All Game Modes in Call of Duty (CoD) Modern Warfare 2 (MW2) Beta

All Game Modes in Modern Warfare 2

Get the rundown on all the game modes in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta.

With the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Beta set to take place over the weekend, the next step would be getting your crew together and figuring out just how to enjoy your time shooting fools and getting better at the next big first-person shooter. Knowing what is coming is going to save you time deciding, and if you have been wondering just what are all the game modes in the Modern Warfare 2 Beta, we are here to help.

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CoD Modern Warfare 2 Game Modes

As part of the Modern Warfare 2 Beta, players will be able to team up in various modes and challenge themselves against others. The included modes are:

  • Team Deathmatch
  • Domination
  • Prisoner Rescue
  • Knock Out
  • Search & Destroy

We’ll go over each one in a little more detail down below.

Team Deathmatch

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Team Deathmatch

Team Deathmatch is Call of Duty in its simplest form, where teams simply have to eliminate opponents to be the last ones standing. While lives are unlimited, every death means a point for the opposing team, and reaching the specific target, such as 75 in public matches, wins you the match.


Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Domination

Two teams of 1-6 players will compete for control of three zones on the map marked by flags, as well as with lettered waypoints – A, B, and C – in boxes as icons on the mini-map. Spawning on opposite sides of the map, it will take planning and strategic movement in order to both attack and defend adequately at the same time.

The first team to reach a specific number of points – 200, usually – wins the match. Ties can occur at halftime (100-100), but the Score Limit can be broken in the final round to determine a winner (201-200).

Prisoner Rescue

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Prisoner Rescue

Leave no man behind in Prisoner Rescue, a mode where two lives hang in the balance. Either as the Attackers or Defenders, the former will attempt to find hostages and extract them, while the latter will fight tooth and nail to keep the hostages close to their spawn area.

Of course, when holding a hostage, both movement and shooting is limited, and only through teamwork can there be a chance of success. Holding a hostage also brings a UAV ping around the player, allowing for the detection of opposing forces, and the first team to get 500 Points wins the match.

Knock Out

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Knock Out

A brand-new mode for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Knock Out is a fast-paced and exciting twist on games like Capture the Flag and Cyber Attack from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Two teams, spawning on opposite sides of the map, must fight over a bag of Cash located in the middle of the map. Simply running over that bag will capture it for the team, just like a flag in Capture the Flag. 

Teams switch spawns every two rounds, and the bag’s location changes between one of three central locations each round, so the first team to take five rounds wins a match of Knock Out.

Search & Destroy

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Search and Destroy

Search & Destroy is a round-based objective game mode where each player has only one life per round, and at the start of each round, one team is put on offense, and one team is put on defense. The former must plant a bomb and defend it till it explodes to win a round, while the latter is to defend a pair of bomb sites from the attackers, defusing planted bombs if need be.

The first team to take four rounds wins Search & Destroy match.

Armed with the knowledge of all the game modes in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta, you can prepare yourself for what will be your first experience. As part of the Call of Duty: Next event, Infinity Ward also shed more light on other important areas of the game and franchise as a whole, including the inclusion of raids, a new third-person perspective, as well as universal weapon attachments. If you need to catch up, you can check out the relevant content below.

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