Best Modern Warfare 2 SO-14 loadout

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September 28, 2023: Season 6 is now underway and we've adjusted the best MW2 SO-14 loadout and the best attachments for multiplayer.

Is the best Modern Warfare 2 SO-14 loadout any good during Season 6? The short answer is yes, yes it is. After dodging recent weapon buffs and nerfs, this particular battle rifle has caught the attention of Modern Warfare 2 fans thanks to its strong damage output and limitless customisation options.

This particular rifle comes with semi and fully-automatic firing mechanisms which gives it incredible versatility even before equipping any attachments. However, the fire rate does create recoil that's tricky to control.

Before we take a closer look at the best Modern Warfare 2 SO-14 loadout, check out our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 guns and the Modern Warfare 2 maps available in multiplayer.

What is the best Modern Warfare 2 SO-14 loadout?

Attachment Name
MuzzleKastovia DX90
OpticCronen Mini Pro
StockFTAC RTP-40 Stock
UnderbarrelFTAC Ripper 56
Ammunition7.62 High Velocity

Due to the semi-automatic nature of the SO-14, we've created a build perfect for a more passive style of play.

Although damage output takes a slight hit, accuracy and range are improved massively in order to ensure the shots you fire hit the target. It also works if you want to switch the firing mechanism to fully automatic!

Best Modern Warfare 2 SO-14 attachments

The Modern Warfare 2 gunsmith contains a huge range of attachments capable of transforming a weapon to suit all styles of play. With the SO-14 featuring two firing mechanisms, here's a deadly combination to use for the opening weeks of Season 5:

  • Muzzle: Kastovia DX90
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Pro
  • Stock: FTAC RTP-40 Stock
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Ammunition: 7.62 High Velocity

The Kastovia DX90 improves bullet velocity alongside the high-velocity rounds which minimises any damage drop-off. Elsewhere, the FTAC RTP-40 stock provides some extra mobility if you decide to roam around the map.

It's a solid combination if you're after a weapon that's powerful, easy to use, and incredibly versatile.

Modern Warfare 2 SO-14 in gunsmith
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How to unlock SO-14 in Modern Warfare 2

The SO-14 features as part of the Ordnance weapon family meaning you need to use another weapon to unlock it.

To get your hands on the battle rifle, rank up the EBR-14 to level 12.

Best Modern Warfare 2 SO-14 perks and equipment

Once the best SO-14 attachments are ready for battle, we can reveal a set of perks and equipment capable of providing further benefits to your gameplay. Here's what we recommend.


  • Bomb Squad (Base)
  • Battle Hardened (Base)
  • Fast Hands (Bonus)
  • Quick Fix (Ultimate)

Quick Fix instantly triggers health regeneration enabling you to get back into the fight as soon as possible and if you find yourself low on ammo, Fast Hands gives you the option to switch weapons as fast as possible.


  • Frag Grenade (Lethal)
  • Smoke Grenade (Tactical)
  • Trophy System (Field Upgrade)

Is the SO-14 good in Modern Warfare 2?

The SO-14 is a strong battle rifle to use in Modern Warfare 2 thanks to its versatility. It may not dominate at close quarters but at longer distances, it's very easy to compete against fast-firing assault rifles and other battle rifles.

That's all there is to know about the best Modern Warfare 2 SO-14 loadout. For more, check out how to unlock the Nicki Minaj Operator and the latest intel on Modern Warfare 2 double XP events.

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