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- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II launches on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC on October 28 for $70.
- Modern Warfare II is a sequel to the 2019 reboot of the series; not a remake of the 2009 release.
- Players who preorder will get early access to the game’s open beta test and more rewards.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, the next entry in Activision’s smash-hit series of first-person shooters, launches worldwide on October 28 for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.
Longtime fans of the franchise will remember the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 released in 2009, but this new game isn’t a remake. Instead, it’s a brand-new sequel to the 2019 reboot of the Modern Warfare series.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will include a single player campaign, a cooperative special ops mode, and all of the online multiplayer modes the series is known for. The game will also feature an updated version of Call of Duty Warzone, a free battle royale game based on the prior Modern Warfare.
Check out the trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
Activision showed off gameplay from the Modern Warfare II with a new trailer and an extended video during Summer Game Fest in June. While Call of Duty has seen annual releases since 2006, Activision will reportedly skip a new Call of Duty game in 2023, meaning Modern Warfare II may have a longer lifespan than its predecessors.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II release date and price
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will be released on October 28 on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC platforms. Preorders are available now for $70 from Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, and other retailers.
Modern Warfare II will also also be the first new Call of Duty game to release on Steam since 2017. Steam is the most popular platform for PC gaming, but Call of Duty makes use of Activision’s Battle.net platform for matchmaking.
In addition to the standard version of the game, buyers can also preorder a “Vault Edition” from the PlayStation and Xbox stores. This version costs $100 and includes extra downloadable content.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II preorder bonuses
Players who preorder the $70 standard version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II get early access to the open beta prior to the game’s launch. The $100 “Vault Edition” of Modern Warfare II will include extra downloadable content at the game’s launch along with beta access.
Vault Edition buyers will get a set of weapon skins, operator skins, the game’s first battle pass, and 50 tier skips to level up that battle pass for more in-game rewards. Players will also receive a pack of operator skins and weapon blueprints for use in Call of Duty: Warzone and the first Modern Warfare.
When will the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II beta be available?
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will offer a free beta test for at least two days before the game’s release, but the dates aren’t confirmed yet.
Players who preorder Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will be able to access the beta early.