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Modern Warfare leak claims new CoD league will use 5 modes and new ‘reverse-CTF’

Published: 11/Jul/2019 1:33 Updated: 11/Jul/2019 1:53

by Albert Petrosyan

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A new Modern Warfare leak has surfaced the shines a light on what the competitive format could look like for next season’s Call of Duty franchised league. 

With developers Infinity Ward still keeping silent on the Multiplayer side of things in Modern Warfare, players are still in the dark in terms of what to expect from CoD’s 2019 installment.

From a competitive standpoint, MW Multiplayer will play an even larger role than previous titles, since CoD esports will be transitioning to a city-based franchised league for the first time in its history. 

Although there’s little information currently available about the league, YouTuber ‘TheGamingRevolution’ claims to have insider knowledge about which game modes will be in the official competitive rotation.

According to newly leaked details, there will be game modes featured – Hardpoint, Search & Destroy, Capture the Flag, Domination, and Infection.

While the other four modes have been used in CoD esports at one point or another, the only one that will be a complete novelty is Infection, a brand new mode apparently coming to Modern Warfare.

According to the YouTuber, Infection will be essentially be a reversed version of CTF, in that players will be required to take their team’s flag to the enemy base.

In classic CTF, the objective for teams is to infiltrate the enemy side, steal their flag, and navigate back to their own side and capture it. 

For those that may be doubting the YouTuber’s supposed leaks, he does have some credibility when it comes to providing unreleased information ahead of time.

He recently leaked a new mode coming to MW called Gunfight, which ended up being confirmed as an actual mode just a short time later, and is the first thing on the list in Multiplayer that will be revealed to the public.

Popular streamers and content creators have announced that they will be unveiling Gunfight for the first time on July 11, and you can watch those reveal streams live HERE

Of course, if theses claims turn out to be true, then next season’s competitive format will feature two more modes than the one used in Black Ops 4, which only features Hardpoint, Search & Destroy, and Control.

The return of Domination will likely create a buzz among competitive players; the fan-favorite mode hasn’t been featured in competitive for several years now. 

However, it does seem unlikely that the rotation will feature both CTF and Infection, since the two are so similar to each other, and Activision could opt to use the brand new mode to inject interest into the esport. 

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Call of Duty 2021 leaks hint at new Modern Warfare follow up

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:04

by Brad Norton

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Before Black Ops Cold War arrives, we may already have our first hint of next year’s Call of Duty setting as a prominent leaker has teased a new Modern Warfare sequel.

While the Call of Duty franchise has 17 mainline entries covering a wide array of timelines, two names stand out as the most iconic. Both the Black Ops series and the Modern Warfare series have seen the most iterations over the years. 

Treyarch has already released four titles in the Black Ops series with Cold War just weeks away. Meanwhile, Infinity Ward has four entries in the Modern Warfare series, the original trilogy along with 2019’s reboot. Now, it seems as though a fifth could also be on the way with Infinity Ward at the helm.

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software will reportedly be taking a back seat. Instead of the typical three-year development cycle, Infinity Ward has just two-years to work with. We’re still 12 months off from 2021’s mystery release, but we may already have our first details on next year’s title. 

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“It’s looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind,” prominent leaker Tom Henderson revealed. Not a whole lot is known beyond that key detail, though the setting for the next release appears to be locked in. 

“Understandably not a lot of information as of yet, but it’s a modern-day setting,” he confirmed. Given Modern Warfare’s hard reboot with 2019’s release, could a new sequel be the next step? This would essentially bypass the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 if Activision opts for another identical title.

To avoid even more confusion, there’s a good chance the name is a little different, similar to how Black Ops added Cold War to the title for 2020’s drop, despite it being a direct follow up to Black Ops 1. So expect to see Modern Warfare: ‘something something’ as the likely 2021 title.

This could see a direct continuation from where 2019’s game left off. John Price is looking to assemble a team of classic characters to put a stop to Russian terrorist Victor Zakhaev. If Warzone’s ongoing storyline doesn’t beat the single-player campaign to the punch, this could be our objective in 2021’s release.

While this aspect is purely speculation, the leaker also considered the original Modern Warfare 2 being bundled in. No different from how Infinity Warfare launched with Modern Warfare remastered in 2016.

We’re still months away from any official information on the 2021 title, so take this with a grain of salt for now. Black Ops Cold War is the focus for Activision. Anything regarding next year’s game will be kept under wraps for quite some time yet.