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Modern Warfare 2 confirmed for Steam with major reveal

After five years without a Call of Duty launch, Modern Warfare 2 will officially be arriving on Steam later this year.

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Call of Duty fans on PC officially have confirmation that Modern Warfare 2 will be launching on Steam later this year.

Throughout the franchise’s history, Call of Duty has predominately been a console title, with most players jumping onto their Xbox or PlayStations to enjoy the game.

That has changed in recent years though, with more and more fans of the series purchasing the game on PC. Playing on PC comes with a number of benefits, including the ability to choose which controller you want to use, and enhanced graphical settings.

For the past few years, the only way to play Call of Duty was to purchase it from Activision Blizzard’s Battle.net launcher. However, this will now change as Modern Warfare 2 will officially be available on Steam.

Along with a brand-new teaser trailer that unveiled the official reveal for Modern Warfare 2, Steam’s Twitter account joined in on the fun, making it official that the game will be released on Valve’s marketplace.

Although the Tweet doesn’t put the partnership into words, it’s clear that Modern Warfare 2 will be launching on Steam otherwise there would be no interaction between the two. Modern Warfare 2 will also be available on Battle.net for those who prefer to use that platform.

Steam is a huge platform for PC gamers and so not having Call of Duty games on the platform for the last five years has been an inconvenience. Thankfully, Modern Warfare 2 will change this, especially as it’s set to be one of Call of Duty’s biggest game launches of all time.

Despite the news now being official prior to June 2, on May 29, eagle-eyed fans found Modern Warfare 2 artwork on Steam, suggesting it would be launching on the platform. It seems this was indeed a major hint at Call of Duty games returning to steam.

Sledgehammer’s World War II was the last new Call of Duty release to appear on Steam, with subsequent games exclusive to Battle.net, so the news is pretty significant.

This is just the latest in a long list of news and leaks that have appeared for MW2 over the past few weeks. Information from the PlayStation store claims Modern Warfare 2 could have VR support, while rumors claim major skill-based matchmaking changes are also on the way.


So, there you have it, Modern Warfare 2 will be available on Steam come the game’s launch on October 28. For more, check out our piece on MW2 potentially having an element of VR.

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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.

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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. 

Gaz in Modern Warfare 2 campaign

CoD leaker ‘Reality’ claims to have discovered a ton of Modern Warfare 2 info in Warzone Mobile’s game files, including the maps, weapons, and even concept art for Treyarch’s CoD 2024

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.

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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.

Modern Warfare 2 art Ghost

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.

Not much is known about the mode, but Henderson did previously reveal that DMZ and Warzone 2 would share a map consisting of classic Modern Warfare 2 POIs.

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.

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Ghost with Assault Rifle in Modern Warfare 2

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.

We’ve already seen and heard some of these weapons in action in the Dark Water mission gameplay reveal, and a dev has responded to fears over reused animations.

Dataminers reportedly uncovered images of Modern Warfare 2 and Treyarch’s CoD 2024’s maps in Warzone Mobile‘s game files, but they also found a list of the weapons coming to the game.

Modern Warfare 2 weapons list leaked

AX-50 Sniper Rifle in CoD Warzone

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.

Modern Warfare 2 is a direct sequel to 2019, taking place roughly three years later, and players can expect to see fan favorites such as the Bruen Mk9, M4, and AX-50 Sniper Rifle return.

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:

  • LM-S
  • M4
  • Bryson 800
  • STG A3
  • Lockwood 725
  • X12
  • Revive Pistol
  • Lachmann Sub
  • AX-50
  • RAAL MG
  • .50 GS
  • PSDW 50
  • Sakin 9
  • RPG-7
  • PILA
  • JOKR
  • Strela-P
  • LMP
  • 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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