CoD: Modern Warfare Devs Explain Battle Royale Decision

"How much do you want?!"

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare probably will not feature a battle royale mode, unlike the most recent CoD game. Developers Joe Cecot and Taylor Kurosaki spoke to Game Informer recently about the possibility of Modern Warfare featuring the gametype made popular by PUBG and Fortnite, among others, and it sounds like battle royale may not be part of the package for the new Modern Warfare.

"Our answer to this is we love battle royale," Cecot said. However, Infinity Ward reportedly isn't planning to introduce a battle royale mode of its own for Modern Warfare. That doesn't mean Modern Warfare won't have large-scale battles, as the new Ground War mode is Battlefield-sized with support for up to 64 players and features vehicles. Infinity Ward also has spoken about the possibility of Ground War to support more than 100 players at the same time.

As for Kurosaki, he said Modern Warfare is already a busy package with lots on offer. "Campaign, multiplayer, Spec Ops---[battle royale] won't fit in the box! How much do you want?!"

These comments follow those made by art director Joel Emslie, who said in August that battle royale hasn't been ruled out for Modern Warfare. After being asked if the game will feature the mode, Emslie said, "We'll have to wait and see." He also teased that there are "many" new multiplayer modes still to be announced for Modern Warfare.

2018's Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 features a battle royale mode of its own called Blackout.

The new Modern Warfare launches on October 25 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. A multiplayer beta kicks off later this month, so people will have a chance to try it out before long. Unlike the recent alpha, that will be available on all platforms, although PS4 users will get in first.

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BO4 BR BO was a trainwreck. Good riddance devs made the right choice. Guess we'll find out in Oct if they made the right decision or not.

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I hope they never add one. BR is dying now. I barely see people talk about it anymore.

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i'm fine as long as they don't remove ground war and give you which playlist game mode you want to play like 6 vs 6.

i'll be playing 50 vs. 50 domination 24/7, until i get all the camo. for all the guns that have it.

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LMAO "As for Kurosaki, he said Modern Warfare is already a busy package with lots on offer. "Campaign, multiplayer, Spec Ops---[battle royale] won't fit in the box! How much do you want?!"

So basically what cods use to be in the past is now an unbelievable amount of content. What a joke they could easily add a BR and it wouldn't affect much at all.

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@oo7superdave: "How much do you want?"

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@Pupchu: A lot but i am old and still remember the days when games gave your 60 dollars worth (or 50 at that time) but i guess Just a br mode would be fine

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@oo7superdave: i remember thosse times as well. i remember expansion packs back then gave you a whole campaign, 20 or so levels, and a bounch of other tools... look where we are today: four maps, and two guns.

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I'm definitely ok with this. The new Ground War sounds fun.

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I mean really? No battle Royale. That’s all I play and I got tired of blackout so I was hoping for a new one.

It also really doesn’t make sense because you can see that players are playing it so why would they cut off a whole host of players from the game? Makes no sense unless they are just going the Pro circuit route but Jesus.

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@biggsdeli: I don't play BR, also I love games without it like Insurgency or Rising Storm. Not everyone is like you

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@virus2007944: uh what? It’s a game mode that the aren’t including. And just like you say not everyone is like you. And I don’t want to play some games modes and neither do you but they didn’t include one that I enjoyed the most. Not everyone is like you

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@virus2007944: So because you don't play BR so its okay that it isn't there. Crazy idea JUST DON'T PLAY IT EVEN IF IT IS THERE. No one makes you play extra game modes, and don't give this "it will give the devs time to polish other game modes" this is CoD and activision they have been making these games for years and have unlimited resources.

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@oo7superdave: play a game with a Battle Royale mode if that's the mode you fancy. It just felt like an "us too" attempt with CoD.

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@theironsaint: take out multiplayer and then talk to me about including it

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@biggsdeli: okay. I'll see what I can do.