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For the game released in 2009, see Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

"The ultimate weapon is team."
— Tagline

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is a first-person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Microsoft Windows. It is the nineteenth game in the Call of Duty franchise, and the sequel to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Its logo was revealed on April 28th, 2022 the game was released on October 28th, 2022.

On PC, the game marks the return of Call of Duty to the Steam platform, since 2018's Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was exclusive in the Battle.net platform.

Its sequel, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, was revealed on August 7th, 2023 and released on November 10th, 2023.

Development

Announcement

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II had its first confirmation official on February 11th, 2022. In a post on the Call of Duty blog, it has been announced that the Call of Duty title of 2022 it would be a sequel of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare released in 2019 and also a new Call of Duty: Warzone experience also would be in development, both led by Infinity Ward. At that time, the official title had not been revealed yet.[1] [2]

On April 28th, 2022, Infinity Ward revealed the logo and officially announced that the name of the game would be Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.[3]

On May 24th, 2022, a new trailer called "Artwork Reveal" was released and announced the release date for October 28th, 2022.[4] [5]

On June 8th, 2022, the World Gameplay Reveal trailer was released.

On August 16th, 2022, it was revealed that the campaign would release on October 20th, 2022.[6]

On September 15th, 2022, on Call of Duty NEXT, Infinity Ward Officially revealed the Multiplayer of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II along with the new Call of Duty: Warzone experience, called Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0.[7]

Campaign

"From small-scale, high-stakes infiltration tactical ops to highly classified missions, players will deploy alongside TF141 in a globe-trotting single-player campaign."
— Battle.net Description[8]

Missions


Locations

Characters

Factions


Weapons

Vehicles


Multiplayer

"Infinity Ward brings fans state-of-the-art gameplay, with all-new gun handling, a new Gunsmith, and a suite of other gameplay and graphical innovations that elevate the franchise to new heights."
— Battle.net Description[8]

The Multiplayer of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II brings many changes compared the previous Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer. One of the big changes is the complete revamp in the Gunsmith. Now weapons are grouped into “Platforms”, allowing for complete control over the weaponry that the player bring into matches. This allows the player to unlock new weapons and have attachments shared between weapons of a platform and universal attachments that will be shared for all weapons in the game.

The Perks system changed compared to past games. Now has a system called Perk Packages. This consists of four Perks, two base, plus two more known as a “Bonus” and “Ultimate.” All are earned during a Multiplayer match. Kills, assists, objective and tactical plays can unlock these more quickly.

The game also brings a realistic combat in the vehicles. Now, the player can destroy vehicle sections, like bumpers, doors and Blowing out tires. Different vehicles are available for use on the Ground War maps.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II also brings the possibility of Swimming and Aquatic Combat. Different of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, now the player will be able to swim. On the Ground War maps, there are also water vehicles that will allowed a better mobility.

The new movement options introduced in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, like Tactical Sprint and Mounting are back, and now with a new one added, the Dive to Prone, returning from past games, that works together with Sliding. Another new movement option, is the Ledge Hang, which this allows the player peek from a Mantle and look around. If the player has any Handgun equipped as a secondary, they can use it when in Ledge Hang.

The Multiplayer brings new modes:

  • Knock Out: Two teams of 6 players will fight over the control of a package. A round is won when a team holds the package at the end of a timer or if the other team has been eliminated. Each player only has one life, but can be revived once by a teammate if they are downed.
  • Prisoner Rescue: Two teams of players will be either Attackers or Defenders. The Attackers are tasked with rescuing hostages and extracting them while the Defenders have to eliminate the other team. Walls and doors can be destroyed. Players downed can also be revived by teammates.
  • Invasion: It is a large-scale variant of Team Deathmatch with elements of Ground War such as vehicles. The mode is designed for 20v20 matches with additional 20 AI soldiers in each team.
  • Third Person Playlists: Returning of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, the Third Person Playlists allows the player play the traditional Multiplayer, however in third person view.

Modes

Maps

In Modern Warfare II, maps for Multiplayer are divided into two categories: Core maps designed for standard game modes with 12 players in a 6v6 scenario and Battle Maps designed for large-scale maps with up to 64 players between Ground War and Invasion modes.

Perks and Killstreaks


Open Beta

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Beta Keyart.

The Playstation 4 and Playstation 5 exclusive Open Beta ran from September 18th to September 20th, 2022. Players who had pre-ordered the game could gain early access to the Beta 2 days prior to the Open Beta on September 16th, 2022.

The Open Beta for all platforms featuring cross-play functionality ran from September 24th to September 26th, 2022. Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC players who had pre-ordered the game will gain early access to the Beta on September 22nd, 2022 while all Playstation 4 and Playstation 5 players have access to the Beta.

Seasons

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Season One
November 16th, 2022 - February 14th, 2023
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Season Two
February 15th, 2023 - April 11th, 2023
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Season Three
April 12th, 2023 - June 13th, 2023
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Season Four
June 14th, 2023 - August 1st, 2023
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Season Five
August 2nd, 2023 - September 26th, 2023
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Season Six
September 27th, 2023 - December 5th, 2023

Special Ops

Main article: Special Ops
"Experience an evolved, narrative-driven Spec Ops game mode featuring tactical co-op gameplay."
— Battle.net Description[8]

The co-op mode Special Ops returns in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, continuing the story after the Modern Warfare II Campaign concludes with two-player cooperative experience allowing the player to explore large-scale hot zones with another player.

Warzone 2.0

Main article: Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0
"October 28 marks a new beginning for Call of Duty, starting with the release of Modern Warfare II. Soon after, a wholly new Warzone will launch as an extension of the Modern Warfare II universe. With it comes new technology, new features, and new gameplay that work seamlessly together."
— Call of Duty Blog.[9]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II bring a totally new Call of Duty: Warzone experience as an extension of the Modern Warfare II universe being led by Infinity Ward, along with Raven Software called Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 that was released free for everyone on November 16th, 2022. The Warzone 2.0 feature the new Modern Warfare II content and systems with brand-new progression and inventories. The current Call of Duty: Warzone continue as a separate experience that include a continuation of player progression and inventories within that Warzone experience.

Gallery

Promotional Images

Campaign

Multiplayer

Special Ops

Videos

References

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