Learn best custom loadouts in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019 (CoD MW)! Find out the recommended best weapons, equipment, killstreaks, customizations, & perks
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Best Beginner Custom Loadouts (Updated October 27, 2019)
Run And Gun Loadout
|Primary||M4A1 or Kilo 141|
|Lethal||Frag Grenade or Molotov Cocktail|
|Perk 1||Double Time|
|Perk 3||Tune Up until Shrapnel|
All You Need To Start Gunning
This build contains everything you will need to start learning the ropes of being a deadly rifleman. This loadout contains a versatile and easy to use rifle, a perk that boosts mobility, grenades and useful killstreaks!
Can Be Assembled Early
All you need to do is reach a maximum of Rank 13 to fully assemble the loadout. This can be done in approximately 90 minutes of multiplayer gameplay.
2 Lethal Items At your Disposal
Throw a Molotov when in doubt! The Shrapnel perk will allow you to carry 2 lethal equipments, allowing you to use them more freely. Throw Molotovs at objectives or through windows to damage unsuspecting enemies!Find All Lethal List here!
Get Intel Constantly With Hardline & UAV
Hardline Perk reduces the killstreak cost by 1, meaning you'll get Personal Radar fast with 2 kills, and a UAV with 3 kills. They will give enemy positions to you on the minimap, helping you and the whole team!Check out All Perk Guide here!
Jack of All Trades Loadout
|Primary 1||MP5 - SMG|
|Primary 2||M4A1 / PKM|
|Perk 2||High Alert|
Versatile Close to Mid Range Build
This loadout increases your flexibility thanks to the Overkill perk which lets you equip 2 primary weapons. The M4A1 or PKM weapons can get you easy kills in mid range, while switching to the MP5 turns you into a deadly close quarters soldier.
Lock Down Tight Spaces
This build is especially useful when fighting in enclosed spaces. Other than using MP5 SMG to clear rooms, you can lock down corridors with the suppressive prowess of a mounted PKM, or an assault rifle.Learn the Mounting Mechanics With This Guide Here!
Easy To Build Thanks To Low Unlock Level
Thanks to the low unlock level, the items in this loadout are relatively easy to obtain and use in the build. You will be able to gain an advantage against others early on in multiplayer!
Focus On Awareness & Security
This build also helps you survive for longer during matches thanks to the Claymore and High Alert perk. You can cover your rear when moving with the claymore, while the High Alert perk lets you know if you've been seen!
Best Advanced Custom Loadouts
Objective-Focused Breacher Build
|Primary||725 - Shotgun / R9-0 - Shotgun|
|Secodary||.357 - Handgun / .50 GS - Handgun|
|Perk 1||Quick Fix|
|Perk 2||Pointman / Ghost|
Built For Breaching Objectives
This loadout uses the 725 / R9-0 Shotgun's insane stopping power to be the brunt of assaults against objectives. Dedicate yourself on assault, breach & clearing out objectives non-stop for your team.
Use Pointstreaks Instead Of Killstreak
As your focus will be on objectives instead of KD, you'll likely get more points than killstreaks due to the inherent danger of being a breacher. Playing objectives will net more points however, so Pointman is chosen for this build.
Throw Everything You Got When Breaching
With 2 frags and a stun grenade, you can suppress an objective long enough to get close and personal with your 725 shotgun. Don't forget to toss everything before going in.
Works Great For Close-Quarter Maps Too
This loadout works well in smaller maps like Shoot House where encounter range is close. Swap Pointman for Ghost if you want to. For non-shottie user, use the loadout below.Check out All Maps here!
Aggressive CQC Build
|Primary||MP5 - SMG|
|Secodary||.50 GS - Handgun|
|Perk 1||Quick Fix|
Run & Gun Focused Gameplay
This build focuses on being able to run around the map as fast as you can, while at the same time, being able to dispatch enemies as quickly as possible. This is best used in small maps as the MP5 is a close range weapon.
Gain Health Regen Per Kill
Having the Quick Fix perk is very useful in this build as it increases health regen per kill. This will allow you to sustain yourself during fights, and helps you participate in multiple back-to-back gunfights.
Quickly Swap to Handgun Instead of Reloading
The Amped perk is also useful as you can quickly swap to your handgun if your weapon runs out of bullets. You can quickly down an enemy with the .50 GS thanks to its high damage!
Throwing Knife is an Instant Kill
The throwing knife is also useful as it gives you another option on dispatching targets. Aside from being a one-hit-kill, you can also retrieve it from fallen enemies to use again!
Stealth Hunter Build
|Primary||Any fast-firing Assault Rifle|
|Perk 1||Quick Fix|
An Initiative-Based Hunter Loadout
This loadout focuses on taking the initiative to hunt down enemy units and exploit weaknesses in enemy lines to rack up kills. It focuses on stealth and recon for the user to determine the best method of approach.
May Require Some Grinding To Unlock Everything
Many components of this build are unlocked at higher ranking, making it difficult to obtain early on. Silencers needed for this build require the player to make many kills with the weapon to unlock.Check Out The How To Level Up Weapons Guide Here!
Designated Marksman Support Build
|Primary||MK2 Carbine - Marksman Rifle|
|Secodary||PILA - Launcher / .357 - Handgun|
Instead of camping, this sniper loadout focus on moving along with your team & assisting them in as many ways as possible: You cover their breach with a replenishing Stun grenade, you shoot down pesky UAVS exposing your team, you spot and deal with claymores & C4 that's in their paths, while covering them with your marksmen rifle.
Detect Explosives Early With Spotter
Spotter Perk lets you see and mark items through walls. It will provide valuable intel on hidden C4, Claymore & other dangers for you & your teammates.
Bring Down Killstreak Quickly With PILA
Whether its a UAV, a Gunship or a Wheelson, enemy killstreaks can be a pain for your team. As most players are optimized for making kills & can't effectively handle them, you have to pick up the slack and deal with these killstreaks for your team, making some points along the way.Check Out All Killstreaks Here!
Be Generous With Grenades Thanks To Restock
Restock Perk lets you regenerate equipments over 30 seconds, so no need to be stingy - throw a frag or two before your buddies go into rooms or objectives.Check Out The Frag Grenade Guide Here!
Cover Fire With MK2 Carbine
MK2 Carbine has good damage, accuracy and quick fire rate. It can snipe but also be used for close quarters when you need it, making it a solid all-rounder.Check Out The MK2 Carbine Here!
What Are Custom Loadouts?
Custom Loadouts are a set of classes that allow you to create your own personal; different from the pre-made classes that you start out in Multiplayer. Here, you can further tweak your equipment to your liking to get better in Multiplayer.
Unlocked at Level 4
You will be able to unlock Custom Loadouts once you reach Level 4 or "Private 4" in Multiplayer. If you are not yet at that level, you will only be able to use pre-made classes in Multiplayer.Check out Best Default Loadouts Guide here!
Best Custom Loadout Criteria
Below is a list of criteria that was used to recommend custom loadouts.
Versatility & Ability to Adapt
The recommended custom loadouts need to be versatile and flexible enough to still be viable when presented with different situations. It must be able to hold its own when an unexpected event happens during matches.
Ability To Increase Survivability
These loadouts must also be able to give the player sustain in order to stay alive longer. Staying alive will allow you to easily reach the required kills to activate killstreaks.
DPS & Ability to Kill
Recommended loadouts should also be able to have a high DPS in order to quickly rack up the kills. These allow you to get to your killstreaks faster, and further dominate the match.
Focus on Weapon Strengths
These setups were also designed to further highlight the strengths of the weapons in the loadout. Increasing the performance of the weapons in the build allow you to take and complete match objectives more efficiently.Check Out The Complete Weapons List Here!
Step-By-Step Custom Loadout Creation Guide
|1||Think of situations you're having trouble with, or a certain mechanic you want to enhance upon.|
|2||Find the best weapons & equipment to deal with the threat or enhance, and build around that.|
|3||Fill in weapons & equipment to complement the main equipment / mechanic.|
|4||Pick perks to augment your main equipment.|
|5||Fill in the rest of the loadout slots with things you are comfortable with.|
Pick Something, Then Build Around It
There are many customization available in CoD: MW, and it is easy to get lost in the maze of choices. Pick 1 mechanic or focus like stealth or Ant-Air and set it as the center of your loadout, then build around that.
Test Out Your Loadouts With Bots
Dont forget to take your new loadout for a ride using bots! You might find that your focus could be underachieving or you need more utility rather than a one-trick-pony.Check Out The How To Set Up Bots Guide Here!
Creating Custom Loadouts For Different Situations
Make Loadouts To Handle Battlefield Conditions Beforehand
Battlefield conditions change constantly: Sporadically occurrences such as a raging Infantry Assault Vehicle or a flying Gunships are rare, but just one could ruin your day & performance if you've got no way to counter them. Create loadouts to handle them before a fight.Check Out The Complete Killstreak List Here!
Sample Situational Loadouts
The following loadouts serve a special or niche purposes. They may be too focused to be considered the best loadouts, but will serve well when the situation demands it.
|Primary||M91, or AK-47|
LMG / Assault Rifle
|Easily shoot down drones with the M91.|
If LMG feels too unwieldy, pick the AK-47 for its high damage.
|Lock on and shoot down larger aircraft|
|Avoid being targeted by aircraft in the field|
Avoid being spotted digitally before you shoot UAVs down
Find Killsteaks & targets faster
|Lethal||Any||Any lethal is fine.|
|Tactical||Heartbeat Sensor||Give you an idea if the area is safe to stay for shooting down aircraft.|
Loadout to Single-Handedly Clear The Sky
This loadout lets you tackle anything that flies in the game so far - High damaging gun to eliminate drones while being able to fire missiles at high-altitude / fast aircrafts. Pop this loadout once in a while to help your team and get points.Check Out Aerial Killstreaks Here!
Anti-Vehicle, Tank Build
|Primary||Any weapon||You will often have to fight your way to get in range of the enemy vehicles. Pick a weapon you're good with here.|
|PILA does the most per-shot damage to vehicles. For bigger blast radius and utility vs bunkers, choose RPG-7|
Shrapnel or Spotter
|Run longer to get to & chase down targets|
Recharge your equipment to be able to fight longer.
Pick Shrapnel to throw 2 Thermite in succession to wreck vehicles fast, or finding vehicles faster.
|Lethal||Thermite or C4||Thermites deals damage to vehicles and is easier to hit with.|
C4 can deal massive damage.
|Tactical||Stim||Heal faster and run more to increase your chance of getting to your target.|
Mobility Is Covered
Vehicles have higher mobility than infantry, and will often retreat from the area if they are under attack. This loadout has mobility covered so you can get to / chase down vehicles fast even if they run off.
Focuses On Burst Damage
You'll be at an disadvantage versus vehicles most of the time, so finishing them off ASAP will greatly determine your survival. Remember to fire PILA and Thermite at the same time to ensure maximum burst damage.