Infinity Ward has unveiled the ‘ultimate multiplayer playground’ for Modern Warfare, with a beta due to start next month.
This year’s new Call Of Duty is out on 25 October, less than three months’ time from now, and yet the game has barely been seen in public since it was first annouced. But developer Infinity Ward has finally broken the silence with a look at the multiplayer, which shows just how much has changed about the game.
The biggest switch-up is in the range of players that can compete at once, which goes from 2 vs. 2 matches in the new Gunfight mode to more traditional 6 vs. 6, 10 vs. 10, 20 vs. 20, and a new mode called Ground War that supports more than 100 players at a time.
Those are the sort of player counts you’d expect more from Battlefield than Call Of Duty, with Infinity Ward claiming that they are now regularly testing 64 vs. 64 matches.
That obviously necessities much bigger maps than usual but so far there’s no mention of Battle Royale, despite last year’s Blackout mode being generally well received by players.
Call Of Duty has previously never been noted for its realism but the new Modern Warfare will feature realistic recoil and weapon ballistics throughout the game, bullet penetration, gun mounting, door breaching, and night vision multiplayer gameplay maps.
There’s also a more complex customisation system called Gunsmith, which is used to trick out both your character and their guns (and will no doubt involve microtransactions at some point along the road – although Activision only tends to introduce them after launch).
As already known, there will be no Zombies mode in Modern Warfare, but instead Infinity Ward will be bringing back the more grounded Special Ops as their co-op mode for the game.
Together with the single-player story mode – which is also going for a grim ‘n’ gritty approach, rather than the traditional Michael Bay shtick – all the modes will feature unified progression so anything you do in one can end up helping in the others.
If that all sounds good to you then there’s a beta starting next month, which has a typically complex series of start dates depending on whether you’ve pre-ordered the game and whether you have a PlayStation 4 or not.
PlayStation 4 Exclusive Beta
- September 12 -13 (Early Access, PlayStation 4)
- September 14 – 16 (Open Beta, PlayStation 4)
Beta featuring cross-play testing
- September 19 – 20 (Early Access, PC and Xbox One; Open Beta, PlayStation 4)
- September 21 – 23 (Open Beta, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One)
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