How To Play Third-Person Mode In MW2

How To Play Third-Person Mode In MW2
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Written by 

Coleman Hamstead


26th Sep 2022 17:09

Are you trying to figure out how to play third-person mode in Modern Warfare 2? It's been over a decade since Call of Duty featured a third-person mode, dating back to the original Modern Warfare 2 released in 2009. First-person and third-person modes are entirely different experiences, each with its own pros and cons. With that said, this guide will detail how to play third-person mode in Modern Warfare 2.

Modern Warfare 2 Third-Person Mode Explained

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Modern Warfare 2 third-person mode is a drastic departure from what most Call of Duty players are used to. Typically, in Call of Duty games, your screen is limited to the viewpoint of your Operator. If their eyes wouldn't see something, you won't either. However, the third-person mode offers an over-the-shoulder view of your character, allowing for a much broader view of your surroundings. 

How To Play Third-Person Mode In Modern Warfare 2

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While some games allow players to freely swap between first and third-person modes, that's not the case with Modern Warfare 2. In MW2, the third-person mode is restricted to dedicated playlists.

To play third-person mode in MW2, browse the playlists for options with "3rd Person" in the title. When the match starts, you'll automatically transition to a third-person point of view. There are plenty of ways to tailor the experience too, like adjusting your third-person field of view in the settings or swapping shoulders in-game to engage enemies from a different angle. And for precise targeting in firefights, you can aim down sight to changeover to a first-person view.

Modern Warfare 2 Third-Person Game Modes

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Weekend Two of the Modern Warfare 2 Beta offered a 3rd Person Moshpit playlist which featured Team Deathmatch, Domination, and Hardpoint. Don't be surprised if additional Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer game modes present a third-person mode option upon the game's full release.  Furthermore, third-person mode fanatics will be happy to know that Warzone 2.0 and Warzone Mobile will also include the option to play in third person. 

With the introduction of third-person mode in MW2, Call of Duty has never been more accessible. Experience Modern Warfare 2 from your preferred viewpoint when it releases on October 28, 2022.

For Modern Warfare 2 guides, keep reading GGRecon.

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