WE didn’t play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer very long before someone used voice chat to tell us how bad we are.
The all-too-common sexist, racist, and homophobic slurs were absent, but this is the overall Call of Duty experience that players have come to expect.
The PS5 controller now has a built-in microphone, making it easier than ever for people to express their displeasure.
Luckily, muting them is easy enough.
Voice chat is just one reason CoD:MW2 is exactly what you’ve come to expect.
It brings the visual upgrades to the original CoD:MW reboot that you would expect when playing on the latest console.
If your monitor can handle it, you can even play at 120fps, but graphics and framerate aren’t the only things that make a good shooter.
The start is pretty barebones. While the single player campaign is one of the best in the series, multiplayer is lacking.
Again, there is no hardcore mode or time-to-kill. There is no battle record to see your post-match status and no battle pass.
All of these areas in the menus are just grayed out at the moment, and the studio promises to implement them in a future update.
The free-to-play CoD Warzone 2.0 is coming later this month, and updates to the premium version are also expected at the same time.
Still, one wonders why we had to pay to play a game that’s incomplete at launch.
Not everything is missing. There’s the usual range of weapons, skins, and accessories, as well as special challenges where you can earn them.
There’s still plenty of content to keep your eyes peeled for, including leveling to 55 to earn the explosive Juggernaut Killstreak.
Ground War can accommodate up to 64 simultaneous players on a map armed to the teeth with vehicles.
Although the maps are smaller than those in Battlefield, they are still quite large and difficult to traverse on foot.
It strays a bit too far from the traditional playstyle, and we think it might end up being a mode forgotten for more traditional ones.
Spec Ops is back, allowing you and a friend to team up in a series of co-op missions.
They are on familiar maps but have preset waves of enemies to contend with.
Many of the smaller maps are fun to spend time on. Breenbergh Hill in particular was outstanding.
For die-hard CoD fans, gun balancing feels good, but who knows how it will pan out in future updates.
Currently every weapon feels viable, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.
To bring MW2 in line with most modern shooters, there’s now a third-person mode that gives you more shooting options.
Most will probably stick with first person as most choose CoD for this standard CoD gameplay, but it’s purpose is to make it more accessible for newer players.
Crossplay helps with team building, but console players run the risk of bumping into mouse and keyboard players.
At the time of writing, you can only disable crossplay on PlayStation, which makes Xbox players the most vulnerable.
CoD:MW2 is a solid CoD game, hampered by a lack of features that players have become accustomed to.
It is in dire need of updates to bring it up to the level of quality and variety that previous entries offer.
While we can accept Hardcore mode coming at a later date, the lack of Combat Record makes it feel like a core component is missing.
It’s promising but not impressive. It’s familiar in some places, but lacking in others.
It could be a great multiplayer shooter in a few months, but you might want to wait until after Warzone 2.0 is released to make that decision.
Written by Dave Aubrey and Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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