Call of Duty’s Modern Warfare series has always been known for its incredible campaigns and we now know a ton about what 2022’s Modern Warfare 2 has in store. Here’s a first look at MW2’s characters, missions, and storyline.
CharlieIntel were able to get hands-on with Modern Warfare 2 in a creator session with Infinity Ward. Here’s everything we learned about Modern Warfare 2’s campaign such as the characters, missions, and overall plot.
Of course, there will be minor spoilers for Modern Warfare 2’s campaign here, you’ve been warned!
- Modern Warfare 2 campaign storyline
- Modern Warfare 2 campaign characters
- Modern Warfare 2 campaign missions
Modern Warfare 2 campaign storyline
When we last checked in with Price at the end of Modern Warfare 2019, he was assembling Task Force 141 to combat the threat posed by Zakhaev junior. Modern Warfare 2 picks up three years later with 141 fully formed and operating worldwide.
While plot details are thin at the moment, Modern Warfare 2’s storyline kicks off after a US strike kills a foreign general. This nation promises revenge, and Task Force 141 teams up with Mexican Special Forces to stop the threat.
Task Force 141 aren’t the close-knit unit we’d expect, with Ghost often working as a “one-man army” who “won’t see eye to eye with the group.” After the discovery that the terrorist group Al-Qatala are working with Mexican Drug Cartel ‘Las Alamas,’ Ghost realizes he can’t do everything alone and reaches out to Colonel Alejandro Vargas of the Mexican Special Forces for help.
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The campaign will see Task Force 141 travel around the world over the course of the campaign, visiting the Middle East, Europe, Mexico, and the United States.
Modern Warfare 2019’s campaign was designed to be “provocative” and put players in uncomfortable positions, but Modern Warfare 2 sees Task Force 141 doing “heroic and badass things,” but they’re “humans, not superheroes.”
Modern Warfare 2 campaign characters
Captain John Price
SAS Captain John Price is the leader of Task Force 141 and has a complicated relationship with authority, often preferring to get the job done in his own, sometimes unconventional, way.
Price has his own sense of morality, understanding that war isn’t always black and white, explaining in MW 2019: “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.”
Kyle ‘Gaz’ Garrick
Sergeant Kyle ‘Gaz’ Garrick joined Captain Price’s Bravo Team after Al-Qatala’s attack on Picadilly Circus in Modern Warfare 2019.
Sticking with Price throughout the mission to recover the stolen chemical weapons, Gaz was his first choice to join Task Force 141.
John ‘Soap’ MacTavish
Soap was the main playable protagonist of the original Modern Warfare trilogy and returns in the second installment of the reboot.
Described by Price as a sniper and demolitions expert, Soap will likely be taking on Task Force 141’s more stealth-based missions in Modern Warfare 2’s campaign.
Simon ‘Ghost’ Riley
Not much is known about Simon ‘Ghost’ Riley, other than he works as a lone wolf who doesn’t always see eye to eye with the rest of Task Force 141. The campaign will see Ghost realize he can’t always be a one-man army and brings Vargas into the fold.
Colonel Alejandro Vargas
Mexican Special Forces Colonel Alejandro Vargas is a brand-new character for Modern Warfare 2, brought into the fold by Ghost.
We don’t know much about his character yet, but his knowledge should be vital in Task Force 141’s fight with Las Alamas.
Modern Warfare 2 will also introduce another new character – Graves. Described as an ally to Task Force 141, Graves is a private military contractor with Shadow Company.
Shadow Company helped General Shepherd betray Task Force 141 in 2009’s Modern Warfare 2 but with the new timeline and continuity, we’ll need to wait and see if they can be trusted.
In Modern Warfare 2019, Kate Laswell was the Supervisor of the CIA’s Special Activities Division and had a close working relationship with Price, giving him clearance to form Task Force 141.
Three years later in Modern Warfare 2, Laswell is a CIA Station Chief and will be in the field with Task Force 141.
Modern Warfare 2 campaign missions
Infinity Ward took the opportunity to show off Modern Warfare 2 gameplay at Summer Game Fest on June 9 with a campaign mission called Dark Water.
The mission takes place on the US Atlantic Coastline, following members of Task Force 141 as they board an enemy rig to disarm a missile.
The mission looks intense, with rainy weather and strong winds pushing huge cargo containers all over the place. There are aspects of both stealth and chaos in the mission, with explosive barrels being shot in a shootout.
Nightwar is an action-packed mission in Modern Warfare 2’s campaign, where the player takes charge of Soap.
This mission takes place at night time when an allied helicopter crashes into the area as Task Force 141 moves in. After using night vision to clear out a building full of terrorists, 141 moves to secure the downed helicopter.
As the helicopter is swarmed by a ton of hostiles, the mission ends with a rocket hitting the chopper.
Although long-time CoD players will recognize ‘Wet Work’ for the multiplayer map, it’s a campaign level in Modern Warfare 2 that shows off the new swimming and water mechanics.
Wet Work is a stealth-based mission set in Amsterdam where the player takes control of Gaz as he and Price are looking to find out who is smuggling on behalf of the terrorists.
Much of Wet Work takes place underwater, with Price advising Gaz to stick to using knives to keep things stealthy. Using the water as cover, Gaz moves around the area silently dispatching targets one by one, pulling them down into the water for a silent kill.
This level features several different mechanics such as the ledge hang and underwater shooting and wraps up when Price and Gaz discover that the terrorists are using the Mexican Cartel, ‘Las Alamas,’ to smuggle goods.
Modern Warfare 2’s Tower mission takes place in a major city, but we’re not sure which one. In this level, players rappel down the side of a building and have full control over how they repel – head first or feet first.
This mission allows players to tackle it in their own way, with a variety of different play styles shown off.
Although we don’t know its official name, the fourth mission shown was vehicle-based, where the player was fighting in and out of vehicles in a convoy in Mexico.
This mission shows off all the new vehicle mechanics, where players can shoot out of the windows, climb on the roof of vehicles, and even commandeer other cars while they’re driving. The devs said that any vehicle can be driven by the player, so this is shaping to be one of the most cinematic missions in the game.
Plus, later in the campaign, there will be a level reminiscent of All Ghillied Up where the player dons a ghillie suit and teams up with Price for some long-distance sniping. The devs said that after their work on Warzone, they can make massive environments.
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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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