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Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer modes leaked: Every new & returning mode

Infinity Ward have announced several modes coming to Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer and dataminers have found a ton more.

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Modern Warfare 2 arrives on October 28, bringing both brand-new and classic game modes. While Infinity Ward has revealed a few modes already, datamining has reportedly revealed a ton more. Here’s every game mode set to arrive in Modern Warfare 2.

Infinity Ward have revealed a ton of information about Modern Warfare 2’s campaign, but the multiplayer mode is still a mystery for the most part. They’ve revealed some of the modes, Field Upgrades, and the Gunsmith system, but most of the information has been through leaks and datamining.

Modern Warfare 2’s game files have reportedly appeared in Warzone Mobile, giving dataminer Reality access to images of the maps and files for the weapons, Killstreaks, and DMZ mode.

Here are the modes Infinity Ward have confirmed will appear in Modern Warfare 2, as well as everything discovered by Reality.

Modern Warfare 2 Prisoner Rescue mode

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Prisoner Rescue is a brand-new Modern Warfare 2 mode that’s similar to Rainbow Six Siege. Players are split into attacking and defending teams, where the attackers must rescue a hostage and extract them from the building.

Defenders have to stop the attackers from getting to the hostage, and there will also be breachable doors and walls similar to Siege.

Modern Warfare 2 Knockout mode

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Knockout is another new mode coming to Modern Warfare 2 which combines elements of Gunfight and other game modes.

Modern Warfare 2’s Knockout is a single-life game mode, where two teams of six battle it out to be the last team standing. However, there’s also an objective, where whoever holds the package when the timer runs out wins the round.

Players can also revive each other similar to Warzone and Modern Warfare 2019’s Cyber Attack.

Modern Warfare 2 Gunfight mode

Gunfight Modern Warfare mode

Gunfight was a fan-favorite mode in both Modern Warfare 2019 and Black Ops Cold War, and it’ll arrive in Modern Warfare 2 post-launch.

If you’re unfamiliar with Gunfight, it’s a 2v2 single-life mode, where the objective is to kill the other team before the timer expires. Players will have the exact same weapons, usually changing every two rounds, and if the timer expires, whichever team captures the flag wins the round.

Modern Warfare 2 Ground War mode

Ground War mode in Modern Warfare

Ground War, the large-scale Battlefield-esque game mode returns in Modern Warfare 2, using Warzone 2’s POIs as the maps.

Ground War is essentially Domination on a huge scale, where the team that controls the most objectives wins. Dataminer Reality claims to have discovered ‘Ground War Bomb’ in the game files, so we’ll need to see what this mode could be.

Every leaked Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer mode

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Incredibly, Modern Warfare 2’s files were discovered inside Warzone Mobile, and leaker Reality has reportedly discovered a ton of the new and returning game modes, including the fan-favorite Infected.

Here’s every Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer mode Reality found in Warzone Mobile’s game files:

  • Gunfight
  • Capture the Flag
  • Bounty
  • Kill Confirmed
  • Cranked
  • Cyber Attack
  • Demolition
  • Domination
  • Infected
  • Free for All
  • Hardpoint
  • Headquarters
  • Knockout
  • Search and Destroy
  • Ground War Bomb
  • All or Nothing

Just because these modes have appeared in the game files doesn’t guarantee they’ll actually make their way to Modern Warfare 2, and with the next CoD reportedly scheduled for 2024, some of them could arrive a year after launch.

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Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Early Access revealed: Start date & how to play

A Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Early Access period will be available to players, so here’s its start date and how to play it.

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The Call of Duty team confirmed that a Campaign Early Access period will be available for Modern Warfare 2 players ahead of its October 28 release. Here’s everything you need to know including how to play it and when to expect the start date.

Modern Warfare 2‘s official release date is fast approaching and many Call of Duty fans are eager to get their hands on the new title. Luckily, there will be several opportunities to play Modern Warfare 2 prior to release.

For starters, the multiplayer beta’s Early Access period will begin on September 16, but the Call of Duty team also announced an Early Access period for Modern Warfare 2’s Campaign. The Campaign’s Early Access was previously leaked, but with official confirmation and a start date, players now have something concrete to look forward to.

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Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Early Access announcement

On August 16, the Call of Duty team announced that there will be an Early Access period for the Modern Warfare 2 Campaign. Given the familiar faces expected in the Campaign, expectations are high this year.

Luckily, players will be able to enjoy a hands-on experience of the Modern Warfare 2 Campaign prior to the October 28 release date.

Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Early Access start date

The Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Early Access period begins a week ahead of launch, on October 20. This allows players to experience everything the campaign has to offer before they can jump into the multiplayer on October 28.

Players will take control of Task Force 141 as they team up with Mexican Special Forces to stop an impending threat. Players already got an extensive look at the Dark Water mission, but they’ll be able to experience much more through the Campaign Early Access offering.

How to play Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Early Access

To play the Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Early Access, you must pre-order a digital edition of the game on your platform of choice.


If you prefer Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer, check out the devs revealing the brand-new Farm 18 map.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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