This has been a huge year for Call of Duty, but the beta for Modern Warfare 2 is finally launching.
While the Call of Duty: Next event is expected to feature some major announcements, the game’s release date, some surprising platform news, and a variety of pre-order packages packed with extra digital goodies are all available now.
This updated version of the classic 2009 game Cod MW2 contains a new engine, enhanced artificial intelligence, and compatibility with Warzone 2.
Naturally, you’ll also get to see familiar faces like Captain John Price and John “Soap” MacTavish again. Find out everything that’s been going on with the Modern Warfare 2 release date and the series’ future right here.
When will the second Call of Duty game, Modern Warfare 2, be released in 2022?
The creators have stated that the release date for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be October 28th, 2022.
At that time, purchasers will be able to start playing the newest Call of Duty installment. The release date of Warzone 2 is currently unknown, although it will likely include free-to-play features.
Fans who pre-order Modern Warfare 2 on October 20, 2022, will gain access to the campaign a week early, a first for the Call of Duty series.
Not to mention the beta for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which will launch on September 16th, 2022.
Games that use the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 engine
Until January 2021, when Xbox announced it was buying Activision, the publisher of the Call of Duty franchise, the game was released on every device that could run it in an effort to maximize sales.
The news shocked the community since it raised the specter that Call of Duty could one day become Xbox exclusive on a console. Even if that happens in the future, it won’t have any impact on Modern Warfare 2.
Existing contracts with PlayStation indicate that at least the next main COD to come out in 2023 should also appear on PS4 and PS5.
The game is scheduled for release before the deal is finalized. Even after the current agreements with PlayStation expire, Microsoft has said it plans to retain the series on the platform.
So far, we know that Modern Warfare 2 will be available on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, marking Steam’s long-awaited comeback.
The background and plot of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
The game, rumored to be internally dubbed Project Cortez, will have a single-player story set during the American-led War on Drugs in South America, though this has not been verified or disproved by the first video.
More information from Tom Henderson suggests the game will be even grimier than Modern Warfare 2019, which took Call of Duty in a more realistic direction than it has in a while with scenarios like Clean House, which featured realistic room clearances and night vision.
The multiplayer component of Modern Warfare 2 will be accessible online and will include a few new types of play.
In Knockout, there will be 6-on-6 bouts with no respawns, so you can’t just go storming blindly into battle.
During a competition, teams will compete to see who can claim possession of a package; the team in possession of the package when the match ends will be considered the victor.
A second new multiplayer option, Prisoner Rescue, has each side taking on the role of either attacker or defender. The former must rescue hostages from the latter, who are tasked with preventing the rescue.
Future iterations of the game’s shooting mode, Gunsmith, will have expanded personalization choices.
So far, that’s all the information we have about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, but be sure to bookmark this page so we can let you know when new information becomes available.