Best Chimera loadout, attachment and perks in MW2

Best Chimera loadout, attachment and perks in MW2
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Seeking out the best Chimera loadout in MW2? Look no further. The Assault Rifle class is already packed with heavy hitters in Modern Warfare 2. On first glance, newcomers like the Chimera would be hard-pressed to measure up against some of the game’s all-time classics.

That being said, the Chimera is no stranger to the CoD franchise. Long-time Ghosts players will recognise the weapon by its former name; the Honey Badger. And this classic gun is brings a boost in firepower to Season 5, making it one of the most highly sought-after weapons in the game. Speaking of Season 5, be sure to check our guide on how to get the dog in Modern Warfare 2.

A screenshot showcasing the best Chimera loadout in MW2.
A screenshot showcasing the best Chimera loadout in MW2.

Best Chimera loadout and attachment in MW2

  • Laser: VLK LZR 7mW
  • Optic: Cronen Mini Pro
  • Stock: Ravage-8
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
  • Rear Grip: Bruen Flash Grip

For the best Chimera loadout, you equip the VLK LZR 7mW laser, Bruen Flash Grip rear grip, and Ravage-8 stock. These will boost the ADS and sprint-to-fire speed, heavily enhancing the gun’s agility for a more responsive feel during close-range encounters.

The FTAC Ripper 56 underbarrel enhances recoil stability and increases hipfire accuracy, allowing you to precisely hit your targets whether you’re aiming or not.

Lastly, the final piece of perfecting this loadout is the Cronen Mini Pro optic. It’s a good sight option that doesn’t obstruct your view even in heated matches.

Best perks and equipment for Chimera in MW2

  • Base Perk 1: Bomb Squad
  • Base Perk 2: Scavenger
  • Bonus Perk: Fast Hands
  • Ultimate Perk: Quick Fix
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade
  • Lethal: Semtex
MW2 Warzone 2 Chimera Perks
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For perks, we’re going with Bomb Squad and Scavenger to absorb explosive impact and easily restock ammunition. The Fast Hands Bonus Perk enables swift reloading, while Quick Fix rejuvenates your health after every kill. 

With equipment, we went with Flash Grenades to confuse enemies. The Semtex does well to eliminate multiple targets almost instantly.

Best weapons to pair with the Chimera in MW2

Lockwood MK2
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Lockwood MK2 

This Single-shot Marksman Rifle compliments the Chimera’s aggressive AR style perfectly, allowing you to line up headshots and pick off distant foes with the Lockwood rather than committing to moving to their position to take them out. 

Basilisk Handgun

Without the aid of the Overkill perk, the Basilisk is a formidable sidearm choice that can be swapped in for the Chimera in a pinch. The Basilisk can finish off foes already damaged with the Chimera but can deal enough damage on its own merits as a full replacement if ammo is scarce. 

How to unlock the Chimera in MW2

To unlock the Chimera in Modern Warfare 2, get two kills with Assault Rifles in 15 different matches.

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