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MW2 Season 5 Reloaded adds simple yet much needed tweak to multiplayer

MW2 Season 5 Reloaded pushes the COD meta into another direction, but smaller tweaks to MW2 multiplayer make the experience smoother for COD fans.

MW2 Season 5 Reloaded multiplayer changes

It won’t be long before we’re tearing it up in Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer, but until the next Call of Duty game arrives, it is time to enjoy what Modern Warfare 2 Season 5 Reloaded has to offer. The MW2 meta is changing and awesome skins are inbound, but alongside those additions are improvements to the game’s multiplayer, making MW2 matchmaking leaner and more efficient.

According to the Modern Warfare 2 patch notes, progressing into another game is faster than ever, as the new update introduces the ‘Play Again’ feature. “After each match, all players – or, specifically, solo players and designated party leaders – on the same team can opt to stick together for the next match,” the recent COD blog post details.

We’ve seen the feature before in Warzone, allowing players to vote whether to proceed into another grueling match or to return to the lobby.

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It’s a simple feature, one that is also seen in games like Fortnite, but nonetheless a great quality-of-life change for Modern Warfare 2. This means you’ll be staying in the action and keeping your teammates rallied together without even touching the lobby screen. Unless you want to change up your classes and put the best MW2 assault rifle to good use, that is.

Additionally, players hopping into one of the best competitive FPS games around can make use of the new ‘Friend Recommender’ tool. Activision species how the feature works as follows:

  • Built for those looking to find new squadmates, Friend Recommender works in two ways:
    • Suggesting Friends of Friends, a helpful feature for the whole squad to get connected with one another.
    • A new, dynamic system that suggests new friends to play with.

While many of us may choose to team up with our friends privately through PlayStation or Xbox parties, these nifty feature harkens back to the time of playing entries like World at War or the original Modern Warfare 2, making friends (or enemies) with random players. Both these features are now live in MW2, and with the arrival of the 9mm Daemon firearm, it’s a good time to start grinding again.

You’ll be bringing your camos and weaponry over to Modern Warfare 3 too, so here’s what you need to know about the Modern Warfare 3 release date.