If you are about to play the game and looking for the best Modern Warfare 2 launcher, this is everything we know so far. Being the game’s central way of blowing things up, launchers include pretty much anything that fires explosives.
In this, we go over what we believe to be the best Modern Warfare 2 launcher, alongside a tier list of all the launchers confirmed so far. We've crammed in as much information as possible, so you can build out your classes and approach to the game with explosions at the forefront!
If you're looking for more information on the game, check out our Modern Warfare 2 gun list, the best Modern Warfare 2 loadouts, and all attachments confirmed so far. That's alongside a look at all the maps set to make an appearance.
What is the best Modern Warfare 2 launcher?
Though this is based on our opinion and play style, we think the best launcher in Modern Warfare 2 is the RPG-7. This gun is classic for a reason. Being one of the quicker weapons on this list, it packs a punch and can be reloaded at a decent pace. You can almost run and gun with it, something strange for a launcher.
Though it is not quite as good at taking down vehicles in the air, it is balanced and easy to use. This makes it our favourite launcher in the game.
Modern Warfare 2 launcher tier list
As is to be expected, the RPG-7 is our favourite launcher in the game.
After this comes the PILA. Though it is not quite as quick as the RPG-7, it comes with the ability to free-fire or lock on, making it a versatile choice. It is good for taking down vehicles, but can also be used in a pinch to take down a cluster of enemies.
Being rather similar to the Javelin, the JOKR finishes out our list. Though it can be very strong, you can only fire it when locking onto an area. This makes it quite hard to use on the fly. You have to pick out a spot, and wait for the right time to fire. When a battle can change direction in an instant, this can leave you unprepared.
How to use launchers in Modern Warfare 2
Launchers are best used from mid-range, giving you the ability to accurately fire it whilst not taking explosive damage. It generally shouldn't be your main weapon, but can be great at clearing out an area or even just scaring the enemy.
If a few of your foes have bunkered down in a position, you can scare them out with a launcher and pick them off with your main weapon. They are also incredibly valuable as your enemies start to call in their kill streaks.
How many launchers are in Modern Warfare 2?
As of launch, there are three launchers in Modern Warfare 2. These three all have different approaches, as detailed in our tier list above.
There's a good chance that, as the game develops, even more will arrive. As such, we'll update our list as soon as we know more!
Now that you know how to build out your launcher class, check out the Modern Warfare 2 trophy list. If you want even more on the game, here are the best graphics settings to use, the best 2 STB 556 loadout, and best Chimera loadout. Those will keep you busy!