Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare's Multiplayer Reveal Coming Next Month

Cross-play is on its way.

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Now Playing: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Gunfight Mode Revealed - GS News Update

More than a month after it was initially announced, we've finally gotten a glimpse of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's multiplayer. Infinity Ward presented the first look at Modern Warfare's competitive offerings with a livestream that revealed its new 2-on-2 Gunfight mode. We're still in the dark on most of the details, but at least now we know when we can expect them.

A Modern Warfare multiplayer reveal is coming at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST on August 1 (3 AM AET on August 2). Infinity Ward will show off the game via livestream on its Twitch channel, twitch.tv/callofduty. There, you can expect to see more of Gunfight and get details about any other modes Modern Warfare is adding to the usual Call of Duty multiplayer suite. We're also expecting to hear more about one of the game's biggest new features: cross-play.

Infinity Ward first revealed that cross-play was coming to Call of Duty when it announced that the game would be a reboot of 2007's Modern Warfare, but featuring a whole new story. It'll allow players on all Call of Duty platforms to play with and against each other in multiplayer matches--so regardless of whether you buy the game on PC, Xbox One, or PS4, you'll have the full CoD community available for multiplayer matches. Infinity Ward also announced it's doing away with the season pass structure for downloadable content with Modern Warfare, so all post-release multiplayer maps will be free to all players.

Another aspect we're hoping to learn more about in August is Modern Warfare's progression system. Infinity Ward has said progression will carry across all modes in the game, meaning you'll be able to level up your weapons, unlock new Killstreaks, and work toward hitting Prestige while playing the game's single-player mode as well as in multiplayer. We don't have many details on how that all works yet, or how the modes are otherwise linked together, but Infinity Ward has said it wants Modern Warfare to feel more like one complete experience and less like several distinct games packaged together.

Gunfight is the first new multiplayer mode we've heard about in Modern Warfare. It pits two teams of two players against each other in small maps, where they face each other in super-fast rounds. The first team to win six rounds takes the match, but you don't get the benefit of choosing your equipment loadout--each round sees everyone assigned the same set of guns. That means everyone is evenly matched, making for some intense, speedy bouts. Check out our hands-on impressions for more details.

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wallacom

I haven't bought a CoD since MW3. So tempted to buy, obviously no preorder.

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mbrogz3000

@wallacom: Stop being poor and just buy it. Its only a $120 donation to a large company that keeps selling the same game each year. Go for it!

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R4gn4r0k

@mbrogz3000: I can't afford that from being too poor because I spent thousands of dollars on lootboxes :(

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nintendians

the 2 vs. 2 multiplayer mode was okay. watching a video give you an idea, but playing the actual thing would be more of user's experience.

i'll probably try the public beta on the ps4, if there is one.

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tlpina

Call of Duty needs to step up the number of players per map. That's my only gripe.

In Battlefield, we have these massive wars with 64 players on the map and i enjoy that.

Having said that, I buy every COD game with the exception of Black Ops. I never liked those. i even tried Black ops 3 last year, got it for 14.99 and hated it.

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PromeyM

Well, hey, it's not CoD without blind, aimless hatred in the comment section.

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KiriharaZro

Boooooriiiiing

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mbrogz3000

Wasn’t there already a COD Modern Warfare released? Why are they releasing the same game again?

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ElevenHandMan

@mbrogz3000: This has been addressed and discussed a million times already. You can go back under your rock.

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mbrogz3000

@ElevenHandMan: last I counted, it wasn’t addressed and covered one million times. Sounds like your education is serving you well. Go back..er, just stay in mommy’s basement.

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wallacom

@mbrogz3000: "A million times" is a metaphor, so let's not talk about education.....mmmmmkay.

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I reckon that if they completely stayed with boots on the ground and got rid of activision then CoD could at least get a bit of respect back. Maybe not as much as it used to have but at least more than it has now. Activision have completely run this franchise into the ground and it's sad because the old MW games were great. Glad bungie got out while they could and took destiny with them. A shame the CoD devs can't do the same. Don't know how it would work due to multiple studios being involved but anything away from the direction that activision takes is good in my book.

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PromeyM

@illusivepickledonionman:

If only Destiny was worth anything.