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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Video Revealed Amazing Weapon Handling Animations

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2‘s first beta access session is now running, allowing players to test the game’s new and enhanced selection of firearms, and YouTuber Venom Magnus is showing them all off in one of their videos. Being a flagship FPS franchise, modern Call of Duty takes particular care of how its many weapons are characterized and used, and it seems that Modern Warfare 2 is going to outdo all its predecessors in this respect.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2‘s weapon handling doesn’t leave much to be desired. The game builds upon its 2019 predecessor by making the firearms even more detailed, customizable, and satisfying to use, with reloading and inspection animations revealed in substantial detail.

Modern Warfare 2‘s Gunsmith 2.0 upgrades, it wasn’t until the ongoing PlayStation beta that players could actually see for themselves how the weapons behave in action. The beta only gives access to a select few weapon platforms at this time, such as the M4 and Lachmann, but that’s still enough to get a sense of how much depth and detail the game will provide upon launch. As the video shows, Infinity Ward’s work is immaculately detailed and finely tuned, suggesting even some unexpectedly smooth firearm-switching animations.

Particularly important is the fact that different magazines have different study and reload animations, and since weapons share platform attachments in Modern Warfare 2, this indicates a very impressive number of unique animations for each one of the available weapon platforms and subtypes. The exact number of available weapons in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is not known, though Venom Magnus counts 17 variants in total that are available at this time.

As is usually the case, players can customize their favorite weapons to a substantial extent. One Modern Warfare 2 player created the MP5K as soon as they unlocked all the required attachments, for example. It is, however, worth pointing out that Infinity Ward has almost completely foregone real-world naming systems this time around. In fact, while each weapon is completely recognizable and follows its real-world counterpart’s design rather well, it also stands out as a deliberately fictionalized creation.

The Modern Warfare 2 beta is on PlayStation first, with it racing over the course of this weekend, until September 18. PC and Xbox gamers, on the other hand, will have an option to see all the game’s weapon handling animations themselves next weekend, from September 22 to September 24. The beta delivers limited access to the game’s content and features but should give an idea of how it all acts in action.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 comes out on October 28 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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