Infinity Ward’s newest game in the reimagined Modern Warfare series has a release date: Modern Warfare 2 will be released on Friday, October 28th.
The official Call of Duty Twitter account announced the date with a bizarre video after a mural of the masked series protagonist/mascot ghost was posted on the deck of a container ship. Zooming in as the footage is followed by a vague tactical statement, we can check out some of the other close-ups before we see the ship docking with the port to complete the full mural. I’ve never been more excited about tactical transport operations.
As a sequel to 2019’s really pretty good Modern Warfare reboot, there’s been a hint that we’ll be getting the latest Call of Duty entry this year. I’m not sure how spooky Modern Warfare 2’s story will be, but we can all enjoy it with pumpkins this year, and Ghost’s signature mask is sure to get him a full-size candy bar on my doorstep. He didn’t even have to point a gun at them.
#ModernWarfare2 will ship on October 28th 💀 pic.twitter.com/OsgOspGh1jMay 24, 2022
Unlimited Ward Tweeted some original artwork from Modern Warfare 2 (opens in new tab) At the same time, this doesn’t reveal much new information, but it does reveal more of a tactical angle to Ghost. Helpfully, the team at Infinity Ward also revealed that Task Force 141 will star, including Ghost, John Price, Kyle ‘Gaz’ Garrick, ‘Soap’ MacTavish, and Colonel Alejandro Vargas.
The first reboot of Modern Warfare had a bit of moral darkness in its storytelling, and it definitely had something to say. A lot has happened since 2019, but I hope we can see this trend of storytelling continue. Rumors that the campaign will see U.S. special forces take on Colombian drug cartels is certainly a ton of talk and a lot to say.