Boom-shaka-laka: Call of Duty’s new “Gunfight” mode is like NBA Jam with guns

Boom-shaka-laka: Call of Duty’s new “Gunfight” mode is like NBA Jam with guns

Enlarge / Coming October 25. And today, we know more about one cool, new multiplayer twist to the series. (credit: Activision / Infinity Ward)

LOS ANGELES—This spring, I visited game studio Infinity Ward to learn about its upcoming “reimagining” of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. During the reveal event, the studio’s reps mentioned multiple “pillars” of the upcoming CoD game, set to launch October 25, then focused on the game’s single-player missions.

Shortly after that, someone walked into the room and said, “the rest of this event is indefinitely embargoed,” then took the wraps off of arguably the best thing I’ve seen in a CoD game in years: a two-on-two “Gunfight” versus mode.

That embargo is finally up, following an official Gunfight gameplay reveal on Twitch this morning, so now I can finally tell you about a first-person versus mode that combines the original frantic action of 2007’s CoD4:MW

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reveal: Old name, new campaign, new brutality

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reveal: Old name, new campaign, new brutality

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.—The rumors are all true. The next AAA military shooter from Activision and Infinity Ward, coming to PCs and consoles on October 25, will be titled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Don’t let the name fool you: some of its content is decidedly unfamiliar.

Despite reusing the old series name without a number attached, this game is neither a remake nor a remaster. CoD:MW hits reset on the series’ timeline. Infinity Ward has rewound a few of its familiar characters and concepts, then placed them in an entirely new, “current-day” storyline. The development team is doing this in part to usher in a first for the series: an entire half of the campaign played from the perspective of an Arab soldier.

This

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Details Aplenty for Call of Duty Mobile Revealed: Game Modes, Maps and More

Details Aplenty for Call of Duty Mobile Revealed: Game Modes, Maps and More


Activision released new details for Call of Duty: Mobile this week, including a look at the titles in-game UI, as well as specifics on what game modes will be available, characters you’ll see, and playable maps. 

For maps, fans of the franchise will be happy to see maps from the entire history of Call of Duty. Some of my personal favorites are included, such as Firing Range, Standoff, and Hijacked. There are plenty others, too, all listed below. 

As for game modes, expect to see most of the popular modes, with exception to Search and Destroy. Activision appears to be releasing Free For All, TDM, Hardpoint, and Domination to name a few. The publisher says these are just the first modes, so it’s entirely possible more modes will come, such as Kill Confirmed and SND. 

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