Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Ratings Description Reveals Dark Campaign

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has just received a rating description from the ESRB, and it’s revealed a lot of exciting – and terrifying – new info about the game.

We’ve been promised a darker, grittier and more intense CoD than ever before, and if this rating is anything to go by then Activision and Infinity Ward have definitely delivered!

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The ESRB describes the game as “a first-person shooter in which players assume the roles of special forces soldiers and freedom fighters as they battle terrorists,” confirming that “players can engage in a variety of combat missions, such as saving hostages, escaping/infiltrating war zones, and assaulting enemy compounds.”

Sounds all well and good so far, but the description also offers a lot of insight into just how dark the game’s going to get, and…yeah, it’s pretty dark.

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Just a few of the more harrowing elements included in the title include dismemberment, the death of children, intense blood spatter, decapitation and waterboarding. Infinity Ward definitely isn’t messing around with Modern Warfare!

The full description reads as follows: “Characters use machine guns, shotguns, sniper rifles, and explosives to kill enemies in frenetic combat. In some situations, players must quickly determine which characters are terrorists and which are just innocent bystanders.

“Combat is highlighted by realistic gunfire, screams of pain, and large blood-splatter effects. A sniper rifle causes increased damage (e.g., decapitation, dismemberment).

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“Some sequences prompt players to make choices that influence enemy behavior: using a pistol to threaten a suspect’s family during an interrogation; timing actions to prevent terrorists from shooting hostages (failure scenarios may occur).

“One sequence depicts players’ character interrogated/tortured via waterboarding; if players select certain dialogue options, then a bound prisoner is seen executed. Cutscenes depict additional acts of violence: a hostage killed by an explosive vest; civilians (including children) killed by a gas attack.

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“Some scenes depict terrorists threatening and, in rare instances, attacking or shooting young characters (e.g., a boy held hostage; young siblings attacked in their home-players can control their ability to fight back).

“The game includes multiplayer badges that depict illustrations of marijuana leaves and smoking; other illustrations depict close-up angles of partially exposed cleavage and buttocks. The words ‘f**k’ and ‘sh*t’ appear in the dialogue.”

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare launches October 25th 2019.

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