How to level up guns fast in Modern Warfare 2 2022

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March 22, 2023: Looking for the best ways to level up MW2 guns quickly. Check out our guide for all the latest tips and tricks.

How to rank up guns fast is a question several Call of Duty players ask. A sometimes tedious task, unlocking attachments can take a while. However, by reaching the highest weapon level in Modern Warfare 2, you have access to every single attachment in the Gunsmith, which is hugely important when it comes to creating the best loadout.


As attention turns to Infinity Ward's sequel to 2019's Modern Warfare, players are expecting more information on ranking up guns in addition to other elements of multiplayer. The Call of Duty Next event will contain a full multiplayer reveal much to the excitement of fans.

Before we reveal how to rank up guns fast in Modern Warfare 2, check out our guides showcasing the Modern Warfare 2 guns list and all there is to know about the Modern Warfare 2 maps.

How do I rank up guns fast?

You earn weapon XP in Modern Warfare 2 by using the gun during matches. By scoring eliminations and headshots, the XP bar fills. If the process is too time-consuming, there are a few tips that speed up the process.


The best way currently proving popular involves decoy grenades and the Kill Confirmed game mode. Throwing decoys near the action earns a surprisingly high amount of weapon XP in addition to collecting the dog tags.

Using this method is great for working through weapon levels and unlocking camos as fast as possible.

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The second way to rank up guns quickly involves making the most of double XP weekends. These events often include several days of double weapon XP, making them perfect times to rank up the entire arsenal, even the weapons that aren't proving popular.

These weekends often take place to celebrate the start of a new season and the release of the new game so stay tuned to Infinity Ward's social media for all the latest intel on any double XP events taking place.

Does weapon XP carry over to Warzone 2?

Although there's little information on Warzone 2, we expect all weapon level progression from Modern Warfare 2 to carry over into the new chapter of the battle royale.


This is great news for those looking for a fast way to level up their favourite weapons before dropping into the action in a bid to become the last player standing.

Does Modern Warfare 2 beta progression carry over?

Unfortunately, all weapon progression earned over the two beta weekends doesn't carry over to the final release of the game launching at the end of October.


However, if you follow our tips as soon as the full build launches, you'll have access to all attachments for your favourite weapons in no time at all!

For more, check out our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG and the best Modern Warfare 2 AR.