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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer revealed, features 'Ground War' with over 100 players

What you need to know

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a soft reboot of the popular franchise.
  • Today, Activision unvieled the game's multiplayer modes.
  • You can take a look at the trailer and read about them here.
  • You can preorder the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Dark Edition for $200 exclusively at GameStop (opens in new tab).

Today, Activision and Infinity Ward revealed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's multiplayer mode to the world. The game is scheduled to launch on October 25, but the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Beta goes live for everyone next month. According to Activision, the multiplayer mode focuses on an all-new level of strategic and tactical gunplay.

You can jump into new arenas that redefine Call of Duty multiplayer, from quick-action, close-quarters two-on-two experiences in Gunfight, to traditional six-on-six multiplayer gameplay, to even ten-on-ten or twenty-on-twenty firefights. However, the highlight of the announcement had to be the fact that Ground War, an epic large-scale mode supporting more than a hundred players, will be part of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

Just like past entries in the franchise, you can customize your weapons through the Gunsmith system. Mechanics such as bullet penetration, gun mounting, door breaching, and night-vision goggles have all been overhauled. This is designed to give you a greater tactical experience along the lines of Rainbow Six Siege.

In order to discourage camping, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare features Killstreaks. Killstreaks rewards players with different perks. For example, three kills give you a personal radar to detect enemies, four kills give you a drone or a care package, five kills trigger missile strikes, seven kills grant you another drone or assault vehicle, eight kills can call another missile strike or grant care packages, ten kills unlocks chemical weapons or a helicopter gunner, eleven kills calls in a support helicopter, twelve kills calls in an advanced drone or gunship, and finally, fifteen kills gives you the Juggernaut armor so that you can roam the map and wreak havoc on your enemies.

Patrick Kelly, Creative Director and Studio Head of Infinity Ward, said the following about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's approach to multiplayer.

Our goal with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is to bring all gamers together from day one to play together. We're doing away with the season pass, we're delivering a mix of free maps, a ton of content following launch, and we're developing the game for cross-play. We're live-testing now, and fans will get to try for themselves next month in the beta. This is a new day for Call of Duty multiplayer, and today is just the start – we have many more exciting reveals coming for fans that we can't wait to share.

The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Beta take place in September on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. Those who preordered the game on Xbox One and PC can test it out from September 19 to 20. Cross-play servers will be live then. An open beta will take place from September 21 to 23.

Are you excited about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare? Let us know. The publisher also announced a Dark Edition which comes with night-vision goggles and other items. It's a GameStop exclusive and costs $200.

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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.