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

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Latest Update: September 30, 2022 -

Following the beta, Modern Warfare 2's 3rd-person mode proved extremely popular.

Find all there is to know about the mode below!

The Modern Warfare 2 3rd person mode is returning in 2022's Modern Warfare 2, much to the excitement of fans looking for a different perspective on the action. 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 making their way to multiplayer.

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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, Infinity Ward has confirmed Hardpoint as the sole game mode for Modern Warfare 2's third-person perspective. The developer plans on expanding its offerings once the full game launches at the end of October.


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 Museum, Mercado Las Almas, and more as the seasons progress.

Is Modern Warfare 2 3rd person mode in the beta?

For those wanting to get a look at the third-person mode in action, players can experience Hardpoint matches with a different perspective during the Modern Warfare 2 beta.


The opening weekend begins on September 16, 2022 for PlayStation users and opens to all platforms starting on September 22.

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 guides showcasing the Modern Warfare 2 game modes.