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10 Facts I've Learned About Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer

Paul Tassi says: "I'm relatively new to the whole Call of Duty scene, as I've mainly been a Halo guy the last few years, but after a month of playing I've learned some pretty indisputible facts about the game, and I've chronicled them below. They've been discovered through a lot of yelling, cursing and nearly throwing my controller through my TV.

I love the game, but people need to follow certain unwritten rules or else it sevely curtails how much fun everyone else has. But since when do people on Xbox Live give a shit about anyone else? I'm just a NOOB after all. Anyways, see what I've learned, and let me know if you agree or think I missed something." (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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FishCake9T4  +   2221d ago
Lololol. Really good article. Agree with everything you said.
mjolliffe  +   2221d ago
1. It's full of glitches.
2. It's full of glitchers.
3. It needs better maps.
4. DLC shouldn't be on the disc already.
5. Full of people making annoying, and racist remarks.
-Alpha  +   2221d ago
Yeah, it was funny. I was expecting it to be more serious, but it's all true.

As for killstreaks, nearly all of them are stopped if you are smart enough to take them down.

I run into a lot of team players who take care of killstreaks and air support. If one thing IW did right, it was making sure Killstreaks could be countered/destroyed.

Oh, and riot shield is also one of those things that works well with teamwork. The riot shielder is always the distraction, they are meant to waste important time in games like S&D.

To be fair the game has its fair of skill and tactics, but right now there is too much crap with glitches, unbalanced weapons, cheap perks and attachments with no counters, etc.
BattleAxe  +   2221d ago
I thought that he was going to complain about not being able to float in the air when he presses the jump button.
hakis86  +   2221d ago
Agree with the article
All of this is true - which is why I still think COD4 was a lot better.

And that knife-throw - LOL! lucky punk :P
ColdFire  +   2221d ago
LOL, great artical
The killstreak thing is SOOOO true.

He admits his thing about sniping is silly, but CoD sniping is silly, maps are too small.

I don't agree with the prestige thing, as I don't see the point of prestige in this game. But, I can see his reasoning.
jjohan35  +   2221d ago
I personally think the EMP and AC130/Chopper should be switched. EMP at killstreak 15? It's so useless. The AC130/Chopper is way overpowered even if the targets are using cold-blooded.
mal_tez92  +   2221d ago
I've learned 2 things
1. It's a reskinning of a two year old game. Just new guns and maps and some other added features.

2. It's still the most noob game available. The aiming, shooting and movement are overly simple, while this is good for noobs, it leaves hardcore players like me a bit dissappointed. It's probably why the game is so popular, it's noob friendly.
TheDeadMetalhead  +   2221d ago
"8. If you use the grenade launcher rifle attachment as your primary weapon, you are a douchebag."

This is how I usually get killed. ;_;
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T3L3PROOF  +   2221d ago
I agree with some of these thi9ngs this guy said, but

#6. Killstreak rewards are the most unfair thing in the world, until you get one.

you're just a noob if you can't get a killstreak honestly.
ape007  +   2221d ago
I agree that mw2 got some stupid things in multiplayer
but it's the best online experience I've ever played,it's so fun fast,fluid 60 fps action and downright EXPLOSIVE, never been this hooked on multiplayer before like it, the fun is like to the MAAAAX, it almost make every other game look boring\lazy, I think this is the first time I felt this addictive to a thing in years

and spec ops is amazing on veteran,requires skill, campaign is EPIC I'll beat it on veteran soon,EPIC soundtrack(hans zimmer soundtrack is explosive), control\aiming is almost perfect

the only thing you haters love to do is to list all of its cons+hate and claim that its crap, I almost feel that Im playing a different game

to all the haters...the game broke records, sold millions on ps3, rivaling halo 3 on xbox 360, N.O 1 most played game on ps3 and xbox 360

heheh lol no one cares about a bunch of n4gers that known for their HATE and worshiping their console


oh well never mind.....back to some mw2 action
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ambientFLIER  +   2220d ago
Oh, so you've found confirmed DLC maps on the disc? Please, do tell...
darkmurder  +   2220d ago
What I don't get is that people cry foul if noobs camp and yet they then have a cry if they run around the map with lightweight and commando on.
Sangria  +   2221d ago
"4. If you stay at level 70 forever, you are a douchebag."
Well, honestly after having reached my first Prestige rank, I think I'll keep at lvl 70. The Prestige only gives you another badge, nothing else. Everything else restarts.

So in the first Modern Warfare, it was Ok, you didn't have troubles to redo everything again because maps and weapons available were fairly balanced, but in Modern Warfare 2, I noticed how pathetic I was until lvl 20-30, when I have the perks and the weapons I like to use. So restarting everything and struggling for a bunch of time just for a badge, no thanks.

I'd rather stay at lvl 70 and get as much distinctions (I don't know how it's called in English, those avatars and signatures you win for this or that to customize your MW player card) and being able to use every weapons I want. So if not wanting to be handicapped and virtually raped for several hours makes me a douche, then I'm a proud douche.

But otherwise I agree with most points of the article.
TooTall19  +   2221d ago
but badges and emblems do not reset when you prestige
sovietsoldier  +   2221d ago
some of us also don't want to spend all of our free time playing this game so Prestige rank is not a logical option for someone who has spent alot of time playing to unlock everything.

the shield would be more fun if you did not have to hit someone twice to kill.i have been kill alot because i need two hits.

i use 203's and rpg's with danger close and im not ashamed of it. when you got a guy running at you with some lag a 203 evens things out real quick.
maverick1191  +   2221d ago
yeh but you can still earn new emblems and titles through not prestiging its his choice but yeh prestiging is pointless you only get a shiny new badge next to your name then its another 3 or 4 days bashing it out to get another badge
ChampIDC  +   2221d ago
The problem with the shield isn't really the fact that it takes 2 whacks to kill. It's the fact that the enemy can knife around your shield so easily between those hits.

This is why I bring a handgun for its quick draw. Getting too close is generally death for you.
DARK WITNESS  +   2221d ago
what i find funny is people laugh at you for being a high prestige ; oh look at him, he must have no life....

but then if you don't prestige, now your a-hole as well ? so what will make him happy then ?

you can't have it both ways.

I work full time, do my own part time work, have a girlfriend, go out with friends... and ya, i get tired of people telling me i must have not life because i am good. now i have to rank up just because someone else will be upset if i stay at level 70.
ASSASSYN 36o  +   2221d ago
The author of this article left out one thing. This game has the worst whiners. Fight harder less tears.
raptorjacob  +   2221d ago
very true. after every game everyone starts in about campers and lag and this and that
swiftshot93  +   2221d ago
The only mechanics that I dont like in multiplayer are the grenade launchers and Akimbo. Evrything else is amazingly awesome.

Now, if they just fix all matchmaking problems/lag/glitches!
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   2221d ago
The author also left another thing out:

You can make bullsht maps and spawns with overpowered and unbalanced perks call it a day and sell a couple million copies.
rakzztar  +   2221d ago
“Hey guys, I’m coming!” perk
JeffGUNZ  +   2220d ago
haha yeah, that one made me laugh too.
spektical  +   2221d ago
the game is too easy.. everyone can kill anyone, thats the other bad part of this game >.> i hate wen i have a 32 killstreak and some random noob is trigger happy and doesnt aim and kills me 40 feet away. i swear
Knghtz  +   2221d ago
Everyone can kill anyone? Wow that's so imbalanced!

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Timesplitter14  +   2221d ago
Thanks but we don't give a DAMN about your blog
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emkize  +   2221d ago
I agree with some...
I agree with some of his statements, others just show he sucks, but there are a few that really piss me off and I think should be added.

Douche bags who drop to prone every time they shoot at someone.
Douche bags who jump every time they shoot at someone. (This ain't CS.)

And of course, all the 10th prestige lvl 700's out there who insist they genuinely grinded all the way there in a month... you aren't fooling anyone.
DJ  +   2221d ago
I love the guys that drop to prone.
They make themselves EASY targets. =D
cyberwaffles  +   2221d ago
completely agree on the weed call signs. i used to smoke a lot back in the day, but something me and friends always hated was when people bragged about smoking it. it usually means you're new to the stuff and don't know what the hell you're talking about and can potentially get you or your friends in trouble by association.

and i don't care about all the lazy punk ass kids online who use the call signs either. something about it is just annoying.
bjornbear  +   2221d ago
usually, those who exhibit and show it off, don't do it.

those who do don't go on about it because they know the things it can imply, and the novelty wears off

hence why to me, the whole "weed" thing is a teenager...probably even pre-teen

if i had played this when i was 15, i would have thought it was cool

now? its damn immature.
cyberwaffles  +   2220d ago
exactly! completely agree.
AllroundGamer  +   2221d ago
the guy who wrote the article isn't probably a great gamer and he couldn't really hide his jealousy. i had the nuke in 3 consecutive sessions and i'm a runner (i hate campers totally and hunt them down with an extra grin on my face :D )... also i stayed on the second 70lvl prestige, cause i want to have the extra challenges, that need plenty of time to finish.
DJ  +   2221d ago
Dude, he made his jealousy extremely blatant
And even cracked a few jokes about it.
Knghtz  +   2221d ago
You're so good OMG!
AllroundGamer  +   2221d ago
if i sense sarcasm in your comment, then i apologize, didn't wanted to brag with that one ;)
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ATi_Elite  +   2221d ago
The actual worst feature
I actually played this at a friends house (PC gamer I refuse to buy 360 ports) to confirm what I already suspected.

This is what happens when you don't have dedicated servers or Admins

The worse feature is that this game was even made. Could have been great but it was a rush job. More dollars were spent on advertisement and Hype than content. A very dumb down game.

Not to mention the guy writing this article is a CLOWN. Play something beside Halo and MW2. If you have never played the original Call of Duty then you know nothing about FPS and shouldn't be writing articles. Your whole life is NOOBISH
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DJ  +   2221d ago
Great article.
And the knife toss at the end is intense.
finbars75  +   2221d ago
Great article.Truth right down to the t.Alot of issues with the game and the gammers in multiplayer.But big thing is the top 50.All of them have put that hack in obvisouly especially when you see there killstreaks at 115,110 or a score thats 25,989,345 in 20 days. Are you can be honest and say that im always in the top 3 in every game and theres no way anyone can have a score or killstreak like that.I have even played with some guys in the top 15 and they where horrible in every game I played with them.Even 5 of the top 10 werent register on the ps3 so it means they where banned or hacking the system as usual.I must admit I dont play the game as much as everyone else due to all the douschbags online now a days.They just took the fun out of it,especailly when you are better then them but there cheating ways always get the better of you.Its to bad that gamming has become such hack or glitch in every game to ruin it for those who really enjoy multiplaying.
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spacetoilet  +   2221d ago
Agree with double shot gun and noob tube douche's.
And that knife toss, wow! Used the force on that!
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HOSe  +   2221d ago
rpgs in this game with f2000+ noob tube and danger close= FUN
Bodster  +   2221d ago
5 Facts I've Learned About Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer
1. Full of Campers
2. Full of noobs with grenade launcers
3. Full of noobs that camp with grenade launchers
4. Full of noobs that camp with grenage launchers and glitch
5. Full of noobs that camp with grenade launchers, glitch and hack.

The list can go on, i just cant get into this game at all...

Call of Duty 4 was the better game. I have actually went back to that, well, when i aint playing DiRT 2 on PC ;)
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blahblah123  +   2221d ago
To right
I've put in years on the CoD franchise as a whole and more than 170 hours on Modern Warfare 2 and i do not dispute anything in the list.

Keep your boosters, your Akimbo and your glitch infections. Time to move on. Bring on Battlefield BC2
gtamike123  +   2221d ago
Yeah Per to Per lags
Chnswdchldrn  +   2221d ago
heres a list of things i learned

1: It's the same f@cking thing as Call of Duty 4, only this time with more rewards for camping

2: Since it hasn't been beta tested, glitches and glitchers have overtaken the game and its leaderboards.

3: The game plays itself for you

4: The maps are all lame after the 10th time you play each of them

5: (For me) the game got old and repetitive after 4 weeks

6: Graphics are $hit, and f@ck you if you think otherwise

7: (for pc owners) no dedicated servers

8: Sprint shoot sprint shoot sprint shoot sprint shoot die.....sprint shoot sprint shoot (etc.)

9: Did I mention the campers?

10: The game is known as Modern Warfare, but the highest level weapons in each category (RPG, Ak-47, Model 1887, UZI) are old as $hit, being in existence for decades. Makes perfect sense right?
peeps  +   2221d ago
not the best list ever + shouldn't it be 'learnt' not 'learned'...

edit: just realised that learned is used more in american english in comparison to learnt being used in british english lol so that will explain it
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LFC1EE  +   2221d ago
I’m a serious fps player and i have cod mw2 on ps3 and xbox360 i like all gaming consoles can't be bothered to argue which ones best, but i think people moan about a particular game because there rubbish at it.

If you think theres no skill or team work then come and play a clan game, i remember on this site last year a vast majority of you were liking cod, kz is good bf series is good but don't knock a game because others enjoy it and you don't.
bjornbear  +   2221d ago
i only played for about 3 hours w mates split screen

and I noticed most of there =O

1st granade launcher was bs, everyone jsut abused it

2nd. the killstreaks ddn't make sense to me, and i even asked them myself "why does the game reward the better players? thats like have a lion against a goat, and giving the lion a shotgun JUST IN CASE HE COULDN'T KILL THE GOAT"

3rd. weed references and n00bness (like rewarding the camper) proves this game IS for kids...just like i thought it did
Flare149  +   2221d ago
Only one I don't get is the one for not going into Prestige, especially since it's impossible to get some of the emblems/titles for the later guns if you Prestige quickly. Perfect example is I have a friend who had 6 nukes, without camping I might add, and he got frustrated in one game so he just Prestiged really fast and now he's pissed because he forgot he now has to get all of those again for credit toward the emblem.
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Skynetone  +   2220d ago
The most satisfying feeling in any video game ever is successfully killing someone with a throwing knife.

yes, i arrived on the roof of a building, looking around for a kill, and then i noticed a person three roofs away, i just had him aimed with my sight, and i noticed this silver thing spining towards me, i must have said WTF IS THAT, about three times, before it killed me, then i watched the replay and said no f++king way is that a knife, i best avoid them in the future

it was funny at the time because i was frozen in my spot, trying to figure what the hell was going on,
xx SgtP3pp3r xx  +   2220d ago
Playing this game taught me the only lesson I need to know about it. Its an overhyped piece of trash.
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