Activision Blizzard announced this week that Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer would be free-to-play. The free trial gives seamless access to season 3’s Pelayo’s Lighthouse Arena, 2v2 Gunfight mode, traditional multiplayer modes, and more. The trial begins April 19 at 9:30pm IST/ 5pm BST and runs through April 26 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X. Upgrade to the complete MW2 game and Warzone 2.0 to save your multiplayer progress.
Season 3 began on April 12 with new operators, a battle pass, and a Gulag venue for battle royale. In 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Blacksite was added to the 2v2 Gunfight mode. Teams battle to win six rounds in team-based matches with random weapon loadouts. Gunfight mode maps include Alley, Shipment, and Exhibit throughout the free multiplayer week.
Season 3 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 included Black Gold and Pelayo’s Lighthouse multiplayer maps. During free access, only the latter drops players onto a tiny stormy island with a lighthouse, maintenance facilities, a boat dock, and a helipad. Inside the “Main Building,” the terrain switches to close-quarter warfare from rocky altitudes. Swim around foes and stab them while hiding in the surging waves.
6v6 game types include Team Deathmatch, Hardpoint, Domination, Kill Confirmed, Grind, Gun Game, Infected, All or Nothing, and One in the Chamber. The Santa Seña map is exclusive to Invasion and Ground War modes. For free multiplayer, Activision suggested a “additional download” whose size depends on the platform.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare II began Ranked Play in February, following CDL guidelines. The SPW 40MM Drill attachment and some FJX Ammunition Types were unlimited in custom loadouts until its transfer into season 3. Ranked Play requires a level 16 minimum, although all weapons and attachments are accessible to assure fairness.