Infinity Ward's sequel to the highly popular Call of Duty 4. Continuing the popular modern setting, it was quite popular itself, despite the controversy over its lack of dedicated servers.

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Prestige transferring from Modern Warfare 1 & 2?

One of my friends told me that you get special unlocks in Modern Warfare 3 if you went prestige in the first two. Is this true? If so what sort of unlocks are we talking about?
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Difference between Holographic and Red Dot sight?

In Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2, what is the difference between the red dot sights and the holographic sights? They both look almost the same except for with holographic sometimes I'll see a blue ...
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How do I get three stars on “The Pit” in Special Ops?

I've completed the campaign mode of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and I want to complete Special Ops. I'm stuck on "The Pit". We have to complete the level in 35 seconds to get three stars. I was ...
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Why was Captain Price in prison in Modern Warfare 2?

I think I missed something somewhere. In Modern Warfare 2, you have to break Captain Price out of a high security prison in a fortress by the sea. Why was he in prison and when was this explained?
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Extraordinarily long names in Modern Warfare?

Every now and then I run into people with names that extend off the screen in Modern Warfare 2. How can I get a name like that? Steam seems to limit the number of characters I can have when I try.
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Modern Warfare 2 Hacked servers - is it a security risk?

I noticed that after playing on a hacked server in MW2, I had a ping counter for the rest of my session. This made me a little curious about how the hacks worked, since it would seem that the hacked ...
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Can I restore my rank level back to where it was before a hacked Modern Warfare 2 server changed it?

I ended up in a hacked server. One of the hacks was - if you die by your own hand (such as falling off a skyscraper in my case) your rank (at your current prestige level) becomes 70. While this is ...
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What is the best way to avoid being shot by snipers? (MW2)

I always get frustrated when those stupid snipers start to camp somewhere where I cannot find them and they continuously shoot me. Often I try to find them to shoot them, but their one-shot kills ...
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How to get bullet penetration kills in MW2?

What do you have to do to get a bullet penetration kill in MW2? I've been stuck trying to complete the extended mags challenges because I'm not getting the penetration kills required.
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Is there any way to report players in MW2?

This is terrible. Almost every lobby I join is hacked, especially on S&D and F4A. Yesterday they reset all my custom classes, setting a smoke grenade as my primary weapon. Is there any way to ...
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Prestige in a week

some buddies and I were trying to figure out if it was possible to prestige in a week. This then led to various strategies to generate points (without cheating). Do you focus on getting weapon ...
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In Modern Warfare 2, are there any achievements in the museum?

I've completed Modern Warfare 2 and gotten bored of online multiplayer play. (I have a lag problem) Are there any achievements to be won in the museum level? I want to get them all.
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Fastest way to level up in Modern Warfare 2 / Black Ops

What is the quickest way that you have found to level up in MW2? EDIT: I've been playing a lot of Hardcore CTF lately with friends... this has been getting me a lot of XP... we would just hold the ...
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What's the plot of MW2?

I'm probably one of the few people who never got to play Modern Warfare 2, but I did play Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Now I bought MW3, but I'm worried I might be a little lost on the story. So ...
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What happens to your statistics when you join a Modern Warfare 2 game in the middle?

I guess that you get a win if you win (especially in free-for-all mode). But if you join a game, any kind of game, and your team loses, does that count as a loss? If your team wins, does that count ...
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What are the differences for snipers between Battlefield Bad Company 2 and Call of Duty MW2?

I prefer sniping to close quarters combat and a friend of mine suggested that I might like Bad Company 2. I have been playing MW2 for a few months now and snipers seem to be at a disadvantage. Does ...
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Is it possible to know why we received badges?

There are a lot of badges in Modern Warfare 2. Some are ugly or funny. I would like to know why I received them. I know that the reason is written when you receive them, but, after a while, I don't ...
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Which Modern Warfare 2 Killstreak Rewards count towards your current kill streak?

My understanding is that all rewards from a Care Package do not, nor those from Emergency Airdrop crates. Was the Pave Low recently changed to count? What about the Stealth Bomber, Precision ...
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Does your killstreak end when you get killed by friendly fire in hardcore?

In Modern Warfare 2, does your kill streak end when you get killed by a team mate in hard-core, or only when you get killed by an enemy?
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Modern Warfare 2: Pistol run distance

Does holding a pistol make you run further (or faster) than your primary weapon?
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Prestige Transfer after starting MW3

I realise that I can get prestige tokens in MW3 for having previously prestiged in MW2/BlackOps, but after playing MW3 for a while can I now go back to the earlier games and prestige in them again to ...
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How could this MW2 round on PlayStation have been hacked?

Now I know about various hacks for games on PCs, or games that run dedicated servers which could easily be modified. However one day I was playing MW2 on my PlayStation, and I came across a very ...
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How is the match bonus in Modern Warfare 2 determined?

At the end of a match, you get a match bonus, which is an extra reward of experience. I know it is influenced a lot by whether your team wins or loses, but does anyone know what factors go into ...
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How to convince Modern Warfare 2 to NOT make me host?

Due to my computer, I lag unbelievably as host. I want an easy solution to make sure that IW doesn't choose me for hosting games. Also, IW chooses me almost every round because I have a very good ...
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Strange “AimTarget_GetTagPos” error in MW2

I just got the error: AimTarget_GetTagPos: cannot find tag[j_helmet] on entity Anyone have any idea what this means? Circumstances: Lots of lag... error.
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Modern Warfare 2: Prestige Titles

I've recently picked up on MW2 again and am planning to go prestige soon-ish. I've stayed at lvl 70 to complete achievements like headshots etc (as I already had quiet some progress on them). I know ...
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Is it possible to kill yourself with a throwing knife in Modern Warfare 2?

So I noticed if I throw the throwing knife almost straight up, then it lands somewhere nearby. I tried really hard to throw it up and then run ahead and have it land on me and kill me. Is this ...
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Can you chain killstreak rewards together in Call of Duty Modern Warfare II?

By this I mean, say you have your 3 killstreaks, and first highest killstreak is Chopper Gunner (imagine your other two are EMP and Tac Nuke). Ok, so you have you 11 kills in a row, and you have ...
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How do you build a Load Out for Modern Warfare

I'm not looking for a list of Load Outs that are common, or a description of what menu's to go through, but rather for an understanding of which parts of the game are Synergistic and compliment. ...
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Quick Scoping technique in Modern Warfare 2?

What is the technique to quick-scoping/ no-scoping in MW2? I understand that there is aim-assist where your crosshair sticks to the enemy, but is that the key to doing it or is there something else ...
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Xbox 360 4 GB Game Compatibility

Is it true that some games will not play on a Xbox 360 4 GB? In particular, I'm wondering about Modern Warfare 2. Since I "know" about computers, my relatives want console recommendations, as if I ...
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How do you know what a care package contains in Modern Warfare 2?

According to the Call of Duty wiki: If a UAV or Counter-UAV is dropped, leave it for a teammate as this will award the "Share Package" XP bonus while having the exact same effect, as UAVs ...
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How did Soap get away to freedom but Price ended up in gulag?

In the end of modern warfare 1 price is rendered unconscious while you are conscious and somehow make your way back home. How did price end up in gulag while you - the player as soap mactavish were ...
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How to reset all achievements and stats on Modern Warfare 2?

Recently, I joined a game in MW2 on PC and a weird meter bar came up on the screen. Ten seconds later, I was cheerfully notified that all my achievements and prestiges etc had been unlocked for me, ...
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Does the leader-board in Modern Warfare 2 include players of all platforms?

Does the leader-board on the PS3 include PC and XBox 360 players?
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How do you get the winning kill cam in Modern Warfare 2?

Does the player of the kill cam get set randomly?
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Modern Warfare 2 ping counter?

I heard about a Modern Warfare 2 ping stat like thingy which you can apparently tweak from the options menu, but I can't find it. Does anyone know where/what it is? The tool is supposed to display ...
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Is is possible to delete DLC from Steam?

Is there any way of removing DLC (Downloadable Content) from a game in Steam? In particular, I want to remove the two map packs from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as playlists are segregated ...
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Finishing challenges: prestige first?

I'm currently just trying to finish out off the challenges available pre-prestige, but am wondering if anyone out there has any experience doing this after prestiging, and whether it seems earier to ...
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Is it possible to be temporarily blacklisted from rooms/hosting in multiplayer Modern Warfare 2?

Sometimes late at night when the rooms are nowhere near full, I find that I am host in TDM games. In cases where the next map is Wasteland, I tend to exit and look for a new game and almost ...
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Prevent Fall Damage

In Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, what kinds of things can you land on to soften fall damage? Edit: I'm looking specifically for things to land on. My perks are already set to a configuration that ...
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In Modern Warfare 2, is it a realistic strategy to play free for all mode with a LMG?

In Modern Warfare 2, is it a realistic strategy to play free for all mode with a LMG? Is this a wise strategy? Should I go for a more "all round" fitout/perks when playing free for all? I seem to get ...
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Why does Price say “good” after doing something “evil”?

Some spoilers, if you haven't yet played MW2. Throughout MW1 and MW2, Price seems to be a good guy. However there is a short part of MW2 where he seems to turn bad. After launching the Russian nuke ...
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Why do skilled players in MW2 use weapons unlocked early on, instead of the later ones?

I noticed that in MW2, the more skilled players (who are usually the mvp in team deathmatch, First in FFA and so on), use weapons that are unlocked early on, instead of the weapons unlocked later in ...
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Are there any alternate communication methods in Modern Warfare 2?

How do you communicate with your teammate without a microphone? Is there a kind of body language that players use?
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Bugs in Modern Warfare 2 online?

I use to love playing MW1 online due to it's almost flawless presentation and lack of exploits commonly found in other online first-person shooters. But in MW2, it seems like nothing but glitches and ...
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Is it possible to auto-target in MW2 multi-player?

In single player campaigns, you get an auto-target assist thingy when you press L1 on the PS Controller. Is there also something like that in multiplayer ? I am a bit of a noob, and am getting ...
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How to beat Snatch & Grab?

I'm down to my last Spec Ops mission to get Star 69: Snatch and Grab on Veteran. I can not for the life of me beat this. I've tried 2 player and solo. I've beaten it on easier levels. I've even ...
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Are there different servers for different platforms for Modern Warfare games?

Is it possible that I'm playing against players on the PS3, Xbox and the Mac in a single game? Or does each platform have their own servers and games?
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Long connection time at first attempt to join a lobby in Modern Warfare 2

On CoD:MW2 multiplayer I've noticed the connection time of my first attempt, right after a fresh restart of the game, is extremely long. Once I've connected to a lobby, the connection time is normal ...