IW4x Mod Guide (General Overview)

Mods can consist of anything from custom textures, new game modes, new weapons, and edits of existing game modes, the list is endless… In IW4x, mods are handled the same way as they were in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Call of Duty 4). If you are familiar with that game’s mod system, great! But if not, we will briefly explain.

Mods are located within a folder conveniently named mods inside of your MW2 game folder (See folder structure screenshot below). Each mod has its own sub folder inside of the mods folder. The name of that folder is how IW4x identifies each mod and it also determines the name that you will see in the mods menu inside of IW4x. Once you select a mod via the main menu, the content is loaded into the game’s memory. It will overwrite any scripts/textures/… with the ones found in the loaded mods folder.

Folder Structure Examples:


Loading a mod:

Once you have a mod downloaded and in the correct folder (mods), you can start the game up and select the mod in the main menu. Once you click ‘Launch’ the game will restart with the mod loaded.

Where to download mods?

This is a commonly asked question. Unfortunately, there is no central location for mod downloads so you will have to do a Google search to find some.