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Modern Warfare 2 has a lot going for it, but multiplayer is the highlight for many Call of Duty fans. Thanks to the Call of Duty Next 2022 event, we got a good look at how these multiplayer matches will play.
The event started with multiplayer and Warzone 2.0 trailer. There’s a lot for longtime Call of Duty players to latch on to, but most of the trailer focuses on casual multiplayer. There’s a wide variety of environments on display, from wide, arid deserts to nearby city streets; Modern Warfare 2 also introduces underwater combat into the mix. Likewise, there is a large arsenal of weapons to use, from close knives to mid-range rifles to anti-aircraft rocket launchers. There’s a new Prisoner Rescue mode that will also put the game’s new stealth mechanics to the test. Additionally, Modern Warfare 2 will be the first in the series to offer a third-person mode, which should really shake up the meta and give players a better look at the skins they like to equip.
The trailer also gives us our first glimpse of Warzone 2.0 as soldiers drop on the new map Al Mazrah (which was leaked just before the next event). “The ultimate weapon is team,” the video boldly declares – there seems to be a real emphasis on teamwork and teams in this new version of Battle Royale. Perhaps it will help bring back the players who fell away from Call of Duty over the last year.
Modern Warfare 2 is not very far away: the release date is Friday, October 28. However, plenty of players will be able to experience the game ahead of time. The multiplayer beta starts the same day as this new trailer, so now is the time to redeem a beta code if you have one. The newly revealed Grand Prix card will be part of the initial pool there. Similarly, digital pre-orders will give you early access to the game’s campaign.