Best Modern Warfare 2 CDL Moshpit loadouts

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January 17, 2023: With Season Two delayed, these will remain the best MW2 CDL Moshpit loadouts to use for the remainder of Season One.

If you're looking for a more competitive place to showcase your Modern Warfare 2 skills, the CDL Moshpit playlist is where to go as the wait for Ranked Play continues. Alongside skill, you'll need the best Modern Warfare 2 CDL Moshpit loadouts to gain the upper hand over the opposition.


The CDL Moshpit uses the same rules as the Call of Duty League meaning a lot of items you'll find in standard multiplayer are restricted. With limited choice, choosing the best guns makes all the difference over the course of a match.

Elsewhere in the Modern Warfare 2 world, check out our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 sniper rifle and all there is to know about the next Modern Warfare 2 double XP event.

What is the best Modern Warfare 2 CDL Moshpit loadout?

Primary Weapon M4
Secondary WeaponX12
TacticalFlash Grenade
Field UpgradeDead Silence

The M4 is one of two assault rifles (AR) capable of dominating CDL Moshpit matches. Its fast rate of fire and high mobility makes it very easy to contend with submachine gunners at close-quarters in addition to mid-range battles against other AR players.

As the MW2 cycle progresses, we'll continue tweaking the best loadout so you always have the best loadout equipped for competitive action.

Best Modern Warfare 2 CDL Moshpit M4 loadout

The gunsmith provides plenty of attachment combinations but after some extensive testing, this set of five is the way to go:

  • Muzzle: Sakin Tread-40
  • Barrel: 20" Hightower Barrel
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
  • Rear Grip: XTEN Grip
  • Stock: Demo Precision Elite Factory
Modern Warfare 2 M4 in gunsmith
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Best Modern Warfare 2 CDL Moshpit TAQ-56 loadout

If you're after some additional control from an AR in order to deal long-distance damage, the TAQ-56 is another viable AR to use. Its predictable recoil pattern and high damage output is already proving popular. These are the attachments you need for success:

  • Muzzle: Komodo Heavy
  • Barrel: Tundra Pro Barrel
  • Stock: TV X-Line Pro
  • Rear Grip: Demo Cleanshot Grip
  • Underbarrel: Phase-3 Grip

Best Modern Warfare 2 CDL Moshpit STB 556 loadout

The STB 556 is an excellent option to use if you want to make an impact in close-range and mid-range combat. It's so good that pro players have unofficially banned it! Thankfully, you can still use it in CDL Moshpit. Here are the best attachments:

  • Stock: Bruen MX9 Stock
  • Underbarrel: Phase-3 Grip
  • Ammunition: 5.56 High Velocity
  • Rear Grip: Bruen Q900 Grip
  • Comb: FTAC C11 Riser

What is the best CDL Moshpit SMG loadout?

Although Modern Warfare 2 contains a wide selection of SMGs, there's only one that stands out from the crowd in competitive play. The Vaznev 9K is the current SMG proving popular with amateurs and professionals alike. Here's the strongest build for CDL Moshpit action:

  • Muzzle: Lockshot KT85
  • Stock: Otrezat Stock
  • Rear Grip: True-TAC Grip

Although this build only fills three of the five attachment slots, it's all you need to reduce recoil and improve aim-down sight speed. It's simple and hugely effective in close-quarters scenarios.

Best Modern Warfare 2 CDL Moshpit sniper loadout

Sniper rifles are perfect for making an impact in Search and Destroy matches. The ability to eliminate an opponent with a single bullet is a surefire way for your team to start a round on the front foot. This MCPR-300 build is the perfect tool for the job:

  • Stock: FSS Merc Stock
  • Ammunition: .300 Mag High Velocity
  • Magazine: 5 Round Mag
  • Rear Grip: Cronen Cheetah Grip

That's all there is to know about the best Modern Warfare 2 CDL Moshpit loadouts. As the seasons progress, we'll update the guide so you always know what the best weapons are for competitive play.

Before you go, check out our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 LMG and the essential intel on the best Modern Warfare 2 perks.