Modern Warfare 2

Modern Warfare 2: Best Assault Rifles


Modern Warfare 2 will be available on next-generation consoles, PCs, and Steam on October 28th. It offers an exciting experience for many Call of Duty fans anticipating its release date, but some are skeptical about its impact on players worldwide. However, they’ve done much right based on what was seen earlier this year when Infinity Ward and Activision unveiled their goal to make Modern Warfare 2 playable internationally.

ARs are a staple in most Call Of Duty game builds, and Infinity Ward knows this. Modern Warfare 2 gives players 5 different and powerful assault rifles to pick from to make up their in-game loadouts. One of these weapons is a top contender for the best overall weapon in the game.

Continue reading further to know more about the best assault rifles in Modern Warfare 2.

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Best Assault Rifles

Here are our rankings of all the assault rifles available in Modern Warfare 2 from best to worst:

  • M4
  • Lachmann-556
  • Kastov-74U
  • TAQ-56
  • M16


The M4 is the best assault rifle in Modern Warfare 2 as it is easy to use and reliable with a few attachments. You can improve the recoil and gun kick of the AR, which will help you rack up killstreaks and killing sprees in no time.


The Lachmann-556 is a more accurate and precise assault rifle than the M4, but with a longer range. The Lachman-556 is known for its low recoil and increased effective range, making it a perfect choice for taking down targets from afar without resorting to a semi-automatic rifle.


The Kastov-74U is the perfect choice for players who want a mix between an assault rifle and SMG. Its lightweight frame allows great handling speeds, making it perfect for running and gunning. The Kastov-74U has some strong recoil and a lower fire rate, but in its ideal situation, it’s a tough call whether it could beat an equal-skill player using an M4.


The TAQ-56 is the most powerful Assault Rifle in the game, and it will appeal to fans of the old Oden from Modern Warfare 2019. The TAQ-56 required fewer shots to kill an enemy player; however, the high recoil and slow fire rate made it more difficult to land those shots.


In our opinion, the M16 is the worst assault rifle in Modern Warfare 2 because it’s the only one that doesn’t have a fully automatic fire mode. The M16 can only be used in burst or single-shot mode, which makes it much less flexible than other weapons. Burst mode is inaccurate, and you need at least two bursts to kill someone, even at close range. We found that the M16 worked best in single-shot mode, but if you’re already using a semi-automatic weapon, a DMR or battle rifle is clearly stronger.

This is the end of our guide on the best assault rifles in Modern Warfare 2. The game will be released on October 28, so keep checking our other guides for more useful information.

Anjali Patel
I am a political science graduate and turned my hobby into a passion. When I am not writing, I am playing games. I love games that revolve around the main “Hero” character. My love for COD started when I was 18 and since then it has been growing. Other games that I love are Assasin’s Creed, Grand Theft Auto V. Currently building an affair with the story-based games.

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