For the past year, rumors have circulated regarding the release plans for Call of Duty in 2023, particularly since Treyarch announced that the main entry for that year would be delayed. It was widely believed that Modern Warfare 2, which was released in 2022, would receive an extended period of live-service support, longer than the standard 12 months.
This news excited many players, including ourselves, who looked forward to a longer support period and a chance for the game to become more balanced post-launch. However, recent rumors suggest that this assumption may not be accurate.
Reports indicate that a full Call of Duty game will be released in 2023, one that was originally intended as an expansion pack for Modern Warfare 2. The game will be tied to the Modern Warfare storyline, but it is unclear whether it will be a full Modern Warfare 3 or something else entirely.
Sledgehammer Games, which previously developed Vanguard, is reportedly working on the game, and it appears that what was once a paid expansion is now being promoted as a standalone Call of Duty title. Insider Gaming suggests that the game will receive the full hype treatment, including beta weekends and early campaign access, similar to what Modern Warfare 2 received. It is also possible that the game will be tied to a major update for Warzone 2.0.
While players are excited about the prospect of a new Call of Duty game, there are concerns about the lack of post-launch support for Modern Warfare 2 from Infinity Ward. It remains to be seen what Sledgehammer Games has in store for this premium release, and we eagerly await official announcements to learn more.
Warzone 2 player hates nerf to SMG
The Warzone 2 community is in the midst of a heated debate about the recent weapon nerfs that have seemingly hurt the underdog contenders in Season 2.
Season 2 of Warzone 2 kicked off on February 15, bringing with it fresh content and updates to the game’s weapon balance.
However, some players are questioning the developers’ decision-making, particularly since a number of weaker weapons were nerfed while the top-tier weapons remained largely unaffected.
Fans are particularly perplexed about the nerf to some weapons that had the potential to challenge the RPK and Fennec meta, leading to intense discussions on social media.
One Reddit user, in particular, took to the platform on February 17 to spark a dialogue around the weapon balancing changes in Season 2.
The Minibak, or PP-Bizon/PP-19, is the weapon at the center of the debate, as players speculate whether the nerf was justified or if it was a case of the developers catering to the game’s more popular guns.