Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is the next title in Activision’s FPS franchise, and it’s arriving in October.
That a new Call of Duty title is due to arrive in the second half of this year was never a surprise, but Activision has now unveiled what flavor of COD we’ll be getting. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the direct sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare (itself a reboot of the 2009 Modern Warfare), is due to be released on October 28.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was unveiled by publisher Activision with a video of the game’s key art appearing plastered across a large cargo boat. Why? It appears to be a very expensive pun on revealing the date the game will “ship”.
According to the Call of Duty blog, Modern Warfare 2 will see the return of Task Force 141, including classic characters Captain Price, Gaz, Soap, and Ghost. They’ll be working with Alejandro Vargas of the Mexican Special Forces. The faces of each character are available to ogle as well on the website, with the promise that “soon you’ll have a chance to own a piece of this dock-spanning art and be a part of our history.”
Swipe through the full collection of greenlit faces for Modern Warfare 2 characters in the image carousel below. You’ll find Captain John Price, Sergeant Kyle “Gaz” Garrick, Sergeant “Soap” MacTavish, Simon “Ghost” Riley, and Colonel Alejandro Vargas.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is being developed by Infinity Ward. It follows a disappointing performance by 2021’s Call of Duty: Vanguard, which was developed by Sledgehammer Games and set in World War 2.