For the last few years almost every game out there has come with a battle royale mode, whether that be Fortnite or FIFA, and it doesn’t seem to be a habit that’s changing anytime soon.
Activision and Infinity Ward are seemingly turning away from the trend with upcoming title, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which reportedly won’t have a battle royale mode.
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Speaking to IGN, Modern Warfare’s multiplayer design director Joe Cecot, explained that the upcoming game is going to be very different from Blackout.
“We really focused on Modern Warfare, authentic and gritty, realistic weapons, and it’s a different experience. It’s really…just about pulling back to Modern Warfare and keeping that pure,” Cecot said.
When asked if there’s any plans for battle royale at all, Cecot responded: “[Infinity Ward has] big fans of battle royale. We’re excited for large player counts and things like that, but right now we’re really focused on core multiplayer.”
So it’s looking like a no for battle royale…at least for now. In an oversaturated market and with titles like Black Ops 4 having a huge focus on the mode, it makes sense for Infinity Ward to have stayed away from it.
So, when do we get to play CoD Modern Warfare for ourselves?
Well, thankfully, the beta is starting pretty darn soon.
On Twitter, CoD states: “You’ve seen it in action. Now, prepare for your assignment. The #ModernWarfare Multiplayer Beta arrives on September 12th. Pre-order now and get open beta early access, first on PS4.”
Check out the beta schedule in the tweet below.
You’ve seen it in action. Now, prepare for your assignment.— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) August 1, 2019
The #ModernWarfare Multiplayer Beta arrives on September 12th. Pre-order now and get open beta early access, first on PS4. pic.twitter.com/5KKatOLroF
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare releases later this year.
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