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Best KASTOV-74u loadout for Modern Warfare 2 beta

The AK-74u is back in Modern Warfare 2 in the form of the KASTOV-74u, and we’ve got the best loadout for you to run in matches.

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KASTOV-74u in Modern Warfare 2

The KASTOV-74u has established itself as one of the top weapons in the Modern Warfare 2 beta, and players might be looking for the perfect setup. Here’s our best KASTOV-74u loadout in Modern Warfare 2, including attachments, Perks, and equipment.

After months of waiting, players are finally going hands-on with the Modern Warfare 2 beta, and the meta is already beginning to take shape. There are plenty of new guns to try out, but there’s actually a classic CoD weapon gunning for the top spot.

The KASTOV-74u will be familiar to long-time fans as it’s identical to the AK-74u that has dominated many games in the series, and Modern Warfare 2 appears to be no different.

Before you take this fan-favorite Assault Rifle into your next game, take a look at our best KASTOV-74u loadout in the Modern Warfare 2 beta.

Best Modern Warfare 2 KASTOV-74u loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Echoline GS-X Suppressor
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
  • Laser: 4MW Laser Box
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90

We kick start our Modern Warefare 2 KASTOV-74u loadout with the Echoline GS-X Suppressor, which not only keeps players off the minimap but also makes the AR’s recoil easier to handle.

Next, we like the minimalist look of the Cronen Mini Red Sight Optic, which is far more precise than the iron sight without blocking too much of the screen. The smaller maps available in the Modern Warfare 2 beta means there isn’t always time to aim, so we’ve buffed hipfire accuracy with the 4MW Laser Box.

Finally, the FSS Sharkfin 90 offers one last boost to overall accuracy, turning the KASTOV into a laser beam at both close and mid-range.

As it stands, the KASTOV-74u can only be customized in-game rather than the usual Gunsmith screen, and many of the attachment categories are locked. So it’s worth keeping in mind that options are limited when it comes to building our loadout, but we’ll be sure to update this section as soon as Infinity Ward opens up the full range of attachments.

KASTOV-74u in MW2 menus

Best Perks and equipment for Modern Warfare 2 KASTOV 74-u

The KASTOV 74-u thrives as a run-and-gun Assault Rifle, so we’ve picked out the ideal Perks to compliment the loadout. For the Base Perks, we recommend Tracker and Scavenger to help you hunt down enemies who leave a trail and replenish ammo on the go.

By getting up close and personal, you’re far more likely to take damage, so Quick Fix will offer immediate health regeneration after each kill. Then, in the Ultimate Perk slot, you’ll need Ghost to remain hidden from enemy radars as you try and get the drop on the other team.

Equipment-wise, Stun Grenades are perfect for pulling off surprise attacks on unsuspecting foes, while Semtex can clear out an entire room in a matter of seconds.

How to unlock the KASTOV-74u in Modern Warfare 2

The KASTOV-74u is unlocked right from the start in Modern Warfare 2, so all you have to do is unlock custom loadouts at level 4 to start experimenting.

Until then, you can still use a pre-build KASTOV class using one of the default loadouts, although this can’t be customized.

Best KASTOV-74u alternatives in Modern Warfare 2

If the KASTOV-74u isn’t quite cutting it, we recommend switching to the Lachman Sub which is arguably the best close-range gun in the game right now.

However, if you’re looking for something more balanced, you can’t go wrong with the M4 Assault Rifle.

For more on Modern Warfare 2, be sure to check out how you can enable the 120 FPS setting, and the perfect controller settings.

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