Worrying MW2 Clip Shows Ghost Perk And Suppressors Are Completely Useless

Worrying MW2 Clip Shows Ghost Perk And Suppressors Are Completely Useless
Infinity Ward

Written by 

Jack Marsh


7th Nov 2022 15:17

Ghost has always been the bread and butter of the Call of Duty perks category, crucial to players' success in games by staying off the radar. Combined with a weapon suppressor, this made a stealth class that was to be feared by everyone, being invisible to the minimap at all times, except when completely stationary. Not anymore.

The omission of a classic minimap hs continued to rail long-time Call of Duty fans, who are used to seeing suppressors decrease the power of a gun in exchange for being low-key and having the Ghost perk equipped to evade enemy know about unless you're being punished for using a powerful and loud gun. 

Instead, Modern Warfare 2 has continued the recent trend of counterintuitively with the re-design of the minimap, suppressors, and Ghost. But if you thought that the Ghost had been nerfed before, now, new evidence shows that it is absolutely useless.

MW2 Players Will Show Up On Minimaps Even With Ghost

After finding out that the classic minimap has been left behind yet again, players quickly found themselves confused as to why enemies would know about their location on the map. Having Ghost-equipped should keep you off the map even with a UAV up, and a suppressed weapon should also keep your position concealed. So why are we getting pre-aimed?

Well, content creator "JackFrags" has done some digging and found that the Ghost perk gets completely overruled by silenced gunfire and will allow you to be discoverable on UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.

This action has never been seen in Call of Duty before, and has clearly been added to the game on purpose, rather than a bug, considering the Infinity Ward Trello board has not detailed an upcoming hotfix.

Is Ghost Useless in MW2?

JackFrags' video finds that the only time when Ghost is effective is when you are both moving and not shooting your weapon at all, even if it is suppressed, while a UAV is active. 

So it now appears that the only use for Ghost is to simply run around without being on the radar, so you might as well pull out a white handkerchief instead of your M4 next time, as shooting will only override the entire perk. Slightly weird for an arcade 'shooter'.

Fans might now want to look elsewhere in their Ultimate perk slot, with Quick fix being favourable for engagement-heavy players and Overclock proving useful for people who rely on Dead Silence.

Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.

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