If you’re looking to rank up in Search and Destroy in Modern Warfare 2, then you’ll want to make sure you’re using the best loadouts.

That’s where Call of Duty expert Hero comes in. In a recent video, Hero goes over what he believes to be the best Search and Destroy loadouts to use in ranked play.

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In a slower-paced and round-based mode like Search and Destroy, it’s important to make sure you’ve got the best weaponry to win the fight when it comes along. Otherwise, you’ll be sitting and watching the rest of the round play out.

TAQ-56 loadout

Described as the “no recoil AR” that all the professionals use according to Hero, the TAQ-56 is a monster of an assault rifle and for Search and Destroy, this is one you’ll definitely want to try.

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

Vaznev-9k loadout

Next up is the ridiculous Vaznev-9k. This submachine gun dominates in the close range, and can even hold its own in the medium. If you like to play fast, this one is for you.

MuzzleAVR T-90 Comp
UnderbarrelEdge-47 Grip
StockOtrezat Stock
Rear GripTrue-Tac Grip

Kastov 545 loadout

If you’re looking for a hybrid of the Vaznev-9k and the TAQ-56, then you want the Kastov 545. This one is Hero’s “preferred and favorite gun in ranked play,” so it may be worth testing out in your games.

MuzzleXTEN Havoc 90
UnderbarrelEdge-47 Grip
Ammo5.56 High Velocity
OpticSlimline Pro
Rear GripTrue-Tac Grip

VEL 46 loadout

The “other pro-approved SMG” is next on the list with the VEL 46. This one competes with the Vaznev-9k, according to Hero, so if you’re looking for something a little different, then give this one a go.

MuzzleAVR T-90 Comp
UnderbarrelEdge-47 Grip
Mag30 Round
StockLM Precision Stock
Rear GripSchlager Soldier Grip

FJX Imperium loadout

And, of course, you couldn’t have a top-five list of Search and Destroy loadouts without having a sniper. The FJX Imperium comes in thanks to its accuracy and one-shot kill potential.

BarrelTac-Command 19″
Carry HandleField-Wrapped Handle
OpticVLK 4.0 Optic
BoltFJX Blast
Rear GripSkull-40

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