Everything You Need to Know About Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
This Friday, the soft reboot of Modern Warfare will be released. It comes 12 years to the day in 2007. It has the potential to be the best addition to COD in recent years. Sales have been dropping substantially for the past few years. Modern Warfare could save the COD franchise.
The campaign promises to be a “visceral and uncompromising” that has been designed to be “edgy, culturally relevant and thought-provoking.” Fan-favourite Captain Price is coming back. He has been heavily promoted. The actual player character switches between London Metropolitan Police Sergeant Kyle Garrick, and a former British Army and CIA officer Alex. Both are taking on a rogue Russian general, and levels take place between European cities and the “volatile expanses of the Middle East.”
Reports have noted its gritty depiction of civilians and disguised fighters, including child soldiers. If this is true, then there will be plenty of controversy over the coming weeks.
Modern Warfare Online seeks to reestablish its dominance as the go-to FPS with “new and innovative game modes.” This is made more exciting by the introduction of Crossplay between PS4, Xbox One and PC. Less confident players won’t fall behind as quickly as there is a new progression system. This takes multiplayer, campaign and co-op into account for levelling.
New multiplayer modes are incoming, most notably is “groundwar” which takes place across huge maps that support over 100 players. If you want a more intimate battle, then “gunfight” is for you. It is a two-on-two mode that brings the action close. Players will not only get a wider variety of arena styles, but they’ll be regularly given new maps for free throughout the year.
I am very excited for what this title will bring to the Call of Duty franchise. Hopefully Modern Warfare will inject the series with some much-needed life.