Leaks and rumours surrounding the launches of Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2 have circulated within the community for several weeks. Despite a lot of attention focusing on the launch of Season 2 for Vanguard, Activision has officially confirmed the next instalments of the popular shooter franchise.
The news comes following a call between the publisher, Infinity Ward, Raven Software, and a number of prominent content creators.
Within the meeting, Infinity Ward confirmed that it is leading development of Modern Warfare II alongside an all-new Warzone experience described as a "massive evolution of battle royale."
Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2 Confirmed
The blog post published on February 11 highlighted numerous fixes arriving to the current iteration of Warzone that's about to enter its second season of post-launch content having moved from Verdansk to the Pacific island of Caldera.
Underneath all of the fixes, Activision teased future plans of the franchise, confirming Modern Warfare II is a sequel to 2019's hugely successful Modern Warfare reboot in addition to a "new Warzone experience designed from the ground up."
Modern Warfare II Engine
During the call, developers revealed that Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2 will use a brand-new engine ensuring integrations are much smoother than they are with the current iteration. Infinity Ward's Pat Kelley revealed there's "a lot in" the new game that includes a new sandbox mode heavily rumoured to feature similarities to Escape from Tarkov.
Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2 Release Date
The release dates for both titles weren't confirmed but current rumours are pointing towards an October release following disappointing sales of Vanguard.