Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 had a lot going for at launch, but ever-hungry fans wanted more. A highly requested mode is the Hardcore Mode, which was first introduced in 2007 with the release of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Activision has finally listened to fan demand and will add Hardcore to the game's new season, which rolls out next month.
The confirmation of the impending arrival of Hardcore Mode came just days after Infinity Ward confirmed the delay for the upcoming season as well as other details like adding Ranked play and the return of Resurgence in Warzone 2.0, among others.
Other big changes headed to Warzone 2.0 include the shift to a 1v1 fight in the gulag instead of 2v2 and the loot from dead targets being visible on the floor going forward.
Longtime series fans love playing the Hardcore Mode because it adds an extra layer of challenge to Call of Duty. The new mode will likely remove the HUD, turn on friendly fire, and make everyone die after just one or two shots.
Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0 put up massive numbers at launch last year, but players have grown dissatisfied with the game since. Specifically, players complain about the lack of content in Modern Warfare 2, which should be the premiere product between the two. If it's any consolation, fans are loving the DMZ extraction mode. The addition of new content in Season 2 should help calm down the hungry fanbase.
Call of Duty remains central to the argument for and against Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard. However, things have been relatively quiet on that end lately as Microsoft deals with impending layoffs to multiple gaming studios.