At least four new or modified weapons have been confirmed that will appear in Modern Warfare 2. Screenshots on the forum of Infinity Ward confirms this. It has been also reported through ComputerAndVideogames about the multiplayer mode’s custom killstreak.
The details as of now are 2 submachine guns and 2 assault rifles. Three of these four seems to be brand new, which are similar to Call of Duty 4 guns, and one is supposed to be a modified version of a gun from COD4.
Tavor TAR-21 seems to the newest and most unusual-looking gun. Tavor TAR-21 is the latest Israeli-made assault rifle. Confirmation of the gun comes from a single shot of the multiplayer footage, but it there is no confirmation for the campaign or the co-op modes.
FN SCAR-H is the other new assault rifle. Till date it has been confirmed to be in multiplayer.
H&K UMP .45 is the new sub machine gun and it has been confirmed through the screenshots of the multiplayer footage and few campaign cut scenes.
In the game the players will be able to choose rewards from different lengths of killstreaks. Players who can save a 15-kill streak may be able to use the AC-130 gunship from COD4 where as a less experienced gamer might be able to use something smaller, but of course more often.
As a thank you to all the gamers who purchased the ‘CoD: World at War’ game, the following statement was issued:
These outstanding feats would have never been possible without the continued dedication and support from all of the loyal Call of Duty fans. For that, we at Treyarch and Activision would like to extend our sincerest Thank You. We’re honored and humbled to have one of the greatest online communities in video game history behind our products!
For Treyarch, those sales figures are an achievement in itself and for Activision it confirms that the Call of Duty Franchise is one of their biggest ever. Activision Publishing CEO Mike Griffith, has stated recently that total sales of the Call of Duty titles have now hit an impressive 35 million units worldwide with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare reaching just over 13 Million of those sales alone.
If that wasn’t enough, Janco Partners (Analyst Firm) Mike Hickey is predicting that the upcoming ‘Modern Warfare2′ will be the biggest selling game of 2009.
“We believe Modern Warfare 2 will likely be the largest video game release for [calendar year] 2009. For the Company’s fiscal Q409 period (Dec. ending), we anticipate the sell through to consumers of 11.1 million units for an estimated retail value of $803 million and sell-in approximating 12.4 million units, for an approximated sales value of $666 million (we assume demand is 90% of supply).”
“In addition to the success of Modern Warfare, we believe the potential Modern Warfare 2 fan base grew with the holiday ’08 release of Call of Duty: World at War, which management suggested 1/5 of buyers were new franchise gamers. The game has sold an estimated 11 million units in 6 months, suggesting an additional 2 million potential Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 consumers this holiday.”
For anyone who could possibly not know, ‘Modern Warfare 2′ is set for release on November 10th 2009.
Will it be the biggest selling game of the year, what are your thoughts?
After the 10 seconds gameplay footage of Modern Warfare 2, the first hard details about it have emerged. The information of this sequel to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare has been leaked in one of the leading gaming magazine.
According to it, Modern Warfare 2 will be set several years after its predecessor. In the game, again the political instability inside a fictional near-future Russia threatens the world. The thread now will be in the form of a terrorist organization. One of the two heroes of the game, Sergeant “Soap” MacTavish, has been promoted to captain in the Special Air Services (SAS), Britain’s equivalent of the US Navy SEALs. This MacTavis, being part of a new commando unit, will be guiding the players through a series of grueling missions that also includes an ice-climbing infiltration of a frozen Russian army base.
Modern Warfare 2 will also address the issue of infinitely spawning enemies. It also boasts new “Special Forces” mode, which is very similar to the Mile High Club and the airplane-hijack level. Moreover, the hope of many, the cooperative campaign is MIA in Modern Warfare 2.
How many of you enjoy using the sniper rifle? I was never much of a fan, not because I don’t enjoy using the sniper rifle but because unless you actually spend some time practicing with it then the only way you can get any kills is by camping. If there is one thing I hate in COD, it’s camping. So that’s basically the reason I never snipe. For whatever reason I have decided it’s time to start sniping and practicing.
I made a video of my “training”. I went into Killhouse that had less than 7 people. Figure if you’re in a smaller map it forces you to act faster when sniping which is pretty much the hard part of sniping. Anyone can go camp someplace and pick people off, good snipers can let themselves be fairly out in the open and get some kills. For my training game I usually sat atop one of the little huts in Killhouse so that people could see me but I could also duck behind that little wall if I needed to.
There was a guy in there named |E2|Zero and we were sniping back and fourth for most of the time which was pretty fun.
So what is your favorite sniper rifle to use? Mine favorite gun is the M40A. You really can’t beat the power and accuracy of the M40 in my opinion. However, I will say I love using the 50cal when in tighter areas where enemies can run up on you because it has awesome semi-auto noscoping ability.
The R700 seems to take a long time to reset after taking a shot, dunno if it’s my imagination or reality. It does have tons of power but that reset time kills it for me.
When I first started playing Call of Duty I loved the Dragunov and the M21 because of their quick fire ability, now days I don’t care for them because they lack power and accuracy.
How about the ACOG? Anyone like the ACOG? I never really learned to like or use that scope but I have seen some good sniping with it. There is a guy I play with in S&D servers by the name of “Mb@pewp” or something, who seems to do very well with the M40A/ACOG.
Here is the training video I made last night, not bad considering I don’t hardly ever use a sniper rifle. I’m going to upload another one after I practice sniping for couple months and I’ll be able to compare the two and see if I got any better.
I’m trying to figure out the little jerk/twitch thing for increasing accuracy. I don’t know how consoles work but on the PC if you make a slight jerk or twitch to one side before or after your shot, it will dramatically increase your accuracy. Go check out a promod server and spec some of those players when they snipe, it can be a beautiful thing to watch when done correctly.
It is always a high aim for Activision. Now it is with the new sequel of Infinity Ward’s. Activision is aiming to make Call Of Duty 4 sequel Modern Warfare 2, in the history of gaming industry world over, as the biggest-selling game.
This first-person shooter Modern Warfare 2 is going to be launched in the month of November this year and the publisher is expecting it to even compete with television, music and DVD sales on the global platform.
The brand manager of Activision, Simon Wells, in one of the press conference recently said gesturing Modern Warfare 2 that each year the Call Of Duty franchise goes from strength to strength.
Simon also said to the media, “We want to propel this year’s title to be the biggest-selling video game of all time. That may raise some eyebrows, but step back and look at the franchise’s trajectory through preceding launches, and this objective starts to look viable.
The fact between all the statements from the developers end is that Activision is feeling rather cocky about a game that isn’t even released yet.
But, there is a reason behind this believe i.e. Call of Duty 4 has sold more than 10 million copies till date.
A monumental marketing support is being prepared for Infinity Ward’s upcoming shooter Modern Warfare 2. Activision recently disclosed to the media that the team has a firm believe that the Infinity Ward’s upcoming shooter Modern Warfare 2 will be the best-selling videogame in the history of gaming industry.
Simon Wells, brand manager of Activision in a piece over at MCV said that the company wants to “propel this year’s title to be the biggest selling video game of all time.”
Modern Warfare 2 is due for release in November this year, and it is learned that it will be backed by intense marketing support. Simon Wells also added, “We firmly believe we have the potential to be the No.1 entertainment property of the year.”
He also said that the truth for a franchise as large as Call of Duty is that Activision is competing directly with entertainment propositions outside of the video game space and Activision is confident that this title will outsell Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and also Call of Duty: World at War. Them’s bold words indeed. Meanwhile it is also said that Modern Warfare 2 can compete with popular TV, DVD and music brands of the world.