Less than an hour before the start of the inaugural Call of Duty League broadcast, Activision-Blizzard announced a deal with Google that will see the mega-publisher’s official esports events broadcast exclusively on YouTube. The deal covers Overwatch League, Call of Duty League, Hearthstone esports, “and more.”
Tag: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
If there’s something we genuinely love to see around these parts, it’s weird controllers being used to play games for which they were in no way intended. One YouTuber has made it his mission to do this with the DK Bongos accessory for the Nintendo Gamecube, and now he’s using them to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
There are two new maps in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare as of this week. Well, they’re not technically new: both are classic ‘franchise’ maps taken from Call of Duty 4 and spiffed up for the latest version of Modern Warfare. Both Shipment and Vacant are available now, and it’s causing annoyance among players who prefer one over the other.
One of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s most notable new additions was Gunfight mode – a tense, 2v2 affair that has you playing cat-and-mouse on a small map with an opposing duo. Infinity Ward recently replaced Gunfight with a new variant called Gunfight OSP, but the standard version of the mode will return.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare received a sizeable patch earlier today – it’s a whopping 20GB in fact – which brings in Spec Ops missions, two new multiplayer playlists, and many fixes and corrections asked for in the community. However, the Modern Warfare patch notes for the game’s update 1.09 reveal more than most players expected – as the notes seem to feature secret internal developer messages.
There’s more hiding in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s 118 GB install footprint than the public has seen, and a new datamine of the PC client’s contents suggests strongly that Modern Warfare will be getting a massive new battle royale mode at some point in the future.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare launches this week on PC, and pre-loads for Infinity Ward’s soft reboot are already underway. The developers have also provided a full list of release times for the game. It’ll be a single global launch – so no need to think about VPNing yourself into New Zealand or anything of the like – but that does mean you’re going to be playing Modern Warfare at a different time depending on where you are in the world.
Not long now! Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is due for release this coming Friday, October 25, but before you scurry off to Amazon or your purveyor of choice, you’ve a chance to win a PC copy of the game entirely for free, thanks to your favourite PC gaming news outlet. No, not PC Gamer – us. Mean.
Call of Duty fans have been looking cautiously toward the launch of Modern Warfare, as rumours suggested that the series’ loot boxes – called Supply Drops – would expand beyond cosmetic to include gameplay-affecting items like weapons. After those supply drop rumours, one developer told fans to ignore “half-baked inflammatory” talk, and now Infinity Ward has broken down its plans for post-launch monetisation.