How to do Elevator Glitch

February 2, 2010 in Glitch, Modern Warfare 2

The elevator Glitch can be VERY hard, yet with practice it can be pretty easy. Some elevators have to be EXACT; while others are more forgiving. Here is the “secret” to becoming a great elevator glitcher. Be patient and don’t give up, the more you do, the better you get. Then you can do really cool stuff like get outside of maps and even under some.

Class setup:
Here is my recommended class setup with some variations depending on what you currently have unlocked.
Weapon: small machine gun or assault rifle (I switch between mini-uzi and RPD “I know its a large machine gun, that’s MY preference, yours will differ”)
Secondary: Don’t matter, I use pistol
Equipment: Tactical Insertion (very important so when you get somewhere you don’t have to do it all over again)
Perk 1: One man army (so you can replenish you tactical insertions for each step) or at least scavenger (same concept, walk over dead bodies and get new insertion)
Perk 2: I recommend Lightweight (makes for easier jumps, which are sometimes required)
Perk 3: Commando PRO (must be pro) so when you jump from VERY high once elevated, you won’t die.

This is the most important part. Once mastered the rest is butter.
Learn how to get initially aligned up.
1st: walk all the way forward to glitching area, facing it.
2nd: Align yourself (center up, then slightly rotate right)

Here is how to Center and rotate:
You look down or up, depending on what you want to use as a reference, such as a board on the side of a roof. Lets say there is snow on roof with board right below it. Look down till the board is about 1/2 – 1 inch from top of your TV/Monitor. Center up as best you can (left to right centering) (you are already “forward” at this point) Now what you have to do is SLOWLY rotate left and right. You will start to see on top of board the “Pixels” create a jagged sawtooth edge, as shown in pic below #1 and #2. Then you rotate yourself till these go away and are flat. THIS IS CENTER. Now slowly rotate to the right until you see only 2 to 4 jagged edges as shown in pic below #3 line. These steps here are the key, you are now done with the hardest part (that most people seem to have a hard time grasping)

Pixel Elevator Alignment

Now you hit your start button
Select Options
Select Stick Layout
Select Legacy Southpaw (not soutpaw, but LEGACY SOUTHPAW the bottom one)
backout of options

now your ready for the next “hardest step”
crouch or go prone, depending on which elevator you are doing.
move a decent amount 1 to 2 body lengths to the left.
hit circle (on PS3) and try to stand, hopefully you won’t be able to
if you can go back down and move left till you can’t stand.
NOW move slowly, by bumping to the right slightly until you can stand.
NOW go back to left till you can’t stand. THIS IS IT.
In between the “can’t stand” and “can stand” is the glitch and you will FLY UP!
The difference in the Gap is only a pixel or two, so your movements at this point
left and right are VERY VERY slight while you try to stand….then BOOM your floating.

IMPORTANT: do not touch nothing while going up (you can hit start button and return stick layout to default, which you will have to do on the way up or when your done rising)

Here is where you set a tactical insertion, so if you fall, kill yourself and re-appear in same spot without having to go through the above process. You can now walk forward and around as long as you stay within the boundaries of the roof below you. These are the basics, getting out of maps and jumping to other buildings etc… will come later, just master this process first. When you get to another building/map one man army to get another tactical and set it again to respawn there! Here is a YouTube video of two Derail Elevator Glitches, not my video, I will post one of my own later. I just wanted to get the “Pixel” alignment up ASAP since I’ve been giving so many 1 on 1 tutorials and wanted those peeps to see the jagged edges I was talking about. So Mattie432, if you want it removed let me know.

You will notice the first scene is just jumping on a fence, kewl but not an elevator, second scene on tank is where I learn my first elevator in MW2 it is a “prone” elevator which means you will lay down after alignment and selecting legacy southpaw. The third scene is a “crouch” elevator, which means you won’t lay down but only crouch and stand. CREDIT goes to Mattie432.


52 responses to How to do Elevator Glitch

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  2. Listen, I’m having some trouble…. I keep on lining it up to where there are no pixels, right? Then I move barely to the right, making it two or four lines. But, then I’m stumped as to what to do. I’ve tried the instructions but I must be missing something. Can you help me?

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