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Does MW2 have Spec Ops?

Let's give you the lowdown on Spec Ops in MW2.

Updated: Apr 21, 2023 10:35 am
Does MW2 have Spec Ops?

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Specs Ops is a popular mode in plenty of the previous Call of Duty titles, so many players have wondered does MW2 feature it.

The Spec Ops Missions were a big staple of the original MW2, and fans have been hoping they can live up to their heritage in the new version of the game.

Let’s look at the state of Special Ops mode in Modern Warfare 2.

Does MW2 have Spec Ops?

Modern Warfare 2 Spec Ops Screenshot 1
Source: Activision/Call of Duty

Activision confirmed the return of Spec Ops mode at COD NEXT, and since the launch, we’ve received three different Spec Ops missions to play and enjoy.

This time, Spec Ops focuses more on players on the ground or providing air/sniper support. The new dichotomy also means you’ll have two very different ways of playing each mission, effectively doubling their number.

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The original game let you play these missions solo and featured twenty-three separate missions. We know that Activision plans on adding more missions down the line, but there’s no clue how many just yet, or if any of the future updates will enable single-player options.

Modern Warfare 2 Spec Ops Details

The Spec Ops mode in Modern Warfare 2 has landed and is fantastic. So far, there are three co-op spec ops missions for you to take part in, each with a different vibe and style of gameplay. There are also plans to add further missions to the mode in future updates.

The handful of missions we already have offer a wide range of gameplay types to keep you interested. There’s a stealth-based scenario, a defense mission, and a good old-fashioned firefight.

You can learn more about the various Spec Ops missions in our breakdown of the mode. We detail the type of gameplay you can expect, as well as the sorts of weapons and strategies that could be helpful to you.

Other Modes in MW2

As well as Special Ops, we’ve heard a lot about other side modes and playlists that will might be coming back for Modern Warfare 2.

For a starter, we know that Ground War is definitely coming back. In fact, it’s been given a bit of an overhaul with the new Invasion game mode. This new take on Team Deathmatch makes them more extensive than they’ve ever been before.

On the other side of the coin, Zombies Mode won’t come back this time. More effort has been put into the competitive modes, so there probably weren’t development resources to spare.

Will Modern Warfare 2 have Spec Ops FAQs

How many Spec Ops missions are in Modern Warfare 2?

There are currently three Spec Ops missions available in Modern Warfare 2.

Could we have more Spec Ops mission post launch?

The wording of a certain Tweet from Activision seemed to be hinting at the possibility of 1 or 4-player spec ops mission becoming available post-launch.

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