Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer gameplay premiere set for August 1

Gunfight gameplay debuted today.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Activision will host the multiplayer gameplay premiere for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on Twitch on August 1 at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET, the publisher announced.

“As players enlist in the heart-racing Modern Warfare story, multiplayer continues the experience as players head online into the ultimate playground for the global balance of power,” Activision said in a press release. “Featuring unified progression across modes, Modern Warfare seeks to unite the community with plans to support cross-play across platforms and the removal of the traditional season pass in order to deliver a greater mix of more free maps, content and community events post-launch.”

A few moments ago, Twitch streamers CouRageJD, TeePee, Syndicate, and LEGIQN debuted the first gameplay of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare‘s new two-versus-two Gunfight mode. Here are some notes on the new mode:

Gunfight (2v2): An Overview

Today’s first glimpse of Multiplayer gameplay showcases a new mode for Modern Warfare, named Gunfight.

Gunfight is one of several multiplayer modes in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and represents just a small taste of the overall Multiplayer experience that awaits you on October 25!

Here’s a high-level breakdown of this exciting 2v2 experience:

“Small team, multi-round cage matches. First duo to reach the round win limit is victorious.”

The Basics:

  • This is a four-player, two-versus-two game mode.
  • It features a series of custom-made, confined maps; the smallest of those present in Multiplayer.
  • Everybody gets the same loadout: Prove your adeptness with a wide variety of armaments!
  • The loadouts switch every two rounds.
  • The first duo to win six rounds wins.

Gameplay Notes:

  • Each round lasts 40 seconds. After this, “Overtime” begins, and a flag spawns.
  • The flag spawns if one or both players of each duo are still alive at the start of Overtime.
  • Either team has 10 seconds to capture this flag. There is a three second capture time.
  • During Overtime, you achieve victory by capturing this flag, or by defeating the other team.
  • If no one defeats the other team or captures the flag, the duo with the higher health wins. If both sides have the same amount of health, the round is a draw.
  • Each team switches to the opposite side of the map every two rounds.
  • The first three maps shown today are:
    • King: The interior of a warehouse.
    • Pine: The exterior of a dense forest.
    • Stack: A desert container yard.

Additional information:

  • This is a fast-paced, pick-up-and-play experience that’s easy to learn.
  • However, delve deeper into this mode and you’ll uncover tactically expansive gameplay that’s difficult to master.
  • The close-quarter action, quick turnaround between rounds, and the speed in which you can return to the action make for an exceptionally competitive game mode.
  • Some have compared the instant, entertaining, and competitive action to a fighting game. But one with armaments and set in the Call of Duty universe.
  • A typical loadout is a Primary weapon, a Secondary weapon, a Tactical Grenade (like a Flashbang), and a piece of Lethal Equipment (like a frag grenade).
  • All information is subject to change during the game-balancing and fine-tuning portion of development.
  • Gunfight is just one element, there is a ton of more content – modes, maps and overall goodness coming to the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer experience.
  • Fun fact; as Infinity Ward’s Multiplayer Design Director tells us: “When we stripped the game down [to] test each weapon, everyone would check each weapon for balancing, and the game mode was born out of that.”

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 25.

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