Infinity Ward has revealed more new Season 1 content that will be coming to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare via the January 14 update, including a 3v3 Gunfight mode, the return of two multiplayer modes and another 2XP promo.
Season 1 continues to roll on in Modern Warfare and with it so does the content, as Infinity Ward and Activision have announced what’s coming next in their 2019 Call of Duty installment.
On January 13, Activision released the latest edition of their ‘This Week in Call of Duty’ blog post, in which they discussed what fans should expect in the next day’s update, along with some other CoD related news.
The update will be going live on Tuesday, January 14, likely around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET and will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC right away.
Gunfight Trios will make its in-game debut on January 14, turning the popular multiplayer mode into a 3v3 affair.
This will be the fourth version of Gunfight – the classic 2v2 that’s been in the game since day one, the recently-added 1v1, and O.S.P., which players didn’t enjoy too much.
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Although it hasn’t been yet confirmed, it’s likely that this new 3v3 variant will replace the 1v1 mode since IW wouldn’t want to spread the Gunfight player-base too thin by having three versions all available at the same time.
Return of two MP modes – Cranked & Drop Zone
Cranked and Drop Zone were two new modes introduced in the weeks following the launch of Season 1 in Modern Warfare. Now, both will be returned as available playlists in multiplayer via the upcoming update.
Cranked is similar to Team Deathmatch but with a twist – after getting their first kill, players need to find and get more kills within a short period of time or else they’ll explode.
Drop Zone, on the other hand, is objective-based and works similarly to Hardpoint in that teams earn points by controlling specially marked zones on the map.
The big twist, however, is that Killstreaks can only be earned by controlling the drop zones for long enough to gain access to the Care Packages that fall into them from the sky, each containing either a lethal or support streak.
More XP boost promos
While not directly tied to this update, there will be another XP promo coming at the end of the week to take advantage of players being home from school and work on January 20 due to it being Martin Luther King Jr Day.
Players will receive Double XP and Double Weapon XP from January 17-21, with the boost kicking in at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET on Friday.