Game News Call of Duty Next: Modern Warfare 2 beta, Warzone 2, COD Mobile, everything you need to know!
There it’s done. The Call of Duty Next has just ended and we now have a good idea of what the future of the franchise has in store for us. So, between new modes for Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer, date for Warzone 2.0, details on mobile, place to our complete summary.
Release date, full details on Warzone 2.0
We start with what, in our opinion, was the major reveal of this Call of Duty Next. Yes, we finally have a release date for Warzone 2.0 : November 16, 2022 on PC and consoles, so – obviously – PS4, PS5, Xbox Series and One (the supports were not specified). So yes, it’s still free-to-play and yes, it’s a new title, not a simple update! Above all, the sequel to the battle royale will arrive with a unpublished map, “Al Mazrah”, which the Infinity Ward studio describes as “the greatest ever created” by its teams. The city appears as a large metropolis of the Middle East with many points of interest, some of which will bring back memories to fans of old Modern Warfare: a city center; inside buildings; an airport ; a hydroelectric power station. The set seems, at first glance, very well designed.
Of course, that’s not the only information we got! Beyond a loot thought to be “more logical” by the developers and vehicles that may have fuel problems, it is the management of the area and the gulag that caught our attention. Yes, both features – very important to the Warzone experience – are back with some changes. For instance, the area can now be divided into several circles (two, three, four) before returning to a point, just to create close combat in several places on the map! As for the gulag, the player will sometimes have to ally with enemies to beat another team, and thus regain their place in the adventure. Also, there will even be AI around, without further details.
Other small info on Warzone 2.0, just for the form. The Al Mazrah map will contain “Strong Holds”, buildings protected by AI. During a game of battle royale, you can try to enter it to recover interesting loot. Above all, during this Call of Duty Next, we learned of the existence of a sandbox mode, “DMZ”, coming as soon as Warzone 2.0 launches. No other details for the moment, except that everything will bet on a lot of AI and let you “make your life” on the whole map of Al Mazrah, whether it’s missions, “activities”, track down players or completely forget about them. In other words, lots of things should happen there.
Modes, info, Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer unveiled
We rewind the thread of Call of Duty Next and return to the beginning, where the multiplayer of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 was presented – don’t forget the beta, which starts this weekend for those of you have preco the game on PlayStation! Last June, we had already collected a lot of information that is worth remembering. With this new component, Warzone 2.0 and Wazone Mobile (which we will discuss later) the franchise will begin its 2.0 era. To be more concrete, Modern Warfare 2 and the next battle royale share a game engine as well as weapons, new gameplay features in common. We’re not going to go over the whole list for you, but basically know that there are now phases under water, with a depth impacting ballistics and new movements: clinging to a ledge then climbing, jumping down ‘before. Personalization | The way to unlock weapons has also been completely redesigned.
With that in mind, we discovered two maps intended for close combat: “Sarrif Bay”, located in a small fishing village and “Mercado Las Almas”, on a shopping street in Mexico. Speaking of action, several modes have been unveiled for Modern Warfare 2: “Invasion”, 20 against 20 with 20 AI in each team who will make life difficult for everyone; “prisoner-rescue”, the Rainbow Six Siege-like Call of Duty (already announced) with 6 against 6 and two prisoners to rescue. Next year, we will even be able to enjoy raids in 3 against 3. There is also “special ops”, a cooperative experience with two players. Then, without warning, the arrival of a third person mode on Modern Warfare 2 allowing to switch from FPS to TPS in the blink of an eye. The whole thing doesn’t seem compatible with Call of Duty Warzone 2.0. Finally, note that a more efficient anti-cheat will protect the battle royale | Modern Warfare.
First Warzone Mobile news and images
We finally end our summary with the details on Warzone Mobile, which still doesn’t have a release date (you can, however, sign up for early access). On the other hand, we have seen gameplay images and it seems to hold up well. It all took place on Verdansk, the famous Warzone PC and console map that now fits right in your pocket. All components of the base game are included, as well as the content planned for the sequel. Whether on Warzone Mobile, PC, PlayStation, Xbox, you will be able to find your backup and pick up where you left off. On the other hand, no cross-play planned between the “pécéistes” | “console” and smartphone fans. Finally, a big info (it’s the case to say it): Warzone Mobile will be able to accommodate 120 real players at the same time – all without AI. Here’s what we could know about Call of Duty. As a reminder, Modern Warfare 2 is out on October 28.