Infinity Ward has released the first explosive trailer for Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare II, in which the 141 are locked, loaded, and ready for action. The trailer opens with satellite imagery tracking a target, but they appear to be unreachable. The 141 are the only team capable of completing a capture or kill mission, and the trailer promises a high-stakes, deadly pursuit that’ll take the operators around the globe. As the opening riff to Metallica’s “Wherever I May Roam” plays, the four iconic faces of the 141 appear in slow-motion.
At the end of 2019’s Modern Warfare, Captain Price (Barry Sloane) compiled a list of recruits and assembled his team: Price himself, Kyle Garrick (Elliot Knight), Soap MacTavish (Neil Ellice), and Ghost (Samuel Roukin). As far as first impressions go, the trailer is hard, heavy, and everything we’ve come to expect from the Call Of Duty franchise.
Modern Warfare II will be the first game built on a brand-new unified engine, as per a report by Polygon. The game engine will become instrumental in all future Call Of Duty games – including the upcoming Warzone sequel later this year. Infinity Ward, Treyarch, and Sledgehammer Games have combined their efforts to develop the engine. As a result, all studios working on the franchise will be equipped with the same resources, while still retaining the voice and style unique to each Call Of Duty game.
With the launch of Modern Warfare II, Infinity Ward has revamped the series to incorporate an upgraded AI system. The intention is to make in-game combatants as close to real life as possible. Enemy AI will react smartly to environments and assess active engagements on battlefields. The developers have reportedly taken inspiration from real-world soldiers to establish a more effective, naturalistic AI.
With the introduction of the new game engine, Warzone’s anti-cheat system, Ricochet, will be updated and improved. Modern Warfare II, meanwhile, will further introduce an updated weapon customisation system. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare II will launch on October 28, 2022. Early access to the Open Beta is available now through pre-orders.