Learn how to play the multiplayer: Night Mode (NVG Mode) game rules in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (CoD: MW)! Includes Night Mode tips, recommended weapons and equipment, and more!
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Night Mode Overview
Night Mode modifies the classic game modes by setting the battles in night variants of existing maps. The lack and sparsity of light sources adds a new dynamic to the firefight, requiring the need to don Night Vision Goggles to see through the dark.
All Primary Weapons Will Automatically Have Lasers
Weapons without any laser attachments will automatically have lasers in NVG mode. While they do not appear when hip firing, aiming down sights produces a visible laser that enemy units can use to determine your position.
Night Vision Is A Double Edged Sword
Night Vision Goggles (NVG) allow users to see through the dark. However this can be a double-edged sword as in Night Mode, players can toggle light switches and use various light sources to momentarily blind those equipped with NVG.
Maps & Game Modes With Night Mode
Night Mode Recommended Weapons
Recommended Weapons List
|Easily controllable with good rate of fire. Available fast.|
|MP5 - SMG||Excellent stability and control making it viable for most encounters|
|Model 680 - Shotgun||12 gauge pump-action shotgun. Easily obtainable|
Criteria For Recommendations:
Great Selection Of Attachments
In Night Mode, the best weapons are those that can equip suppressors, offer good handling, and are capable of dealing with most combat situations.Check Out The All Attachments List Here!
The M4A1 and MP5 are both decent weapons boasting well-balanced stats. Both are available from early on and can be better once their respective attachments are unlocked.
Excels In Close-Quarters
The Model 680 and the MP5 can give you the advantage when dealing against threats in CQC. Both boast reliable control and decent damage output.Check Out The All Weapons List Here!
Night Mode Recommended Equipment
|Thermite||Lethal||Burns fiercely for a short while after impact. Sticks to all surface.|
|Molotov Cocktail||Lethal||Improvised incendiary device that explodes on impact.|
|Flash Grenade||Tactical||Blinds and deafens targets|
|Snapshot Grenade||Tactical||Provides a momentary glimpse of enemies within the blast radius|
|Heartbeat Sensor||Tactical||A tablet that displays rough information about nearby enemies|
Thermite & Molotov To Damage And Blind
Thermite and Molotov Cocktails produce light when thrown, staying and burning for few seconds before they die down. You can use these lethals to block enemy pathways or use them to disrupt enemy vision.
Flash Grenades For Disruption & Surprise Attacks
Use Flash Grenades to temporarily blind enemies wearing Night Vision Goggles, leaving them open to attacks. Note that a misthrow or a miscommunication can cause the flash to blind you and your team instead.
Heartbeat Sensor & Snapshot Grenade To Spot
Information is key especially in this visually limiting game mode. Make good use of Heartbeat Sensors and Snapshot Grenades to determine enemy locations, so you and your team can plan the best approach to deal with them.Check Out All Tactical List Here!
Night Mode Recommended Perk
|High Alert||Your vision pulses when enemies outside of your view see you.|
|Battle Hardened||Reduce strength of enemy flash, stun and EMP effects.|
|Tracker||Enemies leave behind a footprint trail. See markers at enemy death locations, and hide the death markers of enemy you kill.|
High Alert For Better Awareness
Even with Night Vision Goggles, the reduction of light can severely affect your visual awareness. Equip the High Alert perk to compensate for this, allowing you to quickly react to immediate threats from the sides and rear.
Battle Hardened To Reduce Flash Effects
As a preventive measure, equip Battle Hardened to quickly recover from the blinding effects of Flash Grenades.
Tracker To Hunt Enemies
Equip Tracker to quickly find enemy positions and locations in the dark. You can also pair this perk with ones like Ghost, and equip your weapons with silencers to mask your presence. Hiding death markers also lets you infiltrate better.Check Out All Perk List here!
Night Mode Tips
Use NVG Only When You Have To
Night Vision Goggles can be toggled off in Night Mode. Know the right time when to turn off your Night Vision and make good use of environmental lighting to your advantage.
Laser Sights Reveal Your Position
Laser Sights can be seen and traced back to their sources with the help of Night Vision Goggles. Remove laser sights from your weapons when battling in Night Mode to prevent the enemy team from discovering your position.
Flashes Can Blind Your Allies Too
Using light sources to visually impair enemies might also affect your allies. Coordinate and communicate with your team to avoid fatal mistakes that might cost you the match.Check Out The Flash Grenade Guide Here!
Use Thermal Optics As Substitute
Some weapons have unlockable thermal optics that will pick up heat signatures. Though you must have your NVG off to use them, they provide an alternative as they are unaffected by smoke and don't leave a laser trail when aiming.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Related Articles
Multiplayer Game Mode Guides
|Hardpoint||Search & Destroy|
|Free For All||Kill Confirmed|
|Capture the Flag||-|
Leveling GuideCheck out Beginner Tips Here!
Weapons & Equipment
|Best Weapons||All Weapons List|
|All Killstreak List||All Field Upgrades|
|All Tactical List||All Lethal List|
|All Perk List||All Attachments|