Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 leak hints that the franchise could return to Steam

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Activision officially revealed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will release later this year. The game welcomes back familiar faces fans know and love, such as Simon “Ghost” Riley and Captain Price. Thanks to leaks, we have learned some more information about what the next instalment of the series could entail. It is thought that the there could be tradable cosmetics and potential for Modern Warfare 2 maps to feature in Warzone 2. Now, a new leak hints at Call of Duty’s potential return to Steam with the launch of Modern Warfare 2.

Recent Call of Duty titles have only been available exclusively on Blizzard’s game launcher,, along with other Activision games. Over on Steam, there are still some older games available to download. This includes the likes of Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, among others. However, eagle-eyed fans have spotted a clue that may suggest that Modern Warfare 2 could be getting ready to launch on Steam.


Just like the old days

An image of the Modern Warfare 2 artwork briefly appeared on Steam. Luckily, the image was posted on the Modern Warfare 2 Reddit page before it was taken down. As you can see, the popular character known as Ghost appears in a banner promoting the rest of the Call of Duty franchise. Despite this, if you search for the game on Steam, there is no listing for the upcoming title.

If Modern Warfare 2 does become available to download on Steam, this would be the first time a new Call of Duty title launched on the storefront since 2017. There hasn’t been an official confirmation of the move. But now that Microsoft is acquiring the publisher/developer, seeing CoD return to Steam won’t be unusual. However, we should not have to wait long to hear more details as we get closer to the October 28 release date.

MWII artwork shows up on Steam from ModernWarfareII

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