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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.

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 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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Modern Warfare 2 players spot real-life location for campaign mission

An attentive viewer managed to spot a real-life location from Modern Warfare 2’s campaign early access reveal.

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It seems players might be visiting a real-life location during Modern Warfare 2’s campaign after a viewer noticed a familiar sight in the early access reveal trailer.

Modern Warfare 2 hype is beginning to heat up after official dates for the start of the multiplayer beta have been revealed. Fans of Call of Duty’s campaign mode also have a lot to look forward to, especially with Modern Warfare 2’s early access period available to players.

The campaign early access reveal trailer highlighted a ton of new information concerning characters, weapons, and the missions set to be involved, but it also showcased a real-life location that players could be heading to in Modern Warfare 2.

Infinity Ward gave players plenty of glimpses at the sights and sounds they’ll be able to visit during the Modern Warfare 2 campaign. While players were excited to discover that they’ll be able to play the campaign for a full week before Modern Warfare 2’s October 28 release date, they also noticed some familiar locations.

One viewer took to the Modern Warfare 2 subreddit to share that they noticed one mission could take place in Chicago. As the OP puts it, they’re from the Chicago area and they’re “happy to see” their “city get some representation.”

It turns out the Two Prudential Plaz building seen in the image above is what gave away the mission’s location.

Some players were already expecting Chicago to be a campaign location, but were happy that this practically confirms it: “Early promotional material showed a map of downtown Chicago, so it’s all but confirmed.”

In hilarious fashion, one comment actually claims that they could see the Chicago building they work in and admitted that the devs’ depiction is excellent:

“I immediately knew it was Chicago because I saw the office building I work in lol. They completely nailed it too. My building and the surrounding buildings around it are all accurate too. Good job Infinity Ward.”

Keep your eyes peeled for more Modern Warfare 2 news to be revealed at the Call of Duty Next event on September 15.

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New Sniper Rifles coming to Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 spotted in new trailer & screenshots

Call of Duty players have spotted a couple of the Sniper Rifles coming to both Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.

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Sniping is a staple of Call of Duty, and players are desperate to know what Sniper Rifles they’ll be using to quickscope in Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer and snipe over distance in Warzone 2. Luckily, some gun buffs have spotted the upcoming Sniper rifles in the new trailer.

As we quickly approach Modern Warfare 2‘s October 28 launch, Infinity Ward are revealing more and more about the game. We’ve seen some campaign gameplay, but it’s not until September 15 that we’ll learn all about the multiplayer and Warzone 2.

However, alongside announcing that pre-orders grant early access to the campaign, the devs dropped a brand-new trailer and screenshots. This showed off some of the All Ghillied Up reimagining, but military buffs also spotted the brand-new Sniper Rifles coming to the game.

Modern Warfare 2 Sniper Rifles confirmed

CoD fans spotted that Captain Price is using the Barret MRAD in the screenshot from Modern Warfare 2‘s upcoming All Ghillied Up reimagining. Whether it will actually be called the Barret MRAD remains to be seen but the stock, bolt handle, and magazine housing are identical.

If Price is using this sniper to pick off targets at long range in the campaign, then it should be an excellent choice for Warzone 2.

Plus in the trailer, Soap is running the Remington MSR, which long-time Call of Duty fans will recognize from Modern Warfare 3. Some were quick to assume that Soap was holding the Intervention but no, it’s clearly the MSR.

The MSR was one of the best Sniper Rifles for quickscoping in MW3, so it could very well become the quickscoper’s choice.

Those aren’t the only Sniper Rifles set to arrive in the game though, as the Modern Warfare 2 game files found in Warzone Mobile also mentioned Modern Warfare 2019’s AX-50.

We’ll finally get our hands on some of Modern Warfare 2’s weapons and the Gunsmith system when the beta goes live on September 16.

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Every Modern Warfare 2 pre-order bonus: Campaign early access, Warzone skins, leaks, more

CoD players can get some free goodies by pre-ordering Modern Warfare 2, so here’s everything included with a pre-order.

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Call of Duty players can grab some exclusive benefits just by pre-ordering Modern Warfare 2, so here’s everything included with the pre-order, including early access, skins, as well as the leaked villain Operator bundle.

Modern Warfare 2 draws ever closer, bringing a globe-trotting campaign, multiplayer, Warzone 2, and the leaked DMZ mode. While campaign gameplay has been revealed, we need to wait until September 15 to see everything multiplayer and Warzone 2 have to offer.

In the meantime, pre-orders are live, offering players a ton of exclusive benefits such as Warzone skins and early access. Here’s every confirmed pre-order bonus for Modern Warfare 2, including the leaked Operator bundle still to be announced.

Early access to Modern Warfare 2 beta with pre-order

Modern Warfare 2’s open beta goes live for PlayStation players on September 16, and everyone else on September 22. But, only those who have digitally pre-ordered will be able to access the beta for the first two days of each weekend.

You can check out all of the dates below:

  • PlayStation Early Access Beta: September 16 – September 20
  • PlayStation Open Beta: September 18 – September 20
  • Crossplay (PlayStation, Xbox, & PC) Early Access Beta: September 22 – September 26
  • Crossplay Open Beta: September 24 – September 26

But, if you were watching the CDL 2022 Championship Sunday live, check your emails in case you were given an early access code.

Early access to Modern Warfare 2 campaign with pre-order

Although it was leaked already, Activision officially confirmed that anyone who pre-orders Modern Warfare 2’s digital edition can play the campaign over a week before launch.

While Modern Warfare 2 arrives on October 28, anyone who has pre-ordered the game can access the full campaign on October 20.

Modern Warfare 2 pre-order skins

As another incentive, pre-ordering Modern Warfare 2’s digital edition will unlock the Final Judgement Bundle in both Vanguard and Warzone.

Here’s everything included in Warzone and Vanguard’s Final Judgement bundle:

  • Deathknell Lucas Skin
  • Bloodthirsty Automaton Blueprint
  • Death’s Judgement Calling Card
  • Underworldly Emblem
  • Devil’s Head Reticle
  • Night Stalk Sticker
  • I Look Intimidating Lucas Quip
  • Bloody Nose Lucas Quip

Modern Warfare 2 Vault Edition pre-order bonuses

For those looking to get everything out of Modern Warfare 2 at launch, they can pre-order the Vault Edition which grants even more pre-order bonuses.

From the Call of Duty blog, here’s everything you get if you pre-order the Vault Edition:

  • All previously listed rewards.
  • Red Team 141: Four playable Multiplayer Operators — Ghost, Farah, Price, and Soap — each wearing a special masked outfit, which will be available during the Open Beta.
  • FJX Cinder Weapon Vault: At Call of Duty: Next, we plan to share more details on this and the new Gunsmith, which will also be available during the Open Beta.
  • Season One Battle Pass and 50 Tier Skips: If you purchase the Vault Edition after Season One, the free Battle Pass and Tier Skips apply to the current season.
  • Ghost Legacy Pack: 20+ free items celebrating the Task Force 141 icon, for Modern Warfare® (2019) and Warzone, unlocked upon pre-purchase.

Al-Asad Operator pre-order bonus leaks

According to leaks, classic Modern Warfare villain Al-Asad will arrive in Warzone and Vanguard as an Operator, and he’ll be free to players who pre-order Modern Warfare 2.

There’s no word on when Al-Asad will arrive in Warzone and Vanguard, but it’s likely in Season 5 along with all of the other leaked villain Operator bundles.


If you’ve pre-ordered Modern Warfare 2 on Steam, be sure to check out how to ensure you get all of the pre-order bonuses.

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