Activision has shown the world a brand-new look at the upcoming new CoD game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and there’s a lot of things we’ve learned.
GameByte’s very own Jack Mulligan was on the scene in Los Angeles, experiencing everything that Activision had to show in the most hands-on way possible.
Here’s the latest news on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare:
At the event, Activision and Infinity Ward revealed the first look at multiplayer maps in the game. It seems that we’ll be able to play with 2v2 maps, 6v6 maps and “battle maps,” which GameByte’s Jack described as looking very reminiscent of Battlefield.
Season Pass/Additional Content/Crossplay
Infinity Ward has doubled down on including as much free content as possible. Additional maps and extras are all free, and there’s no Season Pass for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
And – drum roll please – crossplay has been confirmed for the game at launch, meaning that Infinity Ward has officially earned a place on my Christmas card list this year.
Excitingly, the game will have unified progression, meaning that anything you unlock in the main campaign will also get unlocked in Multiplayer and in Special Ops. Hooray!
A new breaching mechanic has been added into the series for the first time, meaning you can now slowly open doors to throw in flash grenades and other explosives with ease.
Also new is a mount mechanic, allowing you to hold positions down on things like door frames and barrels.
As seen in the trailer, night vision is looking more impressive than ever. In the maps you’ll find things like light switches, which can be flipped to allow you to blind any opponents using night vision.
Added a new sprint mode “tactical sprint” which gives you a short burst of extra speed You can now reload whilst still ads
You might think there’s not really a way to improve the way bullets work in video games, but it looks like Infinity Ward has found a way.
In Modern Warfare your bullets now have a travel time, so you’ll have to time your shots with more accuracy and precision than ever before, providing a seriously realistic approach to battle.
The developers have also added an extra layer of realism by ensuring that penetration and damage will depend on the gun calibre.
The guns themselves have also gotten a bit of a rework, and if you’re using a rifle you won’t be able to fully aim with it. Instead you’ll have the option of a “half-aim,” adding to the realism.
In news that all veteran CoD fans should be glad to hear: we’re officially going back to Killstreaks instead of Score Streaks! Check out all the info we know on Killstreaks in the game so far right here.
In the interest of adding a little more personality into the game, all of the operators have an “execution” as well as a “voice pack,” just to make them feel a little more lively.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be launching for PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 25, 2019.
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