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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II gameplay trailer features callbacks to COD 4

Activision has shown off the gameplay reveal trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II as part of Summer Game Fest. The trailer features a first look at the game in action and follows a group of operatives infiltrating a ship in the middle of the ocean.

You can watch the full gameplay trailer below.

Official Dark Water Level Gameplay - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

There’s still a lot left to show, but based on the trailer above, it’s clear that developer Infinity Ward is leaning into nostalgia. The ship itself is reminiscent of the Wetwork map from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. The opening level of that game also features a similar ship infiltration.

Modern Warfare II serves as a follow-up to 2019’s Modern Warfare, and according to Infinity Ward Studio Aart director Joel Emslie,  is the most “ambitious, beautiful, bombastic, melt-your-face-off game” the studio has ever created.

Infinity Ward, which has worked on Call of Duty games since 2003, is best known for its work on the Modern Warfare subseries. Modern Warfare is arguably the most popular Call of Duty series, and kicked off with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare in 2007. The series continued its success through the years, leading to Modern Warfare (2019), which had a massive audience, bringing back longtime fans while attracting a new audience.

But that isn’t the only thing Infinity Ward has up its sleeve. The company will also develop the next iteration of Warzone alongside Modern Warfare II, which is gearing up to launch sometime in 2022.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will launch for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on October 28, 2022.

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