Weapons

Call of Duty Modern Warfare’s multiplayer and spec ops modes feature a large variety of weapons that can be unlocked by leveling up. Additional weapons have been added through free updates that can be unlocked by completing challenges.

Both multiplayer and spec ops share the same rank progression and unlocks. Create and sign into a Call of Duty or Activision account in the options menu to also enable cross-progression on PC, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One. Newer Call of Duty games will share the same rank progression as well, but with unlocks specific to that game.

Create a loadout for Multiplayer or Spec Ops using one primary weapon, one secondary weapon, one lethal, one tactical, and three perks. These loadouts can also be edited by bringing up the Pause Menu in-game. Primary and secondary weapons can hold up to five attachments each, which can be equipped using the new Gunsmith feature.

The Perks are separated into three different tiers. Further information can be found on the Perks page.

The Gunsmith feature allows players to customize each gun with up to five attachments, camouflage, reticle, charm, and sticker. The camouflage, charm, and sticker are all aesthetic and have zero impact on the weapon. The reticle is the dot or design on optics, and can affect gameplay. Attachments have a large impact on weapon performance, and will show the different in the weapon stats.

Attachments are unlocked by using the gun and increasing that weapon’s level. Most weapons can unlock five different attachments along the top half of the gun (Muzzle, Barrel, Laser, Optic, Stock) and four different attachments along the bottom half of the gun (Underbarrel, Magazine, Rear Grip, Perk). There are exceptions to the available attachment slots.

  • There is no rear grip attachment on the Model 680, FiNN LMG, EBR 14, Crossbow, SKS, Dragunov, or HDR.
  • There is no muzzle attachment for the AS VAL.
  • There is no magazine attachment for the P90, Mk2 Carbine, or Kar98k
  • There is no undebarrel attachment on the bottom half of the Mk2 Carbine.
  • All handguns have four attachments on the top half, but the Renetti and Sykov have five attachments on the top half because of their Stock attachment slot.

One popular customization in past Call of Duty games that showed player skill was weapon paint. Camouflage will paint the entire weapon skin a specific pattern: spray paint, woodland, digital, dragon, splinter, topo, tiger, stripes, reptile, skulls, and completionist. Each section contains a small list of weapon paints that are unlocked by completing challenges, but first the section must be unlocked by reaching a specific weapon level by using that firearm.

Camo Set Unlocked Each Camo Unlocked By
Spray Paint Weapon Level 2 Kill enemies
Woodland Weapon Level 9 Kill enemies while crouched
Digital Weapon Level 16 Get hip fire kills
Dragon Weapon Level 22 Get point blank kills
Splinter Weapon Level 28 Kill enemies with headshots
Topo Weapon Level 33 Get kills while your gun is using all attachments
Tiger Weapon Level 38 Get double kills
Stripes Weapon Level 44 Get kills shortly after reloading
Reptile Weapon Level 50 Get kills while your gun is using no attachment
Skulls Weapon Level 55 Get kills without dying
Completionist Complete All Camo Challenges

Special camos are awarded for the completionists out there. The gold camo is unlocked after completing 10 different weapon camo challenges, the platinum camo will be unlocked after earning gold camo on all weapons in an entire weapon category (e.g. assault rifles), and the Damascus camo is earned after unlocking platinum camo on all weapons in the multiplayer. Recently the Obsidian camo was made available to Modern Warfare. To unlock Obsidian camo, the Gold camo must first be unlocked on that weapon, then a weapon challenge must be completed specific to that weapon category, and in some cases the actual weapon itself.

Blueprints can be created or unlocked for weapons to save a weapon mod – the equipped attachments and custom aesthetics. Purchased Blueprints will allow players to use a weapon or attachments even if the weapon has not been unlocked through rank progression. Using the gun in-game will still increase the weapon level, but new attachments cannot be used until the weapon is unlocked. All currently owned Blueprints can be seen in the Armory section of the Multiplayer menu.

Below is a list of all weapons available in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s multiplayer and spec ops game modes. Click the name of each weapon to go to a page with further information. The free update DLC weapon pages are currently being worked on.

Weapon Weapon Class Unlock Method Fire Mode
Kilo 141 Assault Rifle Lv1 Full Auto / Semi Auto
FAL Assault Rifle Lv1 Semi Auto
M4A1 Assault Rifle Lv6 Full Auto / Semi Auto
FR 5.56 Assault Rifle Lv16 3 Round Burst / Semi Auto
Oden Assault Rifle Lv28 Full Auto / Semi Auto
M13 Assault Rifle Lv39 Full Auto / Semi Auto
FN Scar 17 Assault Rifle Lv47 Full Auto / Semi Auto
AK-47 Assault Rifle Lv53 Full Auto / Semi Auto
RAM-7 Assault Rifle Get 2 Headshots using Assault Rifles in 25 different matches. Full Auto / Semi Auto
Grau 5.56 Assault Rifle Get 5 kills in a minute when using an Assault Rifle 25 times. Full Auto / Semi Auto
CR-56 AMAX Assault Rifle Get 3 Gunbutt Kills while using an Assault Rifle in 10 different matches. Full Auto
AN-94 Assault Rifle Get 2 hip fire kills while using an Assault Rifle in 7 different matches. 2 Round Burst / Full Auto
AS VAL Assault Rifle Get 2 headshots using Assault Rifles in 5 different matches. Full Auto
AUG Submachine Gun Lv1 Full Auto
P90 Submachine Gun Lv1 Full Auto / Semi Auto
MP5 Submachine Gun Lv12 Full Auto / Semi Auto
Uzi Submachine Gun Lv34 Full Auto / Semi Auto
PP19 Bizon Submachine Gun Lv42 Full Auto / Semi Auto
MP7 Submachine Gun Lv54 Full Auto / Semi Auto
Striker 45 Submachine Gun Get 2 kills while sliding when using an SMG in 15 different matches. Full Auto / Semi Auto
Fennec Submachine Gun Get 5 kills while using an SMG with the Solozero Optics Mini Reflex and Ranger Foregrip in 10 different matches. Full Auto / Semi Auto
ISO Submachine Gun Get 5 kills using an SMG with a holo optic in 7 different matches. Full Auto / Semi Auto
CX-9 Submachine Gun Get 2 long shot kills while using an SMG in 5 different matches. Full Auto / Semi Auto
Model 680 Shotgun Lv1 Pump Action
R9-0 Shotgun Shotgun Lv1 Double Barrel Pump Action
725 Shotgun Lv17 Double Barrel
Origin 12 Shotgun Shotgun Lv 31 Semi Auto
VLK Rogue Shotgun Using a Shotgun with 5 attachments, get 7 kills in 15 different matches. Pump Action
JAK-12 Shotgun Get 3 hip fire kills using shotguns in 7 different matches. Full Auto
PKM Light Machine Gun Lv1 Full Auto
SA87 Light Machine Gun Lv24 Full Auto / Semi Auto
M91 Light Machine Gun Lv25 Full Auto
MG34 Light Machine Gun Lv49 Full Auto / Semi Auto
Holger-26 Light Machine Gun Get 2 Longshot kills while using a Light Machine Gun in 25 different matches. Full Auto / Semi Auto
Bruen Mk9 Light Machine Gun Get 3 kills when the enemy is near smoke using a Light Machine Gun in 15 different matches. Full Auto
FiNN LMG Light Machine Gun Get 1 melee kill while using an LMG in 7 different matches. Full Auto
RAAL MG Light Machine Gun Get 5 kills in 7 different matches while using LMG’s equipped with the Scout Optic. Full Auto / Semi Auto
EBR-14 Marksman Rifle Lv1 Semi Auto
MK2 Carbine Marksman Rifle Lv15 Lever Action
Kar98k Marksman Rifle Lv33 Bolt Action
Crossbow Marksman Rifle Using a Marksman Rifle with a Reflex Optic, get 5 kills in 25 different matches. Single Shot
SKS Marksman Rifle Using a Sniper Rifle or Marksman Rifle, get 2 Longshot Kills that are headshots in 15 different matches. Semi Auto
SP-R 208 Marksman Rifle Using a Sniper Rifle or Marksman Rifle, get 2 Longshot Kills that are headshots in 5 different matches. Bolt Action
Dragunov Sniper Rifle Lv1 Semi Auto
HDR Sniper Rifle Lv11 Bolt Action
AX-50 Sniper Rifle Lv37 Bolt Action
Rytec AMR Sniper Rifle Get 2 Quick Scope Kills using a Sniper Rifle or Marksman Rifle in 15 different matches. Semi Auto
Riot Shield Primary Melee Lv22
X16 Handgun Lv1 Semi Auto
1911 Handgun Lv1 Semi Auto
.357 Handgun Lv21 Semi Auto
M19 Handgun Lv37 Semi Auto
.50 GS Handgun Lv52 Semi Auto
Renetti Handgun Using a pistol, get 2 headshot kills in 15 different matches. Semi Auto
Sykov Handgun Get 4 kills while using pistols in five different matches. Semi Auto
PILA Launcher Lv1 Free Fire w/ Lock On
Strela-P Launcher Lv17 Free Fire
JOKR Launcher Lv35 Lock On
RPG-7 Launcher Lv44 Free Fire
Combat Knife Secondary Melee Lv22
Kali Sticks Secondary Melee Using the knife, get 3 kills while sliding in 15 different matches.
Dual Kodachis Secondary Melee Using the knife, get 3 kills while behind the enemy in 15 different matches.