More Details Revealed For Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare, A Lot Of Changes Are Coming

More Details Revealed For Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare, A Lot Of Changes Are Coming
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There are a lot of eyes on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the upcoming entry in Infinity Ward’s library of franchise entries. Aside from sharing the name of the series most notable title, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the game has little to do with its predecessor.

This time around, the development team is looking to push things in a more realistic direction, offering a lot of huge changes to the series and acting as a “soft reboot” for the Modern Warfare brand. It’s already been reported that the game is bringing back killstreaks, something that many Call of Duty fans are happy to see return.

Other changes, however, are sure to divide the community. One of the biggest omissions is the absence of a zombies mode, something that was introduced in Call of Duty: World at War, and has since been present in almost every title in the series, with only a few exceptions.

Popular Call of Duty YouTuber TmarTn recently took a trip to Activision, getting some hands-on time with the upcoming Modern Warfare title. While he and the others featured are bound by a non-disclosure agreement and can’t share much of what they saw, he was able to confirm a few details.

One such detail is the complete absence of a mini-map in multiplayer. This is the first game in the franchise’s multiplayer history to not have one, and it’s one of those changes that will definitely be a hot-topic among casual and pro players alike. The mini-map is a core part of the Call of Duty experience, allowing players to track down enemies, keep tabs on teammates actions, and more. It’s a bold choice to say the least, but one that reflect’s the series’ push toward more intense and realistic combat.

It seems the team at Infinity Ward is also looking to make the game much more customizable, as weapons will now feature more over 40 attachments available. There aren’t many details on exactly what these attachments will be, though you can expect a wide variety of sights, stocks, launchers, and more, allowing players to truly adjust their guns to their play style.

As far as killstreaks are concerned, one of the big ones that has been seen is the presence of a tank. According to TmarTn, the tank is more than just an ordinary killstreak; it is a two-player controlled vehicle, adding a bit more strategy to the way that it is used.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a huge change in a franchise that desperately needs to be reinvented. Perhaps this will be the game to finally push the series forward. Keep an eye out for the game’s official multiplayer reveal, which is happening today, August 1, at 10am PT/1pm ET.