You can earn World Cup themed freebies on Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 through the newly launched Support A Team event.
The competition is set to conclude on December 18 but there are leaks that Modern Warfare 2 will also get another special mode, named COD Ball, which you can try during the multiplayer’s rumoured free access weekend.
Now, the Support A Team event takes the form of a prediction challenge which will reward you with some World Cup themed freebies if you make a correct guess.
It’s kind of like a harmless version of sports betting, so don’t expect your winnings to be as crazy as Twitch streamer’s Trainwreckstv £1.3 million from betting for Saudi Arabia.
The Support A Team event runs from Wednesday, November 23 until Friday, December 2, so you’ll get the chance to predict six games in total.
The England vs. USA match on Friday, November 25 is the first one you can take your bets on, so here’s how you can prepare:
- Launch either Modern Warfare 2 or Warzone 2
- Once you’re on the COD HQ screen, scroll down to Modern Warfare FC
- Click on Support A Team
- Choose which team you believe will win each match
Once you lock in your choice, there’s no going back, so if you want to win any rewards you better do your research in advance.
Predicting each match’s winner is where the money’s at (figuratively in this case) as it will earn you the country’s flag as an animated calling card, which will also play a remixed version of its national anthem.
On top of that, you’ll get 10,000 XP to help you progress through season 1’s battle pass.
Correctly predicting two outcomes will give a blueprint for a weapon part in the TAQ platform, and four correct outcomes will grant you a blueprint for either the STB 556 assault rifle or the HCR 56 light machinegun.
A draw will reward you with the same freebies as if you’d won, so it’s not a bad outcome, unless your favourite country is playing.
Unfortunately, there’s no consolation prize if you predict wrongly, just like the real World Cup.
Here’s a preview of England’s national anthem, à la Call Of Duty:
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