CoD: Modern Warfare 2 Will Bring Back Hardcore Mode With Season 2 Update, Devs Confirm
A traditional Hardcore mode is arriving with Modern Warfare 2's Season 2 update.
Infinity Ward has confirmed that Call of Duty's Hardcore multiplayer mode will be returning with Modern Warfare 2's Season 2 update, which is set to arrive on February 15.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 launched without the game's typical Hardcore playlist for multiplayer. Season 1 added a similar mode called Tier 1, but the mode plays more like Modern Warfare 2019's Realism mode, with the lack of hit markers and a kill feed. There's also a change to health, as Tier 1 seemingly provides more health than a standard Hardcore mode.
No HUD? No problem. Hardcore is back!— Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) January 22, 2023
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While the tweet from the developer doesn't confirm if the health and HUD will be exactly the same as previous years, players should likely expect a more classic experience than Tier 1. Infinity Ward also confirmed that more information about Season 2 and Hardcore mode will be revealed in a blog post later this week.
The addition of Hardcore mode is just one of the many changes announced to be arriving with Season 2. Infinity Ward also tweeted teasers that DMZ mode would get new missions and difficulty tuning, while Warzone 2 is bringing back the 1v1 Gulag.
Call of Duty's Season 2 update was recently announced to have a two-week delay. Originally set for February 1, Season 2 will now be launching on February 15, giving the developers more time to implement changes based on player feedback.
Season 2 will add a brand-new battle pass, more weapons, new operators, and Modern Warfare 2's next Raid episode. Make sure to check out our breakdown of all the rumors and leaks surrounding Season 2 of Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2, including the season's potentially leaked Japanese theme and return of the Ronin operator.
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