Modern Warfare 2 Field Upgrades – Dead Silence, DDOS, and more

In MW2 Field Upgrades will play a vital role in dominating those multiplayer lobbies. Here's a full list and our recommendations for the best Field Upgrades

Modern Warfare 2 Field Upgrades: A squad of soldiers take cover behind a red and white truck

Modern Warfare 2 Field Upgrades are a key aspect of your loadout for multiplayer modes. From distracting Decoys to stealthy Dead Silence, Field Upgrades are a great way to increase your utility and catch enemies by surprise.

In this guide, we’ll be providing a full list of Modern Warfare 2 Field Upgrades that you can use, along with some recommendations as to which are the most effective on the battlefield. These will charge up over time as you play a match, and a fully charged one can be used at any moment you want it to.

Of course, there are so many other components to your multiplayer loadout, so you should also read up on Modern Warfare 2 killstreaks and perks as well. But now it’s time to get down to business with Field Upgrades.

Modern Warfare 2 Field Upgrades

There are 15 Modern Warfare 2 Field Upgrades available in the game at launch. They are:

  • Deployable Cover
  • Tactical Insertion
  • Trophy System
  • Portable Radar
  • Battle Rage
  • Suppression Mine
  • Loadout Drop
  • Tactical Camera
  • Munitions Box
  • Smoke Airdrop
  • Inflatable Decoy
  • Recon Drone
  • DDOS
  • Anti-Armor Rounds
  • Dead Silence

Modern Warfare 2 best Field Upgrades

We will have to wait for the full game to come out to confidently name the best Field Upgrades in Modern Warfare 2, but here are a few that stand out to us.

Dead Silence is a staple of any CoD game, and this Field Upgrade will be super powerful in MW2 multiplayer, especially in modes like Search and Destroy. It makes your footsteps completely silent, and kills will refresh the timer on it, so aggressive, blood-thirsty players can stay silent for long durations.

For objective based modes and high-level competitive play, Trophy Systems are a vital part of the meta. Place one down near you or on an objective like a Hardpoint hill, and it will detect and destroy incoming equipment like grenades and stuns.

Much like an EMP, the DDOS will disable all enemy electronic equipment for a short period. This will include things like Tactical Cameras, Heartbeat Sensors, and more. This is great for aggressive teams that want to push into fortified rooms.

This new Field Upgrade is going to be very useful in larger-scale multiplayer modes in MW2 like Ground War. For crossing open spaces or pushing behind enemy lines, the Smoke Airdrop should be able to give you the cover you need to make your move safely.

So that’s the lowdown on Modern Warfare 2 Field Upgrades. For more MW2 info, check out our guide to Modern Warfare 2 Raids, the new three-player experience.