Activision has grand ambitions for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, as they should. Infinity Ward set a high bar with 2019's Modern Warfare reboot. On top of this, Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 might be Activision's swan song before Microsoft acquires the company. If nothing else, Activision will want to go out on a high note.
Unfortunately, Activision's vision didn't include safekeeping sensitive information. Case in point, a data miner recently got his hands on maps and images for Modern Warfare 2 and 2024's Call of Duty.
Now, multiple sources claim that the long-rumored DMZ mode is not going to be a separate free-to-play game. Instead, it will be a part of Modern Warfare 2 once it comes out later this year. A dataminer provided screenshots of the DMZ mode for Modern Warfare 2 along with objectives. The said objectives like "Search the marked areas for radioactivity" and "defend the charge until detonation", among others, give players a good idea of what to expect from the incoming game mode for Modern Warfare 2.
Recompilation of DMZ Strings + extra. pic.twitter.com/luZKq0zFHc
— Reality (@r3al1tyuk) July 3, 2022
One takeaway from all of these leaks is that the development is going well. Otherwise, we would have heard rumblings of a potential delay. If nothing else, we should expect Modern Warfare 2 to come out on October 28 as is originally planned with Warzone 2 coming soon after.
Speaking of progress, another insider claims to know when the open beta dates for Modern Warfare 2 will start. If we believe these talks, Activision and Infinity Ward are confident to hold the beta dates so close to the actual launch.