Blankets have finally lifted from Call of Duty Modern Warfare II, and we were right. Last week, we speculated that this year’s Call of Duty will be revealed on June 8th. Activision has released a bunch of information on the game, and it has been listed for pre-orders on Battle.net and Steam. This title marks CoD’s return to one of the most popular online video game stores, after a break of almost 4 years. Call of Duty World War II (2017) was the last game to release on Steam. The four titles released between WWII and Modern Warfare II never made it to the video game store.
Video game developers have been thinking about a hike in video game prices ever since ninth-generation consoles debuted. US$60 has been the standard for way too long at this point while development costs have skyrocketed. Add to this inflation and the pandemic, and you’ll realize profits went down further. Thus, some developers have already started asking for US$70 for their games. Call of Duty had been charging this amount for their last two games but only on consoles. Modern Warfare II will bring the trend over to PC as well.
Call of Duty games are known for their large budgets, high attention to detail, and leading visual quality. Modern Warfare II will be no exception, and thus the increased price tag is somewhat justified. The game also has a Vault Edition that comes with extra content and rewards. Currently, it is priced at a hefty premium of $99.99. For the extra $30, you get access to the Season 1 battle pass and 50 tier skips. These tiers will grant you more weapons and accessories unlocks. But, paying money for tier skips in a game that will release months from now does sound a bit weird.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare II will be released worldwide on October 28, 2022. Recently Activision launched a new reveal trailer that gave us a glimpse at the gameplay. We are expecting more information on the title tomorrow.