The best M4 loadouts for Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2

  • November 17, 2022

A staple of “Operator” culture, the M4 platform represents a uniquely American militaria aesthetic that has defined the visual style of Call of Duty: Warzone 2 and the Modern Warfare remakes. A shortened assault rifle that dispenses equal doses of liberalism and 5.56 NATO, the M4 shines as a jack-of-all-trades frame that benefits from both maximalist and minimalist approaches.

While it’s never been a favorite weapon of mine in any game’s arsenal (that honor belongs to the people’s weapon, the AK-47), Modern Warfare 2’s Gunsmith has made its royalty-free take on the Global North’s workhorse almost as versatile as its real-world counterpart. If you scored Modern Warfare 2’s Vault Edition, you’ve already got access to variant M4 frames and a bevy of attachments.