Activision has officially started teasing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, And it will be the game that will deliver a “new era” for Call of Duty. As we wait on more substantial details on 2022’s new entry, let’s break down the rumors and all the details we know so far about this year’s return to Call of Duty.
Call of Duty 2022’s developer, title, and logo revealed
Activision confirmed Infinity Ward as the developer for 2022’s Call of Duty game. Modern Warfare 2019 was a success for Call of Duty, so it’s no real shock that Infinity Ward would return to the series for its next release. Activision also officially revealed the title and logo for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on April 28.
The animated logo also unveiled by the Call of Duty Twitter account meshes the “M” and the “W” and the “II” together, while the included hashtag reads the title as Modern Warfare 2. The logo’s animation does offer a subtle teaser as well. As pointed out on Twitter by Chaosxsilencer, Modern Warfare’s Task Force 141 logo can be seen when you slow down the animation.
— Chaos (@Chaosxsilencer) April 28, 2022
Modern Warfare 2019’s post-launch story is about Captain Price building up his notorious task force from the original series. So while unsurprising, fans can be happy that Captain Price has recruited their favorite Modern Warfare characters yet again.
Modern Warfare 2 release date and platforms
An official release date hasn’t been revealed for Modern Warfare 2, but the expected release date is sometime in the fall of 2022.
As far as what platforms players can expect, journalist and leaker Tom Henderson claims that Modern Warfare 2 will come on current and past-gen consoles, but suggests that this could be the last year Call of Duty does so.
Modern Warfare 2 story rumors
The storyline for Modern Warfare 2 is a mystery. Additional rumors from Tom Henderson suggest that the campaign in Modern Warfare sequels will follow US soldiers going to war against Colombian drug cartels. Regardless if there’s validity to these rumors, we now know that Task Force 141 will be in the storyline.
Maps, modes, and other rumors
Rumors should always be taken with a grain of salt, but Modern Warfare 2 has generated some interesting rumors about creative modes and remastered maps.
Tom Henderson said that Modern Warfare 2 will come with a new game mode called DMZ. Instead of Call of Duty’s past complementary game modes like Zombies or Spec Ops, Henderson explains this as being Call of Duty’s take on Escape From Tarkov, which is a combination of battle royale and survival game elements.
Another leaker for Call of Duty, RalphsValve, suggested back in November that Infinity Ward was bringing Task Force 141 back for Modern Warfare 2. The leaker also shared Henderson’s claims of a story based on a Columbian drug cartel. They also suggested that Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer would include several throwback maps. If RalphValve’s leaks resume proving true, players could be seeing 2009’s Modern Warfare 2’s maps of Favela, Terminal, Highrise, Shipment, and Quarry return in this rebooted series.
Warzone 2 details
Players can expect a new slate for Warzone 2, which Activision recently confirmed is created from the ground up alongside Modern Warfare 2. This news comes shortly after Warzone developers approved the current version of Warzone with Black Ops and Vanguard content had evolved into a bloated monster and ultimately apologized for the state of Warzone in Season 1.
Activision teased that Warzone 2 will have “groundbreaking innovations” to be unveiled later this year.