Modern Warfare 2 Gunsmith & attachments explained

The Gunsmith returns in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, allowing players to customize their weapons with a variety of attachments to build a loadout that suits their needs. Infinity Ward has revealed more about how the new Gunsmith works, so here’s everything you need to know.


Weapon customization with attachments has always been a core part of Call of Duty, and Modern Warfare 2019 brought an entirely new system in the form of the Gunsmith. The system evolved with The 10 Vanguard AttachmentsY modern warfare 2 will change it once again.

Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Y war zone 2 finally revealed in Call of Duty Nextand Infinity Ward have detailed the new armory system before the long awaited beta.

In some ways, Modern Warfare 2 brings the gunsmith go back to basics for just allowing players to equip five attachments but it also adds a new layer of complexity with the Platform system.

Modern Warfare 2 will introduce the Gunsmith Platform feature, where weapons will be grouped together to form a weapon family. Weapons on the same platform will share unlocks, so you’ll unlock attachments for different weapons as you progress.

The new Receiver attachment will appear alongside other traditional weapon attachments like Muzzle and Stock. As you use a weapon in the game, you will unlock new attachments, and one of these attachment categories will be Receivers.

According to the developers, “changing the receiver on a weapon completely changes what the weapon is; It’s considered a “new” weapon when a loadout is built, but it still lives within the same weapon platform.”

For example, there are five receivers on the Tempus Armaments M4 weapon platform: the base M4, the M16, the 556 Icarus LMG, the FTac Racon Battle Rifle, and the FSS Hurricane SMG.

Players will unlock two types of attachments when leveling up a weapon in Modern Warfare 2. The first type pertains to the specific weapon platform, which includes receivers, barrels, buttstocks, rear grips, and magazines. These can be used on all Receivers within a Platform.

The developers explain that: “The second are attachments that can be used in all weapons that are able to equip them. These are Optics, Ammo, Underbarrels and Foregrips, and Muzzles. This allows you to collect an arsenal of attachments that only need to be unlocked once.”

Weapon Platform Specific Accessories – Can only be used within a specific weapon platform:

  • Receiver
  • Barrel
  • Magazine
  • Values
  • rear grip

universal accessories – Can be used on all weapon platforms:

  • Muzzle
  • under the barrel
  • Ammunition
  • To be
  • Optical

This means that players will no longer have to work their way up to max weapon levels to unlock the best optics, suppressors, grips, or ammo on each weapon. Instead, they will only have to do it once.

The developers also confirmed that a firing range feature will be accessible in Modern Warfare 2.

This new system may seem confusing, but once you get your hands on the Modern Warfare 2 beta, the concept will become more familiar.

You can also check all the computer system requirements Y all free rewards up for grabs in the beta

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