Warzone with a taste of classics: New details of the creation of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
Well-known insider Tom Henderson shared new details about the development of the shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.
We are talking about a game that Infinity Ward studio should release in 2022.
As Henderson previously stated, the conflict between Task Force 141 and Colombian drug cartels will be at the center of the story this time. He also partially confirmed the information that an insider @Ralphsvalve recently published: in MW II, characters will react more realistically to injuries, and weapons can jam, but the events will be one-time.
A system with moral choices will also appear in some missions, but they won't make much difference in the story. His sources also do not confirm the information according to which a new regime inspired by the horror P.T. will allegedly come to replace Special Ops.
Presumably, @ralphsvalve's conclusions were based on an early gameplay demo that was prepared for use inside Activision Blizzard.
Tom Henderson also shared new details about the Infinity Ward project. In the story campaign, the battles will take place at close range, offering "a darker look at the Modern Warfare 2019 campaign." Task Force 141 fighters will abandon military equipment in favor of comfortable clothing, and rubber boats and small helicopters will appear instead of heavy military equipment.
The main focus in the insider is on the Warzone mode. According to Henderson, in 2022, the popular mode will receive a new card. Players will be able to find locations from the original Modern Warfare 2, which will significantly expand: Favela, Afghan, Quarry, Terminal, Trailer Park and so on.
It is not entirely clear whether the new map will replace the Caldera location, which will be added to Warzone after the release of Call of Duty: Vanguard. However, Activision Blizzard does not want to follow the path of PUBG, offering a choice of several maps to choose from, as this can "split the fanbase".
The need to add a completely new map is also due to the fact that in 2022 a Hard Zone-style mode from Battlefield 2042 will appear in Warzone, which the company has been working on for several years. Squads of players will have to complete missions on the map from Warzone, simultaneously fighting off cartel fighters under AI control. It is possible that the new mode will replace Zombies, although plans may change by the release of the game.
As for the classic multiplayer, it will be partially based on the developments that were prepared for the remaster of the original Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer. The story campaign was released separately in 2020. According to preliminary data, the competitive mode was indeed planned to be released, but against the background of the success of MW 2019, Activision Blizzard management decided not to shift the audience's focus to another product.
However, fans will be able to count on updating classic maps, adding their favorite weapons, and so on. Operatives will also return, and their list will be diluted by Task Force 141 fighters and members of drug cartels.