Ok, folks, there is a lot to cover today. First, now that I’ve been playing MW2 for about a week, I’ve got some stuff to pass along. Warzone 2 is out now. I’m currently watching Spartakus on Facebook stream Warzone and it looks awesome. Spartakus is one of the streamers I watch on the weekend, because Stonemountain64 only streams Monday – Friday.
The weapon system and gunsmith are different. You unlock weapons as you max them out. Some weapons can be maxed out at level 14, some go all the way to level 30 or so. At different levels other weapons will unlock. I’m taking the advice of Stonemountain64 by grinding every weapon in the game to unlock all the attachments. This is a huge difference in the gunsmith. When you unlock guns, the other guns, once you’ve gotten them to a certain level will have access to all the attachments you’ve earned before. I haven’t ground any camos yet but will later on.
Weapon tuning is available for a gun when you max it out. Weapon tuning allows you to control recoil, aiming stability (muzzle sway), and other things like that. It is a nice addition. There is also a firing range, which I highly recommend. You can access it in the gunsmith menu. If you’re an Xbox player, you’ll press and hold the Y button to get into it. There’s a door behind you (when you turn around away from the gun range). This door can be used to gauge a weapon’s recoil pattern. Some are really easy to deal with, while others are absolutely atrocious. But each weapon will unlock a unique attachment that is not available to other weapons until it is unlocked. Trust me. Grind all the weapons. You’ll thank me later.
Strategy for grinding weapons
The best modes to play are Kill Confirmed and Team Deathmatch. I was initially just playing Kill Confirmed, but I was dealing with some long queues, so I opted for Team Deathmatch as a means of getting into games more quickly. Some of the streamers were claiming that Invasion was also a good map to grind weapons because there are AI players in the game that are easier to kill. The problem is once everyone caught on to this, the advantages of playing Invasion went away. I get far more kills on Kill Confirmed than I did on Invasion. However, I will be playing Invasion and Ground War when I begin working on Marksman and Sniper rifles. These maps have great lanes for sniping and long-distance shots.
For those of you who like playing hardcore, Tier 1 is the new title. I love hardcore, because it is very realistic. You have no UAV, you have friendly fire, like the real thing, and you kill players with one or two shots. Mind you, they can also kill you that way, as well, but it’s great for grinding pistols, and even shotguns, if you are having difficulty grinding them in normal mode, which is more forgiving.
Special Ops missions
These are AI missions with small teams. If you have a buddy, you like playing with, these are terrific. I’ll be playing them with my brother or a friend I make playing the game. Activision announced that they will have a RAID during the season, but it is recommended you get leveled up in Special Ops missions, so you have the necessary ability to play the RAID mission.
Warzone 2 is composed of all the maps that are played in multiplayer. It also acts the same as multiplayer. All weapons will be exactly the same. There is looting and inventory management, but the game play is exactly the same. I was thrown for a loop in the previous Verdansk map because they were different. Now the difference between the two are seamless.
There is a DMZ mode in MW2 that is an extraction-based game. Think Escape from Tarkov. You get loot, and you take that loot with you, if you can extract from the game. The DMZ mission also works differently from Warzone. Instead of the cloud coming in, the DMZ mode has two radiation sites that expand outward, once the time threshold for the game has been reached. There are multiple missions to complete, and there is now a weapon skin for the M13B in DMZ, which is really cool. I have not played either of these modes yet, but will, once I have ground all the weapons to max.
I’ll cover this more in future postings.
CODM has so many challenges right now. I completed one yesterday to convert the M16 from a burst rife to full auto. What a huge difference. The M16 is really accurate. Now with the new Wildfire perk. Today, I’ll be grinding some CODM in Battle Royale. There are multiple challenges to complete and the anniversary map has all kinds of stuff strewn about to pick up. It’ll be great fun.
For those of you who’d like to play together. My callsign is ieatbullets63 on both CODM and MW2. Look me up and send me a note in chat. I’ll respond. We can friend up and play. I don’t care how good you are or bad you are. The game is so much more fun playing with friends.
I play CODM during the day, when I’ve gotten all my stuff done. Usually between 1 pm Detroit, MI time and 5 PM. MW2 is the rest of the evening after dinner, unless I’ve got something going on.
Well, that’s it for today, folks. Have a great weekend!