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Modern Warfare & Warzone playlist update: Morte Operator, 50v50, more

Published: 8/Sep/2020 20:49

by Tanner Pierce


Thanks to a new update from the developers, we now know everything that’s coming to Modern Warfare and Warzone this week, including new operators, new modes and the return of vehicles.

With Season 5 of Modern Warfare and Warzone set to end on September 29, 2020, the developers of the game are starting to wind down new content in the game to help build up hype for the next season (which is rumored to be the final one for the game, although this has yet to be confirmed).

Despite this, however, there’s still a few things that the developers wanted players to get their hands on before the season ended – and thanks to a new update from Activision, we now know exactly what’s coming during the week of September 8.

The operator Morte is making his way into the game this week after being originally announced weeks ago.

First and foremost, players will be able to get their hands on a new Operator in the form of Morte, played by Italian actor Fabio Rovazzi. While he was officially revealed back during the Seaosn 5 Reloaded announcement, this is the first time that players will be able to use him.

Of course, he won’t be a part of the battle pass, so you’ll have to fork over 2,400 COD Points if you want to play as him. In addition to the Operator, his bundle will also come with two weapon variants, a weapon charm and more.

In addition, players will also get a slew of new modes to try out. On the standard Multiplayer side of things, the Party Mode Moshpit playlist is getting added to the game. Gun Game Reloaded, All or Nothing, and One in the Chamber will all be featured in the playlist.

Standard Ground War will also see a return alongside both the Blueprint Gunfight mode and Gunfight OSP. The former Gunfight mode gives players weapon blueprints in order to defend themselves during the match, while the latter mode tasks players with picking up weapons around the map.

On the Warzone side of things, there are two major updates: The first is that 50v50 is finally back, much to the excitement of players who missed out on it during the first time it was added to the game.

Vehicles have also been re-added to the game after they were removed a little while back due to a bug that caused lobbies to crash.

While this wasn’t a major update, it’s still nice to get content before the next season. Hopefully we’ll get some more, including another double XP weekend, within the next couple weeks to close it out.

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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


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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Could Price’s story continue in 2021’s Call of Duty?

“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.