Call of Duty: We’ve rounded up all the key details for you right here, so read on to find out everything you need to know about the next COD.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Release Date
So far before a COD release, we usually don’t know much about what’s on the way, but that’s a little different this time around.
In September 2021, according to two separate reports, one from gaming industry expert Tom Henderson and the other from VGC, it was widely reported that the game that will succeed Vanguard will be a sequel to the 2019 Modern Warfare reboot.
That means that as much as Modern Warfare 2019 reused the famous Call of Duty 4 subtitle, we’re again reusing the name of a previous game, albeit with a story that will be inspired by the original rather than a faithful account of the same events.
Without any firm information about when the game will be released, we can use by default the typical Call of Duty timeline, which will see the release of Modern Warfare 2 in early November 2022. It’s being developed primarily by Infinity Ward, but there are apparently 10 more studios working on in-game support capabilities, though these types of shared resources are nothing new to the series.
Activision Blizzard recently stated in an earnings report that the game will usher in the “most ambitious plan in franchise history,” so we’re intrigued to see what that means when everything is revealed in due course.
On top of that, we’ve even seen hints that the post-this-game, 2023’s COD, will be a return to the Black Ops series, suggesting that a family rotation of titles is taking place.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Platforms
Call of Duty normally comes out on all platforms that can run it, to maximize sales, but everything changed in January 2021 when Xbox announced it would buy Activision, the publisher of the series.
The news shocked the community, as it threatens the possibility of Call of Duty becoming an exclusive series for Xbox hardware on the console at some point. While that’s possible eventually, it won’t affect Modern Warfare 2.
The game will launch before the deal is completed, and existing contracts with PlayStation mean that at least the next main COD coming out in 2023 should also appear on PS4 and PS5. Beyond that, however, things are less safe.
So, you can rest assured that Modern Warfare 2 will at least appear on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC when it launches, even for older consoles.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 story and setting
Supposedly codenamed Project Cortez, the game will feature a single-player campaign rumored to take place during the American-led War on Drugs in South America.
According to additional reports from Tom Henderson, the game will be even braver than Modern Warfare 2019, which already leaned more towards realism than Call of Duty for a while, with missions like Clean House with realistic room-free spaces and night vision.
Infinity Ward has been working on the game since it released Modern Warfare, giving it a healthy three-year cycle during which to innovate, and the campaign, accordingly, will see some good additions, such as narrative options (hopefully, deeper than “choose if to torture a prisoner” options we have before) and weapons that can sometimes get stuck to actually get you in the creek without an oar.
The story should see Captain Price’s Task Force 141 fighting Colombia’s cartels in covert missions that won’t be so militarized, but focusing on stealth and incision.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 gameplay
Obviously, there will be a significant amount of continuity since the last Modern Warfare as far as gameplay is concerned for the upcoming Infinity Ward game, but that still leaves room for some improvements and additions.
We’re still expecting it to present a low death time, which makes it pretty tough as shooters go along, but we’ll be interested to see if it adopts some of the technical advances made by Vanguard in the meantime.
For example, the World War II shooter features much more destruction capability in maps and environments, as well as an expanded weapon mounting system that allows you to move more while getting gun control bonuses.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Warzone Integration
After the messy integration of the Black Ops Cold War into the Warzone, with a recycled map and unbalanced weapons, Activision seems to be aware that it has to hold on better to landing when it comes to new COD titles that blend in with its free-to-play feel. .
Vanguard brought with it an entirely new map, Caldera, taking the fight to the Pacific arena and finally bringing a new location to the table and, from the looks of it, Modern Warfare 2 will look to make that an annual change.
It will also debut with a new map, according to VGC’s sources, stitching together many of its multiplayer maps to create a large coherent map in the same way Verdansk was designed. That’s great news for anyone who has found an 18-month stay on the first Warzone map a bit boring.