If you’re looking to up your performance in Ranked Play in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Season 3, then you’ve found the right post.

In a recent video from Call of Duty guru Hero on YouTube he goes over the best Modern Warfare 2 ranked play loadouts for Season 3.

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The best ranked loadouts you need to try in Modern Warfare 2

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It is, of course, worth remembering that weapon tuning is banned in ranked, so don’t expect the finer details in this one. However, if you’re looking to take the build into multiplayer, feel free to fine-tune the weapons how you see fit!

TAQ-56 ranked loadout

It should come as no surprise that the TAQ-56 continues to remain on every list, for just about every style of Call of Duty gameplay you’re looking at.

This weapon has been an absolute demon since it was released, and in ranked play, it’s exactly that.

StockTV LPX-434
UnderbarrelEdge-47 Grip
Rear GripDemo Cleanshot Grip
MuzzleFTAC Castle Comp
Ammo5.56 High Velocity.

Vaznev-9k ranked loadout

Another weapon that has been a top contender season after season, is the Vaznev-9k. This powerful SMG is perfect for close quarters, but what makes it stand out is that it still competes in the medium range too, and has the mobility to boot.

If you’re looking for a multifaceted SMG, this is the one.

UnderbarrelEdge-47 Grip
Rear GripTrue-Tac Grip
MuzzleAVR-T90 Comp

Kastov 545 ranked loadout

Returning to assault rifles, the deadly Kastov 545 is up next. This is another hybrid-style weapon, with the range to compete with other ARs but the quickness to keep it in battle with any SMGs.

Similar to the Vaznev, if you want to be able to hold your own in different situations, this is a solid choice.

OpticSlimline Pro
UnderbarrelEdge-47 Grip
Rear GripTrue-Tac Grip
Ammo5.45 High velocity

VEL 46 ranked loadout

Speaking of movement, the VEL 46 is king. This weapon shreds, but does so while you fly around the map and enter combat nearly instantly.

If you want to be the fastest player in the server and still pack a punch, try out this VEL 46 loadout.

StockLM Precision Stock
UnderbarrelEdge-47 Grip
Rear GripSchlager Soldier Grip
Mag30 Round
MuzzleAVR-T90 Comp

BAS-P ranked loadout

The final weapon on the list is referred to as a “bit of a wild card” by Hero. The BAS-P recently saw some updates that have made it quite strong, and a weapon worth using in ranked play.

He believes this weapon competes well in the current SMG ranked meta, so give it a shot!

StockBruen Flash V4 Stock
UnderbarrelXTEN Nexus Grip
Rear GripBruan Flash Grip
OpticSlimline Pro
MuzzleAVR-T90 Comp

There you have it, Hero’s five best ranked loadouts to use in Modern Warfare 2.

We recommend finding the weapon that fits your playstyle, and if you feel it’s necessary, change an attachment or two. These are great loadouts, but it’s not always a once size fits all.

Good luck, and may you reach your best rank yet!

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