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Vehicles have woven their way in and out of the Call of Duty franchise with every iteration and in Modern Warfare, they’ve returned. For those that played Black Ops 4’s Blackout battle royale mode, you might expect the vehicles in Modern Warfare to work the same way.
About In-Game Vehicles
Interestingly enough though, they don’t. There are multiple vehicles in the game and all of them can be found in a match of Ground War. Other smaller vehicles can be found not only in Ground War but in modes like Team Deathmatch and Domination as well.
To use a tank in Modern Warfare, you must first enter it by pressing Square on PS4 or X on Xbox One. Once in the tank, you can accelerate by pulling RT on Xbox One or by pressing R2 on PS4. To decelerate, use LT and L2.
To switch seats, press X on PS4 or A on Xbox One. Press R1 to fire missiles and L1 to fire a turret.
ATVs, or four-wheelers, are two-passenger vehicles void of weapons but maxed out in terms of speed. They’re your best option to getting around a map.
To use an ATV in Modern Warfare, enter it (or rather, get on) by pressing Square on PS4 or X on Xbox One. Once on the ATV, you can accelerate by pressing RT on Xbox One or R2 on PS4. To decelerate, use LT and L2.
To switch seats, press X on PS4 or A on Xbox One. To pull the handbrake, which allow you to drift around corners or come to a complete stop quickly, press L1 or R1 on PS4 or LB or RB on Xbox One.
Jeep / Larger Car-like Vehicle
There are multiple car-sized vehicles in Modern Warfare that you can drive and they go by different names, but they all drive the same.
To enter one of these vehicles in Modern Warfare, press Square on PS4 or X on Xbox One. Use R2 and L2 to accelerate and decelerate respectively on PS4 and RT and LT on Xbox One to do the same.
Press X on PS4 or A on Xbox One to switch seats and press either L1 or R1 on PS4, or LB or RB on Xbox One, to pull the handbrake.
To use helicopters in Modern Warfare, press Square to enter on PS4 and X on Xbox One. This vehicle will be the hardest to master in the game as it requires a bit more input than the other vehicles at your disposal.
To ascend, press R2 on PS4 and RT on Xbox One. To descend, press L2 on PS4 and LT on Xbox One. You must steer and aim at the same to as you ascend and descend to get where you’re going.
To steer, use the left stick. This is your flat-plane directional movement stick: forward, backward, strafe left and strafe right. The right stick allows you to aim and this stick is how you move from a flat-plane direction into a more 3D direction. The right stick allows you to move northeast, southeast, northwest and southwest.
You’ll need to use the two sticks in tandem with the ascend and descend buttons. To switch seats, press X on PS4 and A on Xbox One. When you’re in a helicopter, you’ll likely be targeted by rockets and missiles. You can shoot a flare to distract these rockets and missiles by pressing L1 or R1 on PS4 and LB and RB on Xbox One.