Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Call Signs

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Call Signs
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Modern Warfare 2 Call Signs

First impressions are everything, and said impressions are difficult to make when the only way to express yourself is through a medium in which your goal is to shoot as many people dead as possible, so the introduction of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 call signs are a godsend to those who want to convey a little more of their personality beyond their witty username. Call signs are flashy images that include a title and an emblem. These titles and emblems can range from simple statements of rank, to open boasting of skill, to admission of zombification. However, not all of these titles and emblems are available from the get-go; the vast majority require the completion of some of the game’s many challenges – thus the sheer possession of a certain title or emblem may signal to some of the more experienced players how skilled you are.

Notable Titles


Some of the unlockable titles are nods to other games, media, and events. What better way to make an online friend than to demonstrate that you both get it while the others are just clueless? Here’s some of the more notable of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 call signs' titles.

Shock and Awe - One of the more memorable of missions from Call of Duty 1, but also the name for a devastating military tactic.

BOOM! Headshot! - Reference to a popular viral gaming video; Undoubtedly quoted by players in-game endless several times a match.

All Your Base - Reference to a famous mistranslation (the full line being “All your base are belong to us”) from the game Zero Wing.

True Liar - A play on the Arnold Schwarzenegger film “True Lies”.

Get to the Choppa! - Another Schwarzeneggar-related title, this time being a quote from the film Predator.

Behind Enemy Lines - Thinly veiled reference to the Behind Enemy Lines film.

Big Brother - Obvious reference to the ever-watching Big Brother.

My Li’l Pwny - Obvious reference to the early “My Little Pony” series and franchise.

Broken Arrow - Reference to the John Travolta film.

Click Click Boom - Reference to the song of the same name.

End of the Line - Master Control Program quote of Tron fame.

Companion Crate - Thinly veiled reference to the companion cube from Portal.

Live Long - Reference to the “Live long and prosper” quote of Star Trek.

Five Sided Fistagon - Reference to the “Bulls on Parade” song of Rage against the Machine.


Great White North - Reference to the Great White North TV show.

Rolling Thunder - A reference to the “Rolling Thunder” bombing campaign that took place during the Vietnam war.

Fire and Forget - A phrase normally associated with the firing of Javelin missile launchers.

Droppin' Crates - Reference to the Disturbed song: Droppin' Plates.

This post is part of the series: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2: Challenges and Callsigns

Tips and hints for unlocking titles and emblems and completing challenges in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2.

  1. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2: Weapon Challenges
  2. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2: Perk, Equipment, Basic Training and Operations Challenges
  3. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2: Killstreak, Precision, Finishing Move, and Humiliation Challenges
  4. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2: Payback, Elite, and Intimidation Challenges
  5. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Prestige and Hidden Challenges
  6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Call Signs