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The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: World at War. The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
For other uses, see Bomb Squad.

Bomb Squad is a tier one perk in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered that gives a player the ability to see enemy explosives such as C4 packs, Claymore mines, Bouncing Betties and Satchel Charges, even through walls. Enemy explosives are indicated by a skull and explosion symbol above them, or in the case of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, a glowing red identifier.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered[]

"Ability to seek out enemy explosives."
— Perk description

This is a very useful perk as it allows players to successfully take out or avoid enemy explosives before the explosives can kill teammates or themselves. It is more effective on game modes where a well placed explosive can guarantee a team's defeat (such as Search and Destroy), but less effective in "run and gun" game modes (such as Team Deathmatch), as explosives are somewhat less important in these modes. It is unpopular with players because the other first tier perks are useful in more game modes, and because an observant player will easily avoid enemy explosives without the perk. This perk can be combined with the third tier perk Deep Impact to shoot enemy explosives through walls. One often overlooked benefit of this perk is that it shows where enemies are or where they have been. Many players will use Bomb Squad for a counter sniping class to hunt down and take out enemy snipers before they can do much. Since snipers will almost always use Claymores, this is highly advised for this class. However, Bomb Squad only works against opposing teams, so players do not see explosives placed by players who are in the same team.

Call of Duty: World at War[]

The World at War version is a lot more useful than the Call of Duty 4 version, because while claymores have very visible red laser lines, Bouncing Betties are very hard to spot. This perk is a must due to the extremely small size of the Bouncing Betties. If the player comes across one and has the perk activated, it is easy to quickly destroy it and move on into attacking the enemy. In Hardcore playlists, Betties are also extremely common, especially in medium-large sized map, which is where the perk shines brightest. This perk is also extremely useful in Search and Destroy and Sabotage matches, as Betties and Satchel Charges will often be planted around the objectives and will be quickly detonated if not taken out. If a player has the perk on, that player can come and destroy the explosives, giving enough time for others to plant the bomb and take their defensive positions for a safe victory.


  • An early stage of Bomb Squad shows that it was meant to be a tier three Perk (as shown in the picture below).