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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare gets massive free update, adds new maps and modes (update)

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Image credit: Activision)

What you need to know

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a first-person shooter from Activision.
  • A free update with new modes, maps, and weapons is coming on December 3.
  • A 200-person battle royale mode may also be in the works according to datamined files.
  • You can purchase Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for $60 on Amazon (opens in new tab).

Updated December 3, 2019: The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare update is now live and comes in at around 19 GB on Xbox One. It may be higher on PC. The company released a new trailer which detailed everything you can expect from the update. The trailer can be found below.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (opens in new tab) is a gaming institution. The original single-player story and the multiplayer experience were a masterclass in how to make a first-person shooter and now Activision is hoping it can make lightning strike twice. In an effort to expand the game's appeal, the publisher is releasing a massive, free content update in December.

Today, Activision said that starting next week on December 3, get ready for the biggest free content drop in Call of Duty history. The roadmap for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Season 1 dropped today, giving everyone a glimpse at the incoming content. There are several new maps, modes, and weapons in the download. More details were provided on Activision's blog.

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Source: Activision (Image credit: Source: Activision)

Recently, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare files were datamined and the results posted on the internet. There was a Reddit post that broke down all of the features. While we got information about some new maps and perks, the highlight was allegedly the 200-player battle royale offering. The player count seems awfully high so take it with a grain of salt.

Are you excited for the free update? Let us know. What do you think of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare?

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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.