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Modern Warfare 2 FSS Hurricane loadout, best class build and how to unlock the FSS Hurricane

How to get the most out of the superb SMG.

The FSS Hurricane is part of Modern Warfare 2's arsenal and, just like it did in the beta, it has once again proven to be a superb SMG.

This weapon brings to the table useful features for players that want to dominate matches in Modern Warfare 2; it's a fast weapon that works pretty well with close and mid-range situations, and only gets better with the attachments players have at their disposal.

To give you the upper hand when playing Modern Warfare 2, we prepared this explainer with the best FSS Hurricane loadout, from perks to attachments, as well as how to unlock the FSS Hurricane.

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How to unlock the FSS Hurricane in Modern Warfare 2

To unlock the FSS Hurricane in Modern Warfare 2, you need to rank the FTAC Recon up to level 16.

The game has a Progression system that players must go through by leveling some weapons to unlock others; the FSS Hurricane is one of the last unlockable guns in the M4 tree.

Before working your way through FTAC Recon's ranks though, you'll need to level the M4 up to level 13.

If you're an owner of the Modern Warfare 2 Vault Edition however, you'll have access to every weapon in the M4 Platform, including the FSS Hurricane, along with all the available attachments earnable in the M4 Platform progression – this means you essentially skip this entire unlock process and can immediately use and customise the weapon.

Modern Warfare 2 FSS Hurricane best loadout and attachments

These are the best Modern Warfare 2 FSS Hurricane loadout and attachments:

  • Stock: Demo Quicksilver Stock (Unlocks at FSS Hurricane Lv. 14)
  • Laser: 1MW Laser Box (Unlocks at M4 Lv. 12)
  • Rear Grip: Phantom Grip (Unlocks at FSS Hurricane Lv. 12)
  • Barrel: FSS-X7 Barrell (Unlocks at FSS Hurricane Lv. 10)
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple (Unlocks at 556 Icarus Lv. 14)

Equipping these attachments to your FSS Hurricane is a perfect choice for a more fast-paced approach.

The Demo Quicksilver Stock improves your capacity to walk and aim, making reacting easier.

With the 4MW Laser Box, the FSS Hurricane gains more accuracy, too.

At the same time, the Phantom Grip makes aiming faster while the FSS-X7 Barrel increases Bullet Velocity and Recoil Control. Finally, having the VX Pineapple as your underbarrel boosts accuracy and recoil control.

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Modern Warfare 2 FSS Hurricane best class build, perks, and equipment

Our picks for the best Modern Warfare 2 FSS Hurricane secondary, perks, and equipment are:

  • Basic Perk 1: Double Time (Unlocks at Lv. 1)
  • Basic Perk 2: Scavenger (Unlocks at Lv. 26)
  • Bonus Perk: Hardline (Unlocks at Lv. 1)
  • Ultimate Perk: Quick Fix (Unlocks at Lv. 44) or Ghost (Unlocks at Lv. 52)
  • Secondary: X12 (Unlocks at Lv. 31)
  • Tactical: Flash Grenade (Unlocks at Lv. 1)
  • Lethal: Frag Grenade (Unlocks at Lv. 1)
  • Field Upgrade: Battle Rage (Unlocks at Lv. 24)

The two Basic Perks were chosen due to how helpful they can be to a more fast-paced playstyle.

Double Time extends the duration of your tactical sprint and increases your crouch movement speed by 30% while the Scavenger will get ammunition from fallen enemies.

Picking Hardline as your Bonus Perk is a great call since it allows you to gain your streaks quicker – 1 less kill, or 125 less score dependant on your streak setup choice – perfect for the run-and-gun playstyle we're recommending you use for the FSS Hurricane.

As for your Ultimate Perk, we're recommending either Ghost or Quick Fix.

Whilst the former will keep you off enemy UAVs, Portable Radars and Heartbeat Sensors, the latter will keep you in the fight for longer, granting health regeneration on kill, an effect that's boosted when capturing and holding objectives!

Since some of these perk requirements are rather high, you can always opt for the preset Phantom perk package, which contains both Double Time and Ghost from our recommendation, along with Battle Hardened and Cold-Blooded – these alternate perks will grant various resistances from enemy equipment, working well as you move fast around the map.

Since this loadout is focused on using FSS Hurricane all the time, having a simple pistol such as X12 as your secondary weapon is a faster option to finalize an enemy instead of reloading your main gun.

Keeping consistent with the rest of the loadout, as your Tactical the Flash Grenade is a good option to keep yourself safe, allowing you to throw one in unvisited rooms or corridors.

Even though looking for enemies and killing them at close range is the top priority, taking a Frag Grenade as your Lethal is a quick solution for enemies a little far from you, or hiding behind walls.

As your Field Upgrade, we'd recommend the Battle Rage as the best call - boosting your stamina and health regeneration when it's available.

The Field Upgrade you choose ultimately depends on your playstyle, so feel free to mix it up until you reach level 24 and unlock Battle Rage.

Be sure to check out our other guides for Modern Warfare 2, including where the Combat Record is, and other loadouts such as our guide for the best M4 build and best M16 build.