Forward of at the moment’s Name of Obligation: Subsequent multiplayer showcase occasion, Trendy Warfare 2 developer Infinity Ward lastly unveiled one of many largest new additions within the upcoming shooter: Gunsmith 2.0. The Gunsmith system, launched within the 2019 Trendy Warfare, was one in all its defining options.
It allowed gamers to unlock an unprecedented variety of attachments and experiment with weapon modifications to a stage solely seen in milsim shooters. That system has been revamped for Trendy Warfare 2, and the developer defined what its targets are in a brand new video.
There are two key pillars to Gunsmith 2.0, which resemble the best way Escape from Tarkov handles weapon creation. The primary is Weapon Platforms, which embody all of the completely different attainable variants (SMG, DMR, AR, and so on.) which can be born from a single platform.
That is achieved by the opposite pillar: Receivers. By swapping weapon Receivers on a particular platform, you alter a weapon’s behaviour – very like the true world. Consider it as a tree branching into completely different areas that each one share a typical origin.
By having such numerous mixtures, Infinity Ward wanted to utterly change how development and unlocks work. Weapon attachments at the moment are shared throughout the identical Weapon Platform, that means you solely have to unlock them as soon as. Not solely that, the attachments that may bodily match on a number of platforms – comparable to sights – will probably be obtainable to be used throughout all of the weapons they assist as soon as unlocked.
The video additionally confirmed that Trendy Warfare 2 will ship with a Firing Vary, which is accessible from the Gunsmith menu, and allows you to shortly check your completely different mixtures with out having to leap right into a sport.
The brand new Gunsmith will probably be obtainable within the upcoming beta for gamers to expertise. Those that pre-ordered the costly Vault Version of Trendy Warfare 2 will even get their pre-order bonus – the FJX Cinder Weapon Vault – to play with within the beta in addition to at launch.
Infinity Ward supplied a number of examples of the way it works in a weblog put up, which you’ll be able to learn on the hyperlink.