Modern Warfare 2 players slam decision to make Dead Silence a Field Upgrade

Joseph Pascoulis
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Modern Warfare 2 will bring back the controversial Dead Silence Field Upgrade to both multiplayer and Warzone 2.0, causing negative player reactions.

Modern Warfare 2 is set to make some drastic changes to the multiplayer mode, from a new Gunsmith to a completely refurbished Perk system.

There is some continuity though, with returning Lethal and Tactical equipment, as well as brand-new ones. The game is also set to get some new game modes as well, which players will get to try out in the beta.

With that said, one controversial Field Upgrade that caused a lot of debate in the community is returning to Warzone 2.0 and Modern Warfare 2. Dead Silence will be a Field Upgrade in Modern Warfare 2, leaving some happy that it won’t be a Perk, however, its very presence in the game is causing mixed reactions.

In addition to the Heartbeat Sensor receiving a nerf, players were expecting Dead Silence to either be dropped completely or be revamped. At the Call of Duty Next event, we finally got to see the new Dead Silence in action, and it seems that some changes have been made.

Dead Silence will now have a short activation animation, which sees the player pull out a device, press a button, and then have silent footsteps.

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Many are confused by this, with one comment under a Reddit post about MW2’s Dead Silence saying, “I know CoD isn’t exactly realistic, but what in the hell is the point of including something like this? I press a button on a walkie talkie and now my footsteps are quiet? Why even bother?”

While the animation could stall players and be considered a nerf, it isn’t exactly a drastic one, and many in the community feel the Field Upgrade will continue to be extremely powerful in Warzone 2.0 and Modern Warfare 2.

Reddit user Mathiasxd148- highlighted the fact that Dead Silence will be a part of MW2 and Warzone 2.0 over in the Modern Warfare 2 subreddit, in a post titled “bruh moment.”

Clearly, this player isn’t ecstatic about the Field Upgrade’s inclusion, and they aren’t the only ones either, with comments also expressing similar opinions.

One user shares their thoughts by saying “They just don’t listen to the playerbase… Footsteps will probably sound like cinder blocks again.”

On the other hand, some aren’t mad about Dead Silence’s inclusion, with one user explaining that “having dead silence as a field upgrade is more balanced than a perk.”

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We’ll have to wait and see if Dead Silence is as much of a problem for players in Warzone 2.0 and Modern Warfare 2 as it has been in the original Warzone upon release.

For now, check out everything we know about the new Call of Duty DMZ mode.

Image Credits: Activision

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After graduating from the University of Southampton, Joseph joined CharlieIntel as a Games Writer after a short stint of freelance journalism. Joseph enjoys most genres of games and will play anything that sparks his interest, but his expertise lies within the FPS category, specifically Apex Legends. If Joey isn't writing about games, then he's most likely playing them. You can contact Joseph at [email protected]