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How to Unlock Calling Cards in Modern Warfare 2

Here's a breakdown of how to unlock Calling Cards in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.
Here's a breakdown of how to unlock Calling Cards in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II. / Activision, screenshot by DBLTAP

Wondering how to unlock Calling Cards in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II? We've got you covered.

In Modern Warfare 2, Calling Cards and Emblems have returned once again, allowing players to customize their player cards with stylized backgrounds and graphics. Here's a breakdown of how to unlock Calling Cards in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

How to Unlock Calling Cards in Modern Warfare 2

Ultimately, the way to unlock most Calling Cards in Modern Warfare 2 is exactly the same as it's been in recent COD titles: progressing through the campaign, completing multiplayer challenges and purchasing bundles.

The MW2 campaign has the following four Calling Cards available for players to unlock:

  • Soap’s Determination Calling Card: Complete the Strike Campaign Mission
  • Chainlinked Calling Card: Complete the Borderline Campaign Mission on any difficulty
  • Gaz Calling Card: Complete the Recon by Fire Campaign Mission on any difficulty
  • Shadow Company Ops Calling Card: Complete the Alone Campaign Mission on any difficulty

It's also worth mentioning that Modern Warfare 2 has brought back one of the series' OG series of weapon challenges — Weapon Mastery Challenges.

After unlocking any of MW2's four new Mastery Camos — Gold, Platinum, Polyatomic and Orion — players will gain access to that weapon's Mastery Challenge. Each Weapon Mastery Challenge involves earning a set number of kills with a weapon while a specific Mastery Weapon Camo is equipped.

For example, for the M4:

  • Gold Mastery Challenge: Get 100 Kills with Gold Camo equipped to the weapon.
  • Platinum Mastery Challenge: Get 200 Kills with Platinum Camo equipped to the weapon.
  • Polyatomic Mastery Challenge: Get 300 Kills with Polyatomic Camo equipped to the weapon.
  • Orion Mastery Challenge: Get 400 Kills with Orion Camo equipped to the weapon.

In exchange for completing a Mastery Challenge on a weapon, players will get a new Calling Card and Emblem based on that weapon (e.g. Gold M4 Emblem and Gold M4 Calling Card).

Lastly, it does appear that there is an exploit available in the game that allows you to equip any Calling Card and Emblem currently in the game.

Of course, this is certainly not intended to be in the game by Infinity Ward, so feel free to use this glitch at your own account's risk.


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