How to Unlock All Weapons in Modern Warfare 2: Full List

Here's a breakdown of how to unlock every weapon in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
Here's a breakdown of how to unlock every weapon in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. / Activision

Wondering how to unlock all of the weapons in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II? We've got you covered.

By virtue of Infinity Ward streamlining the series' staple weapon unlock system for Modern Warfare 2, it's perhaps no surprise that many are wondering just how to unlock different guns. After all, terms like Weapons Platforms, Receivers and Weapon Vaults just haven't been used in Call of Duty titles before.

As such, here's a breakdown of how to unlock each and every weapon in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

How to Unlock All Weapons in Modern Warfare 2: Explained

First and foremost, it's important to note that what makes MW2's Gunsmith different is that it takes weapon manufacturers (e.g. Tempus Armaments) into account and groups their offerings into "Weapons Platforms." Although some Weapons Platforms still contain one weapon — such as the RPG-7 — other, more "Gunsmithable" Platforms are said to have three, four or even five different weapons (aka Receivers).

Instead of ranking up, think about ranking across. As in, leveling up each of the Weapon Platforms that can be customized in the Gunsmith.


For each new weapon that players unlock, it is highly recommended that you level it up to its Max Level. By doing this, you will get every weapon available at launch in your arsenal in its fully unlocked state, as well as the hundreds of platform-specific and universal-category attachments.

How to Unlock All Weapons in Modern Warfare 2: Full List

M4 Platform Weapons

M4 Platform
M4 Platform / Activision
  • M4: Available at Rank 1
  • FTAC Recon: Get the M4 to Level 14
  • FSS Hurricane: Get the FTAC Recon to Level 17
  • 556 Icarus: Get the M4 to Level 19
  • M16: Get the 556 Icarus to Level 14

Tactique Verte Platform Weapons

  • TAQ-56: Reach Rank 19
  • TAQ-V: Get the TAQ-56 to Level 11
  • TAQ-M: Get the TAQ-56 to Level 20

Bruen Bullpup Platform Weapons

  • STB 556: Reach Rank 41
  • MX9: Get the STB 556 to Level 13
  • HCR 56: Get the STB 556 to Level 20

Lachmann & Meer Platform Weapons

  • Lachmann-762: Reach Rank 16
  • Lachmann-556: Get the Lachmann-762 to Level 13
  • RAPP H: Get the Lachmann-556 to Level 12
  • Lachmann Sub: Get the Lachmann-556 to Level 12
  • LM-S: Get the Lachmann-762 to Level 16

Kastovia Platform Weapons

  • Kastov 762: Reach Rank 23
  • Kastov 545: Get the Kastov 762 to Level 10
  • Kastov-74u: Get the Kastov 545 to Level 13
  • Vaznev-9K: Get the Kastov-74u to Level 15
  • Minibak: Get the Vaznev-9K to Level 14
  • RPK: Get the Kastov 762 to Level 16

Tactique Defense Platform Weapons

  • PDSW 528: Reach Rank 5

LMP Platform Weapons

  • VEL 46: Available at Rank 1

Fennec Platform Weapons

  • Fennec 45: Reach Rank 38

Lockwood Sport Platform Weapons

  • Lockwood 300: Reach Rank 36

Expedite Platform Weapons

  • Expedite 12: Reach Rank 9

Bryson 800 Series Platform Weapons

  • Bryson 800: Available at Rank 1
  • Bryson 890: Get the Bryson 800 to Level 16

Sakin MG Platform Weapons

  • Sakin MG38: Available at Rank 1

RAAL Platform Weapons

  • RAAL MG: Reach Rank 25

Ordnance Platform Weapons

  • EBR-14: Available at Rank 1
  • SO-14: Get the EBR-14 to Level 12

Bryson Long Rifle Platform Platform Weapons

  • SP-R 208: Reach Rank 7
  • SA-B 50: Get the SP-R 208 to Level 13
  • LA-B 330: Get the SA-B 50 to Level 16
  • SP-X 80: Get the LA-B 330 to Level 17

Mark 2 Platform Weapons

  • Lockwood Mk2: Reach Rank 28

MRBA Platform Weapons

  • MCPR-300: Available at Rank 1

Signal Platform Weapons

  • Signal 50: Reach Rank 44

Bruen 890 Platform Weapons

  • P890: Available at Rank 1

Sakin G Series Platform Weapons

  • .50 GS: Reach Rank13

XRK Platform Weapons

  • X12: Reach Rank 31
  • X13 Auto: Get the X12 to Level 10

Basilisk 500 Platform Weapons

  • Basilisk: Reach Rank 39

Non-Platform Weapons

  • Riot Shield: Reach Rank 37
  • PILA: Available at Rank 1
  • STRELA-P: Reach Rank 14
  • JOKR: Reach Rank 24
  • RPG-7: Reach Rank 32

We will update this list as more weapons are added to MW2 in future updates, so be sure to check back soon.

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