How to unlock GS Magna in MW2 & Warzone 2

How to unlock GS Magna in MW2 & Warzone 2
Images via Activision

Written by 

Alex Garton

Published 

4th May 2023 12:24

In order to get the most out of the Season 3 Reloaded update for MW2 & Warzone 2, it's essential you know how to get the GS Magna sidearm as soon as it arrives in the game on May 10. That way, you can level up the weapon as quickly as possible and get your hands on all the attachments.

Built for raw firepower, the GS Magna may be pint-sized but it certainly packs a punch at close-quarters. So, here's exactly how to unlock the weapon in the game.

How to unlock the GS Magna

To unlock the GS Magna, you'll need to get 30 headshot Operator kills using the .50 GS. If you're looking to complete this weapon challenge as quickly as possible, I recommend jumping into MW2 multiplayer. The fast-paced matches make it easy to rack up kills and play aggressively, especially if you have to use a sidearm.

If you'd prefer to complete the challenge on Warzone 2, jumping into the Plunder mode is your best bet for racking up 30 headshot kills with the .50 GS.

How does the GS Magna perform?

Operator holding a pistol
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Courtesy of Activsion

According to the Call of Duty blog, the fully automatic GS Magna is built for 'raw power' and has a 'thunderous rate of fire.' It's clear this gun thrives in close-quarter combat and is capable of wiping out foes in an instant.

It's worth noting that with this immense damage output comes 'incredibly high recoil,' especially if you decide to go akimbo. However, if you can master the kickback, you'll be a force to be reckoned with in MW2 and WZ2.

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Alex Garton
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Alex Garton
Alex is a Senior Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) in English, he has previously written for Dexerto & Gfinity. Specialising in Call of Duty & Apex Legends, he loves (attempting) to improve his aim in competitive shooters and will always make time for a single-player RPG.
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