Best Modern Warfare 2 assault rifle 2022

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Latest Update: September 27, 2022 -

Following the end of the Modern Warfare 2 beta, all eyes are on the Modern Warfare 2 release date.

Before the full game launches, check out the Modern Warfare 2 guns list to see the other weapons expected to appear in the arsenal.

More often than not, Call of Duty players resort to using the best Modern Warfare 2 assault rifle in order to make an impact in mid-range engagements. The category regularly features weapons with a fast rate of fire and limitless customisation options to cater to all styles of play. Just like the previous titles, Modern Warfare 2 will contain a range of new and familiar ARs.

The Modern Warfare series has featured rifles that have transcended history books as some of the very best guns to use. There's a high chance 2022's Modern Warfare 2 will add to the list.

Before we share the best Modern Warfare 2 assault rifle to use, be sure to check out our other guides showcasing the Modern Warfare 2 perks.

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What is the best Modern Warfare 2 assault rifle?

S Tier Lachmann 556, Kastov 74u

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After the first weekend of the Modern Warfare 2 beta, the Lachmann 556 and the Kastov 74u are the standout performers in the assault rifle category.

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Once the second beta weekend begins and more weapons are available to use, we will update our list with the latest intel.

Modern Warfare 2 AR tier list

As always, there's a high chance some ARs will stand out from the rest of the category. Based on current performance, here's our Modern Warfare 2 AR tier list ranking all of the rifles from best to worst.

S Tier Lachmann 556, Kastov 74u
A TierM4
B TierM16
C Tier
Z Tier
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The Lachmann 556 and the Kastov 74u are currently holding the top spots thanks to their impressive firepower. Close behind is the M4 and although its mobility shines, the high amount of visual recoil makes it tricky to use.

At the bottom of the list is the M16. It may have dominated in previous Modern Warfare titles but its lack of mid-range firepower lets it down.

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Modern Warfare 2 beta start date

The Modern Warfare 2 beta kicks off on September 16, 2022 with PlayStation users getting an exclusive period of early access before the beta opens to all PlayStation users on September 17.

PC and Xbox players can join in the action starting on September 22, 2022.

If you're wondering what the beta will contain, be sure to check out our Modern Warfare 2 beta hub containing all the latest news, leaks, and rumours on what Infinity Ward has in store.

That's everything we know about the best Modern Warfare 2 assault rifle. Once the beta begins and as the Modern Warfare 2 cycle progresses, be sure to check back to find the very best ARs to use in multiplayer. In the meantime, check out our guide showing the Modern Warfare 2 maps.