Iíve been looking around the internet for a guide like this for a while, but I never found something exactly like what I wanted, so I took it upon myself to create a guide for the advanced techniques and/or button combos in Modern Warfare 2. These techniques use (or abuse, depending on your outlook of them) glitches or exploits in the gameís programming. Feel free to tell me about techniques that you believe should be in this guide, but keep in mind that I donít want these techniques to be just tactics. For example, the advanced techniques in this guide should be things like Reload Cancelling rather than ďusing cover effectively.Ē
Now that thatís out of the way, I have a few more things to say before we get to the Table of Contents. From this point on I will use the acronym AT in place of ďAdvanced Technique.Ē Under each of the ATís I have a level of usefulness and practicality based on my opinion. Usefulness is how effective the AT is for your gameplay and practicality is the difficulty of the AT The levels go from 1 to 3 with 3 being most useful or practical. Also I am not the creator of any of these techniques; I am just compiling a list and guide of how to use them. If I create a name for a technique in this guide that already has an established name, let me know and I will change it in the guide. Now on to the guide itselfÖ
TABLE OF CONTENTS
(1) Animation Cancelling
(2) Reload Cancelling
(3) Quick Melee
(4) Throwing Knife Lunge
(5) Ghost Shot
(6) Rapid Fire SPAS-12
(7) Auto Burst
(1) ANIMATION CANCELLING
At its core, this AT just simply lets you end one animation you are currently executing. If you think more into it though, this means you can end your reload or weapon switch so that you can fire in those ďholy s***Ē moments. This is also very simple and many players already do this.
Tutorial: In the middle of a reload, simply sprint or press the weapon switch button twice. If you want to end a weapon switch just press the weapon switch button once more but you will end up wielding the weapon you just switched out of.
(2) RELOAD CANCELLING
This AT lets you end your reload animation early while still fully completing the reload. This means you can shave some time off of your reload to get back into the action.
Tutorial: Watch the ammo count on your HUD while you reload. As soon as you see that your magazine is full, sprint or press the weapon switch button twice.
(3) QUICK MELEE
This AT allows you to complete your melee animation early while still actually executing the melee attack. This means you can melee in much faster succession with the knife or riot shield, and also pull your weapon up faster after melee attacking.
Press the melee button, wait until the knife or riot shield actually hits the target (listen for the impact sound), press the equipment button (your equipment cannot be frag grenades), and then quickly after pressing the equipment button press the weapon switch button. Note: this is much easier with the tactical control scheme.
(4) THROWING KNIFE LUNGE
This AT allows you to lunge towards your opponent before throwing a throwing knife for better accuracy.
Press the melee button when in range for a lunge and then immediately after pressing the melee button, press the equipment button.
(5) GHOST SHOT
This AT makes your screen tilt to an interesting angle and makes your shot silent in killcams (Note it does not make it silent during the game nor will it keep you off radar). Pretty much its only use is being flashy and making interesting killcams.
Use a class with a sniper rifle and a throwing knife. Shoot with a sniper rifle and immediately after the shot is fired, press (or press and hold) the equipment button. Note: I have not tested this with a gun other than a sniper rifle but I believe it would also work with any other gun.
(6) RAPID FIRE SPAS-12
This AT allows you to shoot the SPAS-12 shotgun at 1.5 times the normal speed.
Hold the fire button while the SPAS-12 is equipped; and then in rapid succession press the reload button, weapon switch button, weapon switch button again. When you switch weapons for the second time, the shotgun will automatically fire and you can repeat the steps again starting with the reload button. Note: I have barely tested this and canít really confirm that it works, it seems most applicable on PC however where this button combination can be bound to a macro.
(7) AUTO BURST
This AT allows you to greatly reduce delay between each burst of the burst fire weapons. If done at great speed, this is comparable to automatic firing.
A tutorial is needed because I canít figure this out
Note: look up auto burst on Youtube, there is a certain modded controller that has the capability of doing this. If you can figure out how to do it, please tell me so I can put it in this guide.
Alright well thatís all the information I have for now, please tell me what you think and inform me of any new techniques!