Infinity Ward have confirmed that the 2022 entry into the Call of Duty series will be Modern Warfare 2, and revealed that a “new Warzone experience” is also being built alongside it.
Rumors have circulated for months that 2022’s CoD game would be a sequel to the ultra-successful Modern Warfare, which was released back in 2019. On top of that, reports claimed that Warzone 2 would also launch to address the issues that integrating standalone CoD titles to the battle royale had caused.
Finally, this news has been confirmed by the developers themselves, with Infinity Ward Co-Studio Head Pat Kelly dropping the information during a call with the press, content creators, and Raven Software developers.
Modern Warfare 2 confirmed for 2022
Call of Duty is officially heading back to the present day, with Modern Warfare 2 finally confirmed after huge speculation. Kelly stated “it should be obvious” that they’re working on the game after the huge success of 2019’s Modern Warfare, which has sold over 30 million copies.
The game will be built on a brand-new engine, which the company has “been working on for years,” as Infinity Ward looks to improve players’ experience on all platforms.
Kelly didn’t give an exact release date for Modern Warfare 2 but did state that the game would release in Fall 2022.
“New Warzone experience” built on new MW2 engine
That new Modern Warfare 2 engine won’t just power that game, but will also act as the foundation of a “new Warzone experience.”
The next iteration of Warzone is being built from the ground up alongside MW2, which will allow the games to work together seamlessly after years of issues and messy integration with other titles.
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Kelly claims the new Warzone experience will be “disruptive” and a “massive evolution of Battle Royale.” On top of that, the Infinity Ward Creative Director teased that it will feature an “incredibly ambitious sandbox mode,” although they declined to elaborate any further on this.
Neither Infinity Ward nor Raven Software gave any indication of a release date for the new Warzone experience. Considering it is built on Modern Warfare 2’s engine, it’s likely we will see it at some point during MW2’s lifecycle.
While Infinity Ward and Raven Software are looking forward to new releases, that doesn’t mean they’re ignoring the present. During the call, developers confirmed that Warzone was in a “broken state,” and promised to fix issues as the year goes on.
Image Credits: Activision / Infinity Ward / Raven Software
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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