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Modern Warfare Feb 4 update patch notes: Gunfight Grind, Shoot House, more

Published: 4/Feb/2020 18:22 Updated: 4/Feb/2020 19:08

by Albert Petrosyan


Call of Duty developers Infinity Ward released an update for Modern Warfare that adds the ‘Face Off Grind’ variant of Gunfight, brought back the fan-favorite Shoot House 24/7 playlist and more.

With Season 1 on its last legs in Modern Warfare, developers Infinity Ward have injected the final bits of new content into the game before turning their full attention to Season 2.

While this February 4 update is a relatively minor one compared to the patches released in recent weeks, it still introduced Face Off Grind, a new version of the popular 2v2 Gunfight mode.

The patch also returned both the Shoot House 24/7 and Shipment 24/7 playlists to multiplayer and added some new modes to both Hardcore and 10v10 Mosh Pit.

A full breakdown of everything in this update can be found below, including the official patch notes as provided by Infinity Ward.

Face Off Grind – new Gunfight variant

Infinity WardGrind previously featured in Modern Warfare as its own multiplayer mode.

With how popular Gunfight is in Modern Warfare, it’s no surprise that Infinity Ward keep churning out new versions of it for players to enjoy.

This newest variant, called Face Off Grind, combines the 2v2 playlist with the classic multiplayer mode called Grind, which itself is a mix of both Kill Confirmed and Hardpoint.

“Gunfight Grind introduces new strategies to the single life Gunfight mode and the classic Multiplayer mode Grind,” reads the official description. “This mash-up of play styles gives an intense fast-paced feel to the close-quarters design of the Gunfight arena.”

What else is new?

Infinity WardThe fan-favorite Shoot House 24/7 playlist is back!

The rest of this update focused on shuffling around some of the available playlists in multiplayer. With Shoot House 24/7 and Shipment 24/7 both being back, players can pick and choose between the two playlists for the first time, since they’ve never been featured at the same time before.

Those who enjoy Hardcore can now play Shoot the Ship, a playlist combining both Shoot House and Shipment, as well as Team Deathmatch, Domination, Kill Confirmed and Headquarters all added to the Hardcore 10v10 Mosh Pit.

As for the regular 10v10 Mosh Pit, both Kill Confirmed and Headquarters are now available.

Modern Warfare Feb 5 update patch notes

The full patch notes for this update can be found below, as provided by Infinity Ward.

Playlist Update! Now live in Modern Warfare…

  • Face Off Grind – Gunfight Grind introduces new strategies to the single life Gunfight mode and the classic Multiplayer mode Grind. This mash-up of play styles gives an intense fast-paced feel to the close-quarters design of the Gunfight arena.
  • Shipment 24/7
  • Shoot House 24/7
  • Shoot the Ship for Hardcore
  • Hardcore 10v10 Mosh Pit – TDM, Dom, KC, HQ ·
  • Added 10v10 Mosh Pit – Kill Confirmed and Headquarters
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CoD 2021 leaks: Release date, next Call of Duty developer, rumors

Published: 15/Jan/2021 17:11

by James Busby


From credible rumors to speculated release dates, find out everything you need to know about Call of Duty 2021. 

The ever-popular Call of Duty series has remained a staple pick for those looking to show off their quick reflexes and eagle-eyed aim. Whether you enjoy futuristic firefights or prefer the boots on the ground approach, Call of Duty has delivered numerous experiences over the years.

From the brutal battlefields of WWII to present-day conflicts, the series has continually visited and revisited numerous theatres of war with each new entry. 

With the next title on the horizon, let’s run through everything we know about CoD 2021. 

CoD 2021 release date

Black Ops Cold War screenshot
Activision / Treyarch
Black Ops Cold War is the latest title to be released.

As of writing, we don’t have an official release date set for Call of Duty 2021. However, that hasn’t stopped us from making an educated guess. By following similar CoD release title trends, it’s fair to speculate that the game will release in early to mid-November. 

After all, the previous Call of Duty games all had November releases. Here’s a brief timeline of previous CoD release dates: 

  • Call of Duty 3: November 7, 2006
  • Modern Warfare: November 7, 2007
  • World at War: November 11, 2008
  • Modern Warfare 2: November 10, 2009
  • Black Ops: November 9, 2010
  • Modern Warfare 3: November 8, 2011
  • Black Ops II: November 13, 2012
  • Ghosts: November 5, 2013
  • Advanced Warfare: November 4, 2014
  • Black Ops III: November 6, 2015
  • Infinite Warfare: November 4, 2016
  • WWII: November 3, 2017
  • Black Ops 4: October 12, 2018
  • Black Ops Cold War: November 13, 2020

While Infinity Ward changed things up with the release of Modern Warfare on October 25, 2019, it is more than likely that CoD 2021 will keep to the usual November schedule. 

Call of Duty 2021 developer

Call of Duty WWII screenshot
Activision / Sledgehammer Games
Sledgehammer’s last release was Call of Duty WWII.

So, now that we have an idea of when Call of Duty 2021 could release, who exactly is in charge of developing it? Well, if we take a look at the development cycle of the franchise, we might just get a few clues. 

Firstly, the three main studios developing the core Call of Duty games are Infinity Ward, Treyarch, and Sledgehammer Games. Raven Software could be given the reigns, but this is unlikely, especially given they mainly focus on assisting each studio. 

The last four CoD games were developed by the following studios: 

  • Black Ops 4: Treyarch (2018)
  • Modern Warfare: Infinity Ward (2019)
  • Warzone: Infinity Ward / Raven Software (2020)
  • Black Ops Cold War: Treyarch / Raven Software (2020)

Judging from the timeline above, the most obvious candidate for Call of Duty 2021 is Sledgehammer Games. The developers behind CoD WWII have been missing from action since 2017, which would indicate that they have been busy working on the next big release. 

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software were tasked with releasing the next CoD game in 2020, but disagreements between the two arose, leading Treyarch to take the lead role. Sledgehammer’s title was then developed into Black Ops Cold War.

Quite how much of the project was reworked into Cold War remains to be seen, but it does seem likely that Sledgehammer Games would use this time to begin working on another title. If this wasn’t evident enough, last year, Sledgehammer reportedly hired 150 new staff and stated that they were actively working on multiple projects

Combine this with the fact that Infinity Ward has only just wrapped up development on Modern Warfare and Treyarch is still busy working on content for Black Ops Cold War – and you have a pretty strong case. 

Call of Duty 2021 rumors

Advanced Warfare screenshot
Activision / Sledgehammer Games
Could a prequel to Advanced Warfare be in the works?

There have been a lot of rumors surrounding Call of Duty 2021, with many fans speculating that the Sledgehammer could be making another entry in the Advanced Warfare series. However, renowned Call of Duty leaker, Tom Henderson believes that if that is the case, the game will be a prequel. 

“Warzone is going to have a Sledgehammer Games integration,” says Henderson. The whole purpose of Warzone is to convert free-to-play players into paid players by purchasing whichever title is integrated at the time. I just can’t see an EM1 laser rifle being in Warzone, it just doesn’t make sense to me.”

This would be a jarring experience, particularly given Warzone’s arsenal currently utilizes real-world weaponry. Having highly futuristic guns could also upset the current balance of the game as well, an area Activision is constantly aiming to control. 

“Maybe we could see a Call of Duty WWII title, possibly like WWII but maybe a prequel or sequel. It would make a lot more sense for the weapons to be integrated into Warzone. It could be a modern or even a future title, but not set too far into the future where it wouldn’t make sense for the Warzone integration.”

While Henderson’s leaks have been correct in the past, these are just rumors and should be treated lightly. 

Call of Duty 2021 leaks

As for Call of Duty 2021 leaks, there has been no footage, screenshots, or box art showcasing the new title. Of course, you can expect to see the usual photoshopped images, blurry box art, fake emails, and rickrolls that come with every new Call of Duty release. 

Once we have any credible information, we’ll update this section further. 

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