Best Modern Warfare 2 Bryson 890 loadout

Modern Warfare 2 players taking cover next to helicopter
Credit: Activision

Modern Warfare 2 players taking cover next to helicopter
Credit: Activision
April 26, 2023: Season 3 is now underway. Is the best Bryson 890 loadout worth using? Scroll down for the best loadout and the best attachments for multiplayer.

Shotguns in Modern Warfare 2 are capable of excelling in close-quarters combat. The best Modern Warfare 2 Bryson 890 loadout has all the key ingredients needed to clear out rooms with ease thanks to its sizeable magazine.

As with all shotguns, damage drop-off means the Bryson 890 is ineffective at longer distances but there are attachments that extend the damage range even further. With Season 3 Reloaded on the way, will this particular shotgun have a chance to dominate?

Before we take a closer look at the best Modern Warfare 2 Bryson 890 loadout, don't forget to check out our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG and the best controller settings to gain the upper hand.

What is the best Modern Warfare 2 Bryson 890 loadout?

XTEN Full Choke
21.5" Bryson Tacfire
Schalger ULO-66 Laser
XTEN Ripcord Stock
TV Wrecker Grip

This build is great for dealing damage in close-quarters combat. The increase in damage output guarantees a one-shot kill and with a bit of trigger discipline, you can score kills at longer distances.

Although recoil control takes a slight hit, the extra damage certainly compensates for it.

Best Modern Warfare 2 Bryson 890 attachments

Thanks to the Modern Warfare 2 gunsmith, there's a huge range of attachments to use on the Bryson 890. Here's our favourite combination:

  • Muzzle: XTEN Full Choke
  • Barrel: 21.5" Bryson Tacfire
  • Laser: Schlager ULO-66 Laser
  • Stock: XTEN Ripcord Stock
  • Underbarrel: TV Wrecker Grip

This combination focuses on increasing damage and range. Thanks to the XTEN Full Choke and the Bryson Tacfire barrel, the extra damage ensures a one-shot kill in close-range scenarios. For some additional hip-fire accuracy, the TV Wrecker Grip guarantees high accuracy levels alongside the Schlager ULO-66 laser.

Modern Warfare 2 Bryson 890 shotgun in gunsmith
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How to unlock Bryson 890 in Modern Warfare 2

The Bryson 890 is part of the Bryson weapon platform which means you need to use the Bryson 800 shotgun before getting your hands on this shotgun.

To unlock, rank up the Bryson 800 to Level 16.

Best Modern Warfare 2 Bryson 890 perks and equipment

Once the best Bryson 890 attachments are ready for battle, we can recommend a set of perks and equipment that provides a wealth of in-game benefits. Here's the best combination to use.


  • Double Time (Base)
  • Bomb Squad (Base)
  • Focus (Bonus)
  • Quick Fix (Ultimate)

Double Time doubles the length of Tactical Sprint which is great for navigating the map as fast as possible. Additionally, Focus provides further improvements to flinch, enabling you to maintain focus on the target.


  • Frag Grenade (Lethal)
  • Smoke Grenade (Tactical)
  • Dead Silence (Field Upgrade)

Is the Bryson 890 good in Modern Warfare 2?

The Bryson 890 is the perfect weapon for clearing confined spaces but if you're after a shotgun capable of dealing damage at longer distances, there are better options to use.

That's all there is to know about the best Modern Warfare 2 Bryson 890 loadout. For more, check out our guides highlighting the best Modern Warfare 2 assault rifle and all there is to know about upcoming Modern Warfare 2 double XP events.

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