Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was the long-anticipated reboot of the original Modern Warfare released in 2007. While the original was one of the most highly-rated first-person shooters ever to hit the market, the developers lacked the power of today’s modern game engines, and fans begged for a remake for years.
In 2019 Activision and Infinity Ward created their answer. It was released just a couple of short years after their original hit- Infinite Warfare, a CoD game set in the futuristic space battlegrounds. While some of the gameplay is similar to Infinite Warfare, the newly revamped Modern Warfare has an entirely new game engine. This lends itself to the extra-gritty, ultra-realistic gameplay that takes gamers as close as possible to the reality of being a special forces trooper.
Although the campaign is heroic, it’s also relatively short. And let’s be honest, most Call of Duty players are here for the multiplayer anyway. In short, Modern Warfare’s multiplayer is nothing short of astounding. There’s a reason why servers are still packed full, even after two years!
Some of the most common gameplay styles for Modern Warfare include:
Search and Destroy
The Team Deathmatch is likely going to feel like the most familiar Call of Duty experience. Matches are designed to be played with up to 6 players on each team for a total of 12 players per match. However, depending on how many players are on the server, there may be fewer players. The goal for both teams is simple- rack up points by killing the enemy team.
Cyber Attack introduces a whole new level of multiplayer to the traditional Call of Duty online experience. In this game mode, players must plant an EMP bomb in the enemy team’s territory and two teams of 6 players must duke it out in the meantime. If you’ve ever played the online game, Valorant
, then it’s almost identical to the main online gameplay that involves planting a “spike” in the enemy territory.
Domination is another Call of Duty classic multiplayer match type. Each team must capture and hold flags for a certain amount of time. The first team that reaches 200 points is the winning team. This game creates a true “teamplay experience” where players must become adept at defending their flag-holder or creating coordinated attack plans against the enemy flag-holders.
d Destroy is incredibly similar to Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
multiplayer mode. In this mode, teams of 6 players must battle against each other to attack and defend the bomb sites. Each team takes turns playing both offense and defense, so players will need to become adept at both types of gameplay.
Modern Warfare was designed to have one of the most challenging first-person shooter multiplayer modes in the franchise’s history. In addition to the life-like gameplay that will leave you dead with just a few bullets, Modern Warfare also gives both teams access to some of the latest high-tech weapons used by the world’s top military forces. From deadly snipers to ruthless killstrikes, you’ll have your work cut out for you if you want to take your team to victory.
Since the game has been out for a couple of years, many first-time players have some complaints about the game, especially when it comes to fighting against players who’ve put in thousands of hours of gameplay and reached prestige levels that they could only dream of. One of Modern Warfare’s most frustrating experiences is constantly getting sniped-down by campers who know each map’s ins and outs and all of the best sniping spots (especially in Modern Warfare’s huge multiplayer maps).