Most video games that have been released this month so far haven’t been very substantial, apart from the exceptions of Splatoon 3 as well as the remake of The Last of Us part 1. October seems to be following this trend, having a few major releases among many minor ones. Three stand-out releases in the month of October are Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Overwatch 2, and Gotham Knights. I am personally very excited for Overwatch 2 because of the new characters that are being added. If you are a fan of games or gaming, these three titles are sure to interest you.
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Release Date: October 28th
Platforms: PC, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
The sequel to 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare releases on October 18th and offers players a familiar yet fresh take on the best-selling Call of Duty series of games. Fans of the series can look forward to many new features along with the new battle royale mode, Warzone 2, that will launch on November 16th. The game uses a new engine that allows for advanced AI and enhanced rendering. Players can also expect new customization options, maps, weapons, and equipment in what developer Infinity Ward calls “The most advanced Call of Duty in history.”
Release Date: October 4th
Platforms: PC, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch
Overwatch 2 is a first-person team shooter game and will release on October 4th. Developer Blizzard Entertainment has stated that it will completely replace 2016’s Overwatch, however, any progress made in Overwatch will transfer to Overwatch 2. This means that all characters from the original game will be playable in Overwatch 2. Players of the first game will be well acquainted with the gameplay of its sequel since not much has changed between games. Many small changes are being made for the convenience of the player, and to work with the free-to-play nature of the game. A battle pass system is being introduced, where players will have to work towards acquiring cosmetics as well as new characters, which won’t be available to everyone right away anymore. A player versus environment campaign will have the player put up against hoards of AI robots, and will be launched together with the standard player versus player mode. Overall Overwatch 2 is expected to be a promising evolution of the beloved Overwatch.
Release Date: October 21st
Platforms: PC, Playstation 5, Xbox Series X
Gotham Knights is an upcoming open-world action RPG developed by WB Games. The game takes place in the DC universe and is set in the fictional city of Gotham, where Batman is dead, and in his wake has left criminals to roam the streets of Gotham. It is the player’s job to protect the city and its residents. The four playable characters that have been confirmed are Robin, Batgirl, Red Hood, and Nightwing, each with their own unique playstyle and abilities. Players must take down criminals, interact with citizens of Gotham, and solve mysteries to uncover the city’s dark past.
The month of October is looking to be very promising in the gaming department. These three games have a lot to offer, from Overwatch 2 and Modern Warfare 2’s fast-paced action to Gotham Knights’ disturbing mysteries. Other major games are set to launch later in November In preparation for the winter season. Look forward to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, God of War Ragnorok, and Sonic Frontiers among many other November games.