Modern Warfare supports 100 players – but battle royale isn’t confirmed
Open beta set for September
Activision has detailed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s multiplayer mode, which will support up to 100 players – but there’s no confirmation of a battle royale mode.
Modern Warfare’s multiplayer suite will include close-quarters 2 vs. 2 battles in Gunfight, traditional 6 vs. 6 multiplayer, modes that support 10 vs. 10 and 20 vs. 20 firefights, along with “high-player count maps and combat”, such as the new Ground War, which is described as “an epic large-scale mode” supporting more than 100-players.
The publisher says that is “just the beginning” for the offering, with developers refusing to confirm a battle royale mode like that featured in Black Ops 4.
“Our goal with Modern Warfare is to bring all gamers together from day one to play together,” said Patrick Kelly, Infinity Ward studio head.
“We’re doing away with the season pass; we’re delivering a mix of free maps, a ton of content following launch, and we’re developing the game for crossplay. We’re live-testing now, and fans will get to try for themselves next month in the Beta. This is a new day for Call of Duty multiplayer, and today is just the start — we have many more exciting reveals coming for fans that we can’t wait to share.”
Activision also announced an open beta, featuring crossplay testing on its second weekend. Players can pre-order now and get early access to the Modern Warfare Beta, it said.
PlayStation 4 Exclusive Beta
September 12 -13 (Early Access, PlayStation 4)
September 14 – 16 (Open Beta, PlayStation 4)
Beta featuring crossplay testing
September 19 – 20 (Early Access, PC and Xbox One; Open Beta, PlayStation 4)
September 21 – 23 (Open Beta, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One)