How to build the best Modern Warfare 2 M4 class

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In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, there are a range of guns for you to unlock and level up, as well as an array of camos to get your hands on along the way. The M4 is a popular assault rifle in the franchise, and it’s back for Modern Warfare 2, so you’ll definitely want to build a dominant class to use in your next match.

The M4 is a classic assault rifle that has made an appearance in numerous Call of Duty titles in the past. It’s one of the first weapons you can use when you load into a multiplayer match, before you can begin creating your classes when you reach level 4. The Modern Warfare 2 gunsmith differs to that in Call of Duty: Vanguard, because you pick five attachments rather than 10. However, there are still a lot of attachments to choose from, which can make it difficult to know what to use. This guide has got you covered with the best M4 class in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 best M4 class

  • Muzzle: FTAC Castle Comp
  • Barrel: Hightower 20” Barrel
  • Underbarrel: Bruen Sync Shot Grip
  • Stock: Empus P80 Strike Stock
  • Rear Grip: XTEN Grip
  • Receiver: M4

Lets begin by breaking down the class. The first attachment on your M4 is the FTAC Castle Comp, as it improves both the horizontal and vertical recoil control. Then, the Hightower 20” barrel adds numerous benefits to your weapon. You’ll experience increased damage range, bullet velocity, and recoil control, as well as better hip fire accuracy for those close-quarter engagements.

The final three attachments will address your mobility, speed, and handling to achieve an M4 that’s versatile and has a snappy feel. The Bruen Sync Shot Grip boosts your aiming idle stability, while the Empus P80 Strike stock quickens your sprint speed, aim walking movement speed, aim down sight speed, and crouch speed. Last but not least, the XTEN Grip continues to improve sprint to fire speed and aim down sight speed.

You’ll have to wait before tuning your weapon

For an extra level of customization on your assault rifle, you can explore the weapon tuning in the gunsmith. This new feature allows you to adjust your attachments even further to gain more of your preferred characteristics and build a class to match your play style. At the time of writing, Infinity Ward has disabled weapon tuning due to an issue, with no word on when it could be back in the game. You’ll have to sit tight for now and test out the various weapon tuning options at a later date.

In terms of a secondary weapon, a pistol is a strong choice to have in your back pocket. If there’s an enemy up ahead but you run out of ammunition, switching to your pistol is a faster solution than reloading your M4. Right now, there aren’t many choices when it comes to a pistol, but the X12 is proving to be one of the best options early on in the game.

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