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Modern Warfare confirmed as CoD 2019 – Release date and trailer

Published: 10/May/2019 9:37 Updated: 30/May/2019 18:03

by Paul Cot


After months of speculation and anticipation Modern Warfare has been confirmed as the title of the 2019 Call of Duty game.

It had widely been assumed that Modern Warfare 4 would be the title of the 2019 Call of Duty game. With rumors of the next game being a new Modern Warfare, it was understandable that many thought it would be MW4.


However, prominent figures in the CoD community revealed it would actually be called Modern Warfare. This of course has proven correct resulting in Call of Duty shocking fans by avoiding the MW4 tag.

Developed by Infinity Ward, Modern Warfare sees the first return to the Modern Warfare series since 2011 when MW3 came out.


Even with the popularity of the Black Ops games, the Modern Warfare titles are arguably held in greater regard. It is this fondness that has resulted in Modern Warfare being one of the most anticipated releases in Call of Duty history.


As is customary with any Call of Duty reveal, an exciting new trailer was shared.

While all CoD trailers do a fantastic job of hyping the next game, the Modern Warfare trailer looks particularly special.


The 1:52 long trailer which is based on “actual in-game footage” teases the lines “the rules have changed” and “going dark” – two phrases which have been seen in the build up to the Modern Warfare reveal. Various locations are shown in the campaign footage including most notably what appears to be the UK.

Release date

The fourth instalment of the Modern Warfare series will release on October 25, 2019.

This doesn’t come as any huge surprise as Call of Duty Black Ops 4 also released in October. Previous Call of Duty games have generally released in the first two weeks of November – it appears the new strategy is for an October release.


Modern Warfare will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC. A video posted to the official PlayStation YouTube channel shows that their exclusivity deal will continue for Modern Warfare.

The trailer concludes with a voice saying: “Play new content first on PS4”. This potentially doesn’t refer to Modern Warfare and it could be a general statement – however it seems likely it does.

ActivisionCall of Duty fans have been waiting for years for MW2 and MW3 remastered news…

What’s next?

Speculation will continue to run wild as to what else Modern Warfare will entail.

In the coming weeks there will be events held for a select few to capture gameplay. This will be released when Call of Duty provide their first official look Modern Warfare 4 gameplay.

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NICKMERCS & Swagg explain why they’re not playing Black Ops Cold War

Published: 18/Oct/2020 1:12 Updated: 18/Oct/2020 1:14

by Theo Salaun


Popular Twitch streamers NICKMERCS and Swagg have explained why they just can’t bring themselves to play or stream the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta over Warzone. 

With the immense popularity of Warzone, Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019 has become one of the most successful titles in the franchise’s history.


It’s still a divisive game though, thanks to mechanics like weapon mounting and doors, so its multiplayer accompaniment has polarized the gargantuan fanbase.

As such, the launches of Treyarch and Raven Software’s Black Ops Cold War beta weekends have merited a ton of community hype. But, in what seems to be the norm for Call of Duty titles, the game’s players are once again divided over the upcoming iteration as well.


While a variety of Call of Duty League professionals and competitive fans have upheld the beta’s superiority, BOCW hasn’t quite made the same impression on streamers. On the negative side of the spectrum, NICKMERCS and Swagg both expressed how mediocre they find the new title and why they can’t be bothered to stream, let alone play it. 

In a duos stream, the two legendary Warzone streamers broke down Black Ops Cold War and why they refuse to partake in its testing phase. After Nick asks Swagg if he’s playing it, the latter’s response is concise: “First of all, it’s just simply chalked.”

When Swagg tries to continue on to give the political, compromising answer about how they, as streamers, consider the game from their point of view, NICKMERCS cuts him off to lay down his perspective: “F**k a POV, that game is below-average and you know it. That’s the bottom line. If it wasn’t below-average, you and me would be on it right now.”


Other Warzone streamers, like Aydan, have detailed why they think BOCW is mediocre and how it can be improved. But NICKMERCS and Swagg’s consensus doesn’t even allow room for that, they simply think the game is not worth playing at this point in time. 

Nick gave a direct comparison between BOCW and earlier Treyarch titles, and the fall in quality between them. “I remember when the Black Ops III beta came out … I couldn’t get off that f**king thing, man,” he said.

NICKMERCS and Swagg aren’t the only ones not feeling it either. Other streamers like Cloakzy continue to play Warzone instead of the beta, which the two streamers pointed out.


There’s room for Treyarch to make improvements to Black Ops Cold War. After all, it’s only in beta. However, NICKMERCS said he’s not going to hold back from criticizing something he doesn’t enjoy.

“I keep it real … If I don’t like something, I’m not gonna like it. That’s it. A lot of motherf**kers be acting in this scene, they just act. Bunch of little f**king actors. I’m not acting.”