With Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare 2 reboot sequel scheduled for release later this year, it's no surprise that fans of the Call of Duty series have already turned their attention toward leaks and rumors for the new entry.
From the rumored "DMZ" game mode, to promising multiplayer gameplay and various design choices, MW2 2022 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting COD titles in recent memory. As such, here's a breakdown of the top three OG Modern Warfare 2 (2009) weapons we'd like to see make their returns to glory this fall.
Before we get into the list, it's important to note that according to prominent COD leaker @TheMW2Ghost, the Intervention is the weapon confirmed at the moment to be released with MW2 (2022) at launch, with the ACR and UMP45 seemingly not making the cut.
TheGhostOfHope also Tweeted that in the new MW2, guns will be returning to a five-attachment max system, a stark contrast to that seen currently with Vanguard's 10, of course.
With this in mind, here are the three weapons we'd like to see confirmed as well.
3. Model 1887
Since it appears that we're all good on the sniper rifle side of things, it wouldn't really be right if the Model 1887s didn't return either. If you thought that the Akimbo Double Barrel shotguns from Vanguard were bad, the Akimbo Model 1887s were on a whole different level. If you didn't rage after dying to these in MW2 (2009), were you really playing MW2 in 2009?
The sweatiest gun of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360's "golden days," the UMP45 needs to be back in MW2 (2022). With high damage, high range, low recoil, clean irons and SMG mobility, almost everyone in the lobby would run this gun if they weren't messing around. While it certainly doesn't have to be as broken as it was in 2009, not having the UMP45 in the MW2 would feel wrong.
Last but not least, it would be an absolute travesty to not have the ACR make its return in the new MW2 this fall. It is the main assault rifle used by Roach during the OG Task Force 141 campaign missions. Taking a look at the current Warzone weapon meta that's seen players use M4A1s, AK-47s, Automatons and more, it would be so refreshing to see the ACR back in the spotlight once again.
For more on Call of Duty, be sure to check out our other top five lists:
- Top 5 Call of Duty Games of All Time
- Top 5 Call of Duty Guns of All Time
- Top 5 Call of Duty Maps of All Time
- Top 5 Warzone Moments of All Time
- Top 5 Warzone Seasons of All Time
Additionally, feel free to check out our timeline on the history of the Call of Duty franchise!