To date, Infinity Ward has been very quiet about the PC version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and kept the focus on the Xbox 360 version. With the release date getting closer, new information has been finally revealed.
There have been rumors going about that the PC version of MW2 is going to be delayed by at least 2 weeks. You can now put your worries to rest, as it's been officially confirmed that the game is on track to be released on 10th of November, 2009. A Steam version will soon be available for purchase.
PC gamers are also going to have the Prestige mode, like the console versions. If you are not familiar with the Prestige mode from Call of Duty 4 and World at War, it's an option that a player can choose after they progress to maximum level. It restarts you to level 1 and everything you've unlocked including weapons, experience and challenges will be reset, but you gain a special symbol next to your name, indicating that you are in Prestige mode.
Call of Duty 4 Prestige Levels
After the good news, Infinity Ward dropped a bomb shell on the PC gamers: there will be no dedicated servers in MW2, everything is handled via IWNet. Robert Bowling - "You're completely reliant on IWNet and there is no dedicated server or server list. You rely on IWNet for matchmaking and your games, but you still have your private matches." Surprisingly they haven't removed the keyboard and mouse support from the game. Joking aside, this is a huge blow to the PC community, where dedicated servers are as common as pumpkins on Halloween. There is a petition asking for dedicated server support with over 40,000 signatures and counting, so obviously Call of Duty fans are not taking this lightly.