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2022’s Modern Warfare 2 to release new Warzone map with classic POIs

Call of Duty 2022 is rumored to have a new Warzone map, alongside a new third mode that is similar to Battlefield 2042’s Hazard Zone.

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A new report claims to shed some new details on what to expect from Infinity Ward’s next title set to release in 2022, including first details on the potential new Warzone map for the game.

According to a report from Tom Henderson, shared via VGC News, Call of Duty 2022 will include a new Warzone map that will launch soon after the game, similar to Vanguard x Warzone’s integration.

Call of Duty 2022 is set to be called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, being a direct sequel to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019.

Per this new report in VGC News, the new Warzone map in development for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will feature classic Modern Warfare 2 (2009) locations, including an expanded version of Favela, along with other classic maps from the game, like Afghan, Terminal, Quarry, and more.

These classic maps and areas will be stitched together to form the new Warzone map for Modern Warfare II.

Activision declined to comment on the report. No official information on Call of Duty 2022 is expected until mid Summer 2022.

Call of Duty: Warzone’s second massive map will be Caldera, launching on December 3, 2021 as part of the game’s integration with Call of Duty: Vanguard. This will be the first massive new map update for Warzone since its original launch back in March 2020.

The report from VGC also states that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II could feature a new third mode that is similar to Battlefield 2042’s Hazard Zone. Hazard Zone mode in Battlefield 2042 featured a mix of Escape From Tarkov, along with some Battle Royale elements, into a singular mode.

The campaign for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will be a sequel to Modern Warfare 2019 and feature Task Force 141 taking on Colombian Drug Cartels.

CharlieIntel cannot confirm these above details in regards to the Warzone’s map locales, but we’ve been able to confirm the game will be a sequel to Modern Warfare 2019.

As always, we will update as more information on Call of Duty 2022 comes to light.

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Modern Warfare 2 & Warzone 2 confirmed to have RICOCHET anti-cheat at launch

It is now officially confirmed that the RICOCHET anti-cheat system will be available at launch in both Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2.

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The Call of Duty developers have confirmed that the RICOCHET system to counter cheaters and hackers will be available in both Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 at launch.

Cheating is a major problem faced by Call of Duty players, and the developers take this very seriously, with anti-cheat measures being implemented and hackers getting removed in massive ban waves.

The most effective measure that the developers introduced has been the RICOCHET anti-cheat system, and now players had been wondering when this would be available in Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2.

RICOCHET Anti-Cheat system logo

On June 16, the Call of Duty developers posted a RICOCHET anti-cheat progress report in which they answered the community’s most common questions, including one about this system’s arrival in the Warzone and Modern Warfare sequels.

They responded: “RICOCHET anti-cheat – including its PC kernel-level driver – will be active on Day One for both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and the all-new Warzone 2.0.” So, both titles will have anti-cheat measures in place from day one.

The developers then added: “This is possible because of the foundation #TeamRICOCHET has developed and iterated on since it first launched, as well as the close collaboration we have with game teams.”

The RICOCHET anti-cheat system uses a kernel-level driver that detects any software and applications that could be used to hack or chat in Warzone, allowing the security team to respond quickly.

In the progress report, the devs reassured players that while encountering cheaters in both titles is still a possibility, the RICOCHET anti-cheat system will continue to “get smarter and better as time progresses.”

It remains to be seen how effective this system will be in countering cheaters and hackers when Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 finally arrive. We’ll be sure to keep you posted if there are any new developments once both titles launch.


For more Call of Duty content, check out why Dr Disrespect believes MW2 can’t “match” his AAA FPS game and if Warzone 2 will have FOV sliders or not.

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CoD fans reveal major Sniper changes they want to see in Modern Warfare 2

CoD fans have shared the major changes to Sniper mechanics they want to see ahead of Modern Warfare 2’s release.

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Sniper Rifles have been a staple of the Call of Duty franchise for years and players have revealed the changes to the weapon type they want to see in Modern Warfare 2.

Sniping in Call of Duty isn’t the easiest playstyle to implement, but once you get the hang of it, the joy of pulling off insane Sniper Rifle kills is unparalleled. We’ve had some iconic Snipers over the years including the Intervention and M40A3 that players put to great use.

However, instead of focusing on specific weapons, players are revealing the changes to Sniper mechanics they want to see in Modern Warfare 2 that will lead to a more enjoyable experience.

Sniper aiming down sights in Modern Warfare

Modern Warfare 2’s October 28 release date is fast approaching and players can already pre-order their copies today. Discussion surrounding changes players want to see in the next iteration of the Call of Duty franchise are starting to heat up.

The latest from the Modern Warfare 2 subreddit involves a debate on the new Sniper mechanics in the game. Players offered their takes on what the devs need to do to create a balanced Sniper weapon pool.

For starters, a main point of contention in the community seems to revolve around ADS speed. One player explains that Modern Warfare’s SPR is an example of what the devs should avoid, “I do not need another 2 years of people running around with a sawed off SPR that aims in faster than an SMG and can one shot to the entire upper torso, no thanks!”

While quickscoping is a useful style of play for those who master the technique, most players in the comments agreed that the SPR took things too far. This brought up another discussion between players who debated over separating these types of weapons into two categories.

Modern Warfare SPR-208

Modern Warfare had the Sniper Rifle category and Marksman Rifle category. Some players believe that this was a good thing, as these weapons were split based on their intended use. For example, Snipers would be for long-range and deal more damage, while Marksman Rifles would cater to an aggressive playstyle.

Others believe that having two categories would lead to another Sniper imbalance in Modern Warfare 2 as the superiority of Marksman Rifles would make Sniper Rifles obsolete, “they could improve the balance of snipers in this new game and 2 separate class sections for them makes no sense.”


For more Modern Warfare 2 news, check out how CoD players explain how Modern Warfare 2 can kill off Battlefield for good.

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CoD players explain how Modern Warfare 2 can kill off Battlefield for good

With Ground War returning in Modern Warfare 2, players are hoping Infinity Ward go all out to beat Battlefield at its own game.

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Ghost in Modern Warfare 2 and Boris in Battlefield 2042

Ground War, CoD’s large-scale mode, will return in Modern Warfare 2. Originally criticized for failing to capture what made Battlefield so great, players explained how MW2’s Ground War will succeed where Battlefield 2042 failed.

Ground War arrived in Modern Warfare 2019, using Verdansk’s POIs as huge playspaces for a large-scale Conquest-like game mode. While players enjoyed Ground War, many felt that it failed to capture the squad play, vehicle balance, and map flow that made Battlefield so popular.

However, the way gamers think about the Battlefield franchise has completely changed since then, with Battlefield 2042 failing at almost every hurdle. Luckily, Ground War returns in Modern Warfare 2 and those let down by 2042 hope that Infinity Ward go all out and try to use Ground War to “put the nail in the coffin” for Battlefield.

Ground War in Modern Warfare 2019

Reddit user Spartacus_115 kicked off the discussion by saying that Infinity Ward need to make changes to Ground War when it returns in Modern Warfare 2. They explained that the biggest issue it had was the objective placements and shape of the maps, which they felt were too linear.

For Modern Warfare 2, they want to see the objective positions wider, spread out, and circular, allowing for flanking routes and strategy. Many users brought up MW2019’s Promenade as an example of what they don’t want to see, where the action takes place in a long street without any opportunity for flanking.

CoD players also hope to see tighter squad play, multiple game modes, fewer sniping positions, and a better vehicle to infantry balance  – all aspects of the best Battlefield games.

Sundance in Battlefield 2042 season 1

Many Battlefield players moved over to CoD between Battlefield V and 2042, and the latest entry did nothing to bring them back. These ex-Battlefield players are especially hoping that Modern Warfare 2’s Ground War will be a success.

“As a Battlefield refugee I truly hope they go all in and try to put the nail in the coffin for Battlefield,” said jamslfc. “I hate to say it but same,” replied SPYDER0416, explaining that they’ve been “dying for a good Battlefield-esque experience.”

Another user said that “even if it doesn’t necessarily kill Battlefield off it could finally be a big fat wake-up call,” but they had their doubts.


For more on Modern Warfare 2, be sure to check out whether it’ll launch on Game Pass and everything we know about the campaign.

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