Modern Warfare 2 beta will deliver third-person feature

Luca Di Marzo
Modern Warfare 2 players with helicopter

Call of Duty fans will finally get to revisit a third-person experience as a new point of view feature will debut in the Modern Warfare 2 beta.

The Call of Duty Next event revealed plenty of details about Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer. While there’s a lot to be excited about, like the new Gunsmith and Perk systems, it seems there’s still a ton of new content to look forward to.

Prior to the Call of Duty Next event, a third-person feature was leaked by players who accessed files from the Modern Warfare 2 beta. This information was later confirmed at Call of Duty next as Modern Warfare 2 will deliver a third-person mode.

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2009’s Modern Warfare 2 is the one and only Call of Duty title with a fully functional and legitimate third-person mode. In an interesting turn of events, Infinity Ward decided to revive the third-person feature for 2022’s Modern Warfare 2.

The Call of Duty franchise is known for its iconic first-person gameplay. For years it has innovated and pushed the envelope when it comes to the FPS genre. However, players familiar with 2009’s Modern Warfare 2 may recall the Third Person Team Tactical mode that offered a rare change of pace for players.

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2022’s Modern Warfare 2 will offer a similar third-person feature for players to enjoy, and it will expand post-launch. The devs explained their longstanding desire to deliver the mode: “We’ve always wanted to do third-person.”

In the Modern Warfare 2 beta, a third-person point of view will be available in the Hardpoint mode.

The devs plan to expand third-person to other modes following the beta and they’ve hinted that this will include Warzone 2.

Fans of iconic third-person shooters such as Fortnite, Gears of War, and Mass Effect will be ecstatic to see the feature return to the Call of Duty franchise after a prolonged absence.

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This news may not come as a surprise to some as settings for a third-person feature were leaked on September 14 ahead of the Modern Warfare 2 beta release date. Nonetheless, confirmation from the devs is always a welcome sight.


For more, find out why Modern Warfare 2’s weapon progression will make leveling up guns much easier.

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About The Author

Luca is an Associate Editor at CharlieIntel. An accomplished, writer with interests in sports and gaming alike, Luca is focused on Call of Duty and FIFA as a content creator. After earning his BA in English Literature at Concordia University, he began writing for Gamelevate, OddsShark, and H4X. Luca joined CharlieIntel in 2021. You can reach Luca at [email protected], or via X @TheLucaDiMarzo.