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Modern Warfare 2 Trailer Confirms Return of Dreaded Weapon

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It appears one of the Call of Duty series' most feared weapons is set to return in Modern Warfare II — the Riot Shield.

The series mainstay was spotted in a recently released Campaign Early Access teaser, just about confirming that the offering will be an equipable weapon in MW2 and Warzone 2.0.

At the five-second mark, not only can the seemingly new Riot Shield be seen in all its rage-inducing glory, but also with the ability for its user to hold a full-on MP5 SMG as well.

As many have pointed out on Twitter, however, it's certainly possible that the ability to wield an SMG with the Riot Shield is reserved only for AI in the game's campaign, which was the case in the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009.

Ultimately, the Riot Shield first made its CoD debut with Modern Warfare (2009), so it's perhaps only right that it does indeed return in the reboot sequel — especially since it seems all of the original offering's maps will eventually be added as well.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is set to release worldwide on Oct. 28.

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