One thing we've always loved about Battlefield 2042 has been the new attachment system. Basically, you build a loadout with three attachments in every slot and can swap between each attachment in-game. As cool as this is, though, it does mean loadouts are more complicated, and it also means you'll really fall behind the pack if you don't have well-built loadouts. Luckily, we're here to help, and today we're going through the best loadout for Battlefield 2042's MCS-880.
Best Battlefield 2042 MCS-880 Loadout
Best Attachments for the MCS-880
In the table beneath, we've provided the best conventional loadout for each weapon, but we've also provided short and long-ranged focused setups. We advise you to put the "best setup" attachments in the first slot for each weapon so that when you're switching between attachments in-game it's only one flick and not two or three to select the best all-around build.
|Best Setup||Best Short-Range Setup||Best Long-Range Setup|
|Ammunition||#00 Buckshot||#4 Buckshot||Slug Shell|
LS-1 Laser Sight
|LS-1 Laser Sight||Cobra Grip|
|Barrel||Factory Barrel||Factory Barrel||Factory Barrel|
The MCS, even with slugs, is intended for close-range support, so we've taken the K8 Holo across all three builds (you'll see the K8 across a lot of our weapon setup guides - we found it to be the cleanest close-range optic in BF2042, but if you feel more comfortable with something else then go for that). The ammunition is really the defining attachment across these builds and massively influences the weapon, but besides ammunition changes, there's fairly limited customization with this weapon, unfortunately.
You can see the effects of these three attachment setups beneath.
Attachment Effects on the MCS-880
|Default||Best Setup||Best Short-Range Setup||Best Long-Range Setup|
|80 (+)||70 (-5)||75 (0)|
|45 (+15)||35 (+5)||35 (+5)|
|42 (+5)||32 (-5)||59 (+20)|
|29 (-5)||39 (+5)||34 (0)|
The slug shells we've used in the long-range setup are among some of the best attachments in the game and give you a very impressive range of 59. This makes you a force to be reckoned with while you're moving between buildings. But you'll want to swap back to the best setup attachments when you're pushing objectives - the buckshot shells are fantastic when you're up close and personal.
Check out the recoil pattern on this puppy:
Best Specialist, Secondary Weapon, Throwable & Gadget for the MCS-880
Specialist: Santiago "Dozer" Espinoza
Dozer's riot shield will close the gap, then you simply need to switch out to a shotgun and blow the enemies to kingdom come. It really is as simple and as satisfying as that sounds - he's the PTFO king.
Secondary Weapon: MP28
You might actually need to pull for your secondary weapon more than in other shooters because you start with very little ammo in Battlefield 2042. With this in mind, we need to avoid the M44 (which is a meme rather than a serious choice) and turn our attention to the quicker, more accurate, and larger mag-capacity G57 & MP28. The MP28 is effectively the G57 in a drop-in brace frame, and in-game that translates to less recoil and therefore faster and more accurate follow-up shots. Perfect.
Battlefield's huge map sizes and grand fights don't lend themselves well to any type of grenade. In smaller, tactical firefights - as seen in other games - they can be absolutely clutch, but you will rarely get good use out of them in Battlefield. Especially not the new prox sensor, which needs a serious range buff to be useful... So we've taken frags as a simple alternative; everyone knows how to use them, and on the objective at least they stand a chance of making you a kill.
Gadget: Recoilless M5
With a shotgun we're guessing that you want to get up close and personal on the objective, so we're going for pure kill potential on the flag. We could have chosen the C5 for this role, but the M5 will allow you to get any tanks that are camping the objective.
Well, there you have it, folks, the complete rundown of how to build the best attachment setup and loadout for the MCS-880.