The Modern Warfare 2 Challenge: Get the KDR over 1!

 

       I have never really been that great at online shooters. I’m not a terrible player, but I’ve never really been one to be at the top of the scoreboard. Well nothing like a good year of college to change that! About a month and a half ago I started playing Modern Warfare 2 on my friend/roommates 360 (I don’t own a 360, the last system I bought was a PS2 and I have a decent PC. My friend has a Wii and a 360 so I just play his games). I did okay for just starting out, going about 10 kills to 14 deaths every game on average. So I played a few games, then my friend asked me to check what his KDR was. He had it at about 1.2 at around level 30 (he doesn’t play too much). To our horror the KDR was down to .85, roughly 560 more deaths than kills. It turns out that our friend who lives down the hall had been playing on the account for quite a while and he is really bad at the game. I of course was only slowly making the ratio worse so I decided I was going to stop playing, until my friend gave me a challenge. I had to play enough to get better and then get the KDR back over 1. I couldn’t play any other games until I had accomplished that goal. I accepted, and after countless hours of Modern Warfare 2 I am proud to say the goal is complete!

            It was rough in the beginning. I started out using the M4A1 with the Spas-12 shotgun. I used frag grenade and flash bangs and my perks were slight of hands, hardline, and commando. My killstreak was UAV, Care package, and Predator Missile. At the time of starting this challenge the character level was 39. I struggled a lot with this set up. I averaged having 2-4 more deaths than kills every game. My best games were 2-4 kills more than deaths. Hardline helped a lot for getting a care package and predator missile quicker.

            As I started to get better at the game I began switching things up to see what I liked best. I played with the AUG for quite a while, but than finally settled on the Scar-H with the Spas-12. I used slight of hands, and commando perks still, but I switched hardline out for stopping power. I found out that the Scar with stopping power is a very beastly combination and I quickly began racking up more and more kills.

            Slowly but surely I got the KDR up. For some reason I did really well when I equipped the Scar with the ACOG sight so I continued to use it. I also switched from frag grenades to semtex because I find them much easier to kill people with. For my death streak I choose final stand, but thankfully I did not have to use that too often. Once I got decent at the game it only took me two nights of playing to get 250 more kills than deaths. I entered the last game with 6 kills to go. I started the game out with six straight kills and immediately exited out in victory. It took me roughly 2 and a half days (60 hours) worth of playing time to be victorious. My friend was pretty pumped that I fixed his KDR for him and our friend down the hall is no longer allowed to play the game ha ha.

Now I am level 64 first prestige with a KDR of 1.04, roughly 400 more kills than deaths. I know that’s not very impressive at all, but it is for me personally. I use the Scar-H with the ACOG sight and the Spas-12 with semtex grenade and flash bangs. Even though I love fast reloading I switched slight of hands for scavenger since the Scar tears through ammo like crazy. I still use stopping power and commando. My killstreak is now predator missile, harrier airstrike, and chopper gunner. After playing the game for a total of about 4 days played time now, here are my personal favorites, dislikes, and greatest moments.

Favorite Gun: Scar-H

Favorite attachment: ACOG site

Favorite Killstreak: Chopper Gunner

Favorite Perk: Stopping Power

Favorite Map: Estate

Other Maps I Like: Sub Base, Scrapyard,

Favorite Game Mode (besides Team Deathmatch and Free-for-all): Domination

Most Annoying Weapon: The Noob Tube of course

Least Favorite Killstreak: Care Package- It helped me out when I first started playing, but I really don’t like how someone who gets four kills in a row can get a chopper gunner or AC130

Least Favorite Map: Underpass

Other Maps I don’t Like: Invasion, Afghan, Wasteland

The most annoying thing people complain about in game chat: Campers

My Best Moments

My Best Game: 30 Kills 1 Death

My Most Kills in a Game: 38 Kills (9 deaths)

The highest Killstreak I have gotten: 19 (I used a care package in my 30 kill 1 death game)

The highest Killstreak Reward I have gotten (not including care package rewards): Chopper Gunner

Cool Moments: 1. Omnicide: Killing the whole team in 10 seconds 2. The Grim Reaper: Killing five people with a Predator Missile

My Current title: Omnicide (killing the entire enemy team in 10 seconds)

My Current Emblem: Pave Low (call in 25 pave lows)

Thanks for ! Questions? Comments?

 

 

32 Comments
32 Comments
Posted by CJduke

 

       I have never really been that great at online shooters. I’m not a terrible player, but I’ve never really been one to be at the top of the scoreboard. Well nothing like a good year of college to change that! About a month and a half ago I started playing Modern Warfare 2 on my friend/roommates 360 (I don’t own a 360, the last system I bought was a PS2 and I have a decent PC. My friend has a Wii and a 360 so I just play his games). I did okay for just starting out, going about 10 kills to 14 deaths every game on average. So I played a few games, then my friend asked me to check what his KDR was. He had it at about 1.2 at around level 30 (he doesn’t play too much). To our horror the KDR was down to .85, roughly 560 more deaths than kills. It turns out that our friend who lives down the hall had been playing on the account for quite a while and he is really bad at the game. I of course was only slowly making the ratio worse so I decided I was going to stop playing, until my friend gave me a challenge. I had to play enough to get better and then get the KDR back over 1. I couldn’t play any other games until I had accomplished that goal. I accepted, and after countless hours of Modern Warfare 2 I am proud to say the goal is complete!

            It was rough in the beginning. I started out using the M4A1 with the Spas-12 shotgun. I used frag grenade and flash bangs and my perks were slight of hands, hardline, and commando. My killstreak was UAV, Care package, and Predator Missile. At the time of starting this challenge the character level was 39. I struggled a lot with this set up. I averaged having 2-4 more deaths than kills every game. My best games were 2-4 kills more than deaths. Hardline helped a lot for getting a care package and predator missile quicker.

            As I started to get better at the game I began switching things up to see what I liked best. I played with the AUG for quite a while, but than finally settled on the Scar-H with the Spas-12. I used slight of hands, and commando perks still, but I switched hardline out for stopping power. I found out that the Scar with stopping power is a very beastly combination and I quickly began racking up more and more kills.

            Slowly but surely I got the KDR up. For some reason I did really well when I equipped the Scar with the ACOG sight so I continued to use it. I also switched from frag grenades to semtex because I find them much easier to kill people with. For my death streak I choose final stand, but thankfully I did not have to use that too often. Once I got decent at the game it only took me two nights of playing to get 250 more kills than deaths. I entered the last game with 6 kills to go. I started the game out with six straight kills and immediately exited out in victory. It took me roughly 2 and a half days (60 hours) worth of playing time to be victorious. My friend was pretty pumped that I fixed his KDR for him and our friend down the hall is no longer allowed to play the game ha ha.

Now I am level 64 first prestige with a KDR of 1.04, roughly 400 more kills than deaths. I know that’s not very impressive at all, but it is for me personally. I use the Scar-H with the ACOG sight and the Spas-12 with semtex grenade and flash bangs. Even though I love fast reloading I switched slight of hands for scavenger since the Scar tears through ammo like crazy. I still use stopping power and commando. My killstreak is now predator missile, harrier airstrike, and chopper gunner. After playing the game for a total of about 4 days played time now, here are my personal favorites, dislikes, and greatest moments.

Favorite Gun: Scar-H

Favorite attachment: ACOG site

Favorite Killstreak: Chopper Gunner

Favorite Perk: Stopping Power

Favorite Map: Estate

Other Maps I Like: Sub Base, Scrapyard,

Favorite Game Mode (besides Team Deathmatch and Free-for-all): Domination

Most Annoying Weapon: The Noob Tube of course

Least Favorite Killstreak: Care Package- It helped me out when I first started playing, but I really don’t like how someone who gets four kills in a row can get a chopper gunner or AC130

Least Favorite Map: Underpass

Other Maps I don’t Like: Invasion, Afghan, Wasteland

The most annoying thing people complain about in game chat: Campers

My Best Moments

My Best Game: 30 Kills 1 Death

My Most Kills in a Game: 38 Kills (9 deaths)

The highest Killstreak I have gotten: 19 (I used a care package in my 30 kill 1 death game)

The highest Killstreak Reward I have gotten (not including care package rewards): Chopper Gunner

Cool Moments: 1. Omnicide: Killing the whole team in 10 seconds 2. The Grim Reaper: Killing five people with a Predator Missile

My Current title: Omnicide (killing the entire enemy team in 10 seconds)

My Current Emblem: Pave Low (call in 25 pave lows)

Thanks for ! Questions? Comments?

 

 

Edited by MooseyMcMan

Where have I read this before...;) 
 
Good to see you on GiantBomb too! 
 
Also, Mass Effect is definitely better than KoTOR.

Posted by Ryax
@MooseyMcMan said:
" Where have I read this before...;)  Good to see you on GiantBomb too!  Also, Mass Effect is definitely better than KoTOR. "
uuuum, fuck no?
Edited by MooseyMcMan

Ryax 
 
uuum, frak yes! And I win because I just referenced BSG.

Posted by CJduke
@MooseyMcMan: 
 
Definitely not!
Posted by MooseyMcMan

@CJduke: 
 
Definitely yes!!!

Posted by MooseyMcMan

Also, I'd like to say that we definitely overdid it yesterday with the quest hunting. And then I overdid it again this morning, getting myself up to level 13 (which is low compared to other people, but still not bad). 

Posted by HistoryInRust
@CJduke: The Care Package killstreak gives you the best chance to quickly increase your K/D Ratio. A stray Harrier or Pavelow can net you seven or eight kills in the right position. 
Posted by nail1080

Congrats on learning how to camp out and use your killstreaks!

Posted by Cramsy

@nail1080 Oh please
 
Good job man I too know the perilous journey to get (and keep) that KD over 1.00 (sitting on a nice 1.29 at the moment)

Posted by Sil3n7

uhh...so? My k/d r fluctuates between 1.5-1.6.

Posted by MrSnow

And the points you make by completing objectives and shooting down air support counts towards your KDR
Posted by ILostOnJeprody

Bravo! 
When I assigned this task, I feared that it would ultimately rest among the many goals we have left unaccomplished. Instead, through hard work, dedication, and the determined application of skill, you have made our dream a reality!

Posted by JLMRACING91

Predator/Harrier/Chopper gunner
silenced FAL with thermal   is an excellent tactic to improve KD 
 
Cold blooded to avoid others kill streaks :)
 
40,000 kills
1.36 KD ratio

Posted by Hilikus
@CJduke said:
"  

Favorite Map: Estate

"

 
Is this a mistype? 
Posted by JLMRACING91

 

Favorite Gun: Scar-H

Favorite attachment: ACOG site

Favorite Killstreak: Chopper Gunner

Favorite Perk: Cold Blooded

Favorite Map: Derail

Other Maps I Like: Sub Base, Scrapyard,

Favorite Game Mode (besides Team Deathmatch and Free-for-all): HC HeadQuarters

Most Annoying Weapon: The Noob Tube 

Least Favorite Killstreak: UAV

Least Favorite Map: Terminal

Other Maps I don’t Like: Invasion, Wasteland

The most annoying thing  about in game chat: Kids dropping the N word as if they even know what it refers to

My Best Moments

My Best Game: 108-21

My Most Kills in a Game: 108

The highest Killstreak I have gotten: 45 without a nuke on rust

The highest Killstreak Reward I have gotten (not including care package rewards) Nuke- 16 times

Cool Moments:  Collateral Damage on 3 players with one bullet

My Current title:  Scar with the skulls

My Current Emblem: throwing knife emblem ( seriously fun task to do )

Posted by Ben99
did he just say Estate ??? it's the fucking worst map of all time . How can a team get a better chance when they are fighting an uphill battle? 
Posted by CJduke
@Ben99:  I enjoy coming in through the back of house and killing everyone inside
Posted by Ben99
@CJduke said:
" @Ben99:  I enjoy coming in through the back of house and killing everyone inside "
i used  to do that with marathon pro and and a a silenced SMG and I always find 2 or three just sitting there chillin' .
 Have you tired ACR with the scope it has a deadly accuracy I could chop off heads from miles with stopping power pro since it doesn't do great damage especially from close range when you're facing off a sub machine gun or a shotgun . If someone caught you in a close range with that weapon, beg for mercy !
Edited by TwoOneFive

my most kills in a game was the other day when i got about 90, with around 30 deaths. i also completed several 10,000 point challenges and upraged my p90 several times because of so many kills.  my final score, bonus included and challenges included was about 50,000 points. i took a picture. this is the second time i accumulated this insane amount of points, last time was around 40,000. i dunno, i think its ridiculous to get that many.  
 
my first time playing the new maps i got close to 40, came in first place overall too.  
 
cod series has zero to do with mastering maps and shit. its about being able to quickly navigate, deduce possibilities, predict, react, and execute. you just have to have mastered the controls. everything else becomes instinct. 

Posted by CJduke
@TwoOneFive: Nice thats an insane amount of kills!
Posted by iam3green

nice, once i first started playing in November i was at .59, now i'm at .69. i'm just alright playing the game.

Posted by Slaneesh

Nice post. As you become better you might even start to use the TAR and get your kd even higher.

Posted by DTKT

I went 70-6 once. It was on Domination and I called 3 AC-130. Quite funny~!

Posted by PillClinton

i hate mw2, but i got a 1.41 in cod4

Posted by TwoOneFive
@CJduke said:
" @TwoOneFive: Nice thats an insane amount of kills! "
yeah it was awesome.  
all i did was use the p90 with fmj and i believe i used cold blooded and the map was....shiiit i forget the name, it looks ilke an old airplane junkyard. its a small map too. but yeah, nearly 50,000 points that round i even took a cell pic of the score card. 
Posted by HandsomeDead

On my first playthrough, I got my K/D up to 1.92 and then when I reached level 55 and just wanted to Prestige, I started playing Domination and my ratio went down to 1.83 so it's lucky that now I just play conversationally otherwise I'd be pissed.

Posted by Bennyishere

K/D was the reason I played Modern Warfare 2 as much as I did. At the beginning I had 1.3 K/D and went up to 1.4 to compete with my buddy who was there as well. Now my K/D is 2.06. Learn the maps and play Ground War. Ground War Domination is excellent because you know where people are spawning and multikills are easy. There are always certain spots on the maps where people come running through or sit down and camp. If you learn these spots and run through the map expecting people to be there, you will get a lot of kills. Using the 5-7-11 set-up on Ground War is very effective, since getting a double kill with the Predator Missile is easy.

Posted by ZoRzEr

Nice story buddy. Glad to see you enjoying the game.  

Posted by lead_farmer

You should care package, precision strike, then harrier strike.  I always like the uncertainty of the care package, and sending two airstrikes in a row on the other team is fun. 
@CJduke
said:

" @Ben99:  I enjoy coming in through the back of house and killing everyone inside "
You gotta go in there after you throw in a smoke and just run through guns blazing.   Yeah, my K/D is something like 1.4 and this is why.
Posted by jmrwacko

This thread is like reading about a special olympics champion. Heartwarming and uplifting, but at the same time, sort of pathetic.

Posted by jmrwacko
@lead_farmer said:
" You should care package, precision strike, then harrier strike.  I always like the uncertainty of the care package, and sending two airstrikes in a row on the other team is fun. 
@CJduke
said:
" @Ben99:  I enjoy coming in through the back of house and killing everyone inside "
You gotta go in there after you throw in a smoke and just run through guns blazing.   Yeah, my K/D is something like 1.4 and this is why. "
Kills from care package don't count towards your kill streak.