Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II & Call of Duty: Warzone 2 have been officially announced by Activision. Battle Royale Warzone 2 is a sequel to the enormously popular free-to-play game that premiered in 2020. Call of Duty: Warzone was a huge hit thanks to Modern Warfare 2 and the fact that it was a free, brand-new game to play when the epidemic began.
Modern Warfare 2 has been reported for quite some time, especially given the massive success of the original game, which was released in 2012. As the battle royale was incorporated with other Call of Duty games, the solid basis of Warzone began to break. Thus, Warzone 2 was purportedly rebuilt from the ground up in order to create a game that would be more long-lasting.
Activision has long been criticised by the gaming community for the lack of features like a FOV slider and other performance difficulties, but it now appears that the company is making an effort to address these issues. Infinity Ward Co-Studio Head Pat Kelly revealed both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2 during a press event that CharlieIntel attended. Infinity Ward will be working on both games, and they’ll be using a brand new engine. Modern Warfare II, like its predecessor, will serve as the framework for Warzone.
Warzone 2 will be included in Modern Warfare II, but not at launch, according to the publisher. In the same way that the original Warzone was released five months after Modern Warfare, a similar staggered rollout can be expected this time around. Specifics were scant, but Modern Warfare II will arrive this autumn, and the new Warzone experience will contain an ambitious sandbox option, it was revealed. Warzone 2 was similarly described as “disruptive” by Kelly, although he didn’t clarify more.
However, Activision is starting its marketing campaign for the upcoming edition earlier than normal, which may indicate that this year’s entry will be larger and more ambitious than previous ones. A month earlier than normal, rumour has it that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will be released in October. It’s probable that Infinity Ward and Activision sought to put the record straight after the letdown of Call of Duty: Vanguard, given the volume of leaks.
As is customary for the series, more information and maybe even gameplay footage for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will be revealed this summer. As for Warzone 2, it’s not clear when further information will be released, but it appears the crew is keen to do so.