CoD: Modern Warfare Beta Had A Pleasant Surprise: Cross-Saves
Your progress on one platform moves with you, it seems.
In what could be very big news, it appears Call of Duty: Modern Warfare may allow cross-progression between platforms. This past weekend's beta was the first one to be available on more than just PS4, as Xbox One and PC players were able to join the mix. Players reported during the test that their progress on one platform in the beta--including levels and progression--moved with them to a different platform.
It appears that those who link their Xbox Live, PSN, and Battle.net accounts to the same Call of Duty account are able to have their progress move between systems. That would be a very big deal, as this level of freedom to move between competing platforms is rare.
GameSpot tested this, and it appears to work. I played the first beta weekend on PlayStation 4 and upon logging into current weekend's beta on Xbox One, I found all of my progression--including levels, gear, calling cards, emblems, and more--came with me.
Officially, Activision has only confirmed that Modern Warfare has cross-play, which allows people on competing systems to play against each other. This second Modern Warfare beta, which ran through September 23, featured cross-play support.
According to CharlieIntel, developer Infinity Ward said it was "exploring" the possibility of cross-progression, but this has not been confirmed as of yet beyond these initial user reports. GameSpot has contacted Activision in an attempt to get more details, but again, we found cross-saves to be enabled using the method mentioned above between PS4 and Xbox One. Whether or not this works between console and PC is unknown. Also unclear is if this cross-save feature is only available for the beta or if it will be available in the full game.
Cross-progression is a user-friendly feature because it means players can freely move between platforms with the confidence of knowing they won't have to start over. Platform-holders like Sony and Microsoft have traditionally not allowed this because they have historically wanted players to stay on their platform.
The new Modern Warfare launches on October 25 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
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