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Modern Warfare battle royale mode reportedly releasing post-launch, free-to-play

Published: 8/Aug/2019 16:11 Updated: 8/Aug/2019 16:18

by Joe Craven


Rumors of a battle royale mode in the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare have been hanging around for a while, but new details appear to have surfaced, suggesting it will come as a free mode in 2020.

On August 7, reputable leaker LongSensation, who was the first to leak the game’s title as just ‘Modern Warfare’, tweeted that the game will indeed have its own battle royale mode. 

However, while Black Ops 4 saw Blackout as a default game mode included on release, Modern Warfare’s own version will apparently not be coming until early 2020, when it will be free for players to download.

This follows previous discussions that have taken place at Activision, concerning tapping into the ‘free-to-play’ gaming market, that Fortnite seems to have kicked into overdrive. 

LongSensation also stated that a potential battle royale game “will be downloadable as a separate game, but also will still be connected to the core game”. 

If the rumors are to be believed, it sounds like Modern Warfare’s battle royale will feature weapons and mechanics from the game, but will be available as a separate entity, differing from Blackout in Black Ops 4.

The leaker also suggested details of the how the game will load in, indicating they have seen or heard about the game’s loading process. 

These rumors fit with previous comments made by Infinity Ward developers, who stated that they are “really focused on core multiplayer”. 

The game is set to be released on October 25, 2019, while a battle royale mode would come at least a few months later, in line with Infinity Ward’s suggestions that their focus is on the three confirmed modes: Multiplayer, Spec Ops and Campaign. 

It is key to remember that these reports are not yet confirmed by either Infinity Ward or Activision, and things can always change in game development.

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CoD Mobile devs confirm iconic weapon coming in Season 14

Published: 16/Jan/2021 16:47

by Connor Bennett


The Call of Duty Mobile devs have revealed that one iconic CoD weapon is coming in 2021’s Season 1 update, and it should be recognizable to any long-time CoD fan.

For years, Call of Duty fans have begged Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Activision, and anyone else who will listen, for a game that takes the best part of all previous releases and puts them into one.

Increasingly, we’re seeing more map remakes, classic weapons returning, and even character crossovers thanks to Warzone, but it’s CoD Mobile that really fits the bill of what that all-encompassing CoD game would be.

The mobile game has maps from CoD 4: Modern Warfare, Black Ops 1, as well as weapons from Advanced Warfare and even Black Ops 3 and 4. With the first major update of 2021 just around the corner, the devs have started teasing what’s coming next, and we’re getting more throwbacks.

Ghost in CoD mobile and the Crossfire map
CoD Mobile has characters, maps, and weapons from almost every modern Call of Duty game.

Even though CoD Mobile is currently, as of writing, in Season 13, when the first major update of 2021 hits, we’ll be back to Season 1. Just like how Fortnite is now Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Regardless, when players finally get to play the new season update, they’ll be able to wield the FAMAS. Yes, the iconic Call of Duty weapon, that has been in a whole host of CoD games is finally arriving in CoD Mobile.

The devs confirmed the news on January 16, tweeting out their first teaser for the new season. “A new weapon is approaching! Can you guess what it is?” they said, with an image and it’s fairly obvious that the weapon in question is the FAMAS.

The name of the iconic weapon might get a slight tweak when it is added to CoD Mobile. The devs have tweaked the names of other recognizable guns before, just to give it a new feel for the mobile game.

There’s also the question of whether it’ll be as powerful as it was, say, back in Black Ops 1. Hopefully, we don’t have to wait too long.