Modern Warfare 2 Special Ops Mode 2 Player Only

No Campaign Co-op, No 4 Player Survival Mode

After the success of Call of Duty: World at War’s zombie mode and 4 player campaign co-op it comes as a surprise to hear that Infinity Ward’s hotly anticipated game, Modern Warfare 2, will include no co-op campaign, no 4 player survival type side game and no zombies.

It seems Infinity Ward have gone their own way with the Special Ops mode that they have included in the game…. it will support only 2 players!

Speaking to VideoGamer.com, Robert Bowling explained the decision, saying IW didn’t want to “ruin the story by cramming co-op into it”. He went on to say …

“We don’t do co-op in our story because we’re crafting a very specific experience and we don’t want to ruin that by cramming co-op into it. We take the moments that work really well with co-op, we bring them out and we put them in Special Ops.”

“Story’s all about pacing,” he added. “Sometimes moments get toned down because they don’t fit with the pacing of the experience you’re trying to deliver. There (in Special Ops) it’s all about fun. It’s about playing over and over again, getting a better time – you’ll have a time at the end of it – it’s about challenging a friend going in on co-op and trying to beat it on veteran.”

When asked why Special Ops was limited to two players, not four, Bowling replied:

“Two player seemed to be the magic number for co-op. That’s when it stayed really fun and intense without becoming a clusterf**k of things. We just found that two-players was the most fun.”

A lot of people were hoping for a zombie mode in Modern Warfare 2. I personally would have liked a survival / horde mode (without zombies in it), hopefully people will enjoy the Special Ops mode in Modern Warfare 2 as much as they do the zombie mode in Call of Duty: World at War.

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42 Comments

  1. DeviousCrypto says:

    It should be good either way, and I prefer story over the co-op. No co-op in the story is the reason we have a MULTIPLAYER game mode. Still you did lose some fans with that decision. Though the Horde thing is Treyarch’s thing. No toe stepping!

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  2. thomass610 says:

    i was really looking forward to a zombie style game mode for modern warfare 2 :(

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  3. R1S1 says:

    BEAT STREET… I can’t believe they are not going to put Co-op story mode in the game. I can understand if they themselves do not like to play that but most of the gaming community enjoys playing Co-op with their boys. Def didn’t see this coming.

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  4. NO! says:

    No survival mode? Hopefully they’re thinking about it for DLC or something, i know lots of people that bought the game and or the map packs just for the zombie modes, i couldn’t imagine the space and time saved would be worth the money lost, but then again with figures that high you wouldn’t notice even if you cared.

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  6. loser on strike says:

    i only liked COD: WAW because of the zombies but they just better hope its as good as the zombies or they might not wake up in the morning

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  7. xxemir89xx says:

    COD:MW2 REQUEST…
    As a person who owned almost all the call of duty’s, I don’t think that them taking this option out was a good one. They have to understand that a lot of times online, people don’t play right or they cheat, etc. I wont doubt their own spin, but it would be nice to include a goofy kind of side quest.
    Another thing I wanted to mention is the killcam. That should definitely be removed because it cause you to constantly move and the fact that it gives away your position is just illogical. Why would that be a good idea? Please work on at least this and I’ll be happy.

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  8. Ainslii says:

    what?? getting rid of online co-op is good, but i like playing co-op with mates. and a horde mode would be great. its the only reason i play CoD: WaW

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  9. elmo91 says:

    NOOOOOOO i wanted 4 player coop it was the only good thing on 5 and i was kinda hopin for some alien survial mode type deal tell me that wouldnt be B.A.

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  10. sc896 says:

    Thank God. I hated the zombie mode. And plus i didn’t even play WaW only modern warfare. I can’t wait until Modern Warfare 2 comes out!!

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    • bob says:

      @sc896, fag nazi zombies was the best thing about call of duty and you are a loser for thinking otherwise lol

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  11. Ramirez says:

    wow this man is a genius treyarch wanted them to ruin their game experience by adding a special type of 4 co-op mode but guess what it wont happen man infinity wards knows what they are doing now wonder why they became so succesful. Reason y i think is becuz they don’t want people to stop playing the exiting multiplayer we always play on COD4 , becuz thats wat modern warfare is all about {PRESTIGE).

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    • HalcyonWarfare says:

      @Ramirez, well cod4 prestiging was useless just makde you lose your hard work. treyarch add the extra custom classes and outsold IW. and mw2 prestiging was useless cause if you got to tenth like me you get called a hacker when you spend all that time to get there legitly. mw2 was just full of mods and multiplayer ruined. i do however think the graphics and suspense in campaign was great

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  12. drew says:

    sounds good,i could deal without zombies.so anyway, its a kind of random question, but will there be a map creator, a player creator, and an alien terrorist mode?

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    • admin says:

      Map creator – doubt it.
      Player Creator – No confirmation
      Alien Terrorist Mode – No

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  13. chris vega says:

    s**t i was gonna get this game 100% but now with not zombie levels s**t 60% sure i’ll get it now, f**k it was so easy terrorist zombies cool and funny

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  14. chris vega says:

    i don’t know i didn’t like modern warfare as i like world at war, you can revive people and a bunch of other stuff

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  15. drew says:

    well, ok. i really hope theres a map creator though. man this game will be awesome! ive heard rumors about getting a golden knife if you get 100 kills with it. is this true?

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  16. Donny says:

    I’m glad that campaign isn’t co-op, it would ruin the game. It’s a good thing that IW is smart enough to have co-op but have it in an appropriate mode, where it won’t disturb the storyline in anyway possible. Kudos To IW

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  17. uzi dog says:

    i want it to be a 4 player co-op zombie thing cos me and evry person ive met has said they want at LEAST 4 PLAYERS and the just wanted sumthing like 8player or just more than 4 cos even on 4 its hard so at least 4 ooh and the thing i like about it is that u get 50pts a kill on teamdeath match so i wonder how much u get on search n destroy <> die die srry im just random

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    • Angry says:

      @uzi dog, ye but how much exp is it gonna be to level up. The whole thing looks like it will be more to level up on online pkay. I dont care bout zombies, although its fun, i prefer campaign abd online :)

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  18. pantera305 says:

    Wow just Wow infinityward just lost a whole lot of my respect i tought this game wuz gona b, awsome, new, and good lik no other call of duty but damm wuz i wrong if u ask me : no coop= WORSE THING U COULD EVER DO
    special ops mode= YOU GUYS KILLED DU FUN OUT OF DU GAME WIT DAT !!!!

    i mean wut du hell playing for time ?! trying 2 beat ure frends on time com on guyz !!! SOONER OR LATER U KNO ITZ GONA GET BORING !!!!
    and im not sayin im not gona buy du game,ima buy du game idk ima play it, beat it, play a lil multiplayer and split screen ( IF U GUYZ DIDNT TAKE DAT OUT YET !!! ) AND DEN U KNO WUT IMA DO???????

    IMA GO BACK TO PLAYING COD: WAW !!!!!

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  19. admin says:

    @Pantera305 – Instead of posting 10 comments in each blog post, you should head to the forum and discuss it in its respective thread :)

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  20. damnwalker says:

    Oh my God i love you admin !!! do you know some details about modern warfare 2?

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  21. jim says:

    they are supporting 4 player coop dumbasses

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  22. sc896 is a fagg.... says:

    sc896.. zombies was sexy as hell!!!

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  23. GT "Smokey Santana" says:

    4 players is co-op Sniper(me),Rifleman,Demo,and Support.. two players is Gay Ho and Mo… its just split screen but two t.v’s.. like come on u honestly think one other player helping you is fun?? look at mostly every army game or moive.. Not army of two… and see how many dudes with guns are running around.. hate the thought of it.. but still getting the game… and WAT No Zombie mode… they are slowly fadeing already..

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  24. ultimusey says:

    it seems to me tht many ppl want some kind of nazi zombies in mw2. i agree tht this is a very fun mini game, but it would ruin the game. think about it, its “modern warfare” the point of the game is to feel the experience as a typical military soldier. this game is suppose to be a way for players to test their military skills with other people. so in my opinion if u want to play nazi zombies stick to world at war because it doesnt suit Modern Warfare.

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  25. ultimusey says:

    also how could u guys say they ruined the gave you havent even played it yet….. besides id like to see u make a game with tht much awesomeness in it

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  26. naz zombs 4 life says:

    NO horde mode wtf i was looking forward to kill ing some tallaban zombies with some m16s and s**t and now its not gonna happen u suck infinity ward

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  27. Achilles says:

    I’m GLAD that thier isnt a $ player Co-op that was Treyarch not Infinity Ward, Infinity ward is better for graphics and online play if u ask me :)
    and good that thier isnt any zombie modes that would also ruin Modern Warfare 2 if yahh ask me, Spec Ops should be good getting this game 100%

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  28. Achilles says:

    I’m GLAD thier isnt a 4 Player co-op

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  29. ibivibiv says:

    Silly Rabbits, survival mode will be in the insanely overpriced dlc pack that you won’t be able to custom mod yourself anymore. Haven’t we learned the name of the game yet???? ALMIGHTY DOLLAR

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  30. zombie says:

    THERE SHOULD BE ZOMBIES THIS IS GAY UK BUYING THAT GAME

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  31. shlogan says:

    no zombie mode thats f**king bulls**t

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  32. chris says:

    wait is there still mulitplayer modes in it like just 2 against 2 or free for all modes. other then online

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  33. Tom says:

    We’re already limited to Spec-ops as the only co-op mode and now it’s 2 player!? Give us the choice of the clusterf#*k, don’t make it for us.

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  34. Magnum_Resolver says:

    my name ^ is the name for my PSN account. quote “hopefully people will enjoy the Special Ops mode in Modern Warfare 2 as much as they do the zombie mode in Call of Duty: World at War.” No sir we are not enjoying it much as the zombie mode in Call of Duty: World at War. Everyone loves to shoot zombies mainly because they don’t shoot back and only think about eating you alive. Nazi zombies in Call of Duty: World at War was probably the most brilliant idea for the Call of Duty franchise. Without it the game doesn’t seem anymore interesting as another Multi-player FPS game. Infinity Ward let down A LOT of Call of duty fans. It just isn’t the same Call of Duty without zombie mode.

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  35. Magnum_Resolver says:

    Also, Dual weapons sweeeeeeeet another good idea, but i haven’t unlocked it in multiplayer yet. Throwing knives are very short distanced but fun to use. I was also thinking about melee weapons(that you can actually hold) . It would’ve make the game more challenging. the 1911.45 my most Favorite #1 GUN out of all weapons was M.I.A. That makes me very disappointed. Also the Plot of the game was more twisted than a homosexual.I like it.

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  36. Infinity ward are gays says:

    After the sucess of zombies infinity ward are r****ds not to put in zombies. No big loss on 4 player coop but it would have been nice. Still worth buying but VERY disapointing

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  37. Mark Kemp says:

    any one want to help me on the speical ops echo
    PSN: mwkemp

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