Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 start date

In the Modern Warfare 2 release blog, Activision confirmed that Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 will begin on Wednesday, November 16, the same day as the first season kicks off in Warzone 2.

They also revealed that mid-season updates will be making a comeback, announcing that Season 1 Reloaded is coming on December 14.

Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 new map

Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 will bring with it a “returning fan-favorite multiplayer map,” although the devs are yet to reveal exactly which classic arena it will be. A number of well-known MW2 maps are going to make up POIs on Warzone 2’s Al Mazrah, so it’s possible it’ll be one of these.

The new battle royale map is set to feature the likes of Quarry, High Rise, and Terminal from the 2009 Modern Warfare 2, as well as Dome from Modern Warfare 3. Infinity Ward could decide to bring any of these favorites back or throw us a curveball.

Another “legendary” map will come as part of the Season 1 Reloaded update too, so there’s plenty for old-school fans to look forward to.

Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 new weapons leaked

As you’d expect, Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 will mark the arrival of the game’s first Battle Pass, which will feature “two free functional weapons” that were not available at launch.

According to leaker TheGhostofHope, Season 1 will bring the Chimera, M13B, and BAS-P in their own weapon Platform. These weapons, along with the Victus XMR were discovered when players could access the Gunsmith during the campaign early access but never arrived with the full launch.

Hardcore mode arrives with Modern Warfare 2 Season 1

Although announced as a launch feature, Hardcore (now called Tier 1), never arrived with Modern Warfare 2 but the devs have confirmed it’s coming with the Season 1 update.

Tier 1 Playlists are almost identical to Hardcore, featuring a limited HUD, lower player health, and enabling friendly fire. Once it arrives, it should be the perfect place to acquire the Mastery Camos.

Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 CDL Moshpit playlist

The Call of Duty League kicks off in December, and to tide players over until Treyarch’s Ranked Play arrives in 2023, Season 1 brings a new CDL Moshpit playlist that allows players to play like the pros — just without a rank to grind.

Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 new Spec Ops missions

modern warfare 2 operators in spec ops mode

The returning Spec Ops mode arrived in Modern Warfare 2 on day one, but the devs are committed to supporting the feature long-term. Season 1 will add a number of new co-op missions to work through in pursuit of a perfect run.

There has also been plenty of speculation surrounding the new Raids coming to Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2. While these ‘direct continuations of the Campaign’ won’t be in the Season 1 update, they are due to come to the game in Season 1 Reloaded.

Warzone 2 & DMZ

If all of this wasn’t enough, Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 will also coincide with the release of Warzone 2 and the new DMZ mode. However, these will come as a separate application that will be downloaded separately from Modern Warfare 2.