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Infinity Ward Reveals the Changes Made to Modern Warfare 2 Before its Launch After the Beta

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COD: Modern Warfare 2

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 developer, Infinity Ward, has released all of the updates and tweaks that will be made to the game before launch. The developer is making the changes in response to the feedback from the beta phase of the game. In a post on the official website, infinity ward listed a number of significant changes it is making to the audio, enemy visibility, UI, and movement. 

First, infinity ward disclosed that the developers have improved enemy visibility. The developers removed nameplates making it difficult to differentiate a friend from an enemy. According to the developer, the visibility has now improved as enemies will have diamond-shaped indicators over their heads to make it easy to spot them in the game. Additionally, the developers have made adjustments to the contrast and illumination for better enemy visibility.

Additionally, Infinity Ward has fine-tuned the audio in Modern Warfare 2 before release. The developers have increased the volume of footsteps. Therefore, enemy players can now get closer to their targets before they can hear footsteps. The sound of teammates' footsteps should also be lower for players. Infinity Ward has also addressed one significant drawback of using the Dead Silence field upgrade. Previously, it was loud enough for players to hear when opponents used the stealth ability.  The field upgrade's activation sound effect has now been toned down. 

While the menus in Modern Warfare 2‘s beta were a bit cumbersome, they should be more streamlined for the full release. The developer revealed that they have upgraded Modern Warfare 2's UI making it easier to navigate menus and change loadouts. 

The developers have also implemented updates to the third-person playlist in Modern Warfare 2. Players will now remain in the third-person view unless they use a scope with a magnification factor of 4x. Previously, whenever a player aimed down sights with any weapon, it would trigger a switch to first-person perspective. The developers have also implemented changes to weapon tuning, player movements, and matchmaking.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Release Date

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will release on Friday, October 28, for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

What is your take? What do you think about the changes that Infinity Ward has made in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2? Are you looking forward to the game's full release? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below. 


Evans I. Karanja is a freelance writer who loves to write about anything technology. He is always on the lookout for interesting topics, and enjoys writing about video games, cryptocurrency and blockchain and more. When not writing, he can be found playing video games or watching F1.