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How to Execute in Modern Warfare

How to execute in Modern Warfare is a useful move to use on unsuspecting enemies.
How to execute in Modern Warfare is a useful move to use on unsuspecting enemies. | Photo courtesy of Infinity Ward

How to execute in Modern Warfare is a useful move to use on unsuspecting enemies, even in multiplayer. Here's how to use the execution move in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

How to Execute in Modern Warfare

Executions are instant-kill melee attacks, and you can do this when you get behind an enemy. Instead of just pressing the melee attack button, you have to hold it down. Successfully executing this will give you Finish Move points as well.

YouTube user Nemsk has footage of all of the unique takedowns from Season 1.

There are even special animations and moves to take out Downed enemies in private matches, detailed again by Nemsk.

The attack will only work on the back of an enemy, so if they turn around you will just do a normal melee attack. If you trigger the animation, you'll always get the kill.

The execution finishers are most useful if you sneak up behind a camper or enemy that isn't aware of their surroundings.