Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

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A post to the Activision Games Blog explains the Call of Duty team’s approach to releasing new content for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Admitting there are “still questions around how the economy will evolve throughout the post-launch, live seasons,” they say that Battle Passes for the shooter will not be sold upon launch to allow players to work through the unlocks, and that all functional content can be unlocked by playing. They are also removing multiplayer map packs to allow everyone to play together, and making other changes to create an even playing field:

A message from the Call of Duty team.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is almost here. From the moment this project began three years ago, the energy has been extraordinary.

We’ve set our sights on not only creating the best game possible this year, but also on breaking down walls and bringing the community together. Starting with Modern Warfare, we will be:

  • Introducing crossplay to unite the community across platforms for the first time.
  • Removing Season Pass and a la carte DLC multiplayer map packs to ensure everyone can play together.
  • Delivering free post-launch multiplayer maps and modes for all players.
  • Releasing post-launch multiplayer maps and modes simultaneously on all platforms.

We are excited about what these changes will bring to Call of Duty players. That said, we also recognize there is one more topic that many fans are interested to learn more about.

Today, let’s address the basics for the in-game economy coming in Modern Warfare.

  • We are introducing a new Battle Pass system, not a loot box system.
  • All functional content that has an impact on game balance, such as base weapons and attachments, can be unlocked simply by playing the game.
  • The new Battle Pass system will allow players to see the content that they are earning or buying. Battle Passes will launch timed to new, post-launch live seasons, so you can unlock cool new Modern Warfare-themed content that matches each season.
  • With the new Battle Pass system, players will be able to earn COD Points by playing the game.
  • There will be both a Free Stream and a Premium Stream of content in the Battle Pass System in Modern Warfare. New base weapons will be earned through gameplay, simply by playing Modern Warfare. Functional attachments for base weapons can be unlocked through gameplay as well just like in the game’s Beta.
  • The Battle Pass and the In-Game Store will feature a variety of cosmetic content that does not impact game balance.

The Battle Pass System for Modern Warfare will not launch when the game releases on October 25th. Here’s why: First and foremost, we are all focused on making the Day One experience awesome. Second, it’s important to us that everyone who is playing Modern Warfare has the chance to work their way through the new game and unlock all the rewards that are waiting for you. We expect to launch this system for Modern Warfare later this year.

Understandably there are still questions around how the economy will evolve throughout the post-launch, live seasons. We recognize this will take time to fully demonstrate. Please know we are committed to delivering a fair system guided by the principles we’ve outlined here, and will continue to monitor feedback and player engagement to help us achieve that goal.

Please look for more information on the live seasons and post-release content plans for Modern Warfare throughout the year and beyond.

We are looking forward to playing in just a few days.

Thank you.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s PC Specifications have been revealed via Blizzard’s Battle.net.

Battle.net was updated to include both the minimum and recommended specifications for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare ahead of the October 25 launch of the game.

One interesting thing about the specification is that it states the game will require 175GB of hard drive space available to download and install the game when it releases.

Minimum Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows® 7 64-bit (SP1) or Windows® 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
  • Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 670 / NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 or AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 – DirectX 12.0 compatible system
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Storage: 175 GB available hard drive space
  • Internet: Broadband Internet connection

Recommended Requirements

  • Operating System:Windows® 10 64-bit latest update
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen™ R5 1600X
  • Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 / NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 or AMD Radeon™ R9 390 / AMD Radeon™ RX 580 – DirectX 12.0 compatible system
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Storage: 175 GB available hard drive space
  • Internet: Broadband Internet connection

 

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The Activision Blog offers new details on the Special Ops mode in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare that’s reimagined in the new installment in the shooter series. You can also cast your specs on a new Special Ops Trailer that uses cinematics to show how this mode has evolved. Here’s the summary:

Available on all platforms when Modern Warfare launches on October 25, one of the series’ most-beloved game modes is back. Reimagined as a collection of expansive, interconnected Operations against a new and encroaching threat, players will assemble into strike-teams of four to execute multi-phased objectives, which together will advance the overarching story of Modern Warfare.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is due later this month, and Activision paves the way with the release of a Launch Gameplay Trailer from Infinity Ward’s next military shooter. Despite the use of the term “gameplay,” this seems to be almost entirely composed of cinematics, set to the soothing tones of Metallica.

Pre-orders at participating retailers are available now, or at CallofDuty.com.

call-of-duty-modern-warfareAn announcement on the Activision Blog that an all-new trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, showcasing the military shooter’s single-player campaign, has been released. Here’s a bit from the blog…

On October 25th, when the world is threatened, you’ll have to get your hands dirty, so the world stays clean.

The Campaign engulfs you in a raw and gritty narrative, bringing unrivaled intensity and shining a light on the changing nature of modern war. Visceral and dramatic, the single-player campaign pushes boundaries and breaks rules. You will engage in covert operations alongside a diverse cast of international special forces and freedom fighters.

The stakes have never been higher: This is a heart-racing saga that will affect the global balance of power. You will work with lethal Tier One Operators, including Bravo 6 himself – the iconic Captain John Price – sometimes within the grey area of their rules of engagement. Expect the Campaign gameplay to be reflexive and strategic, supporting the narrative through a variety of differing playstyles. These include close quarter, stealth missions, and long-range combat. Your tactical decision making will be put to the ultimate test.

In a desperate mission, Captain Price and the SAS will partner alongside the CIA and the Urzikstani Liberation Force to retrieve stolen chemical weapons. The fight will take you from London to the Middle East and other global locations, as this joint task force battles through betrayals, moral dilemmas, and no-win situations to stop full scale global war.

Learn more about the single-player campaign and the reveal of a new XRK Weapons Pack from today’s announcement HERE.

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A post on the Activision Blog discusses the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beta that’s about to come to Windows. This offers a detailed rundown of PC-specific features that will allow players to fine-tune the game to their control preferences and system. Speaking of systems, this includes minimum and recommended system specifications:

Here are the minimum specs needed to play the Beta:

  • Requires DirectX 12 compatible system
  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-Bit (1709 or later)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k or AMD equivalent
  • Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 2GB / GTX 1650 4GB or AMD Radeon HD 7950
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • HDD: 45GB HD space
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

And here are recommended specs:

  • Requires DirectX 12 compatible system
  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest Service Pack)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k or AMD equivalent
  • Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB / GTX 1660 6GB or AMD Radeon R9 390 / AMD RX 580
  • RAM: 16GB RAM
  • HDD: 45GB HD space
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

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A post on the Activision Blog has outlines what we need to know about the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beta testing that begins this week on PlayStation 4. They include this Multiplayer Beta Trailer with a look at the game, and offer details on how to preload the beta. We’ll pick things up below with Weekend 2, which is the first chance PC gamers will get to join in the action:

Weekend 2: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, & PC Beta (Crossplay)
The second Beta Test Weekend is for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC owners, starting from Thursday, September 19, and running to the morning of Monday, September 23.

PlayStation 4 owners: If you’re a PlayStation 4 owner, regardless of whether or not you pre-ordered the game, you can resume and continue to play the Open Beta free for the entire Weekend 2 period (both the Early Access and Open periods).

Weekend 2: Early Access
The first two days of the weekend – Thursday, September 19, and Friday, September 20, – are free to all PlayStation 4 owners and do not require a pre-order. In addition, anyone who has pre-ordered the game on Xbox One, or on PC via Blizzard Battle.net also can play starting Thursday, September 19. If you’re an Xbox One or PC owner and want to play Weekend 2 of the Beta for the longest possible time, be sure to pre-order. Check your local retailer or online here for pre-order information.

Weekend 2: Open
The rest of the Open Beta period, running from Saturday, September 21, to the morning of Monday, September 23, is accessible to all players on PlayStation, Xbox One, or PC, regardless of pre-ordered status. If you’ve got an Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold is required to play. If you have a PC, a Battle.net account is required to play. Other than these prerequisites and an internet connection, you should have everything you need to play. And reminder, the Weekend 2 of the Beta Test will include crossplay.

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This tweet from Activision is an atlas for the road to launch Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The military shooter is due for release on October 25th. The text says: “The road to launch for #ModernWarfare is in its final stretch. Gather your intel and get ready for the Open Beta next weekend.” This is followed by a graphic with the following timeline of what will lead up to that point:

PlayStation Exclusive Open Beta
Beta Weekend 1
September 12-16

Crossplay Details
Week of September 16

Crossplay Open Beta
Beta Weekend 2
September 19-23

Campaign Premiere
End of September

Special Ops Premier
Week of October 7

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A new Multiplayer Gameplay Trailer offers a look at multiplayer combat from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. This is shot on a PlayStation 4 Pro, but does show off the game in 4K resolution. Here’s word:

We’re back with more Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer gameplay! Captured in 4K on PlayStation 4 Pro, this gameplay includes 5 different game modes across 5 multiplayer maps, including one night variant!

  • Grazna Raid – Headquarters
  • Azhir Cave (Night) – Team Deathmatch
  • Hackney Yard – Cyber Attack
  • Azhir Cave – Headquarters
  • Gun Runner – Domination
  • Aniyah Palace – 5 Flag Domination

Don’t miss out on all the action! Pre-order now and get open beta early access beginning on September 12, first on PS4.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare launches October 25, and starting today you can learn all about the highly anticipated multiplayer gameplay coming with the newest entry in the critically acclaimed series. Check out the Multiplayer Reveal Trailer to see Modern Warfare’s “ultimate multiplayer playground” in action.

The Modern Warfare team is taking over the internet for a special Multiplayer Premiere, featuring a global livestream at Twitch.tv/CallofDuty and across the Call of Duty Facebook, Twitter, Mixer, YouTube, and MLG channels. In addition, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 players can watch the event via the in-game Live Event Viewer.

The team is also unveiling Modern Warfare’s thrilling multiplayer gameplay with some of the world’s most prolific streamers. Head over to the Call of Duty blog to learn more and see the full list of names.

Modern Warfare Open Beta Test Incoming

A key piece of intel that made its way out of today’s event is the plan for the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PC open beta test. Everyone who pre-purchases the game on Battle.net will get early access on September 19 and 20, and everyone else can join in from September 21–23.

Specific timing for the PC open beta test will be announced closer to the start date.

Visit the official blog for more details on all things Modern Warfare, including a series of articles planned for the next 10 days that will provide a debriefing on several new elements of multiplayer gameplay.