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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Gameplay to Premiere on August 1

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Gameplay to Premiere on August 1 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 11 July 2019 / 609 Views

Publisher Activision and developer Infinity Ward announced it will showcase the first multiplayer gameplay for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on Twitch on August 1 at 10am PT / 1pm ET.

Here is an overview of the new Gunfight mode:

Gunfight (2v2): An Overview

Today’s first glimpse of Multiplayer gameplay showcases a new mode for Modern Warfare, named Gunfight.

Gunfight is one of several multiplayer modes in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and represents just a small taste of the overall Multiplayer experience that awaits you on October 25!

Here’s a high-level breakdown of this exciting 2v2 experience:

“Small team, multi-round cage matches. First duo to reach the round win limit is victorious.”

The Basics:

  • This is a four-player, two-versus-two game mode.
  • It features a series of custom-made, confined maps; the smallest of those present in Multiplayer.
  • Everybody gets the same loadout: Prove your adeptness with a wide variety of armaments!
  • The loadouts switch every two rounds.
  • The first duo to win six rounds wins.

Gameplay Notes:

  • Each round lasts 40 seconds. After this, “Overtime” begins, and a flag spawns.
  • The flag spawns if one or both players of each duo are still alive at the start of Overtime.
  • Either team has 10 seconds to capture this flag. There is a three second capture time.
  • During Overtime, you achieve victory by capturing this flag, or by defeating the other team.
  • If no one defeats the other team or captures the flag, the duo with the higher health wins. If both sides have the same amount of health, the round is a draw.
  • Each team switches to the opposite side of the map every two rounds.
  • The first three maps shown today are:
    • King: The interior of a warehouse.
    • Pine: The exterior of a dense forest.
    • Stack: A desert container yard.

Additional information:

  • This is a fast-paced, pick-up-and-play experience that’s easy to learn.
  • However, delve deeper into this mode and you’ll uncover tactically expansive gameplay that’s difficult to master.
  • The close-quarter action, quick turnaround between rounds, and the speed in which you can return to the action make for an exceptionally competitive game mode.
  • Some have compared the instant, entertaining, and competitive action to a fighting game. But one with armaments and set in the Call of Duty universe.
  • A typical loadout is a Primary weapon, a Secondary weapon, a Tactical Grenade (like a Flashbang), and a piece of Lethal Equipment (like a frag grenade).
  • All information is subject to change during the game-balancing and fine-tuning portion of development.
  • Gunfight is just one element, there is a ton of more content – modes, maps and overall goodness coming to the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer experience.
  • Fun fact; as Infinity Ward’s Multiplayer Design Director tells us: “When we stripped the game down [to] test each weapon, everyone would check each weapon for balancing, and the game mode was born out of that.”

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC on October 25.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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The Fury (on 12 July 2019)

In case anyone doesn't know, Infinity Ward Invited a few streamers to play 2v2 mode. So you can see gameplay from the new cod here: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/451329251