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Insider claims that Modern Warfare 2 will get DMZ mode at launch

Three years after rebooting Modern Warfare in 2019, Infinity Ward is coming back with a sequel later this year. In the past month, we've seen Activision drop a reveal trailer as well as gameplay footage of Modern Warfare 2. We also know that Warzone 2 will come out later this year. In addition, we found out from recent leaks that Treyarch has already begun working on the next Call of Duty game for 2024. Now, another insider has come forward claiming to know more about the long-rumored DMZ game mode reportedly inspired by Escape from Tarkov.

We're actually afraid that Activision Blizzard is trying to do too much with Modern Warfare 2.

According to Tom Henderson, the upcoming DMZ mode is not a separate free-to-play game that's coming out in 2023. Instead, it's a separate game mode for Modern Warfare II. Henderson adds that the development team has had it with all the leaks. There is legitimate concern within the studio that players might believe that the DMZ mode is something that it's not.

If nothing else, all these leaks suggest that Activision Blizzard is on track to release Modern Warfare 2 on October 28. Otherwise, we would have probably heard of rumblings of a delay by now.

The word is still out on just how the DMZ mode will separate it self from Escape from Tarkov.

Speaking of conflicting reports, different sources claim contrasting dates for the open beta for Modern Warfare 2. Some are saying that it will start in August, but a "more prominent" insider insists that it will be in September. Since there's no big video game showcase that's scheduled between now and October, we're at the mercy of Activision Blizzard. Hopefully, all of this info that are all coming out is a sign that development on Modern Warfare 2 is going well.


Infinity Ward is currently working on both Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 in tandem. The latter is also expected to be available later this year.


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