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Red is Dead: Tier 2 Perks, Part 1

I am sure many of you have read what is possibly my most popular blog about the Stopping Power Perk, for this post, I would like to discuss the other four existing Tier 2 Perks: Lightweight, Hardline, Cold-Blooded, and Danger Close. Without a doubt, this Tier of Perks is probably the most talked about in terms of which is better than which. For this two-part post I decided to pair up Perks that rival each other. First up, Lightweight and Cold-Blooded.

Lightweight- Lightweight is one of 2 Red Perks that are available to players at the start of the game. This perk grants the user the ability of increased movement speed. The increase in speed is a simple 7% boost, which at first may not seem like a lot, but when coupled with Marathon, the deadly Running/Knifing Class. In order to gain the Pro version of this Perk, players have to sprint 30 miles while having Lightweight as their Tier 2 Perk. The Pro version of the perk allows players to fire their weapon faster after they sprint. The Sprint-Shoot delay is cut in half, and the effect of the Pro version stacks with Sleight of Hand, essential making the user a guaranteed winner of one on one battles.

Cold-Blooded– A bitter rival to running class, and arguably the best Tier 2 Perk, Cold-Blooded is all about stealth. This Perk is unlocked at level 25 and when equipped removes the players white silhouette when viewed by thermal optics. In addition, it hides the user from all Killstreak rewards from UAV to AC-130s. The pro version of the perk is unlocked by destroying 40 enemy Killstreak Rewards or stealing an enemy’s care package. There’s a glitch in the game to get the Pro version sooner and it is illustrated in the video below. The Pro version of CB prevents the red name and crosshairs from appearing on an enemy’s screen when they are looking at the user. This is useful for hiding in shadows and playing dead while in an open area of the map.

In my opinion, both of these Perks have their applications, but if I had to choose one over the other, Lightweight wins hands down, especially if it’s couple with Marathon or Sleight of Hand.


Special Grenades: Poppin’ Smoke!

I have to admit one of my most frequently used special grenades in all of Modern Warfare 2 is without a doubt the smoke grenade. In the special grenade kingdom the smoke grenade is top dog over both flash grenades and stun grenades. For those that don’t know, once used, smoke grenades take around 2 or 3 seconds to produce a smoke big enough to prove useful for the user.

Smoke grenades do have some drawbacks sadly. First off, players are given only a single smoke grenade per respawn, however this can be remedied by using the Scavenger or One Man Army Perks ( https://blogofduty.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/the-great-debate-scavenger-vs-one-man-army/ ). In addition to this, the effect from smoke grenades can be nullified by players using thermals scopes, so it is often recommended that the Cold-Blooded Perk be used in addition to smoke grenades. The last drawback to using smoke grenades is the glitch that comes with it. When looking at fully functioning smoke through cracked glass the smoke will appear non-existent. While this is only a minor nuisance, I still consider it a downfall. The glitch can be seen in the video posted here:

As for the pros of smoke grenades, they are most effective when being used during objective based game types like Search and Destroy ( https://blogofduty.wordpress.com/2010/02/22/search-and-destroy-a-king-among-peasants/ ), Demolition, Domination, and the like. Also, as an avid user of smoke grenades, I have found that this little kitten can even prove useful in Team Deathmatch and Free-for-All.In my opinion, smoke is best used to trick an opponent into thinking you are coming from one direction, while in reality you can begin to flank the enemy (Ex: The buildings on Scrapyard) and score some pretty legit kills, and bragging rights if your fallen comrades are watching your camera. To close, in hardcore game types, players can kill enemies with a direct impact from a smoke grenade. See the video below for proof of this awesome occurrence!