Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is right around the corner, and information is coming thick and fast about the new game. One question that remained until today though is how would the new gunsmith work?
The gunsmith in Call of Duty has long been used by players to outfit their guns to their exact specifications. Introduced in Black-Ops III, it provided a platform to add attachments, paintjobs, and camos all in one environment.
Let's take a look at everything we know so far about this feature in Modern Warfare 2.
Modern Warfare 2 Gunsmith
Modern Warfare 2's gunsmith looks largely similar to previous editions, but with one crucial difference. In addition to stock, optic, and other attachments, there is a new 'receiver' slot.
This adds families of guns to Modern Warfare 2 with a more influential way. When you unlock a new 'receiver' for a gun, you unlock a new weapon. Then all the attachments you unlocked for the weapon will also be useable on this new receiver.
The motivation here is to reduce the grind of unlocking all attachments for all weapons and make it easier to use new ones. Not having to wait for a double weapon XP weekend to think about using a new gun is something we can certainly be thankful for.
FJX Cinder Weapon Vault
Also showcased in the video was a brand new system for more cohesive customisation of weapons. A Vault is described as the Ultimate Blueprint, a weapon that keeps its aesthetic properties across all attachments.
The FJX Cinder comes included with the Modern Warfare 2 Vault edition, but more will almost certainly become available. Hopefully this will be an exciting way for gun nerds and casual players alike to express themselves in customisation.