More leaks have surfaced as the release date for Modern Warfare 2 grows closer, and this time it appears that the marketing campaign will feature renowned players from a variety of sports, some of whom will have substantial roles to play in the game itself.
Both Paul Pogba and Neymar, two of the sport’s biggest talents, are slated to join the next game’s roster of playable players, and Lionel Messi may follow suit.
According to the leaks, they are not decked out in football apparel; rather, they are dressed in a traditional military uniform, which consists of camouflaged equipment from head to toe and includes headsets and eyewear.
Pogba & Neymar in COD MW2 🎯🔫 pic.twitter.com/Of3pezLBJs
— chuboi 🇳🇬🇨🇦 (@ChuBoi) October 27, 2022
The multiplayer component of Modern Warfare 2 launches about a month before the start of the 2022 World Cup, thus it seems likely that the Neymar and Pogba operators will appear either at launch as purchasable DLC or in time for the big event.
Thoughts were mixed on whether or not including them in Modern Warfare 2 would ruin the game’s carefully crafted atmosphere. However, as it was made obvious that the operators would maintain the game’s color scheme and design, they were universally praised for how they looked.
To this point, only those three players have been revealed. That doesn’t mean, though, that Infinity Ward won’t continue to add your favorite players as the game progresses through its cycle. According to a data mine, more players will reportedly join the game as the big event comes closer.
Today marks the release of Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer component. Unless you’re playing on PC, the release date for Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer mode will vary depending on where you live.
Importantly, the game’s developer, Infinity Ward, has issued a warning to customers not to change the region settings on their consoles in an effort to get early access. If you do so, there is a possibility that you may be unable to access the game in its entirety until the official launch time in your region, as stated by the developer.