Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is bringing back the franchise’s Special Ops (Spec Ops) mode, though developer Infinity Ward isn’t saying much about what to expect from it at this stage.
As part of the Call of Duty Next event, Activision and Infinity Ward confirmed the mode is coming, and a follow-up blog post had just a few small details to share about it. Spec Ops in Modern Warfare 2 is described as an “in-depth two-player cooperative experience.” Players will venture to “large-scale hot zones” with their teammate to take part in “branching operations against [REDACTED].”
The mode will be available at launch, unlike Modern Warfare 2’s Destiny-style raids, which are coming sometime later on. Activision’s blog post also confirmed that Spec Ops in Modern Warfare 2 takes place after the events of the campaign. The fact that the enemy name is redacted suggests that it has something to do with the game’s story, though we don’t know anything for sure at this point.