Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – How To Unlock Every Camo

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022) has overhauled the camo grind seen in previous CoD titles. Each weapon now has a set of unique camos that unlock by completing weapon-specific challenges. Once the challenge is complete, you unlock that camo permanently for all your weapons.

Those looking to chase MW2's ultimate camo, Orion, will need to collect over a hundred different challenges and earn a suite of mastery camos for 51 weapons. It's a daunting task on paper, yet the challenges on offer in this installment are the easiest yet. Every player can get their hands on Orion if they are willing to chip away at these challenges.

How To Unlock Weapon Camos

Nearly every weapon in Modern Warfare 2 has four unique camos and an additional four mastery camos. Leveling your weapons will unlock optional challenges. Complete these challenges to unlock a new camo for all of your weapons. Compared to past Call of Duty titles, the camo challenges in MW2 are quite easy, requiring you to land kills while crouching or achieve multikills without dying.

For example, the M4 assault rifle has four base camos you can unlock:

  1. Scales (Level 2): Get 50 kills with the M4
  2. Desert Hybrid (Level 8): Get 30 kills while ADS with the M4.
  3. Dark Leaves (Level 13): Get 10 double kills with the M4
  4. New Urban (Level 19): Get 15 kills from behind with the M4.

Once you've completed a camo challenge for the M4, that camo is unlocked for every weapon you own. For example, if you complete the Dark Leaves camo challenge, you can use the Dark Leaves camo on all of your weapons, even weapons that release in future seasons.

Completing all base challenges for a weapon will unlock mastery camo challenges. The mastery camos are the same for all weapons: Gold, Platinum, Polyatomic, and Orion. These challenges are much more time-consuming and require mastery of entire weapon archetypes and, eventually, 51 different weapons. We'll cover mastery challenges and provide tips later in this guide, but keep this mastery camo system in mind if you're attempting to unlock every camo in Modern Warfare 2.

All Weapon Camo Challenges

As of Season One, Modern Warfare 2 has 198 camos to chase, not including mastery camos for each weapon. We'll be listing every base camo challenge below, showcased by weapon archetype. We won't be showing the camos themselves in this guide. If you want to preview all camos, you can do so in-game through the Gunsmith's "Customize" tab.

This section does not include mastery camo challenges. Skip to the next section to view those challenge requirements.

Season One Weapon Camos

Season One Camo Challenges
BAS-P Camos
Grass Snake


Get 50 kills with the BAS-P.

Bark Digital


Get 15 hipfire kills with the BAS-P.

Urban Dusk


Get 15 kills from behind with the BAS-P.

Dark Violet


Get 50 while using a suppressor with the BAS-P.

M13B Camos
Tarnished


Get 50 kills with the M13B.

Field Ops


Get 10 double kills with the M13B.

Projectile


Get 15 point blank kills with the M13B.

Ice Cave


Get 15 kills from behind with the M13B.

Victus XMR Camos
Snowy Nights


Get 50 kills with the Victus XMR.

Burned Edges


Get 30 one-shot kills with the Victus XMR.

Tangographical


Get 10 double kills with the Victus XMR.

Coral Reef


Get 30 kills while crouched with the Victus XMR.

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Assault Rifle Camos

Assault Rifle Camo Challenges
M4 Camos
Scales


Get 50 kills with the M4.

Desert Hybrid


Get 50 kills while ADS with the M4.

Dark Leaves


Get 10 double kills with the M4.

New Urban


Get 15 kills from behind with the M4.

TAQ-56 Camos
Hidden Snake


Get 50 kills with the TAQ-56.

Icepick


Get 10 double kills with the TAQ-56.

Stonewall Digital


Get 50 kills while ADS with the TAQ-56.

New Urban


Get 15 hipfire kills with the TAQ-56.

Kastov 762 Camos
Urban Foliage


Get 50 kills with the Kastov 762.

Rip N' Tear


Get 20 kills while mounted with the Kastov 762.

Forest Ice


Get 50 kills while ADS with the Kastov 762

Red Tiger


Get 15 kills from behind with the Kastov 762.

Lachmann-556 Camos
Marshland


Get 50 kills with the Lachmann-556.

Pine


Get 10 double kills with the Lachmann-556.

Dark Tiger Digital


Get 50 kills using a suppressor with the Lachmann-556.

New Urban


Get 10 hipfire kills with the Lachmann-556.

STB 556 Camos
Sponge Tac


Get 50 kills with the STB 556.

Black Top


Get 20 kills while mounted with the STB 556.

Slate


Get 10 double kills with the STB 556.

Neon Pink


Get 30 kills while crouched with the STB 556.

M16 Camos
Modern Woodland


Get 50 kills with the M16.

Marsh Digital


Get 10 double kills with the M16.

Dank Forest


Get 30 kills while crouched with the M16.

Intoxicate


Get 20 kills while mounted with the M16.

Kastov-74u Camos
Ripple Effect


Get 50 kills with the Kastov-74u.

Jungle Digital


Get 15 point blank kills with the Kastov-74u.

Canary Stone


Get 10 double kills with the Kastov-74u.

Chemical Reaction


Get 30 kills while crouched with the Kastov-74u.

Kastov 545 Camos
Snowdrift


Get 50 kills with the Kastov 545.

Mudslide


Get 10 hipfire kills with the Kastov 545.

Savannah


Get 50 kills while ADS with the Kastov 545.

Petri Digital


Get 50 kills while using a suppressor with the Kastov 545.

M13B Camos
Tarnished


Get 50 kills with the M13B.

Field Ops


Get 10 double kills with the M13B.

Projectile


Get 15 point blank kills with the M13B.

Ice Cave


Get 15 kills from behind with the M13B.

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Battle Rifle Camos

Battle Rifle Camo Challenges
Lachmann 762 Camos
Day Marsh


Get 50 kills with the Lachmann 762.

Desert Oil Digital


Get 50 kills while ADS with the Lachmann 762.

Stalking Cat


Get 20 kills while mounted with the Lachmann 762.

Internal Flame


Get 10 double kills with the Lachmann 762.

SO-14 Camos
Dune Stalker


Get 50 kills with the SO-14.

Reptilian


Get 50 kills while ADS with the SO-14.

Heavy Commando


Get 10 double kills with the SO-14.

Internal Flame


Get 30 kills while prone with the SO-14.

TAQ-V Camos
Dune Sea


Get 50 kills with the TAQ-V.

Faded Veil


Get 15 point blank kills with the TAQ-V.

Stalking Cat


Get 15 kills from behind with the TAQ-V.

Internal Flame


Get 20 kills while mounted with the TAQ-V.

FTAC Recon Camos
Beached


Get 50 kills with the FTAC Recon.

Torn Scales


Get 10 double kills with the FTAC Recon.

Stalking Cat


Get 50 kills while using a suppressor with the FTAC Recon.

Internal Flame


Get 30 kills while crouched with the FTAC Recon.

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SMG Camos

SMG Camo Challenges
VEL 46 Camos
Arid Digital


Get 50 kills with the VEL 46.

Midnight Bay


Get 50 kills while ADS with the VEL 46.

Tagged


Get 15 hipfire kills with the VEL 46.

Whiteout


Get 10 double kills with the VEL 46.

MX9 Camos
Concrete Jungle


Get 50 kills with the MX9.

Forest Digital


Get 10 double kills with the MX9.

Overgrown


Get 20 kills while mounted with the MX9.

Rainbow Tiger


Get 30 kills while crouched with the MX9.

Lachmann Sub Camos
Darkfall


Get 50 kills with the Lachmann Sub.

Arctic Digital


Get 10 double kills with the Lachmann Sub.

Crime Scene


Get 50 kills using a suppressor with the Lachmann Sub.

Poison


Get 10 hipfire kills with the Lachmann Sub.

Vaznev-9k Camos
Snow Melt Digital


Get 50 kills with the Vaznev-9k.

Kill Brush


Get 50 kills while ADS with the Vaznev-9k.

Forest Rain


Get 10 double kills with the Vaznev-9k.

Omnihex


Get 15 hipfire kills with the Vaznev-9k.

FSS Hurricane Camos
Green Woods


Get 50 kills with the FSS Hurricane.

Python


Get 50 kills using a suppressor with the FSS Hurricane.

Moon Shadow


Get 50 kills while ADS with the FSS Hurricane.

Neon Loud


Get 30 kills while prone with the FSS Hurricane.

Minibak Camos
Timber


Get 50 kills with the Minibak.

Rattlesnake


Get 10 double kills with the Minibak.

Green Digital


Get 50 kills while ADS with the Minibak.

Stoked Flame


Get 15 point blank kills with the Minibak.

BAS-P Camos
Grass Snake


Get 50 kills with the BAS-P.

Bark Digital


Get 15 hipfire kills with the BAS-P.

Urban Dusk


Get 15 kills from behind with the BAS-P.

Dark Violet


Get 50 while using a suppressor with the BAS-P.

PDSW 528 Camos
Shadow Stalker


Get 50 kills with the PDSW 528.

Gecko


Get 50 kills while ADS with the PDSW 528.

Shale


Get 15 hipfire kills with the PDSW 528.

Pinkish


Get 10 point blank kills with the PDSW 528.

Fennec 45 Camos
Motley


Get 50 kills with the Fennec 45.

Shadow Tiger


Get 30 kills while crouched with the Fennec 45.

Feral Beast


Get 15 kills from behind with the Fennec 45.

80s Fever


Get 10 double kills with the Fennec 45.

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Shotgun Camos

Shotgun Camo Challenges
Lockwood 300 Camos
Mosswood


Get 40 kills with the Lockwood 300.

Jungle Cat


Get 40 kills using a suppressor with the Lockwood 300.

Red Cell


Get 25 one shot kills with the Lockwood 300.

Hunting Orange


Get 20 kills while mounted with the Lockwood 300.

Expedite 12 Camos
Forest Shadow


Get 40 kills with the Expedite 12.

Tiger Stripes


Get 15 hipfire kills with the Expedite 12.

Snowed In


Get 25 kills while prone with the Expedite 12.

Violent Orchid


Get 30 kills while ADS with the Expedite 12.

Bryson 800 Camos
Mud Bath


Get 30 kills with the Bryson 800.

Bamboo


Get 15 hipfire kills with the Bryson 800.

Ground Cover


Get 10 double kills with the Bryson 800.

Aqua


Get 20 one shot kills with the Bryson 800.

Bryson 890 Camos
Snowstorm Digital


Get 30 kills with the Bryson 890.

Stone Guard


Get 15 point blank kills with the Bryson 890.

Shedding


Get 10 double kills with the Bryson 890.

Arctic Chill


Get 25 kills while crouched with the Bryson 890.

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LMG Camos

LMG Camo Challenges
Sakin MG38 Camos
Commando Paint


Get 50 kills with the Sakin MG38.

Necropolis


Get 30 kills while prone with the Sakin MG38.

Fractal Mud


Get 10 double kills with the Sakin MG38.

Magma Digital


Get 50 kills using a suppressor with the Sakin MG38.

HCR 56 Camos
Surface Tension


Get 50 kills with the HCR 56.

Hexed


Get 50 kills while ADS with the HCR 56.

Sunset


Get 10 double kills with the HCR 56.

Tessellation


Get 20 kills while mounted with the HCR 56.

556 Icarus Camos
Olive


Get 50 kills with the 556 Icarus.

What Skulls?


Get 10 double kills with the 556 Icarus.

Night Quarry


Get 20 kills while mounted with the 556 Icarus.

Autumn Dazzle


Get 30 kills while crouched with the 556 Icarus.

RAAL MG Camos
Rocky Desert


Get 50 kills with the RAAL MG.

Trailblazer


Get 15 kills from behind with the RAAL MG.

Night Terror


Get 20 kills while mounted with the RAAL MG.

Uncheckered


Get 10 hipfire kills with the RAAL MG.

RPK Camos
Dark Rainforest


Get 50 kills with the RPK.

China Lake


Get 10 double kills with the RPK.

Asphalt


Get 50 kills using a suppressor with the RPK.

Rupture


Get 20 kills while mounted with the RPK.

RAPP-H Camos
Desert Snake


Get 50 kills with the RAPP-H.

Classic Digital


Get 10 point blank kills with the RAPP-H.

Quarry


Get 20 kills while mounted with the RAPP-H.

Blue Tiger


Get 50 kills while ADS with the RAPP-H.

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Marksman Rifle Camos

Marksman Rifle Camo Challenges
EBR-14 Camos
Sandstorm Digital


Get 50 kills with the EBR-14.

Moss


Get 30 kills while crouched with the EBR-14.

Autumn Return


Get 20 kills while mounted with the EBR-14.

Sunlit Croc


Get 10 double kills with the ERB-14.

SPR-208 Camos
Dark Canopy


Get 50 kills with the SPR-208.

Desert Digital


Get 50 kills while ADS with the SPR-208.

Ferns


Get 30 kills while prone with the SPR-208.

Crimson Streak


Get 20 kills while mounted with the SPR-208.

Lockwood MK2 Camos
Sand Viper


Get 50 kills with the Lockwood MK2.

Desert Rain


Get 15 kills from behind with the Lockwood MK2.

Wild Zebra


Get 25 one shot kills with the Lockwood MK2.

Granite


Get 10 point blank kills with the Lockwood MK2.

LM-S Camos
Commando Digital


Get 40 kills with the LM-S.

Abominable


Get 20 kills while mounted with the LM-S.

Autumnal


Get 20 one shot kills with the LM-S.

Coral Snake


Get 30 kills while crouched with the LM-S.

SA-B 50 Camos
Urban Digital


Get 50 kills with the SA-B 50.

Bullsnake


Get 25 one shot kills with the SA-B 50.

Toxicity


Get 10 double kills with the SA-B 50.

Splintered Asphalt


Get 10 kills while mounted with the SA-B 50.

TAQ-M Camos
Dead Hive


Get 50 kills with the TAQ-M.

Forest Water


Get 20 kills while mounted with the TAQ-M.

Skin And Scales


Get 5 hipfire kills with the TAQ-M.

Chemist Digital


Get 10 double kills with the TAQ-M.

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Sniper Rifle Camos

Sniper Rifle Camo Challenges
MCPR-300 Camos
Clay


Get 50 kills with the MCPR-300.

Snow Grass


Get 2 kills within 10 seconds of each other 10 times with the MCPR-300.

Neon Shards


Get 30 kills while prone with the MCPR-300.

Bloodied


Get 10 hipfire kills with the MCPR-300.

Victus XMR Camos
Snowy Nights


Get 50 kills with the Victus XMR.

Burned Edges


Get 30 one-shot kills with the Victus XMR.

Tangographical


Get 10 double kills with the Victus XMR.

Coral Reef


Get 30 kills while crouched with the Victus XMR.

Signal 50 Camos
Gladiator


Get 50 kills with the Signal 50.

Unearthed


Get 2 kills within 10 seconds of each other 10 times with the Signal 50.

Earthbound


Get 30 kills while prone with the Signal 50.

Spectrums


Get 25 one shot kills with the Signal 50.

LA-B 330 Camos
Shark Net


Get 50 kills with the LA-B 330.

Dirt


Get 2 kills within 10 seconds of each other 10 times with the LA-B 330.

Leafless


Get 25 one shot kills with the LA-B 330.

Teal Tiger


Get 50 kills using a suppressor with the LA-B 330.

SP-X 80 Camos
Scratch


Get 50 kills with the SP-X 80.

Dry Field


Get 20 kills while mounted with the SP-X 80.

Aspen


Get 25 one shot kills with the SP-X 80.

Lichyard


Get 50 kills using a suppressor with the SP-X 80.

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Melee Weapon Camos

Melee Weapon Camo Challenges
Riot Shield Camo
Urban Zebra


Get 40 kills with the Riot Shield.

Combat Knife Camo
Scarlet


Get 40 kills with the Combat Knife.

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Handgun Camos

Handgun Camo Challenges
P890 Camos
Sand


Get 40 kills with the P890.

Muddied


Get 40 kills using a suppressor with the P890.

Blue Digital


Get 5 double kills with the P890.

Pixel Coast


Get 10 point blank kills with the P890.

.50 GS Camos
Blades


Get 40 kills with the .50 GS.

Foliage


Get 5 double kills with the .50 GS.

Leopard


Get 15 kills while mounted with the .50 GS.

8-Bit Static


Get 40 kills with the Akimbo attachment equipped on the .50 GS.

X12 Camos
Bio Static Digital


Get 30 kills with the X12.

Desert Wave


Get 25 kills while ADS with the X12.

Garter Snake


Get 10 hipfire kills with the X12.

Azul


Get 40 kills with the Akimbo attachment equipped on the X12.

Basilisk Camos
Outcrop


Get 40 kills with the Basilisk.

Countryside


Get 30 kills while ADS with the Basilisk.

Navy


Get 10 point blank kills with the Basilisk.

Chrysolite


Get 30 kills with the Akimbo attachment equipped on the Basilisk.

X13 Auto Camos
Void And Light


Get 40 kills with the X13 Auto.

Asphalt Digital


Get 10 hipfire kills with the X13 Auto.

Dark Echo


Get 10 double kills with the X13 Auto.

Party Time


Get 40 kills with the Akimbo attachment equipped on the X13 Auto.

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Launcher Camos

Launcher Camo Challenges
PILA Camo
Dead Leaves


Get 40 kills with the PILA.

Strela-P Camo
Deep Jungle


Get 40 kills with the Strela-P.

JOKR Camo
Azure Fray


Get 40 kills with the JOKR.

RPG-7 Camo
Jungle Digital


Get 40 kills with the RPG-7.

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All Mastery Camo Challenges

In general, most mastery camos are the same across weapon archetypes. For example, the Gold camo challenge for all launches is to defeat two enemies without dying five times. The challenge values themselves might vary from weapon to weapon—for example, the JOKR requires more multikills for its Gold camo than the other launchers—but the challenge itself remains the same.

Unlocking Mastery Camo Challenges

Before we list off the challenges, it's important to note that mastery camos are unlocked in sequential order. The progression looks something like this:

  • Gold Unlock: Complete all base camo challenges for your weapon. Unlocks Gold challenge.
  • Platinum Unlock: Complete all Gold challenges for that weapon archetype. Unlocks Platinum challenge.
  • Polyatomic Unlock: Complete 51 Platinum challenges. Unlocks Polyatomic challenge.
  • Orion Unlock: Complete 51 Polyatomic challenges. Grants Orion to all weapons with Polyatomic unlocked.
    • Orion does not have any camo challenges. All weapons with Polyatomic unlocked may equip the Orion camo.

    In other words, you can't earn Orion without earning all the other mastery camos first. Since more than 51 weapons exist in MW2, it's possible to skip a few weapons and still obtain Orion camo. As of Season One, you can skip the camo grind on four weapons. We recommend skipping the launcher archetype, as the Gold and Polyatomic challenges for them are quite annoying.

    Unlocking Orion On New Weapons

    You'll need to unlock Gold, Platinum, and Polyatomic camos to access Orion on newly-released weapons, even if you've already completed the Orion camo grind. Plan your camo grind skips accordingly.

    Assault Rifle Mastery Camos




    Assault Rifle Mastery Camo Challenges
    M4 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the M4.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the M4.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the M4.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    TAQ-56 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the TAQ-56.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the TAQ-56.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the TAQ-56.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    Kastov 762 Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the Kastov 762.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the Kastov 762.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the Kastov 762.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    Lachmann-556 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the Lachmann 556.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the Lachmann 556.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the Lachmann 556.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    STB 556 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the STB 556.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the STB 556.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the STB 556.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    M16 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the M16.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the M16.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the M16.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    Kastov-74u Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the Kastov-74u.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the Kastov-74u.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the Kastov-74u.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    Kastov 545 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the Kastov 545.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the Kastov 545.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the Kastov 545.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    M13B Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the M13B.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the M13B.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the M13B.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

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    Battle Rifle Mastery Camos




    Battle Rifle Mastery Camo Challenges
    Lachmann 762 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the Lachmann 762.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the Lachmann 762.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the Lachmann 762.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    SO-14 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the SO-14.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the SO-14.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the SO-14.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    TAQ-V Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the TAQ-V.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the TAQ-V.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the TAQ-V.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    FTAC Recon Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the FTAC Recon.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the FTAC Recon.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the FTAC Recon.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

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    SMG Mastery Camos




    SMG Mastery Camo Challenges
    VEL 46 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the VEL 46.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the VEL 46.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the VEL 46.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    MX9 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the MX9.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the MX9.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the MX9.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    Lachmann Sub Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the Lachmann Sub.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the Lachmann Sub.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the Lachmann Sub.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    Vaznev-9k Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the Vaznev-9k.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the Vaznev-9k.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the Vaznev-9k.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    FSS Hurricane Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the FSS Hurricane.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the FSS Hurricane.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the FSS Hurricane.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    Minibak Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the Minibak.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the Minibak.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the Minibak.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    BAS-P Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the BAS-P.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the BAS-P.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the BAS-P.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    PDSW 528 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the PDSW 528.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the PDSW 528.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the PDSW 528.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    Fennec 45 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the Fennec 45.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the Fennec 45.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the Fennec 45.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

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    Shotgun Mastery Camos




    Shotgun Mastery Camo Challenges
    Lockwood 300 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the Lockwood 300.

    Platinum


    Get 20 longshot kills with the Lockwood 300.

    Polyatomic


    Get 20 headshot kills with the Lockwood 300.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    Expedite 12 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the Expedite 12.

    Platinum


    Get 20 longshot kills with the Expedite 12.

    Polyatomic


    Get 20 headshot kills with the Expedite 12.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    Bryson 800 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the Bryson 800.

    Platinum


    Get 20 longshot kills with the Bryson 800.

    Polyatomic


    Get 20 headshot kills with the Bryson 800.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    Bryson 890 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the Bryson 890.

    Platinum


    Get 20 longshot kills with the Bryson 890.

    Polyatomic


    Get 20 headshot kills with the Bryson 890.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

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    LMG Mastery Camos




    LMG Mastery Camo Challenges
    Sakin MG38 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the Sakin MG38.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the Sakin MG38.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the Sakin MG38.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    HCR 56 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the HCR 56.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the HCR 56.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the HCR 56.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    556 Icarus Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the 556 Icarus.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the 556 Icarus.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the 556 Icarus.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    RAAL MG Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the RAAL MG.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the RAAL MG.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the RAAL MG.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    RPK Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the RPK.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the RPK.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the RPK.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    RAPP-H Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the RAPP-H.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the RAPP-H.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the RAPP-H.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

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    Marksman Rifle Mastery Camos




    Marksman Rifle Mastery Camo Challenges
    EBR-14 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the EBR-14.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the EBR-14.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the EBR-14.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    SPR-208 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the SPR-208.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the SPR-208.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the SPR-208.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    Lockwood MK2 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the Lockwood MK2.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the Lockwood MK2.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the Lockwood MK2.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    LM-S Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the LM-S.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the LM-S.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the LM-S.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    SA-B 50 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the SA-B 50.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the SA-B 50.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the SA-B 50.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    TAQ-M Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the TAQ-M.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the TAQ-M.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the TAQ-M.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

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    Sniper Rifle Mastery Camos




    Sniper Rifle Mastery Camo Challenges
    MCPR-300 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the MCPR-300.

    Platinum


    Get 20 longshot kills with the MCPR-300.

    Polyatomic


    Get 20 headshot kills with the MCPR-300.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    Victus XMR Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the Victus XMR.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the Victus XMR.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the Victus XMR.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    Signal 50 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the Signal 50.

    Platinum


    Get 20 longshot kills with the Signal 50.

    Polyatomic


    Get 20 headshot kills with the Signal 50.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    LA-B 330 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the LA-B 330.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the LA-B 330.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the LA-B 330.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    SP-X 80 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 10 times with the SP-X 80.

    Platinum


    Get 25 longshot kills with the SP-X 80.

    Polyatomic


    Get 25 headshot kills with the SP-X 80.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

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    Melee Weapon Mastery Camos




    Melee Weapon Mastery Camo Challenges
    Riot Shield Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 2 kills without dying 10 times with the Riot Shield.

    Platinum


    Get 2 kills within 10 seconds of each other 10 times with the Riot Shield.

    Polyatomic


    Get 10 kills from behind with the Riot Shield.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    Combat Knife Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 2 kills without dying 10 times with the Riot Shield.

    Platinum


    Get 2 kills within 10 seconds of each other 10 times with the Riot Shield.

    Polyatomic


    Get 20 kills from behind with the Riot Shield.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

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    Handgun Mastery Camos




    Handgun Mastery Camo Challenges
    P890 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 5 times with the P890.

    Platinum


    Get 15 longshot kills with the P890.

    Polyatomic


    Get 20 headshot kills with the P890.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    .50 GS Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 5 times with the .50 GS.

    Platinum


    Get 15 longshot kills with the .50 GS.

    Polyatomic


    Get 20 headshot kills with the .50 GS.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    X12 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 5 times with the X12.

    Platinum


    Get 15 longshot kills with the X12.

    Polyatomic


    Get 20 headshot kills with the X12.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    Basilisk Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 5 times with the Basilisk.

    Platinum


    Get 15 longshot kills with the Basilisk.

    Polyatomic


    Get 20 headshot kills with the Basilisk.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    X13 Auto Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 3 kills without dying 5 times with the X13 Auto.

    Platinum


    Get 15 longshot kills with the X13 Auto.

    Polyatomic


    Get 20 headshot kills with the X13 Auto.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

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    Launcher Mastery Camos




    Launcher Mastery Camo Challenges
    PILA Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 2 kills without dying 5 times with the PILA.

    Platinum


    Destroy 15 enemy killstreaks, equipment, or vehicles with the PILA.

    Polyatomic


    Get 15 double kills with the PILA.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    Strela-P Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 2 kills without dying 5 times with the Strela-P.

    Platinum


    Destroy 25 enemy killstreaks, equipment, or vehicles with the Strela-P.

    Polyatomic


    Get 15 double kills with the Strela-P.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    JOKR Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 2 kills without dying 10 times with the JOKR.

    Platinum


    Destroy 10 enemy killstreaks, equipment, or vehicles with the JOKR.

    Polyatomic


    Get 15 double kills with the JOKR.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

    RPG-7 Mastery Camos
    Gold


    Get 2 kills without dying 5 times with the RPG-7.

    Platinum


    Destroy 10 enemy killstreaks, equipment, or vehicles with the RPG-7.

    Polyatomic


    Get 15 double kills with the RPG-7.

    Orion


    Unlock Polyatomic for this weapon and 50 other weapons.

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    Weapon Mastery Challenges Explained

    Unlocking Orion isn't the final grind in Modern Warfare 2, far from it. Every weapon has a mastery challenge for each mastery camo, requiring kills with that camo equipped. Unlike the camo grind we just covered, the weapon mastery challenges are far more straightforward. Weapon mastery challenges are the same for each weapon:

    • Gold Mastery: Kill 100 enemies with the Gold camo equipped. Unlocks Platinum Mastery.
    • Platinum Mastery: Kill 200 enemies with the Platinum camo equipped. Unlocks Polyatomic Mastery.
    • Polyatomic Mastery: Kill 300 enemies with the Polyatomic camo equipped. Unlocks Orion Mastery.
    • Orion Mastery: Kill 400 enemies with the Orion camo equipped. Unlocks a unique weapon charm.

    In other words, you must land 1,000 kills with 51 weapons in MW2 to finish the weapon mastery grind. This isn't difficult but rather time-consuming, requiring you to frequently swap weapons and camos to make incremental progress. Completing all weapon mastery challenges grants some type of reward (as mentioned in an MW2 launch post), but this reward is unknown as of the publication of this article. Some community members have speculated that camo mixing is the reward for this monumental grind, yet this hasn't been confirmed or datamined.

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    Tips For Unlocking Camos

    The Real Grind: Leveling Your Weapons

    Most of the Orion grind stems from leveling 51 different weapons to max rank. This takes about as long as completing all 51 mastery challenges for Orion. To speed up the leveling process, we highly recommend playing objective modes and using Decoy Grenades alongside the DDoS Field Upgrade. We talk about specific leveling strategies in our XP farming guide.

    While most MW2 camo challenges are fairly straightforward, a few challenges are quite tedious and may take a few matches to complete. We'll provide some tips that have helped us on our grind toward unlocking the Orion camo. If you're looking for exact camo requirements, consult the tables in our previous sections.

    Kills From Behind

    Your best bet is to queue Tier 1 Free-for-All. You'll frequently spawn next to a player that's looking away from you, making it fairly easy to get kills from behind. The lower TTK of T1 gives your opponent less time to turn around as well. If you dislike T1, try flanking in objective modes like Domination and Headquarters.

    One Hit Kills

    Play Tier 1. That's it. That's the tip. It reduces player HP from 100 to 30, making the TTK near-instant for all weapons.

    Kills In Ten Seconds

    Play Hardpoint. Most enemies will converge on the Hardpoint whenever it spawns, giving you a clear opportunity to land some multikills. These don't need to be double kills; the timer is far more generous than a typical multikill. If you're still struggling with this, wait for Shipment to release during the mid-season update for Season One.

    Hipfire Sniper Kills

    Use the Corvus PEQ Beam-5 laser and the Tracker perk. Look for enemy footsteps and track them down. The laser makes it slightly easier to land those hipfire shots. The Signal 50 can also equip foregrips in its underbarrel slot, making it much easier to get hipfire kills than the other snipers. For all other snipers, reduce your sprint-to-fire delay and use barrels that give hip fire accuracy.

    Launcher Kills

    Launcher melee kills count for this. So long as you don't have a Throwing Knife equipped, your melee kills will count as launcher kills for camo challenges. We highly recommend doing this for the JOKR. As for more specific tips:

    • PILA: Pre-aim hotspots on the map before you peak. Immediately fire when you see someone.
    • Strela-P: Same as the PILA but aim for a direct impact.
    • JOKR: Firing the JOKR will cause the rocket to propel forward and then up. Try to aim the rocket so that it launches into a ceiling in front of you. This detonates the rocket much earlier, making it a lot easier to get kills.
      • We also recommend playing Hardpoint. Fire at the Hardpoint whenever you spawn.
    • RPG-7: Use it like any other weapon. The RPG is the best launcher for getting infantry kills.
    • Gold Camo Tips

      Gold requires you to get three kills without dying ten times—reduced to five times for most secondaries. Play as you normally would, but don't peek angles when your HP is low. We recommend using Quick Fix or Stims to quickly get your HP back, making it easier to get multiple kills in a short timespan. You'd be surprised how easy it is to get three kills without dying if you just play a little more cautiously.

      Platinum Camo Tips

      For longshot kills, play Ground War and use a high-zoom optic. The engagement distances in Ground War are far greater than 6v6 multiplayer, pushing most weapons to their longshot distances. This will vary from weapon to weapon, so you might need to play closer or further from enemies depending on the weapon archetype.

      For melee kills in ten seconds, play objective modes or Tier 1. Equip Dead Silence so enemy players can't hear you sprinting.

      For launchers, use the Spotter perk and play Ground War. Field Upgrades do not count for this challenge, but everything else is fair game. Focus on destroying Claymores, Proximity Mines, and enemy UAVs and Counter UAVs.

      Polyatomic Camo Tips

      Play Tier 1. Nearly every weapon one-taps to the head in T1, making it much easier to get headshot kills. Spec your weapons for recoil control to make landing headshots easier. If you're worried about friendly fire, play T1 Free-for-All.

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