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A Much Awaited Change Is Officially Confirmed for ‘Modern Warfare’

  • A crucial feature missing from Modern Warfare is coming in a future update.
  • More changes and features outlined.
  • Also, a look at Infinity Ward and Activision’s new charitable move.

 

With the first season of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s multiplayer well underway, the war machine is on fire, though not without its fair share of imperfections. With updates that seem to bring fixes and break new things in equal measure, fan requests on the rise, and a community impassioned both in favor and against the latest installment of the franchise, it’s been quite a busy first few months.

In a recent community update by Infinity Ward, the company broke down what we can expect in the coming weeks and beyond. You can find the full post here, but down below is a breakdown with the more important parts:

What’s Coming?

Gunfight 3v3: Aside from the Gunfight 1v1 playlist we rolled out this week, we’re working on another version of Gunfight, 3v3!

Additional loadouts: 5 loadouts aren’t enough, so we’ll be adding more loadout slots over the coming weeks!

Gunfight Tournament: It was incredible to see so many people jumping into the Gunfight Tournament Beta back in November and we plan on bringing tournaments back once we’ve squashed a few bugs and added in new rewards.

MORE 2XP, 2X Weapon XP, and 2X Tier events!  

That’s just a taste of things we’re working on, so keep an eye out for these and more in future updates!

Infinity Ward also is working to fix a number of pressing glitches, a handful mentioned specifically, but with many more to be addressed. If you’re someone on PC experiencing error 19 148, that’s not one specifically mentioned, but with the amount of people complaining about it just hang in there, as there’s still hope. Of the major issues mentioned, they’re finally going to address those out-of-map glitches some people have been using in Ground War to gain an unfair advantage by shooting from a place where they can’t be shot themselves. Also, if you’ve fallen victim to the flickering lighting on different maps across all modes, that’s another issue mentioned specifically that they’re looking into.

Of the upcoming features previously mentioned, you may have spied an incredibly important one among them. Sure, playlist updates and tournaments are great; who doesn’t love more ways to slay your enemies? But more importantly, we’re finally going to get more loadout slots sometime here soon. While a number wasn’t specified, I think it’s safe to assume an additional five loadout slots to give us a respectable 10 slots, and not just the meager five slots. Of complaints not related to glitches or technical issues, weapon loadouts being limited to five slots without any way to unlock more was an area of high contention. With so many weapons in the game, it felt incredibly restricting for players to either pick a handful of weapons and stick with them solely, or swap out weapons constantly. This will definitely be a welcome change when it arrives sometime in the near future.

In addition to the update, Infinity Ward and Activision have recently made a change to one of the purchasable cosmetic packs within Modern Warfare. The operator D-Day from the Coalition faction for the multiplayer recently had a pack called Outback made available for the character, which looks like the typical archetype for what you’d expect someone adventuring the Australian Outback to look like. The “Bushranger” skin, looking like some sort of rough-terrain hunter, quickly became my favorite skin, even if the rest of the pack wasn’t necessarily for me. Initially, it was released just as a standard pack, like the many dozens available, but Infinity Ward and Activision have released a statement and changed the pack to the Outback Relief pack.

Through the end of January, all purchases of the Outback Relief pack will be donated to the relief effort in Australia during their ongoing bushfire crisis that’s affecting the overwhelming majority of the nation. Even better, purchases made before this promotion are also being counted towards the relief effort. I know you’ll see me express concern over business practices and the like from different companies quite frequently; you never know how a deal is going to blowback on the consumers after all, but I always enjoy when either people or companies donate proceeds to a good cause ,so personally, I give Infinity Ward and Activision a big thumbs up for this one.

What do you think of the upcoming changes coming to Modern Warfare? What do you think of their move to donate proceeds on the aforementioned pack to disaster relief? Let us know down below.

 

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