Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 just wrapped up its official launch weekend after a week of early engagement, and the word seems to be… well? Warzone 2.0 is still set to release on November 16th, but the basic CoD multiplayer is an institution, and despite some reports of a crash, the Fall Boys seem to be having fun and be content quickly.
The biggest problem right now is these crashes – they top the MW2 subreddit Bugs and Problems Hyperthreading, and players share horror stories in the comments of this post from Redditor DemonOfLight. Almost all negative Steam reviews of MW2 cite the crash as the reason for their dissatisfaction (MW2 is currently in a mixed state). I have to give it to Steam user Neek. A summary of Call of Duty: Modern Errors 2
In addition to general stability issues, MW2 has some minor technical issues that need to be addressed. I’m a fan of graphical bugs where a psychedelic void blob expands to fill your field of vision. I saw it in a Reddit thread by user Cannabisaurus and in this sawed-off sniper quick aim video by FaZe Bams. Polygon also reports that attachment tweaking and ping have been disabled, as the former causes crashes, while the latter effectively allows for constant tracking of your enemies.
There have been rumors of hackers and powerful weapons, but these discussions seem to be coming like a CoD wave, and there hasn’t been time for the metadata to settle down. Early favorite weapons include iterations of MW2’s M4, AK, MP5, and, oddly enough, a very easy-to-unlock sniper rifle (level 7) called SPR 208 here (in a new tab)… Super Smash Brothers Melee Melee? who can tell?
Having said that, CoD is an institution for a reason, and people seem to love it. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise : Santa Seña Exploding Cars Map is absolutely definitive. It showcases the kind of playfulness and experimentation I associate with legendary old CoD maps like Nuketown or Rust.
I love watching people run and shoot and just go crazy in CoD, and Modern Warfare 2 really seems to prioritize this kind of aggressive gameplay.
So after the weekend release of Modern Warfare 2, the outlook looks bright. Its classic multiplayer is as strong as ever, and we’ll find out how much Warzone 2 fares when it releases on November 16.