I know I know. The purpose of a beta is to test the game’s connections, in addition to giving players a chance to get to know the be-á-bá of what awaits them in the final version of the title. However, after putting about 10 hours into this version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2I can say that I had fun, but I was not convinced.
The same arsenal as always
During early access to the open beta, I was able to enjoy the different game modes. 6×6 matches offer five gameplay options, which are distinct enough to force the player to try different strategies.
For example, when participating in the unprecedented “prisoner rescue”, my focus was on protecting the allies and not just shooting around. In “deathmatch”, I could direct my efforts to just knocking down as many opponents as possible on the map.
There is only one option for disputes with 32 players on each side, the “invasion”. In short, it offers the same characteristics as the deathmatch, but with vehicles and AI in play.
Even with some new elements, the entire gameplay felt extremely familiar to me. And look, I haven’t played a franchise title since Black Ops 3 2015. Therefore, the feeling of playing a work that I had already played before was constant in this test version.
Lots of satisfaction in every shot
Based on my initial review, it might appear that the open beta of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 did not amuse me. On the contrary. Each match guaranteed me some good moments of tension and entertainment. It is extremely satisfying to shoot in the game, the feedback on the control is of great competence, bringing exciting moments.
Also, the character abilities and the variety of weapons is impressive for a beta. Normally, we expect very limited options, but here there are many, making it difficult for us to choose our favorites.
Server and console performance (I played the PlayStation 4 version) also exceeded my expectations. Finding matches is painless, with users always interested in any of the released modes. No noticeable frame drops occurred in the disputes, showing that Sony’s system still takes the brunt.
too early to decide
At the end of the day, even having fun in the disputes, I ended up not being convinced to pre-purchase the Activision game.
Something else is still missing, a “tcham” that would make this undertaking stand apart from the previous titles. I understand that finding this differential is complicated in a franchise as established as CODas their players like that style.
In any case, it’s worth experiencing the game’s insane disputes in this open beta. Maybe you totally disagree with me and end up guaranteeing your copy as soon as possible.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be released on October 28, 2022 for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.