Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Factions Explained by Infinity Ward, Super and Sub Factions Mentioned

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Last month, we posted a set of images that were supposed to be for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s factions.While we didn’t quite get what these Modern Warfare factions are back then, we have a better understanding of it now. Over on the Modern Warfare subreddit, a poster asked if we’re going to have just two factions in Modern Warfare as shown in the Gunfight gameplay reveal where we can see The Allegiance, and The Coalition.

Joel Emslie, Studio Art Director at Infinity Ward, posted a reply (under Reddit username “artpeasant”), and essentially explained the Modern Warfare factions, and how there are “Super” factions, and “Sub” factions.

Those are the Super Factions. East and Western parts of the globe. Needed two opposing forces to hang over everything. This allows us to have Sub-faction Squads under each super. Sub-Factions can be specific traditional squads or special forces multinationals like a task force. For example in reality Seal squads might add a PJ for a medic or an Air Force member for comms or airstrikes. I’m over simplifying but I think you can get an idea of how the structure we are going with gives us freedom while keeping things as realistic as possible. We will go into detail later. Theres a lot of cool depth and lore in our Operator Teams.

Emslie adds that when he says “medic,” he doesn’t mean it like a class i RPGs, since Modern Warfare won’t have any Specialists or anything of the sort.

It seems the faction emblems we posted before are for these sub factions Emslie is talking about. Again, don’t forget, that there won’t be classes in the game of any kind, so anything regarding these factions will most likely be for cosmetics only.

What do you hope to see in these Modern Warfare factions? Personally, I’d want to see some country-specific ones, though I doubt that will happen.

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