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The Price of War

Complete the single player campaign on Hardened or Veteran Difficulty.

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  • NINja277NINja277458,419
    15 Nov 2009 15 Nov 2009
    80 6 16
    Not so much a solution as some tips , I found MW2 FARRRRR easier then MW1 on veteren it really isnt that challenging... The checkpoint locations are much friendlier and the enemy doesnt seem to throw half as many grenades as in the first.


    -Most important thing about playing veteren is to always go prone , stomach flat on the ground whenever possible , you will take FAR less damage this way , only drawback is you move a bit slower so whenever you take some damage move around a corner to heal .

    -simply advance to a spot in the level near where the enemy is and get down prone and let your teammates mop up the rest of the guys . All you have to watch for then is a guy running around a corner or a grenade.

    -Whenever you get the chance to grab the riot shield keep it throughout the level and let your teamates kill them as you flank around the outside and distract the enemies. Dont forget to get on your knees so the enemy cnanot shoot your feet.

    -Almost always best to work your way around the outside of the level instead of rushing through the middle

    -Whenever you have access to something like a predator missle , abuse the hell out of it.

    -If you ever seem stuck try another route or like i said above alot of times you can simply rush ahead once you spawn and get a great position before the enemies can get into place , your teammates usually dont move up until you do .

    -I also didnt notice many points where the enemy seemed to continutally spawn until you reached "location x" so alot of times you can sit back kill everything that moves then wait for your teammates to say all clear so you know its safe.

    -I think the hardest part i can remember is the safehouse where you have to protect the computer while it downloads the data , there is a table with green ammo containers near all the windows in the room with the cpu stay prone under there and kill the guys as they come in the room , every now and then one guy will stand by the cpu and open fire trying to destroy the cpu so you have to be nearby in case he appears , this is a good spot to use your flash bangs or grenades.

    Hope some of these tips help ...

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    NINja277^Yes it should RockTheTeaParty
    Posted by NINja277 on 02 Dec 11 at 21:59
    xBrushedRedxI find it funny that EVERYONE says the hardest part is the safehouse mission. I did it first try with no difficulty, but I struggled really bad during the Takedown mission, but no one else has problems with that one.
    Posted by xBrushedRedx on 21 Jun 12 at 20:24
    szogyenyi1993A question: can i get the achievemnt if i complete all of the maps on veteran choosing them from the Mission Select menu?
    Posted by szogyenyi1993 on 13 May 15 at 11:33
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  • Thor the NinjaThor the Ninja29,830
    21 Nov 2009 23 Nov 2009
    40 3 0
    If you find Veteran to be quite difficult, you might try doing some Special Ops missions for some practice. Many missions there almost directly relate to the game. Start with Regular and work up to Veteran. If you can pull off these (even on hardened), then you're more than prepared for Veteran campaign.

    By far, protecting the computer while it was downloading proved to be a big challenge. Either strategy above works well. I personally took the under the desk approach and used claymores.

    Also, when you have to storm the White House, I found that taking the right path at the right time was a bit difficult. I found myself trying to go Rambo, and would die quickly. Taking it slow and letting my allies take down some gunners proved to be far more effective.
  • Ka1owasKa1owas106,075
    20 Nov 2009 21 Nov 2009
    36 6 0
    Totally agree with ninja277! MW2 is a million times easier than the first, parts to look out for are protecting the DSL, go nuts with the claymores, go prone at the top of the stairs in front of the main door and use your flash bangs sparingly as these will aid your escape! Also The "Enemy of my Enemy" can be a bitch, easiest thing is to dash straight through, only stopping to shoot enemies who have spotted you or will spot!

    Now that Infinity ward have got rid of the respawning enemies mechanic it is alot easier to progress through a level, especially ones like "Takedown" and "Hornets nest" but be warned the enemy AI is smarter than CoD4, they won't just stand there shooting like before!!

    One last tip, pop in and out of your sights like you were trained at the start, you'll be surprised how effective it is!
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