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Best M4 loadout for Modern Warfare 2 beta

The M4 is dominating early Modern Warfare 2 matches, so here’s the best loadout complete with attachments, Perks, and equipment.

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M4 in Modern Warfare 2

The Modern Warfare 2 beta is here, and the classic M4 is one of the weapons dominating early matches. Before you head out into the new CoD for the first time, we’ve outlined the best M4 loadout in Modern Warfare 2, complete with the best attachments and Perks.

Players are finally getting their first taste of Infinity Ward’s next game in the Modern Warfare 2 beta. There are plenty of new additions to try out, from a variety of killstreaks to a host of powerful equipment, and the community is already shaping the early Modern Warfare 2 meta.

Despite all the fresh new features, it’s a tried-and-tested weapon that has become the standout in the beta so far. The M4 is a staple of the CoD series, and the balanced Assault Rifle looks like it will be a solid choice once again.

If you’re dropping into Modern Warfare 2 for the first time this weekend, you’ll need the best M4 loadout to help carry you to victory. We’ve got you covered below.

Best Modern Warfare 2 M4 loadout attachments

  • Receiver: M4
  • Muzzle: Echoline GS-X Suppressor
  • Barrel: Tempus Hightower 20″ Barrel
  • Stock: No Stock
  • Rear Grip: Phantom Grip
  • Magazine: 45 Round Mag

First things first it’s important to start the loadout with the M4 Receiver, ensuring that the weapon we’re building is the classic Modern Warfare 2 Assault Rifle and not the M16 or an LMG. Then, we’ve gone for the Echoline GS-X Suppressor to keep you off the minimap and smooth out some of the gun’s tricky recoil.

The Tempus Hightower 20″ Barrel is key to this build, as it buffs bullet velocity, range, hip fire accuracy, and recoil control all in one, making the M4 strong in almost any situation. Modern Warfare 2’s smaller maps conjure up a lot of close-quarters fights, so opting for No Stock and the Phantom Grip boosts movement and ADS speed to help you get the drop on enemies as you rush around the arena.

Finally, we recommend the 45 Round Mags to increase the M4’s ammo capacity per clip, ensuring you can deal with multiple opponents before needing to reload. It’s still early days in Modern Warfare 2, but this best M4 loadout is one of the strongest the beta has to offer.

M4 blueprint in Modern Warfare 2

Best Perks and equipment for Modern Warfare 2 M4

Modern Warfare 2 has some well-balanced Perk packages, but we advise creating your own selection for the best M4 loadout. For the base Perks, E.O.D will protect you from the many explosives flying around the map, then Double Time increases sprint speed so you can take the fight straight to the enemies.

Bonus Perks are unlocked mid-game, and here we recommend Fast Hands. The M4’s reload speed is a little long in Modern Warfare 2, which could prove costly on smaller maps, so speeding up the process is more than welcome.

Then, for your final Ultimate Perk, Ghost is a must-have to keep you hidden from UAVs and other radar devices, allowing you to sneak around the map effectively.

When it comes to equipment, you can’t go wrong with Semtex to deal some hefty damage, and Stun Grenades to disorientate enemies before you move in for the kill.

How to unlock the M4 in Modern Warfare 2

The good news is that the M4 is unlocked right from the get-go in Modern Warfare 2, so you don’t need to do anything to get hold of the Assault Rifle.

That being said, the ability to create your own loadout and use Gunsmith 2.0 isn’t available until level 4, so there’s some work to be done before you can start playing around with different builds.

Best M4 alternatives in Modern Warfare 2

Since Modern Warfare 2 is still in its beta phase, only a handful of weapons are currently available, so we’d go for the KASTOV-74u if the M4 isn’t cutting it.

Although it’s technically an Assault Rifle, the Kastov feels much lighter and faster like an SMG, which could suit Modern Warfare 2’s more compact maps.


For more on Modern Warfare 2 be sure to check out every multiplayer game mode, and everything we know about the upcoming DMZ mode inspired by Escape from Tarkov.

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