Best equipment in MW2 & how to unlock

Get the edge with the best equipment!

In Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, players unlock various weapons, equipment, perks, and other essentials by leveling up. Knowing which Lethal and Tactical equipment goes best with your weapons and Perks makes a massive difference in combat. There are 19 Lethal and Tactical equipment in the game. Players can unlock them and try them out to see which suits their playstyle. Here are the best equipment in Modern Warfare 2 and how to unlock them.

How to unlock all Lethal and Tactical equipment in Modern Warfare 2?

While some of the Lethal and Tactical equipment are available as default, you'll need to unlock the others. Leveling up and progressing in the game unlocks the equipment. Make sure to have the best ones in your loadout to stay one step ahead of the opponents. Here's how you can unlock all Lethal and Tactical equipment.

EquipmentCategoryUnlock Requirement
Flash GrenadeTactical equipmentDefault Unlock
Shock StickTactical equipmentDefault Unlock
Smoke GrenadeTactical equipmentReach level 10
Stun GrenadeTactical equipmentReach level 15
Decoy GrenadeTactical equipmentReach level 19
Spotter ScopeTactical equipmentReach level 16
StimTactical equipmentReach level 29
Heartbeat SensorTactical equipmentReach level 40
Snapshot GrenadeTactical equipmentReach level 46
Tear GasTactical equipmentReach level 33
Frag GrenadeLethal equipmentDefault Unlock
Proximity MineLethal equipmentDefault Unlock
Drill ChargeLethal equipmentReach level 7
Molotov CocktailLethal equipmentReach level 17
SemtexLethal equipmentReach level 20
C4Lethal equipmentReach level 23
ClaymoreLethal equipmentReach level 25
ThermiteLethal equipmentReach level 36
Throwing KnifeLethal equipmentReach level 54

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Best Lethal and Tactical equipment to use in MW2

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Shock Stick

The Shock Stick is the best Lethal equipment in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. This electrical device sticks to the surface, destroys equipment, makes vehicles go haywire, and electrocutes enemies.

Decoy Grenade

The Decoy Grenade can be an efficient tool to clear rooms and corners quickly. The Decoy Grenade stimulates movement, gunfire, and radar signatures to bamboozle the enemy. Use this equipment before pushing inside an area with your team to gain a tactical advantage.

Proximity Mine

The Proximity Mine is considered the best Tactical equipment simply because of its damage radius and quick response timing. You can plant this tool behind doors and corners to get a free kill whenever an enemy crosses it. While triggered, it launches into the air and deals devastating damage.


The C4 is another efficient Tactical equipment to have in your arsenal. This equipment sticks to the surface and can be detonated remotely. You can plant it on the flags in Domination and other game modes and use the remote to explode when an enemy is nearby.

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