Season 2 of Modern Warfare: Starting Date, Ranked Play, New Weapons, Maps, Modes, and Hardcore

Season 2 of Modern Warfare: Starting Date, Ranked Play, New Weapons, Maps, Modes, and Hardcore ...

Modern Warfare 2 Season 2 is coming to the end of 2023, so let's look at when it starts and what it's expected to add, including weapons, maps, and Ranked Play.

As we wind down the early stages of 2023, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is still alive and well. While the most recent major update was released on December 14 with Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 Reloaded, players are eager for the delayed Season 2 content to arrive.

Season 2 CoD enthusiasts can expect a wide variety of new maps, weapons, and Operators, according to leaks. However, the update may also provide insight into what could come along with it.

So here's all we know so far about Modern Warfare 2 Season 2, including the official start date, leaks regarding weapons and game modes, and the arrival of Ranked Play.

  • Modern Warfare 2 Season 2 release date
  • Is Modern Warfare 2 Ranked Play arriving in Season 2?
  • Modern Warfare 2 Season 2 weapons leaked
  • Modern Warfare 2 Season 2 game mode leaks
  • Modern Warfare 2 Season 2 Hardcore Mode
  • Leaks suggest Castle map coming to Modern Warfare 2 Season 2
  • Ronin Operator leaked for Modern Warfare 2 Season 2

Release Dates for Modern Warfare 2 Season 2

The Call of Duty Team has announced that the Modern Warfare 2 Season 2 update will be released on Wednesday, February 15, 2022. These seasonal updates usually arrive at around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT.

Many assumed that Season 2 would begin on February 1, but this new information confirmed a two-week delay.

Although the devs did not elaborate further, they clarified that a lot of information would be removed from the new date.

Is Season 2 of Modern Warfare 2 Ranked Play on the way?

Ranked Play will be released with Season 2 in Modern Warfare 2, according to the developers. Treyarch has also confirmed that Ranked Play will be released on the February 15 launch day, rather than later in the season as part of the midseason update.

Fans of competitive Call of Duty may scratch their itch by playing the CDL Moshpit playlist. While there is no ladder to climb, you can use our finest CDL Moshpit loadout guide to dominate the opponent and practice rotations for Ranked Play.

Weapons from Modern Warfare 2 Season 2 have been leaked.

Modern Warfare 2 Season 2 might include the Crossbow and Vepr-12 Shotgun, according to datamining and a new game addition.

The Crossbow has appeared in several Call of Duty titles and was used in the campaign, so its inclusion would not be a surprise. Private Matches briefly demonstrated unreleased Shotgun muzzles, and one directly matched the Vepr-12.

The game mode for Modern Warfare 2 Season 2 has been leaked.

According to data mining leaks, the fan-favorite Gun Game, Gunfight, and Cranked modes will debut during Season 2.

The Gun Game is a classic Call of Duty party game that involves players in a free-for-all match where they receive a new weapon for every kill. The first player to receive a kill with every weapon, usually culminating in a unique weapon, wins.

Gunfight is a two-stage 2v2 game played on smaller maps where the players have the same weapon and equipment. Eliminating the opponents or capturing the flag secures the round, and the first to win six rounds wins.

After the launch, it was already stated that Gunfight would be included in Modern Warfare 2, and if this leak is to be believed, it might arrive during Season 2.

The same leaker reveals a new icon for what appears to be Cranked, where players have increased movement speed after each kill but must keep getting kills until the timer expires or they explode, alongside Warzone's Plunder mode.

Hardcore Mode for Modern Warfare 2 Season 2

A fully-fledged Hardcore Mode is being added to Modern Warfare 2 because players are dissatisfied with the presence of Tier 1 in the game.

Tier 1 resembled more Modern Warfare 2019, while Hardcore Mode will retain its original identity from previous CoD titles.

For Season 2 of Modern Warfare, a leak suggests a Castle map.

Leaks revealing key art for Modern Warfare 2 Season 2 have convinced players that the iconic Castle map might be included with the update. Castle was first shown in World at War and most recently in Vanguard less than a year ago.

This leaked Season 2 illustration depicted a Japanese fortress, but it doesn't quite resemble the Castle from World at War. We'll just have to wait and see if Infinity Ward decides to bring back a Treyarch classic.

Ronin Operator for Modern Warfare 2: Season 2 Leaks

Ronin might be returning in Modern Warfare 2 as leaks revealed that he may join the season 2 update. This same leaked artwork clearly showed Ronin as the season's main Operator, so if the leak is true, Ronin may be there.

Call of Duty lovers have been vocal about wanting realistic military-based Operators in Modern Warfare 2, and Ronin falls into this category.

In the meantime, you may want to check out some of our other Modern Warfare 2 guides:

Modern Warfare 2's best guns | How to Get Modern Warfare 2 Twitch Drops | How to Play Modern Warfare 2 on Steam Deck | Is Modern Warfare 2's servers down? | Does Modern Warfare 2 have a Tactical Nuke Killstreak? | How to Turn Off Crossplay in Modern Warfare 2

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