Simple Modern Warfare 2 trick is perfect counter for Riot Shields

Warzone player using Riot ShieldActivision

CoD veterans are all too familiar with how annoying it is when confronted by a Riot Shield user, but fortunately, a Modern Warfare 2 player discovered a perfect counter.

Modern Warfare 2’s meta is beginning to take shape. Players have had ample time to test out every weapon and grind camos. Warzone 2 launches on November 19, and TrueGameData revealed the best guns to level up ahead of time.

Make sure to also check out our guide on the best Modern Warfare 2 loadouts before jumping into Warzone 2. The Riot Shield is the one weapon that stands the test of time and is immune to any buffs or nerfs.

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Riot Shields are extremely easy to use and create massive headaches for the CoD community. If you ever find yourself one-on-one with someone using the overpowered weapon, there is an easy counter.

Player carrying a Riot Shield in Call of Duty, an item which is responsible for a God Mode bug in Modern Warfare 2.Activision
A glitch involving riot shields made players invincible.

How to use Inflatable Decoys against Riot Shields

Riot Shields already left a sour taste in the mouths of MW2 players. If players equipped the item and the enemy earned a VTOL killstreak, they became invincible. A Reddit user shared a way for players to get revenge on Riot Shield users, and all you need is an Inflatable Decoy.

Inflatable Decoys are a new Field Upgrade in Modern Warfare 2. When activated, a fake soldier appears, making it look like there is a real player. If you deploy an Inflatable Decoy right under the feet of a Riot Shield user, it will kill them.

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The clever MW2 player shared a clip of using the Field Upgrade against someone using a Riot Shield.

One player responded, “That’s the best kill I’ve ever seen.”

A second user added, “This isn’t getting as much appreciation as it should, solid way to kill someone and a solid way to die.”

The next time you find yourself in a tight bind, try using an Inflatable Decoy as a last-ditch effort.