Will CoD: Modern Warfare 2 come to Xbox Game Pass on Day One?

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II’s arrival on Xbox game pass on day one is yet to be confirmed. Here’s everything we know about it.

CoD: MWII is being developed by Infinity Ward, and Activision Blizzard holds all rights to CoD as of now. However, Sony’s Playstation has had exclusive rights to CoD since 2015. Most people speculated that things might change with Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

A recent rumor surfaced on the internet that CoD MWII would be coming to Xbox Games Pass on day one. The recent acquisition by Microsoft made this rumor feel more authentic. But the story has been debunked by industry insider Tom Henderson. According to his sources, the game will not come to Xbox game pass on day one.

Understandably, Microsoft’s recent acquisition confused everyone about Call of Duty’s future and its exclusivity rights. Consequently, the rumor mill went insane in the Twitterverse surrounding the sequel of the beloved Modern Warfare title.

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CoD and Sony’s Involvement

Tom Henderson’s tweet further solidified the fact that Sony will get exclusivity right to some content in CoD till 2023, including MWII, Warzone 2, and Treyarch’s next entry. So, the open beta for MWII will be available for Playstation users at first based on the Sony deal. Also, MWII has already been added to the Playstation store.

Sony and Activision’s deal in 2015 suggests that CoD will remain exclusive to Sony until 2023. Microsoft’s acquisition did make Playstation users worried about the remaining period. However, it was quickly cleared by Microsoft. They made sure that CoD would get released on Playstation consoles as per Activision’s previous agreement with Sony.

Modern Warfare II is the most anticipated title of 2022 and it is for good reason. We will have to wait till its release to know what the future of this once-in-a-generation title holds. And unfortunately, for all those Xbox fanatics, this upcoming title might not arrive on the Game Pass on day one.

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Tahmid Shihab Murshed is an FPS writer at GameRiv. Born with a knack for gaming, he has played all types of games out there. He has a heartfelt love for Call of Duty, and other shooter titles out there.