Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Need a Modern Warfare 2 Boost? Try the MW2 Monst Energy Drinks!

*Updated- Modern Warfare 2 Monster Assault Energy Drinks will be available starting Thursday, October 1st.  US only. (via Monster Energy Twitter)!- LINK*

That's right CoD fans!  No longer will your nights be cut short due to that evil feeling known as being tired.  Now you can stay up all night pwning with the official energy drink of Modern Warfare 2!

Monster Energy has teamed up with Activision to bring us Monster Assault, the official MW2 energy drink.  Inside these packages, you'll find a code that will give you a chance to win a bunch of cool prizes.  Here's a list of what's being given away...

- 1,000 copies of the Modern Warfare 2 Hardened Edition
- 5,000 map pack codes for a pack planned for a spring 2010 release
- 10.000 Modern Warfare 2 premium themes for the Xbox 360 or PS3
- Free cans of MW2 Monster Energy drinks

The drinks will come in packs of 4.  You'll also be able to pick up packs of 6 exclusively at Sam's Club, with  these exlclusive packs granting access to the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Combat Training Experience, an exclusive online event being put on by Infinity Ward this November.

Here's an extra shot of some Monster Assault in Robert ''402" Bowling's office...

Once these release, you'll be able to redeem the code found inside each package on the official Monster MW2 page- LINK

GameStop Promotions For Modern Warfare 2

We're not sure exactly what these promotions consist of, but we do know that GameStop will be giving away thousands of prizes leading up to the release of the much anticipated Modern Warfare 2.

Check out for more details.

WePlayCoD on AggreTweet - Real-time Tweets and Live Chat!

This isn't our normal type of news, but this is such a great addition for WePlayCoD that we just have to fill you in.  The team over at has been gracious enough to make WePlayCoD their first community feed.  Some of our day-one followers may recall our post on AggreTweet (LINK), highlighting it's various features.

WePlayCoD on AggreTweet- LINK

Here's AggreTweet in a nutshell.  You can now track any and all gaming related tweets, in real-time, right from AggreTweet.  On the Hub page you'll find the main feed which picks up tweets that mention all of the hottest titles, including our beloved Call of Duty franchise.  When you want to see a specific game's feed, simply search for that game or choose it from a tweet found in the Hub feed.

Once you've made it to a game's personal feed page, you'll be able to see all tweets that mention that specific game nearly as soon as the user sends the tweet through.  Combined with a live chat, real-time user leaderboards (who tweets the most about a specific title), as well as in-depth graphs regarding how many tweets a game is getting (AggreTweet has picked up 69,515 tweets mentioning Modern Warfare 2).

Many of you have already adopted the #WePlayCoD hashtag and have been using it in all of your CoD-related tweets.  Now, whether you @reply us, mention the site, or use the #WePlayCoD hashtag, your tweet will be picked up in real-time by the AggreTweet feeds.  Don't forget about the live chat room also located on the WePlayCoD AggreTweet feed page!

To conclude, AggreTweet is a welcome addition to our community and we hope to see all of you making use of it once it's open to the public.  If you want in on the action, you can request a beta code from or on Twitter @AggreGame.  We'll also try to grab some more codes for our trusty followers.  Don't forget to use the #WePlayCoD hashtag with your CoD tweets!

Discuss AggreTweet on our forums- LINK

Chat with the WePlayCoD community in the AggreTweet live chat- LINK

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Modern Warfare 2 Video Preview. We've Got An Accolade For That!

We can't understand the narration in this video, but what we do understand is that we can't wait to get our hands on a copy!

You'll see more great gameplay, from riot shield gameplay to a Care Package ammo drop (4 killstreak), to tons of Accolades.  No longer will you argue about who capped how many flags.  There's an Accolade for that.  No more arguing about who the better player with the knife is.  There's an Accolade for that. Perhaps you just got the game winning kill?  On top of the awesome slo-mo replay of the last kill for all to see, you'll also be awarded with an Accolade for that valiant achievement.

If there are any Polish viewers out there, feel free to tweet us @WePlayCoD on Twitter if you'd like to give us a rundown of what's being said.

Thanks to lukavelic and DoubleG_86 for the heads up.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Preorder Your MW2 Mad Catz Accessories Now

Get those preorders in CoD fans!  Both GameStop and Amazon are now taking preorders for the Modern Warfare 2 line of accessories brought to us by Mad Catz.

As of today, GameStop only has the 360 throat mic and both the 360 and PS3 controllers available for preorder.  Amazon is now taking preorders for the combat controllers, throat mic, and the controller covers.

These will be available for purchase on November 10th with the release of Modern Warfare 2.  Don't be left out.  Preorder today!

Amazon- LINK

Microsoft Dedicated to Modern Warfare 2 on the 360

This is great news to see.  Microsoft’s senior regional director for Entertainment Neil Thompson told MVC that Microsoft intends to offer the best possible experience for Modern Warfare 2.  As many of you know, day one of huge launch titles can sometimes be plagued by service issues due to the high volume of players online.  Neil's comments may lead one to believe that Microsoft will be prepared for the inevitable onslaught of players on Xbox Live on November 10th.

Microsoft is convinced gamers will get the most enjoyment out of Modern Warfare 2 on Xbox.
“We want to offer people the best possible Modern Warfare 2 experience,” said Microsoft’s senior regional director for Entertainment Neil Thompson.

“We firmly believe that with Live services, the quality of the gaming experience on 360, and all the new ways we can get consumers engaged with the IP that Xbox is the best platform to experience this great game. I never use the word ‘own’, but it is ours to make the most of, and that’s what we intend to do. We firmly believe that 360 will be the lead sales platform for Modern Warfare 2.

“We are working very hard with Activision to look at everything from consumer trials to in-store experiences to make the most of what will be a great launch.”
Anyone wondering what these "consumer trials" could be? 

Full Article- LINK

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Inside Xbox: OXM Report w/ Modern Warfare 2 Developers

As some of you have noticed, the new Inside Xbox video discussing Modern Warfare 2 can be found on your 360 dashboard.  Here is the full piece from MW2Media.  In this discussion with Robert "402" Bowling (IW CM) and Joel Emslie (IW Lead Character Artist), we get some great talk on the entire game, from Spec Ops details, to MP attachments, to improved AI interaction.  Enjoy!

* Notice at 2:07 what looks to be concept art showing a fiery depiction of Pittsburgh, USA.*

Thanks to onexheadshotzz for the comparison image.  Discuss this on our forums here- LINK

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Seen and Heard: IW Developers on Modern Warfare 2

We admit it, we can be caught searching for nuggets of MW2 info just about anywhere, and that includes the title's official forums  Here's a little section we're calling "Scene and Heard: IW Developers on Modern Warfare 2".  We've searched and found some discussions that we found interesting.  We hope you do too.  Enjoy!

In reply to a thread discussing the Coldblooded perk and it's interaction with helicopters and killstreak rewards in general...
Air support will not target players using Cold Blooded at all. "Air Support" includes all helicopter variants, Predator Missiles, AC130's and the as of yet unannounced . The will make you wish you had Cold Blooded when you don't... it's that evil. -IW_Scriptacus

In reply to a discussion on the riot shield in Search and Destroy...
Saying "adapt" is perfectly reasonable if you've played the game before and dealt with this kind of situation. Until the game ships, making assumptions based on limited information is just about all anyone on these forums can do (and this is fine), but concluding that an entire game mode is ruined before you've even had a chance to try it is just jumping the game. -IW_Scriptacus

In reply to a discussion regarding the ability to view your enemies on the heartbeat sensor.
Would you? You're assuming that everyone is visible on the HBS. And if they've got Stopping Power you'd better be quicker on the draw cause they'll take you down first even with the same weapon. If they're running with Lightweight they may not ever show up on your HBS at all because they moved on top of you between pings.

There's a lot more depth to this stuff than you may realize right now. Just wait til you play the game. -IW_Scriptacus

In reply to discussions of the recent SP level leak, which has been said to be the first mission of the game. Another user had mentioned Cliffhanger being the first mission.
Cliffhanger is definitely not the first mission in the game. -IW_Peasant

In reply to a discussion regarding expired sentry guns.
LOL! They don't appear out of laptops. You set them down and they activate. When they expire there is alternate version of the model that reflects this. -IW_Peasant

Modern Warfare at the Tokyo Game Show

Thanks to some keen eyes at the Tokyo Game Show, we now have what looks to be the first publicity coming from Square Enix for Modern Warfare 2.  As we had reported earlier, Square Enix has been recruited to publish MW2 since Activision had closed their Japanese doors last year.

Check out these Square Enix booth pics featuring Modern Warfare 2...

And here is what looks to be the first Japanese trailer for Modern Warfare 2 from Square Enix.  Skip to 1:25 in the clip for the beginning of the trailer.

Modern Warfare 2 Comic Book Details

As many of you know,adding to the consumer craziness that is Modern Warfare 2, we'll be seeing an official Modern Warfare 2 comic book which releases on November 11th, 2009.  Details are few at the moment, but we now know the summaries of the first two installments.
Nov Issue #1-
In anticipation of the sequel to the groundbreaking game, WildStorm brings you a no-holds-barred, brutal tale of the mysterious Task Force 141 soldier known as "Ghost." Learning the motivation behind his mask and moniker is the tip of the iceberg in a story spanning the globe from the United Kingdom to war-torn Afghanistan to the drug war in Mexico. Believe us, this will be talked about for years to come! Award-winning creator David Lapham (YOUNG LIARS, Stray Bullets) is joined by artist Kevin West in a shattering 6-issue tour-de-force epic!

Dec. Issue #2-
Sgt. Riley – codenamed "Ghost" – has found himself in many a sticky situation while serving in the S.A.S. But never has a mission fallen apart so fast. On his first Joint Task Force mission, a combination of betrayal and bad luck has landed him in the hands of a blood-thirsty Mexican drug czar. Could things possibly get worse? Absolutely, yes.

The best-selling Call of Duty video game series continues its comics debut in this 6-issue miniseries!
As you can see, there is a plan for 6 issues, each issue will be around 30-35 pages, and each will set you back $3.99.  Check out the cover art shots for the November and December issue below.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Modern Warfare 2 meets Fast and Furious?

Things have been a bit slow this week aside from the recent leak of a MW2 single players mission so we thought we'd show you a small comparison with the new footage.  We couldn't help but notice some similarities between the end of the MW2 level and a recent action movie that many of you know, Fast and Furious.

At 1:33 in the following Fast and Furious trailer you'll see Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) tackle a baddie through a window onto a cream colored sedan.

Now let's take a look at the last action sequence in the recent MW2 campaign leak.  At 8:10 you will see a team member tackle "the package" through a window....onto a cream colored sedan.

Coincidence?  Doubtful.  We can't deny that the similarities are definitely there.  It's also safe to assume that it is a good possibility that the devs working on this level could have pulled some "inspiration" from Fast and Furious as it's release date (4/09) is right in line with the MW2 development time line.  In any case, it's great to see the cinematic sequences are bigger and better this go around, which is a feat in itself.  This has been your slow news week tidbit.  Enjoy!

New Modern Warfare 2 Single Player Footage

Behold 8 minutes of Modern Warfare 2 single player gameplay.  The baddies are resilient, the music is epic (Hans Zimmer), and the pace is FAST.  Also make note of the 10G achievement shown at 5:17 in the video which was after what looked to be a triple kill with an M203 grenade launcher.

The setting is that of a favela in Brazil.  Enjoy!

Feel free to discuss this video on our official forums here- LINK

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

MW2, CoD:WaW, and WePlayCoD 360/PS3 Backgrounds!

Can't wait for MW2 to release? Want a MW2 theme for your NXE dashboard/PS3 background before the official ones are released? Well here are a few (along with CoD:WaW and WePlayCoD) that you can use for now....absolutely free of charge.  Easy installation instructions below screenshots.

Xbox 360 Example

PS3 Example


2 (Zombies)


Xbox 360 Instructions

Option 1: Flash Drive

1. Put your image on a flash drive and put your flash drive into your xbox
2. Go to Picture Library->Portable Device
3. Find the image you want to use and press "Y"
4. Select "Yes, use this picture"

Option 2: Disc

1. Burn your image to a disk and put your disc in your xbox
2. Go to Picture Library->Current Disc
3. Find the image you want to use and press "Y"
4. Select "Yes, use this picture"

Option 3: Networked PC

1. Put your image in an easy to find place, for example "Desktop" or "My Pictures"
2. Hook up your xbox to your computer.
3. Go to Photo Library and find your computer
4. Find the image you want to use and press "Y"
5. Select "Yes, use this picture"

Also, any image you use as a "theme" will now be stored on the HDD. To use it in the future, just go to "Change Theme" like you normally would.

PS3 Instructions
1. Place image on removable media drive.
 - You can also point your PS3 browser to these images
2. Select image you would like to use and press .  Select "Set as wallpaper".

Courtesy of xMinus81x.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Official Xbox Magazine Modern Warfare 2 Article

The November issue of OXM is now out and we've got your first look at the big Modern Warfare 2 article found within.

- 5 Spec Ops Difficult Levels: Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, and Echo
- Spec Ops modes include Assault, Stealth, Elimination (Wave Defense), and an AC-130 mission to name a few
- No checkpoints in Spec Ops
- Half of the killstreak rewards come from community suggestions



Thanks to firevice for the heads up on these. Feel free to discuss this post on our official forums- LINK

Modern Warfare 2 Interview: Lead MP Designer Todd Alderman

Joystiq has just published a great interview with Todd Alderman, lead multiplayer designer for Modern Warfare 2. Here are a few things to mention that we find in this interview...

- Insight into shield gameplay
- Insight into Spec Ops modes
- Snowmobiles will be in mp, although you can't ride them.  This leads us to believe that we will FINALLY be seeing a multiplayer level in the snow.
- Teamkillers and the likes have been addressed
- Matchmaking has been addressed
- 1 player per console via Internet (Xbox Live, PSN)
- More than 16 maps will ship with the game

There's an upcoming Wii port of the first Modern Warfare. How do you guys feel about that being handled by somebody else?

It depends on what it ends up being, but I have actually played the Modern Warfare on Wii and I think it is really good. So as long as things aren't being distorted and becoming things we don't want them to be, I don't think it bothers us.

What about the name? When this was originally announced, it was just "Modern Warfare 2." Then, when we started talking about it again, it had the Call of Duty tag in front of it. For a while it seemed like this was going to go off in another direction and then Treyarch was just going to work on the Call of Duty games. Now it is back to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. What's going on with that?

Well there are a lot of different factors involved, but we wanted to make sure, and I tried to state this at the beginning, that this is a different game. I mean it is not ... it has got 2 on it obviously, but it is not just a sequel. It is not just another Call of Duty game. It is a big new thing and we want people to associate it with Modern Warfare 2. And it is the same story, so it is in the Call of Duty universe.

So messaging it both ways, I think it's helpful. People that are in the know, know what Modern Warfare 2 is. People that know what Call of Duty is might not necessarily get it in a way, but establishing that identity and making sure that this is Modern Warfare 2. It is not just Call of Duty blah, blah, blah. It is Modern Warfare 2. And then having the Call of Duty ... we are not denying it is Call of Duty.

But it seems like Infinity Ward would like to call it Modern Warfare 2.

We do call it Modern Warfare 2. It is still Call of Duty. But to us, that is how we refer to it. That is how we talk about it.

Obviously, with Infinity Ward and Modern Warfare, or Call of Duty, whatever you choose to call it, the expectations are very big. Do you guys ever have to sit back and just go, "Okay, how do we top ourselves?"

That is exactly what we did when we started working on this game. I mean how do you not? When we released Call of Duty 4, to us it was the best thing ever. Then it was like, "Oh yeah, let's go to the next one. It is going to be hard." But you have to figure it out. It was a daunting task but I think we were able to do it.

You embrace the challenge.

Yeah, if it is easy to do it is never that fun. And the fact that we were faced with this mountain and we were able to come out with something that is actually new and in the same universe, it was great.

How did you top multiplayer?

Multiplayer is definitely much bigger and deeper than before. There are just so many more elements and variables that make it different. I mean we are all big on customization, being able to let players tweak things. I mean we want everyone to play our game, obviously. We want it to be accessible. But we want every person to be able to have their own play style. There are things in there for people that love to snipe. There are things for people that love to use the assault rifles, that love to be sneaky, that love to use AC-130's and shoot people from the sky.

There is even something in there for people that can't shoot. I am not the guy that shoots; pointing a gun and making bullets come out is not my cup of tea, but you get the riot shield and your job is to help your team. It is a whole new element. It really changes the way you play the game.

Can anybody use that riot shield or is it just that class?

It is a primary weapon. So you can choose to take an M4 or you can choose to take a riot shield. What you are giving up with that is your primary weapon. So when you have the riot shield out, you can't shoot. All you are doing is blocking. You can kill the other guy with melee, but it takes two hits. Like the knife is an instant kill; one hit, he dies. With the riot shield you bash him with the shield and then you bash him again. Then they die. So it is much harder to kill someone, but it is really satisfying.

Does that shield wear down after a while? Like if people are hammering it with bullets, does it eventually break up?


So you can't use the shield and a smaller secondary weapon like a pistol at the same time?

You can swap to another weapon. But while you have the shield out, you can't fire. The shield has a slower swap because it is so big, which is another balancing factor of the shield. You can't just go up to the guy and "bam bam" kill them. You have to swap it out, and they see what you are doing. And depending on what your secondary is, how fast you swap. They can stick semtex to your shield and blow you up.

There are different angles as well. I mean, to be truly effective with it you have to crouch because your feet aren't covered unless you are crouching. But then you are moving slower. You are more vulnerable. It definitely is a unique experience. And also, when it is taking hits you actually get the visual cracks on the shield. So eventually, if you are really good with the riot shield, eventually you can't seen anything anymore because there are nothing but bullet holes covering the shield.

Gears of War 2 added a horde mode, and then Halo: ODST has the Firefight mode. You guys have Spec-Ops. Is that sort of your version of that?

It is not a version of anything.

What are they? Timed scenarios?

When we are making Modern Warfare 2, we want to cover as much ground as possible. We want to have the coolest story that you could possibly have in a video game. We want to have the deepest, longest lasting multiplayer you could have in a video game. And then there is also that middle ground of people that may be intimidated by multiplayer or just have a friend they just want to play.

They don't want to play other people; they just want to play the game and unlock things and work their way up and just have fun, and Spec-Ops gives you different ways to play the game. And it really adds to ... you can play it by yourself or you can play it with friends, and there are so many different Spec-Op missions and different difficulties that will keep you busy for a while. It is a lot of fun.

Can you describe what spec ops is really quick?

Spec Ops is ... you have your campaign, which is the story. You have your multiplayer, which is the online stuff. And then you have Spec Ops. These are like standalone missions that you can play by yourself or with a friend in split screen or over the Internet. This is the best analogy, Airplane from the last game, it is a short mission and there are just a lot of these. They are missions that aren't tied to the story, but there are a great variety of different locations, different types of missions. You will do things that you can't do in multiplayer and you can't do in single player.

Will these take place in locations that don't even appear in single player?


Is Time Crisis a bit of a better comparison? Fast-paced, just trying to get to the end of the level.

Some are. Honestly, every spec of mission is sort of treated as its own game. So it follows the rules of Modern Warfare 2, but everything is almost like a different minigame almost. It might be a time challenge or it might be kill all the bad guys. There is just a huge variety of different ways to play it.

So does your role include overseeing the DLC?

Yeah. I mean when we were doing the DLC on the last game right after the game shipped, so there is a lot of figuring out what the next thing potentially is. It is back and forth. Like, I am working on multiplayer some of the time. I am working on single player some of the time. I am working on DLC some of the time.

Do you guys bring the snowmobiles into multiplayer?

No, not that you can ride at least. They are there.

We saw a lot of problems not long ago appearing with the modders glitching in Call of Duty, and you guys were putting out patches to combat that. Are you guys going to implement any sort of team voting to kick a player out in the next one?

No. There is no team voting. We tried to fix the problem and not just the symptom. So if there is something really messing with the game, we just jump right on top of it and try to fix it.

Does the game already handle griefing? Like, if you have a guy who is team killing all the time.

Well, it's only in hardcore mode. So if you are a griefer in hardcore mode, the more you grief, the more you are punished. There is a respawn timer that gets bigger and bigger the more you grief. But we have different ways that we handle that.

What about the matchmaking in the new game? Have you addressed any of the issues?

There are a lot of improvements to the matchmaking system. I don't have any technical answers for you, but there are definitely new things in place to try and prevent that. But yeah, we know. We know exactly what's going on.

Will you be able to play multiplayer with two people on one console, going online together?


Have you guys announced how many multiplayer maps you're going to ship with it?

No. There are lots.

Lots, okay. More than the original game came with?

Yes. Bigger in every way.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Modern Warfare 2 Spec Ops Gameplay (Updated 9/20)

Fresh off of the presses, apparently from a recent game expo in Paris we now have a few videos showcasing Spec Ops mode in Modern Warfare 2.  Enjoy!

(New Videos 9/20)

- AK47 w/ EoTech sight
- RPD w/ RDS
- Riot shields can be picked up

- M4A1 w/ RDS and M203
- Armsel Striker
- Possible Camo

- You will have 2:00 minutes to revive a downed teammate
- Semi-auto MK14 EBR
- M1014 Shotgun confirmation
- ACOG confirmation

Feel free to discuss this video on our official site- Link 

Thanks to RK1 Apocalypse for the heads up!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Modern Warfare 2 Riot Shield, Akimbo, and Pave Low Gameplay

We've been given a heads-up about two new gameplay videos from the MW2 event which showcase two of the most anticipated new aspects of the title....Riot shields and Akimbo (dual wielding).  The riot shield will be a primary weapon choice while Akimbo will be an "attachment" for some weapons that will allow you to dual-wield said weapon.

Riot Shield Gameplay

Akimbo Gameplay (begins at 5:07)

Pave Low (begins at 5:02)

Feel free to browse the confirmed weapons and perks on our dedicated pages located on the official WePlayCoD site. 

Modern Warfare 2 Veteran Edition (GAME UK Exclusive)

GAME (UK) has announced an exclusive limited edition version of Modern Warfare 2 titled Veteran Edition.

* Unique Gift Box Packaging
* "Captain Soap MacTavish" ultra-premium ARTFX Statue sculpted by Kotobukiya
* 1/6-scale, 12" tall if standing upright
* Depicts Modern Warfare veteran Cpt. "Soap" MacTavish of Task Force 141, equipped with custom snow camouflage and weaponry as seen in "Cliffhanger" mission from Modern Warfare 2
* 3 sets of interchangeable weapons and arms, including: Dual ice-climbing pickaxes (pictured) Dual .45 caliber pistols, M14 Enhanced Battle Rifle (affixes to Soap's back when not in use)
* Environmental ice base stores alternate weapons when not in use

The Modern Warfare 2 Hardened Edition, including...

* Premium, special-edition SteelBook™ case with custom artwork by Infinity Ward
* Hardbound art book, "Behind the Lines", designed by artists at Infinity Ward, featuring the art of Modern Warfare 2
* Call of Duty Classic full downloadable game. For the first time ever, Infinity Ward's 2003 award-winning game that launched a franchise comes to consoles. Relive the original Call of Duty experience in HD; winner of over 80 Game of the Year Awards and 50 Editor's Choice Awards
* Modern Warfare 2 full game

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Modern Warfare Multiplayer Event Media and Info!

Tonight has been a good night for Modern Warfare 2 fans around the world. Twitter has become the messenger, and we are happy to keep track of the chatter (courtesy of Aggretweet) and compile it right here for your viewing pleasure.

Put your Flak Jackets on...this could get bumpy.  We'll start off with what we learned about perks, killstreaks, and.....death streaks.

Misc. Info.

-Max Rank- 70
-Each perk has a “Pro” level that is unlocked by completing perk-specific challenges
-Ranking and Points distribution has been revamped
-100 experience per kill is the new baseline
-Specific actions dole rewards (i.e. headshot, sniping, downing chopper, etc)
-Prestige has been changed. Completing Prestige will be rewarded
-Modded controllers have been addressed
-Akimbo is an attachment for certain weapons (i.e. PP2000)
-x3 Frag has been removed
-Secondary Weapons will have attachments and camo


Marathon- Unlimited Sprint
Lightweight-Faster sprint
Commando- Increased melee disance
Hardline- 1 less kill required for killstreak
Hardline Pro- 1 less death required for deathstreak
Scavenger- Full resupply from dead bodies
Coldblooded- Undetectable by UAV, air support, sentries and thermal.
Sleight of Hand Pro- Reload faster as well as ADS (aim down sight) faster 
Scrambler- Ability to jam all radars
Bling- 2 Primary Weapon Attachments

3- UAV
4- Care Package- Random killstreak or ammo drop.
-Throw down a special smoke grenade to call in an airdrop of goodies on your location. Your reward might be something simple, like an ammo refill, or something awesome, like an instant advanced kill streak. The catch is that everyone, including enemies, can see (and take) the packages location on their radar. This isn’t necessarily a drawback, however, as they can be used as bait for ambushes.
4- Counter UAV
5- Sentry Gun (automated machine gun)
5- Predator Missile
6- Precision Airstrike
7- Attack Helicopter
9- Pave Low - Link
11- AC-130

Deathstreak Rewards 
 Copycat- Steal your killer's class in killcam. Keep class only 1 life. 
 Painkiller- 10 second health boost when you spawn

Confirmed Weapons

M4A1 Assault Rifle AR
Colt .44 Magnum Sidearm


Semtex (sticky grenade)
Throwing Knife
Tactical Insertion- Allows you to choose respawn point. Lose mini-map.
Blast Shield- Increased explosive resistance
 (Snipers and Shotguns CAN have suppressors/silencers)


None Spared - Killed entire enemy team.
Switchblade - Most knife kills.
Grudge Match - Most kills of same player.
Pathfinder - Most UAV's.
Sprayer - Most hip-fire kills.
 Vengeful - Most paybacks.

Secondary Weapons

Secondary weapons are no longer just pistols – they include machine pistols, shotguns (standard and automatic), and various rocket and missile launchers. This is great news for snipers, who will no longer be helpless in close-quarters (an automatic shotgun is a sniper’s best friend). And with a well-fired missile, you can take down helicopters, AC130s, UAVs and other nuisances. -GR

CoD4’s red dot sight, grenade launcher, and suppressor are still here, but there’s so much more. Attachments no longer refer to just physical objects and properties, they can refer to skills too. Akimbo (dual wielding) and Rapid Fire are a whole lot cooler than “Digital Camo.” Other new attachments include a heartbeat sensor, thermal scope, and tactical knife.

In other news, sniper rifles can now be fitted with suppressors. “Run and gun” players may not like the change, but sneaky bastards like myself are all over it. Shotguns are now suppressible too. -GR

Riot Shields

If you need a change from the usual strategy, try replacing your primary weapon with a riot shield. It’s bullet proof up to a point, and makes you a pretty damn menacing opponent. You can’t shoot and hold the shield at the same time, but you can bash people’s heads in, and when you’re using your secondary weapon, the shield is stowed on your back, giving your quantum singularity a little extra protection. Combine this with a blast shield, and your enemies will have a hell of a time knocking you down.

Game Modes

Demolition-  A new and improved version of Call of Duty 4’s Sabotage mode. Everyone on the attacking team has a set of explosives and these can be set on two bomb points simultaneously. The attacking team tries to bomb both points before the round ends. Successfully blowing up one point extends the time limit. The countdown timer on the explosives is around 45 seconds to give the defense a chance. -G4

Capture the Flag- Standard CTF, but capturing the enemy flag requires your flag to be at home. Picking up a flag is done automatically by standing over it for around a second. Returning a downed flag is just as fast. Flag carriers will appear on your HUD as periodically updating waypoints, showing the carrier’s position as of a few seconds ago.-G4

 MW2 Presentation (via @pstjoker)

Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition Xbox 360 250GB HDD (via @gamesradar)

Xbox Live Beta Menu

Multiplayer Maps

Afghan is a rocky desert map, the centerpiece of which is the ruins of a downed jumbo jet. The open central area, which contains the aeronautic set piece, is great for snipers as it’s overlooked by several high cliffs and bunkers. At the northern and southern ends, the passages become more confined in caves and on ledges, and the fighting gets more intense. -GR  


The term “favela” means shanty town, which, you guessed it, is what this is. The best way to conceptually divide this map is into two sections – the high ground and the low. The high ground is on the rooftops, which provide little cover but offer faster travel and a broad view of the larger streets and objective sites. The low ground is great for making escapes, as you can disappear around corners faster than your pursuer can rattle off bullets, though you must always be weary of the marksmen who lurk above. -GR


This map’s uncharacteristic modern urban setting is very welcome. The map is comprised of the roof of an unfinished skyscraper (complete with helipad), two interior office spaces at the northern and southern ends, and a passageway which connects the two sides. -GR

Killstreak Reward Menu (via @pstjoker)

Callsign Menu (via @pstjoker)

In this picture you will find the callsign, which will be customizable with a myriad of options from title, emblem, rank, etc as well as what looks to be post-game accolades


None Spared - Killed entire enemy team.
Switchblade - Most knife kills.
Grudge Match - Most kills of same player.
Pathfinder - Most UAV's.
Sprayer - Most hip-fire kills.
 Vengeful - Most paybacks.

Aha! That's why we have callsigns, which are essentially big customizable plaques which pop up when you score a kill or perform a commendable action. Callsigns include a title, which is a string of letters (in this case "My name is"), an insignia (that ghostly fellow), a background, and, of course, your gamertag and rank. The titles, insignia, and backgrounds are all unlockable, and there are hundreds of them unlock. You can unlock them by leveling up, or by completing certain prerequisites. For example, we unlocked the “Accident Prone” insignia, presumably from falling off too many ledges. -GR

Create-a-Class  Pics (via @pstjoker) 


Gameplay Footage (Sorted newest to oldest)

*All Gameplay Footage and Video Interviews have been moved to our official site to reduce blog and homepage load times. - LINK*

Much thanks to Geoff Keighley, PST Joker, Rudedog, jockyitch and the guys at Bash and Slash, Aggretweet, and all of the WePlayCoD supporters for keeping us in the loop throughout this Modern Warfare 2 whirlwind.  We will be updating this post with more information as we find it.  Enjoy!

Heads Up: Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Event ! (9/15)

Just a small heads up about a Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer event going down today in Los Angeles.  This looks to be a press event which should spawn all sorts of media, from interviews and screenshots, to multiplayer footage and perk/weapon information.

We're all hungry for more information on what could be the biggest game Of ALL TIME (insert echo).  We will try our best to keep you up-to-date with anything that comes from tonight's event.

Below are some recent posts/tweets about tonight's event along with some Twitter accounts that you should keep an eye on.

Robet Bowling: Landed in Los Angeles. 48 hrs w/ no sleep & no time to rest now. Our big multiplayer reveal event is tommorrow. Rehersals today. Can't wait!

Geoff Keighley:Heads up: Should be lots of good Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer info hitting tomorrow night.

Graeme Boyd: For those asking the #MW2 event kicks off at 7.30pm LA - so that's 3.30am UK! I'll be tweeting anyway and we're filming for Inside Xbox.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Modern Warfare 2 Confirmed Weapons List (Assault Rifles)

We know that some of you are against or just not into forums, so we've decided to find the best information out there and bring it to you!

First up we have an extensive list of confirmed Modern Warfare 2 weapons by way of the official Infinity Ward forums. oh no epidemic has brought us what looks to be the largest, source-filled, informative list to date, and we're glad to present that to you right here on the WePlayCoD blog.

Instead of posting every weapon on the blog, which would take up quite a bit of room, we've decided to give you a taste by starting off with the confirmed Assault Rifles. We've created a dedicated page on the WePlayCoD site highlighting oh no epidemic's work. There you will find all confirmed weapons for Modern Warfare 2 including Assault Rifles, Sub-Machine Guns, Light/Heavy MGs, Sniper Rifles, Sidearms, and Grenades...all in an easy to read format. - MW2 Weapons Page

Click on any weapon image to be brought to an in-game confirmation image.


- Assault Rifles


Weapon: F2000

Country: Belgium

Magazine Capacity: 30 Rounds

Caliber: 5.56mm

Fire Modes: Semi / Full

F2000 Info: Here

F2000 Video: Here


Weapon: AK-47

Country: Russia

Magazine Capacity: 30 Rounds

Caliber: 7.62mm

Fire Modes: Semi / Full

AK-47 Info: Here

AK-47 Video: Here


Weapon: FAMAS

Country: France

Magazine Capacity: 30 Rounds

Caliber: 5.56mm

Fire Modes: Full-Auto

FAMAS Info: Here

FAMAS Video: Here


Weapon: Colt M4A1

Country: USA

Magazine Capacity: 30 Rounds

Caliber: 5.56mm

Fire Modes: Semi / Full

Colt M4A1 Info: Here

Colt M4A1 Video: Here


Weapon: ACR

Country: USA

Magazine Capacity: 30 Rounds

Caliber: 5.56mm

Fire Modes: Full-Auto

ACR Info: Here

ACR Video: Here


Weapon: AUG A2

Country: Austria

Magazine Capacity: 30 Rounds

Caliber: 5.56mm

Fire Modes: Semi / Full

Aug A2 Info: Here

Aug A2 Video: Here


Weapon: FAL

Country: Belgium

Magazine Capacity: 20 Rounds

Caliber: 7.62mm

Fire Modes: Semi / Full

FAL Info: Here

FAL Video: Here


Weapon: M16

Country: USA

Magazine Capacity: 30 Rounds

Caliber: 5.56mm

Fire Modes: Semi / Burst / Full

M16 Info: Here

M16 Video: Here


Weapon: G3

Country: Germany

Magazine Capacity: 20 Rounds

Caliber: 7.62mm

Fire Modes: Semi / Full

G3 Info: Here

G3 Video: Here


Weapon: MK .14 EBR

Country: USA

Magazine Capacity: 20 Rounds

Caliber: 7.62mm

Fire Modes: Semi / Full

MK .14 EBR Info: Here

MK .14 EBR Video: Here


Weapon: TAR-21

Country: Israel

Magazine Capacity: 30 Rounds

Caliber: 5.56mm

Fire Modes: Semi / Burst / Full

TAR-21 Info: Here

TAR-21 Video: Here


Weapon: SCAR H

Country: Belgium

Magazine Capacity: 20 Rounds

Caliber: 7.62mm

Fire Modes: Full-Auto

SCAR H Info: Here

SCAR H Video: Here


Weapon: L85

Country: Great Britain

Magazine Capacity: 30 Rounds

Caliber: 5.56mm

Fire Modes: Semi / Full

L85 Info: Here

L85 Video: Here


To view the entire lineup of confirmed weapons thus far for Modern Warfare 2, visit our dedicated page here- MW2 Weapons Page

Once again, thank you to oh no epidemic and company for taking the time to compile this list which includes all information, images, and links. We all greatly appreciate it!