Best Search and Destroy Class Loadouts in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Search and Destroy is a Call of Duty staple and is a highly competitive game mode featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2</p></div>

Search and Destroy is a Call of Duty staple and is a highly competitive game mode featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2


Search and Destroy is a Call of Duty staple and is a highly competitive game mode.
Here are some of the best classes for you to run on Search and Destroy.

Search and Destroy, often simply referred to as S&D or SnD is a staple of the Call of Duty (COD) franchise. It is a multiplayer mode that has been featured in every main Call of Duty game since the original COD with the only exception being Call of Duty 3. You can find this mode even on Call of Duty Online and Call of Duty: Mobile. 

In this one-sided game mode, players on the attacking side have to either eliminate the defending team or detonate either one of two bomb sites. You only get one life per round generally. This mode is sought after and is highly popular thanks to its high XP potential and kill count. The first team to win four rounds wins the match.

Given that the Search and Destroy mode is incredibly competitive, players are forced to think about all the advantages they can have while entering a match, including the best gun loadouts.

Here are some of the best Search and Destroy class loadouts in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

COD Modern Warfare 2: Best Search and Destroy Class

Classes or loadouts refer to the preset classes available in the game. Apart from weapon choices and attachments, the loadout also includes perks, tactical and lethal equipment, field upgrades, and more. The following weapons and perks are widely considered the best choices for Search and Destroy. 

Primary Weapon: TAQ-56 Assault Rifle Loadout

  • Receiver: TAQ-56

  • Barrel: 17.5″ Tundra Pro Barrel

  • Optic: Cronen Mini Pro

  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56

  • Muzzle: FTAC Castle Comp

  • Rear Grip: Demo Cleanshot Grip/ FSS Combat Grip

  • Ammunition: High Velocity

The TAQ-56 is hands down one of the most popular weapons in the game that can go toe-to-toe with pretty much every other weapon in Modern Warfare 2. This loadout will increase the weapon’s recoil, damage, range, accuracy, and mobility. 

Secondary Weapon: Basilisk 

While in Search and Destroy, one would hope to have their primary weapon locked and loaded, it is nearly impossible to do that. This is where the secondary weapon comes into play. The description of this revolver reads, “A double-action revolver firing .500 Cal rounds, the Basilisk kicks hard but hits harder. Unstoppable in the right hands.


  • Optic: Slimline Pro

  • Laser: Corvus LZR-790/REVO-LSD 7MW

  • Barrel: 10.5'' FTAC Arrow

  • Trigger: Bryson HTA

  • Rear Grip: SO RO-99 Grip/ Akimbo Basilisk

  • Ammunition: .500 Snakeshot

Perks in Modern Warfare 2 Search and Destroy

After choosing your primary and secondary weapons, you need to pick the right perks. Here is a list of perks that you can run:

  • Double Time: Base Perk

  • Bomb Squad:  Base Perk

  • Fast Hands: Bonus Perk

  • Ghost or High Alert: Ultimate Perk

Make sure to always pick Bomb Squad and Double Time by default on Search and Destroy in Modern Warfare 2. While Bomb Squad will ensure that you don’t die instantly by grenades, Double Time will allow you to Tac Sprint for longer durations and crouch faster.

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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.