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Modern Warfare’s new engine will make weapons and characters more realistic than ever

Published: 26/Jun/2019 18:00 Updated: 26/Jun/2019 18:37

by Eli Becht


The next installment of the Call of Duty franchise brings us back to Modern Warfare, and Infinity Ward revealed a bit more information about the new engine.

Fans are excited not only to hear about the future of Call of Duty, but they are also interested in knowing about what the new engine can do for the series.

Infinity Ward and Activision have been stressing that this new engine will help push the series forward performance wise, as well as graphically. 

Call of DutyCall of Duty Modern Warfare launches October 25.

The details

We know little tidbits about the engine already, but a new interview from Infinity Ward revealed even more about what we can expect from it. They want the game to feel as realistic as possible, and this engine will certainly help out in that regard.

They wanted to make the guns look and feel accurate in Modern Warfare, something that required a lot of research. 

“We had to simulate a rainbow-like effect on the oil of the gun after you’ve cleaned it up,” Infinity Ward said. “Translucent effects on the gun, ceramic effects, powder coating effects, elements of the magazines. We researched all of that. We made everything in the game look as good as they possibly can. The reflections, shadows, the ambient occlusion; all the bells and whistles.” 

Infinity WardModern Warfare is the most technically advance Call of Duty title ever.

Captain Price, a familiar face from the Modern Warfare series, is making a return here and IW wanted to make sure he was captured in the best way he could.

“We performance capture tons of data, including detail like the wrinkles, the changes in tautness of the skin around the mouth when characters are talking or are excited. This is performance capture 2.0, where you’re getting this additional level of detail.”

The game will still reach 60 FPS.

With all these effects making Modern Warfare look better than any title before it, the game will still run at 60 FPS. All the new graphics in the world still don’t mean anything until fans are able to get a look at the game running in action.

Infinity Ward is talking a big game about their upcoming title, but we’re still waiting on an official gameplay reveal.

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CoD Mobile Season 1 New Order early patch notes: Weapons, new map, release date, more

Published: 22/Jan/2021 13:50

by Connor Bennett


Call of Duty Mobile is gearing up for the start of Season 1: New Order, which will launch in the last week of January. So, here’s what we know so far in terms of patch notes. 

Even though CoD Mobile has plenty of content in it already, the devs have been rolling out regular updates since launch to keep things fresh. 

These updates are, largely, big new season patches that bring a new theme to the game as well as new characters, new maps, and of course, new equipment like weapons and perks. 

With the first update of 2021, the devs are resetting the counter, so it won’t be Season 14 or Season 15 moving forward. Instead, we’re getting Season 1: New Order, and there are a few flashbacks coming. So, here’s what you need to know. 

COD Mobile characters in the battle royale mode
CoD Mobile takes some of the best parts of previous games and puts them under one umbrella.

CoD Mobile New Order season 14 release date & time

In terms of when the update will be going live, the devs haven’t yet confirmed a date or time, at the time of writing. They’re still dropping clues.

In their January 21 community update, though, they said that the new season will be starting in the last week of the month, with Tuesday, January 26 being used as a date for things potentially kicking off.

Now, that’s not confirmed as we’ve already mentioned, but that day would make sense. It’s also the conclusion of the previous season’s farewell event, so things could easily roll out. We’ll just have to wait and see.

New weapons – FAMAS & SKS

As for new weapons, again, they’re still being cryptic, but it doesn’t take a mastermind to figure out what is being teased.

Two weapons are coming – one resembling, and sounding a lot like the FAMAS from previous CoD titles. There is also another that looks like the SKS that has featured in Modern Warfare and Black Ops releases.

As familiar as they are to longtime CoD fans, these weapons may have their names changed in CoD Mobile. The devs like to have their spin on things, after all.

New map for CoD Mobile 2021 Season 1 – Rebirth

In terms of a new map, again, that’s been teased by the devs. However, if you’re new to CoD Mobile, you might not instantly know what is being teased.

The teaser does bear a resemblance to Picadilly from Modern Warfare, and some fans suggested that it might be something new altogether. However, the answer is a little simpler than that.

The new map for Season 1: New Order will actually be Rebirth, the map from the Season 13 test server. How do we know? Well, there’s a big Christmas tree in the middle of the teaser that lines up what we’ve seen from Rebirth. 

Who is the new character in CoD Mobile Season 1 New Order?

For those fans who like to get a new character at the start of the new season, that tradition should continue here, even with the change to Season 1.

Who will be, though? Well, the devs have teased it being Raul Menendez – who should be a familiar face to Black Ops fans. Though, it hasn’t been confirmed just yet. So, we’ll have to wait and see. 

Screenshot of a Reddit conversation
Screenshot via Reddit
The CoD Mobile devs have teased Menendez for the new season.

As for bug fixes, weapon nerfs, and buffs, they haven’t been revealed by the devs just yet and should filter out just prior to the start of the new season.

Once they’re here, and we’ve got more confirmed information about Season 1: New Order, we’ll update this post so you won’t miss anything.