Activision announced the release date for this year’s Call Of Duty today and revealed the game’s key art via an elaborate stunt.
A massive cargo ship draped with the cover art image docked in the port of Long Beach, revealing the iconic skull-face of Simon ‘Ghost’ Riley along with the game’s title.
Modern Warfare 2
That’s quite the expensive, time-consuming reveal. The entire maneuver took 24 hours. I suppose it ties into the game’s campaign and mutliplayer maps in some way, but given how crowded and backed up the ports are these days it must have been a hellish thing to pull off.
The image minus all the shipping containers looks like this:
You can watch the stunt in action in the video below:
Activision also revealed Modern Warfare 2’s release date, which is a bit earlier than usual this year: October 28th, 2022.
It’s not clear whether Warzone 2 will launch at the same time but it seems unlikely, with a release of the free-to-play battle royale further down the road.
Modern Warfare 2 is shaping up to be a pretty big deal, with a completely new co-op mode similar to Escape From Tarkov. The campaign is a direct sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare.