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 almost all 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. This is a complete list of all COD: Modern Warfare weapons that have been revealed so far, but 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.
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. The FR 556 also boasts one burst potential, meaning it will drop enemies ridiculously fast if you land all three hits in the upper chest area.
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. Strap on a stippled pistol grip and a lightweight stock and you can get really aggressive with this AR.
If you add the right barrel and equip the mod that changes the fire rate to burst-fire then you’ll end up with an AR resembling the M16 from 2007’s Modern Warfare.
A little bit wild when it comes to recoil, but this AR’s combo of high damage and fire rate makes it an efficient killer in close to medium range.
This dishes out almost as much damage per shot as a marksman rifle, but you can expect a slow rate of fire and an almighty kick with each squeeze of the trigger.
Hard to distinguish this assault rifle from the M4A1 in terms of its time to kill and accuracy, but is let down by a very closed iron sight.
Ol’ reliable. This assault rifle drops very fast despite lots of vertical recoil. This will likely prove unpopular on console, but dominates firefights on PC where skilled players can manage the recoil. The iron sights are the same as in the original Modern Warfare, so you won’t have to waste an attachment slot on a scope.
This Russian bullpup has an astonishingly slow rate of fire for an assault rifle, but the damage and accuracy make up for it.
We’ve seen SCAR variants in pretty much every Call of Duty since Modern Warfare 2, and this one behaves very similarly: it packs a serious punch, not to mention plenty of vertical recoil. The rate of fire is pretty slow, too, but it’s got a great time-to-kill over long ranges to 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. If you’re aiming for a highly aggressive class then this is one of the best guns for the job.
The best SMG for mid-range encounters is the MP5. Lots of damage per shot, less impressive rate of fire.
One of the best SMGs in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare if you like a run and gun playstyle, but you’ll be lucky to hit a barn door if you’re firing this over long range.
This high ammo count SMG has featured in a lot of previous Call of Duty games, but it feels a little week in Modern Warfare despite its outrageous magazine size.
High accuracy is the main selling point of this SMG, but it also has solid stats across the board. The AUG also does a pretty impressive job of bridging the gap between SMGs and assault rifles, especially with the right attachements equipped.
This one will feel familiar to anyone who got their hands on it in the original Modern Warfare – plenty of rounds in the mag, decent damage, and a superb firing rate make this one of the best SMGs in the game.
Scopes are a little different in Modern Warfare 2019, and feature a magnification visual effect to make them more realistic. The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare sniper rifles all start with a high-zoom scope that makes them a little tricky to use aggressively.
The Dragunov is a semi-automatic sniper rifle that’s great for mid-range battles where you can spray freely. Very accurate and downs quickly, too. You’ll probably want to unlock a shorter range sight to get the most out of this rifle.
High damage bolt-action sniper rifle – one for the quickscopers, plus it’s relatively mobile for its class.
This is basically the new .50 caliber sniper rifle, so expect it to drop enemies with a single body shot. However, it will take a lifetime to scope in from sprinting, so this is best used if you have a decent vantage point and long lines of sight.
Shotguns tend to be less popular in Call of Duty games, but some players are able to do some serious work with these close-range killers. The range of shotguns in Modern Warfare is already impressive.
High damage and decent range for a shotgun, but as it’s pump-action you’ll need to land every hit.
A classic over/under double-barrel shotgun, the 725 is devastating up close, but something you’ll only want to pull out as a last-ditch attempt to save yourself. That said, we have seen some players use this to great effect as a rush class.
We’ve not managed to use this yet, but it appears to be combination of a double-barrel and pump-action shotgun. You can fire two shots in quick succession before pausing to pump. The damage stats are impressive, so it’s hard to see a downside to this shotgun.
This looks like a good old-fashioned room-clearer. We’ve not used it yet, but this is well-known as one of the fastest firing shotguns around, so you won’t miss the AA-12 when Modern Warfare launches.
LMGs are superb support weapons but you may struggle to keep up with the throng of players in fast-paced multiplayer modes because of their low mobility. These can be very powerful in the 20v20 Ground War mode, where you can post up in a building and mow down infantry.
Marries the mobility and flexibility of an AR to the clip size and damage of an LMG. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Gunsmith allows you to tweak this in a number of ways, so if you can either change it to an AR or extend the clip size and its accuracy over longer ranges.
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 sideways recoil and slow aim time.
A very slow rate of fire and high recoil are mitigated by monstrous damage per shot. If you land with this heavy LMG then you’ll have no problem climbing to the top of the scoreboard.
Odd to see an older LMG in Modern Warfare, but this makes sense when you consider the insurgent factions in the campaign. Expect an unmatched rate of fire, 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 high lethality, but you’ll want to get past the iron sights as soon as possible and stick to mid-range engagements.
A highly accurate lever action rifle, the MK2 will neutralise an enemy with two chest shots, making it deadly in the right hands.
This should probably be in the sniper rifle class, but if you’ve played any of the WW2 Call of Duty games you don’t need us to tell you how good this relic is.
Simple but effective sidearms. Remember, switching to your pistol is always faster than reloading.
One of the more powerful semi-automatic handguns available, it’s ammunition deals heavy damage up to intermediate ranges.
Easy to control with a decent rate of fire. This is a decent sidearm to whip out when you only need one bullet to finish off an enemy.
Semi-automatic 9mm pistol, the M19 has excellent stability with a rapid cycle rate.
A classic pistol you’ll recognise from countless other first-person shooter games, the 1911 has a small clip size but hits very hard for such a fast-firing semi-automatic pistol.
Like the .50 GS the .357 Magnum deals heaps of damage, but you better land every hit as the rate of fire and clip size are disappointing.
You’ll mainly see Call of Duty’s humble rocket launchers when a troublesome kill streak is looming overhead, but Ground War ensures there
This launcher fires unguided rockets, so make sure your aim is on point.
The Strela-P can lock onto vehicles, so if you’re looking for something to bring a pesky UAV down then this a versatile rocket launcher as it can also be fired without locking on.
This rocket launcher is a ton of fun in multiplayer where you can use it to punish teams who group up too tightly.
This fire-and-forget anti-vehicle launcher is back and should be crucial in Ground War.
There are only two weapons in this category: one primary and one secondary.
This will protect your front from all incoming fire, allowing you to push into deadly areas. However, you’ll need solid teammates supporting you as you’re pretty defenceless with this equipped, save for a melee attack.
increases melee striking distance and damage, allowing you to quickly and efficiently defeat enemies in very close proximity.
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.