Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a first-person shooter video game released in 2009 by Activision. It is the sixth entry in the Call of Duty franchise and the direct sequel to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. On November 10, 2009, it was released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.
On the same day, a separate Nintendo DS version titled Modern Warfare: Mobilized was released. Aspyr created a macOS version, which was released in May 2014, and the Xbox 360 version was made backward compatible with the Xbox One in 2018.
Mw2 Release Date, Platforms, and Price
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be available on October 28 for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (Battle.net and Steam). Those who preorder MW2 will have early access to the campaign beginning October 20. MW2’s standard edition will cost $70 USD on all platforms, including last-generation consoles and PC.
Meanwhile, Warzone 2.0 will be released on the same platforms on November 16. It, like its predecessor, will be available for free.
Modern Warfare 2 is being developed by Infinity Ward. The studio was behind all previous Modern Warfare games, including the original MW2 in 2009 and the subseries’ most recent installment, Modern Warfare in 2019.
Activision Central Design, Activision Central Tech, Activision Localization Dublin, Activision QA, Activision Shanghai, Beenox, Demonware, High Moon Studios, Raven Software, Sledgehammer Games, Toys for Bob, and Treyarch are all involved in the development.
The MW2 multiplayer beta ran from September 16 to September 26. It was the “biggest” beta in Call of Duty history, with “the most players, the most hours played, and the most matches played.”
Following the beta, Infinity Ward announced the following changes for the multiplayer mode at launch:
- Tweaks to footstep volume (presumably the launch version will reduce the volume of footsteps)
- “Increased enemy visibility to allow for better visual tracking of opponents.”
- Address disbanding lobbies
- Further weapon tuning
- Refinements to the “camera shoulder-swapping” in the third-person playlist
- Bug fixes for Ground War and Invasion
- AI improvements for Invasion
There are no plans for a second beta before the October 28 release of MW2.
Latest MW2 Trailer
The latest Modern Warfare 2 trailer features over a minute of campaign footage from Task Force 141. The footage includes new looks at both cutscenes and gameplay. Check it out below:
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Modern Warfare 2 Hacked?
Yes, Hackers Have Infiltrated the Modern Warfare 2 Beta. Call of Duty Has Always Had a Problem With Cheaters, Especially in Warzone, Where the Free-to-play Nature of the Game Made It All Too Easy for Players to Use Various Hacks.
Is Mw2 2022 Confirmed?
Reveal. Activision Confirmed in February 2022 That a Sequel to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Would Be Released in 2022, Along With a New Iteration of the Free-to-play Battle Royale Title Call of Duty: Warzone. Modern Warfare Ii’s Title and Logo Were Revealed on Social Media in April 2022.
Is the Modern Warfare 2 Beta Still Live?
Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Modern Warfare 2 Beta for 2022. Update: the Beta is Now Complete, Having Run Across All Platforms and Providing Players With Access to a Variety of Competitive Multiplayer Modes.