Best Modern Warfare 2 Victus XMR loadout

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Modern Warfare 2 player holding sniper rifle
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December 6, 2022: With Season One Reloaded on the way, make sure you use this Victus XMR loadout before it gets a nerf!

When it comes to Modern Warfare 2 sniper rifles, the best Modern Warfare 2 Victus XMR loadout is bound to prove popular as players look to gain the upper hand in Infinity Ward's latest release. The Victus XMR is one of several new additions to the arsenal that also contains some weapons fans are already familiar with.

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Armed with a bolt-action firing mechanism, this sniper fires lethal 50-calibre rounds at a speed that's very difficult to avoid. As with many powerful weapons, high damage output often results in high recoil that's very difficult to control.

Before we take a closer look at the best Modern Warfare 2 Victus XMR loadout, check out our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG and intel on the Modern Warfare 2 maps available to play across a variety of game modes.

What is the best Modern Warfare 2 Victus XMR loadout?

Attachment Name
BarrelMack 8 21.5" Short
OpticTeplo-OP3 Scope
StockXRK Rise 50
Ammunition.50 Cal High Velocity
Rear GripBruen Q900 Grip

Despite the slight reduction in damage, this build provides improvements to range and accuracy ensuring the shots you fire hit the target.

Damage is still extremely high so there's always a chance to score a one-shot kill.

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Best Modern Warfare 2 Victus XMR attachments

the Modern Warfare 2 gunsmith contains a huge range of attachments capable of improving the Victus XMR in a number of areas. After experimenting with various combinations, this set of five is an excellent choice:

  • Barrel: Mack 8 21.5" Short
  • Optic: Teplo-0P3 Scope
  • Stock: XRK Rise 50
  • Ammunition: .50 Cal High Velocity
  • Rear Grip: Bruen Q900 Grip

The choice of the Mack 8 21.5 Short barrel is due to the reduction in aim-down sight (ADS) speed. Although it decreases damage, the increase in reaction time is hugely advantageous. For further ADS improvements, the combination of XRK Rise 50 and Bruen Q900 Grip works extremely well.

To guarantee minimal damage drop-off, the .50 cal High Velocity ammunition means the chances of scoring a hitmarker are greatly reduced.

Modern Warfare 2 Victus XMR in gunsmith
Credit: Screengrab via Activision
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How to unlock Victus XMR in Modern Warfare 2

The Victus XMR is part of the Imperatorium weapon family but it doesn't feature in the Modern Warfare 2 arsenal at launch. The sniper rifle arrives as part of the Season One battle pass.

A revamped battle pass contains 20 sectors containing five items. Rather than working through the tiers, players can use their unlock tokens to unlock any part of it whenever they like.

The Victus XMR appears in Sector A7 of the battle pass.

Best Modern Warfare 2 Victus XMR perks and equipment

Once the Victus XMR attachments are ready for battle, we're able to recommend a set of perks and equipment adding further benefits to your gameplay. Here are the best ones to use alongside the sniper.

Perks

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

Fast Hands allows you to switch to a secondary weapon quickly in situations where the Victus XMR may struggle. Alongside the bonus perk, Bird's Eye reveals all the red dots on the minimap, allowing you to plan the next move with ease.

Equipment

  • Semtex (Lethal)
  • Stun Grenade (Tactical)

Is the Victus XMR good in Modern Warfare 2?

The Victus XMR is a viable option if you're looking to make an impact in long-range engagements. The fast ADS speed alongside a damage output that's hard to beat gives you all the ingredients needed to dominate with the sniper.

That's everything there is to know about the best Modern Warfare 2 Victus XMR loadout. For more, check out our guides highlighting the best Modern Warfare 2 perks and the latest intel on upcoming Modern Warfare 2 double XP events.