Modern Warfare II | Everything You Need To Know

Will Modern Warfare 2 be awesome? In this article, we collect all the important information about the upcoming CoD 2022. New gameplay features, weapons, maps and more, we have it all!

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Vanguard is getting boring and we are all eagerly waiting for Modern Warfare 2. Fortunately, we have already received some official information about the upcoming CoD 2022 and are fed with new leaks on Reddit or Twitter almost daily. Of course, you don't have the time or the desire to search the entire Internet yourself, so we have summarized all the important information about Modern Warfare 2 for you in this article.

Modern Warfare 2: Trailer

Meanwhile, we have already received two official trailers for Modern Warfare 2. A reveal trailer for the game and a first gameplay trailer. Below, you can see the official Reveal Trailer and here is the link to the Modern Warfare 2 Gameplay Trailer.

Modern Warfare 2: Beta

The Modern Warfare 2 beta will start in mid-September 2022. As usual, PlayStation players will once again get access to the beta a full week early and people who pre-ordered will be able to start another two days early. Here are all the dates for the MWII beta:

PlatformEarly Access
Open Beta
PlayStation onlySeptember 15-16, 2022September 17-19, 2022
Cross-Play (all platforms)September 22-23, 2022September 24-26, 2022

Modern Warfare 2: Editions

MWII will be available in three different editions. All editions are already available for pre-order and partly contain cosmetics that can already be used in Warzone.

  • Standard Edition
  • Cross Gen Bundle
  • Vault Edition

The first two editions are self-explanatory, but the Vault Edition is the ultimate version of MWII. Besides the game, it also includes the Battle Pass with 50 tier skips, early access to the beta and a lot of exclusive cosmetics.

Modern Warfare 2: New Features

One of the most important new features might be that Call of Duty is back on Steam with Modern Warfare 2. After the franchise moved to with Modern Warfare 2019, Call of Duty will also be back on Steam with Modern Warfare II. Here's the matching tweet from the gaming platform itself:

Of course, the game will also get a new engine and will also be released with FOV slider (Field of View) for consoles. Even if this may mean nothing to some, this is a feature that many console gamers wish for every year.

Another exciting innovation should be the map editor. According to leaks, players will be able to easily edit existing maps with the map editor. In the editor, you will be able to change spawn locations, objectives and restrictions on weapons, among other things. In addition, the scenery and its properties can be changed with containers or crates. Once you've made these changes, they will be checked and verified to prevent unplayable maps.

Besides these new features, there will also be some new movement features. For example, we can climb and rappel down buildings etc. in MWII. Swimming and diving should also be possible again. Additionally, there are already first rumors that slide cancelling won't work anymore like in previous titles. The mechanic is now supposed to be used more as an escape option and no longer for aggressive pushing.

Modern Warfare 2: Release Date

Modern Warfare II will be released on October 28, 2022. Both Vanguard and Black Ops Cold War were released in early and mid-November, respectively, so MWII will actually hit the market a bit earlier than usual.

Modern Warfare 2: Campaign

Of course, Modern Warfare II will come with an action-packed campaign. The campaign will have us fighting against drug cartels in South America and will also bring back some familiar faces from the Modern Warfare franchise. According to leaks, in the campaign we'll be able to interact with and give instructions to our companions, and will also be able to make decisions that will affect the story.

Here we already have first pictures of the characters that will appear in Modern Warfare II:

Modern Warfare 2: Multiplayer

So far, we mainly have leaks and no official information about the multiplayer. According to Tom Henderson, the official multiplayer reveal won't take place until the beginning of September, shortly before the start of the beta. So let's see what has already been revealed through leaks so far.


The multiplayer maps in MWII are supposed to be more "traditional" and stick to the Infinity Ward feeling. In addition, some popular maps from the original MW2 will return as remakes. Here are all the maps we know about so far:


In terms of weapons, we will again get a wide selection of assault rifles, SMGs, LMGs, sniper rifles, shotguns, DMRs, pistols, knives, launchers and melee weapons. If you want to know more, we already have an extra article for you about the weapons and attachments in MWII.

Modern Warfare II's new Gunsmith in particular will be exciting, in that we'll apparently return to the usual 5 attachments per weapon, but will have an incredible number of options to customize specific weapon parts to our play style. Here we took a closer look at the new system:

As in every CoD, there will, of course, be countless camos that you can use to upgrade your weapons. Exactly how many is not yet known, but we can already guarantee that the grind will be real.

Game Modes

The game modes include all the old familiar ones like Team Deathmatch, Hardpoint, Kill Confirmed, Demolition, Search & Destroy etc., but the popular Gunfight 2v2 mode will also return. So we can look forward to a familiar CoD with a bunch of exciting game modes and some action-packed Gunfight Tournaments.


Like everything else, the perks for MWII have already been leaked. As usual, no big surprises here. We get a lot of well-known perks like Ghost, Amped, Overkill or EOD. You can find a detailed overview of all perks here:

Field Upgrades

Field Upgrades are also returning in MWII. We will get gadgets like tactical cameras, a decoy mine that triggers a soldier dummy or a DDOS device that will work similar to an EMP. A complete list of all field upgrades known to us so far can be found here:


As always, killstreaks will be available in MWII because nothing is more awesome than a nice multikill that directly unlocks a chopper gunner. A UAV and a controllable bomb are once again part of the game, and there is also talk of a kind of napalm attack and a stealth bomber. Here we have summarized all the info for you:

Ranked Play

Modern Warfare 2 will also have a Ranked Play mode, which is supposed to be available much earlier this time around. In the past, Ranked Play was often introduced months after release, but according to the latest information, MWII will get its Ranked Play mode shortly after release. Here you can find more info:


In order to provide both good and bad players with a pleasant gaming experience, MWII will once again have SBMM or Skill Based Matchmaking. How strict this feature will be this time is not yet known, but there will definitely be a system that matches players with each other based on their skill level. In Vanguard, this worked as follows:

DMZ: The Third Mode In MWII

MW2019 came with campaign, multiplayer and Spec Ops. MWII will replace the Spec Ops mode with a new game mode called DMZ. Not much is known about the new mode yet, but it is supposed to work similarly to Escape from Tarkov or Hazard Zone from Battlefield 2042.

Although it was briefly rumored that the DMZ Mode would be released as a free-to-play, outsourced title in 2023, we now know that the mode will indeed be released after MWII's release – probably in early 2023 – but it won't be free-to-play. Just like Spec Ops or Zombies, it will be part of Modern Warfare 2 as a third mode.

How Does DMZ Work?

The goal in DMZ is to find and extract loot. Players can loot buildings, corpses, vehicles and crates and exfiltrate with the loot at different locations on the map – at least if you have met the requirements. Those who die can be looted and lose all equipment.

There will also be a 'bazaar' where you can interact with several AI merchants to trade your loot or get quests.

The Gunsmith in DMZ is based on a point system, so you have to buy attachments for points. Those points are earned directly by playing. According to a new leak, however, weapons can also be traded for points.

Will Modern Warfare 2 Be Integrated Into Warzone?

Modern Warfare II will not be integrated into the current Warzone, but will be an integral part of Warzone 2, which will be released later this year after the release of MWII. So far, we know that Warzone 2 will get a map based on the setting of Modern Warfare II and will probably also come with the weapons, perks etc. from MWII.

Will There be A Modern Warfare III?

No. According to leaker Ralph, Modern Warfare II will be the last title of the reboot series, and the company wants to focus on new games in the future. With the takeover of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft, things will change in the future. It is already being discussed whether Call of Duty will no longer be released annually in the future, and Xbox exclusivity is also on the cards.

Note: Keep in mind that much of the above information is based on leaks! Some features mentioned could still change before the release on October 28.