Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Game Modes: Everything We Know
While Modern Warfare 2 is still a ways away, details on the Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer game modes haven't exactly been kept secret. The leaked game modes feature returning favourites and all-new additions alike, combining to create what will certainly be a robust Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer experience. Let's take a look at what the Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer game mode lineup looks like ahead of the official release date scheduled for October 28, 2022.
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Confirmed Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Game Modes
Prisoner Rescue is a Search and Destroy spin-off inspired by the Hostage and Hostage Rescue game modes from Rainbow Six and CS:GO. In Prisoner Rescue, the attacking team must rescue hostages and extract them from a building. Meanwhile, the defenders work to prevent the attackers' liberation efforts.
You'll only get one life in Prisoner Rescue, and victory is achieved by either eliminating the enemy team or completing the objective.
Knockout is a reimagined version of Gunfight from Modern Warfare 2019. Knockout is a 6 vs. 6, round-based game mode. Each player gets one life, but you can revive download comrades like in Warzone.
Victory is achieved by simply eliminating the opposition, but you can also win by taking control of a package situated in the centre of the map.
While Infinity Ward developers have deemed Knockout a spiritual successor to Gunfight, it's confirmed that the OG Gunfight will still be an option in Modern Warfare 2. Gunfight was primarily 2v2 in Modern Warfare 2019, but all sorts of limited-time variants popped up from time to time.
Modern Warfare 2019's Gunfight was massively popular and received heavy support from the dev team. In addition to all of the ruleset variants, a total of 19 Gunfight-exclusive maps spawned across the game's lifespan. There's no telling yet if Modern Warfare 2's Gunfight will get the same treatment, but fans of the small team, multi-round cage matches will be happy to see it back, regardless.
Speculated Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Game Modes
While the game modes listed below haven't been officially confirmed, it's hard to imagine a Call of Duty (CoD) title without these classics. It's safe to assume the following multiplayer game modes will also be available in Modern Warfare 2:
- Team Deathmatch
- Free For All
- Kill Confirmed
- Search and Destroy
That concludes our preview of the Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer game modes. Check out the Modern Warfare 2 editions and preorder the new CoD title to get early access to the multiplayer beta.
Modern Warfare 2's Escape from Tarkov-inspired extraction-based multiplayer experience is rumoured to release as a separate standalone title in 2023.