All Longshot distances in MW2 – Get Longshot kills

Grinding Orion camouflage on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 weapons is a long process involving tons of different requirements, one of which is Longshots with the weapon. Luckily, this Call of Duty is forgiving with Longshot distance since the distance requirement changes with weapon type. For this reason, with the right information and the right strategy, getting Longshots with your weapons can be a fairly painless task.

All Longshot distances in MW2

  • Sniper Rifles: Starting with the longest range weapon class in the game, the distance that sniper rifles must reach for a Longshot is 50 meters. Due to the ability of Sniper Rifles to hit targets at all ranges for massive damage, sitting back and racking up longshots shouldn’t be too much of an issue.
  • Assault Rifles: The Assault Rifle class’s long-shot distance is quite long considering the distance gaps in the class. While many of the best assault rifles in MW2 have no problem at this distance, for some assault rifles this distance can be difficult to achieve.
  • Light Machine Guns: However, the Longshot requirement for Light Machine Guns is also 37.5 meters, which is quite manageable for one of the longer range weapons in the game. Getting longshots with Light Machine Guns is a much easier task than with some assault rifles.
  • Marksman Rifle: Complementing the 37.5 meter weapons are the Marksman Rifles which, like the LMGs, don’t have much of a problem with the Longshots given that they are high precision, long range weapons .
  • Submachine Guns: Standing at 30 meters for a Longshot, some SMGs have quite a hard time reaching that distance. Much like assault rifles at close range, hitting targets accurately for good damage at that range can be a challenge for some SMGs.
  • Handguns: Typically, you switch to your trusty handgun to finish close-range attacks, but the Longshot range for handguns is 20 yards. This will most likely mean building a loadout around a handgun and investing as much as you can, but once you’ve done that you should be able to rack up Longshots without too much trouble.
  • Shotguns: Rounding out the list of weapons is the Shotgun class, the closest weapon of all. Most of the time with shotguns you basically want to be in the same room as your opponents, but at 12.5m range for a Longshot you have to invest in range and damage boosts to rack up the Longshot attacks.


Best way to get Longshots with each weapon class in MW2

Knowing the distance required to get Longshots is half the battle, while the other half takes advantage of the XTEN Angel-40 and Angel-40 4.8x weapon attachments. These two attachments, the latter for sniper rifles and the former for all other weapon classes, display the exact distance in meters between you and your target. This makes Longshot kills a breeze, as you can set up a good distance and wait for enemies to enter your line of sight. With this strategy, the best game mode will be Domination as players must enter objective points that they can easily defend from a safe distance.

Of course, to take advantage of these attachments, you must first unlock them. To unlock the XTEN Angel-40, you need to level the TAQ-M Marksman Rifle to level 11. As for the Angel-40 4.8x, you need to level the RAAL MG Light Machine Gun to level 6.

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