Best SO-14 Loadout: Modern Warfare 3 & Warzone 2

The SO-14 is currently an B-Tier weapon in the MW3 meta and an A-Tier weapon in the WZ2 meta. We breakdown the best SO-14 loadouts and builds, how to unlock the SO-14, and how to complete SO-14 camo challenges.

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The SO-14 is a Battle Rifle and was released with the launch of MW2 on October 28th, 2022. It may also be used in Warzone 2 and weapon progress will carry over into MW3.

SO-14 Key Takeaways

  • The SO-14 is currently an B-Tier option in the MW3 meta and an A-Tier option in the Warzone 2 meta
  • The current best loadout attachments for the SO-14 in MW3 are: Schlager PEQ Box IV, Lockshot KT85, VX Pineapple, Aim OP-V4, and 22″ Boremaster Barrel
  • The current best loadout attachments for the SO-14 in Warzone 2 are: 22″ Boremaster Barrel, Aim OP-V4, FTAC Ripper 56, Tempus GH50, and 50 Round Drum

For a meta AR loadout check out the Kastov 762.

Best SO-14 Loadout MW3

  • Laser: Schlager PEQ Box IV
  • Muzzle: Lockshot KT85
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple
  • Optic: Aim OP-V4
  • Barrel: 22″ Boremaster Barrel

Weapon tuning was removed from Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer upon the release of mw3.

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Best SO-14 Loadout Warzone

  • Barrel: 22″ Boremaster Barrel
    • ⇕ : +0.50
    • ⇔: +0.39
  • Optic: Aim OP-V4
    • ⇕ : +0.10
    • ⇔: -1.28
  • Underbarrel: FTAC Ripper 56
    • ⇕ : +0.80
    • ⇔: +o.40
  • Muzzle: Tempus GH50
    • ⇕ : +0.80
    • ⇔: +0.35
  • Magazine: 50 Round Drum

Best SO-14 Loadout MW2

  • Laser: Schlager PEQ Box IV
  • Muzzle: Lockshot KT85
  • Underbarrel: VX Pineapple
  • Optic: Aim OP-V4
  • Barrel: 22″ Boremaster Barrel

How to Unlock the SO-14

Players may unlock the SO-14 by reaching level 12 with the EBR-14.

SO-14 Camo Challenges

Players must reach the required weapon level before challenge progress can be made towards unlocking the camo.

SO-14 Multiplayer Camo Challenges

CamoChallengeUnlock Level
Dune StalkerGet 50 kills with the SO-142
ReptilianGet 50 kills while ADS with the SO-148
Heavy CommandoGet 10 double kills with the SO-1415
TendrilsGet 30 kills while prone with the SO-1421
GoldGet 3 kills without dying 10 times with the SO-14Complete all base camo challenges
PlatinumGet 25 longshot kills with the SO-14Complete 4 Gold challenges with BRs
PolyatomicGet 25 headshot kills with the SO-14Complete 51 Platinum camo challenges
OrionN/AComplete 51 Polyatomic camo challenges

SO-14 Zombie Camo Challenges

CamoChallengeUnlock Level
VoodooIn Zombies, Get 250 kills with the SO-142
KilnIn Zombies, Get 20 consecutive kills with the SO-14 10 times without dying8
Stalking EyesIn Zombies, Get 100 kills in a single match with the SO-1415
Parasitic InvaderIn Zombies, Get 10 kills without reloading 10 times with the SO-1421
Golden IvoryIn Zombies, Get 100 kills and successfully extract with the SO-14 in a single deploymentComplete all zombie base camo challenges
Spinal HuskIn Zombies, Get 300 kills with the SO-14 while it’s Pack-A-PunchedComplete 4 Golden Ivory challenges with BRs
ArachnidaIn Zombies, Get 10 Special or Elite Zombie kills with the SO-14Complete 51 Spinal Husk camo challenges
BioluminescentN/AComplete 51 Arachnida camo challenges

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