It’s rare that a game gets a release date before it gets its first trailer, but at last Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has both. We got our first, brief look at gameplay just this morning.

The trailer itself was light on actual details, but we can glean more from the game’s Steam listing, which dropped alongside the trailer. This should be exciting news for Steam fans, as Call of Duty has been skipping the PC storefront since Black Ops 4, preferring to stick to Activision Blizzard’s own launcher.

Per official details, Modern Warfare 2 will feature the return of Task Force 141 as they head out on missions across Europe, Asia, and the Americas, which include offshore sieges with underwater combat, air assaults, and stealth missions. It also is said to include a Special Ops tactical co-op mode, and a multiplayer mode that Activision promises will boast a “massive amount of free post-launch content” including new maps, modes, and events.

As for Activision’s multi-game-spanning battle royale, Warzone, that’s planned to be upgraded to 2.0 soon after Modern Warfare 2’s launch to take the new gameplay, features, and tech into account in the free-to-play experience, as well as add its content, systems, and more. However, Warzone will remain a separate experience and continue existing player progression as it has before.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 launches on October 28 of this year, though reports have indicated we may not see Call of Duty continue as an annual franchise following that. We have more details about Modern Warfare 2 available in preview form, both for the single-player and multiplayer content.

Rebekah Valentine is a news reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.

Rebekah Valentine is a news reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.

Source: IGN Video Games All

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