With the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, millions of players have jumped into multiplayer modes such as Team Deathmatch, Ground Warfare, and the new Invasion mode. Despite being part of a long-running series, Modern Warfare II feels quite different from its predecessors, making it difficult to get used to.
The most noticeable difference between Modern Warfare II and previous installments is the pacing, which is much slower. This can be frustrating, especially if you’re a series veteran because you can’t play Modern Warfare II like you can other popular entries.
With that in mind, here are some tips and tricks to help you succeed in Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer mode.
Win those 1v1 gunfights
You must understand how to win 1v1 gunfights more consistently to level up faster and earn more victories. When challenging players, numerous factors exist, including your weapon and its aim down sights (ADS) speed, attachments, and position.
For example, if you’re running out in an open field, there’s a chance an enemy onlooker is already aiming at you with a long-range weapon, so if you only have a close-range SMG, you might as well not challenge this enemy at all. Similarly, if you’re running down a hallway with an assault rifle and come across an opponent with an SMG, you’ll also struggle to win that gunfight.
So, the main idea is first to choose your battles wisely. We recommend aiming directly for your opponent’s chest once you’re confident you’ll have a chance of winning a gunfight. Because of the flinch, your weapon will actually kick up when they hit you, and you will actually connect with their head, allowing you to take them down faster. Another important aspect of winning more gunfights is hip-firing at your opponents while aiming down sights. This way, you can get a couple of shots before fully aiming at your opponent.
Furthermore, in close-range 1v1 battles, using tricks like jump-shotting or drop-shotting can throw off your opponents.
Get your loadouts sorted
Loadouts function differently in Modern Warfare 2 than they did in previous games. This is because many attachments have more penalizing drawbacks, which means you must take more into account when building your weapons. For example, if you build an assault rifle with the best recoil control possible, the weapon’s ADS times will suffer greatly. Each recoil control attachment you add to the weapon stacks against its ADS times, rendering the weapon practically useless in all but long-range situations. Furthermore, attempting to compensate by adding attachments that improve ADS times will harm your aiming stability.
What’s the bottom line? When constructing a weapon, you do not always need to fill all five attachment slots. Sometimes a weapon performs better overall with three attachments rather than five. Of course, there is nuance here, but pay attention to how a weapon feels and adjust accordingly if something is off. The solution is often as simple as dropping an attachment.
Play less aggressively
The main takeaway from Modern Warfare 2 is that it cannot be played as aggressively as other Call of Duty games. This is due to the fact that the time to kill (TTK) is extremely fast, whereas many of the game’s animations are much slower. As a result, you may find it difficult to compete with players focused on a busy area. Instead, try a combination of the two. You can run around to busy areas, but instead of blazing through them, perhaps overlooking that spot to catch players as they run by will result in more success. Then, return to another area and repeat the process.
Switch to Scorestreaks
In Modern Warfare II, there is no reason to use Killstreaks. Thankfully, the game allows you to switch between the two from the Weapons menu, so make sure to check that out before jumping into a match. Scorestreaks are superior because they have the same requirements as Killstreaks, but there are numerous ways to earn additional scores during a match.
A UAV, for example, requires four kills or a 500 score (which is exactly equal to earning four kills since eliminations are worth 125 points). However, there are numerous other ways to earn points, such as defending a capture point, vengeance for a teammate, or securing a long shot. So, since there are no penalties for using Scorestreaks, we recommend ditching Killstreaks as soon as possible. Read more; Call of Duty Mobile Season 6 2022: All About The Skies
Play Ground War to grind XP
We go into more detail about XP farming in a separate guide, but you should know that Ground War is one of the best ways to level up your weapons quickly. This is due to the fact that you can enter a tank and use it to eliminate players and capture points, all of which grant XP to whichever weapon you have equipped.
If Ground War isn’t your thing, we recommend Kill Confirmed, a quick way to earn XP if you want to collect dog tags.
Change your settings
Finally, we strongly advise checking your settings before starting a game. We go into more detail in our console settings guide, so read it to see our suggestions. The most important things to change are your sensitivity settings and certain graphics and interface options.
How do you get better at COD MW2?
Playing objective-based multiplayer modes like Hardpoint or killing AI enemies in Invasion is the quickest way to level up. After painstakingly leveling up guns you never wanted to use in the first place, the game truly begins after fully customizing your favorite weapon.
How do you quickly level up in MW2?
When playing Modern Warfare 2, you can advance in two ways:
- By effectively using a weapon and gaining weapon XP, you can raise your Weapon Level.
- Completing objectives and killing enemies with any weapon or equipment will earn you player XP and raise your Player Level.
Does Soap survive MW2?
Soap dies from massive blood loss during an extraction attempt just moments after informing Price that Makarov knows Yuri. Price later mentions Soap when he calls MacMillan to inform him that Soap has died and asks for assistance locating Makarov.
How do you dolphin dive in MW2?
When sprinting in your first match on the console, press and hold the “change stance” key to dolphin dive. This would be “O” on the PlayStation and “B” on the Xbox.