If you are trying to find the best Sakin MG38 loadout in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, you’ve come to the right place.

While the Sakin MG38 certainly isn’t the best run-and-gun weapon, it does have some significant benefits that other weapons can’t offer you.

The biggest benefit of the Sakin MG38 is that it boasts the largest ammo capacity out of any weapon in the game, with a 100-round mag as standard.

With the right attachments, the Sakin MG38 can become an excellent option for any player looking to get plenty of damage and rack up XP quickly.

Best Sakin MG38 Build

MW2 Sakin MG38 1
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Pro
  • Rear Grip: Bruen Q900 Grip Wrap
  • Laser: Schlager PEQ Box IV
  • Barrel: 20″ Bruen Silver Series
  • Underbarrel: Sakin Side Grip

These attachments combine to make the best possible Sakin MG38 loadout for you to run in Modern Warfare 2. Unfortunately, any LMG is not a good option as a run-and-gun weapon, as no matter what attachments you use, it will always have slow reloads and movement capabilities. 

However, this loadout will improve all of the benefits of using the Sakin MG38 even further, making it a formidable LMG option to test out.

Optic: Cronen Mini Pro

For starters, we have opted for the Cronen Mini Pro optic for this Sakin MG38 loadout. There are only a few guns in Modern Warfare 2 that you can use well from a distance, but this optic attachment will help Sakin MG38 become an excellent option for this type of gameplay.

If you want to take on even further away gunfights, opt for an optic with even more zoom capabilities.

Rear Grip: Bruen Q900 Grip Wrap

The Bruen Q900 Grip Wrap is an excellent rear grip as it helps reduce your recoil at range, improving your accuracy. The Sakin MG38 base statistics ensure it has plenty of firepower, but without the right attachments, it can become a scattergun at range. 

With the Bruen Q900 Grip Wrap, you can ensure your shots become more accurate from long range.

Laser: Schlager PEQ Box IV

Next up, we have opted for the Schlager PEQ Box IV laser attachment. This attachment increases accuracy further, as the laser will help guide you to lock onto your opponent before obliterating them from a distance. 

When shooting from range, chances are you will have a significant advantage over most opponents you come up against, and the Schlager PEQ Box IV laser is a great way to increase that advantage even further with improved accuracy.

Barrel: 20″ Bruen Silver Series

Next up, we have the 20” Bruen Silver Series barrel. This barrel is a great choice as it increases your accuracy from range without reducing your operator speed further or reducing your reload speeds.

While operator and reload speed is never going to be great with the Sakin MG38, it is important not to reduce it any further if possible. Otherwise, the gun will become unusable in MW2. The game is tailored to favour players that move quickly across the map, engaging in plenty of gunfights, so it is important not to make yourself a sitting duck.

Underbarrel: Sakin Side Grip

Finally, we have added the Sakin Side Grip underbarrel as our final attachment to increase our accuracy and reduce recoil even further to ensure that this Sakin MG38 loadout leaves you with a gun that feels like it has almost no recoil and plenty of firepower.

Best Alternative Sakin MG38 Build

MW2 Sakin MG38 2
  • Muzzle: Polarfire-S
  • Optic: SZ Lonewolf Optic
  • Stock: Cheetah STM
  • Rear Grip: Bruen G305 Grip Wrap
  • Underbarrel: FSS Shark Fin 90

For our alternative Sakin MG38 build, we have added the Polarfire-S muzzle, which is not an absolute necessity, but it does have plenty of upsides, including more bullet velocity, which is excellent for long-range flights.

The SZ Lonewolf optic is a good holographic sight for this weapon, as it is great for long-range or short-range gunfights.

The rear grip and underbarrel attachments offer additional support in reducing recoil and ensure you still have plenty of ADS speed.

Finally, the Cheetah STM stock is a great option for improving the movement of this weapon, making it easier to get around the map.