Perk System in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta explained

Perk System in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta Explained

Check out the latest perk system of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta has introduced a perk system with all-new features and bonuses that players can earn during the match. But, if you are wondering how this latest mechanic of the game works, we’ll explain what these perk packages are and the different categories you can choose from in the menu. In addition, we’ll provide information about in-game bonuses and what you can do to obtain them.

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What Are Perk Packages in CoD Modern Warfare 2 Beta?

In Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Beta, players can select a perk package that includes: Base Perks, Bonus Perks, and Ultimate Perks. The Base Perks are fairly common skills available to you at the beginning of the round, while Bonus and Ultimate Perks can only be earned during the match. Each package is broken down into various categories, and you can select from the following selections:

Perk PackagePerks
AssaultOverkill, Scavenger, Fast Hands, and Hardline.
PhantomBattle Hardened, Double Time, Cold-Blooded, and Ghost
HunterStrong Arm, Tracker, Spotter, and Overclock.
DeadeyeOverkill, Strong Arm, Quick Fix, and High Alert.
SupportE.O.D., Battle Hardened, Resupply, and Survivor.
SniperDouble Time, Extra Tactical, Focus, and Bird’s-Eye.

Players can also create their own packages with a maximum of five saved package slots by pressing the ‘+’ on the menu. If you are wondering which Base Perks are currently listed in the Beta version, we’ve broken down each one:

OverkillCarry two primary weapons.
Double TimeDouble the duration of Tactical Sprint and increase crouch movements by 30%.
Battle HardenedReduce the effect of enemy Flash, Stun, EMP, Gas Grenades, and Shock Sticks. Gain immunity to Snapshot Grenades.
ScavengerResupply ammo and throwing knives from dead players.
E.O.D.Take reduced damage from non-Killstreak explosives and reset fuze timers when picking up live grenades.
TrackerEnemies will leave a footprint trail, and enemy death markers will be visible. Kill markers are hidden from the opposing team.
Strong ArmSee a preview of the trajectory for thrown equipment.
Extra TacticalSpawn with one additional Tactical.

Bonus & Ultimate Perks Explained

Bonus and Ultimate Perks of CoD Modern Warfare 2 Beta are gradually earned during the match. For example, you’ll receive the Bonus Perk in the middle of a round, and you can gain the Ultimate Perk towards the end of the match. Furthermore, you can acquire these perks faster when you get enough XP from kills and other actions in various game modes.

Players will be able to see their status of Bonus and Ultimate Perks when they respawn, as shown here:

Bonus and Ultimate Perks
Source: Activision via Twinfinite

All Bonus Perks

ResupplySpawn with an additional Lethal, and equipment recharges over 25 seconds.
SpotterSpot Field Upgrades, Killstreaks, and enemy equipment through walls. Hack opponent’s Claymores, Proximity Mines, C4, and Trophy Systems. Aiming down sights highlights them for the team.
Cold-BloodedUndetectable by AI targeting systems and thermal optics. Bonus Perk doesn’t highlight in enemy Tactical Cameras, Recon Drones, and Spotter Scopes. It also does not trigger a High Alert warning.
Fast HandsReload, use equipment, and swap weapons faster.
Quick FixKilling enemies immediately triggers health regeneration. Capturing and holding objectives increases health regeneration rate.
FocusReduce flinch when aiming down sights and extend Hold Breath duration.

All Ultimate Perks

High AlertVision Pulses when spotted by an enemy player outside of view.
GhostUndetectable by UAVs, Portable Radars, and Heartbeat Sensors.
HardlineReduce Killstreak cost by one kill and Scorestreak cost by 125.
OverclockStore an additional Field Upgrade charge and increase its charge rate by 40%. ON-EARN: Get a Field Upgrade Charge.
SurvivorOn death, enter Last Stand with the ability to self-revive once per life. Teammates can also revive down players faster.
Bird’s-EyeThe minimap is zoomed out while UAV and Radar reveal the enemy’s direction. On-EARN: Ping enemies on the minimap.

Hopefully, this guide has helped you understand the perk system of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Beta. For more content about the game, you can check out the relevant links below and view our guides about pre-order bonuses, how to add and play with friends, and the max level cap.

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