Best Modern Warfare 2 GS Magna loadout

Screenshot of Modern Warfare 2 player holding GS Magna pistol by its handle in front of an orange building
Credit: Activision

Screenshot of Modern Warfare 2 player holding GS Magna pistol by its handle in front of an orange building
Credit: Activision

Looking for the best Modern Warfare 2 GS Magna loadout in Season 3 Reloaded? You've come to the right place. The mid-season update saw the arrival of the GS Magna pistol, a fully-automatic version of the .50 GS which heavily resembles the Desert Eagle from previous titles.

Without any attachments, this particular handgun is incredibly difficult to control but thanks to the gunsmith, there are plenty of attachments to gear the pistol to suit any style of play and for any map.

Before we take a closer look at the best Modern Warfare 2 GS Magna loadout, check out our guides showcasing the best ranked play loadouts and when the next double XP event takes place.

What is the best Modern Warfare 2 GS Magna loadout?

  • Muzzle: Matuzek Crown
  • Barrel: SA Tyrant Fifty
  • Underbarrel: TV Wrecker Grip
  • Magazine: 13 Round Mag
  • Rear Grip: EXF Resistance Grip

This particular build focuses on taming the heavy recoil of the GS Magna due to the immensely powerful 50-calibre ammunition. Although it packs a lethal punch, the kick it generates is very hard to control when attempting to land shots at mid to long ranges.

Overall, this build is an exceptional secondary weapon if you're after a crutch to complement your primary weapon.

Best Modern Warfare 2 GS Magna attachments

After experimenting with a range of different attachment combinations this is the strongest set of five to use in Season 3 Reloaded:

  • Muzzle: Matuzek Crown
  • Barrel: SA Tyrant Fifty
  • Underbarrel: TV Wrecker Grip
  • Magazine: 13 Round Mag
  • Rear Grip: EXF Resistance Grip

In order to address the recoil, the combination of the Matuzek Crown and EXF Resistance Grip makes it much easier to manage the recoil in addition to the SA Tyrant Fifty which controls the kick even further.

Due to the rapid fire rate, you'll end up running out of ammunition in the blink of an eye. Thankfully, the 13 Round Mag gives you a few extra bullets to fire in the heat of battle.

Screenshot showing GS Magna pistol from Modern Warfare 2 on a black, speckled background
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Best Modern Warfare 2 GS Magna perk package and equipment

Once the best GS Magna attachments are ready to go, selecting a perk package and equipment combination for close-range action is the next step. Here's what we recommend.

Perk package

  • Base: Double Time
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  • Base: Battle Hardened
  • Bonus: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate: Quick Fix

Double Time doubles the length of Tactical Sprint duration while Battle Hardened increases your resistance to any tactical equipment likely to fly your way during a match.

Our bonus perk is Fast Hands. The ability to swap weapons quickly allows you to access the GS Magna as fast as possible while Quick Fix regenerates health as soon as you score a kill.

Equipment

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Stim

A Semtex is arguably the most versatile piece of equipment in all of Modern Warfare 2 thanks to its sticky nature. For a further boost of health, the Stim is guaranteed to keep you in the fight for longer.

Is the GS Magna good in Modern Warfare 2?

After using the GS Magna in multiplayer, we can safely say that it's one of the strongest pistols in the entire game. The huge damage output alongside the improved recoil makes it the perfect close-quarters weapon to run alongside any primary weapon you like.

There you have it, that's the best Modern Warfare 2 GS Magna loadout for Season 3 Reloaded. For more, check out our guides showcasing the best sniper rifle and intel on the best Vaznev 9K loadout..

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