Is Gunfight in Modern Warfare 2? Popular mode silently removed

Joe Craven
Modern Warfare gunfight with MW2 logo

Gunfight is an immensely popular game mode in the Call of Duty series, but is it in Modern Warfare 2? Let’s take a look and find out.

There are tons of game modes in Modern Warfare 2, and those are constantly changing as players find new ways to play and focus on their preferred modes. However, despite this, one game mode retains its position as one of the most loved experiences: Gunfight.

Combining intense multiplayer battles with a capture-the-flag style element, Gunfight is undeniably a fan favorite among multiple CoD games – but is it in the Modern Warfare sequel? Let’s take a look and find out.


Modern Warfare 2 Gunfight
MW2 players have been waiting for Gunfight since launch.

Does Modern Warfare 2 have Gunfight?

Unfortunately, after the release of Modern Warfare 2 Season 4 Reloaded, the game doesn’t have Gunfight.

The mode was removed in the latest update, despite being in the game from Season 3. No reasoning was given for the game modes removal, which has naturally left fans confused and frustrated.

Will Gunfight come back to Modern Warfare 2?

Currently, there is no word on when Gunfight will come back into Modern Warfare 2, or even if it will ever come back in the future.

It could be that the developers took the mode away to do some work on it, or they took it to focus on other popular game modes. Although this is all speculation, and we don’t have any information on its return yet.

When more information is released regarding Gunfight, we will be updating this article so be sure to check back soon.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare multiplayer
Gunfight was much-loved in MW2.

What is Gunfight?

Gunfight is a multiplayer game mode that was introduced to the Call of Duty series in Modern Warfare 2019. It also returned in Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty: Mobile. 

It is a 2v2 mode, with players given 40 seconds to eliminate the enemy duo. If the time limit is reached and neither team is killed, a flag spawns in the map’s center and teams have 10 seconds to catch it. 

Variants of Gunfight were also released across the three titles, with 1v1, 3v3 and sniper-only versions dropped. 

Be sure to check back soon for more information regarding Gunfight and its hopeful return to Modern Warfare 2. In the meantime, take a look at some of our other handy MW2 guides and content:

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