Modern Warfare 2 3rd person mode 2022: Tips, tricks, and more

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March 17, 2023: Season Two Reloaded is in full swing but there's no signs of third-person modes making a return yet.

The Modern Warfare 2 3rd person mode continues to prove extremely popular in Modern Warfare 2. Providing an alternative perspective on the action, MW2 third-person is plenty of fun. Third-person modes are nothing new in Call of Duty. In fact, 2009's Modern Warfare 2 featured a range of third-person modes ranging from Team Deathmatch to one-versus-one cage matches.


Infinity Ward's sequel to 2019's Modern Warfare features plenty of new additions to the franchise along with many elements players will find extremely familiar. The arrival of a third-person mode demonstrates the developer's efforts to capture the movement of soldiers in a bid to enhance realism.

Before we reveal all the intel on the Modern Warfare 2 third-person mode, check out our guides showcasing the Modern Warfare 2 maps available in multiplayer and a look at the best Modern Warfare 2 sniper rifle.

Modern Warfare 2 3rd person mode explained

Rather than looking through the eyes of your Operator, a third-person perspective allows you to have a better view of the surrounding area which definitely comes in handy when peeking around a corner.


In some games that use a third-person view, aiming down sights involves using a small crosshair. In Modern Warfare 2, players have full use of their optic allowing them to maintain high levels of accuracy in the heat of battle.

Other than a change of perspective, the same rules of a standard first-person match apply. Whether it's Team Deathmatch or Domination, the goal to defeat the opposing team remains.

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Modern Warfare 2 3rd person game modes

So far, the likes of Hardpoint and Team Deathmatch are available to play but Infinity Ward says there are other game modes making their way to multiplayer in future updates. Once the developer reveals more modes we'll update the guide with all the latest intel.

Modern Warfare 2 3rd person maps

Just like first-person multiplayer, third-person will utilise the entirety of Modern Warfare 2's extensive map pool.


Expect to drop into Crown Raceway, Mercado Las Almas, and more as the seasons progress.

Is Modern Warfare 2 3rd person good?

The different perspective of the action is hugely popular with those looking for an alternative to the usual dose of first-person action in Modern Warfare 2. It's a lot of fun and will be a staple of the game for the entirety of its cycle.


As the seasons progress, expect new modes to join the 3rd person offering along with a variety of maps.

That's everything we know about the Modern Warfare 2 3rd-person mode so far. Once we've had a chance to play, we will update the guide with more intel on what it has in store. For more, check out our other guide showcasing the Modern Warfare 2 game modes.