Call of Duty: Modern Warfare MP features a new Ground War mode with more than 100 players
As part of the press release for MP, Infinity Ward has revealed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will have a 100 player Ground War mode when it launches in October.
Players can jump into new play spaces that redefine Call of Duty multiplayer, from quick-action, close-quarters 2 vs. 2 experiences in Gunfight, traditional 6 vs. 6 multiplayer gameplay, modes that support 10 vs. 10 and 20 vs. 20 firefights, along with high-player count maps and combat, such as the all-new Ground War, an epic large-scale mode supporting more than 100-players . And, that’s just the beginning for Modern Warfare fans.
Activision has not stated that this is a Battle Royale, but rather it appears to be just a new MP mode for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
The studio has showcased gameplay today of the 2v2, 6v6, 10v10, and 20v20 as part of their stream today, but has not shown the 100 player mode as of now.
Everything announced today about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer
There was a lot released today, so you can click a link to check it out:
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Open Beta Announced
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Reveal Trailer
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer features night versions of select maps
- The Nuke Returns in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
- Infinity Ward reiterates Cross Play works between all platforms, No Season Pass
- Everything that’s currently in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare features a larger style maps for a 20v20 mode
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare does not feature mini map
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare MP features exploration style Easter Eggs
- Health Regeneration in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare MP is automatic
- Infinity Ward wants to accommodate all play styles in Modern Warfare
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare introduces new gameplay mechanics
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare brings the Gunsmith
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has a more than 100 player Ground War mode
- Twitter Video: Realism TDM on Cave
- Twitter Video: 10v10 Headquarters on Grazna Raid
- Twitter Video: 20v20 5 Flag Domination on Aniyah Palace
- Twitter Video: Cyber Attack mode on Hackney Yard
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is available October 25.
I was watching the MP reveal on twitch. The game looks great. I can’t wait until the Beta.
Cool new feature is being able to edit guns IN GAME. Finally, this was much needed.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will support keyboard-mouse play on consoles
Infinity Ward has revealed in interviews with websites and PlayStation Blog that players who want to play with keyboard and mouse on consoles will be available to do so with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has cross play support between PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and the studio confirmed they will be matchmaking by peripheral input device.
Joe Cecot, MP Design Director, has confirmed to PlayStation Blog that keyboard and mouse will be supported on PS4 (and confirmed elsewhere with Xbox One).
At its unveil event, Infinity Ward confirmed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will support cross-play between PC and console players — a first for the series. How is the studio balancing mouse-and-keyboard users with controller users? “One of the main ways is that we are planning on matchmaking based on peripheral,” Design Director Joe Cecot said. “We’re also supporting different peripherals, so if you want to plug a keyboard [and mouse] into your PS4, you can.”
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s post launch to feature ‘regular distribution of content’ with free maps and more
The PlayStation Blog shared 22 things you should know about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare MP, and one of the big pieces of news that has been shared regularly since the game’s reveal is that there is no Season Pass.
The PlayStation Blog got a quote from Joe Cecot, Infinity Ward Design Director, that states they plan to bring free maps and content consistently throughout the post launch season.
Instead, an ongoing array of free downloadable maps and content will release post launch. “We just revealed, so it’s a little early to talk post-launch, but we can say that it will be a regular distribution of content,” Cecot said. “We have a very full post-launch schedule, because we want players to jump into our game and we want to keep them really busy with new content for a long time.”
It’s not clear yet exactly how Infinity Ward is planning to do post launch content with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beyond this quote above. Previous Infinity Ward games have had the 4 DLC Packs throughout the year with other mixed in events for the game with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 moved away from the DLC Packs system and did content drops throughout the year with the Black Ops Pass, splitting up content to release more often. Many fans did not like some of the slower updates for Black Ops 4.
We also don’t know yet how many maps Infinity Ward plans to release post-launch for this game across the different modes. The last Infinity Ward title brought 16 maps post launch; Black Ops 4 is only bringing a total of 12 maps for players total this year.
Infinity Ward currently focused on ‘core multiplayer’ in Modern Warfare versus Battle Royale
Infinity Ward’s MP Design Director Joe Cecot has commented on the possibility of a Battle Royale mode in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
There have been rumors suggested Infinity Ward was developing a BR mode for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, but based on Cecot’s comments, it appears that they are not looking at such a mode for Modern Warfare for now.
He stated that Modern Warfare and Black Ops 4 have a “different feeling” with them.
“We really focused on Modern Warfare, authentic and gritty, realistic weapons, and it’s a different experience. It’s really…just about pulling back to Modern Warfare and keeping that pure,” Cecot said.
He followed up that they are focused on a core MP right now for Modern Warfare.
Joe told IGN “[Infinity Ward has] big fans of battle royale. We’re excited for large player counts and things like that, but right now we’re really focused on core multiplayer.”
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare already has a 2v2 mode, 6v6 mode, 10v10, and a 20v20 mode in the game. The studio also revealed this week that the game will feature a Ground War MP mode that has more than 100 players.
Cecot tells IGN that the studio has been working with network engineerings to ensure that they can support these larger player modes in core MP.
“We have pushed our networking engineers to allow us to have more players,” Cecot said . “On the technical side, we’ve had to do a ton of work on the multiplayer side to make things more efficient so we could push the player counts higher and higher and higher.”
Based upon his comments, it looks like there is no plans for a Battle Royale mode in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will feature outlines to identify friendlies in maps
In their build, the player outlines was working at intended, and this is what it looks like:
With the lack of mini-map in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, it’s a bit harder to see where your teammates are at all times in the maps.
The game does show a smaller indicator and their name when in your view, but if they’re inside buildings or around objects, there’s no identifier to showcase where they are.
The studio confirmed during the stream this past week that they plan to have outlines for teammates on the maps, but that feature had a bug and was not ready for the build they showcased during the MP reveal event. The final game will in fact have the outlines for teammates, and the outlines will only be shown when a teammates move behind objects or in buildings to help identify where players are.
The outlines are proximity based. Also they would all have to be occluded behind geometry for an outline to be necessary. Outlines only appear when friendlies are behind things.
Although many fans would just prefer a mini-map, Infinity Ward devs have stated that they will monitor the feedback about this during the upcoming beta for Modern Warfare and will then decide what to do. The studio says they prefer fans to get hands on and then report back versus basing their decisions off of just watching gameplay.
GameInformer video teases fan favorite weapons returning in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
UPDATE: GameInformer’s video has revealed some additional weapons in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, including a look at the P90 in the loadout menu, the return of the Dragunov, and more.
The menus also reveal that players can choose melee weapons as either primary or secondary weapons in the game.
Checkout the images below:
GameInformer announced this past week that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is their cover story for the month of September, and they’ll be dropping extensive coverage of the game starting on August 6, including info on MP and the campaign.
As part of this, the gameplay that GameInformer recorded for MP of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was recorded at the Infinity Ward studios on the studios’ latest build versus the gameplay we shared on a set build for the MP event coverage.
With that, the gameplay video they shared actually features additional weapons that we didn’t get a chance to see.
The video confirms that the FAL is returning, and it looks similar to the previous Modern Warfare versions.
In addition, you can also see that the P90 will be returning to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
You can watch GameInformer’s video here:
Former Battlefield Marketing Manager responds to Modern Warfare trailer, says EA/DICE have to ‘step it up’
The former Battlefield Marketing Manager has posted a tweet responding to the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Reveal trailer this week.
Popular Battlefield YouTube JackFrags has been uploaded Call of Duty gameplay recently as part of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare MP Reveal. One of his videos had some discussions regarding the announced 100+ player Ground War MP mode in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, a number which surprised many fans for a Call of Duty game to have.
Previous to this, Battlefield was known to have the biggest player counts for an FPS on consoles, with their “iconic” 64 player modes in Battlefield games over the years. This year’s Battlefield V has had a rough year with fans, as many fans have complained about DICE’s lack of features and updates to the game, alongside a big consideration to BFV’s Battle Royale versus the core modes that fans loved Battlefield for.
The Marketing Manager responded that EA/DICE have to ‘step it up’ going forward as Call of Duty is now going to reach 100+ player mode in core MP before Battlefield can.
“@EA_DICE will need to step it up. Enough with visual focus, people care about gameplay.
down by @jackfrags.
I can guarantee that call of duty is going to go full Battlefield as
time goes. @EA_DICE
will need to step it up. Enough with visual focus, people care about
Casey Al-Kaisy (@TheFixnow) August
Battlefield has focused extensively on the visuals for the games with overly done destruction, crazy amount of graphics, and more, but the focus on gameplay in recent Battlefield games has lacked a lot for the fanbase.
I think I may get this one. Last I played was W@W