Modern Warfare 2 perk system introduce Perk package including Base perk, Bonus perk, and Ultimate perk that you can build to suit up your playstyle.
This article help you understand how perk work, how to build your own perk class, all perks effects and our perk packages build guides.
How Perk work in Modern Warfare 2
Unlike previous Call of Duty games where you start with 3 perks, In Modern Warfare 2 you begin with 2 base perks then the bonus perk and ultimate perk affects are earned in match.
In the image above player run a complete package of Overkill, Scavenger, Fast Hands, and Hardline, you can see that Fast Hands and Hardline perk require time to complete before you get that effects.
- Bonus perk: 4 minutes into the match.
- Ultimate perk: 8 minutes into the match.
However, by securing objective, eliminating enemies, assisting teammate, and earning score will reduces the time to complete the bonus and ultimate perk.
How to build Perk class
When In the loadout screen select the Perk package next to your lethal, inside that you have option to equip the pre build perk or create your own package.
Start equipping perk that you want for base, bonus, and ultimate then rename the package for an easy notice of which perk package is for which playstyle.
Tips: When building your perk class keep in mind that only the base perks that advantage you from the jump whereas bonus and ultimate perk in the long term. So pick your perk wisely to get that late game advantage.
All Perks available in Modern Warfare 2
Here we go through all perks that are available for you to equip in your package and each perk effect details.
There are eight base perks in Modern Warfare 2 each perk fit a certain playstyle.
Overkill: Carry two primary weapons.
Double Time: Double the duration of Tactical Sprint. Increase crouch movement speed by 30%.
Battle Hardened: Reduce the effect of enemy Flash, Stun, EMP, Gas Grenade, and Shock Sticks. Immune to Snapshot Grenades.
Scavenger: Resupply ammo and throwing knives from dead players.
Bomb Squad: Take reduced damage from non-Killstreak explosives. Reset fuse timers when picking up live grenades.
Tracker: Enemies leave behind a footprint trail, and enemy death markers are visible. Kill markers are hidden from the enemy team.
Strong arm: Throw equipment farther and see a preview of the trajectory.
Extra Tactical: Spawn with an additional Tactical.
There are six bonus perks available to choose to match your mid game playstyle.
Resupply: Spawn with additional Lethal. Equipment recharges over 25 seconds.
Spotter: Spot enemy equipment, Field Upgrades, and Killstreaks through walls. Aiming down sights highlights them for the team. Hack enemy Claymores, Proximity Mines, C4s, and Trophy Systems.
Cold-Blooded: Undetectable by AI targeting systems and thermal optics. Does not trigger High Alert warning. Does not highlight in enemy Tactical Cameras, Recon Drones, and Spotter Scopes.
Fast Hands: Reload, use equipment, and swap weapons faster.
Hardline: Reduce Killstreak cost by one elimination. Reduce Scorestreak cost by 125.
Focus: Reduce flinch when aiming down sights and extend Hold Breath duration.
There are also six ultimate perks that you can choose to complete your perk package.
High Alert: Vision pulses when spotted by an enemy player outside of view.
Ghost: Undetectable by UAVs, Portable Radars, and Heartbeat Sensors.
Quick Fix: Eliminating players immediately triggers health regeneration. Capturing and holding the objectives increases health regeneration rate.
Overclock: Stock an additional Field Upgrade charge and increase Field Upgrade charge rate by 40%. ON-EARN: Get a Field Upgrade Charge.
Survivor: On death, enter Last Stand with the ability to self-revive once per life. Teammates can revive downed players faster.
Bird's Eye: The minimap is zoomed out. UAV and Radar pings reveal the enemy's direction. ON-EAN: Actvates on local UAV Sweep.
Perk Package Build Guides
Here you can find our pre build perk class setup for aggressive playstyle, passive, sniper, ground war, and more!
Aggressive Perks in Modern Warfare 2
For those that rush around the map and mainly take close range gunfight this is the best perk package for you:
- Overkill or Battle Hardened or Scarvenger
- Double Time
- Fast Hands
- Quick Fix
Overkill let you use two primary weapons, if you need one gun swap this perk with Battle Hardened or Scavenger. Double time increase your tac sprint and Fast hands let you reload faster while Quick Fix heal you back when winning gunfight.
Passive Perk (Tactical Playstyle)
This perk package is more of a sentinel playstyle, defend objective points, take long range gunfight, and usually pick a place to hold, rarely rush.
- Overkill or Strong Arm or Bomb Squad
- Battle Hardened
- Hardline or Cold-Blooded or Resupply
Ditch the Overkill if you only use one weapon and instead use Strong Arm for long range throw or Bomb Squad to reduced explosive damage.
For Bonus perk go with Hardline if you want to support your teammate with UAVs otherwise, go with Resupply to get multiple lethal and Ultimate perk you should rock Survivor to frustrate enemies team.
Best Perk for Sniper Main
A dedicated perk class setup for Sniper to improve the overall rhythm when using any sniper.
Overkill is a must for Sniper, having that back up full-auto weapon can come in handy, equip Tracker to get accurate enemy position, and Focus to help hitting mid to long range shots more accurate and Ghost to secure your position most of the time.
Search and Destroy Perk Class
If you like to play Search and Destroy mode then you should tryout this perk package:
- Battle Hardened or Tracker
- Extra Tactical
- Fast Hands or Resupply
- Quick Fix
A lot of tactical will be use in S&D mode, having Battle Hardened can be clutch some scenario, Tracker is also an option to replace. Extra Tactical grant you extra tac and if you use stem this perk is very useful.
Fast Hands let you reload faster where as Resupply grant you extra lethal. Quick Fix will be your ultimate perk to get back that lost health against your op.
Ground War Perk Package
For Ground War enjoyers perks is bonus and ultimate perks are very useful, here is our recommendation:
- Overkill or Battle Hardened
- Hardline or Cold-Blooded
- Bird's Eye or Quick Fix
Rock the Overkill perk if you want to use two primary weapons or swap to Battle Hardened to defense some close combat area. Scavenger prevent you from constantly running out of ammo.
For bonus perk use Hardline if you want to get high killstreaks fast or use Cold-Blooded to disabled yourself from enemy AI killstreaks. Use Bird's Eye to gain more scope of where your enemies are at or Quick Fix to win more close range gunfight against multiple enemies.
Wrap up our Perk Guides
In Conclusion, The perk system in Modern Warfare 2 aim toward making players engage in combat more to get that extra advantage from their perk and each perk combination is very important for specific playstyles.