Modern Warfare 2 is fun. No point trying to deny it; the joy of ‘pwning’ some ‘noobs’ across the ether is brilliantly addictive. But, you’ve got to take the good with the bad. And just like how the vibrant streets of Rio De Janeiro paint a pretty picture, underneath there lies a dark and seedy underworld; the world of the cheaters. Here are 5 non-console specific, non-hacks that you’re likely to encounter in a random game:
5. Dual Account Stabbing:
You may not have come across this one. But we did. Picture the scene – 10 players slugging in out in Hardcore HQ Ricochet Pro, fighting through the narrow streets and tiny buildings in Rundown. But, where are the other two players? Well, one player who’s name we’ll call Player X was on the militia’s side with 25 kills and no deaths, while the Rangers’ bottom player Player X was on 0 kills and 25 deaths. Something was fishy. Sure enough, we poked our head round the door of an out of sight building to find one player spawning, throwing down a Tactical Insertion, then getting stabbed by the other, and repeating. The nuke came within a minute. You might not see this in every match, but the fact you either have the same guy on two different consoles or a friend who’s so devoted he allows himself to be killed for an entire match means that rather than being annoying; this is just a little bit sad. Ragequit Level: 5/10
“Oh, nice work, man; you got two fast kills – maybe you want to take a rest in the quiet spot over there, regroup your thoughts and reload. Good work, now on you jog.” That’s how it’s meant to be. Obviously, everyone camps to an extent, but it’s usually just half a minute or so, and a cheap kill or two. But some people just can’t let go. Spending 10 minutes looking at exactly the same spot, never moving, might not sound like fun to you and us, but for these freaks, they get their kicks from being static, slowly snatching cheap kills until they get a nice little killstreak. If you get shot in the back by one of these fools, don’t give them the satisfaction of going back for more. Ragequit Level: 7/10
3: Riot Shield Groups:
Riot Shields aren’t very fun. Sure, you’ll use them once or twice, and if you’ve got a friend online, you can pair up and become quite a team with one. Unfortunately, they carry a darker side. Two players on the same team find a quiet spot in the middle of nowhere, one gets out a riot shield, and the other plugs 200 rounds from an LMG into it. Using One Man Army, they swap classes and the other player takes the other role. Those with the riot shield will gain a hefty bonus in post-match bonuses, without one single death. Once again, you can usually leave these cheaters to themselves, but it’s sill infuriating to think that they’ll reach Level 67 much earlier than you and unlock Model 1887s… Ragequit Level: 6/10
2: Akimbo FMJ Model 1887s:
It’s amazing to think that this is still a problem even after a patch that was devoted to stopping it. The Model 1887 is a good, if a little cumbersome, secondary shotgun unlocked at level 67. With Akimbo, they become incredibly powerful, but still kinda ‘legal’ close-range killers. Add the FMJ, and you’ve got quick-fire, quick-reload double powered medium range unstoppable über tubes capable of killing someone one-shot through a solid wall. Every time you see one cheater scamper around the map random-firing everywhere and getting a shed-load of kills, you’ll be incandescent with rage. The worst bit, however, is that the scum who use these are really bad with them, slow to fire and a little bit thick. Figures. Ragequit Level: 10/10
1: Danger Close Pro + One Man Army:
Kudos to those who get 120 kills with Danger Close on. It took a while, but you stuck at it, so well done. Have a cookie. However, death is the only suitable punishment for those who combine their new-found perk of choice with One Man Army. This means that the player has grenade launchers that kill people from miles away, and when they run out of that, they can just swap classes and do it again. Then, when they get 7 kills, the incredibly overpowered Harrier Airstrike guarantees them 3+ kills, meaning in no time they’ve got a Chopper Gunner. They might as well cover our screen in actual, physical puke than spray grenades about and kill players who are perfectly distanced from it’s explosion. Maybe IW will create a patch to solve this. Most likely, it’ll do as much use as calming down a bull with the Chinese flag. Ragequit Level: Over 9000/10
BONUS ROUND! Care Package Stealing:
Listen, buddy. We worked hard for our care packages. We killed 4 people, and we want our reward. So don’t hover like an over-eager raven and try steal it when it lands. It’s even worse when your Emergency Airdrop hits the floor – trying to soak up all those green boxes without team-mates raiding them is almost more trouble than it’s worth.
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