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A Detailed guide on what is Battle Rage and how to use it

COD MW2: What is Battle Rage? [Full Guide]

A detailed guide containing everything you need to know about Battle Rage, a new feature added in the latest Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

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The newly released game Modern Warfare 2 has introduced some new interesting features. If you are an old COD player, you might be aware of field upgrades and what they are. Battle Rage is one of those which provides you with a boost to help you win a fight.

Our guide will be covering everything related to Battle Rage and how to use it to survive longer during and get easy kills. However, players are still figuring out how to use it and what it does to dominate their enemies easily.


Key Takeaways

  • Battle Rage provides mid-fight assistance by providing resistance to tactical equipment for survival.
  • How to unlock and equip Field Upgrades in Modern Warfare 2.
  • Perks of using this item include faster health regen, increased damage, and infinite sprint.
  • In-game situations described where you might find Battle Rage useful to dominate.
  • Problems you might find using Battle Rage.

How to Equip Battle Rage in your Loadout?

Equipping Battle Rage
Equipping Battle Rage from the weapons loadout menu

You can unlock and use Battle Rage by visiting the weapons menu. Up there, you will click on the multiplayer loadout option which will display all your custom loadouts. Select the loadout of your choice. After choosing, Select the Field Upgrades option. In there, you can browse all the upgrades. The item Battle Rage will be visible for you to equip if unlocked.

 All the Field Upgrades unlocked at your level will be visible to you so you can pick your choice. This Field Upgrade unlocks at Rank 24 along with a JOKR Launcher at the same level.

Uses Of Battle Rage

Battle rage gives you a temporary boost along with clearer vision as stated in the game description. This combo is quite useful during a fight when you want to aggressively push the enemy team for some bonus kills.

No doubt that playing aggressively is important, but we suggest that you use it to survive longer on the battlefield. The boost offers heavy resistance against the enemy’s tactical equipment (Grenades, Molotov cocktails, etc.). Remember to dodge the regular gunshots because they can still drain your health.

The best thing about this item is that you can regenerate your health bar at a faster rate than usual. Health bar regenerates even faster if you are getting kills during the boost time which can also be a confident booster for you.

The good thing about using this Field Upgrade is that you deal more damage to your opponents and sprint faster at the same time. In summary, using these two abilities together can be a deadly combo as you can dodge enemy bullets and get kills.

By using this featured item, you can run faster for as long as you want. This gives you an edge over your enemies as you can chase them if they are running away. However, it offers medium recharge speed and only lasts for about 20 seconds, so you have to play with patience during the recharge time.

If you are enjoying the article, you should also look at our guide on The Best Guns in MW2

How to Use Battle Rage In-Game?

In-game using Battle Rage
POV when Battle Rage is activated

Modern Warfare 2 can be played on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. Every console has its controls that activate the special abilities which we call as, the Field Upgrades. Activate Battle Rage by pressing X on PC, L1+R1 on PlayStation, and LB+RB on Xbox.

Battle Rage has its advantages in both attacking and defensive sides. It can be used to wipe out the enemies that are camping behind cover the with ease by sprinting on them in style.

Talking from a more defensive perspective, let’s say you are stuck in the enemy spawn, and you need a quick escape because you know you will die if you stay there, just equip Battle Rage and you can see yourself out without any hurdle.

Note that, over here, the following Field Upgrade does not make you invulnerable. In Easier words, taking higher damage than health regained will result in your death.

How to Make your Gameplay Better using Battle Rage?

At the beginning of the match, Battle Rage is not available for use, so you need to make some progress and gain XP by getting kills.

As mentioned earlier, The Boost lasts for about 20 seconds so use it at the exact moment when you are about to rush in on the enemy squad or you instantly want to get out of an intense situation.

All the Tactical Equipment is worthless if your boost is activated. However, all the other normal weapons can still deal you damage hence, proving the point that you are not invincible.

If you are not landing your shots directly on your enemies, take your time by hiding behind a cover and move out when your health has been recharged to more than half. If you are lucky enough to flank your enemies without getting spotted, you can activate Battle Rage and get the easiest multi-kill.

Protection from tactical equipment gives puts you on a higher ground than your opponents. If you are planning to push a group of enemies hiding behind a cover, they might throw stun grenades to blind you, but it will be worthless due to the activated boost.

With boost activated, you need to stay confident when getting kills and for that you require the Best Guns in the game.

Problem with Battle Rage

When you activate Battle Rage, you might notice a slight change in your vision. Many players have commented on that saying their vision gets blurry. A vision like that disturbs your aim and it gets hard to land shots on your enemies which is a big drawback.

Conclusive Remarks

Battle Rage is a potential Field Upgrade that you can equip if you are going for high-kill rounds and big killstreaks. With it, you can wipe out the whole enemy squad and escape with the help of perks like increased damage and fast health regain.

Although it has a medium recharge time, it can still be a preferred Field Upgrade if you are confident enough to go for it. Always remember to stay focused and trust your aim when flanking your enemies or pushing them face-front. Equip Battle Rage and wow your teammates by scoring those multi-kills.

If you found this article useful, you should also check out Best PC Graphics for MW2. For PC players, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 can be downloaded from Steam and Console players can get the game from their respective in-game stores.

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