The biggest news from the next Call Of Duty showcase

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Today Activision and Infinity Ward revealed new information about upcoming shooters Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2 call of duty. Of a new map for war zone to new fashions in MWIIhere are some of the most important and interesting things we learned from the Call of Duty Next Showcase.

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Call of Duty’s Next big battle royale, war zone 2

  • The next big evolution of Cod the battle royale is war zone 2which will be released on November 16, 2022 and will be free like the first war zone. Although this new game is designed with next-gen hardware in mind, it will also release on PS4 and Xbox One.
  • war zone 2what Activision calls “Warzone 2.0is about to launch with a brand new map called Al Mazrah. This large desert also contains large cities in which players can fight and explore.
  • war zone 2 and Modern Warfare II will share seasons and progress will be shared equally between the two games.
  • Vehicles in war zone 2 will now run out of gas, and you can shoot their tires.
  • There’s a new gulag in war zone 2. (This is the area you go to when you first die in the game.) This time, the Gulag will team up with another person, and they will work together to defeat two other players and earn their chance to return to the fray.
  • Interesting way, war zone 2 changes the battle royale formula by setting up multiple circles. This will have the effect of separating players for a while before the circles eventually converge on a more traditional battle royale finale.
  • Infinity Ward says matches will feature 120 players and no bots. That’s a lot of people to kill. (Or to avoid.)

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New details about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

  • Spec-Ops is back. It was a fan-favorite mode seen in the old ones Cods and in 2019 modern warfare. And it’s coming back again for this new modern warfare Payment. As before, it will feature two-player co-op experiences. People will work together to explore enemy-infested “hot zones” and complete objectives against an enemy that the developers are yet to reveal. This mode will be available at launch on October 28.
  • The dolphin dive is back. You will also be able to swim, cover yourself and hold onto ledges. Previous movement methods, like the tac sprint, are also back, but have been refined and improved.
  • Modern Warfare II will apparently have raids. These will be three-player co-op experiences that resemble raids in Fate. Infinity Ward didn’t say much about this new mode during the event, and it won’t be released until after the game launches in October.
  • First seen in the original Modern Warfare IIthird-person online matches and playlists return in this reboot.
  • Some larger modes will now support AI players. Charlie Intel reports that when you kill an AI player in Invasion, the game clearly indicates that you killed a bot and not a real player.

New Call of Duty MW2 Beta information

Infinity Ward didn’t just talk about its big novelty war zone game and next Call of Duty, but also shared new details about the upcoming beta. The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta starts soon. Very soon, in fact! It goes live on September 16 for PlayStation players who pre-ordered the game or have access to it through a pre-release code. Then on September 18, it will become an open beta for all PS4 and PS5 players to try. It will then open up to more players on more platforms on September 22 before to be completely open to all September 24.

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The beta will feature the standard 6v6 mode that most players have come to expect, but it will also include the 32v32 Ground War mode. Four maps will be included in the beta when it starts tomorrow, one for Ground War and Invasion (a large-scale version of deathmatch) and three for the other modes.

Modern Warfare II launches October 28 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. war zone 2 launches shortly after November 16, 2022 on the same platforms.