Modern Warfare 2 by Infinity Ward - Multiplayer Strategy Guide
Version 0.2, Chris Larson, www.stageselect.com - all rights reserved, no republishing without permission.
Infinity's Modern Warfare 2, as of this writing, has just come out; players are looking for as many cheats, tips, tricks, and strategies as they can get to give them a leg up on the competition. This stragegy guide for Modern Warfare 2 is being created with the lower levels of play in mind; getting players acclimated to the game quickly, so that they at a minimum die less and become less of a burden to their teammates. :)
Multiplayer in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is divided into two sections. The co-op mode (Spec Op) is a series of survival missions that you and one other person can play. There are 20+ missions in this mode. It's played out in bite sized chunks, and is against varying levels of bots. The mode is useful for unlocking some easy achievements. The mode that this guide focuses on, however, is the versus multiplayer matches that make up the bulk of network play (PSN, Xbox Live, or PC) for Modern Warfare 2.
Here are some simple strategies to follow in the multiplayer mode of Modern Warfare 2.
Have a Camp Out
Modern Warfare 2 does not reward players that rush out into the open. In fact, your main objective during your first few levels will be to seek out these people, and kill them.
Finding a hiding spot in Modern Warfare 2 is a relative proposition. If you can find a spot which has a good view of the enemy, but where the enemy will be more likely to concentrate on looking a different direction, stay in that spot until it's obvious to the other players that you're mowing them down.
Good examples of these hiding spots:
1. Perpendicular to a building's window. Typically, the enemy players will be making their way through the building, especially on the ground floor.
2. The most common hiding spots in Modern Warfare 2 are second floor walkways or windows. Honestly, most of these spots suck, but even a bad spot has a couple of advantages. First, you're likely to get out of combat if you need a break to recover from being shot. Second, if you can find a window or ledge that has a good view of either an alley or a "town square" that the enemy has to pass through, that'll make a decent spot until someone decides to take you out.
3. Look Up - any time you can increase your altitude, while still remaining less visible, you have an advantage.
Don't Rush To Deploy
If you're doing well, you'll get "Kill Streaks" - rewards for killing X people in a row, which you can deploy by pressing over on the D pad (different on PC).
Here's a list of the Kill Streak rewards you can use. Many of these remain locked until you reach a certain level:
3 Kills - UAV: Sends a UAV to scan the area and locate enemies on the minimap.
4 Kills - Care Package: Call in a package drop by throwing smoke to wherever you want the package to drop. It contains either a random killstreak or ammo and can be used by the other team.
4 Kills - Counter UAV: Blocks enemy UAV
5 Kills - Sentry Gun: Airdrop a sentry gun that fires at enemies.
5 Kills - Predator Missile: Calls in a remote control missile via a laptop which you can guide to kill enemies. You are defenseless while using the missile.
6 Kills - Precision Airstrike: Calls in an airstrike which you can control the direction where it comes from.
7 Kills - Attack Helicopter: Call in an attack helicopter that hovers around and kills enemies.
7 Kills - Harrier Strike: Hovering plane which can attack enemies.
8 Kills - Emergency Airdrop: Call in a supply drop.
9 Kills - Pave Low: Calls in a heavily armored helicopter to kill enemies.
9 Kills - Stealth Bomber: Massive amounts of bombs dropped on your enemies.
11 Kills - Chopper Gunner: Lay waste to enemies as a chopper gunner.
11 Kills - AC-130: You get to be the gunner of an AC-130 gunship via laptop and rain hell upon your enemies. You are defenseless while using the AC-130.
15 Kills - EMP. Enemies can't use any electronic perk. Basically kills all other perks.
25 Kills - Nuke. No, not the Robocop drug... A tactical NUKE. Obliterates enemies.
Your kill streak unlocks stay with you when you die. If your team has already deployed a UAV, keep your UAV Kill Streak reward until it's needed. Deploying multiple UAVs means that the radar moves faster, but this is generally a "nice to have" rather than necessary in battle. It's better to keep the UAV going for a long period. Don't use a Patriot Missle (or AC130) when you're exposed - get to the back of the map and crouch or lay down. When you're sure you can deploy safely, do so.
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