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Modern Warfare full multiplayer reveal date announced – what to expect

Published: 11/Jul/2019 17:47 Updated: 11/Jul/2019 20:22

by Albert Petrosyan

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At long last, Call of Duty players and fans will soon be getting a full look at the multiplayer of the upcoming Modern Warfare title.

Ever since Modern Warfare was confirmed to be this year’s installment of the Call of Duty series on May 31, players have been desperately waiting to be fed information about the multiplayer side of things.

Up until this point, Activision and Infinity Ward had largely focused on the single-player aspects of the game, releasing details about the campaign while mostly keeping mum on the multiplayer. 

That, however, will all come to an end soon, as Activision finally revealed on July 11 that a full multiplayer reveal for MW will take place on Thursday, August 1 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST.

“A new generation of Call of Duty Multiplayer is coming,” they tweeted. “Mark your calendars for the global reveal of the Modern Warfare Multiplayer Universe on August 1st.”

What will be shown in MW multiplayer global reveal stream?

Players should expect the August 1 reveal stream to contain a flurry of new MW announcements, details, and content, as the developers will finally pull back the curtains on game modes, gameplay mechanics, maps, and other aspects of the multiplayer.

One thing is for certain – a lot of gameplay will be shown, probably enough to quell the starvation for content that players have been dealing with over the past month-and-a-half. 

With this reveal taking place fairly close to the scheduled October 25 release date, we could also possibly get news on any upcoming beta sessions, which are usually held every year shortly before the release of a new title.

Aside from that, who knows what else Activision and Infinity Ward have up their sleeves for MW? We could be hit with some sort of bombshell announcement that’s been kept under wraps, such as a battle royale mode maybe? 

As of now, this is one of the few glimpses of Modern Warfare multiplayer provided by Infinity Ward.

Modern Warfare multiplayer – what we know so far

Players were given their first true glimpse of MW multiplayer on July 11, as several top streamers unveiled the brand new 2v2 Gunfight mode that will be included in the upcoming title.

The mode introduced a new leaning mechanic never before seen in CoD, as well as hinted at fundamental changes to core functions, such as the removal of the mini-map and the lack of automatic healing. 

While many fans were a bit thrown off by how different multiplayer looked, a developer responded to their concerns by saying that a lot of the changes were made specifically for the Gunfight mode, and that the traditional aspects of CoD multiplayer would be featured in many of the other modes.

Infinity WardMW multiplayer will feature a brand new 2v2 mode called Gunfight, which is drastically different from traditional multiplayer modes.

In addition, Activision have confirmed that MW will ditch the “traditional” season pass in favor of free DLC content for everyone post-launch, and that cross-play will be supported between PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC for the first time in CoD history.

There have also been a lot of leaks that have surfaced recently, revealing the possible lists of perks, killstreaks, and competitive modes in the upcoming title, as well as a brand new “reverse-CTF” mode.

However, no one can really know for sure which of these supposed leaks are legitimate and which aren’t, so we’ll all just have to wait until August 1 to hear everything from the horse’s mouth. 

Last updated: July 11, 2019 – 4:00 PM EST

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Haunting of Verdansk Warzone Halloween event: night map, Saw skins, more

Published: 20/Oct/2020 18:00 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 18:06

by Albert Petrosyan

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A brand new Halloween-themed event called ‘Haunting of Verdansk’ is now live in Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare, and we’ve got everything you need to know about what’s included.

With Halloween inching closer and closer, we’re officially in spooky season, and Infinity Ward have decided to give Modern Warfare a grand sending off with the Haunting of Verdansk in-game event.

The event, which kicked off on Tuesday, October 20 and wraps up on Tuesday, November 3, features a nighttime version of Warzone’s map, cosmetic items themed after popular horror film series like Saw and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, new modes, rewards, and a whole lot more.

Haunting of Verdansk trailer

Haunting of Verdansk roadmap

Haunting of Verdansk Roadmap
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Full roadmap for the Haunting of Verdansk event in Warzone & Modern Warfare.

What’s added in Warzone for Haunting of Verdansk

Verdansk – Going Dark

As had been teased previously, a nighttime version of the Warzone map has made its debut in the Haunting of Verdansk event. As of now, the only modes confirmed for this are Trios and Plunder, but Activision did say that more would be made available.

Needless to say, the darkness of the terrain will compel almost everyone to use thermal optics on their weapons and the Cold Blooded perk in loadouts to hide from such scopes.

Trick or Treat scavenger hunt

Throughout the duration of the event, the nighttime version of Verdansk will feature 16 specially-marked Trick or Treat chests, which include a combined 16 new cosmetic items like Blueprints, weapons, charms, and more.

Of course, as is the spirit of Halloween, Infinity Ward have added a twist to this whole process: In some cases, certain chests will have tricks instead of treats, so open them carefully if you want to avoid “a terrifying fright.”

If and when you do unlock all 16 cosmetics, you will be automatically awarded a Legendary assault rifle blueprint called the Pumpkin Punisher, pictured below. More details about this scavenger, including all the chest locations and pictures of all rewards, can be found in our Trick or Treat Warzone guide.

Pumpkin Punisher blueprint
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Unlocking all 16 themed items in the Haunting of Verdansk event will unlock this Pumpkin Punisher AR blueprint.

Zombie Royale LTM

In this new Limited Time Mode, players who get killed come back to life as a Zombie instead of being sent to the Gulag. Zombies can’t carry weapons but do have special abilities that include increased speed, improved jumps, deadlier melee attacks, and thermal vision.

Turning into a Zombie isn’t the end all be all, though, as players will have the chance to return from the undead and rejoin their squad. Whenever someone is killed, they drop a syringe, and collecting two syringes will allow you to parachute back in with your loadout.

The last team with a surviving Operator wins, even if the rest of their squad have turned into Zombies.

Zombie Royale LTM
Activision
The Haunting of Verdansk event includes a new LTM called Zombie Royale.

What’s added in Modern Warfare multiplayer

Themed changes

To add an extra layer of Halloween-themed spookiness into multiplayer, Infinity Ward have made it so any player who is on a kill-streak of three or more will have their head turn into a flaming jack-o-lantern pumpkin.

This feature isn’t purely cosmetic either, since the change lets players on both sides know who is on a roll and needs to be stopped at all costs before reaching some of those higher tier killstreaks.

That’s not the only such quirk added; in Domination, scarecrows replace the flags on points, while skulls appear instead of dog tags in Kill Confirmed, as well as other visual effects in other modes.

Haunting of Verdansk Modern Warfare
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In multiplayer, players who are on a 3+ kill-streak will have their heads transform into a flaming pumpkin.

New modes

There are two brand-new multiplayer modes coming as part of the Haunting of Verdansk event: Onslaught and Snipers Only. Onslaught features a Juggernaut suit spawning somewhere on the map that two teams have to fight for control over. Once someone has the suit equipped, they must try to get it to the specific target area while the other team tries to do everything they can to stop it.

As for Snipers Only, this is a variant of Team Deathmatch that replaces custom classes with five pre-built loadouts, all featuring sniper rifles as the primary weapon(s). The rest of the mode is like any match of TDM: The team with the most kills wins.

Horror film bundles & new Operator

Saw & Texas Chainsaw Massacre

When it comes to the best horror film franchises of all time, most would rank Saw and Texas Chainsaw Massacre high up there – and both have been incorporated in Modern Warfare & Warzone as cosmetic items.

The Saw bundle includes the iconic Billy the Puppet as an Operator outfit, as well as the Phlebotomozier Lethal Equipment – a throwing knife variant that kills enemies on impact in a shower of blood. The set also includes themed blueprints for an assault rifle and shotgun, both with “blood-red” tracers, as well as a Cargo Truck skin, tricycle charm, and four other items.

Saw in Warzone
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The Saw bundle in Modern Warfare & Warzone includes Billy the Puppet as an Operator outfit skin.

As for Texas Chainsaw Massacre, players will be able to run around dressed as the menacing Leatherface villain and a new LMG blueprint called Family Heirloom, which has a special stock attachment that lets it be held like a chainsaw.

The rest of the bundles comes with an SMG blueprint, vehicle horn, the ‘Anyone Home?’ melee weapon, which has a hammer on one side and a meat tenderizer on the other, and five other items.

Leatherface in Warzone
Activision
Run around Warzone as the fearsome Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

New Dr. Karlov Operator

Dr. Karlov is the newest Operator added as part of the Haunting of Verdansk event – a character who’s obsessed with electricity and energy-charged weaponry, according to his lore.

The ‘Dr. Karlov Lives’ bundle includes a new outfit skin for Bale, two “high-voltage” weapon blueprints, an electric throwing knife, vehicle skin, and other cosmetics.

Dr. Karlov Warzone Operator
Activision
The new Dr. Karlov Operator in Warzone and Modern Warfare.

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