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author: Jakub Tarchala

MW2 Expecting Changes Following Biggest Beta in Call of Duty History

Infinity Ward is listening to gamers, which means Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will receive quite a few changes before release. In addition, the developers boast of having the largest beta in the history of the series and big interest in Warzone Mobile.

Monday marked the end of the open beta of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II. Infinity Ward has made no secret of its satisfaction with the tests, while promising fixes in the final version of the game for release.

Modern Warfare II - list of changes after the beta

The developers inform of the introduction of numerous fixes, which are the result of comments from players participating in the recent beta. Initially, PlayStation console owners took part in the tests, and later PC and Xbox owners joined them. This is not insignificant, as the changes were tested on the fly, making players react differently depending on the week.

Below is the list of changes that will hit the game at launch.

  • The volume of companions' and enemies' footsteps will be adjusted. However, we do not know whether they will be louder or quieter.
  • The visibility of enemies on maps will be better adjusted to allow for "better visual tracking of enemies." The system is expected to make a better "guess" as to whether the player can see an enemy and whether it should display a nickname above the player's head.
  • The interface and operation of the lobby will be improved.
  • Weapons will be better balanced. In addition, the developers announced that all players will be able to unlock any weapon regardless of the version of the game they own.
  • The third-person view will be refined for the release. The element was liked by the community, especially since it was already present in the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 on private servers.
  • Bugs in Ground War and Invasion modes will be eliminated. The latter will also receive improved AI.

The changes will also include the game's technical layer, although the studio is still processing player feedback and is not ruling out more changes for the release. The most repeated issue, if only on Twitter, relates to changes in the operation of the minimap - it will no longer mark an enemy when they fire a shot. The studio explains that it "does not want to punish players for firing guns."

Largest beta in Call of Duty history

Yesterday, Call of Duty's official website published a post highlighting the success of the Modern Warfare 2 beta. As reported by insider and analyst Benji-Sales, it was attended by the most players in the history of CoD testing, the users spent the most hours in the game and played the most matches. It is worth mentioning that the stats apply to all platforms (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X).

Modern Warfare 2 - the number of missions in the campaign

The beta was also used by curious users, who dug through the game's files. They revealed the names, locations and action times of the various missions in the story campaign of Modern Warfare 2. Thanks to this, we know almost for certain that the storyline will be divided into 16 stages.

Warzone Mobile - success and rewards

Release date of Call of Duty: Warzone is not yet known, but the game is already extremely popular. More than 15 million players have expressed interest in it (this is suggested by the number of registrations on Google Play). As a reward, players who sign up for Warzone Mobile before the release of Modern Warfare 2, will receive "Dark Familiar" and "Foe's Flame" emblems, as well as skins for X12 and M4 weapons. Another reward is provided for crossing the threshold of 25 million registered players.

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Source: Infinity Ward

Jakub Tarchala

Jakub Tarchala

He started by producing content on YouTube in 2020, but eventually found out writing was his real jam. He set up a modest blog where he published video game reviews, and two years later combined his work with his hobby and started writing for Gamepressure. He loves Terry Pratchett's offbeat sense of humor and the philosophical mysteries of the universe embedded in Stanislaw Lem's novels. He enjoys watching comedies and horror movies. He has a profound affection for the Stalker universe (electronic, written, and pasted). In his spare time he plays guitar and collects Marvel cards.


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