Our Call of Duty: Modern Warfare guide contains everything we know so far about the Modern Warfare reboot, with details of its release date, campaign, multiplayer and more.
Call of Duty’s next title is - rather confusingly - entitled Modern Warfare. It’s not a sequel to the Modern Warfare series of old, but more of a reboot of the franchise, with a brand new engine and plenty of revamped gameplay mechanics.
Judging by the Modern Warfare teasers and multiplayer footage we’ve seen so far, Call of Duty’s trading in its arcadey visuals for a more mature, realistic shooter that’s grounded in today’s headlines.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 did away with a single player campaign and opted to focus exclusively on multiplayer instead, namely it’s Battle Royale mode, Blackout. This didn’t sit well with the community, so Modern Warfare’s bringing back the single player campaign on top of the usual multiplayer and co-op modes we've seen in the past.
To get you up to speed on all the info that’s out there for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, we thought we’d put together a guide which puts it all together nicely on one page. As more details emerge, we’ll update this page as soon as we can - bear with us!
UPDATE: Multiplayer Reveal Stream date
We’ll get an in-depth look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s multiplayer on 1st August.
You’ll be able to watch all the action over on twitch.tv/CallofDuty.
What is the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare release date?
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is set to launch for Xbox One, PS4 and PC on October 25, 2019.
Will Call of Duty: Modern Warfare have a single player campaign?
Modern Warfare's single player campaign will take us to iconic European cities and areas in the Middle East. We also know characters from previous entries will feature, including Captain Price.
Throughout the campaign there will be two main groups we'll take control of: the Tier-1 Operators and the Freedom Fighters. As you'd expect, the Tier-1 Operators will have access to high-tech gadgets and weapons, while the Freedom Fighters rely on guerilla tactics and survival instincts to overcome challenges.
It's also clear Modern Warfare will feature some shocking moments, reminiscent of the highly controversial No Russian mission in Modern Warfare 2.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Everything we know about Multiplayer
Here’s a quick breakdown of all the multiplayer details released so far:
- Modern Warfare is ditching the Season Pass which means players will get free access to new maps and content - nice.
- Remember Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s co-operative Spec Ops missions? This year’s reboot will likely feature a very similar mode.
- There’s a new multiplayer mode called Gunfight which pits two teams of two with randomised loadouts against one another. All the action takes place on very small maps, which makes for quick, intense battles which usually last no more than 30 seconds.
- Gunfight mode features anti-cheating measures too. For example, a flag may spawn in the centre of the map after a certain period of time which you’ll need to capture, or a win may be determined by damage dealt. Aggression is encouraged, and there’s no healing or reviving teammates which makes it a fast-paced, highly tactical mode.
- Previous Modern Warfare games didn’t feature Zombies and it looks like this one won't either. Speaking to Playstation Lifestyle, campaign gameplay director Jacob Minkoff said Modern Warfare was skipping Zombies mode because it doesn’t fit with the realistic theme of the game.
- Killstreaks are making a return in Modern Warfare. Here’s what has been teased so far:
- Juggernaut: Call in a care package that contains the Juggernaut assault gear.
- Infantry Assault Vehicle: Manned light infantry assault vehicle with a .50 cal machine gun on top.
- White Phosphorous: Cover the battlefield with white smoke flare canisters that will disorient the enemy, and burn any that wander too close.
- A feature called “Gunsmithing” will enable you to customise your primary and secondary weapons. You’ll be able to customise up to five parts of each weapon. With Assault rifles, for example, you’ll have nine areas of the weapon to augment.
That's it for the first iteration of our Call of Duty: Modern Warfare guide, but stay tuned for further updates as we learn more!