- Jump into an epic launch featuring a globe-trotting, single-player Campaign, innovative world-class Multiplayer, and the highly replayable and cooperative Special Ops.
- Meet the newest operators under SpecGru and KorTac special forces in Multiplayer and Special Ops and add more to your arsenal with Weapon Platforms.
- Get ready for Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 and Season 01, dropping November 16 with Al Mazrah, a massive metropolitan area playing a pivotal role in the Modern Warfare II narrative.
Launch marks the start of content through the beginning of Season 01 and the release of Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0. Read on for a look at the highlights.
Campaign – Globe-Trotting, Single Player
Dive into the continuation of Modern Warfare’s (2019) storyline, which grows the in-game universe further with unprecedented global conflict. Check out the blog from last week for more details on the Campaign.
Multiplayer – Innovative, Immersive, and World Class
Modern Warfare II Multiplayer defines emergent gameplay with a focus on variety. On day one, there will be 12 unique modes: 10 traditional modes on Core Maps and two Ground War modes on Battle Maps.
These maps are grouped into one of three regional categories:
This metropolitan area and its outskirts within the Republic of Adal serve as the main region for Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0.
Several Core Maps and Battle Maps will be based in this region, making Multiplayer a phenomenal place to learn the various points of interest.
A major place of interest within the Modern Warfare II Campaign, Las Almas is a Central American region with a similar footprint to Al Mazrah.
In Multiplayer, the region will host a similar split of Core Maps and Battle Maps.
The last group of Multiplayer locales represents a mixture of Campaign environments and locations outside the main storyline, rounding out the universe with glimpses of what is happening in regions other than Al Mazrah and Las Almas.
Special Ops – Replayable Co-Op, Raids Coming in Season 01
An evolution of the Special Ops mode from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019). It will feature three missions at launch, all taking place in Al Mazrah:
Infiltrate a town in the dead of night to uncover intel and evidence left behind by Al Qatala before exfiltrating. Stealth is key to survival.
Multiple SAM turrets are preventing reinforcements from entering Al Mazrah. Drive through the winding streets of a suburb to destroy them, and then speed over to the exfil plane to escape.
A bona fide survival mode. Defend the observatory from increasingly difficult waves of enemies attempting to detonate bombs. Between each wave, Operators can spend cash to get items such as Killstreaks, Self-Revive Kits, and armor plates.
In Special Ops, Operators will equip a Backpack to store equipment and choose from one of three available kits: Assault, Medic, and Engineer. Each offers a variety of items and abilities built for different strategies. Level up your Kits by earning Stars through missions and mission-related challenges.
We recommend completing all three Special Ops missions with three stars and leveling up at least one Kit to Rank 5 before Raids are introduced to Special Ops later in Season 01.
Prepare for Warzone 2.0 and Season 01, Dropping on November 16
Through Modern Warfare II Multiplayer and Special Ops, familiarize yourself with the core of Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0:
Operators – 25 Available at Launch. Eighteen can be unlocked during the Modern Warfare II pre-season. Plus, get two Mil-Sim Operators with four unique outfits unlocked by default and four unlocked via the Vault Edition.
Weapons – Over 30 Weapon Platforms at Launch for Over 50 Unique Weapons. Get anywhere from one to six unique weapons per platform. Vault Edition owners gain access to the FJX Cinder Weapon Vault (Weapon Vault design limited to Weapon Vault contents at launch), which contains all Receivers and attachments for one of the Weapon Platforms available at launch. Beta participants will have access to both their Weapon Blueprints, if unlocked during the Beta period.
Operators – Meet SpecGru and KorTac
Following the events of the Campaign, two private military contractors – SpecGru and KorTac – are founded as special forces for hire.
These two factions are ready to deploy in Modern Warfare II Multiplayer and Special Ops at launch. All players will automatically have access to the default Mil-Sim Operators for each faction.
Eighteen more Operators can be unlocked through Campaign, Multiplayer, and Special Ops challenges. In addition, four more Operators are available via the Vault Edition’s Red Team 141 pack.
Once unlocked, all these Operators will also be available in Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0, alongside new Operators arriving in Season 01 and beyond.
Weapons – Weapon Platforms and Gunsmith
At launch, there are over 30 unique Weapon Platforms available to unlock through the Military Ranks. Each Weapon Platform contains up to six weapons, which can be obtained by leveling up specific weapons within a Weapon Platform.
By unlocking all these Weapon Platforms and completing all applicable Weapon Platform progression thresholds, you will have 52 Primary and Secondary Weapons in your arsenal.
RICOCHET Anti-Cheat on Day One
Modern Warfare II launches with a new unified security platform that features new and returning mitigations to promote fair play.
Read the update from the RIOCHET Anti-Cheat team here for more information.
Additional Launch Intel
Get exclusive Modern Warfare II content for free by watching your favorite streamers play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II on Twitch! Simply link your Call of Duty/Activision account to your Twitch Prime account and earn up to seven item unlocks as you watch.
Also, visit the Call of Duty Shop for new Task Force 141 gear celebrating the release of Modern Warfare II, including an anime-inspired hoodie and dozens of other fits for the whole squad.
Squad Up Today
Modern Warfare II is available now on the Xbox Store. Purchase the Cross-Gen Bundle for $69.99 (MSRP) or the Vault Edition for $99.99 (MSRP). Players who buy the Vault Edition of Modern Warfare II will receive additional benefits including the Red Team 141 Operator Pack, FJX Cinder Weapon Vault, Season 01 Battle Pass, and 50 Tier Skips.
Note: Battle Pass and Tier skips, or equivalent versions, will be accessible in Modern Warfare II once the Season 01 Battle Pass, or equivalent system, is made available in game. Battle Pass redemption applies to one season of Modern Warfare II Battle Pass, or equivalent system only. For more information, please visit www.callofduty.com.
Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® II – Vault Edition
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Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® II – Cross-Gen Bundle
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