Best Modern Warfare 2 Chimera loadout

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October 3, 2023: Season 6 is now underway and we've adjusted the best MW2 Chimera loadout and the best attachments for multiplayer

The best Modern Warfare 2 Chimera loadout is definitely worth using if you're looking to gain an advantage during Season 6. The rifle arrived shortly after Modern Warfare 2 launched and has held its position as one of the best guns to use in multiplayer.

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.

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

What is the best Modern Warfare 2 Chimera loadout?

  • Barrel: 10" SA Phoenix
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Pro
  • Stock: TRX-56 Stock
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Rear Grip: D37 Grip

This particular build bolsters damage, range, accuracy, and recoil control which makes all the difference in those competitive mid-range engagements.

Although mobility and handling take a hit, you hardly notice it thanks to the fast time to kill and minimal recoil that guarantees you hit the target every time.

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. With this set of attachments, we've removed the integrated suppressor to enhance damage output. Take a look at the full attachment list below for the strongest combination in Season 6:

  • Barrel: 10" SA Phoenix
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Pro
  • Stock: TRX-56 Stock
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Rear Grip: D37 Grip

The improvements in damage come from the 10" SA Phoenix barrel which also improves recoil control alongside the D37 Grip to ensure laser-like accuracy is maintained during continuous periods of gunfire.

For even more recoil control, the TRX-56 Stock guarantees no flinch hinders your shots. Last and by no means least is the Cronen Mini Pro optic. The red dot sight provides a crystal-clear view of your intended target.

Modern Warfare 2 Chimera in gunsmith
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How to unlock Chimera in Modern Warfare 2

Unlocking the Chimera in MW2 is incredibly straightforward in Season 6. Simply score two kills with an assault rifle without dying in 15 separate matches. As soon as you score the kills, you can leave the match and repeat the process to complete the challenge as fast as possible.

Best Modern Warfare 2 Chimera perks and equipment

Once the best Chimera attachments are ready to go, we can reveal a perk package and equipment combination to suit all styles of play. Here's what we recommend.


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

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.


  • 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?

After mastering the Chimera, it's one of the stronger assault rifles to use in Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer. The mobility allows you to dominate in close-range combat and at mid-range, it's very easy to deal plenty of damage over the course of a match and throughout Season 6.

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.

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