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Modern Warfare: New mode, level cap and more for PS4 open beta

Published: 14/Sep/2019 11:53 Updated: 14/Sep/2019 12:17

by Andy Williams

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Day three of the Modern Warfare beta is bringing a host of changes, with Infinity Ward adding a new game mode, a playlist filter and an increased level cap to multiplayer testing ahead of the open beta coming to PS4. 

The open beta is scheduled to go live as of 10AM PT / 1PM EST / 6PM BST on PlayStation 4, and as more players come flooding in, more content is set to be added. 

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Thus far, Infinity Ward have kept players enticed by way of content; adding a new map called Gun Runner, and introducing an entirely new game mode to the Call of Duty franchise, Cyber-Attack.

Dexerto (YouTube)Gun Runner was the latest map to be added to the beta.

Given the developer’s ongoing transparency and willingness to respond to community feedback, they have regularly been updating the Modern Warfare subreddit to keep fans in-the-loop with the beta. 

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Senior Communications Manager, Ashton Williams, has revealed exactly what to expect by way of content in the third day through a Reddit post that also summarized day two.

r/ModernWarfare (Reddit)

At the foot of the post, Williams explained that: “The game mode filter will be unlocked, allowing you to pick which mode (or modes) you’d like to play… We will also increase the level cap to level 20.”

Alongside these changes, the update will see the addition of the Night Vision Goggles or “NVG” game mode — previously a focal point during their multiplayer reveal. 

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Essentially, players will be placed in a darkened render of either Azhir Cave or Hackney Yard, with the ability to utilize NVGs to assist with spotting enemies.

ActivisionSome NVG gameplay is coming to the beta.

Although the use of NVGs will come with one major caveat: players will not be able to directly aim-down-sight during gunfights. Players will have the ability to toggle NVGs on/off, but the creation of an entire game mode around them suggests that they’ll be a focal point to gameplay. 

Moreover, the introduction of visual assistance will support the ‘realism’ mode set to be incorporated into the latest iteration of the franchise. The game mode will also strip players of their heads-up-display (HUD) and remove hit markers, meaning that players will depend on their NVGs more than ever. 

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Modern Warfare beta maps and modes (Day 3)

Maps/Modes:

  • TDM: Azhir Cave (Day), Hackney Yard (Day), Gun Runner
  • DOM: Azhir Cave (Day), Hackney Yard (Day), Gun Runner
  • HQ: Azhir Cave (Day), Hackney Yard (Day), Gun Runner
  • HQ: 10v10 Grazna Raid
  • DOM: 10v10 Grazna Raid

Playlists:

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  • Featured Playlist: Cyber Attack – Azhir Cave (Day), Hackney Yard (Day), Gun Runner, Grazna Raid
  • Featured Playlist: NVG – Azhir Cave (Night), Hackney Yard (Night) – TDM, DOM, HQ.
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Call of Duty Mobile adds Blackout map Alcatraz to battle royale mode

Published: 15/Oct/2020 6:06 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 6:37

by Brad Norton

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Call of Duty Mobile’s Anniversary update is in full effect to celebrate the launch of Season 11 and a few big surprises are on the way, including a limited time second map for the battle royale mode.

It’s the one year anniversary of CoD Mobile and the developers are celebrating in a big way. The full Season 11 patch notes outlined a bunch of new content on the horizon. From new rewards and weapons to a full Battle Pass and plenty more, there’s a ton to play for amidst the festivities.

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However, there’s also plenty more excitement set to carry the hype through the entire season. Chief among the additions is a special, limited-time map coming just for the battle royale playlist. If you’re a long-time Call of Duty player, you’ll know the location all too well.

Blackout’s Alcatraz map will be available to play alongside the standard Isolated battle royale map you know already. 

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Blackout map
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Blackout’s Alcatraz map is making a return for a limited time in CoD Mobile.

“For our Anniversary Season we’re adding a limited time second map with Alcatraz,” the developers revealed on October 14. This location hasn’t been seen in Call of Duty since Black Ops 4’s take on the battle royale genre with Blackout.

If you weren’t around for its original run, Blackout is a considerably smaller map than what you might be used to in CoD Mobile. “Keep your head on a swivel and take advantage of the map’s verticality,” they advised. “Get up high and rain destruction on your enemies below.”

Similar to Warzone for PC and console players, plenty of vehicles were scattered around the original Blackout map. Expect to see some of those make a return, though every other gameplay element will play exactly the same as you’re used to.

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It’s worth noting, however, that this map won’t be a permanent addition to the mobile experience. Alcatraz is included for the Anniversary celebration before it disappears again. Though given how much effort would have been required to port the map to CoD Mobile, it’s likely not the last time we see it.

CoD Mobile Alcatraz
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Keep on high alert at all times as Alcatraz is a much smaller battle royale map than Isolation.

Expect to see plenty of surprises in the battle royale playlist throughout the next month. From new weapons to mods and a ton of balance updates, it’s easily one of the biggest patches to date.

Get caught up to speed before dropping in with a full rundown on the Season 11 patch notes here.

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