Modern Warfare 2 release date, platforms and everything we know so far

Here's what you need to know about Call Of Duty 2022

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been officially confirmed. It’s a sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare, and will feature fan-favourite characters like Captain Price and Soap.

Now that we’ve had a full gameplay reveal, we know a lot more about Modern Warfare 2. This includes what gameplay will look like, and some news on an upcoming beta test.

As we get closer to launch, and as more details are revealed by Activision, we’ll update this guide with everything you need to know about Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Currently, you’ll find info on the release date, what platforms it is releasing on, and a look at whether PlayStation versions will be released.

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‘Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’ release date

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will launch on October 28th, 2022. This is slightly earlier than usual for a COD title, which historically have released in November. It’s clear that Activision is trying to capitalise on a different sort of gaming landscape as far as releases are concerned this year.

Gameplay reveal

Activision revealed a seven-minute gameplay segment for Modern Warfare 2 during the Xbox & Bethesda Showcase that aired in June 2022. It showed off a campaign mission called Operation Dark Water, which is set on a cargo ship. You can view it below:

‘Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’ platforms – is it coming to PlayStation?

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will indeed be coming to PlayStation consoles. Earlier this year, a report has suggested that the next three Call Of Duty titles, including a “new iteration” of free-to-play battle royale Warzone, will still be coming to PlayStation. This is in light of Microsoft acquiring Activision.

Is ‘Modern Warfare 2’ next-gen only?

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As expected, Modern Warfare 2 will be coming to old-men consoles in addition to the new ones. This means that PS4 and Xbox One players will be able to download the game. We’ll have to wait and see whether this will continue to be the case for the series moving forward.

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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Credit: Infinity Ward

Will ‘Modern Warfare 2’ release on Steam?

For the last few entries, Call Of Duty has been available exclusively on Battle.Net for PC players. This looked set to change, after Steam teased a return to its platform on Twitter:

This has since been confirmed! The full reveal that happened at the Xbox & Bethesda conference in June 2022 featured reveal trailers with the Steam branding. Great news for PC players!

‘Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’ characters

Thanks to a tweet on the Infinity Ward Twitter account, we have a list of characters that will appear in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Here’s who’s confirmed to be in the game:

  • Team leader Captain John Price
  • Fearless Sergeant “Soap” MacTavish
  • Seasoned Sergeant Kyle “Gaz” Garrick
  • The Incorruptible Colonel Alejandro Vargas

Is ‘Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’ a remake?

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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare. Credit: Infinity Ward

Now for a tougher question, is Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 a remake? Well, no, not really. It follows 2019’s Modern Warfare, which rebooted the Infinity Ward-led series. This game serves as a sequel to that game, so while it may contain characters and plot points from the original, this will be a separate story that aligns with the new series.

Who’s developing ‘Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’

Infinity Ward is developing Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. This is the same team that has worked on the Modern Warfare series since the start, and follows 2019’s Modern Warfare. Infinity Ward confirmed that it is indeed the primary studio working on the game in the Tweet below:

We should clarify that while Modern Warfare 2 is indeed an Infinity Ward project, other studios are working on the game. IW is more leading the charge, so to speak.

That’s all we know about Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 so far. As new info is released, we’ll be sure to update this page. In the meantime, check out our article covering the announcement of a new Warzone game.

In other gaming news, A report on loot boxes, authored by the Norwegian Consumer Council, has slammed FIFA 22 packs for pressuring players into making in-game purchases and being misleading about their odds of getting particular rewards.

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