Call of Duty is easily one of the biggest action shooter franchises to have ever existed. The Activision-published video game lineup is almost 20 years old, but the series is still going strong. Modern Warfare has been the most successful Call of Duty game to date. It was so popular that the publisher decided to reboot the franchise eight years after they released the final part of the original trilogy. The rebooted Modern Warfare 2019 left several story cues from which sequels could pick up. Thus, it is no wonder that a Modern Warfare II is scheduled for release in 2022.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II leaks started to surface even before the release of the WWII-based Vanguard last year. Fans are extremely excited about this title, and it will be one of the biggest releases of 2022.
What are the Current Developments Surrounding Modern Warfare II?
Recently, Activision launched an artwork reveal trailer for the game. The trailer was not usual, and it showcased the artwork only in pieces, spread across tanker ships, shipping containers, and other elements typical to a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game. The trailer, however, gave a glimpse of the new Task Force 141 formed at the very last scene of Modern Warfare 2019. The new team includes Captain John Price, John “Soap” Mactavish, Kyle “Gaz” Garrick, and a completely new Mexican Special Forces character who goes by the name of Colonel Alejandro Vargas.
At the end of the short one-minute trailer, the release date for this year’s Call of Duty was revealed. Modern Warfare II comes out on October 28, 2022. Activision is supposed to reveal the game this June at the various events substituting E3 2022. The publishers have been previously seen to give hints at Call of Duty games at PlayStation and Xbox events too. With that in mind, we expect a reveal that may last more than a gaming showcase.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II might be the last CoD Activision independently publishes. Microsoft has already expressed its interest in buying the publishers and the studios under it in a record $68.7 billion deal. Activision is also currently undergoing allegations of abuse, an issue that surfaced in early 2021. These developments plummeted their stock prices, closely followed by Microsoft expressing its desire to acquire the publishing house.