It is no surprise; September is here and a new Call of Duty is just over the horizon. This year, 2022 is featuring Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II. So far, we know it’s a continuation of 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which rebooted the titular franchise from 2007. Activision has confirmed the franchise will be returning to Steam for the first time over a handful of years.
Additionally, players antsy to get their hands on the game will not have to wait long with the beta arriving next week. Scheduling hosts PlayStation playtests first with multiplatform the week after. Elsewhere, Infinity Ward has confirmed that Warzone & Warzone 2.0 will not be cross-progression compatible. That means purchased/unlocked content will not transfer over. But, the same cannot be said moving forward.
In a new statement from Activision, the coming versions of the game will feature the system for players. “Unlock a Universal Attachment, and it becomes usable across the entire Gunsmith (for weapons that use the attachment). It only needs to be unlocked once (whether in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Warzone 2.0, or Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile as cross-progression of weapon inventories will be active) leading to an incredibly satisfying attachment progression experience.”
During the same livestream, the team revealed Special Ops is making a return. Even more, the firm shared the first full look at the new Warzone 2.0, Al Mazrah. You can view the full map in the image below:
“This massive metropolitan area plays an equally gigantic role within the Modern Warfare II universe, featured within the Campaign and a pivotal part of the events following it. Just like in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare® (2019), consider Al Mazrah and its major points of interest as your new home for a variety of missions: four-player special operations, 6v6 squad battles, Ground War operations, up-to-150-player Battle Royales, and more,” the blog post shares.
“Located in Western Asia, the Republic of Adal defines just a small part of the original cradle of civilization, an unfortunate result of modern state lines being drawn to control the gifts it gives to the world. No other place in the world has an abundance of natural resources right on a coast that sees an incredible amount of international trade. And that is what makes it a battleground for foreign powers at the cost of the local population.
“The capital of the Republic of Adal is Al Mazrah, a fountain of strategic and luxury resources that fostered life thousands of years before the Common Era. Its history stretches through some of the greatest empires in history, as reflected in the ancient architecture across the capital. Your missions will take place at the southernmost tip of Adal, rather than in the deserts controlled by masses of enemy troops to the north.”
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II launches October 28, 2022 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC; Warzone 2.0 ships November 16, 2022.