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How Many Weapons Are in Modern Warfare 2?

"It is highly recommended that you level up every Weapon Platform in the game to its Max Level."
"It is highly recommended that you level up every Weapon Platform in the game to its Max Level." / Activision

With the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II right around the corner, it is perhaps no surprise that many are wondering just how many weapons the game will have at launch.

After all, although MW2 will be available on Oct. 28, Season 1 won't be dropping until Nov. 16. This means there will be 20 days before players can hop into Warzone 2.0, Prestige or make progress towards a Battle Pass. As such, perhaps the main thing all players should focus on this time is unlocking all of the game's day-one weapons and attachments to stay ahead of the grind before more content drops.

Here's a breakdown of how many weapons there are in Modern Warfare 2 at launch.

How Many Weapons Are in Modern Warfare 2?

Modern Warfare 2 will have a total of 51 primary and secondary weapons available in-game at launch:

  • 10 assault rifles
  • 7 SMGs
  • 6 LMGs
  • 3 sniper rifles
  • 4 battle rifles
  • 6 marksman rifles
  • 4 shotguns
  • 1 riot shield
  • 5 sidearms
  • 4 launchers
  • 1 melee

There will be 33 weapon platforms to unlock, with each containing up to six weapons.

MW2's Seasonal Prestige system will not reset players' weapon arsenals, meaning there will be no need to unlock any of them again.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is set to release worldwide on Oct. 28.

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