If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Best Modern Warfare 2 Sakin MG38 loadout: The best Sakin MG38 class setup and attachments

Here's the best Sakin MG38 loadout in Modern Warfare 2

Looking for the best Sakin MG38 loadout in Modern Warfare 2? Like most LMGs in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the Sakin MG38 is a remarkable weapon. It's surprisingly accurate and can shred through the enemy team at incredible speed. With a few attachments to increase damage range, bullet velocity, and the ADS speed, the Sakin MG38 can drop enemies in just 3 shots, making it competitive with even the best assault rifles.

In this guide, we'll break down the best Sakin MG38 loadout in Modern Warfare 2, covering the best attachments, secondary weapon, perks, and equipment that you need in your Sakin MG38 class setup.

Unsure what gun to choose in Modern Warfare 2? Confused which weapons pair best with one another? Look no further. The answers to your questions (and more) lie within the video above.

Best Sakin MG38 loadout in Modern Warfare 2

This MW2 best Sakin MG38 loadout offers incredible damage and an excellent TTK at range, able to drop enemies in 3 shots from 50 metres away. It's also accurate and easy to control in bursts, and with a few attachments focused on speed, it's also snappy enough to deal with enemies in close quarters.

Here's the best Sakin MG38 loadout in Modern Warfare 2:

  • Ammunition: 7.62 High Velocity
  • Laser: Schlager PEQ Box IV
  • Muzzle: Polarfire-S
  • Rear Grip: Bruen Q900 Grip Wrap
  • Underbarrel: FSS Sharkfin 90
A close up of the Sakin MG38 in Modern Warfare 2.

Since we want to push the Sakin MG38 to become a 3-shot kill weapon, we recommend using the Polarfire-S suppressor and the 7.62 High Velocity ammo type to boost damage range and bullet velocity. Since the Polarfire-S has a negative effect on ADS speed, equip the Bruen Q900 Grip Wrap and Schlager PEQ Box IV to boost it back up. With these attachments, your ADS speed should even become higher than the default Sakin.

Finally, to gain some extra aiming stability without any negative effects, we suggest using the FSS Sharkfin 90. It'll make you more accurate, and won't have any negative impacts on this MW2 Sakin MG38 loadout. A simple attachment, but it's certainly one of the best for this loadout.

You might notice the lack of an optic, which could concern some with an LMG. Fortunately, the Sakin MG38's default iron sights are good enough to warrant skipping an optic, so use that final attachment slot on the Sharkfin underbarrel mentioned above instead.

Best secondary weapon

Since the Sakin MG38 performs best at medium-long range, we recommend using a short-range weapon as your secondary. Our list of the best SMGs in Modern Warfare 2 includes some top-tier weapons that'll do the trick, including our best MP5 loadout, best FSS Hurricane loadout, and best VEL 46 loadout. Shotguns are also excellent for dropping enemies in a single shot, so you could also consider using a Lockwood 300 or Expedite 12.

Best perks and equipment

To equip the weapons mentioned above, you'll need to use the Overkill perk. It's generally regarded as one of the best perks in Modern Warfare 2, allowing you to equip a primary weapon in your secondary slot. Double Time is also ideal in this MW2 Sakin MG38 loadout, as it lets you use tactical sprint for longer. Fast Hands is the best bonus perk here, allowing you to swap between weapons faster. For your ultimate perk, use Ghost to remain hidden from enemy UAVs.

For your tactical equipment, the Stim Shot is an obvious pick, as it'll boost you back to full health in just two seconds. In your lethal slot, use the Thermite grenade, as it offers excellent AoE damage that will weaken groups of enemies considerably.

That wraps up our best Sakin MG38 loadout in Modern Warfare 2. If you want to try another LMG setup, take a look at our 556 Icarus loadout. For other meta weapons, check out our best M4 loadout, best FTAC Recon loadout, and best SP-X 80 loadout. You can also stick around and learn more about Modern Warfare 2's upcoming hardcore mode, attachment tuning, and everything you need to know about Warzone 2.


Activision Blizzard are currently the subject of a number of legal actions, labour disputes and allegations of workplace harassment. Rock Paper Shotgun will continue to write about these issues, as well as covering Activision Blizzard games as part of our commitment to cover subjects of interest to our readers. The latest news can always be found under our Activision Blizzard tag.

About the Author
Hayden Hefford avatar

Hayden Hefford

Guides Writer

Zombies. Walkers. Shamblers. Whatever you call them, Hayden is definitely a fan. He can usually be found in front of a screen, playing the latest survival games and trying to hide from the real world. His eyes haven't turned square yet, but the possibility is certainly scary.

Support Rock Paper Shotgun and get your first month for £1

Get your first month for £1 (normally £3.99) when you buy a Standard Rock Paper Shotgun subscription. Enjoy ad-free browsing, our monthly letter from the editor, and discounts on RPS merch. Your support helps us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information
Comments
Rock Paper Shotgun logo

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Buy RPS stuff here
Rock Paper Shotgun Merch