Call of Duty 2022: Modern Warfare 2 release date, modes, platforms & leaks

According to a leak from insider Tom Henderson, the name of the 2022 Call of Duty game will be ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.’ In this leak, they also claimed to have seen the artwork for the game.

This information lines up with what Charlie INTEL has also heard about the 2022 Call of Duty game, although we’d caution that Activision can change the name at any point leading to the reveal.

Call of Duty 2022: Modern Warfare 2 release date

At the time of writing, it’s believed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be arriving sometime around November 2022. However, there is no exact release date confirmed for the game yet.

Going by Activision’s record, most previous titles in this popular franchise were released between October and November, so we expect to see Call of Duty 2022 come around the same time.

We’ll keep checking for any official release date announcements by the developers and will be sure to update this article once we have more concrete information.

Call of Duty 2022: Modern Warfare 2 maps

CoD leaker RalphsValve leaked five maps that players can expect to see in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. These are some of the most popular ones in the entire series and we might see them return.

Here are the returning Modern Warfare 2 maps:

  • Favela
  • Highrise
  • Shipment
  • Terminal
  • Quarry

Favela would pit players against each other in enclosed areas while Terminal provided some excellent sniping opportunities to Call of Duty players during long-range combat situations.

Highrise led to tons of 360, no-scope montages and birthed several world-famous CoD clans and Shipment is so popular that it’s currently still featured in titles like Call of Duty: Vanguard.

However, these are currently just leaks, and we might see the addition of entirely different maps in the final game once it arrives.

Call of Duty 2022: DMZ mode in Modern Warfare 2

This information came from notable Tom Henderson who claims that Modern Warfare 2 will come with a brand-new game mode. The leaks suggest that it will be called “DMZ.”

While we don’t know exactly what the game mode will entail, the leaker described this mode as “MWII’s take on Escape From Tarkov.” Previous leaks suggested that the objective will be to collect loot from different maps.

You’ll drop into several locations and will have to plunder through abandoned homes, buildings, vehicles, crates, and corpses.

Modern Warfare II's third mode is currently called the DMZ.

It's not entirely clear if that's the codename or not yet, but DMZ is MWII's take on Escape From Tarkov.

— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) December 10, 2021

From this description, it seems that DMZ will be one of the most grounded game modes in the upcoming title. Hopefully, it will make for an intense experience for Call of Duty 2022 players.

However, this is currently just speculation and has yet to be confirmed. We’ll be sure to update this article as soon as we learn some more official information about Modern Warfare 2’s game modes.

Call of Duty 2022: Modern Warfare 2 platforms

Modern Warfare operator holding a weapon

We also got some more information about which platforms Modern Warfare 2 will be available on. According to Henderson, the game will be available on both current-gen and past-generation consoles.

Both Black Ops Cold War and Vanguard are cross-gen Call of Duty titles, and these leaks suggest that Modern Warfare 2 will continue this trend. However, it may be the last one to do so.

“It’s currently believed that this will be the last Call of Duty coming to past generation consoles, but it will ultimately depend on the console market conditions,” Tom Henderson tweeted.

Modern Warfare II (2022) is coming to both current-gen and past generation consoles.

It's currently believed that this will be the last Call of Duty coming to past generation consoles, but it will ultimately depend on the console market conditions. pic.twitter.com/YTucmVCcqY

— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) December 10, 2021

Call of Duty 2022: Modern Warfare 2 campaign leaks

Back in September, individuals on Reddit and Medium blog noticed a back-end server opening into NVIDIA’s GeForce technology site that let them see the games being tested out on their servers.

One of the games by Activision and Infinity Ward was listed as “Project Cortez,” which is a possible codename for Modern Warfare 2. After this, some new potential plot details for Call of Duty 2022 were shared by VGC.

According to the leak, “Modern Warfare’s sequel will include a campaign involving US special forces fighting a covert war against Columbian drug cartels.” This was also backed up by Tom Henderson.

It’s worth keeping in mind that these are currently just leaks, and this information has yet to be verified by the developers themselves. Until they officially announce something, you should take this with a grain of salt.