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'Mister_No_Kills' is trying to reach level 70 in Modern Warfare 2 without killing anyone

What's the most unlikely way to reach level 70 in Modern Warfare 2? Do it without killing anyone. And that's exactly what Glen McCracken, PSN ID 'Mister_No_Kills' is trying to do. Granted, he's only a few hours in and only on level 5, but seeing as the guy has reached 'Prestige' five times, we'd say he's good enough at the game to be in with a chance. It all begs two questions, of course: 'Why bother?' and 'how?' Let's find out.


Above: A doctored screenshot. You know, for illustrative purposes. It's a metaphor for peace? Oh, forget it...

Sadly, it doesn't mean going around carrying a dove that coos when you squeeze R1 (though that should so be a power-up in the next Modern Warfare). Instead, Glen has worked out some clever ways to gain XP without actually killing anyone himself. For starters, he can gain assist points for hitting enemies with Flash Bangs when they're a few instants from death. He can also play Domination and run around capturing bases. Apparently he also plays team deathmatch, but (surprisingly) his teammates don't like that because he doesn't actually kill anyone.

Which brings us to the other question - why bother? Glen told Game Informer: "I've already hit Prestige five times. I thought it would be something interesting to do. It definitely gives you a different perspective on the game, and it's fun and challenging." Each to their own. And awesome shooter Geometry Wars 2 has an entire mode based on not shooting anything, so we can hardly say it's an odd thing to do.

Of course, it's not the first time someone's tried playing Modern Warfare a bit differently. NGamer Magazine's Matt Castle has one of the highest accuracy percentages in the world because he never pulls the trigger unless he's certain he's going to hit someone (logical, right?). And we've shown you before how much fun you can have with the knife alone.

So how about you? Have you got a 'different' way of playing Modern Warfare 2?

Source: Game Informer 

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26 comments

  • Turboash - August 30, 2010 10:49 p.m.

    I foresee a lot of the Riot Shield in his future! Might be fun, and really rewarding if he pulls it off, good luck!
  • PaulieWaulie - August 26, 2010 12:46 p.m.

    I know it's pretty slack but I've got a couple of mates that use riot shields in team deathmatch and get great pleasure by boxing a little nob head with a headset on into a corner and hearing them scream at them. Sad but amusing.
  • Ultima - August 26, 2010 10:43 a.m.

    I have the worlds lowest XP score for this game which I achieved by never playing it at all
  • Lolspamm0r - August 26, 2010 6:25 a.m.

    I have a different way of playing!!!!! :D i don't play.
  • Sme11 - August 26, 2010 midnight

    i had this idea 6 months ago. look up "passuhfist" on xbox live.
  • Cutter9792 - August 25, 2010 11:03 p.m.

    a few friends and I started only using throwing knives and CQC attacks during matchmaking. Eventually we got a bunch of people to join in, and we played for an hour with only knives and leveled up like crazy
  • Thequestion 121 - August 25, 2010 10:24 p.m.

    that's so cool. He's turned the game on its ear by not killing. Good luck man.
  • enlargedhousecats - August 25, 2010 7:56 p.m.

    that should have been my excuse this whole time. but I like what he's doing
  • therawski - August 25, 2010 7:02 p.m.

    A conscientious objector in a video game?
  • Wolverine08 - August 25, 2010 6:50 p.m.

    I like picking on the lower rank dudes and the 9 year olds. The best plan for me is to go round smashing windows when enemies are near them. This usually causes them to look up. So they look up, I hide and BANG headshot, only to recieve an earful of a 9 year olds' best insults, which are usually 'you suck'.
  • bball42242442 - August 25, 2010 6:15 p.m.

    what he should really do is kill everyone with grenade launchers, that'd be unique... oh wait nevermind
  • ZiegZeon - August 25, 2010 6:07 p.m.

    Good for him. Hope he succeeds. It's nice to see someone trying different things.
  • Kieran712 - August 25, 2010 6:01 p.m.

    My game is the riot shield. My best night on mw2 was when I joined a S&D with a few mates and over a few matches got everyone in the lobby to use riot shield with javelin! Ahhh good times
  • gannsi - August 25, 2010 5:38 p.m.

    I do the same thing as him.. no kills, thats not cuz i want.. i just suck
  • BlackElement17 - August 25, 2010 4:48 p.m.

    Good for him.
  • awsomemaster - August 25, 2010 4:41 p.m.

    when i was playing mw:r for wii i came across a "knifing only" dude, and the funny part was he got 1st almost every time.
  • batmanboy11 - August 25, 2010 4:30 p.m.

    Weird...
  • bball42242442 - August 25, 2010 4:05 p.m.

    i just tried that ID n it's not registered... hmmmm
  • DarkTone - August 25, 2010 3:47 p.m.

    He needs to be careful. You can kill people in last stand with flash and stun grenades.
  • ThatGuyFromTV - August 25, 2010 3:46 p.m.

    Careful with those flashbangs. They can actually kill if you're unlucky enough. reCaptcha: ancient crobitak. Sounds like a Pokemon.

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