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It’s been an enormous day for Call of Duty. First, Modern Warfare II acquired a launch date earlier than we’ve even seen a gameplay reveal. As a part of the identical announcement, we realized that Task 141 shall be returning with the brand new game. Price, Soap, Gaz, and Ghost are again, together with new squadmate Colonel Alejandro Vargas of the Mexican Special Forces. That was all formally introduced, however an enormous leak occurred across the similar time.
Call of Duty: Vanguard’s mid-season update is right here, including the H4 Blixen SMG and far more. It appears to have additionally divulged some categorized data within the update recordsdata. As Dexerto’s Call of Duty wing @CharlieIntel found, details about Modern Warfare II’s beta and varied editions was a part of the patch. “Welcome to the new era of Call of Duty,” @CharlieIntel quoted on Twitter. “Pre-order the cross-gen bundle for early access to the open beta, first on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.” This wouldn’t be the primary time such a beta occurred first on PlayStation consoles, however it may be shocking contemplating that Microsoft’s deliberate acquisition of Activision Blizzard will finally convey Call of Duty below Microsoft’s jurisdiction.
The “cross-gen bundle” that’s talked about can also be noteworthy. It’s one among three Modern Warfare II editions that @CharlieIntel names. Based on the titling, the Standard Edition will doubtless be the choice for gamers to buy the game on PlayStation or Xbox consoles, however with out the choice to improve from previous-gen variations to the present ones. The cross-gen bundle will presumably provide that. Finally, there’s the Vault Edition, which feels like essentially the most prestigious model of the game at the moment.
@CharlieIntel wraps up the thread with a abstract of what’s reportedly included within the Vault Edition. Operator skins, weapon blueprints, bonus XP, and battle move skips are a part of the bonuses. Also amongst these is an Operator Pack for Farah — the primary we’re listening to of her inclusion within the game.
This is the most recent of many reported leaks round Modern Warfare II. Footage from a six-month-old construct is on the market, along with a mock-up of a map reportedly used for each Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare II’s DMZ mode. We’ll learn the way a lot is true when the game launches: its launch date is October 28.