Best M4 Loadout in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

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The M4 is one of my favorite weapons in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. When it comes to gunning down people in this franchise, there’s always a weapon you can count on at any moment.

I do feel like the M4 is that all-around weapon in this game. It is steady enough for you to hit people far away, its time to kill is pretty good, and it works marvelously with fast Aim Down Sight Speed builds in narrow corridors.

The M4 is probably the best weapon for beginners in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. It works pretty well at any distance, it has a good standard loadout, and it can be customized in a few different ways. That said, let’s go over the best attachments for this weapon.

Best M4 Attachments in Modern Warfare 2

  • Barrel: Tempus Trench Pro
  • Laser: 4MW Laser Box
  • Optic: None
  • Stock: Demo Fade Pro Stock
  • Underbarrel: V.X. Pineapple Vert Grip
  • Ammunition: None
  • Magazine: None
  • Rear Grip: Xten Grip
  • Receiver: M4
  • Muzzle: None

You will want these attachments if you are going for the fastest time to kill you can have after a slide cancel. This is my favorite build by far for running and gunning in tight corridors.

Once you slide or jump to surprise your enemy, you should be able to aim and hold the trigger before your opponent can react.

This build provides the quickest possible Aim Down Sight Speed you can get with the M4, turning it into a fantastic close-quarters tool.

There are ways to make it more Balanced. Still, I recommend carrying this weapon and using the Overkill perk to carry another primary weapon. That way, you can carry a sniper or rifle with attachments that optimize it for long range.

This can also be beneficial if you learn how to slide cancel by switching weapons. You can run with the long-range weapon and dash cancel to use your short-range one in case you run across an enemy.

Alternative Build for the M4

  • Barrel: Tempus Hightower 20″ Barrel
  • Laser: 4MW Laser Box
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
  • Stock: Demo Fade Pro Stock
  • Underbarrel: None
  • Ammunition: None
  • Magazine: None
  • Rear Grip: Xten Grip
  • Receiver: M4
  • Muzzle: None

The alternative is to focus on recoil control. These M4 attachments concentrate on helping you keep your crosshead on the enemy, which may be a little tricky with the other loadout if your initial burst doesn’t take them down.

The Tempus Hightower 20′′ Barrel significantly increases bullet velocity, damage range, and recoil control, which makes the M4 more reliable at any distance. This way, you can sure hit someone on the other side of the map at the cost of some Aim Down Sight Speed.

Keep the 4MW Laser Box around. It boosts your hip fire accuracy and recoil control. This is used to counterbalance the accuracy issues the other build might have.

In this build, however, it’s here for the overkill. The idea is to make this rifle as stable as it can be. Since you might not be able to count on your Aim Down Sight speed, you will possibly need to depend on hip fire when the enemy is close.

With this attachment, the weapon’s hip fire becomes considerably more powerful when used up close. Additionally, it balances out the weapon’s attributes since the barrel attachment has negative effects on hip fire accuracy and hip recoil control.

Best Perks to Use With an M4

  • Basic Perk 1: E.O.D. or Overkill
  • Basic Perk 2: Tracker
  • Bonus Perk: Focus or Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Hardline

If you are using the first loadout with the close-range M4 Build, I recommend you go with the Overkill perk first. Take a long-range weapon, maybe the best sniper for quick scoping if you are good at it, and you will be fine.

If you use a more balanced M4 loadout instead, I’d say you can take either E.O.D. or Double Time.
E.O.D. makes you take reduced damage from non-Killstreak explosives. In other words, it becomes harder to take you down with a grenade or rocket launcher.

I do like this perk no matter what loadout I’m running. It’s never a bad thing to increase your chances of staying alive.

My favorite Bonus Perk is Focus. It reduces flinching when you are aiming down. There is a good chance you might be aiming down a lot if your Aim Down Sight Speed is good enough. It just helps you keep your crosshead on the target.

That said, if you are carrying primary weapons and using them to slide cancel, you might want to go with Fast Hands. It reduces the time you take to switch weapons, which can be incredibly beneficial in this context.

Finally, we have the Ultimate Perk. There are a few good ones, but you can’t go wrong with Hardline. One less kill to use a Killstreak is more than enough to help you build some momentum.

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