Best Modern Warfare 2 PDSW 528 (P90) loadout

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PDSW 528 SMG on desert background
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November 28, 2022: The PDSW 528 is a lethal SMG in Modern Warfare 2 season 1. Find the best loadout and the best attachments to use in multiplayer below.

The best Modern Warfare 2 PDSW 528 loadout has a high chance of featuring in the meta as it evolves. 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.


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.

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Before we take a closer look at the best PDSW 528 loadout, 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?

At the time of writing, it's impossible to determine the best PDSW 528 loadout to use in Modern Warfare 2 as the servers aren't live yet. Despite this, we can still guess which attachment categories will provide the biggest improvements.

For improvements to damage range, muzzles and barrels are the best attachments to utilise. If you're attempting to tame the SMG's recoil, select a combination of rear grip and underbarrel to transform the PDSW 528 into a laser.

Once we find the best loadout for this particular SMG, we'll update the guide with all you need to know in order to achieve success with the PDSW 528.


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.

As soon as we find the best set of five to attach to the SMG, we'll reveal a full attachment list and the reasons behind our choices so you can see which areas of the gun receive improvements.

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.


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


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

Is the PDSW 528 good in Modern Warfare 2?

It's unclear if the PDSW 528 can contend with the Lachmann Sub at the top of the SMG category but there's always a chance it slots into the meta. The rate of fire makes all the difference in a game where the time to kill is incredibly fast so expect it to shred through opponents in close-range scenarios.

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.