Best Modern Warfare 2 RPK loadout

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November 22, 2022: The RPK is proving popular during Modern Warfare 2 season 1. Scroll down for the best loadout to use and the strongest attachments to equip.

The best Modern Warfare 2 RPK loadout is already catching the attention of players dropping into Infinity Ward's latest dose of multiplayer action. 2022's Modern Warfare 2 reboot contains a wealth of new weaponry to master and this particular light machine gun (LMG) is familiar to fans of the Black Ops series.

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Modern Warfare 2's RPK features plenty of similarities to the version that many remember from Black Ops 3. A moderate rate of fire combined with an incredible damage output enables players to excel in mid-range and long-distance combat but the lack of mobility leaves you vulnerable to any fast-moving submachine gunners.

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Before we take a closer look at the best Modern Warfare 2 RPK loadout, don't forget to check out our other guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 assault rifle and the best Modern Warfare 2 perks to use alongside your favourite weapons.

What is the best Modern Warfare 2 RPK loadout?

Attachment Name
BarrelTAC 597 Barrel
OpticXRK On-Point Optic
StockHeavy Support Stock
UnderbarrelTV Wrecker Grip
Rear GripTrue-Tac Grip

This build focuses on improving range and accuracy which is great for taming the incredible damage output of the RPK.

Although mobility takes the slightest of hits, the additional control makes all the difference in the heat of battle.

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Best Modern Warfare 2 RPK attachments

With players continuing to drop into the action, we've tested a range of attachment combinations and settled on a set of five that packs a lethal punch in mid-range and long-distance duels. Here's what we recommend:

  • Barrel: TAC 587 Barrel
  • Optic: XRK On-Point Optic
  • Stock: Heavy Support Stock
  • Underbarrel: TV Wrecker Grip
  • Rear Grip: True-Tac Grip

Kicking off the loadout is the TAC 587 barrel. The increase in damage range and movement speed is noticeable when taking on assault rifles. For more stability and recoil control, the combination of Heavy Support Stock and the TV Wrecker grip ensures you land your shots with deadly precision.

Modern Warfare 2 players grouped near all-terrain vehicle
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How to unlock RPK in Modern Warfare 2

The RPK is part of the Kastovia weapon platform, meaning you need to use another weapon to obtain the LMG. By reaching a specific level with the weapon platform, you unlock a receiver that allows you to use the RPK.

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To unlock the LMG, rank the Kastov 762 to level 16.

Best Modern Warfare 2 RPK perks and equipment

Once the best RPK attachments are ready for battle, we can provide a perk package and equipment selection that's very hard to beat. Here's what we recommend using alongside the LMG.

Perks

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

This selection of perks could dominate the early meta with ease. Quick Fix is the star of the show thanks to its ability to trigger health regeneration immediately after scoring a kill.

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Equipment

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

Is the RPK good in Modern Warfare 2?

The RPK has all the ingredients needed to excel in Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer. When utilising a passive style of play, it's very easy to pick off opponents with this LMG but if you want something with some additional movement speed, there are better options available.

That's everything there is to know about the best Modern Warfare 2 RPK loadout. For more, check out our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG and the Modern Warfare 2 maps making their way to multiplayer at launch.