Best Sniper Loadout In MW2: Quick Scope & Long-Range

As I have played MW2 for 200+ hours, I have found that the MCPR-300 is the most balanced and hard hitting Sniper of Modern Warfare 2. It can be kitted both for Long Range Sniping or Speed.

Below, you’ll find an overall stacked sniper loadout and other viable options! Before I describe the loadout you should be using, I’ll detail all of the Sniper Rifles in Modern Warfare 2.

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Yahya Jamshed has played 200+ hours of Call of Duty games, and on top of that, he’s a fan! He has played every COD game extensively, so you can easily trust his hands-on experience and the information he provides related to Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2!

Key Takeaways

  • There are four unlockable snipers in Modern Warfare 2 at launch.
  • The best sniper is the MCPR-300 with the proper attachments.
  • The SP-X 80 with the proper attachments is excellent for quick scoping.
  • The MCPR-300, with the correct attachments, can kill enemies in one shot at longer ranges.
  • Fast Hands and Ghost are essential for any loadout.

Comparison table for Best Sniper Loadouts;

No.Sniper LoadoutMax LevelMagazine CapacityReserve AmmoFire Modes
2Signal 5024510TBA
3SP-X 8019510TBA
4LA-B 33022510TBA

All Sniper Rifles In Modern Warfare 2

There are four sniper rifles in Modern Warfare 2 at launch, each with unique pros and cons. Any of the four snipers can be kitted with optimized attachments for speed or damage.


MCPR-300 Sniper
Weapon ClassSniper Rifle
Max Level27
Magazine Capacity10
Reserve Ammo20
Fire ModesTBA
How to UnlockUnlocked by default
TacticalSmoke Grenade
LethalProximity Mine
Base Perk 1Extra Tactical
Base Perk 2Double Time
Bonus PerkSpotter
Ultimate PerkGhost
Field Upgrade 1Deployable Cover
Field Upgrade 2Munitions Box
Ammunition.300 Mag Frangible
BoltCronen Smooth Bolt
Barrel19" Silentfire Barrel
LaserCanted Vibro-Dot 7
FSS Merc StockFSS Merc Stock

The first sniper is the MCPR-300, designed to be an all-rounder and overall great weapon. It’s one of the easier Snipers to use on the list and has high Stopping Power, too. Fire Rate is relatively fast, and Bullet Velocity is one of the quickest in the game.

Signal 50

Signal 50 Sniper
Signal 50
Weapon ClassSniper Rifle
Max Level24
Magazine Capacity5
Reserve Ammo10
Fire ModesTBA
How to UnlockUnlocked at Level 44.
PrimarySignal 50
SecondaryLachmann Sub
TacticalFlash Grenade
Base Perk 1Overkill
Base Perk 2Double Time
Bonus PerkCold-Blooded
Ultimate PerkBird's Eye
Field UpgradePortable Radar
OpticSightmax Clear Shot
LaserSchlager PEQ Box IV
StockSO Inline Stock
MuzzleNilsound 90 Silencer
Rear GripSA Finesse Grip

The Signal 50 was the only sniper available in the Modern Warfare 2 Beta, and players praised its incredible Stopping Power. However, Bullet Velocity and Fire Rate take a step back and aren’t the most optimum.

SP-X 80

SP-X 80 Sniper
SP-X 80
PlatformBryson Long Rifle
Weapon ClassSniper Rifle
Max Level19
Magazine Capacity5
Reserve Ammo10
Fire ModesTBA
How to UnlockUnlocked by leveling the LA-B 330 to Level 17.
PrimarySP-X 80
SecondaryP890 / X12 / X13 Auto
TacticalSnapshot Grenade
LethalClaymore / Proximity Mine
Base Perk 1Strong Arm
Base Perk 2Double Time
Bonus PerkFocus
Ultimate PerkBirdseye
Field UpgradeMunitions Box
LaserFSS OLE-V Laser
MuzzleNilsound 90
OpticSignal 50 8x
StockMax DMR Precision
BoltZLR Reinforced Lockbolt

The SP-X 80 is the final sniper to be unlocked in Modern Warfare 2. Where the SP-X 80 shines is in Reload Speed and Bullet Velocity. The stopping power and fire rate are also a force to be reckoned with. Players can easily kit the SP-X 80 for quick scoping and follow-up shots. The SP-X 80 resembles the famously loved Intervention from the old Modern Warfare 2.

LA-B 330

LA-B 330 Sniper
LA-B 330
PlatformBryson Long Rifle
Weapon ClassSniper Rifle
Max Level22
Magazine Capacity5
Reserve Ammo10
Fire ModesTBA
How to UnlockUnlocked by leveling the SA-B 50 to Level 16.
PrimaryLA-B 330
LethalFrag Grenade
Base Perk 1Double Time
Base Perk 2Scavenger
Bonus PerkFast Hands
Ultimate PerkBird's Eye
Field UpgradeTrophy System
Barrel23.5” Fluted R-67
OpticVLK 4.0 Optic
StockZLR T70 Pad Extension
BoltFSS ST87 Bolt
CombAim-Assist 406

The LA-B 330 is Bolt Action and perfect for quick scopers and accurate shooters. Keep in mind that the reload speed and bullet-to-chamber time aren’t the fastest. That said, the damage range on the LA-B 330 is impressive and will come in handy in maps like Taraq.

The Best Sniper Loadout

Modern Warfare 2’s Gunsmith customization system is revolutionary and allows for several weapons to be uniquely kitted. Alternatively, this makes setting up a gun to be the most performant more tedious. Below I’ll outline the sniper you should be using and the exact attachments to make it a mean killing machine.

Best Sniper in Modern Warfare 2
Best Sniper Loadout

The MCPR-300 performed more than adequately in my testing and passed with flying colors. The MCPR-300 is a quick shooter but does not lack in damage or bullet velocity. Moreover, the MCPR-300 holds its ground over long distances, too, provided players account for bullet drop.

I believe kitting the MCPR-300 to be balanced in speed, and damage is the optimum loadout. The attachments below were chosen to help you dominate with the MCPR-300 in medium to long ranges and allow quick follow-up shots.

  • Barrel: 22- OMX-456
  • Muzzle: FTAC Dreadnought
  • Lazer: FSS OLE-V
  • Stock: FSS Merc Stock
  • Magazine: 5-Round MAG

The MCPR-300, combined with the above attachments, becomes the best sniper loadout in Modern Warfare 2. The learning curve for the MCPR-300 isn’t too steep, meaning casual players and veterans can dominate easily.

See my other alternative options below if you’re looking for a less balanced sniper to focus on quick or hard scoping.

Alternative Sniper Loadouts

Some players might want a fast shooter that has incredible follow-up speeds; for this, the SP-X 80 and LA-B 330 are essential. Other players prefer snipers that carry heavy damage over longer ranges, which makes the most sense using the Signal 50 and MCPR-300. I’ve kitted out both a Quickscoping and a Long Range loadout below.

Quick Scoping Loadout

Best Quickscoping Sniper in Modern Warfare 2
Quick scoping Loadout

If kitted for speed, I believe the SP-X 80 turns into a beast at short to medium ranges. Players can scope in swiftly to take out players with one shot at medium ranges. Be warned that longer ranges may require more than one shot to kill due to decreased damage range.

  • Barrel: 22 5′ Elevate-11
  • Muzzle: FTAC Dreadnought
  • Lazer: FSS OLE-V
  • Stock: PVZ-890 TAC
  • Rear Grip: Schlager Match Grip

Long Range Loadout

Best Long-Range Sniper In Modern Warfare 2
Long-Range Loadout

The MCPR-300 is my highlighted pick for long-range sniping, with the Signal 50 being a close second. This version of the MCPR-300 is designed for long-range target tracking and minimal damage loss. Long-range shots above the chest are guaranteed to be a one-shot kill, while targets behind cover might need more.

  • Barrel: 22′ OMX-456
  • Muzzle: FTAC Reaper
  • Lazer: FSS OLE-V
  • Stock: Cronen Lion
  • 5 Round MAG or Long Range Scope


The best sniper loadout in Modern Warfare 2 is useless without the proper practice and experience. As such, I believe players need to spend adequate time in the Firing Range gearing for bullet drop and velocity.

Moreover, your loadout is much more than the weapon and attachments you use. Players should utilize the proper Perks and Field Upgrades to maximize their Kill-Death Ratio. While choosing perks and field upgrades is primarily personal, Fast Hands and Ghost are necessary for any loadout.

With the above loadouts, it shouldn’t be difficult to top the leaderboards and win matches. Just remember to give it time and perfect muscle memory. Alternatively, you could dominate matches with other optimized classes with different weapon types.

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