Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 has a new game mode called Cyber Attack. Here's all we know about it


What Is Cyber Attack in Modern Warfare 2?

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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The Cyber Attack mode is quite similar to Search and Destroy and Sabotage.
The mode allows players to be revived during the match.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (MW2), the sequel to Modern Warfare 2019 and the 19th addition to the Call of Duty (CoD) franchise, was released on 28th October. Modern Warfare 2 brought forth impressive graphics, improved combat mechanisms, new game modes, and new maps for players to enjoy. One such game mode added to Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is the Cyber Attack mode. It was introduced in Call of Duty Modern Warfare and later added to Modern Warfare 2 on 21st December. Cyber Attack is a hybrid of Sabotage mode in earlier Call of Duty games and Search and Destroy.

Here’s all you need to know about Cyber Attack.

Cyber Attack in Modern Warfare 2 explained

Before understanding what Cyber Attack is, let us look closely at Sabotage and Search and Destroy modes. For those of you who have not played the early Call of Duty games, Sabotage is a bomb-based game in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, among others. In Sabotage, the objective is for the teams to destroy a neutral bomb in regulation or Sudden Death, or kill the entire enemy team in Sudden Death. Player respawns are not available in Sudden Death alone. Likewise, the Search and Destroy game mode is one-sided and the goal is for an attacking side to either eliminate the defending team or detonate either one of two bomb sites.

Now, let us see how Cyber Attack works. Two teams of six players spawn on either side of the map, with each spawn having a data center close by, and this location is marked on the players' HUD. The EMP will also spawn in a random location close to the center of the map and will be visible to both teams. When an EMP is picked up, the EMP icon disappears for the enemy players, and the enemy data center location appears for the allies. 

When a player picks up the bomb it will replace their weapon and the player will retain the EMP as their third weapon. The bomb can be held out and used to melee other players. However, if the EMP carrier dies, they drop it.  

When a player is killed, an ally can revive them and during this time, the teammate can still change stance but cannot hold out their weapon or move. A player can be revived as many times as possible.

For a team to win the round in Cyber Attack, they must eliminate all enemy players, or destroy the enemy objective by planting the EMP. However, if neither happens, both teams will receive a point and sometimes, this can result in a draw. Notably, when a bomb is planted on the enemy data center a brief EMP pulse is sent out, briefly disrupting enemy HUD and radar. Players must win five rounds to win. The switching of sides only affects spawn locations and not objectives.

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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.

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