Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, like most Call of Duty games preceding it, allows players to customize their loadouts in multiplayer to find the right combination that fits their playstyle. Sometimes players can manipulate these loadouts to give themselves a significant advantage over the competition, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is no exception. One player has put together a particularly overpowered Call of Duty: Modern Warfare loadout that he admits is "toxic," but it may very well be the best loadout in the game.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare player Ian shared this "toxic" loadout on the social media app TikTok, where he goes by the username realtemec. To make this class, players need to equip the 725 shotgun and the Riot Shield for their primary and secondary weapons, respectively. For perks, players will want to use Overkill, High Alert, and Battle Hardened. Players then need to equip a claymore in their Lethal slot, and Gas Grenade as their Tactical weapon.
The 725 shotgun in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is notoriously overpowered, with a much longer range than shotguns in many other video games. Players have been able to get kills using the 725 shotgun at a distance that would usually require a sniper rifle, so using it definitely gives players an advantage in the game. The Riot Shield provides protection from behind when not being used, and a ton of defense from the front when it's out. In fact, many players seem to be at a loss when coming across someone that has a Riot Shield in front of them, with their only course of action to throw grenades or lay claymores on the ground, if they even have any available.
Meanwhile, claymores in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare are also notoriously powerful, especially compared to how they worked in previous Call of Duty games. Claymores let players booby-trap entrances that enemies could use to sneak up on them, and they tend to kill their targets more often than not. Infinity Ward has already addressed claymores somewhat, with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare patch 1.06 giving them a slight nerf by making it so stun grenades disable them for a few seconds.
The gas grenade rounds out this "toxic" Call of Duty: Modern Warfare loadout by limiting enemy movement. The perks players may be able to play with a bit if they'd rather have something else equipped, but Overkill will be necessary for players to have both the 725 shotgun and Riot Shield equipped at the same time.
Moving forward, it's likely that Infinity Ward will address some of the more overpowered Call of Duty: Modern Warfare weapons, particularly the 725 shotgun. If Infinity Ward does release a 725 shotgun nerf, it will make this loadout much less effective. But other balance changes that come in future Call of Duty: Modern Warfare updates could in turn make other weapons more powerful, allowing fans like realtemec to come up with new overpowered loadouts.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: Realtemec - TikTok