There’s a lot to look forward to in Modern Warfare 2, and here’s everything we know about Call of Duty 2022 so far, including a release date, a leaked DMZ mode, and the game’s new features.
Call of Duty is back today, with the developer officially confirming that Modern Warfare 2 will be the hit Game of the Year franchise in 2022, with an official logo revealed at the end of April.
Marketing for Modern Warfare 2 is starting to heat up, with developers revealing a release date and trailer. We have a ton of new information on the MW2, including a brand new field upgrade.
Here’s what we know about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 release date
Call of Duty announces that Modern Warfare 2 will be released October 28, 2022.
The developers announced the release date via a video showing the main art and characters of Modern Warfare 2. “Modern Warfare 2” then officially released worldwide June 8 This allows players to experience what the game will bring.
Additionally, the Modern Warfare 2 campaign unveiling took place during the Summer Games Festival June 9.
How to preorder Modern Warfare 2
Pre-orders for Modern Warfare 2 are available starting June 8, and to secure your copy, you can visit the Call of Duty Store. Once on the webpage, select your platform and complete the transaction for the version of your choice.
Activision no longer offers multiple versions of the game. This year players can choose between two versions. The Standard Edition costs $70, while the Vault Edition costs $99. That means there’s no longer a $60 version as the cheapest version of Modern Warfare 2. You can see what’s included in the two editions below.
With Modern Warfare 2 returning to the platform, a new game will be available on Steam for the first time since CoD: WWII. It’s also important to note that those who pre-order Modern Warfare 2 will get early access to the public beta.
Is Modern Warfare 2 a remake?
2022 Modern Warfare 2 is not a remake of 2009’s Modern Warfare 2Instead, Modern Warfare 2 is a direct sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare, and as such, it will share several traits with the 2019 title.
The developers say they always draw inspiration from the past, but also “want to create new things”. While some aspects of 2009’s Modern Warfare 2 may have provided inspiration, Modern Warfare 2 will ultimately be an entirely new title.
Plus, Modern Warfare 2 doesn’t feel like a simple remake of Modern Warfare. The developers confirmed that every aspect of the game has been reworked and changed.
Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Beta
Modern Warfare 2 will have an open beta Before the October 28 release. While we don’t know the official date when the beta will be accessible, we can use Vanguard to estimate. Vanguard’s public beta began on September 10, and the full game was released on November 5.
Hopefully this means we’ll receive the Modern Warfare 2 beta in September, but more on that later. Players who pre-order Modern Warfare 2 will get early access to the open beta, while PlayStation players will receive it at least five days earlier than other platforms.
Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Details
The campaign of Modern Warfare 2 takes place three years after the events of Modern Warfare (2019). The story takes place in Task Force 141 after a US airstrike kills a foreign general.
The group promised retaliation, so Task Force 141 worked with Mexican special forces to stop the threat.
It’s worth remembering that there’s a lot more to this story that we don’t know yet, but we’ll be sure to let you know as more information becomes available. For more information, check out our dedicated article on the Modern Warfare 2 campaign.
Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Details
First, Modern Warfare 2 will include a core map designed for 6vs6 gameplay and a battle map designed for larger team play. Five maps have been announced so far, and you can check out our guide to all the confirmed maps in Modern Warfare 2.
When it comes to game modes, players can look forward to old favorites and new innovations. Prisoner Rescue and Knockout are just two of the new modes in Modern Warfare 2, while Special Ops and Gunfight are returning to the series.
The new content doesn’t stop there, as the developers have overhauled the way the AI will interact with players in Modern Warfare 2. You can expect the AI to be more challenging and intense. At the same time, new motion mechanics, including swimming, allow developers to emphasize the design of water in multiplayer experiences.
Player customization is once again a priority for the series, and you’ll have a new and improved Gunsmith system available in Modern Warfare 2.
Warzone 2 Integration
Activision has officially confirmed that Warzone 2 will be a brand new game separate from Warzone.The all-new Warzone experience will feature “New modern warfare II Content and systems with a whole new progression,” Reset Player Inventory from Warzone.
For everything you need to know about a possible Warzone sequel, you can check out our Warzone 2 guide, where we’ve compiled a list of rumors and leaks related to the title.
Modern Warfare 2 leaked
Both Ralphs Valve and Tom Henderson claim the classic Modern Warfare 2 (2009) map will be in CoD 2022.
RalphsValve has leaked five maps players can expect to see in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. These are some of the most popular maps in the entire series, and we may see them return.
Here are the returning Modern Warfare 2 maps:
A later report by industry insider Tom Henderson said these maps would be released in Warzone 2, but may not be available when MW2 launches. Instead, players may have to wait for them to be added to multiplayer.
Additionally, Call of Duty general manager Johanna Faries confirmed that Highrise will be the POI in Warzone 2. It remains to be seen whether these nostalgic locations will make their way into Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer.
Leakers such as Tom Henderson claim that Modern Warfare 2 will bring a new game mode – DMZ. While we don’t know exactly what the game mode will bring, the leaker describes the mode as “MWII’s take on Escape from Tarkov.”
Henderson believes that by the time Modern Warfare 2 releases, the mode has been in development for over four years, and you’ll enter multiple locations where you must loot abandoned houses, buildings, vehicles, crates, and corpses. He also said that the area consisted of maps from the original MW2, which acted as POIs.
Well-known leaker TheGhostOfHope also hinted that it would be accurate to compare this new Modern Warfare 2 game mode to Battlestate Games’ Escape from Tarkov.
At the time of writing, it’s unclear if the marketplace will require players to spend CoD points, or if the developers will introduce an entirely new in-game currency to use.
Modern Warfare 2 SBMM Rework
Skill-based matchmaking has always been one of the most contentious aspects of Call of Duty games, and a report from CoD leaker “Ralphs Valve” says the developers may be aiming to modify SBMM to make it work in Modern Warfare 2 “Not so weak”.
According to this leak, the developers are aiming to make the game feel less rigid, but Modern Warfare 2 could still retain the controversial feature of disbanding lobbies after each game.
Modern Warfare 2 Pro Perks return
On May 20, Tom Henderson claimed that Pro Perks were part of a recent Warzone 2 playtest. These are premium versions of the standard perks in the original Modern Warfare 2.
While these are expected to appear in Warzone, industry insiders claim they could also make their way into MW2 multiplayer as a sharing feature.
Which studios are involved in Modern Warfare 2?
Development of Modern Warfare 2 was a collaborative effort between nearly all of Activision’s studios, with Infinity Ward in charge.
Here are all the Activision studios that could be involved in Modern Warfare 2:
- demon software
- high moon studio
- toys for bob
- Infinity Ward Austin, TX
- Infinity Ward Poland
- Infinity Ward, Los Angeles
- Raven Software
- sledgehammer game
That’s all we know about Modern Warfare 2, but be sure to check back regularly as we’ll be updating this page with new information ahead of the October 28 release date.
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