From map design to movement to minimap functionality, a prominent Call of Duty leaker has seemingly revealed several key gameplay details in the works for Infinity Ward's upcoming Modern Warfare (2019) sequel.
Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Details Apparently Revealed in Leak
The leak was made in a series of posts Friday from @TheMW2Ghost on Twitter, who mentioned that overall, the unannounced Call of Duty 2022 title "is looking remarkably polished" at the moment.
With there being plenty of months before Call of Duty: Vanguard's time in the series spotlight runs its course, we won't entirely know whether or not these rumors turn out to be true for a while, but TheMW2Ghost has accurately leaked Call of Duty information before, lending these leaks some amount of credibility.
First off, TheMW2Ghost had a pair of tweets regarding the upcoming Modern Warfare 2 reboot's map designs.
One is that the maps are being designed with the concept of "retaining the traditional call of duty experience while staying true to the Infinity Ward flare."
As an example, TheMW2Ghost said that "doors were seen on a number of maps," but that it also isn’t 100% confirmed whether or not they'll stick for the final build.
TheMW2Ghost also mentioned that the upcoming maps are similar to the DLC maps Infinity Ward released for Modern Warfare (2019), such as Oil Rig, Khandor Hideout and Sawmill, and feature a "brighter aesthetic."
With these next couple of leaks from TheMW2Ghost, it's implied that Infinity Ward is looking to perhaps bring over some gameplay changes debuted by Treyarch and Sledgehammer Games in Black Ops Cold War and Vanguard, but aren't completely sure yet.
As far as movement goes, COD 2022 will seemingly have players moving faster than in the 2019 Modern Warfare reboot, but not as fast as in Vanguard. This makes sense considering it's already been confirmed that the game will be using a new engine.
Vanguard's Combat Pacing multiplayer matchmaking feature will apparently be returning in the new game, for better or for worse, but TheMW2Ghost added that it is "subject to change."
Another point that is reportedly up in the air at the moment is that the new title could either return to the classic Call of Duty minimap or bring back the MW19-style minimap, where red dots do not show up when enemies fire non-suppressed weapons.
Lastly, TheMW2Ghost added that the UAV, Sentry Gun and Chopper Gunner will be returning as Killstreaks, along with a new "Soundwave" that seemingly works like an EMP except with sound.