Best RPK loadout, attachments and perks in MW2

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Looking for the best RPK loadout in MW2? We got you covered. One of the biggest and most consistent on-going marvels in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 has been how lethal and over-powered the RPK is. Since it became the meta, the power of the light machine gun has yet to diminish and it continues to be one of the most broken weapons in the game.

In fact, every time you get on MW2, you’ll likely find someone using the RPK in your lobby, especially in Warzone 2. So if you haven’t already checked out all MW2 and Warzone Season 5 weapons list, be sure to do so. For now, let us take you through the best RPK loadout and attachments in MW2.

A screenshot of the AK-47 rifle in Blackout featuring elements from MW2 and Warzone 2 alongside the RPK.

Best Warzone 2 RPK loadout and attachments in MW2

  • Muzzle: ZLR Talon 5
  • Underbarrel: Lockgrip Precision-40
  • Optic: Aim Op-V4
  • Rear Grip: Demo-X2 Grip
  • Ammunition: 7.62 High Velocity

Our best loadout for the RPK begins with the ZLR Talon 5 attachment, which makes the gun easier to control, shoot farther, and faster. Then, you can add the FTAC Ripper 56 and Lockgrip Precision-40 to make the gun even more stable and easier to handle when shooting.

Most players often like the Aim Op-V4 because it’s a simple one-zoom attachment with a clear sight. Using 7.62 High Velocity rounds can help make it feel easier for you to hit targets that are far away.

Best Perks & Equipment for Warzone 2 RPK loadout

  • Base Perk 1: Overkill
  • Base Perk 2: Double Time
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Ghost
  • Lethal: Drill Charge
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade

For perks, Double Time helps you move quicker on the map, while Overkill allows you to carry a strong SMG like the Vaznev-9k alongside another weapon. Fast Hands keeps you agile when using a heavy LMG like the RPK, and Ghost keeps you hidden from UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.

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As for gear, we go with the Drill Charge because it can tunnel through walls to force out campers. The Flash Grenade is also a good option as it can blind an opponent for a few seconds, giving you a good chance to eliminate them.

How to unlock the RPK in MW2

You can access the RPK by leveling the Kastov 762 to level 16.

Best weapons to pair with the RPK in MW2

Fennec 45

Along with the RPK itself, the Fennec 45 is also one of the on-going meta’s in MW2. And seeing that the RPK isn’t a close range weapon, it doesn’t hurt to fill that gap with a submachine gun like the Fennec 45. It’s bullet velocity is arguably second to none, and whether you play MW2 or Warzone 2, you can’t go wrong with equipping the Fennec 45 alongside your RPK build.

Lachmann Sub

Continuing on the theme of submachine guns, the Lachmann Sub is a great secondary choice to have with your RPK. The MP5 feel and elusiveness that comes with the light mobility it bares, makes it one of the best submachine guns in the game, allowing you to fly around while providing pin-point accuracy from close range, and even mid-range to an extent.

Best RPK loadout and attachments FAQ

What are the best optics for the RPK in MW2 and Warzone 2?

The best optics to use for the RPK are the SZ Vortex-90 or the SZ-Holotherm. Both will provide you with a clean view and have great toggle perks as well.

Will the RPK be the meta still in MW2 and Warzone 2 come Season 2?

Probably not, seeing that the RPK has been the ultimate meta for well over a month and a half now. So be prepared for it to be nerfed come the launch of Season 2.

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Olivier Dumont

Olivier Dumont is a US Sports Games Writer for VideoGamer. He's in charge of writing news pieces, guides, and features on US Sports video games, including Madden, NBA 2K, NHL, and MLB The Show.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022)

  • Release Date: October 27, 2022
  • Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox Series X
  • Genre(s): Action, First-Person Shooter, Shooter