There a number of different vehicles in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. While some are designed to cart players around, others serve a much more offensive role. If you’ve played Ground War before, you’ve probably come across a massive vehicle called an APC. What function does this vehicle serve? What is an APC in Modern Warfare? Read on to find out.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare | What is an APC?
APC stands for armored personnel carrier. That’s exactly what an APC in Modern Warfare is: An armored vehicle used to transport players across the battlefield. They’re often used in Ground War, where APCs act as spawn points for fallen players.
Armored personnel carriers differ from tanks (known to Modern Warfare players as IAVs) in that they’re not primarily designed to deal damage. That said, the APC does have a slow-firing turret available as a defensive countermeasure. It also includes a seating capacity for six. This is opposed to the IAV, which can only seat two players, but includes both a cannon and a machine gun.
Aside from these, there are only a few other ground-based vehicles available in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. There’s the Technical, a pickup truck that in past games included a mounted machine gun. All-terrain vehicles or ATVs can be found in Ground War, though they don’t feature any kind of weapons or armor. And then there’s the Wheelson, a remote-controlled drone equipped with a grenade launcher. You can’t jump inside, but it’s no less lethal.
In simplest terms, APCs in Modern Warfare are the preferred way to keep troops protected while on the move. They serve as spawn points in Ground War, meaning they should be parked deliberately and protected at all costs. As with any armored personnel carrier, the most valuable cargo is the group of soldiers waiting inside.