Uh Oh… New Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Exploit is Giving Players Free Paid Content

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 arrived with a bang and much love from the gaming community. But, unfortunately for Activision, it hasn’t been a completely smooth release.

One of the most popular ways to customize your presence in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is your Calling Card and Emblem. Certain Calling Cards are available by completing the campaign on any difficulty, by completing multiplayer challenges, or through the shop.

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Many players will have noticed that there are scant few options to customize your personal profile at the moment. There are a limited number of emblems and Calling Cards available, and those that are available can be extremely time-consuming to obtain.

It’s perhaps for that reason that a new exploit has been found.

By taking advantage of certain multiplayer conditions, a player can unlock every emblem and Calling Card currently in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 database. This unlock is permanent, meaning that once it’s done, the player can then change their Calling Card or emblem to any one of the dozens of options available at any time. This includes Calling Cards and emblems that will presumably be released in the shop or are associated with future multiplayer challenges.

This exploit can be used across all platforms, and the method has circulated through Twitch. But is it a good idea to take advantage of this exploit? Calling Cards is one of the key ways that Activision monetizes the game, and it’s unlikely that Activision will allow players to keep these Calling Cards and emblems unlocked forever.

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Daphne Fama

A Staff Writer at Prima Games since 2022, Daphne Fama spends an inordinate amount playing games of all stripes but has a soft spot for horror, FPS, and RPGs. When she’s not gaming, she’s an author and member of the Horror Writers Association with a debut novel coming out in 2025. In a previous life, she was an attorney but found she preferred fiction to contracts and forms