The battle royale mode has been a feature gaining acclaim from millions of players across the globe with various games and with the Call of Duty franchise, it was no exception. The previous title Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 came with the popular Blackout, a battle royale mode that kept players immersed by engaging with their online counterparts even after completing all missions in the single-player campaign, making it a never-ending experience.
And as much as players still wanted that to continue with the wild survival military-based shooter game, Infinity Ward has unfortunately confirmed that it is a feature they will not be including into Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Joe Cecot, Infinity Ward’s multiplayer design director, told IGN that Black Ops 4 and Modern Warfare are different vibes, saying the studio is honing in on the core multiplayer experience. “[We’re] big fans of battle royale. We’re excited for large player counts and things like that, but right now we’re really focused on core multiplayer.”
As disappointing as this may be for many of the franchise’s diehard fans, it may be reasonable that the developers intend to make Modern Warfare completely different from how Black Ops 4 was designed. After all, won’t we be receiving the same titles with just different names?
“We really focused on Modern Warfare, authentic and gritty, realistic weapons and it’s a different experience. It’s really… just about pulling back to Modern Warfare and keeping that pure, “Cecot went on to explain.
As for now, all players will be getting close to the mode is Ground War which as reported, supports up to 40 players. But for the developers, the main plan is for Ground war to house more than 100 players per match by the time it launches in October with the new Gunfight mode having the smallest player count, featuring 2v2 battles reliant on skill and tactical positioning.
All that happens till then is for players to wait for the betas that will be released in phases: PS4 September 12th &13th as well as Sept. 14th-16th, for Xbox players, September 19th-20th.