Looking for a list of all Call of Duty: Modern Warfare weapons? The Modern Warfare 2019 release date is still some way off, but already we know quite a few of the guns that we’ll be able to wield across the game’s single-player campaign and multiplayer.
Infinity Ward has clearly put a lot of work into the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare weapons, overhauling the sound design, diversifying the idle animations, adding tactical and aim-down-sights reloads, and tweaking audio-visual feedback so that every shot feels impactful. However, the biggest changes come in the form of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s new photogrammetry tech, which allows for lifelike textures and details on the weapon models.
We had the opportunity to go hands-on with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s new multiplayer mode, Gunfight, and made a note of all the weapons we and used. Bear in mind, this is by no means a complete list of COD: Modern Warfare weapons as Infinity Ward is likely holding some back for the final release. We managed to use most of these weapons, too, so we’ll also give you our impression of each one where possible.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare weapons list
Here are all the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare weapons:
From fully automatic rifles to burst-fire behemoths, the assault rifle category offers plenty of options for medium-range firefights, with a little flexibility for close and long-range battles.
- FR 556
Better known as the Famas, the FR 556 is a burst-fire assault rifle in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. If you’re veteran of COD 4 then think of the Famas as Modern Warfare 2019’s M16. Precise and packs a serious punch, but you may struggle in cramped spaces.
A solid albeit unremarkable assault rifle, the M4A1 dishes out decent damage with a respectable fire-rate, making it a good option for mid-range encounters.
- FAL Scout
We spotted this weapon as a pickup in the Modern Warfare single-player campaign, so it’s not clear if it will appear in multiplayer.
- M13 Custom
Hard to distinguish this assault rifle from the M4A1 in terms of its time to kill and accuracy. We saw this in single player.
Ol’ reliable. This assault rifle drops very fast despite lots of vertical recoil. The iron sights appear to be the same as in the original Modern Warfare.
This Russian bullpup has an curiously slow rate of fire for assault rifles, but the damage and accuracy make up for it.
The SMGs in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare don’t down particularly quickly, but they make up for it with high-rates of fire and decent mobility.
Fast-firing with tricky recoil – handy for clearing rooms, less so for battling snipers.
The best SMG for mid-range encounters is still best deployed up close and personal. Lots of damage per shot, less impressive rate of fire.
High accuracy is the main selling point of this SMG, but it also has solid stats across the board.
This one will feel familiar to anyone who got their hands on it in the original Modern Warfare, but we haven’t seen this in any public footage yet.
We’ve only seen two sniper rifles in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, but both should feel very familiar to COD veterans. Scopes are a little different in Modern Warfare 2019, and feature a magnification visual effect to make them more realistic.
Semi-automatic sniper rifle that’s great for mid-range battles where you can spray freely. Very accurate and downs quickly, too.
- AX 50
High damage bolt-action sniper rifle – one for the quickscopers.
- MSR (closest match)
Bolt action, slow rate of fire, but heaps of damage and what appears to be a built-in suppressor – this could be a replacement for the Barrett M82.
- Marlin 1894 (closest match)
We’re not sure if this is technically classed as a sniper rifle or if it will fall into a separate category of weapons in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019. This lever-action rifle is capable of killing in two shots and is surprisingly fast-firing.
We only got to use two shotguns, but there are sure to be a few more in the final release of the game.
- Model 680
High damage and decent range for a shotgun, but as it’s pump-action you’ll need to land every hit.
A classic double-barrel, sawn-off shotgun. Devastating up close, but something you’ll only want to pull out as a last-ditch attempt to save yourself.
Not so great for a 2v2 mode like Gunfight, where you need lots of mobility. If you do grab one of these you’ll want to pick an angle and hold it.
Marries the mobility and flexibility of an AR to the clip size and damage of an LMG.
Best to think of this as the M249 SAW: high rate of fire, high ammo count, and decent damage to boot. The only drawback is some nasty recoil.
Odd to see an older LMG in Modern Warfare, but this makes sense when you consider the insurgent factions in the campaign. Expect a lot of recoil, high damage, and excellent bullet penetration.
For snipers on the go, these rifles have a higher fire rate than their heavier cousins and are more mobile, too
This semi-automatic long range battle rifle balances a decent rate of fire with lethality
A highly accurate lever action rifle, the MK2 will neutralise an enemy with one well placed round to the head or chest
Simple but effective sidearms. Remember, switching to your pistol is always faster than reloading.
- .50 GS
One of the more powerful semi-automatic handgun available, it’s ammunition deals heavy damage up to intermediate ranges.
Semi-automatic 9mm pistol, the M19 has excellent stability with a rapid cycle rate.
- Desert Eagle
- .357 Magnum
We haven’t used these enough to pick up their intricacies so we’ll fill in these details when we can.
You’ll mainly see Call of Duty’s humble rocket launchers when a troublesome kill streak is looming overhead.
This one fires unguided rockets, so make sure your aim is on point.
The Strela-P comes can lock onto vehicles, so if you’re looking for something to bring a pesky tank down then this a good one to keep in mind.
And there you have it. All the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare weapons and guns we’ve seen and used so far. This is likely only a small selection of the weapons that will release when the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare release date rolls around, so stay tuned for more.