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Warzone 2 Gunsmith guide - how weapon customisation works and more

If you're looking for more information on the Warzone 2 gunsmith, we have everything you need to know ahead of your next battle royale game in Al Mazrah here

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If you’re preparing yourself for a battle royale game in Al Mazrah, you’re going to want to know everything there is to know about the new Warzone 2 gunsmith feature. This is going to feel familiar if you’re a Modern Warfare 2 player, but it might be a little confusing to those of you jumping in from the original Warzone battle royale.

But, you don’t need to worry about that, we have everything you need to know about taking advantage of this feature to create the best Warzone 2 loadouts – and how to customise the best Warzone 2 guns and weapons – below. You’re also going to want to be clued up on this when the Warzone 2 Season 1 battle pass release date rolls around – we can imagine a few new weapon blueprints are coming.

Warzone 2 gunsmith guide

The first thing you need to know about the new Warzone 2 gunsmith is that it’s all about building the best weapon you can for your next game in Al Mazrah. When you enter the gunsmith, you’ll find three tabs to look through: Build Weapon, Customize, and Progression.

Much like Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War, you’re only going to be able to equip five attachments – so, you’re going to need to make sure you’re choosing the right ones – when you’re looking at the Build Weapon screen. You’ll also be pleased to know that this screen is going to look fairly familiar – with the amount of attachments you have currently equipped highlighted clearly in the bottom corner of your screen.

Following this, on the Customize screen, you’ll be able to choose your weapon’s camoflague, add stickers and decals, and decide if you want a weapon charm or not. These are all options that appear on Modern Warfare 2, and in previous Call of Duty titles. So, you should find yourself familiar with them after a bit of exploration.

The Progression screen is where you may see something you don’t recognise, though. All the Warzone 2 guns are linked to a weapon platform, with each individual firearm a receiver associated with that weapon platform. The best way to think about this is as though the weapon platform is a brand and each gun, no matter if it’s an SMG or a sniper rifle, has a brand.

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The progression tree you find yourself faced with in Warzone 2 might seem a little confusing at first, but it should highlight which weapons you can unlock by ranking up certain other weapons – and then which attachments unlock with each weapon when expanded. We recommend taking a minute or two to get familiar with this – as it will help you work out why you don’t have that optic attachment you want later down the road.

We know this isn’t exactly a main factor when considering if Warzone 2 is indeed one of the best competitive FPS games out there right now, but it’s certainly a more detailed approach to loadout customisation and weapon building – which, isn’t a bad thing. If there are any stark differences between the Modern Warfare 2 gunsmith and this, we will update this guide with them.