We finally have a release date for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The follow-up to 2019’s reboot of perhaps the best game in the series will launch on October 28 this year. Not only that but in a brief teaser from Activision the publisher also revealed the return of some fan-favourite characters.
The teaser in question reveals that the one and only Captain Price will feature in the upcoming release. Price appears in the teaser alongside Ghost and Soap, two other series staples. All three characters will take an active role in the story campaign, Activision revealed. Kyle “Gaz” Garrick also makes an appearance, first seen in the 2019 reboot.
You can see the full teaser below.
The new series entrant will also introduce a host of new characters. One of which is Alejandro Vargas, colonel of the “Mexican Special Forces”. This perhaps confirms information from the prior game pointing to the fight against the South American Cartel. So if you ever wanted to play Narcos: The Shooter, this might be your best bet.
Modern Warfare 2, the “most ambitious” plan of the saga
This is how Activision described its plans for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2. The recent Microsoft acquired publisher says that both are part of “the next generation of Call of Duty”. Apparently, both will be “the most advanced experience in the history of the franchise”.
But despite the success of the reboot three years ago, recent entrants to the series have disappointed. Perhaps Activision should temper the hype this time. Simply claiming “It’s better than Vanguard” would probably be about the right tone for some disgruntled fans.
Additionally, we know that the sequel to the battle royale will be launched together with Modern Warfare 2. Here we are promised “revolutionary innovations”. Again according to Activision, its development starts “from scratch” in a project that “will massively evolve the battle royale”. No one can question the almost unparalleled success of Warzone.
But a victim of its own success and that stagnation of the genre, recent content updates, and persisting technical problems have seen many hard-core players move away from the series. Are you excited for the next installment in the never-ending Call of Duty parade? Or is this the same scorched earth that’s left a bitter taste one too many times? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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