It appears that two new weapons could be coming soon to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare after having been discovered in the latest back-end game files.
Prior to Modern Warfare launching on October 25, developers Infinity Ward confirmed that new weapons would be periodically added as part the robust post-launch content they planned on releasing throughout the game’s life cycle.
There’s already been one wave of new content released on November 8, but that set did not include any new weapons and only added Hardpoint as well as two new multiplayer maps to the game.
On November 12, following the v1.08 update that went live overnight, new game files were added to the back-end that contained references to two weapons – The Vector SMG and Crossbow.
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These files were discovered and leaked by dataminer @MrJaRnii, who also managed to procure images of the two guns in-game on the Hackney Yard multiplayer map.
The Vector is one of the more popular SMGs that has been featured in several Call of Duty titles in the past. It’s known for having a high fire rate and decent recoil control, making it the gun of choice for many run-and-gun-style players.
It made its debut in Modern Warfare 2, and was introduced in Black Ops 2 as the Vector K10. However, most players will remember it from Ghosts, in which it was called Vector CRB, as it was arguably the most powerful and versatile weapon available in multiplayer and was certainly a fixture in the competitive meta.
As for the Crossbow, it too has been seen in numerous past CoD games, although never being a weapon that a lot of players took seriously enough to use regularly.
A lot of versions for the Crossbow in previous titles have included some sort of explosive tips in order to make the gun more potent. In some cases it’s worked, as seen in the incredibly overpowered Reaver C86 DLC weapon from Black Ops 4.
In fact, this isn’t the first time that the Crossbow has been seen in Modern Warfare, as a poster image of it was recently found on the wall of one of the multiplayer maps.
At this point, it’s not yet clear when these two weapons will be added to the game. Although the fact that they’ve already been found in the game files and that there are images of them in-game likely means that they’ll be the next in line for when more post-launch content gets released.
That said, it must be noted that nothing is official until Infinity Ward themselves announce these guns, so until then everyone will be in wait-and-see mode.