The Best MW2 FTAC Recon Loadout | A Viable Battle Rifle!

The Best MW2 FTAC Recon Loadout | A Viable Battle Rifle! ...

So, you've purchased Modern Warfare 2, and you want to upgrade to a single-fire weapon? It's time to get serious about your trigger finger. Skip the useless Battle Rifles and allow us to introduce the FTAC Recon. Here's a complete attachment setup and custom class for the FTAC, enjoy!

Modern Warfare 2 is now well underway, and we've been testing the weapons to see which ones stand out. It's the finest weapon in the BR category, and it can be used very effectively at mid-range. We'll be the first to admit that this is a loadout for those who prefer aggression, but we'd recommend you use the FSS Hurricane or our M4/MP5 loadout.

MW2 FTAC Recon Attachment Setup

Attachment Slot

Attachment Name

Unlock Level
MuzzleShred CP90 CompensatorM4 Level 13 a FTAC Recon Level 11
Barrel419MM EXF BarrelM4 Level 13 a FTAC Recon Level 20
OpticCronen Mini Red DotM4 Level 13 a FTAC Recon Level 16 a FSS Hurricane Level 3

Demo Fade Pro Stock

M4 Level 19
Rear GripSakin ZX GripM4 Level 8

Attachment Name

Pro Stock from Demo Fade

Attachment Name

Stock from Demo Fade Pro

With this loadout, we want to do everything we can to improve damage range and recoil control, while also saving space for an optic, so we can use this puppy at range. The only attachment that might look odd is the Fade Pro Stock, but this is one of the few options that can give us a benefit (movement speed) without causing any damage to our aim-down-sight time.

Note: This is a non-Overkill loadout, so you'll need to bring a secondary weapon along with the FTAC Recon. This is entirely your choice, but we're loving the X13 blueprint you get at Beta level 15.

  • See how the FTAC Recon stacks up against the other weapons in our complete tier-list of all weapons in MW2.

MW2 FTAC Recon Loadout: Perks & Equipment

Here's our favorite perk choice for a class like this:

Base Perks

E.O.D./Battle Hardened

Bonus PerkFast Hands
Ultimate Perk


Base Benefits

Battle Hardened/E.O.D.


Base Perks

Battle Hardened/E.O.D.


We've taken both Battle Hardened and E.O.D. as we're hoping to keep the grenades from falling on our way as much as possible. This weapon is a 10-round mag, so we might be reloading quite often. And for the Ultimate perk we've taken Ghost, but this might be swapped out for Hardline if you want.

If you want to see what else is on offer, you can see a complete list of every feature in MW2.

Here are a few of our favorite grenades as well as one of the finest Field Upgrades:

LethalProximity Mines


Field UpgradesPortable UAV



Don't judge us for using Proximity Mines, this whole loadout is about pre-aiming at power positions. For a Tactical grenade, you could pick your favorite, but we just prefer stuns because they are the easiest and most reliable.

The Portable UAV has proved to be very useful for obvious reasons, and it recharges very rapidly, while the majority of the other Field Upgrades are just gimmicks.

The FTAC Recon is one of the better weapons in the game. However, we have a complete list of weapons here.

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