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CoD: Modern Warfare 2 Third-Person Mode Gets Major Update Before Launch

The release date for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is quickly approaching, and now Call of Duty’s Instagram has revealed a major change to third-person mode that players can expect before launch.

Modern Warfare 2’s third-person mode was available for players to test out during last month’s beta, and though the mode mostly worked well, the constant switch to first-person perspective for aiming was a bit jarring. Using player feedback, third-person mode was just one of the many areas that Infinity Ward announced it would be adjusting ahead of the game’s release, but specific details of the changes weren’t provided.

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Now Playing: Official Launch Trailer | Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

Now, a new post made by the official Call of Duty Instagram account has revealed some top tips for playing Modern Warfare 2, which revealed that a post-beta update to third-person mode will require that only scopes over 4x zoom will activate first person ADS.

This change is a significant upgrade over the beta version of the mode, as no matter which optic was used, aiming down sights would automatically switch the view to first person-mode. The only way to avoid the view change was to hip-fire weapons. Now, players will be able to aim with a traditional third-person style, with first-person view only necessary when using a scope with a magnification of 4x or more.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will release on October 28 across PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and PC. Those with digital preorders of the game will receive early access to Modern Warfare 2’s campaign, starting sometime on October 20. Additionally, Activision announced a whole set of Modern Warfare 2 campaign rewards that players can earn for completing the campaign during the early-access period .

Warzone’s sequel will follow up with a release on November 16, and here is everything announced for Warzone 2.0, including a full map reveal, a revamped Gulag experience, new circle mechanics, and more.

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