An inside source who is aware of Activision’s plans has allegedly revealed that Modern Warfare 2 is going to launch a weekend free-to-play event on Dec. 15 through Dec. 19. According to an industry insider, Modern Warfare 2 may be getting its first-ever free-to-play weekend along with a mid-season patch sometime next month. Tom Henderson from Insider Gaming believes that Modern Warfare 2s first multiplayer-free weekend is Dec. 15-19.
The weekend will provide all players with free-to-play access to selected multiplayer modes and maps in Modern Warfare 2, providing a great opportunity for players to give it a go before buying. From that, one could assume the players would get free access to all the multiplayer modes not the campaign of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, but to state, something substantive would be a shot in the dark. Even after hearing of a weekend of free access, some Call of Duty fans is still steadfast that it is highly unlikely that they will ultimately purchase Modern Warfare 2.
A new leak claims the free-access weekend is the first of many upcoming free weekends, starting with a midseason game update. Covering the leak for Insider Gaming, prominent leaker Tom Henderson has heard the weekend will begin December 15, coinciding with the Mid-Season Update of Modern Warfare II.
A day before the Mid-Season Patch, a Mid-Season Update to Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0 called Season 1 Reloaded is scheduled to arrive on Modern Warfare 2s latest day, December 14, according to confirmation from Infinity Ward. Modern Warfare 2s Season 1 Mid-Season Update is said to begin on December 14, and the game’s first Free Multiplayer Weekend is scheduled from December 15 through the earliest hours of the morning[GMT Time Zone] of December 19. According to industry insider Tom Henderson, Activision may look to launch their first free-to-play weekend starting December 15 on every platform Modern Warfare 2s latest is available on.
While a free-to-play weekend has not been officially confirmed by Activision or Infinity Ward, another rumor suggests the game’s mid-season update is set to roll out on December 14. No details are available on the mid-season update just yet, though the multiplayer Map of Shipment is believed to return. Tom Henderson over at Insider Gaming has also mentioned two exciting facts: First, that Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Update is set to make its debut on the 6th of December, and soon, Modern Warfare 2 servers are set to host a new mode called COD Ball, which in terms of gameplay would be similar to Rocket Leagues Struggle.