When the initial roadmap for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II’s Season 2 was first released, fans weren’t exactly happy with the amount of content that was coming.
Warzone 2.0 had a pretty chunky update with the Ashika Island map signaling the return of the fan-favorite Resurgence mode alongside a couple of quality-of-life changes such as a return to a 1v1 style Gulag, redeploy drones, and new seasonal events.
Traditional multiplayer, arguably the bread-and-butter of the CoD franchise, left much to be desired in terms of “new” content. Two out of the three incoming Season 2 maps are just remastered versions from older CoD titles. The Valderas Museum was already in the original lineup during MWII’s launch but it had to be taken down due to legal reasons. They’re bringing it back and labeling it as if it’s a brand-new feature. Fans were disappointed, to say the least.
Luckily, the much anticipated ranked mode is finally coming (although it would’ve been great if it was included during launch in the first place), and a new raid episode is also making its way to Season 2.
Just as we all thought that was about it for MWII’s Season 2, the official Call of Duty Twitter account posted a couple more things in store in the coming weeks.
The most notable of which is a completely brand-new 6v6 multiplayer map. Not a remaster and not a re-release. A following tweet confirmed that Infinity Ward decided to move up the new map’s release ahead of schedule since it was “play testing well.” While this confirms that there really was no plan to provide new multiplayer arenas in Season 2, it’s nice to at least see that the studio heard the feedback and backlash against the lack of unique content.
On the Warzone 2.0 side of things, a ranked mode is also on the way! Fans have been begging for this since the first Warzone’s massive success. There are still no specific details about how the system will look. We expect that Raven Software will be sharing more about it in the coming weeks.
MWII’s Season 2 was not looking good but it’s a little exciting to know what’s coming for Call of Duty fans whether you play battle royale or traditional 6v6.
Season 2 is out now for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.