In multiplayer, the Woodland Camouflage is available on any primary weapon as a default but not on secondary weapons. It can only be used in online multiplayer.
The Woodland Camouflage is not commonly used by experienced players, who generally use patterns obtained through awards. Camouflage is used more as a sign of rank than as an actual tactic, and, therefore, this camouflage is quickly discarded once higher camouflage patterns are attained. This camouflage works best when creeping in the grass as a sniper on maps such as Overgrown, Pipeline, and Creek.
The woodland camouflage returns in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, although it features more intricate detailing on the camouflage and a restricted range of colors, from light green to a dark green, as well as tan colored stripes. Unlike Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the camouflage has to be unlocked through the weapon's Expert I Challenge by obtaining five headshots.
Although it is the third camouflage to be unlocked for weapons, it is the second camouflage to be unlocked for titles.
Woodland Camouflage was first seen on the Commando in the multiplayer teaser trailer. This version differs than others in the series, as the receiver of the weapon is camouflaged and the stock, barrel and handguard are just painted green. The camouflage may appear differently depending on the weapon. In campaign, AK-47s can be occasionally seen with this camouflage during the missions that take place in Vietnam and Laos. The player begins the mission "Crash Site" with a Commando bearing the Woodland Camouflage pattern. Some allies carry weapons that have this camouflage, however it can only be seen if the character dies and the weapon is picked up. Some of the Marines in the beginning second part of the mission following the boat section may drop M16s or Commandos bearing this camouflage.
In "Loose Ends", players can find FAMAS, TAR-21 and AK-47 with Woodland Camouflage, and in "The Enemy of My Enemy", and the Special Ops mission Hidden the enemies can have AK-47s with Woodland Camouflage. In addition, these three weapons also make a rare appearance in the mission "The Gulag" with the Woodland Camouflage dropped by the enemy, most specifically in the shower room area the player breaches to get to Captain Price. These four levels appear to be the only times in the Campaign and Spec Ops that feature the Woodland Camouflage on any weapon.
Although extremely rare, it is possible to obtain a SPAS-12 with Woodland camouflage in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 level "The Enemy of My Enemy".
Also, although not common, its possible to acquire a Striker with Woodland camouflage. It can be picked up with a suppressor in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Special Ops mission Hidden and with a Red Dot Sight in "The Enemy of My Enemy".