All Field Upgrades in Modern Warfare 2: DDoS, Battle Rage, Loadout Drop, more
Field Upgrades will return in Modern Warfare 2, and there are some brand-new additions to the list. Here’s everything you need to know about the Field Upgrades in Modern Warfare 2.
Field Upgrades will once again play an important role in Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer. Players got their first feel for the Field Upgrades during the beta, but once the game launches worldwide on October 28, there’s no telling which option will be the best.
Here are all of the Field Upgrades in Modern Warfare 2 and how they work.
Modern Warfare 2 Field Upgrades explained
Field Upgrades are set to provide additional utility alongside your Tactical and Lethal equipment in Modern Warfare 2. These valuable tools require manual activation by the player, so it’s up to you to decide when the timing is right.
Field Upgrades can only be activated once their meters are full. Each Field Upgrade will have a meter display at the bottom-right corner of your HUD. This meter will fill at different speeds depending on your choice of Field Upgrade, with some filling faster than others.
In Modern Warfare 2, Field Upgrades were designed to fit one of three styles of play: Aggressive, Reactive, and Defensive. Field Upgrades can be used tactically to shift the tide of a match, so we’ll go over every Field Upgrade available in Modern Warfare 2.
It’s also important to note that at Rank 45, players will have the option to “equip two Field Upgrades at the cost of a slow recharge rate on each,” so choose wisely.
Every Field Upgrade in Modern Warfare 2
Returning Call of Duty players will notice some classic Field Upgrades have made a return in Modern Warfare 2. The Tactical Insertion item has been a part of the franchise since the original Modern Warfare 2 (2009).
After not being present in Vanguard at launch, the Trophy System claims its spot as one of Modern Warfare’s best defensive archetype Field Upgrades. Of course, the controversial Dead Silence is present as a Field Upgrade and not as a Perk this time around, and the Loadout Drop is included in multiplayer rather than just in Warzone.
|Deployable Cover||Portable, rapidly deployable ballistic cover. When stuck in the middle of nowhere with nothing to hide behind, this shield may save your life. Great on open objectives, or whenever a heavier weapon, such as an LMG, needs to be mounted for accurate fire.||Defensive|
|Tactical Insertion||Marks a location as your next spawn point. A boon on Ground War maps where the deployable areas are far from an objective, or on other maps to shock enemies from behind their lines. Note that the Tactical Insertion does not function in one-life modes.||Reactive|
|Trophy System||Deployable autonomous defense system that destroys up to three incoming pieces of equipment and projectiles. Some larger targets may take multiple shots. A lifesaver on objectives and in interior spaces where grenades can come flying through openings in droves. Can also be put on vehicles to have it act as a deterrent for rockets and other equipment pieces.||Defensive|
|Portable Radar||Emits a periodic radar ping to detect nearby enemies. Increased utility on smaller maps or in objective game modes where the radar’s small coverage can track important zones. Synergizes well with the Bird’s Eye Ultimate Perk.||Aggressive|
|Battle Rage||Experimental stimulant that gives Operators an adrenaline rush. Health regenerates quickly, Tactical equipment is resisted, and Tactical Sprint is constantly refreshed. Great for aggressive Operators who want to rush headfirst into engagements.||Aggressive|
|Suppression Mine||Trip mine that, when triggered, emits a constant sound wave that disrupts enemy vision and slows their movement. Strong around objectives, down long hallways, and in infantry-only modes.||Defensive|
|Loadout Drop||Call in a team-based Loadout crate with limited uses. Each player can use it only once. Ideal for swapping Loadouts midlife, getting an extra Primary Weapon without burning a Basic Perk for Overkill, or just being kind to Operators. Great in Ground War when Operators are expected to live longer lives and switch roles as the situation demands.||Reactive|
|Tactical Camera||Remote-controlled camera that marks enemies. Connect to it directly or set it on its own where it emits a warning sound upon detecting nearby enemies.||Defensive|
|Munitions Box||Deploy a box of ammo and equipment for you and your teammates. Ideally used in safe territory for squadmates to resupply. However, in a pinch, it is invaluable in any scenario where you are out of bullets and equipment.||Defensive|
|Smoke Airdrop||Call in a line of drones to deploy a smoke wall at a targeted location. A sniper’s nightmare unless they have the means to see through it.||Reactive|
|Inflatable Decoy||Proximity activated decoy mine. Upon activation, the decoy is rapidly deployed to confuse and distract enemy Operators. It can also be manually activated to fool enemies into attacking it on sight.||Defensive|
|Recon Drone||Remote-controlled drone that has manual and auto marking capabilities. Another great tool for communicative Operators. Try strapping a C4 to this for a makeshift Bomb Drone.||Reactive|
|DDoS||A DDoS attack deactivates electronics and disrupts enemy sensors in the immediate area for a short time. Solid in objective modes where tons of Field Upgrades will be placed around key zones. Great synergy with the Spotter Bonus Perk.||Aggressive|
|Anti-Armor Rounds||Grants weapon ammo that applies bonus damage against armored targets; this includes vehicles, equipment, body armor, and targets behind penetrable cover. Phenomenal in Ground War where vehicles roam alongside Operators. Great synergy with the Spotter Bonus Perk and with any mid- to long-range high-caliber weapon, such as a Battle Rifle, LMG, or Sniper Rifle.||Reactive|
|Dead Silence||Temporarily makes your footsteps silent. Gun, melee, and throwing knife kills refresh duration. A perfect fit for stealth Loadouts.||Aggressive|
There’s no telling which Field Upgrades will rise to the top once Modern Warfare 2 players get their hands on all the options, but new additions like the Loadout Drop and Anti-Armor Rounds are certainly interesting.
You can expect to find all fifteen of the above Field Upgrades in Modern Warfare 2, but it’s currently unclear which of these will be available in Warzone 2, and whether Dead Silence will be as dominant as it has in the past. If Infinity Ward tweaks the collection of Field Upgrades, we’ll be sure to keep you posted.
For more Modern Warfare 2 content, check out every Killstreak available in the multiplayer.
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