Best Modern Warfare 2 PDSW 528 (P90) loadout


PDSW 528 SMG on desert background
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October 9, 2023: Season 6 is now underway and we've adjusted the best Mw2 PDSW 528 loadout and the best attachments to use.

The best Modern Warfare 2 PDSW 528 loadout has a high chance of featuring in the meta as Season 6 continues to progress. This particular submachine gun (SMG) shares numerous similarities to the P90 from the previous Call of Duty titles. Although its name has changed, the gun packs plenty of power.

Following recent weapon buffs and nerfs, this SMG is an excellent choice if you're looking to gain the upper hand.

Armed with an incredible rate of fire, the PDSW 528 dominates close-quarters combat with ease. However, at longer distances, the recoil is difficult to tame but there are numerous attachments to reduce the kick.

Elsewhere in the world of Modern Warfare 2, check out our guides showcasing the Modern Warfare 2 maps and the best Modern Warfare 2 perks to use in multiplayer.

What is the best Modern Warfare 2 PDSW 528 loadout?

  • Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
  • Comb: TV Tac Comb
  • Laser: STOVL Tac Laser
  • Barrel: FTAC Series IX 14.5"
  • Muzzle: XTEN RR-40

This build excels in close-quarters situations thanks to the additional damage from this set of five attachments. This combined with its huge magazine allows you to deal with multiple opponents without the need to reload.

Best Modern Warfare 2 PDSW 528 attachments

The Modern Warfare 2 gunsmith features a wide range of attachments to transform any weapon to suit their style of play. The best combination for the PDSW 528 remains a mystery but as we mentioned above, there are certain categories that benefit more than others. Here's the best combination:

  • Optic: Cronen Mini Red Dot
  • Comb: TV Tac Comb
  • Laser: STOVL Tac Laser
  • Barrel: FTAC Series IX 14.5"
  • Muzzle: XTEN RR-40

The extra damage comes from the FTAC Series IX 14.5" barrel and the XTEN RR-40 which guarantees a low time to kill in all scenarios. The iron sights of the PDSW 528 aren't the best so we've upgraded them with the Cronen Mini Red Dot for a crystal-clear view of the opposition.

Modern Warfare 2 PDSW 528 in gunsmith
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How to unlock PDSW 528

There are two ways to unlock weapons in Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer. The first one involves working through the ranks in the same way as the previous Call of Duty titles. Reach the specified level and unlock the SMG to use in a loadout.

The second depends on whether the PDSW 528 is part of a weapon family. If so, you'll need to use a weapon platform until you unlock a receiver. When the receiver is unlocked, the SMG is available to use.

As soon as the unlock method appears, we'll reveal how to unlock the PDSW 528 as fast as possible. Either way, double XP and double weapon XP tokens will come in handy.

Best Modern Warfare 2 PDSW 528 perks and equipment

While we can't reveal the best attachments for the PDSW 528, we can find a perk package and equipment combo to deal some additional damage and provide further benefits over the course of a match. Here's what we recommend using in Season 6.

Perks

  • Double Time (Base)
  • Bomb Squad (Base)
  • Fast Hands (Bonus)
  • Birds'-Eye (Ultimate)

Equipment

  • Frag Grenade (Lethal)
  • Stun Grenade (Tactical)

Is the PDSW 528 good in Modern Warfare 2?

The PDSW 528 is an excellent SMG to use in Season 6. The high fire rate, high damage, and huge magazine are perfect for close-range combat and with a bit of trigger discipline, it's easy to deal damage at longer distances.

That's all there is to know about the best Modern Warfare 2 PDSW 528 loadout. For more, check out our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 sniper rifle and the latest intel on upcoming Modern Warfare 2 double XP events.

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