With E3 behind us, Activision and Infinity Ward are looking ahead to the future of the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. We got a sneak peek at the grounded and dark title’s campaign during the festivities last month, but were surprised not to see any multiplayer on display. Finally, Activision has pulled back the curtain on exactly when players should be introduced to the highly anticipated title.
Earlier today, Activision unveiled Gunfight mode, a 2v2 close-quarters combat scenario where players fight to be the first team to reach 6 points. Respawns are disabled, and everyone starts with the same loadout the rotates every two rounds. This is only a fraction of the multiplayer component to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and players should expect to see the full reveal on August 1st on the Call of Duty twitch account.
There are two big things to note about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s multiplayer, that are pretty exciting for fans. First, progression will be unified across all multiplayer modes, and cross play will be enabled across platforms. Unlocks across modes is a big deal, and something Call of Duty fans should be excited about.
The second thing is the removal of a season pass. Again, exciting, as this means more free content and post-launch events will unify players and not lock people out of modes or maps based on extra money spent.
When we checked out Call of Duty: Modern Warfare at E3 this year, we thought that it was a dark, and brutal reimagining that doesn’t play it safe with player expectations. I know we’re still a few months away from launch, so until the multiplayer reveal on August 1st, be sure to check out the newest event in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4: Operation Apocalypse Z.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare launches on October 25, 2019, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Preorders are available here.