The return of Ghost, impressive graphics, the confirmation of Warzone II, and much more were unveiled today.
If you are a fan of video games in general, you will know very well how popular Call of Duty is. This franchise, which has lasted for years, has set the standard when it comes to FPS games. Despite a difficult last few years for the saga, Activision is looking to redeem itself.
That is why this year they have come with a heavy load. Activision has set out to bring back fans of the original games in the series. To achieve this, they plan to go back to their roots. They’re bringing back the name of a classic, considered by many to be the best of the franchise. That is why, after teasing fans and confirming the release date, Activision finally unveiled the new game in the franchise: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.
A classic is back?
Although Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is not a remaster of the game released in 2009, we will see the return of the legendary squadron: Task Force 141. Thanks to this, well-known heroes such as Captain John Price, Kyle “Gaz” Garrick, and fan-favorite Ghost will make their triumphant return to a game in the franchise.
In the gameplay trailer revealed today, we got a glimpse of the squadron in action. The squad will be engaged in missions on different continents in a globe-trotting operation. In the trailer, we can see very familiar scenarios, although we didn’t get to see one of the favorite mission scenarios from the classic Modern Warfare 2: The Gulag.
Call of Duty returns to Steam
When Activision presented Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, the most painful part of the announcement was the abandonment of the leading PC platform: Steam. This leap was made by Activision, as their games would be exclusively on the Battle.net store, the client for Blizzard’s PC games. After five cumbersome years for players, it has finally been announced that the game will return to Steam.
This change happens because, due to this platform jump, many active Call of Duty players were lost along the way. It also made the multiplayer experience of the title complicated for the developers. Why? With fewer active players, offering players a consistent experience when it comes to finding games becomes a challenge.
That’s why Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will be released for Steam and Battle.net, offering a wider field for players to join the adventure.
An improved multiplayer mode
As expected, Activison has noticed flaws in the multiplayer system of the past Call of Duty. Most of these changes, while not alarming, were affecting gameplay for some players (or worse, boring players). Activision wants to put an end to many of these problems with a host of changes to Modern Warfare II‘s multiplayer.
In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II multiplayer, players can level up multiple base weapons, explore a wide variety of maps and game modes, meet an international roster of Operators, and much more. In addition, they can try out the newly enhanced Gunsmith, which offers more customization than ever before.
Warzone 2 confirmed and… Warzone for mobile?
After the announcement of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, console and PC players of the game have been more than satisfied. Still, there is a community of gamers that were waiting for a big announcement: the announcement of Call of Duty Warzone 2.0. Warzone has been a total craze in terms of numbers. It has even amassed far more active players than many of the franchise’s multiplayer titles.
Therefore, the announcement of a new version of Warzone was eagerly awaited. An edition that would take the best of Warzone, solve the game’s problems, and deliver the ultimate battle royale. To accompany the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, the Activision team announced in a blog post that Warzone 2.0 will also arrive with the release of the main game.
Warzone 2.0 brings a host of new technology, such as the new RICOCHET anti-cheat system, new features, game modes, and more. This has put to rest a lot of growing rumors about this new version of Warzone. Although, there were also some rumors that had been brewing for the last few months. Despite the success of Call of Duty Mobile, the release of Call of Duty: Warzone for mobile has been rumored.
The mobile FPS community was waiting for confirmation of this news today. And after showing nothing in the trailer presented today, the illusion of many died. But, after going under the table, in the aforementioned post on the game’s blog, Activision has confirmed “An all-new mobile experience that will bring Call of Duty: Warzone to players on the go, is in development.” We may be a long way from seeing any of this mobile version in development, but it has finally been confirmed!
Pre-order now and enjoy early access to the game’s open beta
If you’re wondering, these won’t be the only announcements made about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0. In the coming days, we will continue to see more information on what these games will bring us to the month of October.
Following on from the information announced today, players who pre-order the game for their preferred platform will be eligible for early access to the game’s open beta. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 will arrive on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC on October 28.