Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will cost players at least $70, even on PC and previous-gen consoles, and players have slammed Activision over the change.
We’re only a few months out from October 28’s Modern Warfare 2 and pre-orders are live across Xbox, PlayStation, Steam, and Battle.net. After dropping the reveal trailer on June 8, Activision revealed all of Modern Warfare 2’s editions and their prices.
Players can either purchase Modern Warfare 2’s $70 standard/cross-gen edition, or the $99 Vault Pack which includes the Battle Pass, Tier Skips, exclusive skins, and more. This confirmed that the cheapest version of MW2 will cost $70 and the backlash was immediate.
While current-gen titles have adopted the $70 price tag for some time now, PC and previous-gen titles have remained at the $60 dollar mark for the most part. However, previous-gen players can only purchase Modern Warfare 2’s $70 cross-gen bundle, and the PC version’s price has also been hiked to match.
“There’s literally no justifiable reason for this,” claimed PTRCrispy on Twitter, with Stariz calling it “robbery” because “they’re making more money then ever and still charging $10 more.”
They’ve made more money then ever with the new micro transaction system and the battle pass system. They’re making more money then ever and still charging $10 more. Robbery— Stariz (@starizmp4) June 8, 2022
Big L seeing as it’s gonna be filled with MTX and battle passes anyways. This new “premium” price should be for games that don’t have MTX or little DLC, to even justify the price increase.— Edco (@cloud154532) June 8, 2022
“$70 for a game filled with microtransactions and a season pass? I don’t think so,” said ‘Fanta.’ Another user, Edco, argued that “this new ‘premium’ price should be for games that don’t have MTX or little DLC, to even justify the price increase.”
However, there are reports that Modern Warfare 2 will be fully supported for two years, without a CoD game released in 2023. With many believing this to be true, they don’t find the $70 price tag too steep.
Pre-ordering Modern Warfare 2 will offer early access to the beta, with PlayStation players getting their hands on it first. In the meantime, be sure to check out everything we know about the campaign.
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Modern Warfare 2 leak details DMZ mode gameplay & objectives
Although Modern Warfare 2’s DMZ is still unofficial, dataminers have reportedly uncovered the mode’s objectives.
There’s a ton of hype over the leaked Tarkov-inspired ‘DMZ’ mode that’s coming to Modern Warfare 2, and it appears Warzone Mobile’s game files have revealed the mode’s gameplay and objective.
Modern Warfare 2 arrives later in 2022, bringing a globe-trotting campaign, Spec Ops, and Warzone 2.0. But there’s still one mode that Infinity Ward have yet to confirm, although a ton of leaks and rumors surround it — DMZ.
Short for ‘demilitarized zone,’ DMZ is set to be Call of Duty’s answer to extraction-based games such as Escape from Tarkov. Images of Modern Warfare 2’s maps leaked through Warzone Mobile’s game files, and this has also revealed DMZ’s gameplay and objectives.
Included in these game files were a ton of strings for DMZ, detailing the missions and objectives Modern Warfare 2 players will have to undertake. These include searching marked areas for radioactivity, destroying supplies, finding intel, and extracting.
It appears that radioactivity will play a large part in DMZ, where players will need to secure radioactive material and “acquire Geiger counters from the cache.”
Players will also need to rescue hostages and defend safes they’ve opened from Hostiles. It sounds like the DMZ mode will be absolutely chock-full of content, offering players even more objectives than Escape from Tarkov.
It still appears it will still have a similar gameplay loop though, where players have to “extract safely.” The mode hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, but insider Tom Henderson has claimed that it won’t be free to play and will launch with Modern Warfare 2.
With the multiplayer reveal and beta still to come, we should know much more about the mode in the run-up to October 28. In the meantime, be sure to check out how to get the free Final Judgement bundle in Warzone with Modern Warfare 2
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Modern Warfare 2 insider claims new DMZ mode will not be free to play
Renowned leaker Tom Henderson has claimed that Modern Warfare 2’s DMZ mode will not be a free to play experience upon release.
Information concerning Modern Warfare 2’s DMZ mode continues to arise prior to the game’s October 28 release. Amidst confusion surrounding what the mode will entail, leaker Tom Henderson has claimed that DMZ will not be free to play.
Call of Duty fans got their first look at what to expect from Modern Warfare 2 during the Campaign gameplay reveal that took place at Summer Game Fest. Furthermore, leaks have also revealed images of Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer maps.
While new information continues to shed light on the upcoming Call of Duty game, Modern Warfare 2’s DMZ mode remains shrouded in mystery. Despite the lack of information concerning the mode, a report from Tom Henderson suggests that DMZ will not be free to play.
The DMZ mode will be a fresh experience for Call of Duty fans as Escape from Tarkov-like extraction-based gameplay is set to take center stage.
On July 4, Henderson published another report that brings players one step closer to understanding what the DMZ mode will entail.
It seems the mystery surrounding the mode has led to several false rumors, including one that had players believing DMZ would be a free-to-play experience like Warzone.
Henderson claims that this expectation is false: “Although the future of the DMZ could become free-to-play, that’s currently not the plan. Instead, the DMZ will be tied to Modern Warfare 2 as another mode.”
The industry insider does not rule out the possibility of DMZ eventually adopting a free to play model, but at launch, it will be considered a mode available to players who purchase Modern Warfare 2.
As the October 28 release date for Modern Warfare 2 approaches, inaccurate rumors should cease, while clarity over the game’s modes like DMZ is expected to grow.
For more Call of Duty news, check out how Modern Warfare 2 & Warzone 2 are confirmed to have RICOCHET anti-cheat at launch.
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Every leaked Modern Warfare 2 weapon: Assault Rifles, SMGs, Snipers
A ton of Modern Warfare 2’s weapons have reportedly been leaked, so here’s every MW2 weapon we know of so far.
CoD players are desperate to see which weapons we can expect to see in Modern Warfare 2 later this year, and a ton of the weapons have reportedly leaked through Warzone Mobile’s files.
Modern Warfare 2019 fans absolutely loved the weapons and their realistic animations, and Modern Warfare 2 is set to bring the same level of quality.
Modern Warfare 2 weapons list leaked
Dataminer ‘Reality’ has claimed to reveal the Modern Warfare 2019 weapons we can expect to return in Modern Warfare 2 as well as the brand-new additions.
There are also some brand-new weapons found in the game files, such as the STG A3 and the Bryson 800. You can check out the full list of leaked Modern Warfare 2 weapons below:
- Bryson 800
- STG A3
- Lockwood 725
- Revive Pistol
- Lachmann Sub
- RAAL MG
- .50 GS
- PSDW 50
- Sakin 9
- Bruen Mk9
Players also spotted weapons such as the SCAR, EBR-14, P90, G3, and AK-47 in the campaign gameplay trailer, so it’s likely that the majority of the weapons have been both leaked and revealed.
However, the new Gunsmith system includes weapon branches where one gun can create several, so there may be several weapons we haven’t seen yet.
We’ll likely need to wait until the multiplayer gameplay reveal and beta to have a better understanding of what weapons we’ll see in the full game.
For more Modern Warfare 2 leaks, be sure to check out everything we know about the Escape from Tarkov-inspired ‘DMZ’ mode.
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