Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be confirmed later this year, and with a reveal date likely approaching, more leaks and rumors are surfacing about Infinity Ward’s imminent release.
A recent report suggests that Activision’s official reveal for Modern Warfare 2 is scheduled for June, while a multiplayer beta may arrive in August. However, this doesn’t stop leakers from revealing some of those details early on.
On May 18, Remarkable Call of Duty-tasty TheMW2Ghost a claim tweeted that they’ve spotted the upcoming map that they believe will be used for both Warzone 2 and the rumored DMZ mode coming to Modern Warfare 2, which leakers suggest is an Escape from Tarkov-inspired survival mode. TheMW2Ghost shared a simplistic card layout on Twitterwhich they say was drawn as a remake based on the actual map image.
The leaker’s drawn image doesn’t really give much detail, but it reveals a large river running all over the map with a lake to the east. There are a few padlock and weapon icons highlighted on the map, but it is unknown what they will represent specifically for this new title.
On May 17, YouTuber NerosCinema leaked potential information about Warzone 2 on his YouTube channel, claiming that there will be a change in how loadout drops will work for the Battle Royale sequel. While loadouts are expected to remain in Warzone 2, NerosCinema believes the method of securing one will change with the introduction of a new feature called Strongholds. According to this leak, loadout drops are locked behind a Stronghold feature and players must complete a series of tasks or objectives to access their loadout. Normal ground loot will still be available, but the leak suggests that Strongholds are the only way for players to obtain their custom gear in this Warzone sequel.
So it’s possible that the padlocks on the map image drawn by TheMW2Ghost are marking Warzone’s potential Stronghold locations. NerosCinemas Leaks Have Been Too confirmed by journalist and leaker Tom Henderson† “I’m not going to beat around the bush, but a lot of this is true,” Henderson said on Twitter. “I’m assuming there are some discrepancies because the source can’t remember the exact details… But yeah, it seems there’s an overload of leaks.”
I’m not going to beat around the bush, but a lot of this is true.
I assume there are some discrepancies as the source cannot remember the exact details…
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) May 17, 2022
Additional leaks from NerosCinemas suggest that the Battle Royale sequel will be more like Black Ops 4’s Blackout than Modern Warfare 2019’s Warzone. Armor will still be available, but the YouTuber’s source says players will need to find a bag to carry them, which leans more towards Blackout’s armor system. Like Blackout, it is suggested that players have a gear bag with limited inventory space. NerosCinemas suggests that additional weapons can also be stashed in the bag, but these would take up more inventory space than other items, leaning towards a more traditional battle royale experience of inventory management.
It’s possible that Warzone 2 will be developed as more of a hybrid between Blackout and Warzone, but as always, rumors should be taken with a grain of salt and details can always change before launch. Here we break down all the details of Modern Warfare 2, and this highlights everything we know so far about Warzone 2.
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