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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare II

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Beenox Studios
Release Date: Oct. 28, 2022

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'Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare II' Details Progression System, Pre-Load Times, Twitch Drops, PC System Requirements

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2022 @ 3:33 p.m. PDT

Task Force 141 makes its massive return with a global squad of iconic veterans, these Operators include Captain John Price, Simon “Ghost” Riley, John “Soap” MacTavish, Kyle 'Gaz' Garrick and introducing Mexican Special Forces Colonel Alejandro Vargas.

Players will experience what made Task Force 141 become the iconic and legendary squad that it is, featuring familiar heroes and new allies who will be challenged to work together in missions across Europe, Asia and the Americas. The Campaign is set to be an incredible experience, featuring offshore sieges with underwater combat, all-out explosive assaults from 30,000 feet above enemy strongholds, and high-stakes, low-profile stealth missions. Players can also join up with their duo for evolved Special Ops, a tactical co-op mode that will advance team-building skills, and also sets the scene for the near-endless hours of gameplay available in the world-class Multiplayer.

In Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare II’s multiplayer, players will be able to try out and level up the multiple base weapons, explore a wide range of maps and modes, meet an international cast of Operators and more. Modern Warfare II will also have an incredible post-release calendar, set to include a massive amount of free post-launch content drops featuring new maps, modes, and blockbuster special events that can’t be missed.

Soon after the launch of Modern Warfare II, Warzone 2.0 will launch as an extension of the Modern Warfare II universe. With it comes new technology, new features, and new gameplay that work seamlessly together. Throughout, the team has taken a wide range of community feedback to heart with both experiences. In order to fully deliver this state-of-the-art Warzone experience, Warzone 2.0 will feature new Modern Warfare II content and systems with brand-new progression and inventories. To add, today’s Warzone will continue as a separate experience that will include a continuation of player progression and inventories within that Warzone experience.

Expect a massive calendar of free content post-launch featuring evolving gameplay with new maps, modes, seasonal events, community celebrations and more.

In addition, for the first time in Call Of Duty history, the team is using one unified engine across the franchise. Starting with Modern Warfare II, the new title features the new, next-generation engine first debuted with Modern Warfare (2019).  Modern Warfare II will be the most advanced Call of Duty in history, with a truly immersive experience with stunningly realistic sound, lighting, and graphics. New technology, including new toolchains, AI and locomotion models are refined. Modern Warfare ll features a physically based material system allowing for state-of-the-art photogrammetry, a new hybrid tile based streaming system, new PBR water and underwater decal rendering system, world volumetric lighting, 4K HDR, and more as well as a new GPU geometry pipeline. All of this is in service of a massive cinematic campaign.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Campaign Early Access deploys in just two days for players who digitally preordered the game. With it begins an exciting two months of content, through the starts of Season 01 and the release of Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0.

Check out a quick calendar-at-a-glance:

  • Modern Warfare II Campaign Early Access Pre-load begins (October 19 - 10am PT, All platforms)
  • Modern Warfare II Campaign Early Access begins (October 20 - 10am PT, All platforms)
  • Preloading the full game start times
    • Xbox: October 19 - 10am PT
    • PlayStation: October 19 - 4am PT, regional rollout
    • PC (Steam & October 26 - 10am PT
  • Modern Warfare II Pre-Season (October 28 to November 15)
  • Warzone 2.0, DMZ and Battle Royale modes launch alongside Modern Warfare II Season 01 (November 16)
  • Season 01 Reloaded Introduces Raids (December 16)

Official PC System Requirements

  • Minimum
    • Operating System: Windows 10 64 Bit (Latest Update)
    • CPU: Intel Core I3-6100 / Core I5-2500K OR AMD RYZEN 3 1200
    • RAM: 4 GB
    • Storage Space: 72GB at Launch
    • Hi-Rez Assets Cache: Up to 32 GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470
    • Video Memory: 2 GB
  • Recommended
    • Operating System: Windows 10 64 Bit (Latest Update) // Windows 11 64 Bit (Latest Update)
    • CPU: Intel Core I5-6600K / Core I7-4770 OR AMD RYZEN 5 1400
    • RAM: 6 GB
    • Storage Space: 72GB at Launch
    • Hi-Rez Assets Cache: Up to 32 GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580
    • Video Memory: 4 GB
  • Competitive
    • Operating System: Windows 10 64 Bit (Latest Update) // Windows 11 64 Bit (Latest Update)
    • CPU: Intel Core I7-8700K OR AMD RYZEN 7 1800X
    • RAM: 16 GB
    • Storage Space: 72GB at Launch
    • Hi-Rez Assets Cache: Up to 32 GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060Ti or AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
    • Video Memory: 8 GB
  • Ultra 4K:
    • Operating System: Windows 10 64 Bit (Latest Update) // Windows 11 64 Bit (Latest Update)
    • CPU:: Intel Core I9-9900K OR AMD RYZEN 9 3900X
    • RAM: 16 GB
    • Storage Space: 72GB at Launch
    • Hi-Rez Assets Cache: : Up to 64 GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
    • Video Memory: 10 GB

Hi-Rez Assets Cache is optional disk space that can be used to stream high-resolution assets. The option can be turned off in the game’s settings.

Recommended Drivers of NVIDIA/AMD

  • NVIDIA: 516.59
  • AMD: 22.9.1

Progression — The Journey at Launch, More Intel Prior to Release

At launch, there is more to Modern Warfare II than the traditional Military Ranks.

Prior to Season 01, which will feature a new Battle Pass system and Seasonal Prestige, players will have access to the following Progression systems:

  • Military Ranks: From Levels 1–55, unlock all Weapon Platforms, Multiplayer Loadout Items, and Special Ops Kits.
  • Weapon Platforms: Each Weapon Platform will feature Camo and Mastery challenges. Most will include Progression trees with the ability to unlock platform-specific and universal attachments, with some also allowing you to unlock Receivers, which serve as additional functional weapons within the platform.
  • Special Ops Kits: Each Special Ops Kit can be leveled up — to a maximum of Rank 10 — by replaying missions or completing challenges to earn Stars.
  • Base Operator Unlock Challenges: Earn 18 Operators through challenges related to Campaign, Multiplayer, and Special Ops.
  • Daily Challenges: In Multiplayer and Special Ops, complete three challenges every day for XP rewards and unlock a bonus challenge, which offers triple the XP of a regular daily challenge.
  • Additional Challenges: Career Milestone challenges, such as winning matches on specific game modes, will also be available for XP and cosmetic rewards.

Incoming Twitch Drops — Oct. 28 to Nov. 6

Earn Modern Warfare II content for free, simply by watching your favorite streamer play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Livestream on Twitch! We’ve prepared an impressive collection of Modern Warfare II special item drops that are unlocked between October 28 and November 6. Viewership rewards are shared across platform and will also be available in Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0.

Once you’ve linked your Call of Duty/Activision account to your Twitch Prime account, you can expect the following seven item unlocks as you continue to watch streamers who have these rewards activated:

  • Medallion 141 Weapon Charm: Unlocks at 15 minutes.
  • Death’s Angel Calling Card and Emblem: Unlocks at 30 minutes.
  • Something In My Teeth Weapon Sticker: Unlocks at 45 minutes.
  • Watchdog 141 Weapon Blueprint: Unlocks at 60 minutes.

Ready to earn these special drops? Then follow these three easy steps:

Twitch: Call of Duty: Next Viewership Rewards — How to Earn

  1. Sign up: Create your Call of Duty/Activision account HERE. Note that if you already have an Activision account or a Call of Duty account, you’re all set.
  2. Link: Connect your Twitch Prime account with your Call of Duty/Activision account HERE.
  3. Earn Rewards: Watch any of your favorite Call of Duty streamers playing Modern Warfare II that have Drops enabled. Be sure you’re signed in with a linked account to earn rewards.

Key Features:

  • Modern Warfare ll picks up the action as the sequel to Modern Warfare 2019, as the newly formed Task Force 141 faces a massive global threat across a campaign of missions that push the boundaries of gameplay.
  • The action takes players around the world as Task Force 141 works to neutralize a terrorist conspiracy and attack on the US, spanning locations around the globe.
  • A newly aligned menace conspires to create chaos inside the US' borders and Task Force 141 must come together against all odds.
  • Players will fight alongside the most iconic characters in Modern Warfare, including Captain Price, Ghost, Soap, Gaz and Laswell, as well as encounter a host of lethal new allies like Mexican Special Forces, Colonel Alejandro Vargas and adversaries drawn from the murkiest corners of the global war on terror.
  • Infinity Ward has continued to innovate upon the blockbuster Modern Warfare 2019, ushering in the new era of Call of Duty. In a memorable new take on classic boots-on-the-ground gameplay, players will need to strategically consider the role of night vision, stealth, amphibious assaults, vehicular warfare, and more as they fight against the odds.
  • Modern Warfare ll and a new Warzone 2.0 experience will deliver revolutionary new advancements in Al that affect each game experience, including squad mate positioning & enemy patterns to NPCs & civilian movement, & much more, all dynamically react to your choices.
  • New gunsmith that provides players with a massive amount of weapon customization.
  • Ricochet Anti-Cheat will continue its multi-faceted approach to combat cheating in Modern Warfare II and to the new Warzone 2.0 experience. Team Ricochet is bringing its consistently updated suite of server-side tools and detection systems to our title in an effort to fight unfair play.

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare II is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC on October 28, 2022.

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