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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 logo officially revealed

There’s a lot of anticipation for Modern Warfare 2, and here’s everything we know about Call of Duty 2022 so far, including the release date, a new mode called DMZ, and the game’s platforms.

Call of Duty fans are eagerly awaiting the release of Modern Warfare 2, and there is a lot of speculation surrounding the 2022 title as very little information about it has been officially revealed by the developers.

Fortunately, we were able to collect details about the sequel to Modern Warfare, such as the release date, new game modes, platforms, and some interesting leaks about the content of the game.

Here’s everything we know about Call of Duty 2022.

What is the title of Call of Duty 2022?

COD MW2 2022

Call of Duty officially returns to the present day, with the developers officially confirming that Modern Warfare 2 will be the 2022 entry in their popular annual game franchise.

The developers stated that “it should be obvious” that they are working on the sequel after the huge success of 2019. Modern warwhich has managed to sell more than 30 million copies since its launch.

Call of Duty 2022: Modern Warfare 2 release date rumors

modern warfare operators

At the time of writing this article, the developers they have not confirmed the exact release date for Modern Warfare 2, but they stated that the game would be released sometime in fall 2022.

This lines up with Activision’s record of most previous titles in this popular franchise releasing between October and November, so it makes sense that Call of Duty 2022 would arrive around the same time.

We will continue to watch for any official release date announcements from the developers and will be sure to update this article once we have more concrete information.

What studios are behind Call of Duty 2022: Modern Warfare 2?

Modern Warfare operator aiming weapon with flashlight

According to leaker ‘RalphsValve’, the development of Modern Warfare 2 is a collaborative effort of 11 different developers. Infinity Ward is expected to be the main studio with the help of Treyarch.

Here are all the rumors from the developers of Modern Warfare 2:

  • evil
  • high moon studios
  • Toys for Bob
  • Infinity Ward Austin, TX
  • Infinity Ward Poland
  • Infinity Ward, LA
  • mood
  • activision
  • crow software
  • sledgehammer games

Call of Duty 2022: New engine for Modern Warfare 2

MW operators aiming weapons

Following the official announcement of Modern Warfare 2, Infinity Ward also confirmed that the 2022 Call of Duty title will be based on an entirely new engine, which the company has “been working on for years.”

This new engine is intended to improve the player experience across all platforms, and the developers have also confirmed that they will be using it to lay the groundwork for a “new Warzone experience” in Warzone 2.

Call of Duty 2022: Modern Warfare 2 Maps

modern warfare 2 terminal map

Both leakers RalphsValve and Tom Henderson claim that classic Modern Warfare 2 (2009) maps are coming to CoD 2022.

In a video covering everything known about CoD 2022 so far, Henderson said that these maps were taken from the scrapped Modern Warfare 2 Remastered, of which only the campaign was released.

RalphsValve leaked five maps that players can expect to see in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. These are some of the most popular from the entire series and we may see them return.

Here are the returning Modern Warfare 2 maps:

  • Favela
  • High
  • Shipping
  • Terminal
  • Quarry

Favela would pit players against each other in closed areas while Terminal provided excellent sniping opportunities for Call of Duty players during long-range combat situations.

High led to tons of 360, scopeless mounts and gave birth to several world famous CoD clans and Shipping it is so popular that it still appears in titles like Call of Duty: Vanguard today.

These are currently just leaks though, and we may see completely different maps added in the final game once it arrives.

Call of Duty 2022 Warzone Integration

Warzone operator running in Pacific Caldera

Call of Duty 2022 will integrate with Warzone in the same way that Black Ops Cold War and Vanguard have, but it is expected to bring an entirely new map.

Cold War brought Rebirth Island with its integration and then gave Verdansk an overhaul in Verdansk ’84. However, the integration of Vanguard brought Caldera, a completely new Battle Royale map.

Along with the leaked DMZ mode for Modern Warfare 2, VGC claimed that CoD 2022 will launch with a new Warzone map consisting of classic maps from the Modern Warfare franchise. Reportedly, this map will also be used for DMZ mode.

The integration should also include all weapons from CoD 2022.

Call of Duty 2022 game modes

DMZ

Modern Warfare Train Yard

Tom Henderson claims that Modern Warfare 2 will come with a completely new game mode: DMZ. While we don’t know exactly what the game mode will entail, the leaker described this mode as “MWII’s version of Escape From Tarkov.”

Henderson believes the mode will have been in development for over four years by the time Modern Warfare 2 releases, and you’ll hit various locations and have to loot houses, buildings, vehicles, crates, and abandoned corpses. He also said that the area has been made up of maps from the original MW2 that act as points of interest and should also act as the new Warzone map.

From this description, it sounds like DMZ will be one of the more entrenched game modes in the upcoming title. Hopefully it will be an intense experience for Call of Duty 2022 players.

Attackers vs Defenders

Call of Duty Modern Warfare players break the door

Leaker RalphsValve has also claimed that MW2 will feature a Rainbow Six Siege inspired mode called Attackers vs. Defenders. However, leakers such as Tom Henderson have disputed the claim.

This mode will see players attack and defend target sites while using “hidden locations, booby traps and cameras”.

Attackers vs. Defenders would get a revamped health system, and players can assign each of their squad members separate roles, such as “Squad Leader.”

However, prominent CoD leakers TheMW2Ghost and Tom Henderson state that their sources say “it was a cut mode from MW19 and they haven’t heard or seen anything about it coming to MW II.”

Henderson clarified that “it doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t come, but I’m inclined to believe people working on the project or with very good connections in the studio.”

These two modes are just leaks or rumors at the moment, so they have not been confirmed yet. We’ll be sure to update this article as soon as we get more official information on Modern Warfare 2’s game modes.

Call of Duty 2022 Rework: Modern Warfare 2 SBMM

Warzone operator using laser sight

Skill-based matchmaking has been one of the most controversial aspects of Call of Duty titles, with a report from CoD leaker ‘RalphsValve’ claiming that the developers could be aiming to overhaul SBMM to be “less debilitating” in the future. Modern Warfare 2.

According to this leak, the developers are aiming to make the games feel less strict, but Modern Warfare 2 could still keep the controversial feature of dissolving lobbies after each game ends.

Call of Duty 2022 Perk Changes: Modern Warfare 2 and Return of Last Stand

Modern Warfare operator using pistol while downed

Call of Duty leaker ‘TheGhostOfHope’ claims that the Perk system will receive a major change in Modern Warfare 2 that will allow players to choose four Perks instead of the traditional three.

The leaker also claimed that the Last Stand Perk will return, allowing players to get shot down with his pistol before dying. However, it will now act as a field buff instead of a perk.

Call of Duty 2022 Platforms: Modern Warfare 2

Modern Warfare operator holding a gun

According to Henderson, Modern Warfare 2 will be available on both current generation and last generation consoles.

Both Black Ops Cold War and Vanguard are cross-gen Call of Duty titles, and these leaks suggest that Modern Warfare 2 will continue this trend. However, you may be the last to do so.

“It is currently believed that this will be the last Call of Duty to come to last generation consoles, but it will ultimately depend on console market conditions,” Tom Henderson tweeted.

Call of Duty 2022: Modern Warfare 2 campaign leaked

In September, people on the Reddit and Medium blog noticed a back-end server opening on NVIDIA’s GeForce technology site that allowed them to view games being tested on their servers.

One of the Activision and Infinity Ward games was listed as “Project Cortez”, which is a possible codename for Modern Warfare 2. Following this, some potential new plot details for Call of Duty 2022 were shared by CVG.

According to the leak, “Modern Warfare’s sequel will include a campaign in which US special forces will fight a covert war against Colombian drug cartels.” This was also endorsed by Tom Henderson.

Henderson has also said that the AI ​​will see significant improvements over previous CoD games, where they will act realistically to get shot.

Ghost in Modern Warfare

It is worth keeping in mind that these are currently just leaks, and this information has not yet been verified by the developers themselves. Until they officially announce something, you should take this with a grain of salt.


For more Call of Duty content, you can check out how the Warzone meta changed over the course of 2021.

Image Credit: Activision/Infinity Ward

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