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CoD fans furious over year-long PS4 exclusive Modern Warfare mode

Published: 24/Sep/2019 23:19 Updated: 25/Sep/2019 9:53

by Brad Norton

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Set to release on October 25, Call of Duty franchise, has got the community riled up after the announcement of an exclusive mode.

Following a public beta that was met with much praise from pro players and streamers alike, Infinity Ward’s first addition to the Call of Duty series since Infinite Warfare, was seemingly on a smooth path to release.

Through Sony’s ‘State of Play’ broadcast on September 24, it was subtly announced after a bombastic campaign trailer, that the popular Special Ops mode would be making a return to the franchise, but with an upsetting twist.

Teased at the conclusion of the campaign trailer for Modern Warfare, developers Infinity Ward showed the very first footage for the returning Spec Ops mode. A fan favorite game type in the series, Spec Ops in series past has been a slew of single-player or cooperative missions and survival-based challenges. 

In the 2019 release of Modern Warfare, it was announced that the Spec Ops Survival mode will be a timed exclusive for the PlayStation 4 platform.

Regular Spec Ops missions and challenges will still be accessible across Xbox One and PC at release, however the specific Survival mode will not be made widespread until a full year later on October 1 2020.

With the series being known for annual releases, this exclusive window essentially means that the Spec Ops Survival mode will be locked for Xbox and PC gamers all the way through until the release of the next Call of Duty title.

The Call of Duty community have voiced displeasure at the announcement, as with the inclusion of unprecedented cross-play throughout the beta, players were assuming that the days of exclusivity for the franchise were well in the past.

Reacting angrily to the news in a specific thread, Reddit user ‘BxLee’ has even gone as far as to say that “I’m done with the franchise I think.” Similarly, Reddit user ‘J2theP30’ couldn’t believe the announcement, baffled in saying “wait it’s legit 1 full year exclusive…what.” 

Activision - Modern Warfare / RedditJust a few of the hot reactions online

Announced through the State of Play livestream, we also got our very first look at the upcoming single-player campaign which sees return of fan favourite character Captain Price. 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare releases on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on October 25.

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Will there be next-gen for Modern Warfare? PS5 version found

Published: 2/Dec/2020 17:19

by Lauren Bergin

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is practically a household name for FPS fans and non-gamers alike. It’s no shock then that CoD fans were beyond excited at the possibility of a PS5 version of the game. 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has become a staple title for the CoD franchise. After a recent clarification from an Infinity Ward dev that more content is coming soon fans have jumped back aboard the Modern Warfare hype train.

This announcement had fans scratching their heads over what new content would be released, especially when Black Ops: Cold War and its Warzone season are likely to be the focus of development for some time.

A reddit user, however, has sparked some life into the community by leaking a possible PS5 release for Modern Warfare in the near future.

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Modern Warfare is the game that birthed Call of Duty: Warzone, which has exploded into a fully fledged esport.

Modern Warfare on PS5 Leak

A post and possible leak on r/GamingLeaksAndRumours by reddit user asjonesy99 has seized the interest of CoD fans from across the globe.

The post sees the possibility of there being a PS5 version of the title available in the near future. When purchasing the game, the dropdown menu shows the original PS4 version followed by a PS5 version.

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The original post states that when he selects this option it becomes locked. After checking a plethora of other games, there are no other options for PS5 versions, so either this is a simple error or CoD are planning a future PS5 update for the game.

While excited, a lot of fans weren’t particularly shocked at this leak simply due to the popularity of Warzone, which launched alongside Modern Warfare in October 2019 and is fully integrated into the game.

The future is of course uncertain, and in turn this means that this could be nothing. However, it’s really exciting to think that Modern Warfare will be back with a bang to continue to inspire future generations of FPS players in the same way it has inspired the current one.