Modern Warfare 2 Hardcore - When is Tier 1 Available?

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Modern Warfare 2 is now live, and fans around the globe can finally drop into the action after months of waiting. There are a ton of brand new maps and modes available, dwarfing the collection in the beta, but a key mode is still missing.

Hardcore puts a more realistic take on an arcade shooter such as Call of Duty, and is much loved by fans. Here's everything you need to know about when it will arrive in Modern Warfare 2.


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Modern Warfare 2 Hardcore

Modern Warfare 2 is looking to do something a little different with hardcore in the new game, and the mode has been renamed to Tier 1. Hardcore has often seen like a footnote on the main game in previous Call of Duty titles, so with a slightly delayed launch expect more content.

Hardcore has been confirmed to be arriving very shortly in the new Call of Duty, so fans will not have to wait long.


Until then if you're a fan of hardcore, make sure you take the chance to level up yourself and your guns so you have the best shot when the mode releases.

Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Modes

There's tons of content to get stuck into right now, whether you prefer respawn or not, classics or new modes. Here's everything available to play right now in multiplayer:

  • TDM
  • Domination
  • Kill Confirmed
  • Free For All
  • Headquarters
  • Hardpoint
  • Search & Destroy
  • 3rd Person Moshpit (TDM, Domination, Hardpoint)
  • Invasion
  • Ground War
  • Prisoner Rescue
  • Knock Out

3rd Person Moshpit is a great new for-fun mode if you're looking to get to grips with the new mechanic in Modern Warfare 2, and definitely try out the new Prisoner Rescue and Knock out modes.