Gunsmith – Weapon Changes
As part of Gunsmith, the overall weapon system and progression has been rehauled.
Primary and secondary weapon – variants of these weapons (uncommon, rare, epic, and legendary) are all part of the same base weapon and thus share the same progression. This means you no longer have to level up different versions of the same weapon!
For existing users, you’ll find that your base weapons will now be the highest level of any variant that you own. So, for example, if you had an M4 – Black Gold which was level 12 and an M4 – Werewolf Fighter, you’ll see that the base M4 will now be level 12. Don’t worry though – you still will have many more levels to grind!
All variants of the base weapon have now been categorized in two separate ways: camos and Blueprints.
Uncommon and Rare variants will now be camos. Customize your base weapons with all the Uncommon and Rare camos that you want in addition to the grindable camos that have been introduced alongside Gunsmith. Uncommon and Rare camos are tied with the specific base weapon. What happens if you receive and Uncommon or Rare of a weapon you have not unlocked? Along with the camo, you will unlock the base weapon as well!
Epic and Legendary variants will now be Blueprint weapons. Blueprints are notable in that they come with their own camo and a curated set of attachments that come pre-configured on the weapon (4 for Epic, 5 for Legendary). Think of the pre-configured attachments as a preview on what you can get by levelling up the weapon and, in Epic and Legendary blueprints, visual variants of the specific attachments on them.
As always, Epic and Legendary Blueprints will offer unique visuals, such as dynamic camos, death effects, and more. While you will be able to swap out the attachments to your heart’s content, some Blueprints may not visually show the change; however, weapon stats and behavior will reflect your chosen attachments.
What about all the Epic and Legendary variants that you already have? Check back in when Gunsmith launches and you’ll be pleased to see a set of pre-configured attachments ready for you.