Activision hypes Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as ‘most advanced’ game yet

During its latest investor briefing, Activision hyped up this year’s Call of Duty as “the most advanced experience in franchise history.” It also touted the upcoming refresh of the battle royale Warzone as full of “groundbreaking innovations,” promising a full reveal later this year.

Alongside those vague plugs, the publisher also reiterated a few key details about both releases. For starters, Activision reminded us that this year’s paid game will be a direct sequel to the 2019 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, though it stopped short of confirming that the actual title will be Modern Warfare 2. (It’s imaginable the company will go with a subtitle instead of a numbered sequel, so we’ll have to wait to find out for sure. Still, in the meantime, Modern Warfare 2 seems like a safe placeholder.)

On the Warzone front, Activision said once again that the new experience will be built from the ground up, rather than iterating on the existing game.

As a reminder, Infinity Ward is taking the lead on both of these releases. The developer’s social media accounts “went dark” over the weekend, with its Twitter account displaying a nearly-black header image and an all-black profile photo. The studio’s Instagram account went even further, deleting all its previous posts in addition to swapping out the avatar. The obvious guess is that Infinity Ward pulled the stunt to build hype for an impending reveal.

Though there’s no official countdown just yet, previous rumors have pegged a Modern Warfare 2 reveal for late April or early May. We may not have long to wait. In the meantime, fans can enjoy the current Warzone‘s third Vanguard season, Classified Arms, which is bringing crossover appearances from Godzilla and King Kong. That launches April 26th.

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