Call of the Duty Modern Warfare II Crafting System Explained – Materials and Recipes

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So, Call of Duty Modern Warfare II crafting is a thing now. So, let’s talk about how that works. The only thing similar about the Call of Duty Modern Warfare II and Modern Warfare 2 is that they are sequels to their respective games… Though one can argue that Sheperd is still one hell of a bastard. But the odd addition of the crafting system is something I believe warrants discussion.

This guide will let you know how the crafting system works in Call of Duty Modern Warfare II and what you can actually craft in the game.

The first thing people need to know about the crafting system is that there are only two levels that use the crafting system. The second thing to know is that it’s not a universal thing. Crafting depends entirely on what the level has available.

If you’ve ever played The Last of Us, then this is going to sound very familiar. Your character looks for stuff they can collect and combine into something that can be used to distract enemies. (Unless it’s a glass shiv, then you’re able to kill someone.)

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There is an entire button dedicated to the crafting menu, on PC that’s the number 4. When you’re on this screen you can see the things you can craft and if you have enough materials, you can go ahead and make them. But unlike the Last of Us, the animation of making said improved gadget might get you killed. I know it’s happened to me on more than one occasion.

The materials you need to make the gadgets are scattered around the map. If you see them, pick them up with the press of the interact button.

Call of the Duty Modern Warfare II Crafting List

These are the items you can get currently in the game:

  • Metal
  • Binding
  • Bottle
  • Wax
  • Chemicals
  • Trap
  • Oil
  • Explosive
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Here’s what you can craft with these items.

Pry Tool

  • Recipe: 1 Rope and 1 Metal
  • This tool can be used to open locked doors and chests.

Smoke Bomb

  • Recipe: 1 Binding, 1 Wax, 1 Chemical
  • Smoke bombs cover a wide. It stuns enemies for a few seconds. Non-lethal.

Mine

  • Recipe: 1 Binding, 1 Trap, 1 Explosive
  • Proximity explosive that triggers when an enemy is close. Does enough damage to instantly kill enemies.

Molotov

  • Recipe: 1 Binding, 1 Bottle, 1 Oil
  • A classic throwable. It burns everything in a certain area. Kills enemies over time.
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Glass Shiv

  • Recipe: 1 Binding, 1 Glass
  • Found only during the final boss. This improvised weapon can take down one of the guards when stunned. Note that there is only one piece of loose glass during that battle.

Gas Trap

  • Recipe: 1 Trap, 1 Chemical
  • An improved version of the smoke bomb. This gas trap triggers when enemies are close and will leave them stunned longer than a smoke bomb.

And that’s all the items we know that you can craft in the campaign. Should more be added in the future in other modes, we will update this article.

We also have a review for Call of Duty Modern Warfare II campaign if you are interested.

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