The 3rd Person Playlist should return to Warzone 2 in two weeks’ time on March 1st, 2023. It was previously reintroduced to Warzone 2 two weeks’ ago, having been removed two weeks’ before that.

However, it is unclear when it will return to MW2. Unlike Warzone 2, the 3rd Person mode in MW2 doesn’t disappear and reappear at regular intervals.

The Third Person mode was removed from MW2 in January, but brought back five days later after fans complained about its absence.

Warzone 2 DMZ 3rd Person gameplay

Why Was Third Person Mode Removed From Warzone 2 & MW2?

The 3rd Person Playlist was likely removed from both Warzone 2 and MW2 to accommodate for the introduction of Season 2’s new modes and maps.

Therefore, to ensure that those modes and maps get the spotlight when they launch, the Third Person Playlists were rotated out.

After all, Season 2 saw the highly anticipated release of the Resurgence mode in Warzone 2, as well as the addition of Gun Game in MW2.

Of course, the 3rd Person mode is rotated out of Warzone 2 every two weeks’ by default. It would have been rotated out regardless of whether Season 2 had dropped on February 15 or not.

soldiers fighting each other in the gulag in Warzone 2

How to Play MW2 3rd Person Mode in Private Matches

If you want to play MW2 in 3rd Person Mode, you’ll need to do it in a Private Match. To do this, set up a Private Match via the main lobby, and then head into the match settings.

Next, navigate to the Player tab and scroll down until you find Third Person View. Turn it to On, and you’ll be able to play your MW2 private match in 3rd person.

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Here are the complete instructions on how to play MW2 in 3rd person mode in a Private Match:

  • Go to Private Match and select Create Private Match
  • Select the mode you want to play (Bounty, Team Deathmatch, Domination, etc.)
  • Go to Game Setup and select Game Rules
    • If the Game Setup option is locked, you will need to wait a few seconds for the Game Code to generate. The Game Setup option should then unlock. If that doesn’t work, you can select CODCASTER and press back.
  • Press the R1 twice until you reach the Player option menu
  • Under Player, scroll down until you find Third Person View.
  • You can then change Third Person View to All Players or one specific team
changing the 3rd person mode settings in a MW2 private match

Warzone 2 Fans Frustrated That Third Person Was Removed

Warzone 2 fans are once again frustrated at the removal of the 3rd Person mode, with some even going as far as to call it a scam.

The same can be said for MW2 players, who have wanted the mode to be added as a permeant fixture since it was first removed.

YouTuber NothingButSkillz posted a lengthy video about why he believes the missing 3rd Person mode could constitute as false advertising.

Don’t forget to check the Warzone 2 Trello Board every now and then as updates to playlists are made available there as well.

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