6 battle-tested tips to survive and thrive in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered

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6 battle-tested tips to survive and thrive in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered

Expert advice for mastering the classic FPS, available for download with PS Plus this month

Modern Warfare Remastered brings this classic back in full HD for a new generation of console gamers delivering the epic action, visceral gameplay and immersive experience that only Call of Duty can deliver.

It’s fortunate then, that key operatives have six helpful tips listed to help you survive and thrive in combat zones from Ambush to Wet Work, and any map in-between:

Movement sensitivity

Change your Horizontal and Vertical Sensitivity. Long-range engagements are common in Modern Warfare Remastered, so if you find yourself over-compensating your aim, it may help to reduce your sensitivity until you have your aim dialed in.

Reload cancel

Manually cancel your reload as soon as the bullet icons appear in the bottom-right corner of your screen (by double-tapping triangle), instead of waiting for your weapon to finish reloading. This allows you to bring your weapon to bear more quickly, and with a full clip or chamber.

Evasive manoeuvres

Make yourself more difficult a target to hit. Instead of jumping about, try strafing from side-to-side and — once in a while — use the “dropshot” technique (during frantic close-quarter fights). That is, dropping into a prone position while moving and firing at a foe, to make yourself harder to hit. Use the Tactical button layout when employing this trick.

Window jumps

Instead of climbing (AKA mantling) through open windows, attempt to jump and crouch as you pass through a window. It’s slightly faster and keeps your weapon poised for firing.

Use cover correctly

Reduce your exposure to other players by utilizing cover (behind low walls, barrels, and jutting environmental scenery), thus making yourself more difficult to hit. Conversely, lob in a grenade if a foe is hiding to flush them out.

More haste, less speed

Sprinting blindly around a corner is foolish, as you’re likely to run into an enemy waiting for you; when you approach corners with no knowledge of what’s on the other side; then don’t be reckless; instead you should slow down, step out, and then deal with threats. This can reduce your deaths.

Juggernaut and stopping power

Both these perks should be at the top of your list: Juggernaut allows you to take more damage, and is good for beginners learning the layout of maps (as you can survive for longer), while Stopping Power grants you more damage to your weapons; perfect for one-shot kills with more powerful weaponry.

Whether you’re visiting Modern Warfare Remastered for the first time, or reliving your chaotic campaign time with Captain Price, Gaz, and the crew, our tips only scratch the surface regarding the deeper tactics present. Choose and perfect your preferred weapons, combine them proficiently with appropriate perks, learn every alleyway and lookout spot on every multiplayer map, and earn the optimal XP as you aim to unlock Prestige Mode. These are all part of the Modern Warfare Remastered experience.

Now gather up your ghillie suit, sharpen your skills, and we’ll see you on the battleground.

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  • I was playing this yesterday and this game is too slow for me. Even WW2 was faster. I am currently playing a lot of Black Ops 4, I am used to that fast-paced gameplay. In MWR everyone was laying down and camping for their helicopters. I don’t know why people hating the new CoD games when the old ones are much worse. I am very glad that I didn’t buy this when it was released, the only good thing is the campaign.

    • Aww boo hoo.

      This is why CoD4 is a classic and still considered one of the best in the series. It didn’t have those stupid twitch shooter mechanics, no nukes, no microtransactions.

      It is well paced, immersive. If you can’t handle it, git gud.

    • Except the Remaster has microtransactions… And the same DLC as the original sold separately at a higher price. Thanks Activision

    • Tell me Max, how can I be better when those kids laying prone? I am a beast in BO4 and in Blackout, I was a beast in WW2 and in BO3. Different games, different mechanics. MWR is filled with micro trash as well, and the original DLC map pack is now pay to get, not just a freebie.

  • The only CoD I truly liked. Controls, perks and streaks were all on point and the series never managed to recapture that quality. I miss the original Infinity Ward… Haven’t been overly eager to play this because I hate the modern CoD controls and bullet detection since Zampella, West and co left, and I assume this doesn’t have the original controls, which were way more responsive and on point.

  • The last COD i really liked but going back to it I didn’t enjoy so much. Riddled with microtransactions and just not as good as likes of Titanfall 2. Doing a trophy haul on the campaign then it can be deleted.

  • Weird that one of the tips isn’t “get your parents credit card, and buy 13,000 Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare Remastered® Points off the store”…

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