Best Modern Warfare 2 M4 loadout 2022

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Image showing Modern Warfare Operator holding M4 Assault Rifle
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January 16, 2023: The M4 is an excellent assault rifle that's capable of dominating multiplayer. Scroll down for the best loadout and the best attachments to use ahead of Season Two.

The M4 assault rifle (AR) is a staple of the Call of Duty franchise. Regularly appearing in the Modern Warfare series, the rifle features a fast rate of fire alongside low levels of recoil. These features mean it often features in the early stages of a new game as players attempt to build the best Modern Warfare 2 M4 loadout.


Modern Warfare 2 is out now and many are using the M4 to make a huge impact in multiplayer matches thanks to its incredible rate of fire and minimal level recoil.

Before we take a closer look at the best Modern Warfare 2 M4 loadout, take a look at our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG and the Modern Warfare 2 maps available in multiplayer.

What is the best Modern Warfare 2 M4 loadout?

Attachment Name
BarrelHightower 20" Barrel
OpticCronen Mini Red Dot
StockDemo D50 Buffer Tube
UnderbarrelFSS Sharkfin 90
Rear GripXTEN Grip

This particular build is already making an impact in the opening days of Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer.

The hip-fire accuracy is particularly useful in those hectic close-quarters engagements alongside an improvement in aim-down sight speed.

Best Modern Warfare 2 M4 attachments

After spending some time testing various attachment combinations, we've settled on this particular build. Check out the full attachment list below:

  • Barrel: Tempus Hightower 20"
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
  • Stock: Demo D50 Buffer Tube
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
  • Rear Grip: XTEN Grip

Although this combination of attachments does impact the ability to control the M4's recoil, it does provide improvements in overall damage output, range, and accuracy. The Hightower barrel increases bullet velocity which has a huge impact in mid-range and long-distance duels.

For a boost in mobility, selecting the Demo D50 Buffer Tube attachment gives you a fighting chance against any fast-moving submachine gunners hurtling around the map.

Image showing Modern Warfare 2 players under helicopter
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How to unlock M4 in Modern Warfare 2

The M4 is one of several weapons available to use as soon as you drop into the action. This means you can use the AR immediately!

Best Modern Warfare 2 M4 perks and equipment

Perks work a little differently in Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer. After taking some time to test various combinations, we've found a solid selection alongside two pieces of equipment guaranteed to make an impact.


  • Double Time (Base)
  • Bomb Squad (Base)
  • Fast Hands (Bonus)
  • Ghost (Ultimate)

The combination of Double Time and Bomb Squad is extremely valuable over the course of a match. Increased explosive resistance combined with a double dose of Tactical Sprint allows you to navigate the map with ease.


For our Bonus perk, we've gone with Fast Hands for a faster reload speed, weapon swap speed, and equipment usage speed.

Lastly, our Ultimate perk slot is filled by Ghost. Concealing your location from any enemy UAVs when moving allows you to sneak behind enemy lines and shred through any unsuspecting opponent standing in the way.


  • Semtex (Lethal)
  • Stun Grenade (Tactical)

Is the M4 good in Modern Warfare 2 2022?

After using the M4, we can say that it's one of the strongest assault rifles to use in Modern Warfare 2. The fast fire rate is extremely difficult to beat and thanks to the faster ADS speed, it's easy to lock onto your intended target.

That's everything we know about the best M4 loadout in Modern Warfare 2. In the meantime, find the latest intel on Modern Warfare 2 double XP events in our handy guide.