Call of Duty Modern Warfare offers a competitive matchmaking experience with 2 Ranked Play game modes. Players choose to use the most powerful weapons and perks in these high-stakes matches to emerge victorious. The TAQ-56 and Vaznev-9k are the most popular weapon choices for Call of Duty League (CDL) pros and ranked players.
The TAQ-56 has a high stopping power and a controllable recoil, making it viable for long-range gunfights. The Vaznev-9k is an excellent companion weapon as it can dish out high-damage numbers for close-quarters combat. This combination can be lethal and helps players to get higher ranks.
Let’s look at the most effective ranked play loadouts for Modern Warfare 2 Season 3.
TAQ-56 and Vaznev-9k remain Modern Warfare 2 ranked metas
Activision introduced a series of weapon adjustments with the Season 3 update. The TAQ-56 received a heavy nerf, with the developers reducing its overall headshot damage. The Vaznev-9k also took a similar hit, with its headshot damage reduced. However, the changes did not diminish its popularity in the Ranked Play game mode.
TAQ-56 and Vaznev-9k weapon manufacturing
The TAQ-56 is the competitive assault rifle choice for players looking to break into the top 250 leaderboards. This is a great weapon that can do heavy damage in long range combat while maintaining mobility for quick reloads. Here is a complete build for the TAQ-56 that can be used in Modern Warfare 2 Ranked Mode.
- Barrel: 17.5″ Tundra Pro Barrel
- Underbarrel: fss sharkfin 90
- arms and ammunition: 5.56 High Velocity
- Rear Grip: Demo Cleanshot Grip
- inventory: tv xline pro
17.5″ Tundra Pro barrel increases damage range, hip fire accuracy and bullet velocity. FSS Sharkfin 90 increases target stability and improves the rifle’s handling statistics. 5.56 high-velocity rounds increase bullet velocity but overall damage reduce the range.
The Demo CleanShot Rear Grip increases Aim Down Sight (ADS) and sprint-to-fire speed. The TV Xline Pro Stock Attachment increases ADS Speed, Crouch Movement Speed, and Sprint Speed.
The Vaznev-9k is a hard-hitting sub-machine gun (SMG) with a fast time-to-kill (TTK) speed at close range. The weapon can quickly finish off any enemy operator who decides to push in Modern Warfare 2. Its default mobility stats are another reason for its high popularity among players. Here is Vaznev-9k’s complete build for ranked matches.
- Muzzle: bruen pendulum
- Underbarrel: commando foregrip
- inventory: otrezat stock
- Rear Grip: True-Tach Grip
The Bruin pendulum muzzle offers increased recoil control, both horizontal and vertical. The Commando Foregrip is a great under-barrel choice because it increases recoil control and target stability, making the SMG more user-friendly. The Otrezat stock increases sprint speed and target walking speed, while the Tru-Tac rear grip increases ADS and sprint-to-fire speed.
It’s important to note that both weapons aim to capitalize on each weapon’s strengths when it comes to their agility, damage output, and handling stats. Players can modify these setups to perfectly fit their playstyle on the advanced Gunsmith platform.