MW2 fans realise the developers have ditched Weapon Vaults

MW2 fans realise the developers have ditched Weapon Vaults
Images via Infinity Ward

Written by 

Jack Marsh


9th May 2023 11:55

There have been plenty of false promises from Infinity Ward that have been pulled up recently, but as the developer's vision for Modern Warfare 2 continues to evolve, fans have noticed one major feature that was never followed through on.

As part of Modern Warfare 2's promotional campaign pre-launch, Infinity Ward went all-in on creating one of the most elaborate Gunsmith's that we've seen yet. You might remember it was hyped up as a key component of the "most advanced" Call of Duty yet.

But after dialling it back due to fears of overcomplicating an arcade game, it seems like Weapon Vaults were also ditched. Unsurprisingly, fans want their return as another empty CoD promise.

Modern Warfare 2 Weapon Vaults are nowhere to be found

MW2 FJX Cinder Weapon Vault
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Weapon Vaults were dubbed as the next big thing for Call of Duty fans following on from Blueprints, where players would be able to use attachments from these weapons across all of their guns - avoiding the grind through weapon levels and allowing for an easier transition between guns.

The first and only Weapon Vault (FJX Cinder) was released with the pre-order Red Team bundle, which let players flick seamlessly between guns like the M4 and FSS Hurricane on their weapon grind.

Originally, the idea appeared to be quite the haven for Orion grinders, who could get their desired weapon attachments on newly-unlocked weapons in the same tree. But, as the UI proved too hard to follow and we enter the halfway stage of the third season, it appears the developers have axed the idea completely.

MW2 fans liked Weapon Vaults and want them to return

3 seasons in and more than 6 months after launch; have weapon vaults been abandoned?
by u/GeorgeRizzerman in ModernWarfareII

Fans of MW2 have now realised that even the FJX Cinder is pretty much useless now, meaning the additional price they paid for the Vault Edition pre-order package has now been made out.

"I still wonder what my dumbass preordered to today," said one fan on Reddit. Others pointed out that, even with the renewed Gunsmith, there are places for Weapon Vaults in MW2, but they've now been forgotten.

"The best use of these would be as a reward for maxing out all weapons in a certain platform. Then you get a unique weapon vault for that platform. Would have been awesome," said another fan.

Despite their removal, and their usages now being limited to a unique camo/skin, players have called for the Weapon Vaults to come back to MW2, with some hopeful that they can unlock cool weapon designs for a multitude of different guns.

Jack Marsh
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Jack Marsh
Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.
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