Intervention sniper rifle may make long-awaited comeback in MW2 & Warzone 2.0

Intervention Sniper Rifle MW2 and Warzone 2.0

One of the best sniper rifles of all time potentially returns

As Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0 continue the trend of adding new weapons, it seems that a new challenger could be on the way. The famous Intervention sniper rifle from past Infinity Ward-developed titles could be coming to these games soon.

MW2 and Warzone 2.0 Intervention sniper rifle could debut soon

Word of the Intervention sniper rifle’s possible release in MW2 and Warzone 2.0 comes from some recent data mining of the PC version of these games. Inside the files for the CoD titles, there are references to various weapons.

One such weapon is believed by reputable leakers like Task Force Leakers — who have been correct in the past — to be the Intervention. Among other weapons, it seems this one is in development for both Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0.

As for when players might have the chance to check out this sniper rifle in action, it’s currently unknown. All of the possibly leaked weapons are reportedly going to be released between Season 3 and the end of MW2’s life cycle.

Intervention sniper rifle, explained

The Intervention’s possible debut in MW2 and Warzone 2.0 is notable for a few reasons, including its utility and power. For some players, it is the most iconic and strongest sniper rifle released in the series. There are some veteran players who regard the Intervention as the best sniper rifle in the long-running franchise.

It initially debuted in the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 back in 2009. Given that this latest mainline game is a remake of that title, it seems plausible that this fabled sniper rifle from that entry could return in the near future.

In its original incarnation, the Intervention was the best sniper for that game bar none. It is a hefty bolt-action sniper rifle that is slow to fire but unbelievably powerful with each bullet.

The Intervention is an anti-material rifle that is capable of blasting not just human opponents but vehicles, too. It was featured during a key moments during the original MW2 campaign, and its remastered version. In fact, the gun was so beloved that it returned in two other titles in the series.

Infinity Ward brought the rifle back with its futuristic form in Infinite Warfare, followed by its release in Modern Warfare Remastered, a game it wasn’t even originally in.

If it comes back in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0, there are some changes that should happen to make it slightly better. The powerful nature of the weapon should remain, along with its uncanny ability to one-shot opponents through walls.

But it needs to have the ability to either speed up its low rate of fire or have better handling. Either way, stay tuned for a possible announcement of the Intervention gun in the future.

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