Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Hardcore Mode Coming in November
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2‘s hardcore playlist, which is now called Tier 1, will not release until the start of the game’s first season on November 16, 2022.
As described on an official Call of Duty blogpost, the Tier 1 playlists offer a “more challenging experience compared to traditional Multiplayer. Operators have less health and limited HUD elements, and friendly fire is on. These elements are consistent in all game modes that support the Tier 1 variant.”
The Tier 1 playlist isn’t the only thing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 owners will have to wait for, as the game’s Battle Pass will also go live on the first day of Season 01 alongside the long-awaited arrival of Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0, which will be free-to-play and will include battle royale gameplay with a new twist, the game will also contain a new “extraction mode” called DMZ that appears to be identical to games like Escape from Tarkov.
Warzone 2.0 is a “fully revamped experience” and will take place in the desert of Al Mazrah, a fictional region of Western Asia. Players will contend with A.I. as well as real players if they want to be the last ones standing. There will also be a new “Multi-Circle closure,” water combat, a new gulag, and more.