Activision and Infinity Ward have announced the Season 2 Battle Pass for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which will introduce an abundance of new content for the blockbuster shooter.
The new season launches today across PS4, Xbox One and PC and will provide players with a free and premium version of the battle pass, the latter of which can be purchased and includes significantly more spoils to gain over the coming months.
All additions that impact gameplay are available in the free tier which includes two new weapons in the form of the Grau 5.56 assault rifle and Striker 45 SMG, unlocked at tiers 15 and 31 respectively. So you don’t have to worry about players with additional cash gaining an unfair advantage.
The paid version of this season’s battle pass will immediately grant you access to an iconic character from Modern Warfare 2. Simon “Ghost” Riley will be playable with a handful of unlockable skins once purchased, providing players a well-worn face to show off across multiplayer.
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Rust, a map which has become an iconic battleground for epic 1v1 showdowns, will also be making a remastered comeback with this new season, following in the footsteps of Crash and Shipment from previous updates. Beyond this, players can expect a bunch of cosmetics, attachments and other goodies from this season’s battle pass.
Activision previously announced that Modern Warfare has already outperformed Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and with good reason. Earning 4/5 in our review, we praised the shooter’s reworked engine, engrossing campaign and huge selection of multiplayer options. Although it’s a shame that Special Ops fell short.
“Infinity Ward’s reboot of the iconic classic doesn’t surpass the original, but does a fantastic job of translating its formula into the modern era,” reads our verdict. It’s only improved further with recent updates, but here’s hoping Activision doesn’t double-down on invasive microtransactions.