Activision Blizzard has done an excellent job keeping a tight lid on all the important details about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, specifically, the multiplayer modes. Unfortunately, where there's smoke, there's fire. Or, in this case, a couple of professional NFL players who can't just seem to keep their mouths shut.
Cameron Dicker, a kicker for the Los Angeles Rams NFL team, as well as other unnamed players, possibly his teammates, appears to have gotten their hands on Modern Warfare 2 early on. As a result of their excitement of playing Modern Warfare 2 before anyone else, Kicker posted a photo of the Modern Warfare 2 menu on Instagram.
Dicker captioned the photo with, "Having fun on the new Call of Duty." Meanwhile, a different player posted a photo where you can make out the words "DMZ" at the top right-hand corner.
It didn't take long for the players to delete the images, but other sites have since retweeted the photo - guaranteeing that the internet has receipts of their mishap.
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Several Call of Duty insiders has insisted many times in the past that Modern Warfare 2 will have a DMZ mode, which reportedly takes inspiration from Escape from Tarkov. One thing that the leaks have in common is that Activision has worked on the DMZ mode and that it will feature a mix of battle royale and survival game elements. More importantly, the Rams players all but confirmed that the DMZ mode is part of Modern Warfare 2.
Thankfully, we won't have to wait for too long to find out more about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The game is set to release on October 28. In addition, Infinity Ward will attend the Call of Duty League Championship on August 7.
There's a huge chance that we will find out more about the multiplayer aspect of Modern Warfare 2 at the event.
Speaking of Call of Duty, Activision just posted its worst Monthly Active Users (MAU) count for Call of Duty in more than two years. After peaking at 150 million MAU last March, the controversial publisher revealed that Call of Duty has lost more than 50 million MAU since. Also, Sony is worried that the Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard will affect the unit sales of the PS5. The tech giant described Call of Duty as an "unrivaled" game that has no equal. Finally, Activision Blizzard's most recent earnings report might have just confirmed that Modern Warfare 2 will get a "premium DLC" next year.