Modern Warfare 2 gameplay shows 8 minutes of big rig energy

Bigger, bolder, unmatched gameplay… it’s mostly ‘same old same old’ with every Call of Duty announcement, so why should Modern Warfare 2 be any different? Well… it isn’t if I’m honest. But does that make it any less interesting? Fuck nah, because if there’s one thing that Infinity Ward wants to prove it’s the fact that the gameplay in Modern Warfare 2 brings some big rig energy to the franchise.

Because trust them (Infinity Ward, that is), Modern Warfare 2 has everything a CoD veteran could want. Action: Check! Mostly scripted but lovely chaotic shootouts: Check! Familiar faces: Multiple checks! No cost seems too high for the Modern Warfare 2 team, who has decided to pull all the stops. It doesn’t matter who your favorite playable character in the franchise was. They’re pretty much all there.

Just not in the 8-minute long gameplay video shown during Summer Game Fest. We’re seeing some of those familiar mugs (and a few new ones), so that’ll have to do. But trust me when I say that it sure knows how to build anticipation, something that previous CoD games didn’t seem to achieve. Just take a peek below and you’ll see what I mean.

See? I don’t know about you, but this Modern Warfare 2 gameplay is definitely getting me excited again. Something I swear that it won’t happen after every Call of Duty release. But hey, maybe this one will actually be good again. It could…

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will deploy on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Battle.net and Steam) on October 28, 2022. But be warned, don’t expect to get the old-gen editions for cheap since the cross-gen bundle will be your only option.

Modern Warfare 2 old-gen options