Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

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  • Cheat Codes

    Enable the console at the options menu. Then, press ~ to display the console window. Type seta thereisacow "1337" and press [Enter]. Then while playing the game, press ~ to display the console window, and type one of the following codes and press [Enter] to activate the corresponding cheat function. Note: Open the cfg file with a text editor and change the "seta monkeytoy" value from "1" to "0" if needed.

    Result Cheat Code
    God modegod
    God mode but screen still shakesdemigod
    No clipping modenoclip
    Flight modeufo
    All weaponsgive all
    Full ammunitiongive ammo
    Add laser sight to all weaponscg_LaserForceOn 1
    Enemies ignore younotarget
    Change mapsmap or spdevmap [name]
    Spawn indicated itemgive [item name]
    Set gravity; default is "39"jump_height [number]
    Set speed; default is "1.00"timescale [number]
    Remove gun graphicscg_drawGun
    Zoom with any gun cg_fov
    Better vision r_fullbright

  • Map names

    Use one of the following values with the "map or spdevmap [name]" code:

      killhouse
      cargoship
      coup (intermission sequence)
      blackout
      bog_a
      hunted
      ac130
      bog_b
      airlift
      aftermath (intermission sequence)
      village_assault
      scoutsniper
      village_defend
      ambush
      icbm
      launchfacility_b
      jeepride

  • Completion bonuses

    Successfully complete the game on any difficulty to unlock the cheat menu and Arcade mode. The cheat menu can be found at the options menu while playing the game.

  • Cheat options

    Note: This procedure involves editing a game file; create a backup copy of the file before proceeding. Use a text editor to edit the "config.cfg" file in the "\players\profiles\[profile name]\" directory in the game folder. Change the value of the "seta cheat_points" line. That value is the number of enemy Intel Pieces that have been found. Set it to "30" to unlock all cheat options.

    Alternately, collect the indicated number of Intel pieces (enemy laptop computers) hidden throughout the game to unlock the corresponding cheat option:

      COD Noir: 2 Intel pieces. Turns graphics black and white.

      Photo-Negative: 4 Intel pieces. Inverts the colors.

      Super Contrast: 6 Intel pieces. Increases the contrast.

      Ragtime Warfare: 8 Intel pieces. Silent Movie mode; graphics are black and white, dust and scratches fill the screen, game plays at two times the speed, and the music becomes piano music.

      Cluster Bombs: 10 Intel pieces. Frag grenades are more powerful.

      A Bad Year: 15 Intel pieces. Enemies explode into tires when shot.

      Slow-Mo Ability: 20 Intel pieces. Slow motion game play.

      Infinite Ammo: 30 Intel pieces.

  • Mile High Club mission

    Successfully complete Story mode on any difficulty, and watch the entire credits to unlock the Mile High Club mission.

  • Prestige mode

    Reach level 55 to unlock Prestige mode. This is a multiplayer only mode that starts you back at level 1. You can repeat this ten more times.

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  • Golden weapons

    Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding golden weapon camouflage. Note: The golden version of the weapons does not boost any attributes and is just purely cosmetic.

      Golden Ak-47: Successfully complete all Assault Rifle challenges.
      Golden Desert Eagle: Reach level 55.
      Golden Dragonuv: Successfully complete all Sniper challenges.
      Golden M1014: Successfully complete all Shotgun challenges.
      Golden M60: Successfully complete all LMG challenges.
      Golden Mini-Uzi: Successfully complete all SMG challenges.

  • Rank bonuses

    Reach the indicated rank in Multiplayer mode to unlock the corresponding bonus:

    Private

      Level 1: All starting equipment
      Level 2: Demolitions Class Weapon Class
      Level 3: Sniper Class Weapon Class

    Lance Corporal

      Level 4: Create a Class
      Level 5: Gun Challenges
      Level 6: New playlists

    Corporal

      Level 7: M21 Sniper Rifle
      Level 8: Last Stand Perk Class 3
      Level 9: Boot Camp Challenges 1

    Sergeant

      Level 10: M4 Carbine Assault Rifle
      Level 11: UAV Jammer Perk Class 2
      Level 12: Clan Tag

    Staff Sergeant

      Level 13: Mini Uzi Submachine Gun
      Level 14: Bomb Squad Perk Class 1
      Level 15: Boot Camp Challenges 2

    Gunnery Sergeant

      Level 16: M1911 Pistol
      Level 17: Martyrdom Perk Class 2
      Level 18: Boot Camp Challenges 3

    Master Sergeant

      Level 19: M60E4 Light Machine Gun
      Level 20: Sleight of Hand Perk Class 2
      Level 21: Operations Challenges

    Master Gunnery Sergeant

      Level 22: Dragunov Sniper Rifle
      Level 23: Claymore Perk Class 1
      Level 24: Operations Challenges 2

    2nd Lieutenant

      Level 25: G3 Assault Rifle
      Level 26: Iron Lungs Perk Class 3
      Level 27: Operations Challenges 3

    1st Lieutenant

      Level 28: AK-74U Submachine Gun
      Level 29: Double Tab Perk Class 2
      Level 30: Killer Challenges

    Captain

      Level 31: M1014 Shotgun
      Level 32: Bandolier Perk Class 1
      Level 33: Killer Challenges 2

    Major

      Level 34: R700 Sniper Rifle
      Level 35: Eavesdrop Perk Class 3
      Level 36: Killer Challenges 3

    Lieutenant Colonel

      Level 37: G36C Assault Rifle
      Level 38: Overkill Perk Class 2
      Level 39: Killer Challenges 4

    Colonel

      Level 40: P90 Submachine Gun
      Level 41: Frag x3 Perk Class 1
      Level 42: Humiliation Challenges

    Brigadier General

      Level 43: Desert Eagle Pistol
      Level 44: Dead Silence Perk Class 3
      Level 45: Humiliation Challenges 2

    Major General

      Level 46: M14 Assault Rifle
      Level 47: Humiliation Challenges 3
      Level 48: Humiliation Challenges 4

    Lieutenant General

      Level 49: Barret Sniper Rifle
      Level 50: Humiliation Challenges 5
      Level 51: Elite Challenges

    Commander

      Level 52: MP44 Assault Rifle
      Level 53: Elite Challenges 2
      Level 54: Elite Challenges 3
      Level 55: Commander Prestige Mode and Golden Desert Eagle

  • Intel locations

    The Intel pieces can be found in the following missions. There are a total of thirty Intel pieces.

      Mission 2: 2 Intel pieces
      Mission 4: 2 Intel pieces
      Mission 5: 3 Intel pieces
      Mission 6: 2 Intel pieces
      Mission 7: 2 Intel pieces
      Mission 9: 3 Intel pieces
      Mission 10: 2 Intel pieces
      Mission 12: 2 Intel pieces
      Mission 13: 3 Intel pieces
      Mission 14: 2 Intel pieces
      Mission 16: 2 Intel pieces
      Mission 17: 1 Intel pieces
      Mission 18: 2 Intel pieces
      Mission 19: 2 Intel pieces

    Prologue

    Act 1

    Act 2

    Act 3

  • Easy experience

    To level up faster than usual, try to use the same gun until all the marksman and elite challenges are completed. They provide huge boosts and will quickly level you up to get new guns. However, do not use those guns yet; just keep on the challenge until it has completed. The third phase of the challenge usually ends with 1,000 experience points, which usually increases you a rank in itself. Also, do not forget about the strange challenges like jumping 15 feet and surviving or falling 30 feet to your death. To complete the fall 30 feet to your death challenge if not previously unlocked, play the "Countdown" map, and jump into one of the open missile silos. You will get instant experience points for simply dying. Also, remember to go prone and crouch to get those challenges as well.

    To level up, gain points, and complete challenges easily, find a TDM game on the "Shipment" map, preferably with a lot of people. Make sure you have the Steady Aim/Martyrdom/Stopping Power Perks enabled, and choose a gun you want to level up. Shipment is a very small close shoulder-to-shoulder map. Just run around holding down the trigger, taking down as many people as possible. This is very fast paced, and you should get points very quickly.

    Play games such as Sabotage and Ground War to get lots of experience points because both games offer many kills. Sabotage has a long clock, giving you the opportunity to get many kills or challenges. Also, look for Sabotage on the "Wetworks" map. That map takes a lot of time up.

  • Better accuracy

    Once you get the Red Dot Scope add-on to your weapons, use it over the ACOG scope. The red dot will not enhance or take away anything and provides a better aim point on most weapons. The ACOG scope will actually add more range to your weapon, but take away accuracy which accomplishes almost nothing, especially for snipers because it takes away range and adds nothing.

  • Better sniping

    If a target is moving, make sure to lead it. If you are not making shots, try to lead your target more. Also, if you are a skilled sniper, try using the M40A3 over the M21. It has a slower reload time and rate of fire, but it has enough damage to kill a target in one shot instead of two or three. It also allows you to be less noticeable with less rounds being fired so someone else cannot follow the tracer shot back to you. A good setup for the sniper is the Claymore Perk to alert you when an enemy is trying to close in on your rear, and either the Sleight Of Hand or Stopping Power, then Iron Lungs to give you more time to line up your shots.

  • "No Fighting In The War Room" mission checkpoints

    Reach the listed location in the "No Fighting In The War Room" mission with at least the indicated amount of time left to get a checkpoint:

      Checkpoint 1: The corner after the dining area/kitchen with 8 minutes 15 seconds
      Checkpoint 2: Half way down the stairs with 7 minutes 45 seconds
      Checkpoint 3: After the large area of creates and before the small corridor with 6 minutes 15 seconds
      Checkpoint 4: Before the slow opening door with 3 minutes 30 seconds
      Checkpoint 5: Just before you blow up the wall to the war room with 1 minute 15 seconds

  • Extra ammunition for R700 sniper in Multiplayer mode

    At level 38 in Multiplayer mode, you get the Overkill Perk Class 2 (located in the Perk 2 or Red Perks). This allows you to carry two primary weapons rather than a pistol. Some of the guns in online play can share ammunition. If you are a skilled sniper and prefer the bolt action to a semi-auto sniper, you can share ammo between the R700 (unlocked at level 34) and the G3 assault rifle (unlocked at level 25). Instead of having 40 rounds, you will have 152 rounds for the sniper, effectively giving you an endless supply of ammo for the R700. If you are a G3 user, you will gain an extra 40 rounds (two clips). This works both ways; since you share ammunition, you might not want to use too much ammo with the G3. Also, there are more combinations than just this one; experiment with different guns to see which ones can share ammo.

    When you reach level 46, you will get the M14 Assault Rifle. In the class that you want to have the extra ammunition, you will need the M14 Assault Rifle and M21 Sniper Rifle as weapons. To use those two weapons, you must have Overkill (obtained at level 38) and your second Perk on Overkill. For the other two Perks, you can have whatever desired.

  • Good sniping location in Crossfire map in Multiplayer mode

    This spot can only be reached when you are playing the old school free-for-all section. Go to the building at the very end of the map on the opposite side of the bus. You can get to the very top of the building that is around the corner. First, get to the second story where the chair is found. Get on the top of the chair facing the wall, and jump. You may have to run and jump, but eventually you will catch an edge. You can then work your way up to a great sniping position.

  • Dog attack in "All Ghillied Up" mission

    In the "All Ghillied Up" mission, you will come across a wild dog eating a dead soldier's remains. You will be told to leave it alone, but if you want a very difficult challenge in the game, shoot it. You will be attacked by a large pack of angry dogs.

  • Cheat Codes (demo version)

    Enable the console at the options menu. Then, press ~ to display the console window. Type seta thereisacow "1337" and press [Enter]. Then, type spdevmap bog_a and press [Enter] to start the demo in cheat mode. While playing the game, press ~ to display the console window again, then type one of the following codes and press [Enter] to activate the corresponding cheat function:

    Result Cheat Code
    God mode god
    All weapons give all
    Full ammunitiongive ammo
    No clipping mode noclip
    Enemies ignore younotarget
    Set gravity; default is "39"jump_height [number]
    Set speed; default is "1.00"timescale [number]


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