‘Modern Warfare 2’ best M4 attachments and loadout

Which are the best M4 attachments to use?

Modern Warfare 2 launched with a brand new set of maps, a new suite of weapons and a revised gunplay system. The M4 proved itself to be a fantastic weapon at launch, and is easily one of the best assault rifles you can pick up to this day, even in Season 3.

While the M4 is definitely one of the best weapons in Modern Warfare 2, you will need to pair it with a suitable loadout, and that means Perks, Field Upgrades and more. This best M4 loadout guide will lead you through the process of setting up a mid-range build that allows you to get in close, while also doing enough damage at a distance for when needed.

We’ll talk you through the best attachments to use with the new M4, and give some suggestions as to what to bring into battle alongside it. Let’s roll out!

‘Modern Warfare 2’ best M4 attachments


Let’s start off with the best M4 attachments to use in Modern Warfare 2. Here’s the list at a glance:

  • Barrel: Tempus Hightower 20″Barre
  • Stock: Demo Precision Elite Factory
  • Rear: XTEN Grip
  • Under: VX Pineapple Vert Grip
  • Muzzle: Forge-TAC Castle Compensator

This M4 loadout prioritises stability at mid-range. You’ll be able to control recoil for hip-fire, but should always attempt to move into ADS while firing to steady your aim. This is an incredibly versatile gun, that can really do damage at range when mounted as well.

Best M4 loadout

Now onto the best M4 loadout. While you will have a decent weapon using the attachments above, you’ll need to head into battle with complimentary Perks and gear. Here’s what to use:

  • Secondary: X12
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Perk 1: Extra Tactical
  • Perk 2: Double Time
  • Bonus Perk: Focus
  • Ultimate Perk: Ghost

Given how fast-paced battle can be in Modern Warfare 2, you’ll want to use Double Time and a fast Secondary. Having an extra Flash Grenade can be a real lifesaver, and lowering flinching using the Focus Perk will progressively help you as the match unfolds. Ghost is necessary here, as you will have noticed just how many UAVs are activated in Team Deathmatch. Stay quiet, fast and steady.


That’s all you need to know about the best M4 loadout in Modern Warfare 2. For more help with the game, check out our guide on Killstreaks. Once you’re done there, consider giving the FSS Hurricane a go. It’s a great SMG that really rises to meet the high pace currently present in the game.

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