What is the Best Assault Rifle in MW2 Season 4? – Answered

One AR to rule them all.

Best Assault Rifle MW2 Season 4
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Season 4 of COD MW2 brings another assault rifle to the game in the form of the Tempus Razorback, and as always, some weapon changes were introduced as well. Now that MW2 is in the fourth major season, plenty of AR options are available, and I’ll go over which one is truly the best. Here is the best Assault Rifle in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2: Season 4.

MW2 Season 4 – What is the Best Assault Rifle?

The best assault rifle in MW2 Season 4 is the TAQ-56, even with so much competition in the AR category. Compared to other weapons in the game, the TAQ continues to prove that it has the best mid-range capabilities. Having recoil control that makes firing the weapon incredibly easy makes the TAQ even more appealing.

Other weapons are close competitors to the TAQ-56 in MW2 Season 4. Both the M4 and the Kastov-74u are still fantastic options. In most cases, these rifles will beat the TAQ in close-quarters fights. However, they will still lose fights against the best submachine guns, and they don’t have great potential for mid-range battles.

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In terms of DLC weapons, the Tempus Razorback is a decent option for MW2 Multiplayer in Season 4, and with the latest round of buffs, the M13B is also a deadly pick. I personally have been utilizing the M13B as much as I can in DMZ and MW2 Search & Destroy. If the other team starts sweating though, you already know it’s the TAQ-56 that I’m taking out to tear through enemies.

As for the attachments that make the TAQ so powerful, most of them are the same. To make the TAQ-56 the best assault rifle in MW2 Season 4 you need five pieces. All of them can be found below.

Best Assault Rifle Loadout in MW2 Season 4:

  • Weapon: TAQ-56
  • Barrel: 17.5″ Tundra Pro Barrel
  • Muzzle: Komodo Heavy
  • Underbarrel: Edge-47 Grip
  • Rear Grip: Demo Cleanshot Grip
  • Stock: TV Cardinal Stock

With all these attachments on the TAQ, racking up kills will feel easier than ever and you will have the whole lobby in your hands. If you decide you want to try out the latest AR instead, check out my guide on the best Tempus Razorback loadout in MW2.

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Daniel Wenerowicz

Dan has been writing gaming guides, news, and features for three years after graduating with a BA in writing . You can find him covering Call of Duty for eternity, action-adventure games, and nearly any other major release.