Modern Warfare 2 DLC expansion and map packs speculation

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 DLC is a sure guarantee, so check out all the rumours and announcements of upcoming map packs and content expansions

Modern Warfare 2 DLC: Ghost, the protagonist of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, in the midst of an assault, and who is likely to feature in any campaign expansion DLC coming to Activision's FPS game.

News of upcoming Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 DLC is starting to filter in ahead of the acclaimed FPS game’s imminent launch. However, while Infinity Ward has confirmed “a massive calendar of free content post-launch featuring evolving gameplay with new maps, modes, seasonal events, community celebrations and more”, there’s been no official word of what premium DLC we can expect ahead of the Modern Warfare 2 release date.

Regardless, we can anticipate a procession of premium Modern Warfare DLC as part of the game’s post-launch roadmap, such as new Modern Ware 2 operators and content coming to Modern Warfare 2 Season 1, and there are plenty of rumours and leaks to suss out in the meantime. So without further ado, here are all the details circulating within the Call of Duty community, including rumours of classic Modern Warfare 2 maps that could potentially make their way into the multiplayer game in the future.

Modern Warfare 2 DLC: a soldier wearing a mask with a skull and sunglasses, holding a machine gun with a scope on it. He is walking on a slope with trees and mountains in the background.

Modern Warfare 2 DLC expansion

The most reliable Modern Warfare 2 DLC news comes from Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier. In February, Schreier reported that we won’t see a mainline entry of the Call of Duty series in 2023 – the first deviation from the franchise’s annual release schedule in over two decades. While it’s currently unclear whether we might see a separate spin-off title, Schreier followed up by claiming that Modern Warfare 2 is set to receive an expansion next year. Unfortunately, we don’t know the full scope of this DLC expansion, though campaign content appears to be on the cards.

Further information on a ‘premium’ Call of Duty release for 2023 was announced in Activision’s quarterly financial call. At the moment, it’s unclear whether this is a new entry in the series or a full, paid, expansion for Modern Warfare 2.

Modern Warfare 2 map packs

Credible Call of Duty leaker TheGhostofHope followed up Schreier’s reports of upcoming Modern Warfare 2 DLC with details of several map packs that Infinity Ward may release later down the line. Not only do their sources claim that we can expect Infinity Ward to release a classic Modern Warfare 2 map pack, but they also mention an upcoming ‘greatest hits’ map pack to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the franchise.

Of course, we can’t verify TheGhostofHope’s sources, so it is essential to take their claims with a pinch of salt. It’s a particularly unexpected move as it’s been several years since the release of paid downloadable content for a Call of Duty game – Black Ops 4’s Black Ops Pass is the last map pack on record.

That’s everything we know about Modern Warfare 2 DLC at the moment. However, it’s clear that Activision has big plans for Modern Warfare 2 DLC post-launch, so remember to check back here in the future for further updates and announcements. To prepare for the game’s release, why not note the best Modern Warfare 2 guns and Modern Warfare 2 perks to watch out for as you get started? If you’re a long-time fan, check out the Modern Warfare 2 gunsmith system overhaul; if you’re a newcomer to the series, it’s well worth appraising yourself of the various Modern Warfare 2 game modes, so you can hit the ground running when deployment rolls around.