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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare features cross-play and no season pass

What you need to know

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a soft reboot of the famous franchise.
  • The game launches on October 25 for Xbox One and other platforms.
  • The game features cross-play and no season pass.
  • You can preorder it for $60 through the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).

After weeks of leaks, Activision finally unveiled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare today. The game appears to be a soft reboot of the franchise but tells a new story. Captain Price is back and he looks better than ever. According to the publisher, the game will launch on October 25 for Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. The PC version is exclusive to Blizzard's Battle.net launcher.

While the title's reveal trailer blew everyone away with its photorealistic visuals in a new engine, the real highlights from the announcement have to be the fact that it supports cross-play and ditches the season pass. According to Activision, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare features cross-play for consoles and PC, meaning that Xbox One players will be able to play with PC players, and vice versa.

The season pass has fragmented Call of Duty players for years, and now everyone will be able to play together. Gamers have been asking the publisher to remove the season pass for quite some time, and it looks like it's finally happening in 2019.

Are you interested in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare now that it features cross-play and no season pass? Let us know. You can preorder the game right now through the Microsoft Store. There are a lot of different versions to choose from which provide multiplayer perks. As with any modern "AAA" game, the title is Xbox One X Enhanced and should look crisp and smooth on the platform.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

6 Comments
  • I'm guessing this "You can preorder the game right now through the Microsoft Store." is a typo, since you said it was exclusive to Blizzard's launcher. Regarding the rest of the news, that's fantastic, more games need to move in this direction.
  • He means on PC is exclusively from Blizzard. This does not apply to consoles. I wonder if the cross-play includes PS4+Xbox One+PC?
  • Ah of course, I forget that the Xbox Store is the Microsoft Store now.
  • Even with the season pass gone, there'll still be other crap like loot boxes and cosmetic microtransactions.
  • Eh, cosmetic microtransactions don't hurt anyone.
  • As long as it's cosmetic it's not a big deal.