Call of Duty returns to Steam with Modern Warfare 2, and players can already pre-order the game to instantly unlock rewards in Warzone. Steam users haven’t been getting these preorder bonuses but luckily, there’s a workaround.
Modern Warfare 2 finally arrives on October 28, and players can pre-order the game to get early access to the beta as well as bonus items in Warzone. So far, players can get their hands on the Final Judgement bundle, and Activision have confirmed there are still more rewards to come.
Call of Duty returns to Steam for the first time since 2017, and PC players are flocking to Valve’s platform to pre-order and play Modern Warfare 2 alongside their favorite games. Unfortunately, these bonuses aren’t appearing in their Activision accounts, but there are a couple of workarounds.
How to get Modern Warfare 2 pre-order bonuses through Steam
Thanks to Reddit user Battle111, here’s how to unlock your Modern Warfare 2 pre-order bonuses through Steam:
- Ensure Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is pre-ordered through Steam
- Log in to CallofDuty.com
- Hover over your username on the top right and click on Linked Accounts
- Under Gaming Networks, link your Activision account with Steam
- Once the accounts are linked, log out of CallofDuty.com
- Head back to CallofDuty.com’s sign-in page (Step 2)
- Use the Steam icon at the bottom of the page to log back in
- A green banner should appear telling you the pre-order items have been added to your account
If this doesn’t work, you should unlink your Steam account and repeat all of the steps again.
But if you’re still having no luck, some players said Activision support were able to help out after they submitted a ticket. “Couple emails later I had my stuff the next day,” explained Reddit user Greenyugi.
This will also unlock the Ghost Legacy Pack if you pre-ordered Modern Warfare 2’s Vault Edition, and there’s still a classic Modern Warfare villain set to arrive in Vanguard and Warzone.
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Dr Disrespect not impressed by Modern Warfare 2 graphics after Farm 18 map reveal
Dr Disrespect has called out the graphics in Modern Warfare 2 following the Farm 18 map reveal, claiming that the engine is too old.
Streaming star Dr Disrespect has hit out at Modern Warfare 2‘s visuals after Infinity Ward gave fans their first look at the Farm 18 multiplayer map.
Modern Warfare 2 is set to arrive very soon and players have been desperate for any glimpse of what Infinity Ward has in store for them. After the single-player campaign was shown off back in June, attention has unsurprisingly turned to multiplayer.
Ahead of the planned multiplayer reveal in September, the devs have begun teasing a couple of Modern Warfare 2’s maps. First up, we got a look at Marina Bay Grand Prix, followed soon after by Farm 18.
However, not everyone was as excited by the teasers, with YouTube Gaming star Dr Disrespect calling out Modern Warfare 2’s graphics.
During a recent stream, Dr Disrespect watched the Farm 18 developer breakdown, which featured the first small glimpse of multiplayer gameplay as they explored the map.
Doc was clearly unimpressed by what he saw, only breaking his silence to shout “oh god,” before pausing to highlight some grass poking out from the concrete and letting out a smile.
“Boy that engine’s on its f*****g last legs, holy s**t,” he said while looking at a wider shot of the map, explaining that he feels sorry for the developers and what they have to work with.
“There’s too much talent between the three, four studios that they’re throwing at this game now, every single year. 3-400 people working on this game, a lot of them just super talented devs. It’s just a shame they have to work on this engine.”
Doc even questioned whether or not his PC was on the correct settings: “I gotta do something here, I mean am I in HD?” The streamer then went back to compare the visuals of Modern Warfare 2 to the original Modern Warfare, released in 2007. “I mean that was what, 18 years ago?” he joked.
Later in the dev breakdown, Infinity Ward showed a behind-the-scenes image of the engine in action. “Look at how old that thing is, that’s exactly what we worked with,” Doc explained, referring to his time as a level designer on 2014’s Advanced Warfare.
Although Dr Disrespect is clearly unimpressed with Modern Warfare 2’s graphics, hopefully, the game delivers on the gameplay front when it releases in November.
For more on Modern Warfare 2, take a look at when you can your hands on the multiplayer beta on your platform.
Image credits: Dr Disrespect
Modern Warfare 2 devs officially reveal Farm 18 map
Modern Warfare 2’s Farm 18 map has been officially revealed and the devs explain how they designed the multiplayer battleground.
The Modern Warfare 2 devs have revealed the brand-new Farm 18 map with an in-depth explanation of the design process involved in creating the environment.
Modern Warfare 2’s release date is fast approaching and the Call of Duty teams promised plenty of teasers leading up to their major Call of Duty Next broadcast. While players will be treated to an extensive look at Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer, new intel is already being revealed.
Players got their first official look at the Marina Bay Grand Prix map during CDL Champs, and now it’s Farm 18’s turn to grab the spotlight. Farm 18 was one of three 6vs6 multiplayer maps that invited players got to experience at an early playtest of Modern Warfare 2.
Thanks to the Call of Duty Twitter account, players can join in on the excitement as Farm 18 is revealed to the world. Not only do players get a look at the gritty Farm 18 environment that has clearly seen its fair share of battles, but dev commentary also provides insight into the map’s design process.
Geoff Smith, Modern Warfare 2’s Director of Multiplayer Design explains that the incredibly popular Shoot House map from the Modern Warfare series inspired Farm 18’s design:
“The idea was, what if we put a Shoot House type situation in the middle? If you really want to play that crazy game you can go to the center and that action will find you. If you want to pull back and play a different way it’s still available to you.”
As we can see from the brief clip, there seems to be an indoor structure at the center of the map, where Smith indicates most of the action will take place. Meanwhile, the surrounding area seems to be a symmetrical paved road where several obstacles obscure lines of sight.
We can see an abandoned bus, massive cinderblocks, and construction vehicles. Farm 18 will be included in the Modern Warfare 2 beta, and players will get a chance to visit the industrial cement factory as early as September 16 when the early access period commences.
For more, check out how leaked Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer images seem to confirm that factions are back.
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Modern Warfare 2 fans want funny feature to publicly shame campers
A funny new feature that some Modern Warfare 2 fans are calling for could be a surefire way to shame campers.
The camping playstyle has been a point of contention for CoD fans for ages and this shouldn’t change with Modern Warfare 2 right around the corner. Now, players have revealed their desire to see a new feature with the sole purpose of publicly shaming campers.
Call of Duty’s multiplayer mode has seen a wide variety of playstyles develop over the years. Whether you’re an objective-based player, or you prefer the aggressive run and gun style, most would agree that they share a disdain for the notorious camper style.
Campers utilize their stationary positions to mop up enemies that attempt to repeatedly force them out of power positions. Oftentimes this leads to easy kills, but it is widely regarded as a boring playstyle that slows the pace of the game.
Public opinion has always been a great way to force change, even outside of the Call of Duty community. One Reddit user has offered their solution for dealing with campers in Modern Warfare 2. Their plan is to use a public form of shaming to deter players from camping.
As the post suggests, a public pedometer that displays every player’s amount of footsteps per match could “motivate people to start walking and keep the pace in the game.” The key factor here is the public element in that “everybody should be able to see it” on the scoreboard.
This isn’t exactly a new concept for the Call of Duty franchise as a watch in 2019’s Modern Warfare displayed a footstep count. However, the OP was quick to double down on the public aspect of the feature: “yes I know. But the watch is only for you. I want it to be visible for all the players.”
While camping in Call of Duty is universally hated, some players were quick to think of clever countermeasures like strafing back and forth continuously to fool the pedometer.
While this comedic new feature is not likely to make its way to the game, check out what to expect from the new MW2 Gunsmith system.
Image Credit: Activision
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