Activision reveals Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

This year’s Call of Duty game will be called Modern Warfare and is scheduled for a 25 October 2019 release.

Announcing the game in a blog post, Activision said: “Scheduled for global release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (Blizzard Battle.net) on Friday, October 25, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a powerful reimagined experience in an all-new title, built from the ground up. Developed by Infinity Ward, in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare you’ll take on the role of highly-skilled Tier One operator in an incredibly raw and gritty narrative affecting the global balance of power.”

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a redolent title for fans of the franchise – the 2007 game of almost the same name (technically, it was called Call of Duty 4 – Modern Warfare) is generally held to be one of the best Call of Duty games ever. The new Modern Warfare is likely to take inspiration from that game.

In contrast to last year’s Black Ops 4, Modern Warfare will have a single-player campaign. Activision said: “The new Modern Warfare delivers an emotionally charged and intense campaign that shines a light on the changing nature of modern war. Expect a single-player experience that is edgy, culturally relevant, and thought-provoking. Players will fight alongside a diverse cast of international special forces and freedom fighters working within the grey area of their rules of engagement, in a number of heart-pounding covert operations set throughout iconic European cities and into the volatile expanses of the Middle East. Missions include close-quarter, stealth operations and long-range combat that puts tactical decision-making to the ultimate test.”

Activision also provided some very vague details regarding Modern Warfare’s online gameplay: “Beyond the gripping single-player campaign, expect a unified narrative experience and progression across the entire game, including single-player campaign, online multiplayer, and co-op experiences.”

For more information, keep an eye on the Call of Duty blog. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare can already be pre-ordered.

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