Surprise! We now know exactly when the next Call of Duty will be released later this year. An all-new Modern Warfare 2 will arrive on October 28 as a follow-up to the 2019 remake, which was inspired by 2009 original with the very same name.
A strange video(opens in a new tab) showing painted boats was used by Activision to announce the news on Twitter. My understanding is that a large boat with a Modern Warfare 2 banner on top of it drives under a bridge, arrives at the dock, and aligns up with other banners on the ground. If you look at the banners from above, you can see that Ghost has made a triumphant return to the Call of Duty campaign universe. Ghost, are you aware of this? Your old game’s skull mask pal who gets shot and incinerated in front of your eyes? There was a return of Ghost in the Warzone campaign in 2009, but this new campaign will feature him more prominently and follow a similar plot to that game’s original, but it will largely stand on its own.
That sounds great, but the video doesn’t make any sense to me. 60 seconds of drone footage may reveal more about the game than we think they have already. There’s been any mention of a major campaign objective taking place in a shipyard. If that’s the case, Captain Price is likely to blow it up. The Shipment map appears in every Infinity Ward game, so it’s possible this is a nod to that beloved fan favorite. Or perhaps it’s just for the sake of being cool.
For better or worse, I’m a changed person because of what I saw in that video For the first time in a long time, I’m looking forward to a Call of Duty game. Cold War and Vanguard haven’t had the same impact on gamers as Modern Warfare 2019.