How to tune weapons in Warzone 2 (Season 5)

Warzone 2 soldiers holding guns
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August 10, 2023: Season 5 is now underway and Warzone weapon tuning remains an important part of the game. Find out how it works and whether it's worth using in our guide.

Warzone 2 weapon tuning is one of several innovations that's become hugely popular with Season 5 in full swing. Call of Duty's battle royale features a further layer of customisation when it comes to building a Warzone 2 loadout.

Just like the previous iteration of Warzone, there are a wealth of attachments to choose from but the addition of weapon tuning adds a further layer of weapon customisation. Whether it's a focus on recoil or mobility, all attachments feature sliders to strike the perfect balance.

Before we take a deep dive into Warzone 2 weapon tuning, check out our other guide showcasing the current meta and the best Lachmann Sub loadout for close-range action.

Warzone 2 weapon tuning explained

Thanks to the integration with Modern Warfare 2, weapon tuning works exactly the same in the battle royale as it does in multiplayer.

Once unlocked, you'll see a circle of variables showcasing how your tuning affects weapon performance along with two sliders. Typically, both sliders contain four variables. For example, a barrel will contain mobility, recoil, damage, and movement speed.

Adjusting the sliders up, down, left, or right, the sliders affect weapon performance in ways that optimise your style of play perfectly. There's no right or wrong way of using Warzone 2 weapon tuning so spend time tweaking your favourite attachment combination to suit your preferences.

Warzone 2 weapon tuning menu
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How to unlock Warzone 2 weapon tuning

Unlocking weapon tuning in Warzone 2 is surprisingly straightforward which is great news for those confused by the new weapon platforms and progression trees.

All you need to do to utilise the feature is rank up your guns to the highest level. Once unlocked, head to the gunsmith and above the attachment slots is a small tuning option. Select it and start tweaking!

Is it worth tuning weapons in Warzone 2?

If you want to extract maximum performance from your favourite weapon and attachment combination in Season 5, it's worth spending some time in the weapon tuning menu. Although it looks like a complicated process, it's surprisingly simple to master and ensure you have the best loadout before dropping into Al Mazrah.

In some cases, there's no need to adjust anything but if you want your gun to suit a run-and-gun style instead of one that suits a slower pace, the weapon tuning options are worth testing.

That's everything there is to know about Warzone 2 weapon tuning. Be sure to check back for some useful tips and tricks once we drop into the action. While we wait, check out our guides showcasing the best Warzone 2 SMG and the latest intel on Warzone 2 double XP events.

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