How to tune weapons in Modern Warfare 2

Modern Warfare 2 player sneaking behind opponent
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march 6, 2023: MW2 weapon tuning remains an integral feature of multiplayer. Master it using our handy guide.

Modern Warfare 2 weapon tuning is one of several new innovations included in Infinity Ward's latest multiplayer offering. The feature adds another layer of customisation to the weapon arsenal, giving players even more opportunities to gear their favourite guns to suit their style of play.

Weapon tuning enables players to adjust the performance of each attachment they decide to select. The feature isn't available as soon as you drop into the action and requires a huge amount of XP. Once unlocked, the customisation options are limitless.

Before we take a closer look at Modern Warfare 2 weapon tuning, check out our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 guns and the Modern Warfare 2 maps available to play across a variety of game modes.

Modern Warfare 2 weapon tuning explained

Firstly, you'll need to unlock weapon tuning in Modern Warfare 2. To do so, rank your gun to the maximin level. With some double weapon XP tokens, this doesn't take a lot of time.

Once unlocked, head to the gunsmith and select the small "Tune" option that appears above the attachment slots. This opens the weapon tuning menu.

At the moment, the feature is disabled due to a bug but Infinity Ward confirms it's investigating the issue.

How does Modern Warfare 2 weapon tuning work?

All Modern Warfare 2 attachments have a tuning menu and feature two sliding attributes. Moving it one way improves one feature while impacting the other meaning it's important to strike a balance.

For example, the Edge-47 grip has two sliders affecting speed and stability. Depending on your style of play, tweaking it for speed gives you the opportunity to outplay the opposition at the cost of weapon control. You can adjust it for maximum stability but movement speed is heavily affected.

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Is weapon tuning in Warzone 2?

With Call of Duty's next battle royale chapter integrating with Modern Warfare 2, the possibility of weapon tuning appearing in Warzone 2 is high. Weapon tuning has the potential to blow the weapon meta wide open before players drop into Al Mazrah for the first time with players aiming to gain the upper hand over the opposition.

It's not long until the new battle royale experience launches so it won't be long before we find out how weapon tuning affects Warzone 2.

That's all there is to know about Modern Warfare 2 weapon tuning. For more on Infinity Ward's latest release, check out our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG and the latest information on Modern Warfare 2 double XP events.

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