Presently, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is in its pre-season window, a twenty-day window in which players can acquire a taste of the game and prepare themselves for the first season.
Moreover, Season 1 will officially roll out Modern Warfare 2 on November 16, 2022. Like all significant Call of Duty title updates, this update is about to bring lots of fresh stuff to the latest installment.
Season 1 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will contain a variety of new content, such as new guns like the Chimera and M13B, classic maps, new modes like the Tier 1 Playlist aka the Hardcore mode, raids, first Battle Pass, new operators, DMZ, and Warzone 2.0.
Below is a compilation of everything Activision intends on releasing with the Season 1 update in Modern Warfare 2.
1. New Guns in the Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 Update
Any major Call of Duty title update is incomplete without the release of new weapons, and the Season 1 update is no exception. Simply put, Modern Warfare 2 will be getting a few new guns with the Season 1 update.
Even though the exact weapons are yet to be known, a couple of them will inevitably be free unlocks with the Season 1 Battle Pass.
One of the internet’s most reliable Call of Duty players/leakers, TheGhostofHope, has leaked that the following weapons will be a part of the Season 1 update.
- Chimera – A close-range combat master, the Chimera is an Assault Rifle with an inbuilt silencer and high-intensity subsonic rounds.
- M13B – A semi-automatic Carbine rifle, the M13B also comes in a selective fire edition, and provides a high fire rate and comparatively low recoil.
- BAS-P – The BAS-P is a gas-run SMG renowned due to its high dependability and low recoil. Also, it’s highly customizable, so you can run it in any way you deem fit.
2. Class Maps in the Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 Update
According to rumors, the Season 1 title update will also feature the return of a fan-favorite multiplayer map to Modern Warfare 2. Also, this map will most probably be from the original Modern Warfare 2 game.
Since CoD fans have witnessed the presence of numerous classic maps in the new Warzone 2 map, Al Mazrah, you can expect the following classic maps in the Season 1 update.
Nevertheless, when it comes to new maps, none of the above-mentioned maps are a certainty in the Season 1 update.
Hence, it’s entirely possible that the rumored classic map could be any iconic location from the Call of Duty series. This possibility becomes more and more likely when you consider that Infinity Ward may save the most famous map for its leaked DLC MW2 map pack.
3. New Modes in the Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 Update
Fortunately, for passionate Call of Duty fans, the Hardcore mode will return with the Season 1 title update. Interestingly, it has been renamed as Tier 1 Playlist.
This is good news for the fans who were extremely unhappy to see the absence of the revered punishing mode on release day.
Furthermore, it’s improbable that this mode will be the sole new addition in the Season 1 title update. So, hang back and stay tuned for more updates on new modes by Infinity Ward.
4. Raids in the Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 Update
Although raids won’t be available at the beginning of Season 1 in Modern Warfare 2, Activision plans on rolling them out in the mid-season update.
Raids are three-player cooperative missions that are going to possess extra story content following the events of the Modern Warfare 2 campaign.
5. First Battle Pass in the Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 Update
The arrival of a new season in an installment of the Call of Duty franchise automatically implies the arrival of Battle Passes. In the first Battle Pass of Modern Warfare 2, you can expect a hundred tiers of free and premium content and a couple of free guns.
The owners of the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Vault Edition will receive free Battle Pass access and a headstart of fifty tier skips to complete them quickly. In addition, all PS4/PS5 users will receive five free tier skips.
6. New Operators in the Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 Update
Coming with the Season 1 update will be various new and usable Operators in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0.
Famous footballers like Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr., and Paul Pogba were teased as upcoming Operators in the game by Activision, but their launch date wasn’t announced. However, looking at how the World Cup will also begin in November, these Operators are most likely to drop with the Season 1 update.
Additionally, according to 141Leeks, the Season 1 title update will bring Philip Graves to the game as a playable Operator. Also, Ghost will most certainly receive another appearance in Season 1 Reloaded via a mid-season update.
7. DMZ in the Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 Update
The Season 1 title update of Modern Warfare 2 will also witness the launch of the much-awaited DMZ mode. If Infinity Ward’s claims are correct, this mode is going to bring some Escape-from-Tarkov-esque adventure to the first-person shooter.
You’ll be asked to infiltrate Al Mazrah, complete objectives, and escape successfully without losing your possessions.
8. About Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is a first-person shooter game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. It is a direct sequel to the 2019 reboot and will serve as the nineteenth installment in the CoD series. It was released on October 28, 2022, for PS 4, PS 5, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
Season 2 of Modern Warfare II released for every platform on 15th February 2023 at 9 AM PT, along with additions of newer maps and game modes, along with new content and bug fixes.