The internet was running hot yesterday after the early access of the single-player campaign of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 went live on Steam for pre-orderers. Almost 100.000 players tested the game at the same time. However, this also led to problems.
The successor to the popular FPS game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is about to be released. Since yesterday, all pre-orderers of CoD: Modern Warfare 2 will have the opportunity to try out the single-player campaign one week before the game’s release. The fact that the game is hotly anticipated became apparent at the latest in the overload of the servers on Steam: Many users reported download difficulties. The MW2 campaign was played by almost 100.000 players at the same time right at the beginning. Peak was at aroung 95.000.
Update, October 22nd
The launch of the FPS game Call of Duty: MWII proved to be a huge success. The game sold so well that it even broke a record.
MW2 breaks record
Console manufacturer Sony announced on Twitter that the game had the best of the series yet. This concerns both pre-orders and sales on the first day. However, Sony did not reveal any concrete figures and also not whether most of the sales were for the PS4 or PS5. There are also no numbers for the Xbox so far, but Twitter user CharlieIntel went public with some more information on this: According to him, CoD broke the previous record and surpassed $800 million in sales just on the opening weekend.
Breaking news: #ModernWarfare2 is the fastest selling Call of Duty ever and surpassed $800 million in its opening weekend, beating out the previous record holder of MW3 in 2011.
More players online in opening weekend than ever before in franchise history. pic.twitter.com/NOosklM8TZ
— CharlieIntel (@charlieINTEL) November 1, 2022
Couch Co-Op / Split Screen for Modern Warfare 2
A lot of gamers wonder if this title offers a split-screen model. And the happy news: Yes, Modern Warfare 2 offers some local competitive features. However, this multiplayer mode is limited to private matches, and online multiplayer is unfortunately not possible with friends on a shared screen. There is also no split-screen co-op mode yet, which allows you to play the campaign together with friends.
For many fans, this may be a bitter pill to swallow. However, it’s entirely possible that new modes will be added later that include couch co-op. Let’s hope we just have to remain a little bit more patient.
How to play MWII in Split Screen
Ingame, select the “Private Game” option in the mode selection menu. Plug in your controllers and press X/A on Xbox or square/X on PS4 or PS5. Create a second Activision account and log in with it. That’s it, have fun playing the game!
Original Article September 16
CoD: Modern Warfare 2 in 2022: Early Access start caused problems
The Early Access to the single-player campaign of Call of Duty MW2 was a bit bumpy for the numerous fans. Many users complained on Steam in the discussion thread about connection problems or even crashes when trying to download the game.
One player reported being kicked out of the running game with the error message “app not yet released”. However, these error messages are very early comments and it can be assumed by now that the connection to the server is stabilizing and Activision has already found a solution for it.
The game, which was released in 2019, is a remake of the popular Call of Duty with the same title released in 2009. In CoD: MW2, the objective is to solve a conflict that has erupted around the world. The game looks like a globe-spanning action blockbuster, in which the locations of the action constantly change and you’ll fight your way through impressive settings – from Amsterdam to the Spanish coast. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 provides gamers with new weapon handling, modern gameplay, improved AI, a new weaponsmith, as well as many graphical improvements.
CoD: Modern Warfare 2 will be released on October 28, 2022, and is available for pre-order on Steam for $69.99. The Vault Edition will cost $99.99. If you’re looking for more FPS-games that fit your needs, feel free to check our list of the 10 Best Free FPS Games 2022.
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