The Call of Duty first-person shooter video game franchise returns to its military realism and real-world politics with Modern Warfare. The leader of the spec-ops team is again the legendary Captain Price.
First, let’s get rid of some confusion.
The original Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare — in which you battled rogue Russians over nuclear weapons — was released in 2007. Its remastered version was released in 2016 under the name Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.
Now, the 16th installment of the Call of Duty franchise is simply titled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — without the number four in the title. It is essentially a soft reboot of the franchise.
Search engines will have a hard time churning accurate results unless you add 2019, which is the current year it is set to be released — specifically, on October 25.
Conforming to modern trends of diversity and integrating women into top tiers of the military, the trailer shows a drastic increase in feminization — just like it was the case with Gears of War 5 and Battlefield 5.
Thankfully, the tone is not as fantastical and zany as we noted with Black Ops 4.
The reborn Modern Warfare doesn’t veer off the themes we know so well from its legendary original. The stakes on the world stage will be high — with shadowy forces, blurry moral lines, and unexpected allies.
This time, Captain Price’s SAS team will join the CIA and the Urzikstani Liberation Force to retrieve pilfered chemical weapons. As it unravels, the mission will take place in the Middle East, London and other hallmark locations.
The gameplay details are still hazy, but we can expect to see well-crafted battle sequences playing themselves out in a linear manner. (Hopefully, this time without the infinite enemy spawning until you cross invisible trigger points.)
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