Best Field Upgrade & how to unlock in MW2

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Field Upgrades in Modern Warfare 2 are tools you can equip on the battlefield to gain the upper hand in combat. These can include various items like surveillance drones, anti-ordnance systems, or deployable covers. With multiple Field Upgrades, players must pick one that compliments their Custom Loadout the most. However, a few upgrades work practically well in any loadout. The following are the best Field Upgrades in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

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How to unlock all Field Upgrades in Modern Warfare 2

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There are multiple Field Upgrades that players can equip from their Custom Loadout. Field upgrades are unlocked by progressing the game and leveling up. They charge up over time, and you can activate the upgrade once fully charged. At level 45, players can choose to use two Field Upgrades at the cost of a slower charge-up rate for each. The following are all the Field Upgrades and how to unlock them in Modern Warfare 2.

Field UpgradeUnlock Requirement
Deployable CoverDefault Unlock
Tactical InsertionReach Level 43
Trophy SystemReach Level eight
Dead SilenceReach Level 51
Portable RadarReach Level five
Battle RageReach Level 24
Suppression MineDefault Unlock
Loadout DropReach Level 45
Tactical CameraReach Level 12
Munitions BoxReach Level 16
Smoke AirdropReach Level 30
Inflatable DecoyReach Level 49
Recon DroneDefault Unlock
DDOSReach Level 38
Anti-Armor RoundsReach Level 20

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Best Field Upgrades to use in Modern Warfare 2

Each Field Upgrade in Modern Warfare 2 can be beneficial in various situations. However, some upgrades inevitably trump others regarding how often you can profit from your Field Upgrade abilities in battle. The following are the five best Field Upgrades that can be effective in any Loadout in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

  • Dead Silence - Unlike in previous titles, Dead Silence has been altered from a Perk to a Field Upgrade in Modern Warfare 2. Even so, the advantage of having your movement sound nullified in a competitive FPS is next to none. With Dead Silence activated, your footsteps temporarily become silent. Additionally, getting kills with weapons, throwables, and melees will refresh the duration of the upgrade.
  • Trophy System - The Trophy System is an autonomous defense system that intercepts incoming ordnance and projectiles from enemies. It can destroy up to three incoming explosives and is the perfect Field Upgrade to deploy if the enemies keep throwing hot potatoes at you and your allies. It can also be chucked onto a vehicle to protect it from rockets and other projectiles.
  • Portable Radar - The Portable Radar, as the name suggests, is a deployable radar that marks enemies' locations on the mini-map, within a certain radius. This is a great Field Upgrade to use in small maps—or simply to track down those well-hidden campers. It also synergizes well with the Bird's Eye perk.
  • Munitions Box - If the limited ammo you spawn with each round falls short for your trigger-happy hands, you'll want to use the Munitions Box. Deploy this Field Upgrade in the battle to instantly re-stock ammo and tactical equipment for you and your allies. This upgrade is perfect if you wish to survive for a long time and hit those Killstreaks without swapping guns with a fallen enemy or ally.
  • Smoke Airdrop - Imagine throwing a smoke bomb, but with pinpoint accuracy and a longer smoke duration and radius—that's how the Smoke Airdrop operates. With this Field Upgrade activated, you call a drone to launch a wall of smoke over any area of the map you choose. This upgrade can be tactically used to confuse enemies or block their vision in open areas of the maps.

Looking to learn all there is to know about Tactical Equipments? Check out Modern Warfare 2 – All tactical equipment items, explained, right here on Pro Game Guides.

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