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MW2 How to Inspect Weapons

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Updated: Apr 4, 2023 4:30 pm
MW2 How to Inspect Weapons

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Do you want to know how to inspect weapons in MW2? The new feature is 100% cosmetic, but it’s interesting enough that players have started to take notice. Most FPS games – with special mention to CSGO & CSGO 2 – have some kind of mechanic to inspect the weapon you have equipped. In Modern Warfare 2, collecting weapon Blueprints and grinding for camos feels more rewarding when you inspect them. So, next time you have that Platinum Camo equipped, make sure to gaze upon it up close during your match.

Not only does this feature give you a good look at your gun, but it means you can really appreciate the effort you put into unlocking those skins and charms. Read on to discover how you can take a closer look at those weapons you poured your heart and soul into. How to Inspect Weapons MW2.

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What is Inspect Weapons in MW2?

mw2 how to inspect weapons

Want to know what ‘inspect weapon’ means? Well, it’s essentially a method where you’re able to get a better look at your equipped weapon. When inspecting a weapon, your player operator will go through an animation through which you can get a better look at your weapon from multiple angles. Whether its a new camo, new attachment, or a blueprint, you can check it out in-game by inspecting.

Every gun has an inspection animation. From taking a look at the mastery camos or showing off your new designs, the MW2 weapon inspect allows you to marvel your own achievements.

So how do you do it?

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How to Inspect Weapons MW2

Inspecting your weapon on MW2 is very straightforward across the board; from PC to Console.

How to inspect weapons MW2 PC

Modern Warfare 2 Inspect Weapons Pistol Screenshot

It’s straightforward to inspect your weapon at any point during the gameplay of Modern Warfare 2. Just click the ‘i’ (eye) key, and your character will bring the gun up closer to their face and check it out.

How to inspect weapons MW2 PlayStation & Xbox

You can get the same effect on a controller by holding left on the D-pad.

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Having your operator take a good look at your gun is a great way to make the most out of those skins you’ve poured hundreds of hours into. Of course, it’s also quite distracting, so try not to be so focused on your gun that your gameplay suffers.

Why Can’t I Inspect my Weapons?

If you’re pressing ‘i’ and nothing is happening, then there are a few different reasons why this might be happening. We’ve listed the most common reasons below to help you figure out what is going on.

One common problem can be that you’ve changed the key-binding for the ‘Inspect’ command. Go through your keyboard and mouse settings or controller settings if you’re using one, and make sure that ‘inspect’ is correctly bound to the key you’re pressing.

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Another thing to remember is that inspecting your weapons can only be done in multiplayer modes. While playing through the single-player campaign, it’s impossible to press ‘i’ and get a unique animation for your gun. This is probably because the mechanic is designed for multiplayer, where you can apply custom skins to your weapons.

Custom Skins to Inspect

If you’re not already aware, a bunch of promo skins are being offered by various brands. By buying some of their products, you can get unique in-game skin that won’t be available to purchase usually.

So far, we know about a few of these skins and have written guides on how to get them. Check out our articles on unlocking these promo skins below:

Modern Warfare 2 How to Inspect Weapons FAQs

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Press ‘i’ or left on the D-pad during an online match.

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Hold left on the d-pad to inspect your gun while using a controller.

Can you inspect weapons in MW2 on console?

Yes, you can. All devices and consoles that support MW2 and Warzone 2.0 will be able to inspect weapons. You have to press and hold the left arrow key on the D-pad to trigger the weapon inspect animation on console.

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