MW2 Hardcore mode explained

by Ana Lopez

MW2 The Hardcore mode has finally been unveiled by Infinity Ward, meaning players won’t have long before they can take part in the brutal game mode that tests the player’s skills without HUD. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2IW’s first season is nearing its end, and with the debut of the second season, IW is trying to address some of the community’s concerns.

One of the issues players highlighted was the Tier 1 playlist, which felt like a lesser version of Hardcore, but now that the mode has finally been confirmed to be here soon, you might want an explanation of MW2 Hardcore mode.

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MW2 Hardcore mode explained

On January 22, Infinity Ward’s Twitter account confirmed that Hardcore mode is coming Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. “No HUD? No problem. Hardcore is back!” the tweet began before continuing, “Follow Season 02 multiplayer updates on our studio blog later this week.”

This confirms that game mode will likely be added as part of Modern warfare 2 Season 2, which debuts February 15. We also expect to learn more about the mode, and Season 2 in general, in the week we write this. A COD blog post is confirmed to be coming soon.

For those who don’t know, Hardcore Mode is a multiplayer mode that has been appearing in the series ever since COD 4 Modern Warfare in 2007. It makes for a slightly more realistic experience by removing many of the HUD elements, lowering total HP, and increasing time to kill (TTK).

Currently, the stand-in for this mode is the Tier 1 Playlist, and while it has many of the traditional Hardcore Mode features, it hasn’t caught on. It’s likely that Hardcore Mode will replace this playlist outright once it launches, so if you want a sneak peek for Season 2, why not give it a try?

That’s all for our explainer of the MW2 Hardcore mode, and now you know what it is, and when it’s coming to the game.

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