Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
– Tips and Tricks
We can all agree that the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer was a much-needed reboot for all CoD fans. New weapons, maps, and game modes have made Call of Duty a much more enjoyable experience for veterans and newcomers. However, if you are a casual player, you might have trouble keeping up with the competitiveness of the lobbies filled with battle-hardened players. But do not worry; the new CoD game has plenty of new features to help you keep up with them.
This guide will help you survive in the much harder online arenas by guiding you through the best MW2 settings, the latest game strategies, and movement metas. You will level up your MW2 multiplayer game in no time.
Change your settings
Just like in most competitive games today, CoD also has some key settings tucked away in its settings menus. Even though most of these settings are for personal preference, fine-tuning some will help you get that competitive advantage. Following are some key settings you should consider changing.
- Field of View: greatly helps you increase your line of sight and awareness. This also makes it feel like you are moving faster, passively resulting in improving your mechanics and gameplay.
- Automatic Sprint: this allows you to automatically sprint while moving. You can rest a few extra buttons on your keyboard/controller and focus more on the battlefield.
- Motion Blur: motion blur comes in 2 settings, World Motion Blur and Weapon Motion Blur. Turning them off will make your environment and character clearer, helping you spot more enemies and other details.
Get familiar with movements
Like in any other game, MW2 also has its unique movement style and feel that requires getting used to. Most of the top MW2 players have the most efficient and effective movement patterns, which help to juke/surprise enemies and win games. While this requires time and practice, a great way to get familiar with the game’s movements is to play more casual modes before hopping on to the real deal. Part of this process is also to conveniently remap your key bindings to fit into your play style.
Aim for the head
“Headshots do more damage.” This requires no additional introduction to FPS games, as this has been the norm for a long time. MW2 features many weapons with very different damage outputs, and armor plates can dampen your damage even more. However, aiming for the head will help you instantly kill enemies with many weapons. Even though some guns don’t instantly kill from headshots, they do much more damage than a body shot. This also requires some practice, but once you become a headshot machine, you will win more matches and become an MW2 beast.
Communicate with your team
Communications play a major role in all the multiplayer games out there. Communicating with your team helps you execute strategies and plans more efficiently, and facing more seasoned enemies will be less harsh. However, communication does not necessarily mean the voice chat feature alone. The game also comes with a Ping system where you can announce your next moves or suggest locations and strategies to the team. Utilizing this ping wheel can significantly step up your team’s synergy. Make sure you equip the ping wheel with a key that is easily accessible.
Selecting weapons and attachments
The arsenal on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is massive this time. The game has introduced many more weapons and attachments to its formula, and selecting one is hard. First, you must level up your experience with relevant weapons to unlock attachments. The best way to speed up this process is by understanding your playstyle and choosing a weapon you will stick with.
For example, if you enjoy long-range combat, mastering and leveling up a sniper rifle or a powerful assault rifle is the ideal choice. Experiment with different weapons in different classes until you find your favorite. Invest your time in that to unlock attachments and familiarize yourself with its stats and recoil patterns. Also, keep in mind to consider the map you are playing on and select weapons accordingly.
There was an era where you could bank a lot of kills by simply camping in a ratty spot. However, this has changed over the years, and campers can be easily countered with the utility you get in MW2. So always stay on the move, as staying in one place for too long can make you an easy target. Enemies will have a more challenging time predicting where you will be moving to and will make it harder to hit you, giving you the upper hand in combat.
Use perks and killstreaks wisely
As you progress in the game, you will unlock a lot of perks and other utilities to level up your game. Utilizing them in the right way at the right moments can give you that competitive edge in the unforgiving online lobbies. Experiment with perks and always use them to assist your playstyle but try not to change your playstyle to accommodate these utilities. Incorporating a new mechanic into your regular gameplay is always easier than changing it entirely to fit a new mechanic. Also, keep an eye out for killstreak bonuses and utilize them every chance you get.
Out of all our tips, the most important is having fun and enjoying the game. You will naturally improve and become a better player as you continue to play. As long as you enjoy the game you are playing, you will be motivated to put more time into it, and as with everything in life, practice makes you perfect.