Best Modern Warfare 2 SP-X 80 loadout


Modern Warfare 2 SPX 80 sniper rifle
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October 4, 2023: Season 6 is in full swing and we've updated the best MW2 SP-X 80 loadout and the best attachments for multiplayer.

The best Modern Warfare 2 SP-X 80 loadout could find itself dominating the multiplayer meta in the early stages of Season 6 thanks to its impressive firepower. Heavily resembling the AX-50 from 2019's Modern Warfare and taking inspiration from Modern Warfare 3's MSR, this particular sniper has all the key ingredients to succeed in long-distance duels.

The Modern Warfare 2 arsenal contains several snipers that pack a deadly punch from a distance and thanks to its characteristics, it continues to prove popular thanks to it evading the most recent dose of weapon balancing.

Before we take a closer look at the best Modern Warfare 2 SP-X 80 loadout, check out our guides highlighting the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG and the Modern Warfare 2 maps available to play.

What is the best Modern Warfare 2 SP-X 80 loadout?

  • Muzzle: BVM-338
  • Stock: PVZ-890 Tac Stock
  • Ammunition: .300 High Velocity
  • Rear Grip: Schlager Match Grip

This build increases accuracy and range which makes all the difference in long-distance duels.

We've also improved bullet velocity slightly in order to minimise any damage drop-off.

Best Modern Warfare 2 SP-X 80 attachments

The Modern Warfare 2 gunsmith contains a wealth of attachments to transform any gun to suit any style of play. The same goes for the SP-X 80 which has plenty of room for improvement. Here's what we recommend to use in Season 6:

  • Muzzle: BVM-338
  • Stock: PVZ-890 Tac Stock
  • Ammunition: .300 High Velocity
  • Rear Grip: Schlager Match Grip

This attachment combination only fills four of the five slots due to all barrels failing to provide an increase in damage. Despite this, these still enhance range and accuracy when it comes to long-distance engagements.

The combination of BVM-338 muzzle and Schlager Match Grip minimises damage drop-off in a bid to guarantee one shot kills every single time.

Modern Warfare 2 SP-X 80 in gunsmith
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How to unlock SP-X 80 in Modern Warfare 2

The SP-X 80 is part of the Bryson Long Rifle weapon family meaning players may need to use another gun in order to obtain the sniper.

Firstly, rank up to level 7, then use the SP-R 208 marksman rifle until you reach weapon level 13. Next, use the SA-B 50 until you hit weapon level 16 before switching to the LA-B 330. Use this rifle to reach weapon level 17, then you'll have access to the SP-X 80.

Best Modern Warfare 2 SP-X 80 perks and equipment

Once the best SP-X 80 attachments are ready for battle, we're able to recommend perks and equipment that provide further benefits over the course of a match. Here's what we recommend using alongside the sniper for the rest of Season 6.

Perks

  • Bomb Squad (Base)
  • Overkill (Base)
  • Fast Hands (Bonus)
  • Bird's-Eye (Ultimate)

Overkill grants the ability to use two primary weapons in exactly the same loadout. Alongside the SP-X 80, we recommend the trusty M4 assault rifle as the ideal sidearm.

Equipment

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

Is the SP-X 80 good in Modern Warfare 2?

If you're looking for a weapon to deal huge damage from afar, the SP-X 80 is for you. The lack of damage drop-off guarantees one-shot kills in the majority of scenarios and with some clever crosshair placement, you can take on fast-moving submachine gunners with some cheeky no-scopes.

That's all there is to know about the best Modern Warfare 2 SP-X 80 loadout. For more, take a look at our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 LMG and the latest intel on upcoming Modern Warfare 2 double XP events.

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