Best FTAC Recon Loadout in MW2 (2023)

best ftac recon loadout

Last Updated on 30 March, 2023

Best FTAC Recon Loadout in Modern Warfare 2 – Modern Warfare 2’s FTAC Scout Battle Rifle is one of the most powerful options out there. We’re breaking down the attachments, perks, and gear needed to create the best FTAC Scout loadout for Modern Warfare 2.

How to unlock the FTAC Recon in MW2?

Modern Warfare 2’s FTAC Recon can be unlocked via the M4 platform, and it will be unlocked once you level up the M4 to level 13.

Thanks to the Universal Attachments, you should be able to use some FTAC Recon attachments when you unlock them.


  • Muzzle: Shred CP90 Compensator
  • Barrel: 419mm EXF Barrel
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Reflex
  • Magazine: 15-Round Mag
  • Rear Grip: XTEN Grip

We rolled out the best Modern Warfare 2 FTAC scout loadout with a Shred CP90 Compensator muzzle and 419mm EXF barrel to turn the weapon into a two-shot monster at short range.

It gets really bouncy as you shoot from further away, so make sure to use the weapon to your advantage. The choice of optics is up to you, but the Cronen Mini Reflex is a solid choice for close quarters combat.

You’ll find that the default 10 rounds may not be enough to kill multiple enemies, so we’ve upgraded it with a 15-Round Magazine. The magazine will affect the maneuverability of the FTAC Recon, so using the XTEN Grip will compensate for that.

Perks & Equipment

  • Base Perk 1: Battle Hardened
  • Base Perk 2: Bomb Squad
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Ghost
  • Lethal Equipment: Semtex
  • Tactical Equipment: Flash Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Dead Silence

When scouting with Modern Warfare 2’s FTAC, we’ll use the classic Battlefield Refinement and Bomb Squad (E.O.D) combo to protect you from all types of gear.

Then Fast Hands is the perfect bonus for balancing the smaller 15-round magazine. Ghost, on the other hand, is always a solid choice for Ultimate Perk, so we recommend using it with the best FTAC Recon mount.

Flash Bangs are very powerful in Modern Warfare 2, so we paired them with Semtex to blind your enemies and explode. Finally, Dead Silence ensures that you can move quietly around the map to execute some nifty flanking strategies.

Other alternatives to the FTAC Recon in MW2

There are many viable alternatives to the FTAC Scout Battle Rifle for Modern Warfare 2, such as the classic M4 or KASTOV-74u. However, if you’re looking for something to dominate at close range, the Lachmann Sub is another great option.

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