The first season of Modern Warfare 2 Reloaded is coming to an end, and now is the perfect time to look at which weapons have increased in popularity. Here are the top ten most popular weapons in Modern Warfare 2, as of January 24.
After the developers announced a minor delay, Modern Warfare 2 Season 2 is set to arrive on February 15th. Players will have more time to test out the over 50 weapons in Modern Warfare 2.
Before the Season 2 update changes the Modern Warfare 2 meta with new weapons, we'll take a look at the most popular weapons in the game. These are usually not only powerful, but also simple to use, which makes them difficult to ignore in Modern Warfare 2.
Modern Warfare 2's most popular guns
The Warzone statistics website wzranked also collects Modern Warfare 2 data, and by analyzing it we can determine which weapons are the most popular in the game.
The 10 most popular weapons in Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 Reloaded are shown below.
Kastov 762 – 2.5 percent
The Kastov 762 does not make it down this list due to its powerful and steady range. Modern Warfare 2 Assault Rifle options are fantastic, and a 2.5% pick rate is nothing to be ashamed of.
The Kastov 762 is a laser beam of an AR that is ideal for holding down lanes in Hardpoint or Domination.
9.Signal 50 – 2.7 % – The most popular Sniper Rifle in MW2
With a 2.7 percent pick rate, the Signal 50 is technically the most popular Sniper Rifle in Modern Warfare 2. However, two Marksman Rifles are not the exception in terms of popularity and although they are classified as such, they are mostly used as Sniper Rifles.
The good news is that the Signal 50 outperforms both of the heavier Marksman Rifles. It's a semi-automatic heavy Sniper that does a ton of damage. It's not as quick as some other weapons, but its popularity stems from its ability to hold positions.
8.Lachmann Sub – 2.9%
The Lachmann Sub is similar to the iconic MP5 that is one of the most famous Call of Duty weapons. It is therefore no surprise to see it take the eighth spot with a 2.9 percent pick rate.
As players spent more time with the Lachmann Sub, they realized that some weapons outclassed it. Despite its merits, it remains a lightning-quick option with excellent damage range in Modern Warfare 2.
7.M4 – 3.2 percent
The M4's 3.2 percent pick rate is a tie-in with the next weapon on this list. It can be regarded as the finest of the rest and has been a popular fan since the release of Modern Warfare 2.
Modern Warfare 2's M4 is the pinnacle of versatility and balance. It has the capability to be quick and clean in close quarters, as well as the durability and power to shoot targets at long range.
Fennec 45 – 3.2 percent
The Fennec 45 SMG has been the undisputed number one SMG option in Modern Warfare 2.
Modern Warfare 2 has enticed players to upgrade their weapons, and its 3.2% pick rate shows that some remain loyal after the grind. It kills extremely swiftly, but it's not without a nasty recoil pattern that will require expert handling.
5.SP-R 208 – 5.2 percent
The SP-R 208 is the first of two Marksman Rifles to appear on the list, ranking among the top five most popular weapons in Modern Warfare 2 with a 5.2 percent pick rate.
It's one of the first weapons that players unlock at level 7, increasing its popularity, and it's certainly rewarding to finish a few kills in quick succession with the SP-R 208.
SA-B 50 – 6.1 percent – The most popular Marksman rifle in MW2.
The SA-B 50 is the follow-up to the SP-R 208 in Modern Warfare 2. Players who gravitate to Sniper Rifles are enthralled.
The SA-B 50 has amazing speed and maneuverability, but also incredible precision, which sets it apart from the SP-R 208.
8.4% increase in Kastov-74u
At the start of Modern Warfare 2, the Kastov-74u was so powerful it was banned from the CDL. Despite it not appearing in CDL matches, the Kastov-74u remains one of the most popular weapons in the game with a pick rate of 8.4%.
The jump in popularity from fourth to third is reflected in how dominant the top three weapons are in Modern Warfare 2.
The Kastov-74u is best used as an assault rifle, owing to its extremely fast TTK and fast speed. Its toughness makes it difficult to deal with in close quarters.
Vanzev-9k – 9.4% – The most popular SMG in MW2
The Vaznev 9-k is another weapon that dominates close-range gunfights in Modern Warfare 2. However, experienced players may also use it to dominate medium-range gunfights. This surprising versatility makes it difficult to ignore and with a 9.4% pick rate, only one weapon has it overthrown in terms of popularity.
The Vaznev is currently the CDL's meta SMG weapon. Therefore, it should continue to dominate Modern Warfare 2's Ranked Play mode.
TAQ-56 – 10.1% – Most popular weapon in MW2.
Modern Warfare 2's most popular weapon, the TAQ-56, has a remarkable 10.1% pick rate. The Assault Rifle, inspired by the classic Scar, is not going anywhere in Season 2.
The TAQ-56 is the meta Assault Rifle option for CDL pros, much like the Vaznev, and will continue to shine in Ranked Play.
With its unique and clean iron sight that positions players in its deadly ring, this Assault rifle will make players feel at ease and nostalgic.
The TAQ-56 is also extremely simple to control. It doesn't have a big weapon kick, which will enable you to hit all of your shots. If you do manage to hit your shots, you'll notice an extremely quick TTK at a variety of ranges.
Modern Warfare 2's top ten most popular weapons are listed below.
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