What you need to know
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is now available on Xbox One and PC.
- The game is a first-person shooter with a mature campaign.
- Activision eliminated microtransactions and the restrictive season pass.
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare starts at $60 on the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).
Updated October 25, 2019: Beforehand, the Microsoft Store said that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was just Xbox One X Enhanced. Now, it's saying that it runs at "4K Ultra HD" on the system. Since the frame rate is 60 frames per second, the title is one of the rare 4K 60 FPS games on Xbox One X.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the spiritual reboot of the popular first-person shooter from a while back. It brings back many of the same characters — and many of the same situations — but presents them in a more relevant light. The campaign seems to be dark and disturbing, exactly what players wanted.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is finally available on Xbox One and PC, and looks great on the systems. The PC version is the one we reviewed and it's definitely photorealistic. However, on Xbox One X, it's no slouch. The game features high resolution rendering and textures, and seems to be locked at 60 frames per second during the campaign and multiplayer.
If you want to pick up the title, you can do so for $60. However, there are other versions available which cost more. The game won't introduce microtransactions or other such mechanics, but there will be a seasonal Battle Pass which gives you added perks when you're playing multiplayer. Additionally, keep in mind that a mode is exclusive to PlayStation 4 for a year.
In Windows Central's review, James Bricknell wrote, "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare feels like a return to form that made Infinity Ward such a name in first-person games. The story is good, though hampered by Infinity Ward trying a little too hard to be edgy. I don't like the term edgy, but it fits. You can make people think without making them feel gross. It's a fine line, and one I don't believe Infinity Ward entirely walked correctly."
Next level combat
Warfare is Modern again
Developed by Infinity Ward, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare takes the concept of modern combat and reapplies it, with familiar characters in unfamiliar situations.
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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.
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