Best Modern Warfare 2 battle rifle in Season 6

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Image showing Modern Warfare 2 player moving along catwalk
Credit: Activision
September 26, 2023: Season 6 is on the horizon and we've adjusted our MW2 battle rifle tier list so you know which is best to use.

The best Modern Warfare 2 battle rifle is worth noting as the start of Season 6 gets into gear A new seasonal update is bound to bring another dose of weapon balancing and if your favourite weapons are impacted, it's worth taking a look at this underrated weapon category.

With the latest season underway, this particular weapon category is likely to evade any buffs and nerfs alongside the likes of the ISO 9mm, meaning there are plenty of viable options to use in multiplayer.

Before we take a closer look at the best Modern Warfare 2 battle rifle to use in Season 5, check out our guides showcasing the best ranked play loadouts and all there is to know about the next double XP event.

What is the best Modern Warfare 2 battle rifle?

So far, the TAQ-V is the best MW2 battle rifle to use. The immense firepower and its fully automatic nature enable players to eliminate opponents in the blink of an eye.

Alongside the firepower, there are limitless customisation options to utilise thanks to the gunsmith containing numerous attachments to gear the TAQ-V to suit any style of play.

Modern Warfare 2 battle rifle tier list

S Tier
A Tier
SO-14 Cronen Squall
Z Tier
FTAC Recon Lachmann 762

Due to its incredible damage output, the TAQ-V leads the charge at the top of our list.

Despite immense power, the Lachmann 762 sits at the bottom of the list due to its sluggish mobility and painfully slow sprint-to-fire time while the Cronen Squall remains a solid option with the right set of attachments equipped.

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How many battle rifles are in Modern Warfare 2?

There are a total of five battle rifles available to use in Modern Warfare 2. As the game cycle progresses, there's a high chance this number will increase thanks to seasonal updates bringing in new weapons as part of the battle pass and through in-game challenges.

We'll continue to monitor the popularity of battle rifles and if there are any major buffs or nerfs, we'll update our list accordingly.

When is Modern Warfare 2 Season 6?

Season 6 of Modern Warfare 2 begins on September 27, 2023, and with a high chance of Infinity Ward applying another dose of weapon buffs and nerfs, there's always a possibility of the best battle rifle breaking into the meta.

That's everything there is to know about Modern Warfare 2 battle rifles. For more, check out our guide containing details on the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG for close-quarters action.

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