Modern Warfare 2 game modes 2022

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January 30, 2023: As the start of Season Two nears, we've updated our list to contain all of the MW2 game modes available to play for the remainder of Season One.

The Call of Duty franchise often features various game modes in its multiplayer. Ranging from staples such as Team Deathmatch and Domination, more recent titles include Cyber Attack and Gunfight which both offer unique experiences. With the cycle in full swing, more Modern Warfare 2 game modes continue to appear.

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Before we share the new and returning game modes, be sure to check out our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 guns and all there is to know about upcoming Modern Warfare 2 double XP events.

How many game modes are in Modern Warfare 2?

A recent Call of Duty blog post sharing new details on Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer reveals the game will launch with a total of 12 game modes for players to drop into.

Ten modes will feature on core maps designed for 6v6 action while two will appear for battle maps. We expect these modes to be Invasion and Ground War.

Modern Warfare 2 confirmed game modes 2022

Although leaks have revealed an extensive range of game modes arriving to Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer, only a handful are making their way to the game when it launches. Here are the modes you can play as soon as the servers are switched on:

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  • Team Deathmatch
  • Free For All
  • Domination
  • Search and Destroy
  • Prisoner Rescue
  • Headquarters
  • Hardpoint
  • Kill Confirmed
  • Control
  • Knockout
  • Bounty (Season One Reloaded)
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Credit: Activision

Modern Warfare 2 leaked game modes 2022

Alongside Ground War Bomb, there are several icons that reveal a detailed list of multiplayer modes appearing in Modern Warfare 2. Check out the full list below:

  • Ground War Bomb
  • Ground War
  • Team Deathmatch
  • Search and Destroy
  • Knockout
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  • Headquarters
  • Hardpoint
  • Free For All
  • Infected
  • Domination
  • Demolition
  • Cyber Attack
  • Cranked
  • Kill Confirmed
  • Prisoner Resuce
  • Gunfight
  • Capture the Flag

The return of Gunfight is positive news for fans of the original mode that made its debut in 2019's Modern Warfare. In addition, fans of early Modern Warfare titles will recognise Demolition and Headquarters on the list which are both exciting returns.

Prisoner Rescue featured in the Modern Warfare 2 beta, adding a new twist on the usual attack/defend modes as players attempt to escort a prisoner to safety. Expect more modes to arrive through seasonal updates.

That's all we know about the Modern Warfare 2 game modes. Once we find more intel on the modes, we will update the article with the latest information. For more Modern Warfare 2, check out our page for all the latest news, leaks, and guides.