Going prone in the grass is a great way to hide effectively and get kills

Many players forget to go prone (lie on your stomach) in the heat of battle.  Not only does it make you harder to hit and steadies your aim, it hides you better – especially in grass.

Lying on your stomach in grass, a great way to hide

The pic above is from the Wasteland map.  We have captured the HQ in this house on the edge of the map.  There are little opportunites to hide so I just went prone in the grass, facing the entrance to the house and the direction the enemy was coming from.  I was able to pick off 3 or 4 enemies before they figured it out and I got shotgunned in the back.

Look for grassy areas on every map where you can hide.  With your camo, you are really hard to spot.

Another grassy hiding spot on the "Underpass" map.


Attack enemy headquarters from above

Your enemy is going to be watching all entrances to try to keep you from destroying the HQ in Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer.  Some HQ points have ceilings you can attack and drop down through.

This Favela MW2 map has many roofs you can get up on.

These pics are all from the Favela map.  This HQ point is near the bottom of the map.  You can get up on the roof here from adjacent buildings.

Partly cloudy with a chance of targets

So sneaking along the room I come to several openings I can see and shoot through.  One of them is big enough to drop down but I need to make sure the room is clear first.

There were a couple guys in the room, I got one of them

So I killed one and my heartbeat sensor is showing a couple more.  Be patient, change your angle on the roof so you can see other parts of the room below and shoot any enemies hiding.

Drop down into the room and capture!

Once the room is clear, drop down into the room from the hole in the roof.  Time to capture and move on!

Look for opportunities like this on every map where you can attack from above and avoid going into rooms through doors that will probably be guarded.

The sentry gun is a fun new reward in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer

What might be just as fun shooting enemies yourself?  Why getting a robotic gun to do it for you!

The sentry gun is a killstreak reward for 5 straight kills.  You call it in with an air drop then need to unpack it and set it up.

Step 1 – Set it up carefully (no complicated instructions or manuals to read)

Place the sentry gun in key locations to rack up kills

The gun is a lot of fun to set up in a slightly elevated location, pointing at areas of high enemy traffic or guarding entries to a headquarters.  The gun can be killed through gun shots, explosives, or knifing.  It can be temporarily shut down with flash or stun grenades.

Step 2 – Guard your new toy

Guard the sentry gun once you have it set up.

To ensure maximum sentry gun carnage and longevity, I advise you protect.  In the shot above I am prone behind a wall guarding a passage that leads to behind the sentry gun – a logical route for anyone wanted to destroy the gun from behind.

I racked up 3 kills as enemy after enemy desperately wanted to take out my precious gun!\

Step 3 – Check in

Check on your precious toy every once in awhile

When guarding your gun, it is helpful to check in now and again to make sure it is in proper working condition.  You must protect the gun from any sleazy meatbags trying to kill it.

Love the gun and it will love you!

Bonus experience for making a long distance kill.

Buzzkill bonus XP

If you are an experience addict, get bonuses for skilled actions

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 rewards you with extra experience for doing certain actions.  Here are some examples:

  • Longshot – Getting long range/distance kills
  • First Blood – Get the first kill of a match
  • Payback – Kill the last enemy that killed you
  • Buzzkill – Kill an enemy just before they get a kill streak
  • Headshot – Get a headshot
  • Martyrdoh! – Kill an enemy while they are holding a grenade
  • Rescuer – Kill an enemy that is shooting a teammate
  • Avenge – Kill an enemy right after they kill one of your teammates
  • Bullseye – Get a throwing knife kill
  • One shot one kill – Kill an enemy with 1 shot with a sniper rifle
  • Double Kill – Kill 2 enemies at once (usually explosives)
  • Triple Kill – Kill 3 enemies at once
  • Multi Kill – Kill more than 3 enemies at once
  • Afterlife – Kill an enemy while dead
  • Execution – Headshot an enemy that is Last or Final Stand
  • Comeback – recover from a string of deaths
  • Stuck – Stick a semtex grenade to an enemy
  • Crowd Control – use a riot shield and absorb lots of damage

I’ll add more as I find out about them.

Stay out of the line of fire or end up like my teammate on the right (killed but using Last Stand perk)

Always be aware of where you can get hit from (line of fire)

The above shot is taken from a Wasteland map in COD MW2 Multiplayer.  We are trying to capture the HQ inside the bunker.

The enemies are coming from the left and straight ahead.  Use the angles of the bunker entrance to shield your approach.  I am OK being on the left.  My teammate was on the right of the trench and in the line of fire and got killed.

Also be aware that there are often gaps in the scenery where you can shoot or be shot from.  The rectangle highlights a gap in the wood walls where bullets can go through.

From here I can be fairly well protected and able to launch grenades into the area the enemy is coming from.

Attack from positions where you can shoot and be protected

The picture above shows how you can use angles to stay protected but still attack.  I am not on the upper right corner of the bunker entrance.  The enemies are down below in the tunnel coming from the left.  It would be nearly impossible for them to see and shoot me before I can shoot them.  This is a great spot to attack or thrown in a flash/stun grenade.

A sneaky place to get kills is on top of bunker entrances/exits

Tops of Bunkers – A Chance for Some Kills

Here is one I discovered by accident.  In the Wasteland map, there is a bunker network in the middle of the map with trenches leading in.

If you know the enemy is coming from one direction, one place where you can sit is on top of the bunker entrance.  They will be coming out underneath and below you and often forget to look up.  Even if they knew you were there, it takes time to turn, acquire the target and shoot.  You have a big advantage.

I killed 4 guys up here before they figured it out (or I ran out of bullets – I forget which).  You can also change your position slightly so even if they know where you are, they still have to acquire the target and you will have the advantage.

Sure, enemies could always go around the hedge and try to get you but on top of the bunker, you have your back to the hedge and the whole map in front of you.  No one is going to get you from behind!

Akimbo shotguns are devestating close range weapons.

Akimbo Shotguns Make Great Close Range Weapons

One cool feature in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is the ability to unlock Akimbo weapons –  using a weapon in each hand.

Particularly devestating are the Akimbo shotguns.  These are single shot, powerful shotguns that are killer up close.

I have seen this work tremendously well in a couple of ways:

  1. Defending headquarters points
  2. Use with sprinting and lightfooted perks to quickly get inside opponents and kill

In fact, the highest kill count in a player I have seen in multiplayer was 83 kills with the Akimbo shotguns and speed.  He would dodge fire, running constantly, and somehow manage to always get close enough for the kill.

You can use speed to get around behind enemies as well and get quick kills.

Akimbo shotguns work especially well in cities and other levels where there are a lot of corners to hide behind that force close in fighting.  Not so good on more open levels.

The one drawback to the Akimbo shotguns is they are only one shot each and there is a slight delay when reloading.  You really want to make sure you get the kill on the first or second shot.

How to defeat Akimbo shotgun players

  1. Always look out behind you for them coming from behind.  You can set up traps for them if you see these players constantly trying to get around you.  You have the range advantage with assault rifles and even sub machine guns- use it!
  2. Always flash or stun headquarters points or places where they commonly hide before entering otherwise you are at a huge disadvantage.
  3. If an Akimbo player is rushing you, fire from the hip.  By the time it takes to raise your sights, they could get close enough for the kill (has happened to me frequently).  However if you just pump bullets their direction from the hip, you can off kill them before they get close enough.