Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II takes to the sea in new campaign footage

Modern Warfare II campaign footage

Doors and corners

After the big reveal earlier this week, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II popped up again to show off some campaign footage. Today’s Summer Game Fest trailer showed the spec ops team storming and clearing an oil rig, hunting for info along the way.

The mission, called Dark Water, starts with the team hooking up and zipping up top, before gradually breaching and clearing their way through. It’s all fairly reminiscent of the oil rig mission in the previous Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. That is, until they exfiltrate and head to a ship.

The crew takes a speedboat over and storms a ship. It feels like another Modern Warfare throwback, with cover and the level itself tilting and waning with the waves.

Otherwise, it seemed like fairly standard Call of Duty campaign footage. There’s plenty of moving and shooting, gadgets, and more. Familiar faces return from Task Force 141, as well as reimagined versions of older Modern Warfare characters like “Soap” MacTavish. There are some new operators in the mix, too.

Modern Warfare changes, occassionally

Activision revealed more about its plans for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II earlier this week, including a confirmation that it’s moving to a new engine. Both Modern Warfare II and the new Warzone experience, dubbed Warzone 2.0, will be on the same engine. Sadly, this also means that current inventory for players won’t jump over to the new Warzone.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II arrives Oct. 28, 2022 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.

Eric Van Allen