First Modern Warfare II footage and info

The first Modern Warfare 2 details have emerged via Game Informer magazine in the US.

The CoD4 follow-up has you (a new recruit) out to stop the new face of global terrorism, Makarov, an associate of baddie Zakhaev from the first game. Soap, the protagonist from the first game, is back as a veteran soldier NPC.

Modern Warfare 2's said to sport a longer single-player campaign with more "open-ended" gameplay then its predecessor - stealth tactics can even be used in missions if the player chooses.

The campaign is said to run at a solid 60fps with environment detail bumped up even further than CoD4.

Players are now more manoeuvrable too; In the game's ice missions (seen in the footage on this page) players will be able to swim and scale ledges, and the snow mobiles are indeed used as a form of escape.

Unlike World at War, co-op will not be available through the game's campaign, though a separate series of co-op missions are planned in "Special Forces mode".

Interestingly, Infinity Ward's also planning a "live patching system" for the game's multiplayer, meaning you won't have to download full-blown patches for the sequel.

11 May, 2009



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  • gmilf71 - May 18, 2009 2:27 a.m.

    dude the scuba thing looks awsome.
  • clarkandblakemovies - May 17, 2009 6:44 p.m.

    this game will be awesome I think obviously looks more interactive, but what I want is like something like sittin on the back of a humvee shootin the shit outta enemies, plus I want limbs 2 b lost like in CoDWaW
  • B3f1 - May 17, 2009 4:06 p.m.

    they should put zombies
  • Mackster-901 - May 16, 2009 11:04 a.m.

    go 2 this website and they hav analyzed this trailer and u can c new wepons (e.g. AK-103, Steyr AUG A1, COLT AR-15 and a Glock 22 pistol)
  • Mackster-901 - May 16, 2009 10:55 a.m.

    theres gonna b a new gamplay trailer on 24th may!!!!
  • withnightvisionon - May 16, 2009 1:46 a.m.

    wow i was expecting a little more gameplay in that commercial, that can be easily faked, but can't wait till the game comes out, what is it november 10 or something
  • MooseKnuckle753 - May 14, 2009 12:34 a.m.

    Hopefully this game will be as great as it looks, and not fucking suck
  • Selectedpayload - May 13, 2009 7:24 p.m.

    I think that people are being petty when they say that games should stay on PC, why not just buy it for whatever machine you have and rip it up.
  • yoreAtowel - May 13, 2009 3:55 p.m.

    all i want is split screen online multiplayer. Dont think itll ever happen thou.
  • Synster - May 12, 2009 11:46 p.m.

    @GIJoe01 That's how I feel. I played the original Call of Duty from Greenhorn all the way up to Veteran, playing through the entire thing once on each difficulty. I saw it as a Masterpiece at that day and age. Though 2 will always be and shall remain a PC Game to me, even though it went Console-based. Otherwise, I have the same thoughts as you.
  • Synster - May 12, 2009 11:44 p.m.

    @IHazCheezburger Now don't get me wrong, I like, in fact, love, console shooters like Killzone 2 or Resistance 1/2, Etc. But personally, although it works ( Much like the Battlefield series. ), should have stayed PC Based.
  • StarbucksAssassin - May 12, 2009 1:39 p.m.

    Hate on it if you must, but Im gonna play a F&*#!-ton of this game. Man it's gonna be awesome. Does anyone doubt that this will be the top selling game of the year?
  • TURbo - May 12, 2009 3:20 a.m.

    I think Modern Warfare 2 should eclipse 1st day sales compared to Halo 3. The 15 sec trailer isn't showing much, but for what it showed was like a good Infinity Ward Call of Duty game, which is you have lots of buddies, and when your shooting people there is dozens of helicopters, or planes hovering or flying around. Maybe IW includes a driving vehicle level like they did in COD 1 and 2, where you drive tanks, but a different vehicle of course. Overall this game isn't being marketed like Halo 3 which is nice.
  • Xplosive59 - May 11, 2009 6:30 p.m.

    am i the ONLY person who is not excited about this as it seems it will just be another generic shooter
  • Dr.Salvador - May 11, 2009 1:12 p.m.

    fucking hell i hate it when devs do this they give out these enigmatic and unclear trailers :P I WANT MORE!!!!!!!!!
  • pot - May 18, 2009 10:02 a.m.

    I cannot wait for MW2, I read the GI article yesterday and it is looking great. It appears that there will be another night vision type gunship level. The one that was in COD4 was awesome and looked just like the famous youtube video of the gunship killing terrorists in Afghanistan.
  • Assassination44 - May 17, 2009 5:42 p.m.

    i want this game SOOO bad u dont even know
  • key0blade - May 17, 2009 4:08 p.m.

    Whoa, that actually looks better than the first one
  • blazeinwaze - May 17, 2009 3:56 a.m.

    10 seconds? really? yea people are most likely going to be dissapointed if all they can afford to show is 10 seconds theres an issue
  • Gamesradaremployee23 - May 16, 2009 1:20 a.m.

    Looks amazing but then again so did Mercs 2(waste of $60) im excited but im trying not to get too excited or else i will probably be dissapointed