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When is Modern Warfare Season 2? Season One end date, battle pass, more

Published: 28/Jan/2020 22:06

by Andy Williams

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Now Infinity Ward have confirmed the extension of Modern Warfare’s first season, we look ahead to Season Two and what could be in-store for Call of Duty fans everywhere.

Modern Warfare’s first season brought a plethora of goodies for Call of Duty players. Two new Operators, two brand-new weapons, four additional Spec Ops missions alongside a host of new maps and modes, Infinity Ward most definitely got the ball rolling with their new season-based content model. 

Following the announcement of the Season One extension (until February 11), players have been itching to get their hands on next season’s Battle Pass. But what exactly has Infinity Ward got up their sleeve for Season Two?

Modern Warfare's Season One roadmap.
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Infinity Ward have their work cut-out if they plan on topping Season One.

Season Two release date

With Season One set to end after a 10-week lifespan, it is presumed that there will be a straight swap of the baton — meaning that Season Two should start on Tuesday, February 11 to coincide with the first season’s end.

Since there has been no official word from either Activision or Infinity Ward, the exact time and size of the update are yet to be revealed, although MW patches usually go live around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET.

Battle Royale in Season Two?

Players have been anticipating the release of a Modern Warfare Battle Royale ever since a data miner leaked the mode from the game files back in November 2019. 

According to YouTuber ‘TheGamingRevolution,’ a source from Infinity Ward reportedly suggested that the sought-after game mode had been delayed to coincide with Season One’s end date as it “needs more time” — which would justify the two-week extension. 

While leaks suggest that a Battle Royale could indeed be on the cards in the forthcoming season, no official information has surfaced on how close the game mode is to completion. Heck, perhaps the strings of code are all a ruse to steer data miners away from a bigger picture altogether?

Leaked Modern Warfare Battle Royale loading screen.
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A supposed loading screen from Modern Warfare’s Battle Royale, per TheGamingRevolution.

Season Two Battle Pass

As per Modern Warfare’s first season, there will likely be one free and one paid iteration of the Season Two Battle Pass. 

There will be over 100-tiers worth of content for players grinding through the paid version, which will cost players 1,000 COD Points. 

As per TheGamingRevolution’s video and various in-game easter eggs, Ghost, the iconic character from the MW series, looks set to be added as an Operator at some point during Season Two.

Additional leaked content in the strings of the game files includes two new game modes (One in the Chamber and All of Nothing) alongside the blueprints of what looks like a Ballistic Knife. 

Potential Season Two maps

Season One welcomed plenty of new maps, including some golden oldies from the original Modern Warfare. A previous leak uncovered a shed load of maps in the game files

Some of the maps from the previously leaked list have now made an appearance in the game, so here’s a list of the maps which are yet to surface. Notably, fans will be especially excited to see Modern Warfare 2’s iconic close-quarters map Rust still in the pipeline!

  • Aniyah Tac 
  • Dam
  • Krovnik Farmland
  • Hospital
  • Layover
  • Lowline
  • Lumber
  • Malyshev
  • Milbase
  • Oasis 
  • Port 
  • Prison 
  • Rivne
  • Slums
  • Stadium
  • Sub Base 
  • Super 
  • Urzikstan 
  • Torez
  • Transit
  • TV Station
  • Faridah
  • Rust
  • Takedown
  • Borderline
  • Smetna Farms (Ground War)

Since nothing has been officially confirmed by Infinity Ward, we are entirely reliant on leaks of information and/or easter eggs — which, as always, should be taken with a pinch of salt. 

Be sure to bookmark this page as we keep it updated with all of the latest information relating to Modern Warfare’s next big content drop.

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton

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The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

Black Ops Cold War gameplay
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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.