release date, pre-orders… We take stock

CALL OF DUTY MODERN WARFARE 2. After a relatively successful beta period, Call of Duty modern Warfare 2 prepares for its launch with a stunning new trailer. We take stock of all the essential information.

[Mis à jour le 7 octobre 2022 à 13h31] The most popular shooting game returns this year with a massive new release. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 arrives on our consoles and PCs in a few weeks, after being shown in part during a fairly successful beta. A production coming directly from the Infinity Ward studios, and that wants to be in the heritage of the highly appreciated Modern Warfare of 2019. On the menu, an explosive campaign, a varied multiplayer, the arrival of Warzone 2.0 and the brand new DMZ Tactics mode . We take stock of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, its release date, its pre-orders, and its content just below.

Modern Warfare 2 is based on the same graphics engine as 2019’s Modern Warfare, with a few technical innovations here and there that won’t make it a carbon copy of its predecessor. Graphically, this new Call of Duty will not be revolutionary, but it aims to provide a triple A experience, especially visually. We must also not forget that once again this title is intergenerational, coming out both on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S as well as on PS4 and Xbox One, and therefore must be adapted to less efficient consoles. But if it will not be a visual revolution in the strict sense, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 aims to offer innovation in its gameplay.

For starters, the “Gunsmith” system underwent a major overhaul in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Weapon customization has always been a mainstay of the Call of Duty experience, and this new component will increase your chances even further. your taste. The game still offers you to add ten attachments to your weapons, a system introduced in Call of Duty: Vanguard, except you’ll also have the opportunity to profoundly change the way the weapon works by changing the receiver. Therefore, it will be possible to transform an M4 into a DMR or an SMG by modifying the receiver and, at the same time, the caliber.

Two new multiplayer modes appear in this new Call of Duty, the first heavily inspired by the beginning of Rainbow Six: Siege, Prisoner Rescue. In this game mode, your team must free the other team’s captive hostages, and any kills are final. A slightly more tactical approach to the generally edgier gameplay of Call of Duty. The second mode has its roots in Ground War, Modern Warfare’s large-scale game mode. There will be two teams of 20 players and as many bots that will compete to take control of an area. Vehicles will play an important role in this game mode.

To conclude, we can obviously talk about the small earthquake announced during Call of Duty Next, Modern Warfare 2 will include third person game modes. This option may or may not be enabled on some multiplayer servers and will allow you to control your character in subjective view. Mention was also made of the Special Ops cooperative game mode, which returns in this upcoming release. These will be asymmetric tactical missions that emphasize the difference in gameplay between the two players.

DMZ is a completely new experience offered by Infinity Ward in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. It is a multiplayer game mode that can accommodate a good hundred players and is based on the principle of “extraction shooters”. Introduced with Escape From Tarkov, this type of FPS offers you an ultra-realistic tactical experience, where you and your team will have to navigate, search and secure objects on an open map, avoiding other players and more or less lethal bots. A genre that attracts many players and would benefit from being democratized by a mode like DMZ.

Therefore, DMZ will bring together 100 players in Al Mazrah, a fairly high number for a shooter that wants to be tactical and tough, and an experience that seems closer to a Battle Royale at the moment. Of course, there will be AI patrolling and defending certain points of interest. There was no mention of the loot system and the items to recover, a very important detail in an extraction shooter. Knowing that the failure of Battlefield 2042’s Hazard Zone mode was mainly due to the complete absence of a rewarding progression system, we hope that DMZ doesn’t fall into the same pitfalls.

It is therefore the American studio Infinity Ward that is responsible for the development of this next release. Pretty reassuring news when you consider its pedigree in terms of Call of Duty games. We owe him very popular episodes like Modern Warfare (2007) and Modern Warfare 2 (2009), but also Modern Warfare (2019) and soon Modern Warfare 2 (2022-2023). Proof of an undeniable ability to offer excellent FPS in the absence of finding original names. Modern Warfare 2 will, of course, be the opportunity to meet the most popular operators from the first part, Captain Price, Ghost and tutti quanti, which of course we can see in their new Battle Royale mode, Warzone 2.0.

It’s a little bomb that Phil Spencer dropped on this first day of September. The president and CEO of Xbox has confirmed certain suspicions about the future of Activision-Blizzard games after the acquisition of the studio by Microsoft. In a blog post, Spencer claimed that the studio’s biggest licenses will eventually join Xbox Game Pass. So no, we are not talking immediately, this information should not affect Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, but the future of this titanic partnership between one of the largest publishers in the world and Microsoft, which no longer needs to be presented.

However, this announcement has enough to chill Playstation gamers, who might worry about the availability of Activision and Blizzard titles on their consoles. But Phil Spencer quickly dismissed these concerns, saying that game releases would take place on Xbox Game Pass, but also and at the same time on Playstation consoles. Something to reassure those who are avid for squares, triangles, crosses and rounds, who will always be able to enjoy their favorite licenses on their consoles.

And Xbox and Phil Spencer’s decision seems pretty logical. Allowing Xbox Game Pass subscribers to take advantage of the biggest licenses in video game history could go a long way for Microsoft’s gaming subscription service. The scale of the success of this relatively recent formula is still difficult to fathom, but we do know that around 30 million gamers take advantage of Xbox Game Pass services. And this figure could increase a lot with the arrival of Call of Duty, Overwatch and Diablo to its catalog.

Modern Warfare 2 finally has an official release date! Set for him next October 28. Once again, the game will be released on both generations of consoles and on PC. Therefore, it will be found on PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series. Good news for all those who have not yet had the opportunity to buy one of the rare next-gen consoles on the shelves, less good news for the technical progress of the game, which can be quite limited, slowed down by a previous console generation. and with reduced capabilities compared to their next-generation counterparts. A justified choice for Activision, which cannot afford to do without the vast mass of PS4 and Xbox One gamers.

Pre-order Call of Duty Modern: Warfare 2 today to enjoy several benefits when the game launches.This year, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be offered in 2 versions, the standard version that includes the game and access to the game. to the open beta (a few days earlier on Playstation consoles), and the Vault version that has all the advantages of the Standard version, plus the battle pass of the first season of the game, 50 levels, cosmetics and operators. You can find the Vault Edition for €99.99 on the official Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 website.

We are currently in a period of transition between two generations of consoles, and Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 intends to integrate this fact into its offer. That is why you will be able to find different versions of the game, some of which are cross-gen packs. So these games are compatible with both generations of consoles, just like the previous offering for Xbox One and Xbox Series consoles. You will find the intergenerational packs at €79.99, that is, the same price as the PS5 and Xbox Series games.

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