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Does Modern Warfare 2 Have Hardcore?

Does Modern Warfare 2 have Hardcore?
Does Modern Warfare 2 have Hardcore? / Activision

Wondering whether or not Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II has a Hardcore mode? We've got you covered.

Hardcore has long been a popular type of multiplayer mode in the Call of Duty series, providing gameplay that is much more unforgiving and "realistic." Players in Hardcore game modes have significantly less health, limited HUDs and friendly fire enabled. Here's a breakdown of whether or not Hardcore is in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer.

Does Modern Warfare 2 Have Hardcore?

Hardcore Call of Duty multiplayer fans can take a sigh of relief as the game type is indeed in Modern Warfare 2. However, there are two twists.

The first is that it is no longer called Hardcore as it has been renamed to "Tier 1." Aside from the name change, Tier 1 supports just about everything Hardcore did, featuring less health per player, limited HUD elements and friendly fire enabled.

The second twist, however, is that Tier 1 is not in the game at launch, but will be available soon. Tier 1 is set to go live in Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer at the start of Season 1, along with Warzone 2.0 and DMZ, on Nov. 16.

As such, unfortunately, it appears Hardcore COD MP fans will have to stick with the core modes for now.

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