Modern Warfare 2 will include the Spec Ops co-op mode. Here you can find all the news about Spec Ops and an explanation of how the mode works.
Every Call of Duty title comes with a third mode in addition to multiplayer and campaign. The Treyarch and Sledgehammer titles rely on the popular Zombies mode, while Infinity Ward has always relied on the Spec Ops co-op mode in their Modern Warfare series.
Following the example of Modern Warfare 2019, Modern Warfare 2 will offer a Spec Ops mode again this year, and we already have the first details. Let's take a look at how Spec Ops works in MW2.
Modern Warfare 2 Spec Ops
The Spec Ops mode in Modern Warfare 2 is described by the developers as an "evolution of the MW2019 Spec Ops mode" and will initially offer three missions at launch:
- Low Profile - Infiltrate a town in the dead of night to find intel and evidence left behind by Al Qatala before you flee. Stealth is the key to survival.
- Denied Area - Several SAM towers are preventing reinforcements from entering Al Mazrah. Use a vehicle to navigate the suburban streets to destroy the towers, then head to the getaway plane to escape.
- Defender: Mt Zaya - A love letter to fans of survival modes - defends the observatory against increasingly difficult waves of enemies trying to detonate bombs. Between each wave, Operators can spend cash to get items like Killstreaks, Self-Revive Kits, and Armor Plates.
I pray to god that it really is an evolution because the MW2019 Spec-Ops was terrible, especially by comparison to how good this mode was in the OG MW CoDs.
Spec Ops Loadouts: "Kits"
There's a new mechanic in MW2's Spec-Ops called "Kits". These are basically loadouts that you level as their own item, from Tier 1 to Tier 5. Each operator has access to a backpack that can hold equipment and one of three kits. These kits are basically a combination of perks, field upgrades and killstreaks that we know from multiplayer.
We have the following three kits to choose from:
- Assault: This kit focuses on increased armor with the Armor Box field upgrade. Later tiers include the Assault Suit (sort of like a mini-Juggernaut), increased armor capacity and free Stims.
- Medic: This kit focuses on faster revives with a Revive pistol for instant long-range revives. Later tiers include the Bomb Drone, free claymores and free anti-tank mines.
- Recon: This kit focuses on intel with a snapshot pulse field to see nearby enemies. Later tiers include the ability to auto-replenish primary and tactical gear over time, the ability to carry additional gear, and a free heartbeat sensor and spotter scope.
The kits can be leveled up to Tier 5 through stars earned in the Spec Ops missions and related challenges. If you play a lot of Spec Ops, you should level up the kits quickly. New kits will be introduced alongside Raids in Season 1 on November 16th.
Are you in the mood for Spec Ops? We're definitely looking forward to some co-op action again!
In fact, there's a ton of stuff we're looking forward to in MW2: