A Beginner's Guide to Stealth on Modern Warfare 2

  1. A Beginner's Guide to Stealth on Modern Warfare 2

    Hey all,

    Just thought I would share a quick guide to being a good stealth player on the critically-acclaimed (yes) Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.Having played it for quite a while now,I have started to combine a few perks with some of my guns,just to pick up some things that may contribute positively to my gaming on the first-person shooter.However,when I say this,I play Modern Warfare 2 on my friend's console,meaning that I do not have an account where people can add me over Xbox Live,unfortunately at the moment.Even still,his Xbox Live has run out recently and probably won't get another one till November/December.Bummer.

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    Introduction

    For those who still play this game whilst the arrival of the highly-aniticipated and widely pre-ordered sequel to Treyarch's Call of Duty: World At War,you may find playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 something to play when you are wanting to just completely and utterly rape noob tubers or frustrate campers with their FAMAS' and grenade spamming whilst trying to gain an 11-kill streak on Quarry when you're team is losing by 2,000 points (rant over )

    Stealth on Modern Warfare 2 is seen usually seen as people suggesting it as you moving from place to place without being killed and using a silenced gun to supress the amount of noise that may be heard from their team-mates.They are on the right tracks in using this phrase.

    Stealth,in both real-life and in Modern Warfare 2,requires the ability to read the environment well,be efficient in the use of your weaponry and what's left of it,have the instincts to know where and when to move and how to kill someone without being caught or 'baiting' yourself out (as the kids say it these days) when a group of enemies might be able to recognise your presence.

    In this small guide,I hope to shed a little light on the basics of being a stealth player in Modern Warfare 2 and give people a chance to use their common sense when playing to avoid themselves running into a building and shooting aimlessly into space where the majority of the time they will get killed and rage quit over being a little stupid in the scenario.

    Your Basic Equipment

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    Your Main Weapon

    During my time in experimenting,I have,the majority of the time I have been using a sniper/battle rifle that has helped me the majority of the time in combat.The M21 EBR (Or what it should be referred to,the M14 Enhanced Battle Rifle) Like the Barret 50. Caliber and the WA200,this sniper allows the user to shoot multiple times without reload until the whole magazine is empty.

    I have used this the majority of the time in my Stealth class and have been able to clock 5,6,7 and close to 11 kill streaks with it.The other times I used the Barrett,the Intervention,the MP5K and the TAR-21.

    A Beginner's Guide to Stealth on Modern Warfare 2-m14-ebr.png

    I believe that it's obvious that this,equipped with a Silencer,should be the starting pack to your equipment.Should you decide to use Scavenger Pro,Sleight of Hand Pro or Bling Pro,you could use Scavenger Pro to place multiple claymores or C4 explosives,Sleight of Hand Pro to quickly reload your weapon before being caught by other enemies or Bling Pro to attach a Heartbeat Sensor to your weapon for the ability to detect close-by enemies.This should only be used if you do not feel confident about being unable to spot enemies that might be able to kill you without your notice,depending on what perks they are using,such as Ninja Pro.

    Your Secondary Weapon

    I,most of the time,have preferred using the USP .45 attached with Tactical Knife,however,it was on my first try of the Stealth class that I had equipped Silencer to the the gun,had I ran into an enemy I could of killed without being noticed.I found that using a pistol was the best way to quickly kill someone (especially with Tactical Knife equipped) as well as the quick reloading time and easy weapon switching time difference an efficient way to get a kill.

    A Beginner's Guide to Stealth on Modern Warfare 2-usp-45-tactical-knife.jpg

    It has been criticised in the past that,if a stealth player was to equip Marathon Pro to their class,whilst having a USP .45 with Tactical Knife on as their secondary,they would be able to knife run,however,I believe that even if they are knife-running,as long as they do not equip an assault rifle or a riot shield as their primary weapon,they are not doing much harm,other than just knifing and being stealthy.

    Special Grenades

    Take your pick.

    This should be dependant on what perks you have equipped with your class in order for them to be effective.The most obvious choice when trying to hold down a certain area on the map would be the use of the much-favoured Scavenger Pro perk,in which allows the player to pick up fallen enemies' packs and be able to plant multiple claymores and C4 explosives.

    For a normal assault rifleman,the Scavenger Pro perk would favour them in allowing them to use multiple grenades when trying to clear out an area that may be filled with enemies,waiting upon the foolishness of one to run in all-guns-blazing to try a strike a kill.

    I normally use either claymores or C4,mainly due to the fact that one of them detonates upon the entrance of an enemy in a building once they have 'tripped' over the visible red wires and the other giving the player control over it's detonation,leaving people having to stand guard and wait upon someone to pass by,only for them to find themselves walking into a trap.However,I have found using claymores the most effective.

    In terms of secondary equipment,the smoke grenade could be a favourable one due to the fact that,when in a compact area,the use of this grenade gives the player the chance to either kill someone or a group of enemies,or even escape without them being able to know where he has gone.I personally prefer the smoke grenade,however,I am welcomed to using stun grenades too.

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    Perks

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    Here is my recommended setup from one to three.

    Perk 1:

    Bling

    Gives the player the opportunity to equip a Silencer to the gun,as well as another attachment.A favourable one might be the Heartbeat Sensor.The upgraded version of this perk allows the player the chance to equip two attachments to their gun,something I used when I was equipping my USP .45 with Tactical Knife and Silencer.

    Perk 2:

    Cold-Blooded

    An obvious one.Gives you a sizeable advantage when tackling enemy Harriers and Predator Missiles and Sentry Guns,as well as controllable killstreaks - most notably the infamous Chopper Gunner and AC-130.Also makes you undetectable via Thermal Scope (hence the reason it's called Cold-Blooded for those who did not know).The upgraded version of this perk allows the player to be undetectable by gamertag/PSN iD or crosshair.Sweet.

    Perk 3:

    Ninja


    Something that commonly goes hand-in-hand with Cold-Blodded Pro.Allows you to become undetected via Heartbeat Sensor,as well as the upgraded version allowing players to not be traceable by the enemies through their footsteps.Especially useful when trying to knife an enemy from behind.

    Deathstreak

    Martydom

    Nice.

    When you're on the battlefield...

    Here are some tips to use when in a real match

    1. Be able to read the map well.Knowing some hotspots in which to catch your enemy out gives you the advantage to read where enemies may possibly be hiding or camping.
    2. Kill and move.The most efficient way to not be detected and,when the enemy comes to search for you after they rage at the KillCam,you'll be long gone.
    3. Do not stay in one place for a long period of time.In other words,don't camp.After killing about three or more enemies,you will become notorious amongst the opposition and be head-hunted until you're brought out of your little hiding spot.
    4. Don't follow your team-mates.Pretty obvious.You will get caught out more if you stay with your 'team-mates',making you more likely to get killed on a number of times that could have been avoidable.
    5. Use your secondary wepaon often to save ammunition.Especially when finiding an enemy by himself.Easiest way to save ammunition and to get more kills with a gun you'll find very helpful.
    One more little thing before I wrap this up...

    Here's how to...

    'Play Dead'

    (Yes,on Modern Warfare 2)

    Saw this on Youtube when looking about for stealth videos with snipers and came across a couple that shows how to play dead.

    Basically,it's a tactic in which you lay down on the floor near dead team-mates and act as if you've been killed,giving enemies the impression that you are not alive.

    Here's how you do it:

    • Go prone on the floor near a fallen team-mate/enemy.
    • Keep pressing the Y/Triangle button when you see an enemy.
    • When he's walked by,get up a kill him.
    Simple.

    Takes a bit of practice and common sense not to do it just anywhere,but can be a sly tactic in being able to dodge a group of enemies and then pick them off one by one.

    The enemy will be clearly baffled

    Well,that's all folks



    I hope this guide allowed you to pick up on the basics of stealth in Modern Warfare 2 and enhanced,not only your skills in being a better player,but also your K/D spread.

    If you have any queries,please post below and if you have spotted any mistakes,feel free to post as well.Constructive criticism welcome.

    Cheers.

    Mashed

  2. It does look a bit bulky,but I was never the best at presentation

  3. easy to read so not to bad guide might help some members

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    Whoa.

    Nice one mashed

    Will be looking to use this soon.

  5. Thanks guys.Was playing it offline with my mate just a few minutes ago

  6. Max's Avatar MaxPremium Member
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    Nice.

    Gonna try this after the England game

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    Nice.

    Gonna try this after the England game
    Cheers Max,looking forward to your feedback

  8. Great guide, should help a lot of people who are struggling to play well in CoD.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by Nathan View Post
    Great guide, should help a lot of people who are struggling to play well in CoD.
    Thanks Nathan,really appreciate the positive feedback

  10. Max's Avatar MaxPremium Member
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    What would you recommend out of the options of either using bling on the sniper having a silencer and heartbeat sensor, or using bling on the secondary pistol having a silencer and tactical knife?

  11. Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    What would you recommend out of the options of either using bling on the sniper having a silencer and heartbeat sensor, or using bling on the secondary pistol having a silencer and tactical knife?
    Well,for a person who is just using a Stealth class,I would recommend using Bling Pro so that they can be more aware of their surroundings.This also goes for people who are not that knowledgable about the map.

    I would just recommend Bling Pro in my opinion.

  12. I disagree with a lot of the information you've presented.

    Bling Pro, for example, is not necessary, and takes away the ability to equip a more useful perk in the first slot. I would go with Scavenger or Marathon, depending on the game-type. Marathon for those matches where you're playing as a team, and Scavenger for when you are playing alone in a FFA match, as you don't have to move much between kills.

    Also, using the M21 as your preferred weapon in a stealth set-up is a curious decision. Sure, it'll let you pick off a few targets at distance, but you're going to be lacking at close range unless you shoot into someone's back. I would recommend the UMP45 for an SMG of choice, or perhaps a silenced SCAR-H if you are using the Scavenger perk (small magazine).

  13. Quote Originally Posted by Billy View Post
    I disagree with a lot of the information you've presented.

    Bling Pro, for example, is not necessary, and takes away the ability to equip a more useful perk in the first slot. I would go with Scavenger or Marathon, depending on the game-type. Marathon for those matches where you're playing as a team, and Scavenger for when you are playing alone in a FFA match, as you don't have to move much between kills.

    Also, using the M21 as your preferred weapon in a stealth set-up is a curious decision. Sure, it'll let you pick off a few targets at distance, but you're going to be lacking at close range unless you shoot into someone's back. I would recommend the UMP45 for an SMG of choice, or perhaps a silenced SCAR-H if you are using the Scavenger perk (small magazine).
    That's true.Bling Pro does take up the space of a much more effective perk,such as an FFA match,however,I do feel that using Bling Pro will allow an attachment to give the player an extra edge in using their current weapon,exampling Silencer with FMJ,allowing bullet penetration through walls when coming up against opponents that are behind cover? This is just improvisation.

    On the second one,the M21 is known to be an efficient sniper,regardless of the use in Silencer or Cold-Blooded Pro taking up Stopping Power Pro in it's slot.I have been able to snipe quite efficiently with the M21 with silencer and without Stopping Power and gaining a few kills from quite a distance.It's still effective.I would still stick with a sniper on the grounds that it can provide a good way of killing someone from quite a distance,even still with some attachments and perks that may restrict it's range.

  14. looks good very detailed

  15. Quote Originally Posted by Billy View Post
    I disagree with a lot of the information you've presented.

    Bling Pro, for example, is not necessary, and takes away the ability to equip a more useful perk in the first slot. I would go with Scavenger or Marathon, depending on the game-type. Marathon for those matches where you're playing as a team, and Scavenger for when you are playing alone in a FFA match, as you don't have to move much between kills.

    Also, using the M21 as your preferred weapon in a stealth set-up is a curious decision. Sure, it'll let you pick off a few targets at distance, but you're going to be lacking at close range unless you shoot into someone's back. I would recommend the UMP45 for an SMG of choice, or perhaps a silenced SCAR-H if you are using the Scavenger perk (small magazine).
    Agree completely. ^

    Though I am too lazy to construct my own guide, so nice work on this one MashedPotatoes.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by Redrup View Post
    Agree completely. ^

    Though I am too lazy to construct my own guide, so nice work on this one MashedPotatoes.
    Quote Originally Posted by JoshAFC View Post
    looks good very detailed
    Thank you guys for the feedback.

  17. JoshhPremium Member
    Hi.
    I'll try this online now!

  18. Quote Originally Posted by Joshh View Post
    I'll try this online now!
    Thanks Joshh,looking forward to your feedback

  19. Guide looks good mate "Critically acclaimed"!!! are you joking?! i thort the game was awful

  20. Good guide for beginners to game
    I tend to set my classes based on game type and map.

  21. Never known about the playing dead thing, cheers! I never camp though

  22. Quote Originally Posted by Jak 16 View Post
    Guide looks good mate "Critically acclaimed"!!! are you joking?! i thort the game was awful
    Lol,I was just trying to make it sound more interesting and thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by nelsonBcFc View Post
    Good guide for beginners to game
    I tend to set my classes based on game type and map.
    Thanks and yeah,that's true.It depends on what map.Eg. Scrapyard,the use of SMG's and LMG's are more advantageous with perks like Sleight of Hand Pro and Ninja Pro.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cam! View Post
    Never known about the playing dead thing, cheers! I never camp though
    Yeah,it is a sly tactic,but at the same time it can be extremely effective.Especially in Search and Destory or on Hardcore matches.

  23. Max's Avatar MaxPremium Member
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    lol, i tried the play dead thing yesterday, two enemies walked past and didn't see me, i went to knife both, got one and the other turned round and shotgunned me

  24. Irish Scouse's Avatar Irish ScousePremium Member
    Bob Kelso. ❥
    Id make a class suggestion:

    FAL Single Firing assault rifle.
    Sidearm: Personal taste: M93 Raffica for me [Silenced and any second attchement]

    Perks: Bling [A Must for my suggestion]
    Attachements must be a Silencer and a Holographic sight.
    The Holographic Sight adds + 5 damage which in turn Counter acts the Silencer.
    Cold Blooded: This Allows you to have more damage whils using a silencer and cold blooded combined.
    Ninja: To prevent HBS' seeking you.

    Smoke
    Semtex [Again Personal taste]

  25. Max's Avatar MaxPremium Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Scouse View Post
    Id make a class suggestion:

    FAL Single Firing assault rifle.
    Sidearm: Personal taste: M93 Raffica for me [Silenced and any second attchement]

    Perks: Bling [A Must for my suggestion]
    Attachements must be a Silencer and a Holographic sight.
    The Holographic Sight adds + 5 damage which in turn Counter acts the Silencer.
    Cold Blooded: This Allows you to have more damage whils using a silencer and cold blooded combined.
    Ninja: To prevent HBS' seeking you.

    Smoke
    Semtex [Again Personal taste]
    nice.

    gonna try that, thanks.

  26. seems sensible stuff to me but i am a run and gun type of player - i just hope i am quicker than the other guy. shame i have the pace of jamie carragher.

  27. My current load out for doing this is
    M21 w/ Silencer
    USP w/ FMJ (havn't got silencer for it yet)
    Claymore
    Stuns
    Marathon Pro
    Cold- Blooded
    Ninja Pro

    Painkiller

    I don't use a wide variety of guns, don't have the Holo sight on the FAL so I guess this is what I'll stick to for now. Could always break out the silenced Mini Uzi again...

  28. id rather just run around killing people lol

  29. It may be stereotypical but this seems to work nicely when i feel the need to go stealth

    Primary: UMP-45 w/Silencer
    Secondary: USP-45/M9 w/Silencer ---personal preference which

    Perks - Sleight of Hand Pro- personally I find Marathon makes me run aimlessly and I can conserve bullets well enough with this weapon without Scavenger so SoH makes sense

    Cold-Blooded Pro - No deaths from Pavelows, Harriers and cannot be seen on UAV. The Pro bit means you dont go red on an enemys cross-hair which adds stealth

    Ninja Pro - Silent footsteps and invisible to Heartbeat sensors

    Equipment

    Semtex - Just over Frag because it explodes quicker

    Smoke - more of a nuisance to other people

  30. Primary Weapon - AK-47 Silencer (Red Tiger )
    Secondary Weapon - M1014 w/ Grip or Spas-12 Extended Mags
    Equipment - Claymore
    Secondary Equipment - Stun Grenades

    Perks - Scavenger Pro, Cold Blooded Pro, Ninja Pro = RAPE EVERYBODY

  31. Primary Weapon - Scar-H w/Silencer
    Secondary Weapon - Spas-12 w/Grip
    Perks - Scavenger Pro, Cold Blooded Pro and Ninja Pro
    Equipment - Semtex and Stun

  32. Quote Originally Posted by Nathan View Post
    Primary Weapon - Scar-H w/Silencer
    Secondary Weapon - Spas-12 w/Grip
    Perks - Scavenger Pro, Cold Blooded Pro and Ninja Pro
    Equipment - Semtex and Stun
    Smoke possibly?
    and either C4 or Claymore could work.

    Also a silenced M93 Raffica

  33. Sorry I forgot to say that I thought what I posted was a good stealth class for me.

  34. UMP45 Silenced
    PP2000 Silenced

    Smoke Grenade
    Throwing Knife

    Marathon Pro
    Cold Blooded Pro
    Ninja Pro

    I've probably got about 4 nukes so far, including in Rust using that class

  35. MP5K silenced
    USP silenced

    Frag grenade
    Flash grenades

    Scavenger Pro
    Cold Blooded Pro
    Sitrep

  36. Quote Originally Posted by playin'fm View Post
    MP5K silenced
    USP silenced

    Frag grenade
    Flash grenades

    Scavenger Pro
    Cold Blooded Pro
    Sitrep
    Oh how I love the MP5K.I would use Tactical Knife though on the USP .45 though because it does give you a disadvantage sometimes when 1-on-1.

    Also,I would use Throwing Knife and Ninja Pro.

  37. Quote Originally Posted by mashedPotatoes View Post
    Oh how I love the MP5K.I would use Tactical Knife though on the USP .45 though because it does give you a disadvantage sometimes when 1-on-1.

    Also,I would use Throwing Knife and Ninja Pro.
    Absolutely. Can't have a stealth class without Ninja Pro, it's like having an omelette without eggs.

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