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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 2 will bring back Ghost and Rust

Update: With the cat out of the bag (and the action set to begin tomorrow), Activision has made it official. As detailed in this blog post, Modern Warfare's second season will include three new multiplayer maps, two free weapons, and a new Battle Pass featuring Modern Warfare 2 favorite Ghost, who will unlock at tier 0 of the pass. The return of the multiplayer map Rust was also confirmed.

"In Season Two, Al-Qatala agents have stolen a Soviet nuclear warhead and smuggled it into the city of Verdansk. Combined with previously obtained chemical gas, Al-Qatala is determined to cut off Verdansk from the rest of the world," Activision said. "On the brink of a global catastrophe, Captain Price sends in Ghost to track down the location of the warhead and lead key Operators before it’s too late."

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 2 is expected to begin at 10 am PT/1 pm ET on February 11. 

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A trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare season 2 has been leaked, letting slip that one of the most popular maps in CoD history is finally making a comeback.

The trailer, spotted by Charlie Intel, shows Modern Warfare 2's Rust is coming back into the fold. The last time the map was seen in any form was in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, where it was called Excess and looked radically different. This will be the first time it has appeared in all its rusty, sandy glory since MW2 in 2009.

Three more maps are expected to be in Season 2. Atlas Superstore will join the standard rotation, while Gunfight map Bazaar, and Ground War map Zhokov Boneyard will join their respective playlists.

Simon "Ghost" Riley is also joining the roster of playable Coalition Operators, meaning you should get ready to see almost everybody wearing his skull-clad mask. He'll allegedly be immediately unlocked upon purchasing the Season 2 Battle Pass that will, according to Dexerto, also include more than 80 different items, including skins and weapon blueprints.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 2 will start tomorrow, February 11, at 10AM PT.