Best Minibak MW2 loadout: Class setup, Attachments & Perks
The Minibak is a deadly and highly-mobile SMG in MW2 that shreds opponents at close quarters if you have the best loadout for the weapon.
Based on the real world PP-19 Bizon, the Minibak is an SMG in Modern Warfare 2 that excels at close range. It offers exceptional mobility and has a forgiving recoil pattern making it an easy gun to use.
Its stand-out feature is its unique helical magazine that holds 64 rounds by default which is the most of any SMG and even comparable to some LMGs.
With the arrival of Ranked Play, the Minibak has become a popular off-meta option. Its huge magazine and fast handling make it perfect for taking down an entire team without having to reload.
- Best Minibak MW2 loadout: Attachments
- Best Minibak MW2 loadout: Perks & Equipment
- How to unlock the Minibak in MW2
- Best alternatives to the Minibak in MW2
Best Minibak MW2 loadout: Attachments
- Muzzle: AVR-T90 Comp
- Laser: Corio LAZ-44 v3
- Optic: Cronen Mini Pro
- Stock: Otrezat Stock
- Rear Grip: True-Tac Grip
The AVR-T90 Comp is the most important attachment on the Minibak as this muzzle improves the SMG’s otherwise challenging horizontal recoil. As this attachment alone makes the recoil easy to control the remaining slots can be used to improve handling.
To optimize weapon handling use both the True-Tac Grip and Otrezat Stock to enhance the Minibak’s ADS speed and overall mobility. This will turn ensure that the Minibak maintains its strengths as an SMG and dominates close quarter gunfights.
Although the Minibak’s iron sights are decent there’s no harm in improving visibility whilst firing. It’s ideal to use a clear close range optic such as the Cronen Mini Pro to make tracking enemy movement easier.
If you want to make the Minibak handle even faster the Corio LAZ-44 v3 is an excellent laser to use. However, this can’t be used in Ranked Play so for competitive it’s best to run just four attachments.
Best Minibak MW2 loadout: Perks & Equipment
- Base Perk 1: Battle Hardened
- Base Perk 2: Tracker
- Bonus Perk: Cold-Blooded
- Ultimate Perk: Ghost
- Lethal: Frag Grenade
- Tactical: Stim
Kick off your perk choices with Battle Hardened, a Base Perk that reduces the intensity and duration of tactical equipment. It’s especially useful against Flash Grenades which are incredibly strong in Modern Warfare 2.
Next up is Tracker, a brilliant perk for SMG users who want to hunt down their foes by tracking their footprints. It’s useful for those who prefer an aggressive playstyle as you can locate enemies quicker.
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When it comes to your Bonus Perk, Cold Blooded is an excellent choice to avoid being killed by enemy killstreaks. There’s nothing worse than having a good run ended by a VTOL Jet or Chopper Gunner.
For your Ultimate Perk, Ghost is guaranteed to be useful as it keeps you concealed from the opposing team when looking to flank. It’s a must for players trying to get behind the other team without being noticed.
The best Lethal Equipment is the Frag Grenade as it can be cooked to detonate just as it lands next to an opponent preventing them from dodging. As for tactical equipment, a Stim is fantastic for healing up and taking consecutive gunfights in quick succession.
How to unlock the Minibak in MW2
Unlocking the Minibak in Modern Warfare 2 requires you to level up several other weapons in the Kastov platform. Here are the full requirements for unlocking the Minibak in MW2:
- Level up to an overall rank of 23 to unlock the Kastov 762
- Level up the Kastov 762 to level 10 to obtain the Kastov 545
- Level up the Kastov 545 to level 13 to get your hands on the Kastov-74U
- Level up the Kastov-74U to level 15 and you’ll get the Vaznev-9K
- Finally ranking up the Vaznev-9K to level 14 will unlock the Minibak
Best alternatives to the Minibak in MW2
If it’s the Minibak’s large magazine that appeals to you then both the PDSW 528 and FSS Hurricane offer good alternatives. Their 50 round mags aren’t quite as big but should still get the job done.
For Ranked Play, the Vaznev-9K and Lachmann Sub are the best alternatives as they perform well at close and medium range and are perfect for playing fast.
Now that you have the best Minibak loadout, you can check out some other guides we’ve compiled for Modern Warfare 2:
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