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How to shoot underwater in MW2

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Modern Warfare 2 has an often ignored gameplay feature that allows you to fire weapons while submerged in water. Since only a few weapons are functional underwater, players may feel frustrated by their inability to use firearms in this environment. However, it’s a simple process once you understand how it works. Below, we’ll outline the steps for shooting underwater in MW2.

How to shoot your weapon underwater in MW2

To shoot underwater in MW2, players must simply use a pistol.

To shoot your weapon underwater in MW2, equip a pistol as your secondary weapon. Keep in mind that the Overkill perk must be disabled to do so. If you plan on traversing underwater passages on certain maps, it may be beneficial to create a dedicated class specifically for this purpose.

Good maps to shoot underwater in MW2

  • Zarqwa Hydroelectric
  • Pelayo’s Lighthouse

Why can’t you fire your gun under water in MW2?

If you’re unable to use your weapon while submerged in water in MW2, it’s likely because you’re trying to fire a primary weapon. To shoot underwater, switch to a pistol instead.

Because of the restrictions on which weapons can be fired underwater, combat in aquatic environments in MW2 is often more intense. Players must navigate while simultaneously attempting to land several shots to eliminate their opponent.

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