This time, we’re reporting on two Call of Duty games, albeit at the rumour level for the new Warzone instalment.
While the franchise is primarily multiplayer-centric, not everyone likes to play with other players, so it’s no wonder that the annual game has a story mode most of the time (Black Ops IIII left it out, but details of the cancelled mode leaked, and we wrote about it). It’s this player base that Activision Blizzard is going after with its preorder offer: anyone who pre-orders will get to start the story for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II a week early.
The announcement reads, “This intel has been verified: Anyone who preorders a digital edition of Modern Warfare 2 will receive early Campaign access in addition to a host of other previously announced rewards. This grants you up to a week to complete the multi-mission, single-player, globe-trotting operation before the full game launches. As well as gaining early access to the Modern Warfare 2 Campaign, there’s free content you can now use in Call of Duty: Vanguard and Call of Duty: Warzone. You also get Beta Early Access and content available in Modern Warfare II at launch, just for preordering the game. Preorder Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II to receive: up to one-week early access to the full Modern Warfare II Campaign, access to the full game on October 28, open beta early access, and the Final Judgement Bundle: Immediate access to the Legendary “Deathknell” Operator Skin and the Legendary “Bloodthirsty” Weapon Blueprint for use in Vanguard and Warzone.” The beta will start on September 16 on PlayStation and on September 22 elsewhere.
Meanwhile, a PR schedule for Activision Blizzard’s games has popped up on Reddit. In addition to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, the publisher is preparing to release Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 and World of Warcraft: Dragonflight later this year. However, it’s not official when the other two will be released apart from MWII (codenamed CoD Cortez on the image…).
According to the since-cancelled but still preserved image, Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 will be released on November 16, while World of Warcraft: Dragonflight will be available to play from November 28 (and downloads of patches for it will start on October 25). Diablo IV is scheduled to launch its preorders at this year’s The Game Awards on December 8. It all seems plausible that the dates for World of Warcraft Classic: Wrath of the Lich King have been confirmed seen on the image…
More details on Call of Duty will be announced by Activision Blizzard on September 15, and Modern Warfare II will launch on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 28.