Best Modern Warfare 2 Lockwood MK2 loadout

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Image showing Modern Warfare 2 Lockwood MK2 on black background
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Latest Update - September 29, 2022

The Lockwood MK2 did feature in the beta but players couldn't use it in the gunsmith.

However, we know plenty about this particular rifle so scroll down for all there is to know!

The best Modern Warfare 2 Lockwood MK2 loadout acts as one of many hybrids between an assault rifle and a sniper. In Infinity Ward's latest Call of Duty title, the marksman rifle category continues to provide players with other options as they attempt to craft a loadout to suit their style of play.

The Lockwood MK2 comes with a bolt-action mechanism sniper fans will find extremely familiar alongside a high damage output and levels of mobility that are superior to any sniper in the weapon arsenal. Although the rifle can kill an opponent in a single bullet from the chest upward, the occasional hitmarker can result in plenty of unwanted deaths.

Before we share more on the best Modern Warfare 2 Lockwood MK2 loadout, check out our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG and all there is to know about the next Modern Warfare 2 double XP event.

What is the best Modern Warfare 2 Lockwood MK2 loadout?

Although the Lockwood MK2 did feature in the Modern Warfare 2 beta, the level cap prevented players from getting to grips with the marksman rifle.

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With the second weekend right around the corner and the level cap expected to rise, players will get the chance to use it. Once we've tested numerous attachments, we will update the guide with the very best loadout to use.

How to unlock Lockwood MK2

Like several weapons in Modern Warfare 2, the Lockwood MK2 is part of a new weapon progression tree. Depending on the weapon platform, you'll need to rank up the platform in order to get your hands on the rifle.

Check back soon for all the intel on which weapon you need to use alongside the level you need to reach.

Image showing Lockwood MK2 in Modern Warfare 2
Credit: Activision

Best Modern Warfare 2 Lockwood MK2 attachments

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At the time of writing (September 22, 2022), it's impossible to determine the best combination of attachments for the Lockwood MK2 as nobody has had the chance to use it in multiplayer.

Once we've spent a bit of time testing a range of different combinations for all styles of play, we will update the guide with the strongest attachments to use on the rifle.

Best Modern Warfare 2 Lockwood MK2 perks and equipment

Once the best Lockwood MK2 attachments are ready for battle, don't forget to spend some time choosing a selection of perks and equipment that will improve your game even further. Here's what we recommend using alongside the rifle.

Perks

  • Battle Hardened (Base)
  • Double Time (Base)
  • Quick Fix (Bonus)
  • Birds-Eye (Ultimate)
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The combination of Battle Hardened and Double Time as the base perks have plenty of benefits. Twice the amount of Tactical Sprint combined with resistance to incoming flash and stun grenades allow you to maintain focus on any target in your sights.

Quick Fix features in our bonus perk slot thanks to its instant health regeneration after scoring a kill keeping you in the action for longer. Lastly, Birds-Eye is our ultimate perk. This enables you to see all the red dots on the mini-map in addition to seeing the direction of the opposition.

Equipment

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stun Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Dead Silence
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Semtex is ideal for dishing out some extra damage and if you're quick enough, it's easy to stick it to an opponent to guarantee a kill. The stun grenade is also useful. The ability to slow the movement of an enemy gives you plenty of time to line up the shot to add another elimination to your name while dead silence temporarily silences footsteps which is crucial when sneaking behind enemy lines.

Is the Lockwood MK2 good in Modern Warfare 2?

It's tricky to tell if the Lockwood MK2 is good in Modern Warfare 2 due to its lack of availability in multiplayer. However, it does resemble the MK2 Carbine from 2019's Modern Warfare.

If it shares similar characteristics to its predecessor, there's a very strong chance of the Lockwood MK2 becoming one of the best guns to use in the entire game.

That's all there is to know about the best Modern Warfare 2 Lockwood MK2 loadout. For more, check out our guide showing the best Modern Warfare 2 LMG to use.