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Modern Warfare: New Spec Ops details revealed – DLC, number of players and more

Published: 8/Aug/2019 14:41 Updated: 8/Aug/2019 15:04

by Joe Craven


Joel Emslie, Studio Art Director at Infinity Ward, has revealed more details about what fans can expect from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Spec Ops mode, after it has been confirmed to be replacing Zombies. 

With Modern Warfare’s release just over two months away, players are eager to learn as much as they can about the game prior to launch. However, developers Infinity Ward have been slow to release information, despite the game’s full multiplayer reveal having taken place on August 1. 

Joel Emslie, who currently serves as Infinity Ward’s Art Director, sat down with Game Informer to answer 129 questions about the upcoming Call of Duty title. Among other topics, he revealed significantly more about Spec Ops mode. 

Infinity WardThe first image released for Spec Ops mode showed a soldier in a Juggernaut suit.

Call of Duty’s Spec Ops mode has not featured in a game since Modern Warfare 3. It was a feature of Infinity Ward games, as Treyarch opted to include Zombies as their third mode alongside Campaign and Multiplayer. 

However, Activision appeared to deem Zombies more popular, as every CoD game since Ghosts (which featured Extinction) has had a variant of Treyarch’s original Zombies. 

“How big is the Spec Ops mode?” asked Ben Hanson. “Like where’s the line?” 

“I think what’s cool about it is that it has so much more depth than it did before,” responded Emslie, “and it has context.” 

Infinity WardSpec Ops has not featured since 2011’s Modern Warfare 3.

When asked whether Spec Ops is a “sequel” to the game’s campaign, Emslie replied that “it’s a continuation of the campaign.” 

Hanson then enquired if there will be more missions added as DLC, with Emslie confirming that “we (Infinity Ward) intend to support it”. 

This suggests the game’s third mode will see downloadable content added over the course of Modern Warfare’s life-cycle, in a similar manner to how Zombies has been supported over the past few titles. 

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Split screen and four-player co-op

Finally, Emslie confirmed that Spec Ops will support split-screen play, and he “believes” can support up to four people playing cooperatively. 

There has already been considerable excitement regarding the return of Spec Ops, given it has been eight years since it was featured in a Call of Duty game. 

Emslie’s responses are sure to bring even more excitement to the player base, as it becomes clearer how much Infinity Ward are preparing to invest into Modern Warfare’s ‘third game mode’. 

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CoD Mobile devs confirm iconic weapon coming in Season 14

Published: 16/Jan/2021 16:47

by Connor Bennett


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
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.