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How to unlock the WA2000 in MW2 and Warzone

Find out how you can unlock the MW2 WA2000 in Season 5 in 2023 and get it for yourself in Warzone too so you can use it in the battle royale on PS5, Xbox, PC.

Modern Warfare 2 WA2000: The WA2000 can be seen

Do you want to know how to unlock the WA2000 in MW2? Or maybe how to unlock the WA2000 in Warzone? This gun is one of the many snipers in the game and it has a long history in Call of Duty, being a favorite for some despite its semi-automatic fire rate.

But, with the addition of the sniper as a part of the Warzone Season 5 guns and weapons and MW2 Season 5 guns and weapons, it has become a talking point once again. If you are jumping in and want to know the history of the gun, where it has appeared before then we have a quick rundown below, on top of the unlock method.

How to unlock the WA2000 in MW2 and Warzone

The WA2000 can be unlocked in MW2 and Warzone 2 in 2023 by progressing through the Season 5 battle pass. This will be one of the initial guns available in the season, alongside four others throughout August, September, and October. 

This weapon is a classic sniper rifle and it is great to see it return, potentially to coincide with the fact that your guns and gear will carry over to Modern Warfare 3 later this year from Sledgehammer Games (which has been rumored). After all, the game was originally meant to be an expansion to Modern Warfare 2.

WA2000: The WA2000 can be seen

The gun was originally produced in three different calibers in real life by the Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen company from 1982 to 1988. However, due to its expensive manufacturing costs and the fact it wasn’t robust enough for military use, it wasn’t able to be widely produced.

The variant in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone appears to be a first-generation model with a small adjustment by the grip, likely to differentiate it for licensing purposes.

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What Call of Duty games has the WA2000 been in before?

The WA2000 had a long run of appearing in Call of Duty games. These include:

  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (2009) – ‘Loose Ends’ mission, multiplayer
  • Call of Duty Black Ops (2010) – ‘Victor Charlie’ mission, multiplayer, zombies
  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (2011) – Originally intended for the game but was cut
  • Call of Duty Online (2012) – multiplayer

Most players will remember it from Black Ops, where it was often used in multiplayer matches and it did find a place in zombies. But, generally, bolt action rifles have dominated the Modern Warfare games and it hasn’t been the strongest in close-quarters maps. So, it likely isn’t going to stand out from the pack in the current state of the game or the Warzone meta.

If you are looking for a great weapon in multiplayer though, then our best Modern Warfare 2 weapons guide has just what you need. In Season 5 beyond the MW2 WA2000 you can also play on a revamped Strike map for MW2. And, if you are patiently awaiting the next game, you can take a look at our guide on it ahead of the Modern Warfare 3 release date later this year.