Activision has finally revealed details for the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer portion of the game which looks set to offer new levels of strategic and tactical gameplay.
Along with a brand new trailer, Activision and developer Infinity Ward hinted at a close-quarters 2 vs. 2 experience named Gunfight and the return of traditional multiplayer modes that support 10 vs. 10 and 20 vs. 20 firefights. Exciting new additions include the high-player count maps and combat of Ground War – an epic large-scale mode supporting more than 100 players.
The weapon system is completely overhauled. Players can outfit their multiplayer operators for specific combat encounters, with what is said to be unprecedented customisation and modifications in the new Gunsmith system.
Gone are the days of Scorestreaks as Killstreaks make a return. Where players were previously able to activate streaks based on points earned from various activities, Modern Warfare multiplayer is returning to the series’ roots where the likes of White Phosphorus, Infantry Assault Vehicle and a Juggernaut are achieved only via consecutive kills.
Gameplay has been refined to increase realism and the need for a strategic approach. Weapons feature realistic recoil and ballistics; bullets can penetrate structures, reloading can now be performed while aiming down sights and guns can be mounted to surfaces to increase accuracy. Also, expect door breaching and multiplayer maps in the dark that require the use of night vision goggles.
To test out the new gameplay, a Modern Warfare multiplayer open beta featuring crossplay dates takes place over two weekends in September. To gain access, you will need to pre-order a copy of the game.
Here are the dates:
PlayStation 4 Exclusive Beta
September 12 – 13 Early Access
September 14 – 16 Open Beta
Crossplay Beta for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
September 19 – 20
September 21 – 23
Along with the multiplayer details, the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Dark Edition was revealed. It’s a collectors edition that includes a copy of the game, digital in-game items and a pair of actual working night vision goggles for scaring your partner or housemates I suppose?
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is set for release on October 25th for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.