The best Kastov-74u loadout in MW2
Here’s how to unlock the Kastov-74u and what the best attachments to use on the weapon are.
The Kastov-74u is technically an Assault Rifle in MW2 but is one of the best and most versatile weapons in the game. It can be used as a SMG or an AR, doing a fantastic job from any range and in any gunfight.
It is very similar to the AK74u that dominated the Cold War season. The gun was a SMG back in Treyarch's last Call of Duty but is still packing as much of a punch now.
The Kastov-74u is so powerful that it is the first gun to be given the GA treatment by competitive Call of Duty players. That means that it is too good to be used in competitive play. It's a weapon that can truly dominate.
The fact that it's not going to be seen in the Call of Duty League this year doesn't mean that you can't run with it in your MW2 games. Expect to destroy your opposition using this one.
How to unlock the Kastov-74u
Infinity Ward have changed the way that guns are unlocked in Modern Warfare 2. Instead of getting every gun through Military Ranks, some are unlocked by levelling up other weapons.
The Kastov-74u is one of these such weapons. It has a long and drawn out process in order to be useable. The grind for the gun is most definitely worth it though.
Follow these steps in order to unlock the Kastov-74u:
- Reach Level 23 in Military Rank in order to unlock the Kastov 762 Assault Rifle.
- Level the Kastov 762 Assault Rifle to Level 16, thus unlocking the Kastov 545.
- Level up the Kastov 545 to Level 13. This will finally unlock the Kastov-74u for use in multiplayer.
In total, that's 52 various different levels you have to gain in order to be able to use the Kastov-74u.
The best loadout for the Kastov-74u in MW2
So what is best to put on the Kastov-74u?
The gun is so capable that any set of attachments will make it fantastic to use but we've gone for a balance of speed and accuracy to keep you winning gunfights from all ranges.
The attachments to use on the Kastov-74u:
- Muzzle: XTEN Havoc 90
- Barrel: BR209 Barrel
- Laser: Schlager Peq Box IV
- Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
- Rear Grip: True-Tac Grip
There is no need to have an optic on the 74u. The iron sights are clean and provide a lot of visibility. If you are less confident in your aiming ability then taking away the laser sight and replacing it with the Cronen Mini Red Dot optic may be the right move for you.
The Karstov-74u is perfect on the small-to-mid sized maps in the game. Look out for people using it on Farm 18, Mercado Las Almas and El Bagra Fortress. Those three in particular really play into the style of the best Kastov-74u build in MW2.
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