A Call of Duty leaker has revealed more details about the third mode expected to feature in Modern Warfare 2, DMZ, which has been long-rumored to take cues from Escape from Tarkov.
Modern Warfare 2 is a name that sparks great excitement within the CoD community, so it’s no surprise to see plenty of buzz around the 2022 installment with the same title. The possibility of returning maps and weapons in multiplayer will no doubt be the main draw, but it also appears that Infinity Ward are trying some new things this time around.
Aside from the campaign and PVP multiplayer modes, most CoD entries come with a third mode – Spec Ops in the original MW2 and Zombies in the Treyarch-developed games.
‘DMZ’, inspired by Escape from Tarkov, is the final mode rumored to make up Modern Warfare 2, and a CoD leaker has offered up some fresh details on what the devs have in store.
In a thread of tweets on May 6, Call of Duty leaker TheGhostOfHope claimed that the DMZ will launch in beta form at the same time as Modern Warfare 2’s release
Quoting an unnamed source, expected to work for either Activision or Infinity Ward, they said: “Something like the DMZ doesn’t become final until the general public has gotten hands on it. It’s a large mode that needs maintenance.”
This wouldn’t be the first time that a new mode in the CoD series received a beta. Black Ops IIII’s Blackout battle royale launched as a free trial for those who preordered the game, before being made available for everyone for a short time.
However, this would mark the first time that a feature like this releases in beta at the same time as the full game hits shelves. Fans can expect plenty of updates and improvements as Infinity Ward tries to perfect the mode.
For as long as DMZ has been rumored, comparisons to Battlestate Games’ Escape From Tarkov have been unavoidable. In a later tweet, TheGhostOfHope seemed to hint that these are accurate.
When asked how the mode is similar to Escape from Tarkov, the leaker responded: “What you take with you you can lose. [It’s] more tactical. Etc.”
In Tarkov, players carry out raids and fight against both bots and other players to secure valuable loot, then plot an escape. It’s a far more challenging and methodical experience than standard CoD multiplayer, so it will be interesting to see how Infinity Ward adapts it in Modern Warfare 2.
Of course, these are all just leaks and rumors until Activision gives us official confirmation. With the gameplay reveal expected soon, fans hopefully won’t have to wait too long to see DMZ in action.
Image credits: Activision / Battlestate Games
Modern Warfare 2 MP Map images leak via CoD Warzone Mobile files
First images of Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer maps have leaked via Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile game files, including Ground War maps.
First images of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer maps have leaked from being included in the Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile Closed Alpha build, which released in select testing regions under NDA in May.
The Warzone Mobile, also known as Project Aurora, is in closed alpha testing, but as users get hands on with the different builds on iOS and Android, they’ve found a batch of Modern Warfare 2, and even Treyarch’s Call of Duty 2024, content in the files.
The images in the files are that of each map’s loading screen image. Activision is sending DMCA and copyright notices over these images, so will not be hosting the images on the site. The Warzone Mobile Closed Alpha is under signed NDA, with no gameplay or imagery allowed to be shared from it.
The leaker on Twitter claims to have access to many of the loading screens for Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer maps and has a posted a few 6v6 map images, along with some Ground War map images.
Modern Warfare 2 Maps Leak
The first map shown is called ‘Grand Prix,’ which was confirmed to be a map in June as part of the game’s reveal. Grand Prix is set in Asia.
Oilfeld is the second map. This looks to take place in a desert landscape area.
The third map that the leaker has posted is Museum. This map has the most colors, from the imagery shown, and supports a variety of play styles.
The fourth map was only mentioned by its code name, SABA. Information on this map beyond its images are not known at this time, nor is its final release name confirmed.
Modern Warfare 2 Ground War Maps Images
The leaker has also shared images of 2 Modern Warfare 2 Ground War MP Maps.
The first Ground War map leaked is Hydro, which takes place in desert landscape with water flowing through the center. As confirmed by Infinity Ward, Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 engine supports swimming, which means maps will feature areas of water.
Hydro (GW) pic.twitter.com/NjpMehXXEM— orange man (@RealiityUK) July 2, 2022
The next map for Ground War leaked is ‘Fishtown.’
The third Ground War map is Sira.
As previously mentioned by Infinity Ward, the Ground War maps will come together to form the new Warzone 2 map.
Modern Warfare 2 MP Map Codenames
In addition, the leaker also shared a list of the codenames for all of the MP maps currently in the files for Modern Warfare 2 MP.
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Some of the maps are leftover from Modern Warfare 2019, while the rest are code names, or ship names, for the 2022 game.
Activision has not commented on why the Warzone Mobile’s files contains all of these Modern Warfare 2 images . The company will issue DMCA notices to anyone who posts all of the leaks across the internet.
So far, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 MP has not been officially revealed beyond a few details. No timeline for the MP reveal is known. Activision has confirmed that there will be an Open Beta ahead of the game’s launch.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 officially launches October 28 across PlayStation, Xbox, and PC (Battle.net and Steam).
Stay tuned for the latest updates on Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 as launch approaches.
Modern Warfare 2 fans think game could get custom modes with Steam Workshop
Modern Warfare 2 could offer Steam Workshop support, allowing players to create custom modes to share with others.
CoD players are beginning to believe that Modern Warfare 2 could offer custom modes created by fans, after a user spotted a hint that the game will support Steam Workshop on PC.
For the first time since the early 2000s, there will be no Call of Duty title in 2023 after Treyarch’s next project was pushed back by a year. This means that Modern Warfare 2 will have to keep players occupied for twice as long as usual.
According to one eagle-eyed player, fan-made modes could be a way of extending Modern Warfare 2’s longevity, as they noticed a hint that the game could feature Steam Workshop support.
Steam Workshop is part of Valve’s service where players can share mods and custom creations for their favorite games that support the feature. According to Reddit user AnotherGibaway, Modern Warfare 2 could be one of these games when it launches in Novmember.
They claimed that they were following the game on Steam, meaning they receive a notification when mods are released on Steam Workshop, and they received one recently for Modern Warfare 2.
The OP said: “Only games that are being planned to receive Workshop support or already have it implemented receive the ‘Workshop items posted this week’ updates. I just saw this for MWII.
“You’ll have to take my word as I don’t have any way to prove this obviously, but if you’re following the game, go on your community home page and see if you get it.”
Mods are a popular way to breathe new life into a game, allowing the community to get creative and share new, interesting features with one another. This is why a series like Halo introduced Custom Games to let players experiment with wacky ideas.
As another poster pointed out, with Infinity Ward reportedly working on an Escape From Tarkov-inspired mode called DMZ instead, fans could even make their own Zombies mode through Steam Workshop.
For now, this is all just speculation until the developers confirm that mods will be supported. But there’s no doubt that Steam Workshop could be an interesting method of letting players engage with Modern Warfare 2 in a different way.
Image credits: Activision / Steam
How to get free Warzone Final Judgement bundle with Modern Warfare 2
Modern Warfare 2 players can claim the free Final Judgement bundle for Warzone and Vanguard, so here’s everything you need to know.
Call of Duty players are desperate to get their hands on Modern Warfare 2 in October and in the run-up, players can unlock Vanguard and Warzone’s Final Judgement bundle for free. Here’s everything in the bundle and how to get it.
Modern Warfare 2 arrives on October 28, meaning that with Warzone Pacific Season 4 in full swing, it’s only around four months away. 2022’s CoD brings ‘Warzone 2.0,’ new movement mechanics, and takes Task Force 141 around the world in a new campaign.
Players can already unlock all of the previously released Ghost skins as part of MW2’s Vault Edition, but in the run-up to release, players can also get their hands on a new Store bundle for free.
Here’s how Modern Warfare 2 players can unlock the free Final Judgement bundle in Vanguard and Warzone.
- How to get free Final Judgement bundle in Vanguard & Warzone
- What’s included in Warzone Final Judgement bundle?
How to get free Final Judgement bundle in Vanguard & Warzone
Vanguard and Warzone players can get their hands on the Final Judgement bundle by pre-ordering Modern Warfare 2’s digital edition. The bundle usually costs 1500 CoD Points (~$15/£13) so it’s a great deal if you plan on purchasing Modern Warfare 2 anyway.
It must be a digital pre-order for it to register, so make sure you’ve pre-ordered Modern Warfare 2 through the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, Battle.net, or Steam. If pre-ordering through Steam, you should also ensure your profile is connected to your Call of Duty/Activision ID.
What’s included in Warzone Final Judgement bundle?
Warzone and Vanguard’s Final Judgement bundle comes with a medieval executioner-themed Operator skin for Lucas, an Automaton Blueprint, as well as a Calling Card, Emblem, and Sticker.
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
This bundle is especially useful if you’re a fan of the Automaton, as it comes equipped with essentially the meta build for Warzone, so you don’t need to worry about ruining its look by changing attachments.
PlayStation players can also get their hands on the free Season 4 Combat Pack, so be sure to check out how.
Image Credit: Activision
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