MW2 fans can breathe a sigh of relief. Activision has officially announced that various elements from Modern Warfare 2 will be transferable to the upcoming Call of Duty 2023.
In a recent Twitter poll, Activision sought the community’s input on whether they wanted to see Modern Warfare 2 operators, weapons, and bundles carried over to this year’s installment of the series.
Call of Duty 2023, reportedly developed by Sledgehammer Games, is said to be a continuation of the previous year’s successful release, Modern Warfare 2.
Leaked images, believed to be from an internal test of the unannounced game, surfaced earlier this week, revealing the inclusion of content from Modern Warfare 2.
The forthcoming sequel is also rumored to bring back the beloved mini-map and the Ninja perk, with perks organized into distinct “gear” categories such as gloves, helmets, and boots.
Twitter users who shared images of the new game online reportedly received DMCA takedown notices from Activision, which referred to the title as “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III.”
According to a report by Bloomberg, Activision had originally intended to release a significant expansion for Modern Warfare 2 this year, but the plans evolved into a fully-fledged game.
Sources familiar with the project claim that Activision aims to deliver a new Call of Duty title that feels both like a standalone, full-priced release and an extension of Modern Warfare II.
The report also suggests that maps and modes from Modern Warfare 2 will be carried over to the upcoming game.
Earlier this month, several NBA players took to social media to share their experiences of seeing a demo of the 2023 Call of Duty title.
Looking ahead, there are speculations that Call of Duty 2024 will introduce a new Black Ops title set during the Gulf War, with Treyarch taking charge of its development.