Call of Duty’s 2022 title, reportedly known internally as Project Cortez, is expected to be a sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare according to new reports from leakers.
Individuals on Reddit and Medium blog noticed a back-end server opening into NVIDIA’s GeForce technology site that allowed users to see hundreds of games that are tested out on their servers.
The list included many already announced and revealed games, but also included a variety of unannounced games. Many of the unannounced games were listed as just the internal developer name rather than an official name.
The full list from the NVIDIA leak is available here. NVIDIA confirmed in a follow-up statement that the leaked games were real but stated some were not official game names.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare sequel in 2022?
One of the games on the NVIDIA list is listed as “Project Cortez.” This project is listed as an Activision Blizzard published game with the developer: Infinity Ward.
Project Cortez is most likely the codename for the spiritual successor to 2019’s hugely successful Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from Infinity Ward.
Since the NVIDIA leak has happened, new details on the potential story plot for Call of Duty 2022 have been shared by VGC.
VGC sources claim that “Modern Warfare’s sequel will include a campaign involving US special forces fighting a covert war against Columbian drug cartels.”
The information on the 2022 game being a sequel to Modern Warfare 2019 is also backed up by Tom Henderson, who has shared some accurate Call of Duty leaks in the past.
This information also lines up with what Charlie INTEL has heard about the 2022 game.
The “Cortez” code name has not been used for previous Call of Duty games. Warzone’s code name was Magma, as evident by file names on the Call of Duty site, and Black Ops Cold War’s was Zeus.
Infinity Ward, to no surprise, is most likely the developer of Call of Duty 2022.
Activision has not commented on Infinity Ward’s next project and won’t until mid-2022, at the earliest. We’ll keep you updated with any further developments on the potential sequel.
Also, do check out all the latest news and guides concerning the next CoD title in the franchise – Call of Duty: Vanguard.
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CoD leaker reveals possible Modern Warfare 2 early release date after Vanguard issues
Due to poor Vanguard sales, CoD leakers are claiming Modern Warfare 2’s release date is being moved up alongside changes to Warzone.
Call of Duty players might be able to get their hands on Modern Warfare 2 sooner than anticipated as CoD leakers suggest issues with Vanguard are moving up its release date.
Well-known Call of Duty leaker Tom Henderson has provided new information concerning Modern Warfare 2’s release window. The new 2022 Call of Duty title already has fans excited about the prospect of diving back into nostalgic maps and it’s looking like they’ll be able to do so earlier than expected.
The previous two Call of Duty titles were released one to two weeks into November but Henderson suggests we’ll be receiving the next iteration as much as a month earlier alongside major changes to Warzone.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 release date
Blacks Ops: Cold War launched on November 13 while Vanguard hit stores on November 5, but Modern Warfare 2 might be scrapping the November window in favor of an early October release date.
Henderson states that the reason behind this decision is to compensate for the poor sales numbers that Vanguard produced and that we should receive additional information as early as Summer 2022.
The renowned leaker goes on to explain that the decision to advance the release date seems to be a strategic move to maximize profit after Vanguard left investors displeased, “I’d imagine a couple of weeks can make all the difference to investors that want to see a stronger quarter.”
Modern Warfare 2 Warzone integration
Call of Duty fans can also expect a “big” update to Warzone following the release of Modern Warfare 2. It will be interesting to see where the developers decide to take the battle royale as the franchise returns to its roots.
After all, Warzone debuted alongside Modern Warfare (2019) and CoD 2022 is set to be a direct sequel to the beloved game. Rumors of classic MW2 POIs joining Warzone are setting expectations high for the future of the franchise.
Once we know more about Modern Warfare 2’s official release date we’ll be sure to provide an update but for now, check out every weapon buff & nerf in Warzone’s mid-season update.
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Call of Duty 2022: Modern Warfare 2 release date, modes, maps, Warzone integration, leaks
Here’s everything we know about CoD 2022 including its title, the release date, maps, game modes, and platforms.
There’s a ton of anticipation for Modern Warfare 2, and here’s everything that we know about Call of Duty 2022 so far, including the release date, a new mode called DMZ, and the game’s platforms.
Call of Duty fans are always eager to learn more about the next big title that will be released, and there is plenty of anticipation for the upcoming Modern Warfare 2. Information about the game is scarce but we do have some news to share.
While the developers haven’t revealed anything about Call of Duty 2022, we’ve been able to find out details like the release date, new game modes, platforms, and some interesting leaks.
Here’s everything we know about Call of Duty 2022.
- Call of Duty 2022 title
- Modern Warfare 2 release date
- Modern Warfare 2 maps
- CoD 2022 Warzone integration
- Modern Warfare 2 modes
- Modern Warfare 2 platforms
- Modern Warfare 2 campaign leaks
What is Call of Duty 2022’s title?
This information lines up with what Charlie INTEL has also heard about the 2022 Call of Duty game, although we’d caution that Activision can change the name at any point leading to the reveal.
Call of Duty 2022: Modern Warfare 2 release date
At the time of writing, it’s believed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be arriving sometime around November 2022. However, there is no exact release date confirmed for the game yet.
Going by Activision’s record, most previous titles in this popular franchise were released between October and November, so we expect to see Call of Duty 2022 come around the same time.
We’ll keep checking for any official release date announcements by the developers and will be sure to update this article once we have more concrete information.
Call of Duty 2022: Modern Warfare 2 maps
Both leakers RalphsValve and Tom Henderson claim that classic Modern Warfare 2 (2009) maps will arrive in CoD 2022.
In a video covering everything known about CoD 2022 so far, Henderson said that these maps have been taken from the scrapped Modern Warfare 2 Remastered, of which only the campaign released.
Here are the returning Modern Warfare 2 maps:
Favela would pit players against each other in enclosed areas while Terminal provided some excellent sniping opportunities to Call of Duty players during long-range combat situations.
Highrise led to tons of 360, no-scope montages and birthed several world-famous CoD clans and Shipment is so popular that it’s currently still featured in titles like Call of Duty: Vanguard.
However, these are currently just leaks, and we might see the addition of entirely different maps in the final game once it arrives.
Call of Duty 2022 Warzone integration
Call of Duty 2022 will integrate with Warzone in the same way that Black Ops Cold War and Vanguard has, but is expected to bring a brand-new map.
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Alongside the leaked DMZ mode for Modern Warfare 2, VGC claimed that CoD 2022 will launch with a brand-new Warzone map consisting of classic maps from the Modern Warfare franchise. This map will reportedly also be used for the DMZ mode.
The integration should also bring across all of CoD 2022’s weapons.
Call of Duty 2022 game modes
Tom Henderson claims that Modern Warfare 2 will come with a brand-new game mode – DMZ. While we don’t know exactly what the game mode will entail, the leaker described this mode as “MWII’s take on Escape From Tarkov.”
Henderson believes the mode will have been in development for over four years by the time Modern Warfare 2 releases, and you’ll drop into several locations and will have to plunder through abandoned homes, buildings, vehicles, crates, and corpses. He also said that the area has been made up of maps from the original MW2 which act as POIs, and should also act as the new Warzone map.
From this description, it seems that DMZ will be one of the most grounded game modes in the upcoming title. Hopefully, it will make for an intense experience for Call of Duty 2022 players.
Attackers v. Defenders
Leaker RalphsValve has also claimed that MW2 will feature a Rainbow Six Siege-inspired mode called Attackers v. Defenders. However, leakers such as Tom Henderson have disputed the claim.
This mode will see players attack and defend objective sites while utilizing “hidden locations, booby traps and cameras.”
Attackers v. Defenders would have a revamped health system, and players are able to assign each of their squad members separate roles such as “Squad Leader.”
However, prominent CoD leakers TheMW2Ghost and Tom Henderson claim their sources say “it was a scrapped mode from MW19 and they haven’t heard or seen anything regarding it coming to MW II.”
Henderson did clarify that “It doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not coming, but I’m inclined to believe people working on the project/or with very good connections at the studio.”
These two modes are only leaks or rumors at this point, so have yet to be confirmed. We’ll be sure to update this article as soon as we learn some more official information about Modern Warfare 2’s game modes.
Call of Duty 2022: Modern Warfare 2 platforms
According to Henderson, Modern Warfare 2 will be available on both current-gen and past-generation consoles.
“It’s currently believed that this will be the last Call of Duty coming to past generation consoles, but it will ultimately depend on the console market conditions,” Tom Henderson tweeted.
Call of Duty 2022: Modern Warfare 2 campaign leaks
Back in September, individuals on Reddit and Medium blog noticed a back-end server opening into NVIDIA’s GeForce technology site that let them see the games being tested out on their servers.
One of the games by Activision and Infinity Ward was listed as “Project Cortez,” which is a possible codename for Modern Warfare 2. After this, some new potential plot details for Call of Duty 2022 were shared by VGC.
According to the leak, “Modern Warfare’s sequel will include a campaign involving US special forces fighting a covert war against Columbian drug cartels.” This was also backed up by Tom Henderson.
Henderson has also said that the AI will see significant improvements from previous CoD games, where they’ll act realistically to getting shot.
It’s worth keeping in mind that these are currently just leaks, and this information has yet to be verified by the developers themselves. Until they officially announce something, you should take this with a grain of salt.
For more Call of Duty content, you can check out how Warzone’s meta changed over the course of 2021.
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Modern Warfare 2 leaks claim Rainbow Six Siege mode arrives in CoD 2022
According to leaks, 2022’s Modern Warfare will bring a Rainbow Six Siege-inspired mode called “Attackers v. Defenders.”
Leaks claim that Call of Duty 2022, set to be Modern Warfare 2, will feature a Rainbow Six Siege-inspired game mode where players must attack and defend utilizing “hidden locations, booby traps and cameras.” However, other leakers have now disputed this claim.
Although Vanguard is still in its first season of content, players are desperate to see what Infinite Ward are cooking up for Call of Duty 2022. It’s set to be a successor to Modern Warfare (2019) and will take the FPS franchise back to the modern day.
It’s already believed to have an Escape from Tarkov-inspired mode, but new leaks have claimed that it’ll also feature Rainbow Six Siege’s popular attacking and defending mode.
While RalphsValve believes this mode will arrive in Modern Warfare 2, known leakers Tom Henderson and TheMW2Ghost claim their sources say “it was a scrapped mode from MW19 and they haven’t heard or seen anything regarding it coming to MW II.”
Henderson clarified that “It doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not coming, but I’m inclined to believe people working on the project/or with very good connections at the studio.”
The mode would work how it sounds, with players having to attack or defend an objective on the map. Defenders must “methodize a plan to slow down, or entirely halt the Attackers,” while the Attackers are working against the clock. RalphsValve said that the map will be similar to CoD 4’s CQB Test, but much larger.
RalphsValve also claimed that this mode will assign Attackers a role in their team, with one player designated as “Team Leader.” There will be a “Debrief period” between each round where players can rework their team dynamic.
Attackers v. Defenders will reportedly have plenty of mechanics that are new to Call of Duty. These include an expanded health system, fortification, and plenty of new Siege-inspired gadgets.
This new health system features three conditions, depending on how much damage players receive: Minor, Critically Injured, or Mortally Wounded. Attackers can use “Tourniquets” to pull off a lengthy revive, however.
Also, in true Rainbow Six fashion, Defenders can fortify their position, as well as use “hidden locations, boobytraps and cameras” to slow down the Attackers.
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These leaks have been disputed and Ralphsleaks has also been accused of faking leaks in the past, so we recommend taking them with a heavy grain of salt.
We don’t expect to hear any concrete Modern Warfare 2 details until later in 2022 but you can also check out Tom Henderson’s claim that classic Modern Warfare 2 maps will appear in CoD 2022.
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