What Does Battle Rage Do in Modern Warfare 2?

When you use it, be sure to shout "Drago!" for maximum effect.

by J.R. Waugh , Shaun Cichacki

You might have gone a couple of generations of Call of Duty without playing their latest release, and wind up confused after you pick up a copy of Modern Warfare 2. What are these abilities, new gameplay mechanics, and field upgrades available now to players? You might find yourself asking what some of these crazy improvements are, and while some are self-explanatory, it might not seem as clear when you try some out on the battlefield.

Battle Rage has you huffing a mystery gas and getting angry, doesn’t offer much else on the descriptive front. But, as you’ll come to find out, you’ll become almost unstoppable on the battlefield once you’ve taken a sniff. How do you activate it, and is it something that recharges? Let’s find out as we dive deep into what Battle Rage can do for you!

What Does Battle Rage Do in Modern Warfare 2?

Battle Rage is a Field Upgrade you can add to your loadout, which you can use with the R1+L1 buttons on PlayStation, or RB+LB buttons on Xbox, to give you a boost to several forms of endurance in battle. Battle Rage speeds up your health regen, and lets you use your Tactical Sprint more frequently. This can even increase your resistance to the effects of tactical weapons such as the Flash/Stun/Tear Gas grenades, or the Shock Stick, preventing you from otherwise being stunned, incapacitated, or hindered. This effect looks even better when you’re playing at 120Hz, especially on the current gen systems.

The uses of Battle Rage are beneficial, such as when backed into a corner while the enemy tries to flush you out with their grenades. You can use this either to escape to a more advantageous position or turn the tides against your opponents and wipe the floor with them thanks to your increased speed and durability. It’s effectively the adrenaline shot, with a medium recharge rate, so use it sparingly, get yourself out of a sticky situation, and get back on top to boldly dominate the battlefield.

Alongside the large list of weapons that are available in this new frenetic shooter, you’ll be able to utilize different powerups in your multiplayer shenanigans. If you’re playing with your friends, you guys could bring the pain to a whole new platform of players, even if you’ve decided to turn off cross-play. As long as you are using this option sparingly, you’ll be able to save your life in the middle of a hectic firefight and maybe even take home the victory for your team.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 will release on October 27, 2022, on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

- This article was updated on October 28th, 2022