Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019 features 'input-based' cross-play, matches similar devices
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What you need to know
- With cross-play, the issue of fairness arises because controllers are paired against mice.
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare matches players with controllers to one another.
- Players who use mice are matched with others who do the same.
- You can preorder the game for $60 on Amazon.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is an upcoming first-person shooter from Activision's Infinity Ward studio. The team developed the original Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, so it has the necessary experience to shine a modern light on the series. Unlike 2018's Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare features a single-player campaign as well as traditional multiplayer modes.
The game also features cross-play, allowing PC gamers to compete with console gamers, and vice versa. Given the precision of a mouse over a controller, many gamers think that this is unfair. Luckily, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare uses "input-based" matchmaking so people who use a controller are paired with one another, and people who are use mice are paired with those who have a similar setup. Reports by Eurogamer and Forbes went into further detail.
Hopefully the system will work and be fair for everyone. Developer Infinity Ward needs to take into account cheaters because there are a lot of devices on the market that let you mimic a controller even though you're using a mouse and keyboard. Only time will tell if the studio will take this into account.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was an excellent multiplayer game, but felt lacking due to no single-player campaign. In order to shine, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has to tell a powerful story above all else. What are your initial thoughts on the game? Let us know.
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