All Perks In Modern Warfare 2 And Understanding The New Perk System

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It has been a little while since Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 came out and the best thing is that the game is finally gaining the traction it deserves.

Aside from the fact that this game marks the return of the franchise on Steam, the reviews are great for the multiplayer side of things, and on top of that, people are going absolutely crazy over the game.

The new Modern Warfare 2 builds upon the foundation that was set by the original that was released a couple of years ago and has some new features, too. The game also reworks the perks and we are going to take a look at all perks in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and see how things are going to work.

It is not as complicated as one might think, so we are going to pay attention to these, and see how things are sorted.

New Perk System Explained In Modern Warfare 2

There is a new perk system in Modern Warfare 2 that tends to make things easier for everyone who is playing the game.

The point here is that if you are looking to be certain that things are being done in the right way, then this is the way you can go ahead and do just that.

I do understand that this might not be the easiest thing for everyone but hey, we are here to help you have the understanding you want. So, let’s not waste more time and have a look, shall we?

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All Perks List In Modern Warfare 2 With Their Effects

We are now going to explore all the perks in Modern Warfare 2 along with how they work. After all, understanding the way their effect works is very, very important. So, let’s not waste time and start looking towards those because we simply cannot overlook that, in the first place.

In Modern Warfare 2, you have Base Perks, Bonus Perks, and Ultimate Perks.

Base Perks In Modern Warfare 2

Modern Warfare Base Perk 1

We are going to start with the obvious, to be honest. We are going to look at all the base perks in Modern Warfare 2, these will give a better understanding of what you should be looking into.

Again, these perks are good, but they are not going to deliver a game-changing overall experience. Still, let’s have a look at them.

Base PerksBase Perk Effects
OverkillAllows you to carry two primary weapons.
ScavengerGives you ammo and throwing knives from dead players.
Battle HardenedMitigates the intensity of the enemy flash, stun, gas, shock, and EMP grenades. Immunizes against snapshot grenades.
Double TimeDouble the duration of the Tactical Sprint and increases crouch movement speed by 30%
TrackerEnemies leave a footprint trail, and enemy death markers are visible. Kill markers are invisible to the enemy team.
Strong ArmShows a preview of the trajectory for throwables.
E.O.D.Reduces the damage taken from non-killstreak explosives and fire.
Extra TacticalPlayers spawn with an additional tactical.

Bonus Perks In Modern Warfare 2

Modern Warfare Bonus Perk

All the bonus perks in Modern Warfare 2 can be looked at below:

Bonus PerksBonus Perk Effects
FocusAllows for longer hold-breath, reduces sway and flinch when aiming down sights.
Quick FixKilling a player starts health regeneration right way. Capturing and holding objective increases the health generation rate.
Fast HandsAllows you to reload, use equipment, and swap weapons faster.
Cold BloodedHides you from AI targeting system and thermal optics. Prevents High Alert warning from being triggered. Hides you from enemy Tactical Cameras. Recon Drones, and Spotter Scopes.
SpotterShows enemy equipment, field upgrade, and killstreaks through walls. You can mark them for your team using ADS. Allows you to hack enemy claymores, proximity mines, C4, and Trophy Systems.
ResupplyPlayers spawn with an additional lethal and equipment recharges over 25 seconds.

Ultimate Perks In Modern Warfare 2

Modern Warfare Ultimate Perk

Last but not the least, we have ultimate perks in Modern Warfare 2 that you can look at below:

Ultimate PerksUltimate Perk Effects
Bird’s-EyeThe mini map is zoomed out, UAV and radar pings show enemy’s direction. On-earn: Pings enemies on the mini map.
SurvivorWhen down, enter the last stand with the ability to self-revive once per life. Teammates can also revive downed players faster.
OverclockAllows you to store an additional field upgrade charge. Increases field upgrade charge by 40%. When earned, gives a field upgrade charge.
HardlineKillstreaks cost one less kill.
GhostCan’t be detected by UAVs, Portable Radars, and Heartbeat Sensors.
High AlertYour vision pulses when enemies outside of your view detect you.

How To Unlock Modern Warfare 2 Perks

Now, when it comes to unlocking the perks, some of the perks are going to be unlocked by default while others, while you will have to work on getting them unlocked.

Still, the table below is going to allow you to have a look at how you can go ahead and unlock the perks and ones that are unlocked before.

PerkUnlock LevelCategory
Double TimeAutomatically unlockedBase
Strong ArmAutomatically unlockedBase
HardlineAutomatically unlockedBonus
OverclockAutomatically unlockedUltimate
Fast Hand8Bonus
Bomb Squad11Base
High Alert14Ultimate
Extra Tactical18Base
Battle Hardened37Base
Quick Fix44Ultimate

Modern Warfare 2 Perk Packages

Below I am going to mention all the perk packages. If you are having a hard time finding the picks for you, these packages are going to help you have a better understanding. So, let’s not waste time and have a look.

Perk Packages in modern warfare

Modern Warfare 2 All Perks: Assault

If you go for the Assault package, you will have access to Scavenger, Fast Hands, and Hardline.

Modern Warfare 2 All Perks: Phantom

Going for Phantom package will grant you access to Battle Hardened, Double Time, Cold Blooded, and Ghost.

Modern Warfare 2 All Perks: Hunter

When you are going for Hunter, you have the choice of going for Strong Arm, Tracker, Spotter, and Overclock.

Modern Warfare 2 All Perks: Deadeye

Choosing the Deadeye package will grant you access to Overkill, Strong Arm, Quick Fix, High Alert.

Modern Warfare 2 All Perks: Support

If you want to opt for Support package, then the perks you get are E.O.D, Battle Hardened, Resupply Survivor.

Modern Warfare 2 All Perks: Sniper

If you are choosing the Sniper perk-package, then the options are Double Time, Extra Tactical, Focus, Bird’s Eye.

How To Get The Ghost Perk In Modern Warfare 2

Although all of these perks are going to deliver one sort of an experience than the other. There are some perks that are going to stand out the most and one of them being the Ghost perk.

For those wondering, this perk makes you completely undetectable by UAVs, Portable Radars, as well as heartbeat sensors.

In order to get the Ghost perk, you have to be at level 52 or above, and only then you will have the access to it.

Final Verdict:

There is no denying that Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is a blast from the past and although the game carries a brand-new name, there are a lot of things that have changed and became even better than before.

If you are looking for an amazing gaming experience, then the best thing is that you can just go ahead and start gaming without any issues whatsoever.

The game is heavily focused on multiplayer, despite there being a presence of a single-player campaign.

Needless to say, if you are trying to learn more about the perks in the game, this is the best way to get started as we have discussed all there is to know.

Furqan Shahid
Furqan Shahid

Reader, writer, and gamer. I started my gaming journey with NES and back then, it was the greatest thing that I had ever put my hands on. For me, it was the best thing in the world. However, as I progressed into the world of gaming, it soon dawned on me how this rabbit hole is a never-ending one and soon gaming turned from my passion to my profession. I have been gaming for 24 years and have extensive knowledge about not just platforms, but building computers as well.