Struggling with custom loadouts? We can help.
Updated: Oct 28, 2022 4:05 pm
Have you found that the custom loadout option is locked in MOdern Warfare 2? This is one of many bugs plaguing players globally on launch day.
Whether you’re just trying to create your perfect in-game loadout, or just want to see what guns are on offer, you’ll probably want to get this error fixed.
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Luckily, there are a few different things you can try to get it working.
Read on to discover how to fix Custom Loadout being locked.
Modern Warfare 2 Custom Loadout Locked
If you find that the Custom Loadout option is locked, then there are a few steps you can take to try and get it moving again. We’ve listed the different fixes you can try for yourself below.
Level Up More
You won’t have access to custom loadouts from the get-go. To pick your own gear, you have to level up to a certain point first, so make sure you’ve at least level 4 before you start panicking about the option being missing.
Even if you’re over this threshold, some players have reported that leveling up a few times has re-unlocked the option for them, so maybe try playing with your default loadouts for a bit longer.
Restart the Game
Another obvious fix is completely shutting the game down and rebooting it. You can also restart your rig if you want to give this option an extra chance at success. It might take a few attempts before it works, so make sure you do it more than once.
Re-install the Game/Verify Integrity
This one might seem annoying, but it’s your only option if you’re stuck and have tried everything else. Reinstalling the game, or checking file integrity, could help to solve your issue.
Most platforms offer some form of a check to ensure that a game is installed correctly. Running this should prevent you from reinstalling the entire game by allowing your platform to download the missing/corrupted files alone.
Wait for an Update from Activision
If you’ve tried all of the above fixes and it’s still not working, then you’re out of luck. You’ll need to wait for Activision to release a patch that fixes this problem properly, along with a myriad of other bugs currently plagueing users.
Modern Warfare 2 Custom Loadout Locked FAQs
How do you unlock custom loadout?
You must achieve Rank 4 to unlock custom loadouts in Modern Warfare 2.
Why are the Loadouts locked for editing?
The only reason you’ll be locked out of custom loadouts in Modern Warfare 2 is if there’s a bug, or you’re not higher than Rank 4.