Call of Duty developers Infinity Ward have announced the release date for the Hardpoint game mode and two new DLC multiplayer maps coming to Modern Warfare.
Call of Duty fans were disappointed when they saw that the popular multiplayer game mode Hardpoint was not included in Modern Warfare's regular online playlists and was instead only reserved to private matches.
However, Infinity Ward had reassured players that the mode would eventually get fully added to online play, and the release date for it has finally been announced to be Friday, November 8.
In addition, there will also be two new maps added to multiplayer - Shoot House, which the in-game announcement describes as a "new three lane multiplayer map putting you in close quarter combat," and Krovnik Farmland, which will only be available in Ground War.
These maps will be free, of course, since Activision have decided to ditch the Season Pass and purchasable DLC model in favor of making post-launch content free to all users on all platforms, and there will be no exclusivity period for the PlayStation 4.
Free Maps and Hardpoint coming to #ModernWarfare.
:white_check_mark: New Multiplayer Map - Shoot House
:white_check_mark: New Ground War Map - Krovnik Farmland
Free for all players, available Friday 11/8. pic.twitter.com/cxhz3Svr4S
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) November 7, 2019
Shoot House was actually on the list of maps that were recently procured from the back-end game files of a recent update, and it was listed as a 2v2 Gunfight map, prompting some concern from players when the above announcement was first made.
However, an Activision representative confirmed to Call of Duty news outlet charlieINTEL on November 7 that it will be a fully-fledged multiplayer map, available on all 6v6 playlists.
While this is good news for fans of the regular multiplayer, it does mean that there will not be any new Gunfight maps added during the first DLC release.
However, a multiplayer designer at Infinity Ward did say that more varied loadout options were coming to Gunfight soon, so there's a chance those could be added along with the rest of this new content.
In addition to this slew of new content, an Infinity Ward developer also confirmed on ResetEra that they will be releasing a new patch update for the game as well.
This means, of course, that many of the things that players had been complaining about since the game's release, such as weapon balance, Claymores, footsteps, and other issues will be fixed come November 8.
The full list of what is expected to be included in this patch update can be seen in the tweet below:
A couple more things in our sights in addition to the items in the below tweet:
- claymore balance
- EOD adjustments
- second round of footstep tuning
And more! https://t.co/n6aFgMp3m4
— Joe Cecot (@JoeCecot) November 4, 2019
The exact time for when this new content and patch will go live on November 8 has not yet been announced, but most Call of Duty updates usually get released around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET, so expect it to be around then.
Of course, with so much being added and changed in the game at once, the file size for this will likely be massive and take a while to download and copy, so make sure to take that into account when planning out your session.