Modern Warfare 2 looks set for reveal as Infinity Ward teases Ghost
The developer’s social media accounts ‘went dark’ on Friday
Infinity Ward looks set to imminently reveal its sequel to 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
On Friday, the Activision studio ‘went dark’ on social media, changing its profile pics and header images to what initially appears to be complete darkness.
However, when enhanced, the images reveal what appears to be the silhouette of the fan favourite character Ghost, who first appeared in the original 2009 Modern Warfare 2:
Activision confirmed that this year’s Call of Duty sequel would be a Modern Warfare sequel earlier this year, following several reports on the project.
As first reported by VGC, Modern Warfare 2’s campaign will be centred around the drug war against Columbian cartels.
Sources said the single-player story is “a grittier take on Modern Warfare 2019’s campaign”, with more close-quarters combat, tricky decision making, and the classic Call of Duty set-piece moments fans have come to expect.
According to people with knowledge of the developer’s plans, Modern Warfare 2 will release alongside a brand new map for Warzone: the third such all-new arena to be launched for the battle royale spin-off.
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As with Verdansk, which is based on Modern Warfare 2019, and Caldera, which launched shortly after last year’s Vanguard, the new MW2 Warzone map will be comprised of various classic points of interest, it’s claimed.
Finally, Infinity Ward’s Warzone map will have a second purpose: to house Modern Warfare 2’s third mode, which is described by sources as a mix of PvP and PvE similar to Battlefield 2042’s Hazard Zone.
The unnamed game mode, which is said to have been in the making for several years, is expected to see players battling against cartel AI with friends as they attempt to complete objective-based missions within the same MW2 Warzone map.
According to a recent report, Activision has decided to delay 2023’s Call of Duty game, thus marking the first time in nearly 20 years it’s skipped an annual release.