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I was told a new game plus allows you to upgrade your guns to level X. But here I am stuck with guns maxed at VII (seven), which is a boost from V from the last playthrough, but I thought the new game + meant I get level X guns.

Why is my upgrade max level VII? I'm at the first part of a new game that lets you upgrade your weapons.

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According to this forum thread, you can only upgrade them to level 7 without "finding" them a second time. When you pick them up again you get 3 extra levels, and you can upgrade through a terminal. Collector's Edition and pre-order bonus weapons can only be upgraded at the terminal, whereas DLC weapons need to be picked up again just like main-game weapons.

As noted below, if you miss a gun you can't currently buy it again, so if you want to fully upgrade it without more than two playthroughs you better not miss any!

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I wondered why I had to pick them up again...what happens if I don't pick up the gun on the mission, I have to buy it again? I also noticed I'm missing completely random gun mods –  Ben Brocka Mar 20 '12 at 13:10
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Annoying: You DON'T get to buy the guns, if you don't manually pick them up again you lose access to the last 3 levels until you play again I presume –  Ben Brocka Mar 23 '12 at 20:50
    
@BenBrocka Too bad, thanks for following up though. –  Matthew Read Mar 23 '12 at 21:08

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