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Learn how to play the multiplayer game mode: Headquarters / 20 Players Mode in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019 (CoD: MW)! Includes Headquarters tips, recommended equipment!

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Headquarters Overview

Headquarters

Headquarters
Match TimeScore LimitParty Size
5 Minutes2001 - 6

Two teams fight to capture and hold the headquarters on the map. Holding the Headquarters awards points for your team. The first team to reach the score limit wins.

Headquarters 20 Player

Match TimeScore LimitParty Size
0 Minutes2001 - 20

Headquarters mode with 20 players. Same rules from Headquarters apply.

Headquarters Recommended Weapons

Recommended Weapons List

WeaponsReasons
M4A1M4A1
Assault Rifle
Easily controllable Assault Rifle with good rate of fire. Available from the start.
M13M13
Assault Rifle
Has a higher rate of fire over M4A1 yet manageable recoil.
MP7MP7
SMG
Very high rate of fire, highly effective in close quarters and room clearing.
PP19 BizonPP19 Bizon
SMG
Balanced SMG with a large magazine size.
.50 GS.50 GS
Pistol
Powerful handgun that can 2 shot opponents and effective up to mid ranges

Criteria For Recommendations:

Weapons For Close Quarters

You'll be constantly transitioning between close-quarters offense & defense in Headquarters mode. How well you do during close encounters will determine your success, so weapons must be able to reflect this.

Can Maintain Mobility

Headquarters will have the player constantly running towards new target headquarters, as well as assaulting enemy captured headquarters after respawn. Having good mobility lets you get in the fray faster and make kills.

Easy To Obtain

A weapon that's locked behind many hoops and loops may be difficult to obtain and is impractical as recommendations, so a weapon's attainability is considered in the assessment.

Check out All Weapons List here!

Headquarters Recommended Equipment

EquipmentTypeDescription
ClaymoreClaymoreLethalProximity-activated explosive mine.
C4C4LethalLarge explosive that sticks to surfaces and can be detonated remotely with click.
Throwing KnifeThrowing KnifeLethalRetrievable knife that is lethal on impact.
Molotov CocktailMolotov CocktailLethalImprovised incendiary device that explodes on impact.
Snapshot Grenade
Snapshot Grenade
TacticalProvides a momentary glimpse of enemies within the blast radius
Gas GrenadeGas GrenadeTacticalExplodes on impact with the ground, releasing a lingering cloud of tear gas that causes slowed movement, blurred vision, and coughing

Lethals For Close Quarters & Defense

Headquarters will require players to constantly assault & defend in enclosed spaces. Close quarters battles are inevitable, where explosives & throwing knife can be highly effective.

Insta-Kill With Throwing Knife

Throwing Knife is a insta-kill if it lands a target infantry. In close quarters, it can kill opponents faster than a gun.

Check out Throwing Knife Guide here!

Defend Better With Claymore or C4

The player will need to defend their headquarters with respawn disabled temporarily. Focus on defense-oriented Lethals to fight off the tides of attackers.

Claymore Guide Here!

Scouting And Disruptions For Tactical

You'll find yourself entering new spaces frequently in Headquarters. Scout ahead or make your entry smoother with Snapshot Snapshot Grenade. Use the lingering effect of Gas Grenades to flush out defenders, or block key entry points.

Check out All Tactical List Here!

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Headquarters Recommended Perk

PerkDescription
E.O.D.E.O.D.Take reduced damage from non-killstreak explosives and fire. Hack enemy Claymores, Proximity Mines, and C4.
RestockRestockRecharge equipment over 30 seconds.
GhostGhostUndetectable by UAVs, Rader Drones, Heartbeat Sensors, and High Alert. Hide the death markers of enemies you kill.
ShrapnelShrapnelSpawn with an extra piece of lethal equipment. Explosive damage delays enemy health regeneration.
TrackerTrackerEnemies leave behind a footprint trail. See markers at enemy death locations.

Recharge Lethal, Tactical Equipment With Restock

Restock perk lets you recharge the use of Lethal, Tactical Equipment over 30 seconds. this will be handy when you're defending the HQ and can't run around for resupply.

Prevent Being Digitally Spotted With Ghost

All sorts of UAVs will be there exposing your position. Ghost will shut down most prying eyes and keep your location a secret. Recommend a suppressor attachment to go with it for extra sneak.

Hide Death Markers Of Your Kills

Hides Death Markers Of Your Kills

The Ghost perk hides the death markers of your kills. As death markers are a big giveaway to your presence & position, this skill can be helpful especially when defending.

Figure Out Enemy Positions With Tracker

Tracker perk lets you see the tracks of enemies, giving you some idea of what's around the corner. As defenders in headquarters usually don't move around much, Tracker perk can give you good info on how many players are in the building.

Double Your Options With Shrapnel Perk

Shrapnel Perk lets you spawn with an extra piece of lethal equipment, giving you more options for defense tactics. 2 Claymores, or 2 C4s can greatly help in the defense of headquarters.

Check out All Perk List here!

Headquarters Tips

Respawn Cancelled When Defending Headquarters

When you're team is defensing the headquarters, respawn are temporarily suspended for your team. Don't be rash when you're defending!

Don't Pile up In One Room

Don't pile up in one room when you're defending as 1 grenade could ruin your defense. Spread out to cover key entry pint and hallways, and rush to assist choke points under attack.

Use Deployable Cover For Makeshift Wall

The Deployable Cover field upgrade can be a good addition for Headquarters because it lets you create obstacles on the fly. You can turn a hallway into a bunker, denying entry for quite some time.

Check Out Deployable Cover Field Upgrade Guide Here!

Attack Headquarters From Multiple Directions

The defenders will mostly be inside the headquarters. Strike at them from multiple directions to disrupt their attention, letting your teammates clear entire rooms from their blind side.

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