Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 and Modern Warfare 2 details from COD Next




Activision hosted its latest Call of Duty presentation on Thursday, where the company revealed its upcoming plans for the series, including new details on Modern Warfare 2and the free-to-play sequel to Battle Royale Warzone 2.0. Among the most important announcements was the release date of the Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0which will be available November 16 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC (via and Steam), Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

To help you make sense of all the other announcements Activision made during the event, here are the big announcements from Call of Duty Next.

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0

Al Mazrah map from Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0

Image: InfinityWard/Activision

Warzone 2.0 is a massive new sequel to Call of Duty’s wildly popular battle royale shooter. Warzone 2.0 will take place on a brand new map called Al Mazrah, combining desert combat with sprawling cities. Along with dozens of new areas and points of interest to explore, Al Mazrah will also include a new version of War zone‘s Gulag, which will require players to battle it out in 2v2 matches. The new Gulag includes a few new mechanics, such as a lurking warden and weapons scattered around the map.

The game also introduces a new twist on the battle royale formula with multiple circles across the map that will separate groups of players before eventually pulling them all back together for a few climactic battles.

As with the original game, Warzone 2.0 will also include all weapons from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which will be released on October 26, and the two games will feature cross-progression. The game will also feature a new mode called the DMZ, which will task players with entering the battlefield and then extracting with whatever equipment they can.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer and Loadout 2.0

A player aims a machine gun at an opponent inside a burning office building in a screenshot from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Image: Infinity Ward/Activision

During the next presentation, Infinity Ward revealed new information about Modern Warfare 2‘s multiplayer mode and how it differs from previous Call of Duty entries.

One of Modern Warfare 2‘s standout new features is the Loadout 2.0 system, which builds on Infinity Ward’s weapon customization from 2019’s modern warfare by giving players multiple ways to customize their weapons and grouping the arsenal together based on their weapon platform. This system will also be part of Warzone 2.0giving players more options to customize their gear.

Modern Warfare 2 will also update Call of Duty’s multiplayer formula in a variety of ways, with refined sprinting, swimming and cloaking. The game also includes some major additions like third-person multiplayer playlists, the return of the cooperative Spec Ops mode, and AI players on certain extra-large maps and modes.

Infinity Ward also mentioned a new mode called Raids, but didn’t go into detail about it during the presentation.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta

We already knew that Modern Warfare 2 had a beta coming, but during Call of Duty Next, Infinity Ward let players know some of the features that they can expect from the game’s short testing period.

Along with the game’s regular six-versus-six mode, the beta will also include the Ground War mode, which will pit two teams of 32 players each against each other and take place in some of Warzone 2.0s points of interest. The beta includes the Sarrif Bay Ground War map and three core multiplayer maps: Valderas Museum, Farm 18 and Mercado Las Almas.

The beta will also include some of Modern Warfare 2s new tactical modes such as Knockout and Prisoner rescue, which give teams limited respawns. There’s also a new mode called Invasion, where teams of 32 players face each other in a deathmatch alongside several AI combatants.

That Modern Warfare 2 The beta will begin on September 16th for PlayStation players who pre-ordered the game and will roll out to other platforms later, including Xbox and PC on September 22nd.



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