Modern Warfare 2 Leak Points To Campaign DLC In 2023

What will easily be the busiest period of the year for video game launches is almost upon us. In the mix will be Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, a title that will inevitably sell well and may also mark a few firsts for the series. One of those firsts could well be campaign DLC coming in 2023.

The leak claiming Modern Warfare 2 will be the first Call of Duty game to get campaign DLC comes via TheGhostOfHope (thanks, Charlie Intel). The Twitter account previously leaked the next CoD game will be getting a “greatest hits map pack” next year to celebrate the series turning 20. On top of that, its campaign will reportedly get extended too, leaning into the belief there won't be a new Call of Duty game in 2023.

Activision and Infinity Ward are believed to be skipping 2023 when it comes to Call of Duty, meaning Modern Warfare 2 will have a two-year life cycle. If that does happen, it will be the first time the series has skipped a year since 2004. Activision Blizzard's Q2 2022 earnings report appeared to hint there might be a new CoD game next year, but this latest leak further cements the belief the “new premium content” is actually referencing paid DLC.

While Call of Duty has included DLC and add-ons in the past in the form of weapons and maps, additional missions and story for its campaign will be a series first. Elements of Modern Warfare's campaign spilled over into Warzone when it launched in 2020, but nothing that would qualify as DLC. If successful, it might mean Call of Duty games launch every other year as opposed to annually moving forward.

PlayStation continues to worry about the future of Call of Duty. Not its launch schedule, but the fear that Xbox will make the series an exclusive should its Activision Blizzard acquisition go ahead. Investigations into Activision Blizzard's work culture also continue after the studio was accused of harboring a toxic work environment and encouraging a frat boy culture.

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