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Modern Warfare 2 New Modes - Prisoner Rescue, Knockout

The COD Next showcase gave us a look at the new modes announced for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 called Knockout and Prisoner Rescue.
Modern Warfare 2 New Modes - Prisoner Rescue, Knockout

With Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 releasing later this year, players have been eager to know more about the new game modes coming to the game, specifically Knockout and Prisoner Rescue. Thankfully, the recent live stream of the COD Next Showcase gave us a much deeper look into these new game modes, and we have all the information you need below. 

So lock and load as we take you through everything you need to know about the new Knockout and Prisoner Escape game mode coming to Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. 

Knockout Mode in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2

Knockout can be considered a combination of regular multiplayer, and the returning mode featured in Modern Warfare 2019 called Gunfight. The combination of these two modes results in a unique gameplay experience that can be had in Knockout mode.

Modern Warfare 2 new modes Prisoner Rescue and Knockout Knockout mode is a 6v6 survival match
Modern Warfare 2's Knockout mode is a blend between Multiplayer and Gunfight. (Picture: Activision)

Below are the official rules for Knockout Mode in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2: 

  • Eliminate the opposing force or hold the package to win. No respawns. Teammates can revive each other.
  • Knockout takes elements from Modern Warfare’s 2v2 Gunfight and the final circle action within Call of Duty: Warzone. It is a very fast, very tactical round-based mode.
  • Two teams fight over a bag of Cash placed in the middle of the map. Running over the bag captures it for the team, with the bag holder’s position appearing on the minimap.
  • You can drop the bag at will or after you’re downed. Hold the bag for 60 seconds, or eliminate the entire enemy team and win the round.
  • This emphasizes team play; the use of Equipment, Field Upgrades, Killstreaks, defensive tactics; and split-second decisions as you try to lock that bag down!

Simply put, Knockout mode will see players in a 6v6 match, where each player only has one life, and you can revive your teammates. The goal is to eliminate the opposing team to end the match as you fight for control over a package, whichever team is holding the package at the end of the match will be declared victorious.

Prisoner Rescue Mode in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2

For the CSGO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) or Rainbow Six Siege players among us, this mode will immediately ring some bells for you as the mode involves two teams, the attackers and the defenders. The attackers are tasked with rescuing hostages and escorting them out of the building they are in, and the Defenders are tasked with protecting them from the insurgents coming for them. 

Modern Warfare 2 new modes Prisoner Rescue and Knockout Prisoner Rescue mode
Modern Warfare 2's Prisoner Rescue mode has you either rescuing hostages or defending them from the opposing team. (Picture: Activision)

Below are the official rules for Knockout Mode in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2: 

  • Leave no man behind. Locate the hostages and get them out alive or defend them at all costs. No respawns. Team revives are enabled.
  • What happens when you take Search & Destroy and crank up the stakes? Each team has a prisoner to protect, held close to their spawn area.
  • The hostages are impervious to enemy weaponry, but they’re immobile. Find the enemy hostage and carry them back to your extraction point.
  • The Operator holding the prisoner is slowed, uses a sidearm, and can’t perform certain actions (like going prone or climbing).
  • Points are awarded for every prisoner prevented from being extracted (Defenders) or for every prisoner extracted or held at the end of the round (Attackers), or if the defenders are neutralized.
  • Ensure you have enough teammates to defend your prisoner while pushing forward to secure the opposition’s hostage. This can lead to a variety of sieging opportunities and outcomes

This mode will also emphasize breaching and clearing doors, breaking through walls, and tactically moving through rooms to search for prisoners or defend them. The emphasis on the new gear and tools that players will have access to is also what brings a breath of fresh air into the mode. And from what we've seen in the COD Next Livestream event we're definitely excited to jump into the action of these new brand new modes. 

Modern Warfare 2 new modes Prisoner Rescue and Knockout try out in upcoming open beta
Modern Warfare 2's upcoming open beta will give players a sneak peak into the new multiplayer mode, so be ready for it. (Picture: Activision)

Thankfully players won't need to wait too long for their first look at the game. The Modern Warfare 2 open beta Will be launching shortly and give you the chance to try these new modes out well before the games full release.

For more on the game, head to our section dedicated to the latest Call of Duty guides, news, tips and more. 


Featured image courtesy of Activision.

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