Dataminer cod_sploitzimgz has found references to Modern Warfare 2 zombies in the game files, with references to “Round Based Zombies” and “Outbreak”. It could suggest that there could be plans for the mode in the future.
The images, that have now been DMCA’d from Activision prove that the images are authentic, However, DMCA’d images doesn’t necessarily confirm that zombies are coming to the game.
Activision can DMCA images from in-game files for any reason, which include authenticity and to prevent false expectations from being set in the community. If the latter, the images could be from left over code that the developers forgot to scrub during development.
It is unusual for left over code of this magnitude to be leftover though, especially when the developers know dataminers will look through the code for such references.
I alluded to plans to introduce zombies into Modern Warfare 2 earlier this year during the Dropshot Podcast, but sources haven’t been able to give an update since. In addition, other Call of Duty insiders haven’t reported on zombies coming to the game so far.
Before Season 5 of Call of Duty Vanguard, Treyarch Games said “As this chapter of the Dark Aether story wraps up in Vanguard’s final season, the Zombies team will be stepping back into the shadows to focus on what’s in store for the future. (Sorry, no spoilers.)”
As of yet, there has been no further elaboration from Treyarch or Activision on if this means the studio is working on Modern Warfare 2 or Treyarch’s next game which is expected to release in 2024.
Zombies has become an essential part of the Call of Duty franchise, with an entire dedicated community wondering what’s next for the mode. It would be surprising to see this entire community neglected, but we’ll just have to wait and see on whether or not zombies is coming to Modern Warfare 2.
If the images are anything to go by, it does suggest that there could be plans for zombies in Modern Warfare 2. But we’ll have to wait for official confirmation from Activision.
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