Modern Warfare 2 players call for “worthless” classic Perk to be removed

Hamza Khalid
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Modern Warfare 2 players are frustrated with a classic Perk that they feel is “worthless” and are calling for the developers to completely remove it in a future update.

When you hop into a game of Modern Warfare 2, you should expect intense competition from enemy players that are out to secure victory, and choosing the best weapons can help you score kills more easily.

There are also different Perks available in the game that will increase your chances of winning the match. While these are meant to help players during battles, one Modern Warfare 2 Perk is being criticized.

Reddit user ‘draculadarcula’ shared a clip of their gameplay in the Modern Warfare 2 subreddit, and it showed them using a Sniper Rifle to down the same enemy player a total of four times in less than a minute.

The enemy was able to stay in the fight thanks to the Survivor Perk which allows players to lay on their backs instead of dying right away, granting them the chance to be revived. The Redditor asked the devs to remove the “ridiculous” Perk or add a hard counter for it.

Survivor is similar to the classic Last Stand Perk from older CoD titles like the original Modern Warfare 2 that allowed wounded enemies to drop on their backs and stay in the fight a little longer. The major difference is that Survivor doesn’t allow wounded players to defend themselves with a Pistol.

The Redditor explained that they run into players using Survivor in “every other lobby” and that four different players had it in the match showcased in the clip. They claimed that one of the players using this Perk was able to win the match.

One commenter stated: “The most annoying thing is that whoever kills them after they’re downed gets credit for the kill, not whoever downed them. It’s literally worthless though. So, if someone’s using it then I assume they’re either trolling or suck.”

A player suggested shooting foes again to prevent them from being revived. However, another user argued that this can lead to you being “killed instead because your attention was on the downed guy.”

Modern Warfare 2 players with helicopterOn death, players with the Survivor Perk can enter Last Stand with the ability to self-revive once per life in Modern Warfare 2.

In the thread, one user expressed their frustration with enemies crawling away after being shot in the head, especially when Sniping, and came up with a possible solution: “If you get shot in the head then the Perk can not work.”

At the time of writing, it remains to be seen whether or not the Modern Warfare 2 developers will listen to these complaints and introduce changes to the Survivor Perk or a counter for it after Season 2 goes live.

For more on Modern Warfare 2, check out this fan-favorite party mode that’s set to debut in Season 2 as well as this must-have Perk that players feel desperately needs a buff in Season 2.

Image credits: Activision

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