The best Basilisk loadout in Modern Warfare 2
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If there’s one weapon that is meant to instill fear into players in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, it’s the Basilisk.

Not only does it have arguably the best, and most terrifying, weapon name in the game, but it has a set of attachments that make it one of the strongest guns in multiplayer. For players that were around in Modern Warfare 2019, they’ll either remember this weapon fondly or it could make their blood boil. Regardless, if players want to use the Basilisk in Modern Warfare 2, they’ll want to know its best loadout.

The Basilisk is a magnum-type pistol that carries some special attachments. For any veteran player wondering, yes, the Snakeshot ammunition is back and it’s exclusive to the Basilisk. The Snakeshot ammunition essentially turns the Basilisk into a mini-shotgun. It’s a high-risk, high-reward type of attachment that has made for some ridiculous clips in the past. If players want to use the Basilisk to its highest potential, they’ll want to take advantage of the Snakeshot ammo and a few other attachments in MW2.

Best Basilisk loadout in Modern Warfare 2

There are a couple of different ways players can go with the Basilisk’s loadout. If they want to be the most annoying player possible, they can equip the Basilisk with the Snakeshot ammo and throw on the Akimbo attachment as well. While you’re likely going to hear some interesting death comms, that loadout is the strongest one for the Basilisk.

  • Barrel: 10.5″ FTAC Arrow
  • Laser: REVO-LSO 7MW
  • Trigger Action: Bryston HTA
  • Ammunition: .500 Snakeshot
  • Rear Grip: Akimbo Basilisk

With two weapons in your hands and the Snakeshot ammo equipped, you will absolutely want to keep to close-quarters gunfights with this loadout. The REVO-LSO 7MW laser will help with players’ close-range gunfights and the Bryston HTA trigger action will allow players to fire the Basilisk much faster. This has all the trappings of an annoying loadout in MW2 that you can take full advantage of.

As a final note, you can use the Basilisk in the new Modern Warfare 3 and use this same loadout to great effect. However, you will need to change most of the rest of the class, as the perks have been entirely changed in the new multiplayer title. You can still use the same lethal or tactical as well as a similar secondary weapon. Of course, I suggest using some of the new content first so you can experience some of the fresh items in MW3.

Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 7+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.