Best Modern Warfare 2 Chimera loadout

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December 6, 2022: The Chimera makes its debut as part of the Modern Warfare 2 Season One Reloaded update. Until then, scroll down for all the intel on the AR.

The best Modern Warfare 2 Chimera loadout is a hot topic of conversation as attention turns towards the mid-season update for Infinity Ward's latest release. Multiplayer contains a range of new weaponry alongside guns from previous Modern Warfare titles.

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The Chimera slots into the assault rifle (AR) category and features an integrated suppressor similar to the Honey Badger from Call of Duty Ghosts. Its compact nature results in high mobility without the need for attachments which frees up other slots to create a lethal loadout.

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Elsewhere in the world of Modern Warfare 2, check out our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 guns along with the best Modern Warfare 2 perks to use alongside the Chimera.

What is the best Modern Warfare 2 Chimera loadout?

At the time of writing, the best Chimera loadout to use in Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer is unknown. However, we can estimate areas of the rifle that need some room for improvement.

Attachments that bolster fire rate alongside ammunition capacity will have a significant impact on versatility over the course of a match. Once we test numerous combinations for the Chimera, we'll update the guide to reveal the best loadout for the rifle that could squeeze into the early meta.

Best Modern Warfare 2 Chimera attachments

Thanks to the Modern Warfare 2 gunsmith, there's a huge variety of attachments available to use on the Chimera. Although its integrated suppressor already reduces range and recoil control, striking a balance is possible with this particular rifle.

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With multiplayer not launching for another few days, it's impossible to find the best combination of attachments to use on the Chimera. After we perform some testing with numerous attachments, we will reveal a full attachment list alongside the reasons behind our decisions.

Modern Warfare 2 Chimera in gunsmith
Credit: Screengrab via Activision

How to unlock Chimera in Modern Warfare 2

At the time of writing, the Chimera is unavailable. This means it could arrive as part of the season one update coming in a few weeks. As soon as we find the unlock method for this particular assault rifle, we'll update the guide with all the intel.

Best Modern Warfare 2 Chimera perks and equipment

Although we can't find the best attachments for the Chimera, we can reveal a perk package and equipment combination to suit all styles of play. Here's what we recommend.

Perks

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

Since the beta, Infinity Ward has adjusted the placements of some popular perks. Bomb Squad and Double Time remain in the base category, doubling the length of Tactical Sprint and increasing resistance to incoming explosives.

Fast Hands is the bonus perk. Faster reloading and weapon swap speed make it very easy to switch between the Chimera and your secondary weapon.

Lastly, we select Quick Fix as the ultimate perk. Scoring kills instantly triggers health regeneration while capturing and controlling an objective increases the rate of regeneration.

Equipment

  • Frag grenade (Lethal)
  • Flash grenade (Tactical)

It's tricky to go wrong with the trusty combination of a frag and flash grenade. Cook the frag to perfection for some additional damage and if it doesn't kill them, follow up with a flash to stop them from getting away.

Is the Chimera good in Modern Warfare 2?

Assuming the Chimera performs in a similar way to the Honey Badger, the assault rifle is a strong alternative to the rifles that appear in the meta. It won't compete with the likes of the M4 or the Lachmann 556 but it certainly has its place in the arsenal.

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That's all there is to know about the best Modern Warfare 2 Chimera loadout. For more, take a look at our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 sniper rifle and intel on upcoming Modern Warfare 2 double XP events.