What is Modern Warfare 2 Invasion?

What is Modern Warfare 2 Invasion?
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Written by 

Daniel Hollis


1st May 2023 13:41

Many players will be wondering, what is Modern Warfare 2 Invasion? Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 has added a fair few modes overs its multiple seasons, seeing old favourites return, and brand-new creations debut. 

One of the latest, and perhaps not best explained game modes in the game is called Invasion, which is similar to Ground War, with some changes under the hood. However, there's no real explanation of this in-game. So, check out our explainer of the Modern Warfare 2 Invasion mode. 

What is MW2 Invasion?

key art of a soldier next to some vehicles in the Modern Warfare 2 Invasion mode
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Modern Warfare 2 Invasion is a team-based mode that pits teams of 20 against each other in a TDM-style scoring system.

The mode is unique in that you also have 20 AI teammates on each side as cannon fodder to help with the fight. Your main goal is to rack up points, similar to team deathmatch, but there’s a variety of extra ways to do this in Invasion.

For starters, killing AI-controlled enemies will grant you 1 point, whilst normal player-controller enemies will warrant 5 points. Additionally, your killstreaks will offer you score boosts in MW2 Invasion, but as with any other game mode, you will only gain killstreaks by killing actual enemies, not AI-controlled ones.

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It’s important to try and gain as much of these as possible to help push your team forward. Also, be sure to equip the best killstreaks for the job that will provide the most damage.

Invasion also includes vehicles across the map to add to the large-scale warfare. You can use these to run down foes, or reach one side of the map to the other.

Additionally, care packages also periodically drop into the map. These take a few seconds to collect but are worth the risk if you manage to obtain one. From our experience, we’ve gathered some fairly powerful killstreaks, such as chopper gunners and gunships.

If you’re looking for something a bit easier to pick up and play, Invasion is actually a relatively good shout. Due to the density of AI players, you’re less likely to be killed instantly and have more teammates around you to defend you. It may seem overwhelming at first, but it’s very easy to get into the swing of things in this Modern Warfare 2 mode.

If you want some extra goodies after dealing with MW2 Invasion, here is how to grab some Twitch Drops for Modern Warfare 2.

Daniel is a former Guides Writer for GGRecon. Having originally focused on film journalism, he eventually made the jump to writing about games in 2020, writing for sites such as NME. Eurogamer, GamesRadar, Tech Radar, and more. After a short stint in PR, he is back in the world of games media writing about his favourite games, including Bioshock, Fable, or everything Fortnite and Xbox Game Pass related.

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