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Infinity Ward reveal 3 changes coming to Modern Warfare multiplayer

Published: 4/Jan/2020 17:28

by Joe Craven

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Infinity Ward’s Co-Design Director of Multiplayer, Joe Cecot, has revealed a number of changes coming to Modern Warfare’s multiplayer, including a sought-after change to player’s custom class slots. 

Fans have been demanding extra loadout slots for a while, after Modern Warfare only gave players five. While other CoDs have launched with five as the default amount, prestiging has previously unlocked an extra loadout slot. 

Modern Warfare has no prestiging system, but Infinity Ward have previously confirmed that more will be coming soon, in accordance with fan demands. 

Infinity WardModern Warfare limits players to 5 custom loadouts.

On January 3, Cecot responded to a Modern Warfare fan asking when Infinity Ward plan to implement the extra loadout slots. 

In response, Cecot confirmed that they should be with players “in January”, but doesn’t have an exact release date yet. 

Regardless, it shouldn’t be a particularly complex addition for Infinity Ward to orchestrate, so we should see extra classes for all Modern Warfare players in the next few weeks. 

Potential Trophy System buff

Similarly, he responded to a fan on the topic of Trophy Systems. While many past CoDs have seen the defensive equipment as a ‘Tactical’ option, they are only available in Modern Warfare as a ‘Field Upgrade’.

On January 3, one fan took issue with the fact that players using the equipment are still damaged by opponent grenades, which Trophy Systems destroy. They argued that players using the Trophy Systems to negate the strength of grenades were still being damaged by them.

In response, Cecot said: “The intent is to make it a softer grenade counter… I’ll look at the damage now and see where it’s at.” He also referenced Modern Warfare 3, the game in which Trophy Systems were introduced. 

Therefore, it seems possible we’ll see adjustments made to Trophy Systems in the near future, depending on the feedback Infinity Ward receive. Modern Warfare gives all players a lethal and tactical grenade, meaning Trophy Systems are very useful in modes such as HQ and Hardpoint. 

Game modes

Finally, Cecot confirmed there will be crossovers of Cranked and other game modes in the near future. One player had asked for a ‘Gun Game X Cranked’ game mode, an idea Cecot said he “likes a lot” and that “I’m sure in the future we’ll do some things like this”.

Cranked has been one of the most positively met modes from Infinity Ward, encouraging fans to play aggressively in return for some in-game perks. 

Fans have already suggested adjustments to Cranked, which Cecot said he would consider. It sounds like we’ll see variations on the popular game mode soon, alongside extra loadout slots and adjustments to Trophy Systems. 

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CoD Mobile devs confirm iconic weapon coming in Season 14

Published: 16/Jan/2021 16:47

by Connor Bennett

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The Call of Duty Mobile devs have revealed that one iconic CoD weapon is coming in 2021’s Season 1 update, and it should be recognizable to any long-time CoD fan.

For years, Call of Duty fans have begged Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Activision, and anyone else who will listen, for a game that takes the best part of all previous releases and puts them into one.

Increasingly, we’re seeing more map remakes, classic weapons returning, and even character crossovers thanks to Warzone, but it’s CoD Mobile that really fits the bill of what that all-encompassing CoD game would be.

The mobile game has maps from CoD 4: Modern Warfare, Black Ops 1, as well as weapons from Advanced Warfare and even Black Ops 3 and 4. With the first major update of 2021 just around the corner, the devs have started teasing what’s coming next, and we’re getting more throwbacks.

Ghost in CoD mobile and the Crossfire map
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CoD Mobile has characters, maps, and weapons from almost every modern Call of Duty game.

Even though CoD Mobile is currently, as of writing, in Season 13, when the first major update of 2021 hits, we’ll be back to Season 1. Just like how Fortnite is now Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Regardless, when players finally get to play the new season update, they’ll be able to wield the FAMAS. Yes, the iconic Call of Duty weapon, that has been in a whole host of CoD games is finally arriving in CoD Mobile.

The devs confirmed the news on January 16, tweeting out their first teaser for the new season. “A new weapon is approaching! Can you guess what it is?” they said, with an image and it’s fairly obvious that the weapon in question is the FAMAS.

The name of the iconic weapon might get a slight tweak when it is added to CoD Mobile. The devs have tweaked the names of other recognizable guns before, just to give it a new feel for the mobile game.

There’s also the question of whether it’ll be as powerful as it was, say, back in Black Ops 1. Hopefully, we don’t have to wait too long.