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You can get Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 weapon XP in the shower

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 weapon XP can be obtained by doing nothing, so get grinding for those Warzone 2 loadouts ahead of the new battle royale game

You can get Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 weapon XP in the shower: A blonde-haired soldier, Phillip Graves from Modern Warfare 2, stands in a dark desert

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 weapon XP can be obtained while in the shower, making dinner, or just doing nothing it turns out, so you can get grinding for the best Warzone 2 loadouts ahead of the Infinity Ward battle royale game and the launch of Modern Warfare 2 season one.

A newly discovered exploit allows you to level all the best Modern Warfare 2 guns without even having to play the game, perfect for obtaining the best Modern Warfare 2 SMGs, and getting yourself prepared for dropping into Warzone 2. All you need is a friend who’s willing to leave a match to let you earn XP solo. Here’s how it works.

You need to go into Modern Warfare 2 co-op and select the defender mission. When it loads up, get your buddy to exit the match so you’re on your own, and then select whichever gun you want to level from the armoury wall at the start of the level. Nearby, there’s a building that looks like an observatory, with a circular dome at the top. On one of the walls you’ll find an ascender zipline. Scoot up onto the roof and go prone – this will keep you safe from any AI enemies that might otherwise track you down.

After that, you need to rig your controls in such a way that you’re always moving. If you have a controller, it’s just a case of leaning the left stick against something. If you’re using a keyboard, try and weigh down one of the movement keys, to get your operator going in a circle on the ground. Sounds weird, but trust me, you’ll have the best Modern Warfare 2 TAQ-56 loadout in no time.

Once you’re set up, that’s it, you can just leave the game running. Take a shower. Have dinner. Read a book. Whatever you desire. The longer you leave the co-op game running, the more weapon XP you should acquire. Once you’re done waiting, just return to the game, get yourself killed, and exit out. Check out our guide if you want to know other ways of how to level up fast in Modern Warfare 2, to push your rank as well as your weapons, but this bug should net you a big chunk of  gun XP just for doing nothing. It was discovered by Call of Duty streamer AYM Warz, who has posted a full video walkthrough.

If, for some reason, you fancy sitting there and watching your character run in circles, make sure to optimise your Modern Warfare 2 settings so your frame rate is silky smooth. Once you have all your attachments, you’re going to want to add those Modern Warfare 2 mastery camos. You might also want to unlock the Modern Warfare 2 polyatomic camo, or maybe use your new guns to pull off a sweet Modern Warfare 2 finishing move, which can also earn you daily rewards and further upgrades.