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Red is Dead: Part 2

I know my last Tier 2 Perk blog was a written a while back, but I’ve been very busy lately and I havent had a chance to write the conclusion. However today I am wrapping up this two-part blog by writing¬† about two perks that are near and dear to my heart, Hardline and Danger Close.

Hardline– Hardline is one of the newest perks to be introduced to the Modern Warfare series. Once chosen, this perk allows the user to obtain killstreak rewards with one less kill. For example, a UAV would only require two consecutive kills while an EMP would require fourteen consecutive kills. Hardline’s usefulness is often debated in that when used offers a 33% decrease in kills to obtain certain Rewards like the UAV, while other Rewards like the Nuke only receive a 4% decrease. Personally I feel that Hardline is best used in 2 situations: The first being classes who’s Killstreaks Rewards are between three and seven consecutive kills, this way, rewards like UAV, Counter-UAV, and Care Packages will almost always be active and available to a team. The second way is to have a class equipped with One Man Army and a Perk like Danger close or Stopping Power, once you get say 7 kills in a row, One Man Army into a class with Hardline and your next kill will grant you a Pave Low or Stealth Bomber.

Danger Close– This probably my absolute favorite Perk in all of Modern Warfare. Aside from having a cool name, Danger Close increases explosive weapon damage by 40%. The Perk is unlocked at level 33 and is the last Tier 2 Perk to be unlocked, and for good reason. Even though it may not seem like much the 40% damage boost is applied to all Launchers, Grenades, The Noob Tube, C4, and Claymores. If a player has a class that is built with a combination of these items and the Scavenger or One Man Army Perks, and the Martyrdom Deathstreak, they immediately become a force to be reckoned with. In addition to this, the Pro version of Danger Close increases Killstreak reward damage by 40% making it even more lethal especially when switched (One Man Army ftw) between a class that has Hardline equipped. My favorite strategy is using a Claymore or C4 in conjunction with One Man Army and switching into my “Danger Close” class, thus increasing my placed equipment’s damage and giving myself a hefty loud-out of offensive explosives. All in all, I LOVE THIS PERK!

Please enjoy the Danger Close awesome and the Hardline “glitch” videos I posted below!


An Unsung Hero: RPG-7

I know it’s been a while since I’ve last posted anything, so I figured I would return on a good note, and blog about something in Modern Warfare that has a special place in my heart, the RPG-7 rocket launcher. Now before I start, I must admit that in Modern Warfare 1 I hated any and all RPG users with a mighty passion unless it was being used to take down a chopper. However, in MW2 I have to the RPG has been severely down graded and is now a very manly weapon. The RPG is the last launcher to be unlocked and is unlocked at level 65.

Despite the fact that the RPG is near useless against all airborne killstreaks, the RPG is one of the best secondary weapons to use against enemies in the field and can be applied effectively in a variety of situations. When combined with the Danger Close Perk,  the RPG can be used to clear out rooms, that enemy teams love to occupy frequently. If Danger Close is equipped with this weapon, you will most like kill an enemy 9 out of the 10 times you use it.

The RPG-7 does have a few drawbacks though. Because the splash radius is so large, you may run the risk of damaging or even killing yourself while trying to attack the enemy. Second, the RPG is a rather heavy weapon, so carrying it while trying to sprint is not a very good idea. Lastly, the accuracy on the RPG can only be described as TERRIBLE. When trying to fire an RPG from a distance, the rocket will exit the holder and usually flies in some freaky random upward or downward trajectory. Even with all these cons, the RPG is still a rather well-rounded and exceptional weapon.

Below is a montage showing the awesomeness that is the RPG.