New Modern Warfare 2 gunsmith will let you fine-tune your attachments

Modern Warfare 2 new gunsmith: an image of ghost from Modern Warfare 2 holding a rifle

We may not have our hands on Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 yet, but Infinity Ward has been sharing more information about its upcoming FPS game and we can’t wait to jump in. While it boasts a whole host of new features and mechanical upgrades (which we could spend a long time talking about), one of the most exciting things for players is the new Modern Warfare 2 gunsmith features and weapon attachment tuning.

Yeah… What?! Modern Warfare 2’s gunsmith is going to be familiar to players who have checked out one of the more recent Call of Duty games, but there’s going to be one major twist that could shake up a lot of loadouts going forwards.

In Modern Warfare 2, the new gunsmith feature is going to let players actually tune their weapon attachments. What does this mean? Well, it means that players will be able to adjust certain characteristics of the attachments they equip to better suit their playstyle and fine-tune their weapon build for the ultimate loadout in multiplayer (and probably Warzone 2, too!)

To put this into some sort of context, if you have a barrel attachment that increases bullet velocity but decreases fire rate, you will be able to adjust the attachment and alter how much it increases your bullet velocity and how much it decreases your fire rate. This could lead to a new level of depth for weapon builds and, with any luck, a more personalised gunplay experience going forwards.

With this new system, players won’t be able to completely remove the negative effects of an attachment – that should be made clear – but, they will be able to manage the negative effects a little better by weighing the pros and the cons together. This feature will reportedly only be available for weapons that reach a higher level, though. So, you’ll only be able to fine tune a weapon you’re already pretty used to.

With expectations that weapons launching with Modern Warfare 2 will have roughly 70 attachments to choose from, there’s going to be a lot of tweaking to do when you get stuck into this new gunsmith system. For more on when it actually comes out, you can check out what we know about the Modern Warfare 2 release date here. Oh, and Warzone 2 is also going to be arriving soon – so, you can find out when that is with our Warzone 2 release date guide here.