With the launch of Call of Duty MW3 right around the corner, fans are likely wondering how long its predecessor, MW2, has been out for.

Since it launched, COD MW2 has had a somewhat tumultous life, criticized by fans for its lack of multiplayer support, poor design decisions and pay-to-win skins.

Fortunately for fans, the latest title in the Modern Warfare series is set to come out on November 10, 2023.

How Long Has MW2 Been Out?

The most recent MW2 was released on Friday, October 28, 2022. By the time MW3 launches on November 10, 2023, MW2 will have been out for 379 days, or 1 year, 1 week, and 6 days.

The original MW2 launched on Tuesday 10 November, 2009, which was 4735 days, or 12 years, 11 months, and 18 days before the release of the latest MW2.

Additionally, a remastered version of the original Modern Warfare 2, titled Modern Warfare 2: Campaign Remastered, launched on Tuesday March 31, 2020. This saw just the campaign remastered for modern consoles and PC.

Ghost and Farah from MW2

MW2 (2022) has had 5 Seasons of new updates, content, maps and skins throughout its life time, much like its predecessor Call of Duty Vanguard.

However, it was initally rumoured that MW2 would be getting a premium expansion in 2023 in place of a mainline COD title. This was later confirmed by Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, but never by Activision itself.

It was later revealed that MW2 would not be getting a Year 2 premium expansion, and instead MW3 would be releasing in 2023.

Had it gotten its rumoured Year 2 premium expansion, MW2 would likely have continued to get major updates for another year.

This is no longer the case, and major development on the game, such as new seasons and maps, will cease when MW3 launches.

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