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New Modern Warfare 2 video convinces players Pro Perks are returning

Modern Warfare 2 fans think they’ve spotted confirmation that Pro Perks will return in a Call of Duty Next teaser trailer.

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Modern Warfare 2 Captain Price with Hardline Pro logo

Modern Warfare 2 fans are convinced that Pro Perks will be a comeback in this year’s game, after a familiar logo was spotted in the latest CoD Next teaser.

We’re just weeks away from the launch of Modern Warfare 2, and the beta is set to kick off in the coming days. Despite this, fans are still itching for any slither of information on new or returning features they can expect in Infinity Ward’s latest game.

While we’ve had a handful of trailers and footage from the single-player campaign, the multiplayer reveal is due to take place at Call of Duty Next on September 15, which should provide fans will plenty of details about new weapons, maps, and more.

But in a teaser trailer for the CoD Next event, players think they’ve spotted a clue that a classic feature is returning for the first time since Modern Warfare 3 – Pro Perks.

First introduced in the original Modern Warfare 2, and used in the following two titles, Pro Perks are improved versions of standard Perks unlocked by completing challenges. Pro Perks offered bonus effects that the regular versions didn’t; for example, Sleight of Hand Pro gave players faster ADS as well as faster reloads.

In a short teaser for CoD Next, fans spotted a handful of Perk logos, including one which appeared to be Hardline Pro, as you can see from the star logo which was used in MW2 and MW3.

Many have taken this as confirmation that Pro Perks are making a comeback in Modern Warfare 2 2022, including Jason ‘FaZe Jev‘ Eugene in his September 10 video.

“If you guys aren’t aware of it, this is the shape of Perks whenever they are the Pro version of them,” he said while observing the Hardline logo. “At least that’s how it was on the original Modern Warfare 2.”

Modern Warfare 2019 did also feature the star logo for the Hardline Perk, but the logo in the trailer looks much closer to the Pro version from the first MW2.

He went on to point out that some sources have claimed that Pro Perks will appear in the past, and Jev felt that it’s now safe to assume that these leaks were accurate.

“Nine and a half times out of 10, if we’re hearing leaks and then also seeing footage that lines up with the leaks, I can pretty much take that as confirmation. I’ll be very surprised [if it’s not.]”

Although the trailer does appear to hint that Pro Perks will be a part of Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer, this is all still speculation until the developers themselves confirm it.

With Call of Duty Next just days away, and the beta giving players their first hands-on time just a day later, we won’t have to wait too long to get a clearer picture.


For more on Modern Warfare 2, be sure to check out the teased AC-130 campaign mission, and the Battlefield 2042 feature players want to see.

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