New Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Proves It’s Getting Confusing

A collage of all the different Modern Warfare video game covers in a big pile.

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I don’t have to tell you that the Duty franchise is hugely popular. You also know very well that the Modern Warfare sub-franchise in Duty is also quite successful. So it’s no surprise we’re getting another one Call of Duty Modern Warfare, this a sequel to the 2019 MW Restart. However, did you know that this is actually the 10th? Modern Warfare game and fourth to finish in a 2? What kind of world do we live in…

Yesterday, after much speculation and a lot of rumorsInfinity Ward and Activision have formally announced that the next entry in the long-running Duty franchise would be titled Modern Warfare II We even got a new logo for the upcoming shooter. It is well. It’s a nice logo. Continue.

Now we don’t know much about this game other than it’s a sequel to the 2019 Modern Warfare Restart. I assume there will be weapons. Some multiplayer modes. Probably a cool mission with night vision goggles or tanks. Do you know, Duty shit. But while I can’t predict the future, at least not yet, I can look to the past and the crazy web of a franchise Activision created with the Modern Warfare series.

Here is the full list of Duty spell who use the Modern Warfare name. Some of these are mobile ports or handheld spin-offsbut they are all officially shipped with “Modern Warfare” stamped on the front of the box, so in my book they count:

  1. Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare
  2. Modern Warfare 2
  3. Modern Warfare 3
  4. Modern Warfare Reflex Edition
  5. Modern warfare mobilized
  6. Modern Warfare Remastered
  7. Modern Warfare 2 Remastered
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: Force Recon
  9. Modern Warfare (Reboot 2019)
  10. Modern Warfare II (reboot sequel)

Let’s try to clear this up. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is the sequel to Modern Warfare (2019)which was a reboot of modern warfare, and is not related to Modern Warfare Remastered or Modern Warfare 2 Remasteredwhich are both part of the same subset within Call of Duty that includes Modern Warfare 2: Force Recon and Modern warfare mobilizedwhat is a DS port of Modern Warfare 2but not the remastered edition, but the original, which is not the new game just announced, which is a sequel to the rebooted game Modern warfare.

Wait, I’m more confused. regardless, Modern Warfare II (Not Modern Warfare 2) will be out on the usual platforms later this year, I presume. It is technically, by my count, the 47th Duty game ever made† We all live in hell.

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