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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Gunfight Mode Revealed, More To Come This August

Written by Robert Workman

Although the game isn’t set to drop until sometime later this year, first details on the multiplayer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare have begun to surface. And this includes a first glimpse at a new 2 vs. 2 mode called Gunfight, which was streamed by a number of players earlier today.

Though the mode wasn’t shown in a trailer just yet, Activision describes it as a “new level of quick-action, close quarters duo-based combat” that is “a blast to play” and “watch,” according to their official website.

Here are the general basics of the mode, as broken down by the publisher:

  • 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.

From what we’re hearing, it’s quite the revolution for multiplayer thus far, with the following gameplay notes to boot:

  • 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.

So far, three maps have been revealed – King, which takes place inside a warehouse; Pine, which is in the middle of a somewhat dense forest; and Stack, inside a desert container yard. They all look pretty good thus far, but there’s more to come.

More details? Yepper!

  • 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
  • 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.

The real question is…when will we get more info? Well, sooner than you think. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will get a FULL multiplayer reveal starting on August 1. We’ll have more details for you then!

The game will arrive on October 25 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

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