The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 community appears to have concerns with how Activision and Infinity Ward aim to integrate the upcoming release of Warzone 2 with the base game. In the case of the original Warzone and 2019’s Modern Warfare, for example, the classic COD multiplayer took a bit of a backseat both content-wise and on the technical side of things, leading to a situation where players couldn’t play the base game without also installing Warzone itself.
Concerns over Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2‘s longevity and post-launch support have been one of the main topics over at the game’s unofficial subreddit ever since the game came out. With Season 1 content, DMZ, and Warzone 2 itself ready to launch on November 16, players have doubled down on voicing their concerns, with the focus now falling squarely on the specific manner in which the developers decide to integrate the two experiences with one another.
On top of worrying about Modern Warfare 2‘s long-term content schedule, the community is now also concerned about the manner in which Infinity Ward and Activision will combine Modern Warfare 2 with Warzone 2. Specifically, many fans of the classic COD multiplayer feel that the game will be hidden away behind the free-to-play Warzone 2 download and that it’s going to be promoted simply as a way for Warzone 2 players to level up their weapons and gadgetry. The general sentiment surrounding the two types of COD gameplay appears to be negative at this time, with the thread climbing to the top of the subreddit very quickly. The vast majority of the subreddit’s user base appears to share these concerns, according to the upvote ratio of 93%.
The matter of Warzone 2‘s integration with Modern Warfare 2 is a long-standing topic in the Call of Duty community. While the core COD fans’ concerns aren’t unfounded, it’s still worth pointing out that the specifics of how the two experiences will mesh are yet to be seen in practice, and Steam and Battle.net users have already discovered that it’s possible to have Modern Warfare 2 installed without also having to keep Warzone 2 files downloaded, which is a substantial improvement to the way original Warzone was handled.
With Warzone 2‘s launch times confirmed and seemingly set in stone, it won’t be long before the Modern Warfare 2 community sees what Infinity Ward has in store after the battle royale is freely available for download. All content will be shared between the two games, as was previously the case, which may help tide things over in case Warzone 2 ends up getting the sole spotlight.
Those who dislike the battle royale gameplay loop may be interested in Warzone 2‘s DMZ mode instead. This objective-based PvPvE experience takes its cues from extraction shooters such as Escape From Tarkov and The Division‘s Dark Zone, promising an interesting new take on the established COD formula.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. Call of Duty: Warzone 2 launches November 16 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.