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CoD leaker claims classic Modern Warfare 2 maps will appear in CoD 2022

New information concerning CoD 2022 hints at the return of classic Modern Warfare 2 maps making a long-awaited return to CoD.

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Call of Duty players who have fond memories of Modern Warfare 2 are in for a treat in 2022 as one leaker suggests fan-favorite maps are set to appear in CoD 2022. 

Renowned Call of Duty leaker Tom Henderson has shed some light on what CoD enthusiasts can expect in 2022. Each new year means a new Call of Duty is on the horizon and 2022 is no different. 

Although CoD 2022 won’t be out for some time, it’s never too early to get excited about certain Multiplayer features. In Henderson’s new video, the expert details ten things players should know about the upcoming title, and one of the most intriguing is the return of Modern Warfare 2 maps

MW2 map Terminal

CoD 2022 is reportedly set to be a sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare. Modern Warfare divided the Call of Duty community by being highly adored by many casual players while being viewed as average by long-time fans of the franchise and pro players. 

Now, Henderson has stated that the sequel set to release in 2022 will come fully equipped with maps from 2009’s Modern Warfare 2. Understandably, it can be hard to follow the recent news with the excessive overlap in CoD title names but rest assured if Modern Warfare II is anything like MW2, fans of the franchise will be eager to get their hands on the game. 

MW2 map Favela

Henderson shares a ton of information about the upcoming CoD title including the possibility of a new DMZ mode that is meant to resemble Escape from Tarkov gameplay. However, the news that got most people excited was the mention of MW2 maps.

MW2 maps were reportedly going to be included in Modern Warfare (2019) through a Modern Warfare 2 Remaster but we never got that iteration. Now, it seems like players may be getting MW2 maps, weapons, and Operators in MWII instead

This report makes sense considering a ton of work had already gone into developing these features in 2019 for the reported MW2 Remaster, so including them in 2022 isn’t such a farfetched idea.

Keep in mind, these are just leaks and the maps may not be included in the final version of the game but there’s no doubt that long-time fans of the franchise will be chomping at the bit to jump back into Terminal, Highrise, and Favela!

For more CoD 2022 news check out when to expect the brand new 2022 title.

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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.

Modern Warfare 2 Chicago Campaign

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.

Captain Price in ghillie suit in Modern Warfare 2

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.

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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

final judgement bundle in vanguard and warzone

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

Al-Asad in Modern Warfare remastered

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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