Modern Warfare 2’s gameplay is only as fun as the gun you’re using. After all, if you’re getting blasted over and over by fully kitted-out weapons when you’re running stock, Infinity Ward’s FPS game can be a miserable experience. In this guide, we’ll be teaching you how to level up weapons fast in Modern Warfare 2, so you can start clapping back.
Once you’ve learned how to level up weapons fast in Modern Warfare 2, you’ll be able to quickly gain access to every attachment the Gunsmith has to offer, opening up your options, and granting the ability to make some of the best Modern Warfare 2 loadouts on offer. So, enough chatter from us, let’s get you in-the-know, and out onto the Modern Warfare 2 maps and into the game modes.
Modern Warfare 2 how to level up weapons fast
There are a few ways to level up weapons fast in Modern Warfare 2. They are:
- Double weapon XP tokens
- Double XP weekends
- Playing kill-heavy game modes
- Play Invasion
- Aiming for the head
As the name states, double weapon XP tokens grant twice the XP towards levelling up your weapons. These tokens can give you anywhere from 15 minutes to a full hour of extra progress, so make sure you block out some time to maximise your gains.
Likewise, when double XP weekends roll around, it’s time to say goodbye to the world for a couple of days while you blast through lobbies – this is also the perfect time to work on unlocking the Modern Warfare 2 Mastery camos.
Of course, with efficiency being the name of the game, you’re going to want to prioritise game modes which give you the best possible chance of accruing a ton of XP in a short period of time. This is especially important if you have a double weapon XP token popped, or have pied off that important family meal to blitz a double XP weekend. For this, we’d recommend Domination.
As a last piece of advice – one which shouldn’t really need to be said – aim for the head. Headshot kills grant more XP, so the better your aim, the better your gain. Fortunately, all these games of double XP Domination should get your aim nice and crispy in no time.
Now you know how to level up weapons fast in Modern Warfare 2, be sure to check out our Modern Warfare 2 Gunsmith guide if you need a refresher on how the game’s customisation system works, as well as our rundown of the new Receivers system.