The Modern Warfare 2 Perk system is at the core of the game's multiplayer, and after many gamers had concerns about the game's Perks, one CoD expert has come up with a new version, which fans love.
Most headlines regarding CoD perks have been due to Warzone 2, not Modern Warfare 2. Battle Royale fans have lamented the Birdseye perk, which has been handing out free UAVs, and a need to remove a bug that would cause faulty Ultimate benefits.
On the MW2 side, it's been a bit quiet, but the topic of Perks has begun to creep into the conversation a bit more recently. So much so that one of the game's biggest content creators and streamers has created an overhauled Perk system for Modern Warfare 2.
For many years, TheXclusiveAce has been one of the most popular personalities in the CoD community. When it comes to weapon stats, metas, and providing opinions on Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2, she has been invaluable.
On January 20, 2023, the content creator created a new video explaining how the "Perk System might need some work in Modern Warfare 2."
The way MW2 Perks work is by allowing players to begin with two of eight Base Perks from the start, then gain access to another Bonus Perk as the game progresses, before finally receiving your Ultimate Perk.
"I'm one of the people that doesn't like this system," said the streamer and content creator.
“With my ideal system, I'd probably eliminate the charge-up completely.” I agree that it was a failure. I think the more traditional Perks approach, where you don't have to charge them up over time, would give greater replayability.
Limiting Perks leads to a "reduced playstyle variety," according to the content creator, and can prevent you from enjoying the game how you want, for example being stealthy with Ghost.
The present system, at least in its current form, is simply: "inferior," according to them.
One user received a lot of upvotes for describing the new XclusiveAce charge-up system in a Reddit post. They believe that you're losing core pieces for the first half of the match before playing with a full class for the second half.
Another user agreed with the creator's overarching views about the new system: "Change for the sake of change. The old system was fine. All they had to do was balance the Perks well."
Needless to say, there is certainly room for improvement in terms of MW2 Perks. With many massive updates in Warzone 2 expected to derail a ton of the game's major changes, there's every possibility that this may happen in the delayed Modern Warfare 2 Season 2 or later down the line.
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