Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, as fun as it is, is no walk in the park. While a full strategy guide is on the way, here are a few general tips to keep in mind while playing. Most of these apply to single player, but there are a few tidbits in here that will help your Modern Warfare 2multiplayer game as well.
During the single player campaign, don’t worry about killing every enemy in the area. While there are certain levels where the safe bet is to lay waste to everyone, it’s not always completely neccessary. You don’t want to stick your neck to out to kill someone that you could’ve easily just avoided. Besides, certain areas in the game feature respawning enemies, so you physically can’t kill everyone. If you find yourself getting overwhelmed, it may be best to haul ass and live to fight another day.
It is much, much faster to switch to a backup sidearm than it is to reload. It’s crucial that you remember this, as it could mean the difference between life and death when you’re in the heat of battle. Keep in mind that this only applies to pistols. If you’re carrying an assualt rifle, shotgun, or pretty much anything that isn’t a handgun, it’ll take a little while to get it out there. In those cases, reloading is the best option.
When the grenade danger indicator pops up on screen, it’s very tempting to pick it up and throw it back, but that’s almost always a bad idea. You have to be really quick and accurate to find it, pick it up, and throw it away from yourself in the short time that you have. And even if you do pull it off, it leaves you completely to fire. The safest option is to simply dash out of harm’s way. Save the heroic returns for when you’re caught in a situation where escape is impossible.
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