Call Of Duty: Warzone 2, Modern Warfare 2 Confirmed
Activision reveals the next entry in the Warzone series.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2, the presumed name for a sequel to Call of Duty: Warzone, was announced official on Friday alongside the next mainline game in the series: Modern Warfare 2. The news broke on via social media in the early afternoon, primarily through streamers and other content creators alongside a small blog post from the development team.
Activision later officially confirmed the news in a blog post. 2022's new Call of Duty game will be a sequel to 2019's Modern Warfare, which has reportedly sold 30 million copies.
This new game and the Warzone sequel have been "designed together from the ground up," Activision said. Both games run on the same brand-new engine, and Infinity Ward is leading the development on Modern Warfare 2 and the Warzone sequel. Very little is known about Warzone 2, but Activision said players can look forward to a "massive evolution" of the battle royale formula. This will include an "all-new playspace" and a new sandbox mode, neither of which were discussed.
Activision had been teasing Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2, so the announcement is not a total surprise. What's more, Activision management previously confirmed new Call of Duty games were on the way after Call of Duty: Vanguard and the original Warzone missed the mark by some metrics.
YouTuber JackFrags has new information on both games as well. Warzone 2, or whatever the game might be called, will have "significant innovations," according to the report. No two matches should play the same, developers reportedly said. Warzone 2 won't be the "same old, same old," according to the report. Warzone 2 will have a new sandbox mode, too, but no details about it are available.
Developers told CharlieIntel that when Black Ops Cold War content came to Warzone, the battle royale game "didn't feel like Modern Warfare anymore, but also didn't feel like Black Ops either." For the next Warzone, the developers are going to react to this feedback.
Infinity Ward's Pat Kelly stated that when "Black Ops Cold War was added to Warzone, Warzone didn't feel like Modern Warfare anymore, but also didn't feel like Black Ops either". The game "just existed."— CharlieIntel (@charlieINTEL) February 11, 2022
They are working to ensure the future of Warzone does not feel like that.
What happens to the original Warzone when Warzone 2 is released remains to be seen.
Modern Warfare 2
According to CharlieIntel, Modern Warfare 2 will be released this fall. Studio director Pat Kelly said it should be obvious that the team is making a sequel since the 2019 game sold 30 million copies. Basically no information is available about Modern Warfare 2, but it's rumored to be focused on Colombian drug cartels.
This is all happening as Microsoft moves to acquire Activision Blizzard and the Call of Duty franchise. Despite the acquisition, Microsoft will keep releasing Call of Duty on PlayStation and it could come to Nintendo Switch as well.