The best Victus XMR loadout in Modern Warfare 2
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The Victus XMR is one of the new Season 1 weapons in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. It’s a bolt-action sniper rifle that has the highest damage stat of any sniper currently in multiplayer. Moreover, it looks to be the best overall sniper in the game, at least according to the base stats of all guns in the sniper class. Regardless of all that, though, if players want to take full advantage of the Victus XMR in Modern Warfare 2, they will need to use its best loadout.

By default, the Victus XMR has a giant scope that zooms players in quite far. It also has decent mobility and the ability to one-shot kill enemies from the chest and up. The sniper doesn’t have any glaring weaknesses, but if we were to single out one, it would be its fire rate. The Victus takes slightly longer to rechamber a bullet than other snipers, meaning players are left exposed for longer after firing a shot. This small issue is not fixable with the Victus’ set of attachments, but we can improve one other key area.

Best Victus XMR loadout in Modern Warfare 2

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The stat we’ll be focusing on improving with the Victus’ loadout is mobility. If players can aim down sights quicker, they can pick off enemies at any range much easier. This should make the Victus’ low fire rate a negligible problem.

  • Barrel: Mack 8 21.5″ Short
  • Optic: VLK 4.0x Optic
  • Stock: XRK Rise 50
  • Ammunition: .50 Cal High Velocity
  • Rear Grip: Bruen Q900 Grip

We’ll start off with the barrel, which improves ADS and movement speed at the cost of damage range. The .50 Cal High Velocity ammunition also reduces damage range to increase bullet velocity. But since the Victus already had such a high damage stat, these losses are manageable. Next, we have two attachments to improve mobility in the XRK Rise 50 Stock and Bruen Q900 Grip. Finally, there’s the tried and true VLK 4.0x Optic, which replaces the massive default scope of the Victus.


Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.


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