With Infinity Ward and Activision finally pulling back the curtain on this year’s Call of Duty, and confirming that it will be Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, not only are we going back to a more realistic setting, but there were also a few things confirmed that made us excited for this year’s iteration.
While we don’t have concrete details regarding multiplayer just yet, there are a bunch of stuff that we’re thankful is finally being implemented in the game in some way or another. What are these? Read on, soldier.
Going Back to Modern Warfare Setting
Remember when we were fed up that every publisher wanted a modern first-person shooter? Yeah, how times have changed, right? Nowadays, people can’t wait to get back into grounded territory.
No jetpacks, no boost jumps, no guns that fire bullets in different directions, but just solid, grounded, realism-ish warfare.
No Specialist BS:
While initially seen as a game-changing addition to the franchise, Specialists have now become something of an annoyance to Call of Duty multiplayer purists (if there’s such a thing).
It’s been confirmed that in Modern Warfare, there will be NO Specialists of any kind. We’ll be getting Operators but these characters will not have any game-affecting abilities at all, which made us jump for joy when we heard it.
No more death by Specialist abilities, finally! We got so tired of it that we had to write about it, even.
No Season Pass:
Who’d have thought Activision would finally join the 2019 video game bandwagon by doing away with the Season Pass entirely? While we’ve already spotted DLC packs for Modern Warfare, we’re hoping it won’t be for map packs since that would fracture the player base.
At the very least, the Season Pass business model is going away inch by inch, and we’re happy Call of Duty is following suit.
Cross-Play Will Finally Be a Reality!
While Call of Duty might be one of the biggest (if not the biggest) gaming franchise in the world, the series has struggled to maintain its PC player base, which leads to people jumping ship from its multiplayer earlier than expected.
Well, that won’t be an issue anymore! Activision announced that Modern Warfare will be the first-ever Call of Duty title that will support cross-play! We have a ton of questions regarding this such as how hackers on PC will translate to consoles and so on, but for now, we’re just happy that it’s becoming a reality.
New Game Engine (Finally!)
Who’d have thought that Call of Duty would finally have a new game engine?! I mean, we are near the tail end of this console generation, so I assume a new COD engine would be unveiled for the first next-gen Call of Duty game. But then again, maybe this is exactly why we’re seeing it used now.
Maybe Modern Warfare is being used to test how this new engine fares, so Activision can be sure that it works swimmingly for when its used next-gen.
There you have it. Do you agree with our list? Did we miss anything? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.