MW2 All or Nothing game mode explained

MW2 All or Nothing game mode explained
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Written by 

Daniel Hollis


16th Mar 2023 16:57

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is perhaps the best the series has been in years. It had a bit of a rocky start as content was slow to arrive, but a few months later, Infinity Ward has worked effortlessly to add in new content, guns, maps, and even game modes for players to dive into.

One of the latest inclusions comes part of the recent Season 2 Reloaded update, which acts as a mid-season refresh with a wealth of new offerings available. Perhaps the biggest addition is the All or Nothing game mode - an incredibly difficult challenge, yet one the Call of Duty community is loving.

If you’re curious as to what the game mode is, or simply want to prepare before deviating your time to figuring it all out, here’s everything you need to know about All or Nothing in MW2.

MW2 All or Nothing game mode explained

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The new All or Nothing game mode in MW2 is incredibly challenging and should only really be tackled by those brave enough. Acting as a free-for-all mode, you won’t have any teammates to lean back on once everything starts going south.

All or Nothing in MW2 will have you begin with nothing more than a pistol, throwing knives, and a combat knife. To make things even harder, the pistol also begins with no bullets, meaning you’ll have to work to obtain them. Luckily, the process of doing this isn’t as complicated as you may expect.

As you earn kills throughout the match, you’ll unlock new perks that will help you. The first is the Scavenger perk, which of course, allows you to loot bullets for your pistol off of dead bodies.

As you gain more and more kills, you will become a force to be reckoned with, meaning this MW2 game mode absolutely earns the title of All or Nothing.

The first player who reaches 20 eliminations wins, so you will have to race against the clock if you want to be victorious.

As you unlock more perks, the match should become easier for you, but it’s just as easy for another player (or several) to match your skill and begin racking up the kills.

We recommend starting to match fairly cautiously, and avoid running around aimlessly. Pick off a player when you can - preferably with a throwing knife - and once the Scavenger perk is unlocked, loot their body for some much-needed ammo.

With this in hand, it’s still not time to go in all guns blazing, but instead hold back and get a few kills while everyone else rushes around.

Eventually, you will be overpowered in the MW2 game mode All or Nothing, and can begin playing a bit more aggressively. Once you reach a good handful of kills, we recommend running around and watching your back, as it’s just as easy for someone to sneak up on you.

Once you have the 20 kilos needed, you’ll have secured a victory in All or Nothing and can begin another match or check out more MW2 game modes!

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