Modern Warfare 2 Profile Backup

In case you were wondering if you want to get a backup for your ever-evolving stats and records on your Modern Warfare profile, you should rest easy.

But if you still insist, the location of your profile is here "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\call of duty modern warfare 2\players"

Modern Warfare 2 Profiles are stored online, thus, unneding anything to backup. 

So if you feel the need to format your pc or if it crashes, you can still retrieve your stats by just reinstalling the game and singing in to your steam account.

There are glitches that can prevent you from overwriting your profile stats even when you play online. If you use deep freeze and update to a newer version, your stats before the deep freeze point will be preserved.

Click here if you are looking for COD4: Modern Warfare PC profile backup

Modern Warfare 2 Weapon Stats

Here is your gun stats on paper. The usual stats over the game sometimes can be deceiving, here are your real numbers. Click on the image to enlarge and save it to your computer.



Famas is more accurate than the m16. The m16 has shorter max damage. Aside from that, the only way for the m16 reloads a second faster and to get the same accuracy as the FAMAS is to attach a Holographic Sight.

The FAL assault rifle is always a 2 hit affair in normal,non-hardcore mode with or without stopping power.

Sub-Machine Guns:

Attaching a rapid fire to the UMP45 will increase the recoil so much thus preventing you to hit even mid range targets.

Vector Sub-machine gun will likely have more damage over time rather than raw damage.


The model 1887 has been nerfed or lowered in long range damage in recent patches. Using FMJ+Akimbo has the same range as other shotguns except the spaz having the longest range recently.

Sniper Rifles:

The intervention has low idle sway but can only fire a bullet in intervals. The 50 cal. can be semi auto but having the worst idle sway. 


AT4HS can have 2 shots only if you scavenge for it, by default only gives you 1 ammo.

Despite equiping a Grenade Launcher Attachment to your assault weapon, you will still get only 2 shots if you add a thumper as your secondary.

A $2 way to enable adding friends on Steam

We all know Zero Gear Beta has been deprived of beta keys. Anybody who recently registers cannot even add their friends on steam.

What I did is just buy a 2 buck game called Psychonauts which was  10 bucks before (its a great platformer game btw) and you're all set. Just ask a friend with paypal, give 'em 3 bucks for their trouble and ask for it as a gift on steam, easy and painless, it also makes you a legit steam buyer so they won't have much to say about your hacked Zero Gear - Modern Warfare demo... But if they did, its was just a 2 bucks USD and really nothing to worry about.

Link to the Game on Steam
Link to the Free Demo on Steam

Real Prestige Badges

A lot of crap that google results show fake stuff on prestige badges in Modern Warfare 2, Here is the real deal and take a look on what you might get next. Just be hopeful you won't bump onto exp modifying servers to prevent your progress to be easily boosted which equals less fun albeit getting you further.

I recently joined a bogus exp server and one kill got me from level 12 to lvl 70 in an instant, I was like wtf??? Well anyway, enjoy the badges ladies...

Modern Warfare 2 Server Control: A taste of dedicated server controls

If you haven't been out in the MW2 PC scene yet, there is now a great way to get ahead of hackers. The latest Parovoz crack is capable of having server control if you are the one hosting.

(note: once i bought a game on steam, I noticed something, I have higher chances of hosting which is quite puzzling to me, but then, it maybe just coincidence)

What you can do for now is:

Change maps
Kick players
Tweak other settings in the game

This can be enabled if you install the zero gear exploit plus the parovoz 175v2 crack lying out there in the wild. Oh well, here is the LINK if you are lazy to find it. (You have to register first guys)

So how can you do this? Well if you are the one hosting, you can ctrl-esc out and you will see the dev console waiting for you. Most of the commands are fairly simple and almost the same as cod4 commands.

LINK to Zero Gear Installation and a couple of Server Commands

Modern Warfare 2 - Zero Gear MP Method

NEW Method For PLAYING Without ZeroGear Beta Key
Install MW2

Install Steam

Create new Steam account


Install Zero Gear Demo

Download Patch with Installer - DepositFiles
Run Installer

Zero Gear Patch Installer.bat
Follow the Instructions
Default Directorys:
C:\Program Files\Activision\Modern Warfare 2
C:\Program Files\Steam
Join any of these steam groups
Click Chat
Right click someone who is hosting and click "Join Game"
Or host a dedicated server yourself! (If you have a good computer and connection)
Dedicated Servers!
How to create a server on v1.0.175:
1. Join 3rd Person Cage Match Playlist;
2. Once you get into a game (And are the host.), enter the following commands in your console:
sv_maxclients 18
party_maxplayers 18
map mp_rust
3. Once you've loaded Rust, enter the following:
scr_dm_timelimit 1
4. The game will end in a minute, from there you should have a lobby with 18 available slots. The next step is to type:
playlist dm
5. This will switch the playlist over to Team Deathmatch. The first game will be a FFA, and all games after that will be TDM.
6. Change scr_dm_timelimit back to normal.

(server admin only) If you want to get rid of 3rd person, type:
scr_thirdperson 0
playlist 18 tdm

Here are some console commands:

map eg: map mp_rust
the map names uses "mp_" prefix and they're located in ".../zone/english/".

- active playlist: playlist 0 / 1 / ... / 16 // 13 - 3rd person dm, 0 - tdm, ...

- restart map: map_restart

- gametype: g_gametype

- hardcore mode: g_hardcore <1/0>

- kick players: kick or clientkick <#> (to get the players number use the below command)
- connected players: status

  • map: mp_afghan
  • num score ping guid                             name            lastmsg address               qport rate
  • --- ----- ---- -------------------------------- --------------- ------- --------------------- ----- -----
  •   2     0   21                 01100001033lololo Parovoz              50 loopback              -8336 99999

Parovoz - Cracked .exe
Black - Install .bat
Parovoz Cracked 1.0.175 .exe
- unlocked "com_maxfps" (up to 1000), "cg_drawFPS", "cg_fov", "cl_maxpackets"
- cg_scoreboardPingText = 1
- unlocked "ping_default_min", "ping_increment", "ping_searches_per"
- unlocked toggle commands, like bind F8 "toggle drawLagometer 1 0"
- unlocked WinConsole
- and more =)

Zero Gear and Modern Warfare 2

It seems that you can also play with your "desired" version of Modern Warfare in steam. Just follow the instructions if you want to play there. I will say this again, only do this if you have a legit game installed and I will not be responsible for banned steam accounts.

NOTE: You need to register to join the forums and download the content. This is not my work so i cannot link them directly, just give thanks to where it belongs. Enjoy your Thermals and Prestiges!


Callsigns and Emblems and how to Unlock them

If you are getting in trouble getting those pesky locked icons on your titles or emblems, here is a guide to get them all with no worries. Just head onto the link and bookmark it. I too have been struggling to know how to get them, now its just back to grinding some weird things to make it happen. Enjoy.


Modern Warfare 2 Review on things that matter

The game is simply a good sequel. For the details, let us start with the real review points and not introduce the game, simply because everybody knows what mw2 is but here is my opinion and review about it.


The same graphics engine doesn't mean it can't look better than the original anymore. Modern Warfare 2's graphics is simply awesome. My 8600gt can push better framerates compared to COD4. From the Single Player missions to Multiplayer, the graphics are great but just a tad better, COD4 also have superb graphics.

Graphical things that matter

Blood Splatter - This is not sparta! You can blurt out a WTF with this graphical feature in the game. You can't see anything when you are nearly dying. COD4 had better vision at this part. Plus, I can clearly see character models not even having any glasses or helmets so why does it look like you are wearing one when you're dying?

Graphics-intensive Thermal Scoping - My graphics card is clearly choking with using this attachment. I hope IW can fix this. It is more demanding than turning on shadows on the game.

Iron Sights Blur - Since COD4, this has been a major pain in the ass for me and a very annoying thing at that. I cannot simply have this feature and I always turn this off (thank gawd for PC users) . It is better to blur just a bit but not to the point where it can affect your vision too much.

The best maps to me are:

The Good Looking:

Rust - If you have anything to boast this game to your friends, this map is the first thing to load.

High Rise - Stunning level pure of awesomeness to boot. This map could get the best out of a good player.

Great Map Layout:

Sub Base- Epic Map for a superb game.The best standoff point is near the subs. I always get a headshot for the Famas I use is perfect for the distance between the boxes on either side.

Skidrow - Simple and Good for a pure multiplayer match. This reminds me a little bit about de_dust 1 in counter strike and I don't know why.

Terminal - Camping in the cafeteria is good but the hallway is the best for longshots and headshots.

Favela - The Mini-midde house on the right is the finest place to stay but you must know where the enemies are.

Derail - A large map done right. Good for sniping and FAMAS owning. Short range weapons are at a loss here.

Sh*t Map Layout:

Karachi - Its like walking blind. You don't even know where the enemies are. Also, the map is too constrained and poorly thought-out. (my opinion only)

Quarry - The lower part of the map (the actual quarry is badly done. A little hard to navigate but some open spaces are ok.

Estate - Butt-ugly layout. People that spawn on the top always gets the upperhand.

There are also ugly maps to talk about:

Underpass- Ugly, raining and its dark; a waste of anybody's time.

Estate - I wouldn't want to be living there in real life either.


Simply awesome looking!!! For a game, i would never see any other present game that has better gun models out there. The best looking guns for me is as follows:

Intervention Sniper Rifle (default one) - This is the sex in gun graphics in a game. It puts the default sniper in COD4 to shame. With all the graphics turned up, this baby will make you look great albeit it will be better to the one who's using it.

M4 - The common gun. It has a better model this time around but sounds like an old motor revving especially when you are being fired at with this gun at long range.

FAMAS - This is actually my new favorite gun (m16 in cod4) . The accuracy is second to none in assaults. This gun shines in either Woodland and Red Tiger Camo, simply amazing gun model!

ACR - This is another WTF moment here. This gun doesn't only look good but doesn't have any weird-ass recoil. The gun is really great sounding and very accurate for a full-auto type.

And the UGLY ones (in my opinion)

M16 - Hail to the ugliest gun in the game. Infinity Ward has f*cked up this gun model. The gun looks fugly, very fugly at that. Plus the recoil is horrible. Even the 3 shot burst won't let the third or even second bullet hit the target accurately at long range compared to FAMAS. COD4 had a kick-ass m16 model without the Grenade Launcher Attachment, this one is definitely a waste of a custom class space, go for the FAMAS instead.

FN2000 - Ugly and Big. Sounds like banging a big can. You also have an ugly Mars sight if you really want it.


The game audio is simply superb like any Infinity Ward Game. But there are no ending credits kick-ass audio here. COD4 has better OST *IMHO.

There are also new dialogues in Multiplayer. The best sounding is from the Opfor for the "team deathmatch" voice. Creepy and makes you motivated to do another omnicide run.

Once you hear the double pedal with a distortion guitar achievement sound, it rocks, trust me, I'm in a band for over a decade (lol).


Downsides and Gripes Galore!

Scrounging for Ammo is now a PERK! - triple F*ck you to Infinity Ward for this crap. Why do I need to equip a scavenger perk to get ammo this time around? (a life advice told over and over again, if it ain't broke, don't f*ckin' fix it) . It is better if you can still pick up ammo even without a perk. Also adding the ability to noobs to pick up Grenade Launcher ammo from fallen enemies without even having that ammo in the first place makes it a quadruple FU to IW.

No way to kick a player. 43 0 hacker in a Normal TDM match and you can't do anything, nothing. Oh there is one thing though, quit the game. A modified votekick method can be great (where you can only votekick once in 2-3 games makes it less vulnerable to abuse)

The whole care package concept - Damn, if you want to copy Battlefield 2's supply drop, you better make it at least better. Why do you have to air drop a huge box for a 1/4 kilogram weight of a remote control (Airstikes and Chopper Gunners) . The box also KILLS. Adjust it for crying out loud, you only need the big box for the sentry gun, others may use a smaller box.

No other way to choose a desired map in a joined multiplayer - Another Facepalm moment right here. No need for explanation.

Inaccurate in-game gun stats - M4 and M16 uses the same bullets and statistics show that they have the same damage even over long ranges. The game reports a discrepancy with both, go figure *this crap is the same over COD4.

The whole Riot Shield Concept - This is modern warfare, not modern riot. Soldiers don't use them, the police does. I find it funny when people use them. Shoot them in the foot and they'll die ROFL!

 *Single Player and Coop Matches: Dog Attacks - Better if they can only bite but they always (99%) knock you down and the timing is hard (same as all Call of Duty Games I've played) especially on the favela coop veteran setting.

Things I'd like to be put onto the game

Hardcore with HUD - Lag can simply make your life miserable. Your gun with likely have zero to miniscule damage and you need at least 3-5 bullets to kill someobdy. I'd like to have a hardcore game with HUD for the first time playing Multiplayer Call of Duty in years.

A better m16 skin model - This will probably never happen.

Old Call of Duty 4 Maps- I miss them a lot and they are far better in terms of placement and layout. I feel like I always need to run too much or search like a dumbass to kill somebody; crossfire, killhouse, bog, backlot and other maps doesn't require much sprinting to get a kill.

*** Again, this is all my opinion and experiences may vary from other people's view. This was just my studied game opinions that I played for a month on almost getting to the 2nd prestige before writing this. This is to simply understand the game better rather than blurting out stupid reviews by elite reviewers that doesn't even play that much first before reviewing it.


Comments are welcome as long as you're not hostile enough to piss me off.


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