GAMERS will get their first real look at the next entry in the Call of Duty franchise on Wednesday.
Developer Activision has said that the Call of Duty Modern Warfare II “world reveal” is scheduled for June 8th at 6pm UK time (1pm EST).
What is the MWII World Reveal?
On June 2, Activision released a teaser trailer for the shooter, which featured fan-favorite characters from the franchise.
They included mustachioed SAS veteran Captain Price and his longtime companion Lieutenant Simon “Ghost” Riley.
At the end of the 60-second clip, Activision announced a date for the game’s “world reveal” — June 8th.
The developer is expected to release an extended gameplay video featuring footage from one of the game’s campaign missions.
The same mission will be played at Summer Game Fest, a global showcase of video games beginning June 9th.
A tweet from the official Summer Game Fest Twitter account announced that the clip would appear on its live stream.
It described the footage – presumably the same one Activision revealed a day earlier – as “world-leading gameplay level.”
How to see it
Activision has not specified where the new gameplay video will be available.
Your best chance of catching it is on the official Call of Duty YouTube channel or website.
Of course, you can also stream the video live on June 9th via the Summer Game Fest website.
However, this takes a full 24 hours after the video was shared by Activision.
What is MWII and when will it be released?
Call of Duty Modern Warfare II will be released in October – just in time for Christmas.
The blockbuster shooter was first teased in February, while its release date was only confirmed a few weeks ago.
It is published by Activision and is a direct sequel to the 2019 reboot of Modern Warfare.
We don’t know much about the game yet, aside from a live-action teaser trailer and detailed light description on Activision’s website.
The live-action trailer shows Task Force 141, the main team from this game, preparing to go behind enemy lines.
The camera pans between characters in some kind of vehicle as explosions and bullets fly around them.
“The ultimate weapon is team,” Activision said in its description.
What we know so far
Modern Warfare II will be the 19th title in the main Call of Duty series and follows some fan-favorite characters.
Returning to the series are Captain John Price, Sergeant Kyle “Gaz”, Lieutenant Simon “Ghost” Riley and the legendary Sergeant John MacTavish – better known as Soap.
CIA Station Chief Kate Laswell will also return, and we’ll likely introduce a new Warzone 2 mode as well.
It’s unclear exactly what the plot will be, but it’s expected to tie into the events of Modern Warfare 2019.
In this game we saw how the CIA teamed up with the SAS to take on Russian forces and a terrorist group called Al-Qatala.
In a blog post about Modern Warfare II, Activision said, “A global troupe of iconic veterans and new legends from as yet untold secret missions, these Operators will usher in a new era of Call of Duty when Modern Warfare® II launches on October 28th , 2022.”
The shooter is not to be confused with Modern Warfare 2, a game published by Infinity Ward in 2009.
That featured many of the same characters as the title that came out this year.
For the sake of simplicity (ahem), the new game gets the Roman numeral “II” to distinguish it from its previous counterpart.
Call of Duty is one of the world’s largest gaming franchises, drawing an estimated 100 million players into its games every month.
The series reached new heights in 2020 with the release of Warzone, a Fortnite-style last man standing game mode that is free to download.
The Call of Duty franchise is estimated to be worth $10 billion in revenue.
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