Modern Warfare 2 Season 4 early patch notes: New maps, weapons, expanded game modes, and more
The Season 4 of Modern Warfare 2 is just on the horizon, and the developers have finally offered a glimpse of the content coming with the upcoming patch. A new announcement on the official Call of Duty blog has revealed seven new maps for the multiplayer playlist, three new weapons in the armory, and more. Needless to say, it seems like Season 4 has a lot to offer to the playerbase.
As such, let's take a look into what gamers can expect from the next seasonal patch of Modern Warfare 2.
What are the new multiplayer maps of Modern Warfare 2 Season 4?
In Season 4, developers are introducing seven new maps to the multiplayer playlist of Modern Warfare 2. Four of these will be immediately added to the core playlist at the upcoming patch's launch. Two more will be included as new battle maps. The last one, a POI of the new Vondel Map of Warzone, will be made available after the mid-season patch.
A classic multiplayer map from the original Modern Warfare, Showdown is also a POI currently present in the Ahkdar Village area of Al Mazrah. In Season 4, it will get added to the game as a core map of the multiplayer playlist.
Kunstenaar District (Launch)
According to lore, the Kunstenaar District (Art District) is located on the west side of the Museum of Vondel and contains a row of townhouses, boutique shops, one central plaza, and a swimmable canal along its west flank.
It has been designed as a classic three-lane map with trucks and other vehicles for Operators to use as cover on the main road.
This map is a POI from Las Alamas and will be added as a map for Gunfight and Face-off matches. This covered structure is bound to provide frenetic gunfights across its multiple levels.
Located in the heart of Chicago city, the Penthouse map features a lap pool, an outdoor fire pit, and a tight-angled modern interior. It will also be added as a map for Gunfight.
Mawizeh Marshlands (Launch)
Located on Al Mazrah, the Mawizeh Marshlands is the dilapidated River Diamond Luxury Resort's home. In Season 4, this area is being added as a battle map in Modern Warfare 2, and players can expect both surface and aquatic combat from this marshland.
Ahkdar Village (Launch)
Just as its name suggests, this Modern Warfare 2 battle map will be based on the fortified Akhadar Village of Al Mazrah. Filled with rows of multi-floored buildings, it will be heaven for those who like to parkour around the map. Alongside that, players can also expect the streets to be occupied by various combat vehicles in Ground Wars.
Vondel Waterfront (Mid-season)
Not many details have been revealed for this map. It is situated on the waterfront of Vondel and is based on the floating water houses. It will get added to Modern Warfare 2 in the Season 4 Reloaded patch.
What are the new weapons in Modern Warfare 2 Season 4?
Modern Warfare 2 players will be able to get their hands on three new weapons in Season 4: an assault rifle, one SMG, and something to use in melee combat.
Tempus Razorback (AR)
Described as a masterclass in exceptional engineering, this assault rifle from Tempus Armament boasts a bullpup design and has very smooth recoil feedback in full-auto firing mode.
The Razorback is a jack-of-all-trades with a high rate of fire and an impressive damage profile. Players will be able to unlock it by completing the D13 sector of the Season 4 battle pass.
ISO 45 (SMG)
Comparable to the ISO in Modern Warfare 2019, Modern Warfare 2's ISO 45 will also boast a lightweight frame with a decent rate of fire for close-to-mid-range engagements. The higher caliber .45 pistol bullets will ensure that the damage output of this SMG is up to the mark in this title's current meta.
It can be unlocked by completing the sector D19 on Season 4's battle pass.
It is an edgeless melee weapon made from hard polymer, which will inflict blunt force trauma on its opponent. Players will be able to get their hands on this powerful item by unlocking it as the final reward of the Assault on Vondel event in Warzone Season 4.
Alongside these three inclusions, the developers have also hinted at a new shotgun's arrival in the mid-season patch.
What are the new multiplayer game modes in Modern Warfare 2 Season 4?
After analyzing players' response on the 10v10 moshpit, the developers have decided to expand the playercount for Search and Destroy and Prison Rescue to 12v12.
Although the usual 6v6 version of these two types of matches will remain available in Season 4, players will also be able to find their more populated variants in featured playlists.
Final episode of RAID in Modern Warfare 2 Season 4
Players will also be able to conclude the storyline of Atomgrad Raid in the final episode, which will get launched with Season 4's mid-season patch. Completing it will net gamers a new skin for Farah.
Modern Warfare 2 Season 4 Ranked Play rewards
Season 4 of Modern Warfare 2 will also bring a new season of Ranked Play. As such, a new set of rewards will be up for grabs for Operators to collect.
In Season 4, players can unlock the following items from Ranked Play in addition to Skill Division rewards:
- 5 Wins: ‘Season 04 Competitor’ Weapon Sticker
- 10 Wins: Pro Re-Issue Vaznev-9k Weapon Blueprint
- 25 Wins: ‘Please Rotate’ Weapon Charm
- 50 Wins: ‘Lock it Down’ Large Weapon Decal
- 75 Wins: ‘MWII Ranked Play Season 04’ Loading Screen
- 100 Wins: ‘MWII Season 04 Ranked Veteran’ Weapon Camo
These are some of the new content of the Season 4 patch of Modern Warfare 2. More details will get revealed when the developers finally release the complete patch notes of the upcoming seasonal update.