When it comes to unlocking weapons in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Infinity Ward has taken a new approach. Thanks to a new system, Weapon Platforms, unlocking these weapons is very streamlined. In this Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 guide, we have provided a complete breakdown of how to unlock all the weapons.
Each weapon belongs to a Weapon Platform i.e., M4, Lachmann, etc. And in order to unlock some of your favorite weapons in the new Call of Duty, you are required to play with different weapons in the same Weapon Platform. For instance, if you wish to get your hands on 556 Icarus (belonging to the M4 Weapon Platform), you will need to use M4 in order to reach Level 14 with it after which 556 Icarus will become available.
Below, we have provided a complete overview of all the Weapon Platforms in Call of Duty: MW2, weapons in different Weapon Platforms, and unlock requirements:
- M4: Available from the beginning.
- FTAC Recon: M4 at Level 14.
- 556 Icarus: M4 at Level 19.
- M16: 556 Icarus at Level 14.
- FFS Hurricane: FTAC Recon at Level 17.
- TAQ-56: You need to reach Level 19.
- TAQ-V: TAQ-56 at Level 11.
- TAQ-M: TAQ-56 at Level 20.
- STB 556: You need to reach Level 41.
- MX9: STB 556 at Level 13.
- HCR 56: STB 556 at Level 20.
- Lachmann-762: You need to reach Level 16.
- Lachmann-556: Lachmann-762 at Level 12.
- LM-S: Lachmann-762 at Level 16.
- RAPP H: Lachmann-556 at Level 12.
- Lachmann Sub: Lachmann-556 at Level 16.
- Kastov 762: You need to reach Level 23.
- Kastov 545: Kastov 762 at Level 13.
- RPK: Kastov 762 at Level 16.
- Kastov-74u: Kastov 545 at Level 13.
- Vaznev-9K: Kastov-74u at Level 15.
- Minibak: Vaznev-9K at Level 14.
- EBR-14: Available from the beginning.
- SO-14: EBR-14 at Level 12.
Bryson 800 Series
- Bryson 800: Available from the beginning.
- Bryson 890: Bryson 800 at Level 16.
Bryson Long Rifle
- SP-R 208: You need to reach Level 7.
- SA-B 50: SP-R 208 at Level 16.
- LA-B 330: SA-B 50 at Level 17.
- SP-X 80: LA-B 330 at Level 17.
- X12: You need to reach Level 31.
- X13 Auto: X12 at Level 10.
These weapons do not belong to any Weapon Platform which is why they are mentioned separately. To unlock these Non-Platform Weapons, you just need to level up. That is pretty much all!
Vel 46, Sakin MG38, MCPR-300, P890, and PILA are available from the beginning. As for the remaining ones:
- PDSW 528: Level 5
- Fennec 45: Level 38
- Lockwood 300: Level 36
- Expedite 12: Level 9
- RAAL MG: Level 25
- Lockwood Mk2: Level 28
- Signal 50: Level 44
- Riot Shield: Level 37
- .50 GS: Level 13
- Basilisk: Level 39
- STRELA-P: Level 14
- JOKR: Level 24
- RPG-7: Level 32
This is how you can unlock all the different Weapons in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. For more tips and strategies, you can see our detailed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2022) wiki page.