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Everything We Know About the New Modern Warfare II

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Call of Duty: Vanguard is live, we already got news for the upcoming CoD 2022. In this post, we will keep you up to date about all the news and leaks for Modern Warfare II – that seems to be the name of Call of Duty 2022.

Even though we are still playing Vanguard, we already got a lot of news about next year’s Call of Duty 2022. You likely already know that it will be a follow-up to 2019s Modern Warfare and therefore be called Modern Warfare II, but that is by far not all we know about CoD 2022. Thanks to leakers like TomHenderson or Ralph on Twitter, we have info about the name, the campaign, multiplayer, and much more.

Apparently, Modern Warfare II was already shown to some NFL players in Las Vegas ahead of the NFL Draft. Ahmad Gardener posted on his Instagram that he was the first person to see the new CoD:

Modern Warfare II (2022) Release Date

This early on, we don’t have any details about the release date of CoD 2022, but we already have a date for the official reveal of the game. According to leaks on Twitter, MWII will be officially unveiled on May 30, 2022.

However, we can only guess about the release date so far. Modern Warfare 2019 was released on October 25, Black Ops Cold War on November 13, and Vanguard on November 5. According to those dates, it would be a big surprise if Modern Warfare II wouldn’t release somewhere between the end of October and the start of November.

That would at least be the normal release period for a new CoD. However, since Vanguard is currently selling worse than expected, leaker Tom Henderson believes that MWII 2022 could possibly be released earlier.

According to Henderson, MWII could be released earlier in October, followed by a large Warzone update. What is true about this assumption is still unclear, but since the new CoD has been in the works for much longer than the earlier CoDs and is far ahead of schedule, an earlier release is not entirely out of the question.

 

Modern Warfare II Reveal

Even though we don’t have an exact release date yet, there is already first information about the official reveal of Modern Warfare II. According to Ralph, the official reveal of the game will take place on April 30, 2022:

That would be much earlier than in the last few years, but we only expect a very small teaser at the end of April. A real reveal with a trailer and gameplay scenes will probably only be released later and will most likely be linked to an event in Warzone.

Modern Warfare II Comes With New Engine & FOV Slider

Modern Warfare 2 will be released on consoles with a FOV Slider.

Now for the negative: Until then, console players will have to wait patiently for this particular feature – it won’t be implemented into the current Warzone yet, for example. The reason for this is that the developers don’t necessarily trust the old console generation to maintain a suitable frame rate with a FOV slider.

To conclude this short update, here is some positive news again: Modern Warfare II is built on a brand new engine. If the game feels even smoother than MW 2019 did, then we’re in for a pretty good year, my friends!

 

Will Modern Warfare II (2022) Have a Campaign?

Modern Warfare II will of course have a campaign and the games seem to be set in South America. Thanks to Ralph on Twitter, we also have many details about the campaign. According to the leak, we will be able to interact with our friendsand, for example, request room clearance. We also have to make selections during the campaign that will have an effect on the story. Here is a rundown of two missions by Ralph:

  • Mission 1: Task Force 141 and several other members of the domestic military have been tasked with infiltrating what’s assumed to be a safe house cell holding information on a drug lord, of an international crime syndicate based in Ciudad Juárez, dismantling the upper echelon of the organization. You’re allowed the option of deciding whether to go in, guns blazing (ramming down the gate), or covertly. Throughout the raid, the choices you make will determine who on your team will die.
  • Mission 2: Task Force 141’s vehicle is ambushed by heavy fire from an unknown position, the character you’re playing as is shouting out for his teammate to hand him a weapon, during the struggle, he is then shot (he is heard gurgling on his own blood and moaning). You’re tasked with grabbing his weapon before diving back behind the cover of the armored patrol vehicle (new feature?) and fending off approaching combatants. As mentioned, your character is visibly scared: trembling during ADS, panting, and swallowing, which triggers a sequence where the weapon jams. Fast-forward, domestic military police show up, though due to the frenzy, they have their weapons tracked on you and your team. TF141 members are heard whispering, believing they are the Cartel disguised as Domestic Military; you decide whether you shoot them or not.

We also got a list of Operators coming back from the Modern Warfare franchise. According to leaks, these famous characters will return to Modern Warfare II:

  • Barry Sloan as Cpt. Price
  • Ghost
  • General Sheperd
  • Soap
  • Roach

 

Multiplayer

We also have quite a lot to say about the multiplayer. New modes, perks, maps, and weapons have already been leaked, and we will list them all for you. So what is new, and what will return to Modern Warfare II’s multiplayer?

Maps

The multiplayer maps in MWII are said to be “traditional” and stick to the Infinity Ward feel. Many leaders have already confirmed on Twitter that some famous MW2 maps will return. 5 famous all-time favorite maps have already been leaked by Ralph and Tom Henderson also talks about the coming back of these maps.

  • Favela
  • Terminal
  • Highrise
  • Shipment
  • Quarry

Weapons

The tweet provides us with a huge list of weapons, and boy are we excited!

Assault Rifles MK47
DT MDR
Beretta ARX-160
AK (multiple variants)
ACR
SMGs MP5K
MP9
MP7
UMP45
VZ.61
Marksman Rifles Kel-Tec RFB
M110 SASS
Shotguns SPAS-12
Savage M24
Pistols AMT Hardballer
Beretta
CZ P-09
Snipers BFG-50
CheyTac Intervention
Lever-Action Winchester 92
Browning BLR
Savage M99
Launchers RPG-7
Knives Karambit
Combat Knife
Butterfly Knife

 

Also, Modern Warfare II’s Gunsmith will apparently get more options but returns to 5 attachments again. Infinity Ward seems to be featuring a lot of different caliber attachments (like in CoD: Vanguard). The leak mentions calibers such as .300 AAC Blackout, .485, .45 ACP, 7.62, .350 Legend, and .450 Bushmaster. Of course, it will also have a huge selection of handguards, muzzles, magazines, and all the other attachments we know and love from Modern Warfare. According to another tweet, it will be possible to build various weapons with attachments via the Gunsmith, like in MW2019. In MW2019, for example, you could build the G36 assault rifle from the Holger LMG with the appropriate attachments.

What is even more interesting, though, is the assertion that we will be able to customize our weapons mid-match, like in Battlefield 2042. I personally don’t know if this is needed in really fast-paced CoD multiplayer matches, but it definitely sounds like a cool idea.

The latest leaks also talk about different camo styles for the weapons in MWII. Among the new styles, there will be glossy, matte, oiled, rusty, and metallic ones. In addition, the game is supposed to put a lot of focus on personalizing your weapon. But for real, what else are they going to do. Camos, stickers, weapon charms, etc. have been around forever in CoD, so what else do they want to add?

 

Game Modes, Perks & More

Modern Warfare II’s multiplayer will also feature the following:

  • Ricochet Perk (bullets will ricochet off walls)
  • Bounty Hunter Perk
  • Extraction type mode
  • Floor is Lava mode
  • Uplink mode
  • Hostage mode

Of course, field upgrades and Operators will return as well.

 

Gameplay (Update, March 14)

We all want to know what gameplay changes will be introduced in MWII. According to some leaks, we now know that movement will be faster than in Moder Warfare 2019, but not as fast as in Vanguard. The controversial doors are also considered to return. In Modern Warfare 2019, there was a lot of grumbling about the doors opening and closing because they were used a lot for camping. We never had a problem with that feature and honestly, it was in MW2019 so it was much clear that it would be in MWII as well.

According to leaker TheGhostOfHope, the whole sound design of Modern Warfare II will also be changed. The sound in Modern Warfare 2019, especially for the guns, was already perfect, but in MWII everything is thought to be even clearer. This means that weapons, steps, and more will not only sound better in general, but it will also be possible to hear much more comfortably if enemies are above or below you. This is currently still a pain in Warzone.

Will Modern Warfare II have SBMM?

Yes, like every CoD, it will have some kind of SBMM. What does shock us, is that Infinity Ward apparently wants to present Bot Pools. If your stats are qualified, you can enter a PvPvE lobby. With their new reworked AI system, the bots will be able to track and match a player’s skill level throughout a match. Sounds amazing, but only time will tell if it really functions… It also seems to be assured that disbanding lobbies are here to stay. In the past, lobbies simply remained after the match and were loaded up with new players, which means that you can play together with the same players for longer, but also that the loading times between matches are shorter. In recent years, however, this system was replaced with disbanding lobbies and is likely not to return as soon.

 

DMZ: The Third Mode in MWII

MW2019 came with the campaign, multiplayer, and Spec Ops. MWII will replace the Spec Ops mode with a new game mode called DMZ, which was previously also called Premise. According to leaker Ralph, the new mode will be similar to the Hazard Zone mode from Battlefield 2042 or Escape from Tarkov. Tom Henderson called the mode DMZ from the beginning but talks about the same things that were already leaked by Ralph.

According to the latest information, the third mode will be “open world” and procedurally generated. DMZ is thus supposed to offer different missions, AI opponents, weather, and events. In addition, the mode is supposed to have been in development for about 4 years. If this is true, we might be in for something really big…

How Will DMZ Work?

The objective in DMZ is to find and get loot on different maps. Players can loot buildings, corpses, vehicles and crates and exfiltrate with the loot at different locations on the map – at least if you have met the requirements to do so. Those who die can be looted and lose all equipment and loot.

There will be a ‘bazaar’ where several AI merchants are gathered who will give you missions and trade with you.

The gunsmith in DMZ is based on a point system where you have to buy attachments with a certain currency. Points are earned directly by playing. According to a new leak, however, weapons can also be traded for points.

The mode will be much slower than the usual CoD multiplayer matches and will have a big focus on armor – probably similar to Warzone. There will also be loadouts, which should play a big role.

DMZ is supposed to be designed for 20-35 players and will probably already be playable in the beta. At launch, there will only be solos, followed by duos, trios, and quads. DMZ will also be playable independently of multiplayer.

 

Will Modern Warfare II (2022) be Integrated Into Warzone?

Yes, Modern Warfare II (2022) will most likely be integrated into Call of Duty’s Battle Royale Warzone. All we know so far is that there will be a new map composed of a combination of MW2 maps and new POIs. There will also be a new limited-time mode called Prop Hunt, a ranked mode, a destructible environment, and new vehicles. Just take a look at Ralphs tweet:

Will There be a Modern Warfare III?

According to leaker Ralph, Modern Warfare II will be the last title of the reboot series and the company wants to focus on new games in the future. With the takeover of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft, things will change in the future. It is already being discussed whether Call of Duty will no longer be released annually in the future and Xbox exclusivity is also on the cards. Even though it was just assumed that at least the next 3 games will still be released for all consoles.

Nothing has been officially announced yet, and everything is subject to change.

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