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Activision confirms Infinity Ward leading CoD 2022 & Warzone 2 development

A report from Activision has confirmed that the iconic Infinity Ward studio will be leading the development of CoD 2022 & Warzone 2.

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In a statement on February 3, Activision confirmed that the highly-anticipated CoD 2022 and Warzone 2 will be developed by Infinity Ward.

Infinity Ward have a long and storied history with the Call of Duty franchise after developing the legendary Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and it seems like they’re back for another iteration in 2022.

Infinity Ward last worked on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in 2019. Modern Warfare was a commercial success and Activision are looking to produce similar results with CoD 2022 after Vanguard has failed to meet sales expectations.

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A recent Business Wire report of Activision’s 2021 financial results have revealed that Vanguard failed to meet expectations as far as sales go, “Call of Duty net bookings on console and PC declined year-over-year in the fourth quarter, reflecting lower premium sales for Call of Duty: Vanguard”.

This explains Activision’s decision to opt for Infinity Ward as the lead developer for both CoD 2022 and Warzone 2. The project is being touted as a highly ambitious focus on both premium offerings and free-to-play content with Warzone 2.

Long-time Call of Duty fans will be happy to see the future of the franchise in safe hands. 2022 is shaping up to be a vital year for Call of Duty and fans won’t have to wait much longer for new and exciting content.

This announcement doesn’t necessarily mean that the release window for these games has been moved up. Once we have more details concerning CoD 2022 and Warzone 2022 we’ll be sure to share that with you.


For more CoD 2022 news, check out our piece on Modern Warfare 2 leaks claiming Rainbow Six Siege mode will arrive in CoD 2022.

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Modern Warfare 2 leak claims fan-favorite maps won’t arrive at launch

Modern Warfare 2 is expected to bring fan-favorite maps such as Terminal and Highrise, but they might not be there at launch.

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It’s been widely leaked that fan-favorite maps such as Favela, Terminal, and Highrise will arrive in Modern Warfare 2, but a report from Tom Henderson claims that we might not see these classic maps at launch.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is set to release this year but apart from leaks and rumors, we know very little about it. The campaign is said to bring players to Central America to battle Colombian drug cartels, and there’s also supposed to be an Escape from Tarkov-inspired DMZ extraction mode.

But if the logo’s green color is any indication, it’s also set to celebrate 2009’s original Modern Warfare 2. Warzone 2‘s map will reportedly feature classic locations and leakers have also claimed that they’ll be present in multiplayer, too. However, insider Tom Henderson’s latest report advises players to temper their expectations.

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The original Modern Warfare 2 features some of the most popular maps in the franchise’s history, with players still reminiscing about Favela, Terminal, Highrise, and Quarry. Leakers RalphsValve and Henderson claimed that these classic maps will return in Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer.

While leaking even more about Warzone 2 in his latest report, including an interrogation system and more information on Pro Perks, Henderson explained that even though these maps are set to arrive in Warzone 2, “it doesn’t necessarily mean they are coming to the premium title as 6v6 maps, at least on launch.”

With Modern Warfare 2 expected to be supported for two years without a new CoD game in 2023, that means there should be around twelve seasons of content. “It is possible that we’ll get to see all these maps over the two years, but not necessarily on launch,” he explained.

However, if these recent reports are to be believed, we will get to see these classic maps in both Warzone 2 and the DMZ which reportedly share a Blackout-like map.

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Leaked Modern Warfare 2 DMZ mode: Tarkov-inspired gameplay, map, more

CoD leakers claim a third ‘DMZ’ mode will arrive as part of Modern Warfare 2, so here’s everything we know about it.

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Although not officially confirmed, there have been a ton of leaks surrounding Modern Warfare 2 featuring a third mode called the ‘DMZ.’ This is set to be an Escape from Tarkov-inspired extraction game, so here’s everything we know about the leaked mode so far.

Traditionally, a Call of Duty game comes with three modes – campaign, multiplayer, and Zombies/Spec Ops. Warzone 2 is confirmed to be in development alongside MW2, and according to leakers, Modern Warfare 2‘s third mode will be called the ‘DMZ.’

A ton of leaks and rumors surround the DMZ but with nothing officially confirmed, we recommend taking this information with a pinch of salt. Here’s everything that’s been leaked so far, including how the DMZ mode works, its expected release date, map, and marketplace.

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What is Modern Warfare 2’s leaked DMZ mode?

Modern Warfare 2’s DMZ is set to be an Escape from Tarkov-themed extraction style game mode. This is where players load into the map and must battle both other players and AI before extracting loot which can be used again or sold.

It’s still unclear whether DMZ (demilitarized zone) will be the official name or is just an internal name. The mode has reportedly been in development since late 2018, and Henderson quoted an anonymous dev, who said: “This has been built from the ground up with the mode in mind, it’s not just an afterthought.”

In Escape from Tarkov, anything you take into the raid will be lost if you die, meaning taking high-tier loot comes with a high risk/reward, and DMZ will reportedly have the same mechanic.

Does Modern Warfare 2’s DMZ have a release date?

According to leaker TheGhostOfHope, the DMZ is set to arrive with Modern Warfare 2’s launch but will arrive in beta.

Hope quoted their source, who explained: “Something like the DMZ doesn’t become final until the general public has gotten hands on it. It’s a large mode that needs maintenance.”

Modern Warfare 2 doesn’t have a release date yet, but you can expect it to release in fall 2022.

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Tom Henderson believes Warzone 2 and DMZ will share a map, but other leakers TheGhostOfHope and RalphsValve claim it will have several.

Tom Henderson has long believed that the DMZ will share its map with Warzone 2, which is reportedly set in Central America and will feature classic MW2 maps such as Highrise, Quarry, and Terminal.

Henderson claims a source sent them an image of the DMZ map, and they were able to verify that it was indeed DMZ. “Now nearly six months on, a newly acquired source has sent me the Warzone 2 map, which is identical to the DMZ map,” he explained in his eXputer report.

Then, leaker TheMW2Ghost tweeted a recreation of what they claim to be both Warzone 2 and the DMZs map.

However, TheGhostOfHope and RalphsValve have claimed since November that there will be multiple DMZ maps. Hope appears adamant that there will be around four but without DMZ being official, there’s no way of knowing for sure.

DMZ mode reportedly brings marketplace with tradeable items

According to the GhostOfHope, Modern Warfare 2’s DMZ mode will bring a marketplace where “items can be bought and traded.” This sounds similar to Escape from Tarkov, where players can buy, sell, and trade their loot with other players.

In the same leak, Hope claimed that “You are able to earn skins, blueprints and more from ‘DMZ’ that are usable across Multiplayer and eventually Warzone 2.” They don’t believe you’ll be able to trade Blueprints, though.


Of course, neither Activision nor Infinity Ward have confirmed that the DMZ mode is in development, so take this all with a heavy pinch of salt.

Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 are still months out, so you can check out everything we know about Warzone Season 3 Reloaded and Season 4 in the meantime.

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Modern Warfare 2 leak reveals Warzone 2 & DMZ map

A new Modern Warfare 2 leak claims to show off the brand-new map that will feature in both Warzone 2 and the Tarkov-inspired DMZ.

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Call of Duty leaker TheMW2Ghost claims to have recreated Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2’s ‘DMZ’ map, showing its general layout.

A ton of leaks and rumors surrounding Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 have dropped over the past couple of days detailing Warzone 2’s new mechanics, the classic Modern Warfare 2 maps arriving as POIs, and the DMZ’s marketplace with tradeable items.

Now, leaker TheMW2Ghost has shown off what they claim to be the general layout of the map that will reportedly be shared between both Warzone 2 and the Escape from Tarkov-inspired DMZ.

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Rather than showing off what they claim to be the DMZ and Warzone 2’s map, TheMW2Ghost has drawn a “remake based off of the actual map image,” so it isn’t the official artwork.

The map doesn’t give a ton of detail, but it shows what appears to be roads or train tracks passing through the map. Also, there’s a large river cutting through the middle of the map, with a lake on the eastern side.

There are a few icons on the map, but we’re not sure what they mean. The locks could indicate the Strongholds that both YouTuber NerosCinema and Henderson claim will allow players to get their loadouts, but there’s no guarantee.

Previous leaks have indicated that this map will be based in Central America, taking inspiration from Medellín, Colombia, but the recreation doesn’t confirm this one way or the other.

Of course, this is just a leak for now so there’s no guarantee that this is what Warzone 2 and the DMZ’s map will look like. We expect to hear more from Activision and Infinity Ward later this year, so stay tuned.


For more Warzone, be sure to check out how to get the extremely expensive Kong vs Godzilla Apex Phase Rifle Owen Gun Blueprint.

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