Infinity Ward’s new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was shown off a bit more on July 11th, showcasing a new Gunfight Mode that’s meant for busy players looking for a fast bit of action.
The mode is 2-on-2 action and is one of 20 game modes that have been announced for the title. The game has 40-second rounds and urges players to be wise about their strategy, whereas most games have over-the-top action for rounds. There is no health regeneration, and the first squad that racks up six victories takes the entire match.
Other differences from popular Call of Duty modes include customizable load-outs, with weapons pre-determined before you start your round. The final number of maps for Gunfight Mode isn’t set in stone, but Infinity Ward has indicated that they’re looking at around three maps.
We watched some of the streams today, and while it’s definitely Call of Duty, there is a whole element that feels different, as you have to be very methodical about how you play out your rounds. It’ll be interesting to see if this mode plays into eSports at all, as generally speaking we see larger modes getting the love from developers.
The new Call of Duty game is taking the Modern Warfare name, but changing things up in terms of story. The game is said to be shocking like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was in terms of violence, but not just for shock value.
Furthermore, it looks like Infinity Ward is aiming for crossplay across all platforms, which could help draw in some jaded FPS fans. This would lend heavily to seeing the game picked up for eSports events, and we’re amped to see how the game is received.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be coming out on October 25th on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.