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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Is this new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 really worth 70 dollars?

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a 2022 first-person shooter game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. It serves as the nineteenth installment in the overall Call of Duty franchise and is a follow-up to the 2019 reboot. It was made available on October 28, 2022, for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.

Critics gave Modern Warfare 2 mainly positive reviews. Being the fastest Call of Duty game to earn $1 billion in sales, it was a commercial triumph and set multiple milestones for the series. So, is it really that good?

The premise of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

The game takes place in a realistic, contemporary environment, just like its predecessor. In order to find terrorist Hassan Zyani who is in possession of American-made ballistic missiles, Task Force 141 and Mexican Special Forces unit Los Vaqueros are being followed in the campaign.

Maps

Regarding the 6v6 maps, the sheer number of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 maps we have at rotation is actually quite impressive. The 2019 launch had significantly fewer, which is an essential factor that players insist on. Out of 10 maps that we had at launch, only one stood out as being really terrible and that is the border crossing map. However, the other nine aren’t all sunshine and rainbows, but every game has some that are simply not that bad. Overall, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has a nice variety when it comes to layouts, settings, and color pallets.

Also, another nice thing about the maps, which was present in the 2019 version as well, is that you can jump on almost anything. It makes the game feel fluid and satisfying. Not to mention, it adds to the tactical part of the game since you can use this ability to outsmart your enemies.

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Guns inside Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Another great part about this game is the guns. They feel and sound amazing. Some of the movement at times can feel a bit clunky and there’s an abundance of visual recoil. If we weren’t to nitpick, overall – the gunplay is pretty solid.

Another great thing regarding guns is that the balance is amazing for a COD launch. Of course, there is room for improvement but we believe that this is more than acceptable considering the game came out just recently.

Gameplay improvements

If you’re someone that likes to move around and be aggressive, we have some good news for you. The footsteps in this installation are a lot better than they used to be. Now, you can move around freely without worrying about an enemy hearing you from an ungodly distance.

Also, another great thing that they have added is swimming. If you’re underwater, you can only use pistols but full autos will be available to you once you’re on the surface. We are glad they didn’t go overboard with this option.

Missing features

Sadly, this game has a lot of missing features that we won’t see at all or they will come only in the later parts.

For example, the hardcore game modes won’t be with us until the release of the first season. There are no barracks with combat records and challenge lists, after-action reports, double XP countdown, camo pop-ups, weapon tuning, detailed weapon stats, and many more.

Closing thoughts

Even with all of the issues that are currently present, we are sure you will be able to have fun! There are still a lot of things that need fixing. It does feel like the developers pushed its launch too early and the game ended up feeling like it’s not quite finished. However, as everything’s fixed and we get a lot more features, this could be a really good COD game. So, we suggest you hold on to your money for now and jump on the bandwagon once the game is complete.

 

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