How could a battle royale mode work in Modern Warfare? - Dexerto
Call of Duty

How could a battle royale mode work in Modern Warfare?

Published: 30/Jun/2019 14:09 Updated: 30/Jun/2019 14:30

by Connor Bennett

Share


A popular YouTuber has claimed that a Battle Royale mode for Call of Duty are pondering just how it would potentially work in the new game.

The long-awaited next installment to the Modern Warfare series was finally confirmed on May 30 as a single player teaser trailer was released. However, there has yet to be any major information about multiplayer or a possible battle royale add-on for the next release within the CoD franchise. 

According to YouTuber TheGamingRevolution, who claims to have a source and previously pointed to the spec ops co-op mode being used in competitive play, a Modern Warfare battle royale mode is “being worked on.” While this obviously isn’t confirmed, the YouTuber does raise a number of points that would make the mode the most ambitious attempt at a battle royale yet. 

Infinity WardPlenty of news has been circling about Modern Warfare but not so much about multiplayer.

TheGamingRevolution claims that the mode was never originally planned to be added to the game and has become a last minute addition. Despite that, Infinity Ward has been targetting a lobby size of 200 players – with the developers apparently being able to host 152 players at some points already. 

Of course, that would mean that the game’s map would have to be huge. TheGamingRevolution claims that the map is around 3 times the size of the current Blackout map and has plenty of variation. 

The YouTuber also adds that it is seemingly nowhere near as complete as the campaign or multiplayer modes as they have been the focus of Infinity Ward. Yet, they have been borrowing ideas from other games – with the weapon and loot working similarly to Fortnite’s tier system rather. 

Now, none of this is confirmed information and comes purely from TheGamingRevolution’s apparent source, but Infinity Ward has yet to confirm or deny that a battle royale is in play for Modern Warfare.

When asked by CharlieINTEL if there were plans for a battle royale mode, Activision refused to give an answer – leading to further speculation. Certainly, the modern military setting would make for a unique battle royale experience.

As ever, and as the YouTuber states himself, these things can change for one reason or another and what he seems to know could be scrapped completely before release.

Call of Duty

Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton

Share


The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

Black Ops Cold War gameplay
Activision
The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.