Is Gunfight coming to Modern Warfare 2?

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Gunfight was an immensely popular mode in Modern Warfare 2019, with the 2v2 mode innovating aspects of CoD multiplayer. But will it return in Modern Warfare 2? 

Will Modern Warfare 2 get Gunfight? 

We’ll start with the good news – yes, it has been confirmed that Modern Warfare 2 will receive the Gunfight multiplayer mode. 

Back in June, when new modes Prisoner Rescue and Knockout were revealed, Infinity Ward confirmed Gunfight will come to MW2 at “some point”. 

Is there a release date for Gunfight in MW2?

Yes, sort of. It has now been confirmed that it will come with Season Three of Modern Warfare 2. Season Two revealed that the heavily requested mode will come in a season’s time.

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Plenty of players were displeased when it was confirmed that Season Two would not bring Gunfight, but a confirmed release time will be welcomed.

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MW2 players have been waiting for Gunfight since launch.

Right now, we don’t know specifically when Season Three will drop, the Season Two Battle Pass is set to expire on Tuesday, 11 April 2023.

The devs have also confirmed that it will get new maps every season, with the maps designed specifically for Gunfight. In other words, they won’t be smaller segments of existing multiplayer maps.

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. 

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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. 

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Gunfight was much-loved in MW2.

There continues to be calls from the community for Gunfight’s addition, with players saying that it offered a unique match environment not replicated in any other mode. 

Knockout is the most similar mode available if players are craving Gunfight, but it might not scratch that itch exactly how fans want it to. 

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Presumably, when it finally comes in Modern Warfare 2, we could see any and all of these Gunfight modes. For now though, fans will have to remain patient.