad iron sight, low magazine size and 3 round burst.
OVERALL: 8.4/10 - decorulez97

This Weapon is that what the mp9 in mw3 is it's a ptimary weapon but in the secondary slot.. The iron sight is a pistol iron sight and I really enjoy that it is an m16a4 but in compact.
Really love the m9 series

12 RPD

RPD= extreme power and perfect accuracy if fired similiar to the FAL. Hip fire mows down enemies like a shotgun with steady aim perk. Great gun to shoot through walls with. Shoots through cement blocks with fmj added. single shot kill in hardcore. Thermal scope is near perfect after a little practice and technique.

It's simply the best. Bursting this gun makes it a true winner. A 2 hit kill at all ranges with SP, best iron sight in the game, 100 round clip and it looks cool. The RPD is a winner.

Killer gun for mowing lots of foes! I Great open sights. With just a gip its beast.

2nd best weapon

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13 M16-A4

With stopping power and ninja you're fast and powerful enough to take down opponents at close range, if you can get your burst on target. People criticise the burst weapons as noon guns but they require a lot of skill because of the delay between bursts. But if you can use this well and couple it with a good shotgun secondary, you're tough to take down

This gun is awesome on Wasteland Map with stopping power, red dot and silencer. Camp just in front of machine gun pit and take down those suckers at distance and mid range. Usually get at highest kill / death ration on this map if not win.

M16A4 with Grenade launcher, heartbeat sensor
Striker with red dot site, grip
Bling pro
Stopping power pro (or any, I usually just use this)
Commando pro
I don't even need to use the nuke, my average is 35/2 in a game

There is a good reason why the US troops rock around the world. This is a cool gun, and remember it tracks back its history to M1 Grand and M1 carbines of WW2...

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If this was a assault riffle it would be number one, I think it should be but its not mot choice any gun with perfect accuracy and two shot kill is godly in my mind

With lightweight, this is unstoppable, its a complete monster, can call anything and anyone and has exceptional range

This gun is a 2 shot kill at any range, has very low kick, and a decent fire rate. Has to be the best gun in the game.

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15 M4 Carbine

this gun is the first you get and is easy to get good with. even without slate of hand on this still does not take long to reload. I use Red dot all though the iron sights rock.
perks I use slate of hand pro, hard line pro (because there is no need for stopping power) ninja pro because I can sneak in and kill and heart beat sensors are the stupidest thing in the game so I don't like getting killed by them.

Hands down best gun in the whole Call of Duty franchise very early unlock low recoil superb range and great damage top any gun in the game the scar doesn't have enough bullets per clip and the acr doesn't have enough damage best gun in Call of Duty history

For all the people who use the acr, use probably haven't tried the m4a1. It has the 3rd best accuracy next to acr and the famas. The m4 is a lot faster than the acr but the acr has a slight difference of accuracy. The m4a1 rocks in mw2.

Best weapon.

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16 Mini-Uzi

Way too many people overlook this gun and it is one of my favorites because of its overall usability its fire rate = with damage with moderate accuracy is fairly simple to use yet so deadly

The Mini Uzi has high rate of fire and has the fastest raise time after sprinting out of all SMGs making it one of the best weapons

17 44-Magnum

Tac-Knife is probably the best on this

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18 USP.45

Guys, you'll drop anyone with this little beauty. Quick as hell on the trigger and low recoil. Half decent aiming and YOU WILL DESTROY. Like, you could snipe with this thing if you put a scope on it. Put me in a fight with the best Call of Duty player with ACR and give me the USP, erry time I win. This gun doesn't even need your number one spot, 'cause it know's y'all is ignant, 'cause the USP is your answer to everything! Zombie apocalypse? USP! Terrorist threat? USP. Hey baby, can you give me the good lovin'? Hell yeah, 'CAUSE I GOT MY damn USP!

It is awesome in the right hands. I get like half my kills every game with it

19 MP5K

Possibly the most satisfying gun to use. You might think you're cool with your broken ump setup, but you're nothing to the goldeneye-style akimbo MP5K

To me it is OP, when I use this gun, I wI'll get 50+ kill and sometimes 100+ killz.

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20 Nuke

Basically kills everyone on the map, very good weapon.

This thing is good to use but that does not mean you can call it in anytime you want you must be vary skilled in combat. Ends the game when you use it. Hard to get the killstreeks

Nukes suck, never use them

They do suck baceause they end the game

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