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MW2 Longshot Distances & How To Get Longshot kills

This guide will walk you through the long shot distance requirements as well as how to best get long shots in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2.
MW2 Longshot Distances & How To Get Longshot kills

As you progress through the ranks in Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2, you will eventually need to secure long-shot kills to grind your camos. This task can be quite challenging if you are unsure about the best approach. But don't worry, as this guide has got you covered.

We will explain the required long shot distances for every weapon in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2, helping you rack up those distance kills without any hassle. So, let's dive right in and start achieving those long-shot milestones.

Modern Warfare 2 Longshot Distances

To achieve longshot kills in the game, you need to be at a considerable distance from your enemy. Unfortunately, the game doesn't provide an exact indication of how far you are, but you will receive an on-screen notification if a kill qualifies as a long shot.

MW2 Long shot Distance Requirements Weapon's below
Below are the distance requirements to get a long shot with every weapon type in the game. (Picture: Activision)

Here are the distances you need to maintain from your target for each weapon category to count as a longshot kill:

  • Sniper Rifles: 50 meters
  • Battle Rifles: 38 meters
  • Marksman Rifles: 38 meters
  • Assault Rifles: 38 meters
  • Light Machine Guns: 38 meters
  • Submachine Guns: 30 meters
  • Pistols: 20 meters
  • Shotguns: 12.5 meters

Keep in mind that weapons not designed for long-range combat require a shorter distance to achieve a longshot kill in MW2. Additionally, the Battle Rifle, Marksman Rifle, Assault Rifle, and Light Machine Gun classes all share the same required distance, so you may need to be resourceful with your load-outs to ensure accurate shots.

How To Get Longshot Kills in MW2

Now, if you're aiming to achieve Longshot kills in MW2, there are effective strategies you can employ.

MW2 Long shot Distance Requirements Some tips below
There are a few tips to keep in mind for getting easy long-shot kills in the game as mentioned below. (Picture: Activision)

The optimal approach for securing Longshot kills varies depending on the weapon class you're using. If you're utilizing Shotguns or Pistols, maps with close-quarters combat like Shipment and Shoot House are ideal choices.

For SMGs, Assault Rifles, Battle Rifles, LMGs, and Marksman Rifles, almost any 6v6 map will suffice for Longshot kills. However, MW2's Tier 1 playlists can be highly advantageous for this purpose. In Tier 1, Operators have lower health, making it easier to eliminate distant enemies.

In our perspective, Domination mode is the most suitable for farming longshots because of the static points enemies must defend. When it comes to specific map choices in Modern Warfare 2, here are the optimal spots to achieve longshots:

  • Al Bagra Fortress - Courtyard near the large door overlooking C flag. Mount the weapon and aim at the door.
  • Breenbergh Hotel - Past Rooftop, overlook Bar. Mount weapon on the railway, aim towards C objective.
  • Crown Raceway - Pit Entry section, face B flag for a clear view of the road.
  • El Asilo - Guest House overlooking Soccer Field. Keep an eye on the roof, door, and arch.
  • Embassy - East side in G and H columns, aim towards the tennis court.
  • Farm 18 - North Street overlooking Flag A. Watch the left side near popular spawn.
  • Mercado Las Almas - Red Tarps, aim down main lane from C flag.
  • Santa Sena Border Crossing - Utilize Covered Walkways on both sides.
  • Taraq - Barber Shop overlooking Flag A. Monitor map and eastern side.
  • Zarqwa Hydroelectric - B flag, aim towards A flag for open area.

When it comes to Sniper Rifles, focusing on Ground War maps is highly recommended. These maps are significantly larger, providing ample opportunities to eliminate opponents from distances of 50 meters or more, unlike the 6v6 maps.

MW2 Long shot Distance Requirements Ranged or close weapons
For longer-range requirements, we ideally recommend the XTEN Angel-40 Optic. (Picture: Activision)

To increase your chances of success with long-range kills, consider equipping attachments that enhance attributes like Accuracy, Range, and Control on your weapons. The XTEN Angel-40 Optic is particularly useful as it displays the distance to your target, ensuring you know when you're far enough for the kill to count as a Longshot. 

On the other hand, remember to take advantage of weapon mounting when you're in a secure position on the map. It enables you to engage distant opponents with ease.

That concludes our comprehensive guide on long-shot requirements and strategies in Modern Warfare 2. If there are any additional tips or updates on this topic, we'll make sure to include them in our list. Be sure to bookmark this page for future reference.

For more Call of Duty news, be sure to check out our dedicated section or some of our MW2 Guides & Tutorials below:

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Best Modern Warfare 2 Loadouts -  Best Weapon Tier List | M4 Loadout PDSW 528 Loadout | TAQ-V Loadout | M4 Loadout | Fennec 45 | No Recoil M4 Loadout | SA-B 50 Loadout | Kastov-74U Loadout