Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was released in 2019 as a full-on remaster of 2007’s Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. The original game was credited with moving the COD series out of the World War II setting, and it effectively set the bar for all other COD games developed by Infinity Ward. Fast forward to 2019, and the game was remastered and released a second time for modern consoles and PC. The storyline takes place in 2011 where the president of an unnamed Middle Eastern country was assassinated as an ultranationalist movement ignites a civil war in Russia. Modern Warfare has mixed in multiplayer modes from the original game along with some maps weapons from Modern Warfare 2, and as of the time of this writing, is updated on a regular basis.
Remember team tactical third-person mode from Modern Warfare 2 (2009)? I’m sure you do, as a lot of loyal COD players have fond memories of it. There hasn’t been a lot of hype around such a mode coming to today’s Modern Warfare reboot, but a weird glitch shown off by Reddit user Tkade14 shows us that it’s not only a feasible way to play, but it could be a very easy thing for Activision and Infinity Ward to make happen.
If you’re not aware, there is a third-person element to Modern Warfare, however, it’s only when you’re bleeding out in certain game modes. Once you go down, you get a third-person view until you’re either revived or bleed out. If you’re revived, the game is supposed to throw you back into the normal first-person view. In this particular case, however, it didn’t happen, and the player was able to run around for nearly a minute, knifing the hell out of people on the way.
I’ve played Call of Duty Warzone quite a bit, and I’ve played in various Modern Warfare multiplayer playlists too, but I never checked out cabin fever. A handful of different game modes on tiny maps with close-quarters combat sounded like a lot of fun. And it was, at least until I got thrown into my first bout of Hardpoint on shipment.
Don’t get me wrong, I ended up having fun, but I surely was not ready for what was about to happen when the match went live. Getting killed as you spawn can be one of the most frustrating things in the world, and I was about the rage quit (guilty) until I decided to change up my loadout to the standard, unedited shotgun loadout. From there, I was able to do some decent handywork, and even had a couple of good multikills in the process but that 10-minute match sure did feel look it took at least three times as long. Anyway, check out the recorded gameplay in...
Update 4/29/2020: EA has finally released the full patch notes for the April 28 update, and there's a lot. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see the official notes and learned about some of the smaller, behind-the-scenes changes.
Update 4/28/2020: We now know a little more about today’s big update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and the biggest takeaway from it is the new MK9 Bruen LMG – the very same gun shown off in a leak yesterday. Moving forward, there’s also an update in Gunsmith that now allows you to blend your blueprints together to make a seemingly infinite combination of gun designs (example shown below.)
The Shoot the Ship playlist as, in fact, returned to online multiplayer, and you can apparently get in on some Double XP, Double Weapon XP, and Double Tier Progression. The new Obsidian Camo has been added to the game, but Infinity Ward says you’ll have to...
When Infinity Ward launched Season 3 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, we got a new map in addition to the Renetti Pistol via the Battle Pass. But, it looks like developers aren’t done quite yet as a new video has surfaced that shows a new LMG (light machine gun) in use, and there’s a good chance that it could be launched later into this season.
For now, there’s not a lot that we know about it. The video was posted by a reliable Call of Duty leaker known as TheGamingRevolution. We see some gameplay with the new gun, and we see it in full action, including the reload sequence, among other things. It supposedly has the codename MKILO3, and it looks pretty close to the real-life M249 LMG. There’s no word on exactly when the new gun will drop, but we know that Infinity Ward is planning a big patch for tomorrow April 28 (one with a 15GB download, by the way,) so there’s a good chance that...
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer will be free to play starting today, April 24, 2020 at 6PM and will remain open for everyone to play until Monday, April 27 at 6PM.
This is the second time in the last month that Activision has decided to offer up Modern Warfare Multiplayer for free. It’s obviously an unspoken agreement between the company and players to stay indoors, but the company hasn’t exactly confirmed that the free-to-play weekends are directly related to the current crisis.
Prep the squad. #ModernWarfare Multiplayer Free Access Weekend is coming to #Warzone. pic.twitter.com/7j3s5ODVkL— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) April 23, 2020
As was the case last time, access to multiplayer will only be available through the lobby of Call of Duty: Warzone. If you haven’t installed it already, you better get to it now. That baby, for a free game no less, touches close to the 100GB mark (anywhere between 83 and 103, depending on platform) so it’s going...
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare had its own problem with cheaters but once Warzone launched, cheaters started coming out of the woodwork. So far, Infinity Ward has banned 50,000+ cheaters from the game, and it’s only made a small dent in an ongoing problem of people using cheats that guarantee headshots, auto-aiming, invincibility, and the like. While it might be fun for the person running the cheats, it sucks for the rest of us. Instead of banning people outright, however, Infinity Ward has a novel solution. It’s going to start grouping all cheaters together and force them to play against one another.
This solution will come as part of an update that will increase security across both Modern Warfare and Warzone, add notifications for when reported players have been banned, and will add report-a-player functionality to both killcam and spectate modes.
So far, there’s no specific...
Look, we know you’re tired of isolation, but on the plus side, you have more time to play video games, and this weekend is set to be a big one if you’re a Call of Duty: Warzone or Modern Warfare player. Right now, a new limited time mode has launched, and this weekend, you’ll get to enjoy double XP.
First, let’s start with that new limited-time game mode. Called Scopes and Scatter Guns Trios, things are pretty straightforward – you’ll play in teams of three and the entire weapons catalog is reduced to nothing more that shotguns and sniper rifles. As Activision describes it, it’s a “twist on Battle Royale that brings you into new ranges of play.” They should have probably just called it campers and runners, but that’s a discussion for another time.
Moving on to what is, arguably, more important: The double XP weekend. Starting April 17 at 10AM PT/1PM ET/6PM BST you’ll be able to double up all experience points earned from...
Modern Warfare Season 3 has officially kicked off, and with it comes a new battle pass, new maps, a new operator, and new Weapons. This is everything you need to know about it.
Modern Warfare Season 3 Official Trailer
Modern Warfare Season 3 Download Size
This should come as no surprise, but there’s a fairly hefty download for Season 3, but how much you have to download depends on your platform. If you’re running PlayStation 4, you’ll need 11.6 GB of space, while the Xbox One requires 13.6 GB, and PC requires 16 GB. And, don’t forget, download speeds have been slowed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, so it might take a little longer than usual for some of you to get the full download.
Alex is Back in Modern Warfare
Remember CIA Operative Alex that was presumed to be dead...
Activision tried to surprise us with the unannounced launch of Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered, but the cat was out of the bag long before that. In mid-March evidence of Modern Warfare 2’s relaunch started to surface, and a week later, data miners found images hidden in the recent Modern Warfare DLC pack. Two days later, the trailer for the MW2 campaign was leaked. When we announced that the MW2 campaign had launched, we speculated that Activision didn’t want to cannibalize Modern Warfare’s multiplayer mode, so MW2 multiplayer was left out. As it turns out, we were right, and work comes directly from Activision.
In a blog post late last night, the COD staff explained exactly why multiplayer and Spec Ops were left out of the MW2 remaster.
“Beginning with Modern Warfare last year, the focus has been to bring players together seamlessly in one unified online multiplayer playground.”
But, that focus on one unified multiplayer playground doesn’t mean...
Activision has now released fresh content for both Call of Duty
Warzone and Call
of Duty: Modern Warfare. Updates include four new Warzone weapons, a new operator
named Talon, and a new 6v6 map called Khandor Hideout. The update went live a
2AM EST on the East Coast or 6am UK time.
Modern Warfare Map Khandor Hideout
Khandor Hideout is a new map added to Modern Warfare today
as a new, medium-sized 6v6 battleground. Activision describes it as having “long
sight lines and interior spaces.” It is quite an impressive map for snipers,
but there’s also a big warehouse right in the middle for those of you that
prefer to run-and-gun as opposed to camping and sniping.
Modern Warfare and Warzone Operator Talon
Talon is an all-new operator that has joined both Modern Warfare
and Warzone. He comes complete with a combat ready dog that takes part in his
finishing move. However, to get Talon and his dog,...