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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Release Date, Gameplay, And Platforms - What We Know So Far

2019's "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" was an ambitious venture from both Infinity Ward and Activision. A reboot of 2007's highly successful, influential "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare," the latest release for the "Call of Duty" sub-series was a hit. "Modern Warfare" sold over 30 million copies within its first year and also received praise from critics, though it also attracted criticism for some of its campaign's subject matter. And nearly three years after the release of the 2019 reboot, Infinity Ward will be returning to well with another "Modern Warfare"-branded game.

In late April, Infinity Ward confirmed what much of the "Call of Duty" fanbase had already expected and revealed that its next game would called "Modern Warfare 2," essentially making it a reboot sequel to 2019's "Modern Warfare." The 2009 game that it shares its namesake with, "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2," stands as one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time. That's quite a legacy to live up to, and if Activision and Infinity Ward wish to save face, it's going to have to be done right.

But what details are currently out there regarding the reboot of one of the series' most definitive titles? Here's everything we currently know about "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2."

What is the release date of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2?

After weeks of speculation, gamers finally found out when "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" would be released. On May 24, Activision announced that the game would be arriving on October 28. The announcement of the release date coincided with a teaser trailer that also revealed the game's artwork. The teaser trailer also reintroduced "Call of Duty" fans to series favorites such as Captain John Price, John "Soap" McTavish, Kyle "Gaz" Garrick, Simon "Ghost" Riley, and Kate Laswell. The upcoming "Modern Warfare 2" will also introduce a new member to the team, Alejandro Vargas, who will join Task Force 141 along with Price, Ghost, and Soap.

In addition to its official October 28 release date, the teaser trailer also implied a more full reveal of "Modern Warfare 2" to come on June 8 (via Polygon). This is probably when fans of the highly celebrated FPS sub-series can expect to see more in-depth details about the game pertaining to gameplay footage, multiplayer, and campaign story information.

What is the gameplay like in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2?

At this moment in time, gameplay footage for "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" has not yet been released. It's important to note, however, that the overarching "Call of Duty" series has never strayed too far from its first-person, run-and-gun roots. With that being said, it's fair to assume that this next title won't be much different and will likely share many of the same gameplay elements as its predecessor, 2019's "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare." The previous "Modern Warfare" title featured a traditional "Call of Duty" multiplayer experience and everything that typically comes with it. There was, however, some criticism levied towards it due to map design and selection.

Gameplay footage for "Modern Warfare 2" is expected to release soon, with the reveal trailer teasing June 8 as a date to mark in fans' calendars. Considering that the reveal trailer also takes place on a dock, it isn't a stretch to assume that it could be representative of a map or level that will be featured in either the game's campaign or multiplayer, if not both.

What platforms will Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 be released on?

Though "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" now has a confirmed release date, it is not yet known what platforms the game will be launching on. The game's predecessor, "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare," was released on the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One when it was released in 2019. Considering the gaming industry is currently in a bit of a transitional phase in terms of generations, it's likely that "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" will release for those platforms, as well as the newer PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles.

It is, however, it's possible that the latest entry into the "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" sub-series will be a next-gen exclusive. Other highly anticipated titles like "Gotham Knights" have seen their old-gen editions canceled in the lead-up to their releases, and it's possible Activision could make that decision if it benefits production. All eyes will certainly be on the lookout for more information regarding what generations of platform "Modern Warfare 2" will be released on come October.