Earlier today, Activision dropped the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Spec Ops trailer that showed us some of the stuff we should expect in the mode. However, that’s not all we’re getting today, as a trove of Modern Warfare Spec Ops details have been revealed as well.
In Spec Ops, there are Roles (read: classes), cross-progression rewards, and lots more!
Operations: As you infil into one of the many war-torn zones within Special Ops, you and your team have full latitude on how to accomplish your Operations. This Special Ops game mode is a 4 player matchmade activity centered around interconnected experiences that take the form of objectives, each culminating in the removal or destruction of a key logistical aspect of the Al-Qatala army.
At launch, there will be four Operations available with more scheduled to drop throughout the post-launch Seasons.
Missions: Complementing the multi-stage Operations, and also available across all platforms, are additional Missions, which can be played solo or with up to four players. Whereas Operations give you the widest breadth of strategic and tactical choice, Missions are a more curated experience where your proficiency with specific weapons, killstreaks, and other tools will be tested. These Missions are extremely replayable, and you’re able to achieve a 1, 2, or 3-star ranking based on your performance. Naturally, there will be an “Infinity Ward time” that you can attempt to beat!
Given how Survival mode has caused quite a stir since it’s exclusive to the PS4 for a year, Infinity Ward has clarified that all Operations and Missions will be available across all platforms at launch, and through the post-launch Seasons.
Mode Cross-Progression Rewards: As you complete any of the Special Ops content, expect to receive impressive rewards for your combat expertise. Examples include additional unlockable items and equipment that can be utilized in both Multiplayer and Special Ops Modes.
An Uneasy Alliance: The Armistice Fireteam: As these Operations involve a temporary alliance between Coalition and Allegiance forces, you’re free to pick any Operator you wish. Old differences are set aside. For now!
Cross-Mode Loadouts: Next you can bring your preferred Loadouts, including your preferred Primary and Secondary Weapons, Perks, and Tactical and Lethal Equipment so you’re comfortable in this new combat zone. Got a favored Sniper Rifle or Shotgun that you’ve meticulously crafted, and tailored to your playstyle? Bring it along!
Know Your Roles: Specific to Special Ops are “Roles”: Prior to dropping into play, you’re able to pick from Assault, Recon, Engineer, Demolition, Medic, and Heavy. Each role comes equipped with a Field Upgrade and a class-specific perk. Pick the Role that best suits and reinforces your style of play.
Killstreaks: Prior to beginning an Operation, you’re able to pick three types of Munitions that offer a similar effect to Killstreaks in Multiplayer Mode. Those Munition boxes aren’t part of your equipment but are rather located in a random location across the map; it’s up to you to find and utilize them, whether you’ve chosen (for example) a Precision Airstrike or a Gunship to aid you.
As you can see, Spec Ops is a full-fledged mode that seems to cater to players that are more team-oriented. Will this replace Treyarch’s Zombies mode as the co-op mode of choice in future Call of Duty games?
Will you be diving into Spec Ops come October 25 or it’s strictly multiplayer and the campaign for you? Speaking of, go check out the launch trailer that showcases what to expect in the campaign.
Source: Activision Blog