Post-Launch Maps And Modes For Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Will Be Free To Download

Post-Launch Maps And Modes For Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Will Be Free To Download
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Activision and Infinity Ward are mixing things up for this year’s Call of Duty release, as they recently announced that they’re ditching the season pass model in favor of a battle pass. Also, it was recently revealed that there will be microtransactions, but like in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, they’ll be for cosmetic items only, as all functional content such as weapons, perks, and attachments can be earned by simply playing the game.

Another change that’s being made is to some of the post-launch DLC like maps and modes, which, unlike in previous years, will be completely free to download. Moreover, all post-launch map packs and modes will be released on all platforms at the same time.

Over on Activision’s official blog, they said the following about some of the post-launch content that’ll be added to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

  • 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.

On Saturday, Activision released a new trailer for the Spec Ops Survival mode, which will be exclusive to PlayStation 4 owners for the first year. So, if you’re a PS4 owner and you’re interested in seeing more about the mode, you can do so by checking out the video below.

After the announcement that the Spec Ops Survival mode would be exclusive to the PlayStation 4 for its first year, both Activision and Infinity Ward received a ton of criticism from PC and Xbox One owners. But, in response, the devs at Infinity Ward explained that the mode is only 1 percent of the game. So, if that is, in fact, the case, then non-PlayStation 4 owners aren’t missing out on much.

Even though there are a lot of mixed feelings surrounding Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the game will likely end up breaking sales records. Also, Activision is planning on giving the game more post-launch support than any other Call of Duty game, and it looks like a lot of the post-launch DLC will be free-to-add.

Also, it’s been rumored that a Battle Royale mode will be added to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in January, and that the mode will be free-to-play. Additionally, the rumor suggests that the BR mode is Infinity Ward’s main focus, as the core game has gone gold.

We’re less than a week away from the release of Modern Warfare, which is currently scheduled to be released on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on Friday, October 25.