Action-packed shooter in preview

It’s 2009, and Activision and Infinity Ward bring one of the best shooter experiences ever to market with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The campaign convinces with a short, action-packed story, including a controversial mission that’s been a topic of conversation for a long time. “No Russian” is the name of the fourth chapter of the game in which we witness a terrorist attack at the Moscow airport. In Germany, this clip was not only hotly debated, but also cut. The game’s multiplayer delighted fans so much that popular maps like Terminal, Favela and African are still in demand as new releases to this day.

Modern Warfare 2, which comes out in October, has little to do with this game. Finally, in 2019, Infinity Ward decided to launch a reboot of the MW series. Well-known characters like Captain John Price and Sergeant Kyle “Gas” Garrick are at least part of the party. The shooter sequel will be released later this year and aims to put the CoD series back on the path to success.

heroic but human

Modern weapons and night vision goggles are only a small part of the equipment that we are allowed to carry in the MW2.

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After Modern Warfare, Call of Duty took a turn in the Cold War with Black Ops Cold War, followed by Vanguard returning to the dark days of World War II. With Modern Warfare 2, the new installment of the series brings us back to the present.

The focus is on the team around Captain Price, Task Force 141. The story is supposed to be fictional again, but it is inspired by real events. We continue to pursue the terrorist organization Al-Qattala, after all, we were not able to destroy them in their predecessors. But a Mexican cartel also gets involved in dark intrigue and so we face new enemies on top of that.

It is important for developers that the characters in Modern Warfare 2 are realistic. For this reason, the story shouldn’t go beyond the point this time, it should be more compelling than ever.

Because of the new opponents, our team also has new allies. Our forces’ cooperation with Mexican Special Forces plays a key role throughout the campaign.

'Gaz' is one of the characters we've known since 2007 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.  It also plays a major role in the 2019 reboot.

“Gaz” is one of the characters we’ve known since 2007’s Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. He also plays a major role in the 2019 reboot.

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But Task Force 141 is also getting notable reinforcements. Already in the latest sequence in the Modern Warfare reboot, Price is assembling his team for future missions. At MW2, “Soap” McTavish and fan favorite Simon “Ghost” Riley, among others, joined Sonderkommando.

We’ve seen the latter in action during part of the Nightwar mission: after a helicopter drops us off at the destination, it’s hit by a missile and crashes into enemy territory.

Our team must rush to rescue the few survivors as quickly as possible, starting with dismantling a nearby house full of enemies using night vision equipment. In terms of atmosphere, Modern Warfare 2 takes it one step further. Gorgeous graphics, paired with great background music, ensure an atmospheric overall picture. The oppressive silence between the battles complements everything perfectly.

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