When playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 or Warzone 2, you might sometimes see a little “LONGSHOT!” message appear on the right side of your screen after killing an enemy far away. This message will be accompanied by the distance you shot the enemy from, but why is this longshot message displayed in MW2?
Many might be curious about what exactly qualifies for a longshot. Different classes of guns have different longshot distances. For a pistol, the longshot distance is going to be shorter than something like a sniper rifle. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with the exact range you’ll need to shoot from the qualify for a longshot with each weapon.
What Are Longshots in MW2 & Warzone 2?
A longshot occurs when you kill a player from a certain long distance. After the kill is initiated, you’ll see an orange message informing you that it qualified as a longshot. Each weapon has a mastery camo that involves you earning several longshots. If you’re looking to unlock all the camos that Warzone & MW2 offer, you’ll want to make sure you are familiar with how to longshot enemies.
How to Get Longshots in Warzone 2
We’ve found that one of the best places to earn longshots in Warzone is in the pregame lobby, since every player is so spread out. You can quickly earn quite a few kills that will qualify as a longshot in a hurry here, instead of trying to purposely earn them in-game. The main downside to this is you can’t choose the weapons you spawn in with, which means you’ll have to make do with the weapon classes you’re given in the lobby.
Another great method is utilizing the Ground War mode. This mode is set up as 32 v 32 on a much more open map than the regular Warzone map. There are long stretches of open fields, which allow you to easily see players many meters away. You will also be able to see many more players than a normal Warzone match, which means plenty of opportunities to earn longshots.
Additionally, you’ll need to make sure your weapons are fine-tuned for accuracy. Weapons with lower accuracy are going to have a much tougher time nailing a longshot. It’s important to properly add attachments to ensure the weapon you are trying to longshot with has the best accuracy possible.
How to Get Longshots in Call of Duty MW2
In Modern Warfare 2, there are strategic points on each map that can allow you to earn some longshots relatively easily. Generally, any sniping spot on the multiplayer maps should be sufficient for you to earn longshots with weapons. However, depending on what weapon you choose may mean you need to prioritize certain maps.
Some of the smaller maps, like Shipment, are great to help level up your shorter ranged longshots, like the pistol class or shotgun class. With a smaller area, staying around the corners allows you to nail enemies right as they round the corner. If you’re more looking to earn some assault rifle kills, then you’ll be fine to play on any of the standard maps. Each of these has good vantage points that can be used to drill your targets from afar.
As for modes, any multiplayer mode will do. However, we recommend Team Deathmatch or Domination, as those will give you quite a lengthy game to earn some longshots. To make sure you are in proper distance before you shoot, there are a few optical scopes you can equip on your weapons to verify you’ll receive a longshot kill. By getting these things in order, you can quickly rake in plenty of longshots in Modern Warfare 2.
What Qualifies as a Longshot? All Call of Duty Weapon Longshot Ranges
Below, we’ve compiled each weapon class and the distance that is needed in order for a kill to qualify as a longshot. The shorter-ranged weapons have smaller distances to qualify, while the long-ranged weapons have more meters to cover to earn a longshot.
- Shotgun – 12.5 Meters
- Pistol – 20 Meters
- SMG – 30 Meters
- Assault/Marksman/LMG/Battle Rifle – 38 Meters
- Sniper Rifle – 50 Meters
All rifles have the same range required, which can be difficult for some of the shorter ranged Assault Rifles. To earn longshots, obtaining high ground and shooting below can be extremely beneficial. Each of these can be quite a challenge to earn, but some of these are much easier than others. You shouldn’t have any trouble with some of the weapon classes like Marksman Rifles, Sniper Rifles, or Shotguns.