Modern Warfare 2, which is like the old Modern Warfare 2 but not completely, will ship this October. To announce this, publisher Activision painted up ship in a bizarre video clip shared on Twitter. I understand the connection: ship and ship date, get it? But still, you’d half expect someone would just come out and say that there’s a release date for Modern Warfare 2 without the pomp. Then again, this might be why I’m not in marketing.
To steer the ship back to port, Modern Warfare 2 has a release date for October 28. The video itself, with wide-angle drone shots of characters from the game, doesn’t dare offer up many story details. We know that Modern Warfare 2 is a soft remake of the 2009 original, featuring many of the same faces. Simon “Ghost” Riley is clearly the face of the game, which makes sense. Outside of Captain Price, he was the most beloved characters in the original trilogy. Shame that all went to his head, though.
The video does tease a reveal date. On June 8, Activision will apparently put Modern Warfare 2 on full display. The date lands a couple days ahead of Summer Game Fest, so we’ll likely see even more once Geoff Keighley hits the stage. Its reveal will no doubt give the characters in today’s video more of a showing. The clip features John “Soap” McTavish, Price, Ghost, and another face we’ve been told belongs to Colonel Alejandro Vargas — a new character for the game.
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What’s coming down the line
I speculate that we’ll likely hear about a potential beta for the game come next month. According to CoD website CharlieIntel, via GameSpot, a leak has revealed an Open Beta, with early access for those who pre-order the Cross-Gen Bundle. As per the norm, PC players will likely have to sit out the beta for a while — it’ll be “first on PS4 and PS5.” For Vanguard, PC players got access to the beta about a week after console owners.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is being developed by Infinity Ward, which is also working on the next iteration of Warzone. The former game launches this October 28 for PC.