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Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package strategy guide

Storm

Storm is a very balanced map. The central warehouse is a definite hot spot, but every area on the map gets play, and nowhere is safe. Use a weapon with decent range, and be prepared to take on multiple enemies at once - people tend to bunch up.

Four of the most important areas are the water tower, the mannequin building, the warehouse, and the crates. North of the crates are more buildings, which aren't pictured in this Predator Missile view.

The water tower, mannequin building, and the area between them are almost always packed, so keep that in mind when using kill streak rewards, and try to avoid running between them.

The water tower is more defensible than the mannequin building, but it's far from safe, and will be grenade spammed, and attacked from the crates.


Above: There's no way


Above: Nuh-uh


Above: For seriously?


Above: Shit

If you end up in the mannequin building, do yourself a favor by crouching and blending in. It's a very dark building, so you'll often be missed.


Above: No one here but us inanimate objects


Above: He didn't see me

Near the water tower is a crate maze. You can use these conveniently-stacked pallets to get on top of them.

The crates are a good place to be - you can catch people coming out of the warehouse (the door on the left), as well as anyone trying to walk up the stairs to the water tower.

Just be careful - behind the crates is a metal building which overlooks them.

From its windows you can defend against attacks from the crates, and pick off anyone sniping on the water tower building (see the brick back there behind the crates?).

The map's centerpiece, the warehouse (or... whatever it is), is a rough place to be. It has multiple entrances, and overlooking walkways which are always teeming with activity.

This corner offers some protection, and you can catch people running through the door while still covering the objective in the center.

We scored our longest kill streak on the map by starting at the water tower and taking out a few enemies using a thermal scoped SCAR-H. We then ran into the warehouse and used our SPAS to down a couple more guys. Instead of pushing our luck by staying in the warehouse, we ran back out and jumped onto the crates. We could hide long enough there to use our kill streak rewards.

Note that the roof of the warehouse isn't solid, so it's not a bad place to target bombers if it's packed. Also look between the water tower and mannequin building, as that area is often full of activity.

On the next page: Salvage

25 comments

  • iRickRollDObama - April 18, 2010 11:36 p.m.

    To get into the dog house with a riot shield is to prone-it, then crouch with your riot toward the door and you can catch id iots with your throwing knife. And you'll be pretty good on protection from the front.
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  • vinitsingh11 - April 5, 2010 7:12 a.m.

    thanks for the tip....i love dis game,i cant stop playing ...but this games quite easy ..it took less than 8 hrs to finish the game in veteran mode.
  • theROFLcopterexpress - April 5, 2010 1:29 a.m.

    man I don't see why I should give Dan Amrich and Bobby Kotik more money when they laid off the people who started infinity ward.(just kidding Dan) Also why spend money on that game when Bad Company 2 is a waaaay better game?
  • Phantasmagorical - April 4, 2010 9:55 p.m.

    Good job, guys. Supporting a rip-off is totally worth learning where to camp in a few new maps.
  • bl00dyvalen7ine - April 4, 2010 9:04 p.m.

    one last thing is play like its parkour. go in & out windows, off ledges, jump on boxs the crazier u get the better u do, just make sure not to get hung up on any walls(practice practice!!!!). study levels jump around with commando no fall damage!!!! I litterally normally kill my self if i dont have it on. nothing is as funny as falling off a huge ledge and knifing a person and then knifing his buddies he was following. also study backways around!! it may take longer to get from point a to b but no one will know when u get there. also if playing against campers simply running straight in on a camp site u can easly catch team off gaurd and kill the whole team ive done this hundreds of times.
  • bl00dyvalen7ine - April 4, 2010 8:48 p.m.

    also if u use the sheild u can quickly throw a blade at sumone without letting ur gaurd down people never expect a flying blade. and if u dont want to use the sheild switch for a smg of sum time i use the ump45 with rapid fire. u can actually get sum distance with this weapon. i have 3 different builds just for different situations using just a knife primarly. <3 tacs!!!!!!
  • bl00dyvalen7ine - April 4, 2010 8:42 p.m.

    44 mag is my fav easy to get tac since premade set has and a knife kill counts as a 44 kill. on average im well over kills to death ratio 2-3 to 1 ratio. not bad for just messing around. plus no one ever expects a crazy player to run straight up and knife. it is highly effective. Its perfect for everything execpt hardcore matchs generally speaking. u have to change sensetivity to high to insane depending on the individual.
  • bl00dyvalen7ine - April 4, 2010 8:35 p.m.

    most messed up class evar..... riot sheild a pistol with a tac. smoke and a throwing knife. marathon lightweight and commando. run around knifing people in there faces!!!!!!
  • TiberiusJonez - April 4, 2010 5:37 p.m.

    @ TURbo Another great tip, is unloading the clip when turning the corner in hotspots. No need to aim down the sights. Works 95% of the time. This works. Also, as soon as you come out of spawn, turn left and fire a rocket or noob tube over the short wall there where a man is usually peeking over it, perched on a dumpster. kaboom...yer d.e.d. ded.
  • Ror444 - April 4, 2010 5:39 a.m.

    so do u get crash and overgrown as well as these three maps?
  • TURbo - April 4, 2010 1:40 a.m.

    Another great tip, is unloading the clip when turning the corner in hotspots. No need to aim down the sights. Works 95% of the time.
  • JizzyB - April 4, 2010 1:06 a.m.

    I want to comment but I only have negative things to say about MW2. ...oh
  • penguinsrule3 - April 3, 2010 9:55 p.m.

    Sniping on salvage is surprisingly effective
  • idlemindkiller - April 3, 2010 6:41 p.m.

    i just dont know.
  • Persona - April 3, 2010 3:53 p.m.

    If I can be a bastard I might actually consider getting this map pack. Being a bastard on MW2 is always entertaining as heck >:D
  • GamesRadarWannabe - April 3, 2010 2:11 p.m.

    Good for you jacmac
  • jakmac - April 3, 2010 12:07 p.m.

    i just use my ninja class scar slienced claymore smoke with the spas foregrip and scavenger coldblooded and ninja
  • philipshaw - April 3, 2010 11:07 a.m.

    I won't be buying this, it doesn't even come out until april 30th on PSN anyway
  • frmonth - April 3, 2010 10:25 a.m.

    I bought this even thought the price is a rip off for the amount of content your actually getting (only three new maps). However saying that the new maps are actually very good, I'm enjoying them alot and it has added alot more enjoyment when ever I pop online.

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