Modern Warfare II is the most successful CoD release despite launch issues

Modern Warfare II is the most successful CoD release despite launch issues
Russell Kidson

Russell Kidson

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is the most successful CoD release that Activision has seen to date. The game has not been without its issues, though. In the following article, we’ll briefly explore the problems that players faced upon launch, the success that the game has since achieved, and how these two aspects relate to other notable launches. 

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There are several issues pertaining to the launch of CoD: Modern Warfare II. To make this article as concise as possible, we’ll simply list them below:

  • Players experience connection issues on PC and Xbox that display the error code ‘HUENEME CONCORD.’ According to Windows Central, this is simply ‘due to the way Call of Duty performs connections’ on these devices. 
  • Players have also frequently been unable to connect to servers, resulting in them being catapulted back to the lobby. 
  • On occasion, parties will crash the game entirely, leaving players temporarily unable to play together online. 
  • The game may also have issues starting up in the first place. 

These issues have clearly not had much of an impact on the dedication of CoD’s loyal player base, as the game generated over $800 million worldwide within the first three days subsequent to its global launch. To put this into perspective, that’s more than what Top Gun: Maverick and Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness grossed combined. For even more perspective, these are 2022’s biggest movie releases, yet, somehow, MWII surpassed their revenue by leaps and bounds.

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One factor that likely played a role in Call of Duty’s success with Modern Warfare II is the fact that Activision, the publisher behind the Call of Duty franchise, poured so much time, effort, and capital into the game’s marketing pre-release. This was by far 2022’s biggest, most publicized, and most highly-anticipated launch. You couldn’t go onto YouTube without seeing an ad for MWII, and what ads they were. Seeing celebrities endorse a game so proudly really goes a long way toward garnering public interest. 

Feel free to read more about the issues that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Overwatch 2 are facing.

Russell Kidson

Russell Kidson

I hail from the awe-inspiring beauty of South Africa. Born and raised in Pretoria, I've always had a deep interest in local history, particularly conflicts, architecture, and our country's rich past of being a plaything for European aristocracy. 'Tis an attempt at humor. My interest in history has since translated into hours at a time researching everything from the many reasons the Titanic sank (really, it's a wonder she ever left Belfast) to why Minecraft is such a feat of human technological accomplishment. I am an avid video gamer (Sims 4 definitely counts as video gaming, I checked) and particularly enjoy playing the part of a relatively benign overlord in Minecraft. I enjoy the diverse experiences gaming offers the player. Within the space of a few hours, a player can go from having a career as an interior decorator in Sims, to training as an archer under Niruin in Skyrim. I believe video games have so much more to teach humanity about community, kindness, and loyalty, and I enjoy the opportunity to bring concepts of the like into literary pieces.

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