Modern Warfare Season 3 is here, and that means new rewards for playing both the main game and its excellent free-to-play Battle Royale standalone mode.
Of course for the best gear you'll want to be winning matches, but in matches where every second counts it can be offputting (and often fatal) to fiddle with your gas mask. Thankfully, there is a sneaky way you can skip the animation and still end up protected from the gas. Here's how.
How to skip the Gas Mask Animation in Modern Warfare and Warzone
There are two ways you'll be able to skip the gas mask animation, each dependant on you having either a heartbeat sensor or a custom class with Akimbo weapons. Here's each!
Using a Heartbeat Sensor
The Heartbeat sensor is a nifty gadget that can locate enemies behind walls within a certain range, but it can also help you stay focused when you need to apply your gas mask.
When you're putting on your gas mask, quickly use your heartbeat sensor and you'll find that you'll be able to transition almost seamlessly into the gas mask. There's still a split-second delay while you pull out the heartbeat sensor, but it's much faster than the alternative.
You can see this method in action courtesy of Reddit user RoninMk7 here.
Using a Custom Akimbo Class
Once you call in a custom akimbo class (that's a class capable of dual-wielding weapons), you'll have both hands full of death-dealing weaponry, meaning you won't be able to put your mask on. Luckily, the game can magically fit your gas mask while you sprint.
Wondering how it works? Check out Reddit user six3xiskawi's excellent double kill and phantom gas mask equipping skills here.