EMPs, Tactical Cameras, and Drill Charges are among the new features for MW2

EMPs, Tactical Cameras, and Drill Charges are among the new features for MW2 ...

Modern Warfare 2 has released new field upgrades and gadgets, which sound incredible. However, do these tools offer too much free information?

Modern Warfare 2 is going to be a high-tech game, and the clue is in the name. We were stunned when we saw the Infinity Ward reveal trailer, which included inflatable decoy soldiers and throwable CCTV cameras. We're not convinced that the competitive CoD community will appreciate all of this, and it may play merry games with the CDL for now.

If you need a little time for a deep dive, here's a hub article about everything we know so far about Modern Warfare 2.

Modern Warfare 2: New Field Upgrades & Gadgets

Modern Warfare 2 has a number of new items of equipment, all of which sound alarmingly high-tech:

  • Tactical Camera: This is basically a home security camera that can be thrown at a wall. Once it's been thrown you can view the camera and keep a lookout. If your team have thrown multiple cameras, they will link up and then the person checking cams will be able to switch between all the cameras like in Rainbow Six Siege.
  • Shock Stick: The Shock Stick adheres to surfaces before sending out a burst of electricity that harms foes, destroys equipment, and causes vehicles to go haywire.
  • Inflatable Decoy Mine: This sounds truly bizarre. The mine will "detonate" when someone walks past, and inflate what look like a fake soldier. You can also set this off remotely, but we don't yet know how realistic the blow-up soldier will be.
  • DDOS: Basically this is an EMP device that temporarily disables electronics and vehicles. Once the effect is over vehicle drivers will need to press to start their engines again.
  • Drill Charge: This is a grenade that drills through the wall and blows up the other side. It's easy to hear, but it should help shake up campers. Also, you can throw them on to enemy vehicles, and it will kill the players inside but won't damage the vehicle itself.
  • Battle Rage: Experimental Stimulant that gives you an adrenaline rush. Health regenerates quickly, Tactical Equipment is resisted, and Tactical Sprint is constantly refreshed.
  • Stim Pistol: We don't have a description for this field upgrade yet, but we can assume it will work just like the stim pistol from Rainbow Six Siege. You can shoot teammates from a distance and heal them. Doesn't sound that useful, but in R6 you were able to use it as a self revive or revive teammates. Being able to shot someone that is downed in Warzone and instantly reviving them from a distance, does sound kinda nutty and OP.
  • Sound Veil: This is some sort of jammer that you can place, but instead of blocking a part of the enemy mini map, this is supposed to cover up sound, so basically your footsteps. How exactly this is supposed we don't know, but it does sound very interesting.
  • Sonar Pulse: This will be like the portable radar from MW3. I don't know how this will fair in a modern CoD, but even back in the day, this was super powerful.

We're all grateful for this gadget, but they're all very powerful. So, please give these puppies a hard-counter.

This is all there is to say about this aspect of Modern Warfare 2, and there are a slew of new gameplay features and improvements to be excited about due to the new engine.

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