Modern Warfare 2 open beta tips and tricks: How to dominate opponents in Call of Duty beta | Gaming | Entertainment
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is returning in full at the end of October, but you can get the jump on the competition by participating in the open beta right now. That’s the weekend sorted! To help you make the most out of the beta weekend, Activision has sent over something of a beginner’s guide to ensure you dominate the competition. Here are our top tips to make the most out of the Modern Warfare 2 beta.
Rally The Troops…
Let’s face it – Call of Duty – no matter the game – is always more enjoyable when playing with friends. Who wants to play with randoms? No need for teammates who ‘act like bots’. If your friends are somewhat good, you’ll be smashing lobbies together!
Ask your friend if they are going to play the beta and if they want to play together. You can all team up to play as the Iconic Task Force 141 together, tackling lobbies as they come. This is the best way to start the beta weekend, easily. It’s like the tagline suggests, The Ultimate Weapon is Team.
You can then move onto playing around the objective, winning as a team. This is a sure-fire way to maximise XP in these opening stages of the game’s lifecycle.
Don’t Worry About Your Kill / Death Ratio…
The beta is separate from the later main game and you don’t have to worry about your statistics during the entire test. Your kills, deaths, levels and whatever else goes with them do not affect your statistics in the finished game.
Whistle on the statistics, try something new and if it doesn’t work – try something different again. Break out of your usual CoD routine, play unfamiliar modes or try a different playstyle. You can still be normal after the release.
Experiment With Every Weapon…
No matter when or how you’re accessing the Open Beta, get ready: You’re able to earn the biggest collection of free Beta rewards ever in Call of Duty history! A total of ten different reward items — including two Weapon Blueprints and an Operator Skin — can be earned throughout one or both Beta Weekends. These items can be equipped in the Beta as soon as you unlock them, and they are only available to unlock during the Beta itself. Don’t miss out!
These special Beta rewards, available only if you earn them during the Open Beta, then become available at the launch of Modern Warfare II on October 28.
Imagine being one of the few to have the “Side Impact” weapon blueprint at launch – a very rare skin indeed.
To be the first to unlock these you’re going to need to level up fast. How? Experiment with every weapon. There are various weapon challenges, camos etc up grabs in Modern Warfare II. If you use one weapon constantly, your XP will slow down as you progress your weapon and get more kills with it. The best way to rack up XP is to use as many weapons as you can.
Spend Time in the Settings…
If you’re like us, you just want to hop straight into the gameplay. As fun as this may-be, it’s not the smartest choice. Settings have changed, your sensitivity may need tweaking or you may not be used to Modern Warfare Settings (if you’ve come from Black Ops Cold War for instance).
Before you rush into everything, take 15 minutes to walk through the settings and get familiar with your surroundings.
Help Us Help You…
Put simply, the more you play, the more we learn. In exchange for playtime, you are helping the community, especially our developers, gather crucial feedback for MIMI’s full Multiplayer experience before it launches on October 28. And that’s all we want right, the best game we can possibly get?