Best Modern Warfare 2 battle rifle 2022

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Latest Update: September 22, 2022 -

The second Modern Warfare 2 beta weekend is right around the corner.

Before jumping into the action, check out all the intel on the best Modern Warfare 2 battle rifle.

The best Modern Warfare 2 battle rifle is a topic catching the attention of Call of Duty players. The new weapon category acts as a hybrid between assault rifles and sniper rifles, giving players even more options when they're creating a loadout for multiplayer action.

The current selection shares a similar set of characteristics thanks to their semi-automatic firing mechanism, high damage output, and somewhat sluggish mobility. These properties combined with endless customisation opportunities allow the community to dominate over the course of a match.

Before we reveal more about the best Modern Warfare 2 battle rifle, check out our guides showcasing the Modern Warfare 2 maps and the best Modern Warfare 2 assault rifle to use.


What is the best Modern Warfare 2 battle rifle?

S Tier FTAC Recon

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So far, the FTAC Recon is proving to be the most popular battle rifle to use in Modern Warfare 2. Even without attachments, a fast trigger finger can achieve plenty of success against ARs in those competitive mid-range engagements.


Once we've mastered the rifle, we will share more intel on the best attachments to use.

Modern Warfare 2 battle rifle tier list

S Tier FTAC Recon
A TierLachmann 762
B Tier
C Tier
Z Tier

At the moment, there are a total of two battle rifles in the Modern Warfare 2 beta meaning our tier list looks rather empty. However, out of the two BRs available to use, the FTAC Recon beats the Lachmann 762.

More rifles are expected to join the category when the full version of Modern Warfare 2 launches at the end of October. Once we compare them against the FTAC Recon and the Lachmann 762, we'll update our tier list to show which battle rifles are worth using in multiplayer.

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Are battle rifles in the Modern Warfare 2 beta?


Yes, they are! The FTAC Recon and the Lachmann 762 are available to use in the Modern Warfare 2 beta. Although there are only two of them, they're definitely worth using if you're after an alternative to assault rifles and SMGs seen all over multiplayer.

The second beta weekend commences on September 22, 2022 and is open to PC, Xbox, and PlayStation users. As it's the second weekend, expect Infinity Ward to add more content ranging from multiplayer maps and even more weapons to use.

Are battle rifles good in Modern Warfare 2?

Having spent plenty of time getting to grips with the FTAC Recon and the Lachmann 762, the battle rifle is a unique weapon category that provides a viable alternative between an assault rifle, sniper, and marksman rifle.

Depending on how Infinity Ward goes about weapon balancing, I expect battle rifles to feature in the loadouts of many players wanting to compete against assault rifles in the heat of battle.

That's everything there is to know about Modern Warfare 2 battle rifles. For more, check out our guide containing details on the next Modern Warfare 2 double XP event.