It’s that time of year again. The part of the CoD cycle that us fans are excited for. We have gotten excited over the leaks, the trailer, and whatever information Activision has given us on the new game. We are coming into the beta for the multiplayer to get our hands on the game early before the official release at the end of October, a lot of information will be spread throughout social media at once for those who are a part of the beta and those who have yet to purchase the game.
This year for CoD is extremely important for the franchise because it will dictate how the future will look for the game, and determine whether the popularity of the game will rise or fall. Let’s go over what we know so far, and what to expect for the next two years with Modern Warfare 2, Warzone 2 and other game modes we may expect.
This year’s game story will be a direct sequel to Modern Warfare (2019), and will continue the story that we were left off with Captain Price, Sergeant Garrick aka Gaz, John MacTavish aka Soap, Simon Riley aka Ghost and the rest of Task Force 141.
If you ever played MW 2019, and stayed long enough after you blew up Barkov’s base, you would have seen the cut scene between Captain Price and his CIA handler Kate Laswell. They were discussing the imminent threat displayed by Victor Zakhaev, what they should do about General Shepherd (if you know, you know), and then Price talking about who will be on the task force to handle all these intense situations. It was an epic cutscene for those who have seen it because it got us excited for the sequel, or gave us some hope that we would be getting an eventual sequel to that game.
We haven’t gotten too much information from the leakers pertaining to what we will see during the campaign, but just know that with Task Force 141 leading the charge, they are going to burn the midnight oil to keep the world safe and sound. Will we get iconic missions like “All Ghillied Up” (CoD 4: MW), or “Clean House” (MW 2019)? Will we get some controversial missions like “No Russian” (MW2 2009), or “Loose Ends” (MW2 2009)? (both are controversial for different reasons) (insert photo of No Russian and/or Loose Ends). No matter what the MW2 campaign has in store for us, we all know that it’s not going to be short of action, drama, and just good ol ‘fun.
There is one thing for sure, we need to be paying close attention to the campaign. We should be looking at all the little details as we go through the missions. One thing I noticed after playing MW 2019 again once Warzone was released, is that a lot of information about Warzone was within the campaign. From the vehicles, POIs, mechanics, weapons (obviously) and other little things, a good majority of what we see during those campaign missions in MW2 WILL be in Warzone 2, and will give out a bit of an advantage of what to expect apart from the leaks we have seen already.
When it comes to multiplayer, if you haven’t been keeping up with the leaks from @GhostOfHope, @_Tom_Henderson_ or @RalphsValve on Twitter, then there hasn’t really been much released for information. The only previews we have gotten from Activision is about a couple maps, their thought process behind things they do and hints/clues at other exciting things. If you have been keeping up with the leakers then you will be aware of a slew of things coming in MW2, WZ2, and the rumoured third game mode titled “DMZ” (Call of Duty’s take on Escape from Tarkov). If you look hard enough, you can find all this information in a google document.
It’s very informative and has a lot of key gems that one would love to know before the launch of the game. The one thing that hasn’t been leaked yet is what the camo grind looks like this year. We don’t know what “gold”, “silver”, or the mastery camo will look like, and we don’t know if we are going to have a similar camo to Obsidian like we did in MW 2019.
That is something I am personally looking forward to because this will be the first year that I am going to attempt the multiplayer mastery camo grind. I was able to complete the CoD: Cold War zombies mastery camo grind (Dark Aether), which took me about 5 weeks to complete. It was quite the journey and I know that this multiplayer mastery camo for MW2 will be no joke, but I’m prepared for the challenge.
For those that don’t have the patience to wait for the game to be released on October 28th, 2022, there will be an open beta for all the consoles during set dates, just like it happened for Vanguard, Modern Warfare 2019 and Cold War.
Everyone loves the opportunity to get their hands on the game early, get a head start on the new mechanics and guns, and just overall have fun and be ready for the official launch at the end of October. Because Playstation still has their deal in place with Activision, they will be getting their beta first from September 16th to September 22, 2022 (this is for anyone that has pre-ordered the game). Anyone that didn’t preorder the game and has a Playstation, they have their beta from September 18th to September 26th, 2022.
For Xbox and PC players that pre-ordered the game, we will have from September 22nd to September 26th, 2022. Lastly for those that didn’t preorder the game for Xbox and PC, they will have from September 24th to September 26th, 2022. MW2 will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, PS4 and PS5. If you so chose to get the preorder you get a bundle of goodies especially if you get the highest tier pre order in the Vault Edition. This includes:
- Red Team 141 Operator Pack
- Battle Pass + 50 Tier Skips
- Ghost Legacy Pack
- FJX Cinder Weapon Vault
- 10 Hours Double XP & 10 Hours Double Weapon XP
After everything we have been through with CoD: Cold War and Vanguard, us CoD lovers and gamers are hoping that Modern Warfare 2 is going to be a breath of fresh air and a new start. We are going to be on a new clean engine with no clutter, everything will be reset and nothing from the past 2 years will be brought over to the new game.
With having this game for the next two years, we are just hoping for fresh new content and just an improved anticheat. We just want a good CoD game that we can enjoy, have fun with our friends and hopefully have that same feeling that we had back in March of 2020 – nothing but good times.