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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Best perk combos

Published: 13:31, 15 November 2019
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare perks guide

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has re-introduced the classic three perk system, opening the door for some crazy perk combinations. Here's some of the best ones and our personal favourites.

For those who are unfamiliar with perks in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, these are passive abilities that allow players to make their loadout more powerful and choosing the perfect perks for your playstyle can bring great advantages in combat.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has three perk slots per loadout - red, blue and yellow - and each of these slots offers different perks. Players unlock perks as they level up and gain experience and can pick only one perk from each category.

With three perk trees, there are dozens of combinations and today, we're going to list the best ones for various playstyles as well as some must-have perks regardless of your class or loadout.

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RUN AND GUN/SPEED PERKS

  • Double Time: Triple the duration of Super Sprint and fully refresh Super Sprint on kills.
  • Ghost: Undetectable by UAVs, Radar Drones, Heartbeat Sensors, and High Alert. Hide the death markers of enemies you kill.
  • Amped: Faster weapon swap and rocket launcher reload speed.

This perk setup is what we recommend if you prefer the traditional run-and-gun gameplay. Double Time perk combined with some high mobility loadout will make you the Usain Bolt of your team and Ghost will help you stay undetected pretty much all the time. The icing on the cake is Amped, for super-fast weapon swap.

TANKY/DEFENCE PERKS

  • E.O.D: Take reduced damage from non-killstreak explosives and fire. Hack enemy Claymores, Proximity Mines, and C4.
  • High Alert: Your vision pulses when enemies outside your view see you.
  • Battle Hardened: Reduces the strength of enemy flash, stun, and EMP grenades.

Modern Warfare offers a couple of perks which reduce the effect of incoming fire and grenades, which can prove to be a real lifesaver in certain situations. That's why E.O.D and Battle Hardened are obvious choices for this build, while High Alert will make sure that you notice enemies before they spot you.

DAMAGE/ATTACK PERKS

  • Overkill: Carry two primary weapons 
  • Restock: Recharge equipment over 30 seconds.
  • Shrapnel: Spawn with an extra piece of lethal equipment. Explosive damage delays enemy health regeneration.

This combo will allow you to carry two primary weapons, spawn with an additional piece of lethal and have extra lethal and tactical equipment restock which is especially useful in Ground War mode. You can also try with Hardline in the second slot. This one makes killstreaks cost 1 kill less. 

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STEALTH PERKS

  • Cold-Blooded:  Undetectable by AI targeting systems and thermal optics. Does not trigger High Alert.
  • Ghost: Undetectable by UAVs, Radar Drones, and Heartbeat Sensors. Immune to snapshot grenades.
  • Tracker:  Enemies leave behind a footprint trail. See markers at enemy death locations and hide the death markers of enemies you kill. 

For all you sneaky fellas out there, this combo is hands down the best choice. All these helpful tools that enemies use won't reveal your presence and you'll be able to track them down easily with Tracker perk. On top of this, death markers of enemies will disappear for their teammates, meaning that you'll be even harder to spot on the map.

ALTCHAR'S PERK COMBO

  • Cold-Blooded:  Undetectable by AI targeting systems and thermal optics. Does not trigger High Alert.
  • Ghost: Undetectable by UAVs, Radar Drones, and Heartbeat Sensors. Immune to snapshot grenades.
  • Tune Up: Reduces the charge time of field upgrades by 33%. 

As you can see, we love the stealthy approach mixed with reduced field upgrade charge time, as it gives us our favourite field upgrade Stopping Power faster than you can write "stop camping and start capturing the points" in the team chat.

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