Modern Warfare 2’s first season has only recently began, but it appears the first information on season two—which won’t be released until February—has already started to leak. Key art suggests a Japanese theme for the game and its BR spinoff Warzone 2 in season two through the return of a certain map and also a previous operator, and it appears to be official given how swiftly it was pulled down.
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WhatIfGaming shared the Modern Warfare 2’s artwork, which has a Japanese vibe (thanks, Eurogamer). If the rumours are true, season two will feature the return of the Castle map from Call of Duty. If Castle is included in Modern Warfare 2, it will be the first time the World War II-era Japanese fortress map has appeared in a Call of Duty game that isn’t set in the past. Castle was previously featured in World at War.
One of the stolen pictures also appears to reveal Ronin along with Castle’s impending comeback. The operator originally appeared in Modern Warfare 2019 and is depicted in the leaked artwork brandishing a sword. Naturally, until it is officially confirmed, all of the aforementioned information should be treated with a grain of salt, but Activision removing the photographs is a strong indication the leaks may be true.
Modern Warfare 2 leaks coincide with the same week when a possible screenshot of Rebirth Island from Warzone 2 made its way online. The leaked map, called Return, is comparable in size to Rebirth and smaller than Al Mazrah. If it is included in Warzone in the upcoming weeks or months, it will probably serve as the setting for smaller game modes, such as the new DMZ. Since the BR game will release concurrently with Modern Warfare 2, its second season is likely to have a Japanese flavour as well.
If you don’t like the new Warzone, Activision revived the original one last week as promised. a simplified version without an in-game store that only contains the Caldera map. Activision is still dealing with the fallout from a 2021 probe that alleged a poisonous workplace and even accused certain employees of sexual harassment.