Warzone 2.0 & Modern Warfare 2 Season 2 delayed for changes
Activision has announced that it will delay the release of Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 and Modern Warfare 2 Season 2 to make additional changes based on feedback from players.
Warzone 2.0 was launched in November 2022 and has been particularly popular. However, based on players’ feedback, the game lacks several features. They have requested more content, like an alternative map or the return of favorite game modes.
“Our studio teams have been making several changes based on what we heard from our player community,” Activision said on Twitter.
Season 2 of Warzone 2.0 was originally going to start on February 4, 2023, before being delayed to February 15 this year. It was rumored that Activision and the developer, Treyarch Studios, delayed the update due to declining player counts.
For Season 2 of Warzone 2.0, Activision will introduce several changes to the Gulag, looting and load-outs. The Gulag, in particular, was confirmed to return to the 1v1 format in the new update. Additionally, there will be an upcoming map for the Resurgence mode and another new smaller map. Rebirth was the original smaller map in the game. However, there has been no confirmation of its return in the update.
In the original Warzone, Resurgence received highly positive feedback from fans. Here, players play the game at a faster pace compared to the regular battle royale.
Many players consider Resurgence more enjoyable due to the smaller number of participants and map size. Players can respawn and rejoin their teams in 20 seconds, as long as there is a surviving team member. The respawn countdown can be shorter if their team defeat opposing teams and continue looting.
Ranked play, more updates for Modern Warfare 2
As for the updates for Season 2 of Modern Warfare 2, Activision will bring several multiplayer maps, weapons and new game modes, including the return of Ranked Play.
Ranked Play includes multiple competitive modes, ranked skill divisions and visible skill ratings. It is a highly competitive mode that encourages players to work toward an additional goal in the game.
In November 2022, Treyarch said that the success of Ranked Play was thanks to players’ feedback.
“The success of these modes has directly contributed to the future of Ranked Play. We sincerely thank you for all the data, feedback, and time played that was collected over the past two years. We look forward to sharing more soon,” Treyarch said.
Treyarch has been working on Ranked Play for some time and planned to release it in Season 1. However, it was deemed not ready at the time. The developers released the CDL Moshpit mode instead, the entry point for competitive Call of Duty.
Much like Ranked Play, the CDL Moshpit is an intense and highly competitive game mode with gameplay resembling the professional tier. Here, players can compete in either Hardpoint, Search & Destroy or Control in a 4v4 match format. In CDL Moshpit, players rely on the correct load-out to ensure their fighting chances.
While working on Warzone 2.0 and Modern Warfare 2, the developer retired the League Play for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Ranked Play for Call of Duty: Vanguard. Some leaks have suggested that the Castle map is coming to Modern Warfare 2. It was first featured in Call of Duty: World at War and remade for Call of Duty Vanguard.