Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 might just be the most hotly anticipated Call of Duty title yet. Fans disappointed with Black Ops Cold War’s gameplay and Vanguard’s Second World War setting will be pleased to know that Activision’s FPS shooter franchise is taking us back to contemporary combat in its next title and, if you’re looking for information on the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 release date, you’re in the right place.
The next Call of Duty title is expected to follow on from Captain Price’s adventures in 2019’s Modern Warfare, a game where the narrative ends with Captain Price setting up Task-Force 141, and players are eager to see fan-favourite characters like Ghost and Soap make a return. But, when is the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 release date?
Well, that is just the question we’re here to answer – and hopefully provide a little more information on when you can expect to jump into the next next-generation Call of Duty experience. So, keep reading and we’ll fill you in on what we know so far.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 release date
The Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 release date is set for October 28, 2022.
Modern Warfare was released on October 25, 2019 and its sequel is following in the same footsteps releasing virtually the same week of the year.
Looking at Call of Duty games before these three, which represent a new inter-connected Call of Duty experience with cross-progression and Warzone, Call of Duty games have been released in October and November throughout the franchise’s history – the only exceptions being the standalone release of Modern Warfare Remastered in June/July 2017.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 trailers
We finally have a proper Modern Warfare 2 trailer to talk about, following the worldwide reveal on June 8. You can watch this trailer below:
As you can see, this game picks up three years after the events of Modern Warfare, and features familiar faces from previous games. The team have to jump between locales in an attempt to sabotage an enemy offensive after a US airstrike accidentally kills a foreign general.
Prior to this trailer we only had the a brief live-action trailer, which announced the Modern Warfare 2 reveal on June 8.
We also got a sneak peek at the gameplay via a Summer Game Fest world premiere. You can check this out below.
MODERN WARFARE 2 beta
There will be a Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 beta, but it’ll hit PlayStation consoles first. Players will need to pre-order the game to get access, but as of yet there’s no confirmation on when that beta period will take place.
We’ll update this guide if we hear more.
Modern Warfare 2 missions
So far we only know of four Modern Warfare 2 missions: Nightwar, Wet Work, Tower, and a vehicle-based mission.
In Nightwar, you’ll take control of Soap during a nighttime raid on a terrorist safehouse, in Wet Work, you’ll get to grips with the game’s stealth mechanics on both land and sea as Gaz, and in Tower, you’ll need to rappel – head or feet first – down a giant skyscraper in a bid to clear it.
All three of these missions give the players autonomy over the way they play, giving way to Infinity Ward’s ethos of creating CoD 2.0.
In the unnamed vehicular mission, you’ll be able to shoot out of windows, commandeer other cars, and basically do what you want. Apparently you can drive any vehicle you want in Modern Warfare 2, so this one might be worth keeping your eyes on.
Modern Warfare 2 features
We’re getting plenty of new features in Modern Warfare 2 from swimming, new movement mechanics, and more. But it’s perhaps the movement mechanics that’ll turn most players’ heads.
Infinity War is bringing back sliding and diving to the game which should change the way players go into firefight, while taking the fight to the water’s edge. Swimming will now be a key part of Modern Warfare going forward – and you’ll be able to ADS and fire when you go under.
You’ll also be able to vault in Call of Duty by grabbing a ledge and choosing whether to peek over or not. This is something called ledge-hanging, according to Infinity Ward, and will give players more options during their gameplay.
The Gunsmith system is also getting an overhaul for Modern Warfare 2, with around 70 attachments available per weapon. This will give players complete control over the guns and playstyle and help shake up the meta. Players will be able to tweak specific weapon attachments too via a tuning screen – but only when you hit a certain level for that weapon.
MODERN WARFARE 2 multiplayer modes
Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer is a vital part of the game, and while all the news lately has been on the game’s expansive campaign, there’s lots to get excited about if you’re a multiplayer fan.
The likes of Hardpoint, Search and Destroy, Team Deathmatch all return, but alongside two new modes: Knockout and Prisoner Rescue.
Knockout is a 6v6 mode, but you only get one life per round although there are revives. Players will need to fight over a package and whoever controls it at the end wins the game.
In Prisoner Rescue, two teams will be tasked with protecting or rescuing a hostage – similar to Rainbow Six Siege – and you’ll be able to breach walls and doors to do just that.
MODERN WARFARE 2 Field Upgrades
Infinity Ward has revealed four of the field upgrades coming to Modern Warfare so far. These are:
- Tactical Camera
- Drill Charge
- Inflatable Decoy
All four of these will be available in the multiplayer from launch.
Well, that’s all there is to it – everything we know about the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 release date right now. If you’re looking for a hot take, check out why we think two years of Modern Warfare 2 sounds like hell right here. If not, you can check out the latest on more Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 DMZ mode detail leaks here.