All MW2 Playlists: Every Multiplayer Mode In Modern Warfare 2

All MW2 Playlists: Every Multiplayer Mode In Modern Warfare 2
Images via EA Sports

Written by 

Harry Boulton


30th Oct 2022 09:52

Getting to grips with the full list of all MW2 playlists can really help you understand exactly what you want to play, which should hopefully make your experience even better. Thankfully, the playlist function in Modern Warfare 2 is quite flexible, so you can pick and choose which game modes you do and don't want to be playing at any one time. So, to see a full list of all MW2 playlists, make sure to carry on reading down below.

All MW2 Playlists

All MW2 Playlists
Click to enlarge

Here's a full list of all MW2 playlists that you can currently choose in-game:

  • Quick Play
    • Choose any number of the following game modes to search for:
      • Team Deathmatch
      • Free-For-All
      • Domination
      • Search and Destroy
      • Headquarters
      • Kill Confirmed
      • Hardpoint
      • Prisoner Rescue
      • Knockout
  • 3rd Person Moshpit
    • Play the following game modes in 3rd person view:
      • Team Deathmatch
      • Domination
      • Hardpoint


  • Prisoner Rescue
    • Locate the hostages and either get them out or defend them. No respawns in this mode, but you can revive your teammates.
  • Ground War
    • Play in teams of 32 on larger scale maps, where you fight over five separate control points.
  • Invasion
    • Fight in two teams of 20, with AI teammates for each side too to earn points through kills and other means. Check out our MW2 Invasion mode guide for all the details if you're confused.
  • Private Match
    • Create a custom game to play with your friends with the rules and maps of your choosing.
  • Benchmark (PC only)

As you can see, there are plenty of ways for you to tackle Modern Warfare 2, giving you an option for pretty much whatever mood you're in. If you're looking for something a bit slower and more thought out, then Ground War is definitely the way to go, but if you're wanting the classic COD experience, then you can't go wrong with Quick Play.

So, that wraps up this guide, showing you a full list of all MW2 playlists, which should hopefully help you choose your game modes better. If you're wondering how to unlock the MW2 Jack Links skin though, make sure to read our guide for all of the details.

When Is The Next Double XP Weekend In MW2?
Is MW2 Shoot The Ship Playlist Coming Back?
MW2 Season 2 Weapons: All New Gun Leaks So Far
MW2 Season 2 Early Patch Notes
MW2 DMZ Building 21: How To Get In And What's Inside