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MW2 Attachments Not Unlocking – How To Fix

Can you not change your attachments?

Updated: Mar 31, 2023 2:22 pm
MW2 Attachments Not Unlocking – How To Fix

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Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is out! The sequel to the reboot of the beloved series (we’re one step away from a reboot to the sequel of the reboot of the beloved series, and that’s very funny to me) is out, bringing with it a new competitive scene and new multiplayer options. This of course also means there are a whole lot of bugs, such as the MW2 attachments not unlocking bug.


We’re here to explain exactly what this bug is, what you need to know, and how you might fix it.

How to fix attachments not unlocking in MW2

To resolve the issue of attachments not unlocking in MW2, it’s important to navigate the Gunsmith correctly and check which attachments have been unlocked. Here are some steps you can take:

  1. Go to the Gunsmith for the weapon you want to modify.
  2. Check that you have reached the required level for your weapon, as some attachments may be locked until you do.
  3. Verify that you have the correct receiver, as some receivers may not be compatible with certain attachments and can remove them.
  4. Keep in mind that there are universal and platform-specific attachments, so make sure you are using the right attachments for your platform.

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MW2 Attachments Not Unlocking

MW2 Attachments Not Unlocking

In a tweet, developers Infinity Ward stated:

We are disabling attachment tuning until further notice to investigate crashes for users with 5 attachments tuned. If you currently have a tuned attachment equipped, you will need to unequip and reequip it to use your loadout.”

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It’s likely that Infinity Ward and Activision-Blizzard are looking to patch this game sooner rather than later, especially given the huge amount of bugs that players have faced over the last few days since release. It’s not just this one bug, it’s a whole series of bugs such as issues facing people trying to change their operator and issues with leveling up guns.

Why Is MW2 So Buggy?

Games like Modern Warfare 2 often release in an extremely buggy state, mainly due to the fact there’s a huge amount of pressure put upon their development teams.

READ MORE: How To Level Up Guns Fast

It’s impossible for them to catch everything on a first pass through, and it results in issues such as these cropping up. It’s likely they’ll all be fixed in a coming patch though, so just wait patiently for them to get to it.

MW2 attachments not unlocking FAQS

How do you unlock more attachment slots in MW2?

Weapons in your arsenal can unlock attachments as they are leveled up. Each weapon has a total of 20 levels that can be achieved by earning XP in matches.

Why is my loadout locked in MW2?

To create custom loadouts in Modern Warfare 2, players must first reach level five. Until then, they will need to use the pre-set loadouts, which doesn’t take a significant amount of time.

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