Weapon Customization | MGSV: The Phantom Pain

Weapons can be customized in detail in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, but you’ll need to unlock the option first. You’ll need to recruit a Legendary Gunsmith to get the ability to change the looks and stats of your guns.
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In this guide, we’re going to show you how to customize weapons in MGSV: The Phantom Pain.

How To Unlock Weapon Customization

You’ll need a Legendary Gunsmith first. There’s a series of Side Ops that will lead you to making him a member of your staff. Once you’ve got him, the option to customize weapons is going to appear in the customization menu.

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How To Customize Weapons

Here’s what you have to do, once you open your iDroid:
  • Go to the Mother Base tab
  • Choose Customize
  • Choose Weapons
Once you’re in, you just need to choose a weapon you want to change, and a list of parts you can swap in and out will appear. The last entry on the list is Color, which is where you choose the camo pattern and color of your gun.

Swapping parts is about more than just the looks, though. You can affect the stats of your weapon by putting different parts on it. Once you get your first sniper rifle with a suppressor, you can then put that suppressor on any other sniper rifle you have. Same goes for pretty much everything – if you have one gun in the category with a certain accessory, you can apply it to almost all weapons in that category. You can exchange muzzles, grips, magazines, scopes, etc.

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