Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 News
News Xbox Execs Eager to Save Call of Duty Fans from PS5, PS4 Exclusive Perks
Advantage no more
For the past few years, Sony has had a marketing arrangement with Activision which has seen PlayStation prioritised by the publisher, resulting in perks for Call of Duty players on PS5 and PS4. This followed on from the deal that Microsoft introduced during the Xbox 360 era, which would see map packs release first on the Redmond...
News Modern Warfare 2, Warzone 2.0 Ups the Ante in Season 2 Launch Trailer
Lock and load
Season 2 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0 launches tomorrow, bringing with it the new Ashika map, Ranked Play, a DMZ expansion, and 1v1 Gulag, in addition to a new Battle Pass, of course. This new content injection was actually
News Warzone 2.0 Ashika Island Map, Resurgence Mode Will Be Perfect for High-Risk Hot Drops
Let's get spicy
Season 2 of Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 is set to drop on 15th February, after having been delayed in order to address community feedback. A new, more compact map will be available at launch, it's called Ashika Island, and we got our first glimpse of it in a new trailer. In addition, the Resurgence game
News Second Season of Modern Warfare 2, Warzone 2 Delayed by Two Weeks
Activision has delayed the beginning of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2's second season of content by two weeks to 15th February 2023. A reason wasn't cited in a post on Twitter, but it's explained the many developers that work on the series have "been making several changes based on what we have heard from our player...
News PS5, PS4 Exclusives Feature in USA's Best-Selling Games of 2022
Ragnarok, Forbidden West included
NPD sales data has declared Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 the best-selling game of 2022 across the USA, with Elden Ring taking second place and Madden NFL 23 claiming third. PS5, PS4 exclusive God of War Ragnarok was the fourth best-selling title in the USA, and Horizon Forbidden West also made it into the to
Game of the Year #10 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
There was a time when Call of Duty games would sweep Game of the Year deliberations. At its height in the PS3 days, the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfares of the world would regularly scoop up awards while Uncharted: Drake's Fortune could only sit and watch. A lot has changed since then, which is perhaps a testament to the quality of...
News Call of Duty Wants to Remix Your National Anthem in Honour of the World Cup
Activision has found a rather fun way of cashing in on World Cup hype; right now, players can vote in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0 for which team they think will win in upcoming matches, and if you guess correctly, expect to be rewarded with a bunch of XP the winning countries flag as a Calling Card, and a remix of its...
News Modern Warfare 2, Warzone 2.0 Invisibility Glitch Is Sure to Spike Your Blood Pressure
Pretty convenient excuse, though
Have you ever had one of those moments in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 or Warzone 2.0 in which you are shot from seemingly nowhere and would have sworn the coast was clear just a moment before? It might not just be a convenient excuse, either, because, as it turns out, a glitch is apparently causing some players to...
News Modern Warfare 2, Warzone 2's Max Tokens Battle Pass Bug Under Investigation
Those of you frantically trying to claim your goodies from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s spiffy new Battle Pass system may have been hit by a bug where you’re being told you’ve got Max Tokens. The way the system works is that you earn tokens through gameplay, which you can then trade in for unlocks on a combat map. Each sector...
News Modern Warfare 2 Stealthily Adds Gyro Aiming on PS5, PS4
Tilt to the top
Slowly but surely, developers are opening their minds to gyro aiming as a legitimate control option. It’s not for everyone, of course, but games like Splatoon and more recently Fortnite have proven that it’s a legitimate option. And both the DualSense and DualShock 4 have great motion tracking technology inside them, so why not...
News Modern Warfare 2, Warzone 2 Battle Pass Adds a Layer of Strategy This Time Around
Time to spice things up
The newly revamped and rather innovative Battle Pass system for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0 has been revealed and, in an intriguing twist, adds an (admittedly thin) layer of strategy to the business of unlocking cosmetics and skins. As you play the game, you will earn Battle Token tier skips, which can be...
News Modern Warfare 2's Revamped Shoot House Map Looks Like Classic Call of Duty Chaos
Shoot House is the new Nuke Town
Call of Duty players have blasted their way across almost every locale imaginable, from casual fracas in Favela to close-quarter tussles in Nuke Town. We got a preview of the next map coming to Modern Warfare 2, the appropriately named and newly-revamped Shoot House, which is sure to see scenes of incredible violence...
News Modern Warfare 2 Has Nearly Outsold Call of Duty: Vanguard in Europe Already
In just two weeks
In the space of just two weeks, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has managed to sell so many copies across Europe that it has already on the brink of outselling Call of Duty: Vanguard in the region. Last year's World War II shooter was widely agreed to be a misfire for the FPS franchise, so with first-week sales up 125 per cent, the...
News Modern Warfare 2, Warzone 2 Reveal Huge First Season of Content
New maps! Battle Pass! Weapons!
Activision has revealed what Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 players can look forward to across the two title's first season of content. Starting 16th November 2022 — the release date of Warzone 2 — Modern Warfare 2 users will get two new maps, a fourth co-op mission named High Ground, and CDL...
News Call of Duty to Get 'Premium Release' in 2023, Unclear if New Game or Modern Warfare 2 Expansion
Time will tell
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has proven to be another hit from the franchise, with the vaunted shooter currently selling like hotcakes. It should come as no surprise, then, that we would see a follow-up in the next year, but what form the next full-price Call of Duty release will take is currently a matter for debate. Activision...
News Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Composer Exits Project, Says Soundtrack Is 'Not My Artistic Intent'
Seasoned composer Sarah Schachner will no longer be involved with the recently released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, leaving fans to wonder about the status of the game's soundtrack. As reported by Variety, Schachner cited “challenges in the working dynamic with the game’s audio director” as the reasons for her...
Poll What Review Score Would You Give Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2?
The campaign has been out for two weeks and the multiplayer and co-op mode one week, so now it's time to share your own review score of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. We published our own Review in Progress of its single player offering, and then updated to a final score of 8/10 after having enough time to play everything Infinity...
News Messi, Neymar, and Paul Pogba Really Are Coming to Modern Warfare 2
Neymar is used to diving for cover
Following a series of rumours, Activision has announced footballers Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr, and Paul Pogba really are coming to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 as playable Operators. When they'll be available for purchase hasn't been revealed yet, but with the World Cup starting later this month, it's...
News Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Ranked Play Targets 2023 Launch
Warzone 2.0 will keep us busy in the meantime
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is really firing on all cylinders, locking in the biggest launch in the franchise's almost 20-year history. We also thought it was great, and it's hard to describe how much that is worth, bound as we are by the constraints of the English language. Trillions, probably...
News Amsterdam Hotel Depicted in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Resents 'Unwanted Involvement'
A picture is worth a thousand words
A real-world Amsterdam hotel was used as the inspiration for a multiplayer map and section of the campaign in the recently released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and the establishment's manager doesn't appreciate the association. First reported by
News Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Nears $1 Billion in Opening Weekend
Sets a new record for franchise
Want to know why regulators are wringing their hands so much over Call of Duty, and Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of it? Well, the latest entry – which already broke a PS Store record for the series – just raked in $800 million during its opening weekend. In terms of raw revenue, that’s more money than the...
News As Long As There's PlayStation, Call of Duty Will Release on It
That's according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer
Chatty Xbox chief Phil Spencer has reiterated Microsoft’s commitment to releasing Call of Duty on PlayStation platforms, with his statements strengthening every time. As the trillion dollar tech juggernaut battles to get its near-$70 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard over the line, the suit has...
News Modern Warfare 2 Records Call of Duty's Biggest PS Store Launch Ever
Most pre-orders and day one sales
Sony today confirmed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has recorded the franchise's biggest-ever game release on the PS Store, accumulating more pre-orders and day-one sales than any other entry in history. Of course, this is to be expected to a degree as the industry continues to shift more and more towards digital...
News Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Wallhack Glitch Is a Bug, Not the Work of Cheaters
Super annoying, though
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was fully released on Friday, and we have been having an absolute blast this weekend past partying up like it was 2007, with the experience being relatively smooth... shockingly so, when compared to the launch of contemporaries like Battlefield 2042. However, one particularly galling bug has...
News Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Unveils More PlayStation Exclusive Bonus Content
Battle Pass Bundle, baby
Activision has revealed some more exclusive content coming to PlayStation players jumping into Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. It's nothing too crazy, just some cosmetics, XP boosts and two additional loadout slots. But considering the contentious climate we currently exist in, in regards to console exclusivity, well, we are...
News Just 70MB of Data Contained on the Modern Warfare 2 Disc
The disc makes for a good coaster
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is already a massive download on PS5 and PS4, and choosing the physical route to try to get around any updates won't work either. It's been revealed just 72.23MB of data is on the Modern Warfare 2 disc itself, meaning it's essentially useless on its own and requires you to download the...
News Modern Warfare 2 Balloons to 150GB Ahead of PS5, PS4 Launch
It's not Warzone 2's fault either
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is taking up a whole 151.4GB of space on PS5 SSDs after its day one patch was applied earlier today. The game was a somewhat reasonable file size during the one week of early access to its campaign, but a 40.156GB update to get it ready for Friday's launch has changed things. PS5 users...
News Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's Photorealistic Amsterdam Goes Viral
You can’t beat a bit of video game virtual tourism, can you? And Call of Duty, for all the criticism it gets, has been particularly good at it over the years. Infinity Ward may well have outdone itself with Modern Warfare 2’s frighteningly photorealistic rendition of Amsterdam, however – just take a look at this: Of course, it...
News Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's Campaign Early Access Start Time Has Been Revealed
The clock is ticking
As a special perk (pardon the pun), players who pre-ordered Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 digitally will gain access to the game's campaign a whole week before multiplayer servers go live. It's a neat idea and means many more people will likely beat Modern Warfare 2's campaign, free of the fear that the multiplayer meta will...
News Don't Panic, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Won't Require a Phone Number on PS5, PS4
Another bullet dodged
There was concern earlier in the week when it seemed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 would require a phone number in order to be playable on PS5 and PS4. However, further small print published by developer Infinity Ward reveals this will only be mandated on PC platforms; if you’re playing on PlayStation, then you should be...
News Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Reportedly Getting Campaign DLC in 2023
As well as a "greatest hits" multiplayer map pack
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is reportedly getting premium campaign DLC content in 2023, in addition to a "greatest hits" multiplayer map pack. The anticipated FPS is set to launch at the end of the month, on PS5 and PS4, on 28th October. Word comes to us by way of Bloomberg's Jason Schreier, with...
News Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Will Also Require a Linked Phone Number in Order to Play
You hate to see it
In what looks to be an annoying new trend, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will require players to register a mobile phone number in order to play. This is a measure supposedly taken to increase security, something that Blizzard tried with Overwatch 2 before swiftly removing it following player backlash. This is all according to...
News Cringe Through Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's Celebrity 'Squad Up' Trailer
Modern Warfare is back again
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's release is imminent, set to launch on 28th October, and the hype machine has begun to spin up. We have had a bevvy of trailers in recent days, some of them better than others. Our latest, though, is a doozy, featuring a smattering of celebrities singing the new gamer anthem, set to a...
News Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's Campaign Looks Like a Playable Movie on PS5, PS4
Pass the Soap
To be honest, we’ve got a soft spot for the classic Call of Duty campaign formula. The set-piece laden single player narratives may be getting a bit long in the tooth, but in this world of gigantic open world games, they’re one of the few places you can get a solid five-to-six hours of corridor combat. We must admit, too, this...
News Infinity Ward to Address Modern Warfare 2 Audio and Visibility Issues Following Beta Feedback
Eyes and ears
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's open beta just wrapped up, and it was the biggest in the franchise's long history. Developer Infinity Ward is taking community feedback to heart, promising to address fans criticism and concerns ahead of the shooter's 28th October launch. Infinity Ward thanked beta participants for taking part in the...
News Modern Warfare 2 Beta the Biggest in Call of Duty History
Most players, hours, and matches
Activision has announced the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta that took place over the past two weekends was the biggest in the series' entire history. It had more players than any other, the most amount of hours were spent playing it, and more matches were played across all the platforms the beta was available on...
Hands On Modern Warfare 2 Scraps Red Dots, But This Is a Great Beta
"Welcome to the new era of Call of Duty," the Modern Warfare 2 beta very proudly proclaims on the PS5 home screen. Is it, though? Infinity Ward's latest looks a lot like the other 18 mainline instalments before it, but with Warzone 2 alongside the main game, we could be about to enter another generation of Call of Duty dominance...
News Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Warzone 2.0 to Be Separate But Integrated Installs
Panic on the streets of SSD
The time has come to brace your SSDs for impact, readers: heavy shelling is incoming in the form of potentially humongous Call of Duty file sizes. As you’ll no doubt already be aware, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 launches next month, with Battle Royale sequel Warzone 2.0 following on 16th November, 2022. The series,...
News Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's Marina Bay Grand Prix Map Missing in Action
One of the major maps meant to be part of the ongoing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta was Marina Bay, a location loosely inspired by the Singapore Grand Prix. However, it’s been missing in action all weekend, and some fans have noticed that developer Infinity Ward has been removing mentions of it from its social media accounts...
News Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Open Beta Is Live, Exclusively on PS5, PS4
PlayStation Plus not required
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's open beta is live now to all PlayStation players, running until Tuesday 20th September, before taking a couple of days rest, and kicking off again for the weekend on the 22nd. The beta is available for all players on PS5 and PS4, and there is a surprising amount to dive into, and you...
News Call of Duty's PS5, PS4 Exclusive Operator Amusingly Announced Amid War of Words
Character only on Sony's systems until 27th October, 2023
God, could there have been a more amusing moment for Activision to announce an exclusive operator for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on PS5 and PS4?! With Microsoft’s proposed $69 billion buyout of the publisher under scrutiny from government regulators,
News Call of Duty's Impressive Ambitions Unveiled, Warzone 2.0 Drops in on 16th November
Activision unveils FPS' future
Call of Duty’s long-awaited Warzone successor will launch on 16th November for PS5 and PS4, just weeks after the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The two titles – which will be tightly intertwined – will share combat systems and weapon customisation, as Activision’s blockbuster shooter series evolves...
Talking Point What Do You Make of Microsoft and Sony's Call of Duty Quarrel?
It's been a fairly dramatic period in the land of games, as Microsoft's industry-shaking acquisition of Activision Blizzard comes into sharper focus. Announced at the beginning of this year, armchair analysts have been debating among themselves how much the proposed deal will affect the company's competitors; will franchises like Call of...
News Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Playable One Week Early with Digital PS5, PS4 Pre-Order
Not available for physical pre-orders
Activision has made the interesting decision to allow the single player campaign of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 unlock one week early if you pre-order a digital copy off the PS Store. This means you'll get to play it from 20th October 2022, with the full game including multiplayer becoming accessible from...
News PS5, PS4 Exclusive Modern Warfare 2 Beta Begins 16th September
Two weekends to play
A Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta is coming first to PS5 and PS4 on the weekend beginning 16th September 2022. You will need a code to access the pre-release test for the first two days, but then it opens up for all PlayStation players from 18th September 2022 for three days. A PS Plus membership isn't required to play, but...
News See What's Next for Call of Duty in Big September Event
Modern Warfare 2! Warzone 2! More!
Activision has announced it'll be hosting a special, one-off Call of Duty event next month that will reveal the "immediate future" of the series. Suitably named Call of Duty: Next, it's taking place on 15th September 2022, and this year's games — Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 — will be the focus...
News Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Debuts Full Campaign Mission
Eight minutes of gameplay footage
We're fans of Call of Duty, but this might be the most uninteresting walkthrough of a campaign mission the series has put out prior to launch yet. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will probably be great, but this first slice of single player action feels like it's just going through the motions. That's a bit...
News Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Forces PS4 Players to Buy Cross-Gen Bundle
Results in automatic £10/$10 increase
Anyone looking to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on PS4 will be forced to pay £10/$10 more than they did for last year's Call of Duty: Vanguard as Activision has dropped the standard last-gen version. Instead of simply offering a PS4 edition which you could then pay to upgrade later down the line, only...
News Warzone 2.0 is Coming in 2022, Available on PS5, PS4
Warzone 2, the Warzone-ering
Hot on the heels of that reveal trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 comes the news that Warzone 2.0, the next iteration of Call of Duty's take on the Battle Royale formula, will be launching in 2022. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is releasing on virtually everything with a microchip on 28th October, so that's...
News Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Trailer Kicks off PS5, PS4 Pre-Orders
The ultimate weapon is still team
Activision promised the first proper Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 trailer would be dropping today, and, well, here it is. Compared to previous reveal trailers for Call of Duty titles, it's honestly a little dull. Nevertheless, off the back of 2019's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Infinity Ward has proven it knows...