Thursday, October 31, 2019

Dauntless: Haunted Shadows Update Live Now

Haunted Shadows seasonal content update arrives for Dauntless today, introducing Hunt Pass items, emotes and more.

With full cross-play support, free-to-play online action role-playing game Dauntless from developer Phoenix Labs and publisher Epic Games is finally out of Early Access and getting new seasonal content update Haunted Shadows.

Launching today on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, latest Hunt Pass will add new faction of Night Hunters. A bunch of spooky themed cosmetics, emotes pack and other items will be available at in-game store.

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Dauntless: Haunted Shadows Update Live Now

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Dark Harvest has fallen on Ramsgate recently and shrouded the city of Slayers in darkness but instead of doom, it brought back some favorite items. An enigmatic cult known as the Unseen has arrived and spreading their cryptic glyphs all over.

Haunted Shadows will allow all Slayers to fight them and earn their very own Night Hunter armor cosmetic on Basic or Elite track, on top of a prestigious ultra armor set of Elite track level 50 and an array of seasonal cosmetic items.

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Return of The Unseen

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Slayers of Ramsgate will be rewarded for Hunt Pass experience due to new Bounty system and work their way to level 50. To celebrate community event, both Unseen emote and laughing pumpkin flare are offered free until November 5.

As always, a number of performance issues are fixed and quality-of-life improvements are added to current free content update. Dozens of more changes will be introduced in October 31 patch for a better gameplay experience.

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Haunted Shadows Hunt Pass

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All hunts will have an AFK timer from now on, so Slayer will be sent back to Ramsgate if any of them stays idle any longer than three minutes. A reworked compass system will help players easily find their way working on main quest.

Dauntless: Haunted Shadows is a Halloween treat from Phoenix Labs for all Slayers of Shattered Isles. A Nintendo Switch version is expected to arrive in late 2019, which will support cross-play with all major platforms at launch.

SOMA and Costume Quest Free on Epic Games Store Now

This week, Epic Games Store is offering PC version of Costume Quest and SOMA for free giveaway.

This year, Halloween came when Epic Games Store was already giving out free PC games to players. One of the two titles from this week belongs to survival horror genre while the other one is an adventure game for young audience.

In spirit of festive season, Epic Games invites you to get both Costume Quest and SOMA for free anytime before November 7, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT. Once you claim these titles to add to your collection, they are yours to keep forever.

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SOMA and Costume Quest Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Set in an underwater research facility, SOMA is a psychological horror adventure on a premise of 2104 by developer/publisher Frictional Games with sci-fi undertone and its protagonist wakes up to discover all sorts of weird mysteries.

Hailing from developer/publisher Double Fine Productions, party-based role-playing game Costume Quest sends players trick-or-treating with sibling of their character who will need rescuing upon being kidnapped by a monster.

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Both of these above-mentioned titles are a good pick to celebrate Halloween since one of them has a spooky backdrop as plotline to match its theme and another one literally sends player on a ritual custom during eve of celebration.

Epic Store announced indie super-hit roguelike top-down shooter title Nuclear Throne by Vlambeer and cyberpunk shooter game RUINER from Reikon Games to offer in their free giveaway next week on November 7, 2019.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Nioh 2 Release Date

A release date for dark samurai RPG fantasy game Nioh 2 is revealed for March 2020 and Open Beta starts from November 1.

Following official reveal back in E3 2018 event, developer studios Koei Tecmo Games and Team Ninja has been quite silent about upcoming action role-playing title Nioh 2 until earlier this year and now we have a release date at hand.

A gameplay overview trailer shown last month at Tokyo Game Show 2019 revealed that an Open Beta program is about to start from next week, official sources announced the game to arrive for PlayStation 4 on March 13, 2020.

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Nioh 2 Release Date

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Time to sharpen your sword and Yokai skills as Nioh 2 is heading to PS4 on early 2020 and Open Beta coming next month.




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Although there was an immense tension among fans about getting an official release date, Team Ninja chose not to rush things out and was busy assessing feedback from player community on Closed Alpha test for a stable launch.

Open Beta will be available at PlayStation Store to download and play from November 1 and offer an early sneak peak and run till November 10. All players will be allowed to test out wide range of character customization feature and more.

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Nioh 2 Open Beta Starting November 1

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Your half-breed protagonist will be given access to latest weapon Switchglaive in Beta to experience its efficiency in battle. Testers will begin from a place called Interim that will serve as an opening level and a safe zone.

You can pick your weapons and try out various moves there before heading into a real stage until you are ready. A new environment will welcome you into a dark Yokai adventure that is built upon many historical actualities.

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Newest Weapon Switchglaive

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First Nioh game came out in 2017 from publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment with somewhat low expectation but still managed to impress players with its deep combat system inspired from Souls series and immersive gameplay.

Pre-order for Nioh 2 is already available from today and there will be valuable bonuses to use in final game. Also, players with a PlayStation Plus membership can jump into the world of original Nioh for free from November 5, 2019.

PlayStation Plus Free Games for November 2019

PlayStation Plus includes Nioh and Outlast 2 for their members in free games lineup of November 2019.

Compared to first half of current year, members of PlayStation Plus are getting better quality games on their consoles for their paid monthly subscription, thanks to Sony Entertainment listening to customer feedback in time.

For upcoming lineup of November 2019, two new free PlayStation 4 games have already announced lately. Until they arrive on November 5, you can still enjoy your time with MLB: The Show 19 and The Last of Us Remastered.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for November 2019

Inspired from games like Dark Souls, action role-playing title Nioh from developer Team Ninja pits you in role of Irish samurai warrior William to battle against an army of demons and to liberate guardian spirits from their clutches.

With an Open Beta program kicking in for its sequel Nioh 2 at November 1, you can jump right in to have a dark samurai RPG fantasy experience in Sengoku era Japan and prepare yourself for the follow-up title scheduled to next year.

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Nioh on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Next up, become a part of an ominous journey of journalist Blake Langermann in Outlast 2, who goes to investigate murder of a pregnant woman. Soon, a mysterious cult kidnaps his wife and he is driven off by a group of crazed locals.

While being on lookout for his own life and a missing wife, Blake is constantly being troubled by his past among many other bizarre things. As you look for answers, more disturbing findings start coming out of the seemingly haunted town.

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Outlast 2 on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Sony has been doing considerably good with their recent PS Plus lineup after coming under fire by fans in July for providing games with seemingly lesser value than usual, especially after they decided to stop including PlayStation 3 titles.

Once Nioh and Outlast 2 become available, PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to play them both for free until December 3, 2019. Members can also enjoy exclusive discount on PS4 titles and 100 GB cloud storage for game saves.

Death Stranding Launch Trailer

An insane, spoiler-filled official launch trailer for upcoming strand game Death Stranding is released.

Roughly a week or so to release worldwide on November 8, 2019 for PlayStation 4, upcoming action game Death Stranding from developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment delivers its last strand.

A few days ago, game director Hideo Kojima invited fans to witness official launch trailer for his latest open-world adventure and like each of his past DS videos, it has left a lot of weird questions in our mind than giving any straight answers.

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Death Stranding Launch Trailer

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Behold an eight-minute long launch trailer of Death Stranding to dive deeper into its story settings.




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Opening scene shows a large door to some sort of secret facility is being breached and Cliff is seen trying to save his Bridge Baby. Despite his best efforts, he eventually is discovered and fought till his last moment against all odds.

He probably was working on a top-secret project regarding teleportation that was going to be hijacked either by government or any private organization. In a desperate attempt to save his work, he must have accidentally accessed Hades.

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It is highly likely, that opening of a portal to an alternate dimension has lead otherworldly beings known as "Beached Things" into this world, ushering an extinction-level that has decimated life and forcing society to collapse.

In an attempt to reconnect United Cities of America under a single Chiral Network, Amelie and her organization Bridges were working. She was taken hostage by "Homo Demons" and deliveryman Sam Porter Bridges is tasked to bring her back.

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Sam primarily comes to conflict with their leader Higgs and eventually stands opposing Cliff at one point. While dealing with human enemies like members of MULE, he befriends a survivor named Fragile who would become a great ally.

In a quick roll, almost all of main characters are seen shedding tears at some point of their lives in-game. Aside from usual BTs, a flying whale-like creature called Extinction entity is shown dropping corpses covered in black liquid as it flies by.

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The game features a prominent cast of Hollywood actors like Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) and Troy Baker (Mortal Kombat X, Resident Evil 6) in lead roles.

Death Stranding is all set to arrive on PS4 next month and is no longer a console exclusive title since Kojima Productions recently announced to release it for PC platform on early 2020, teaming up with publisher 505 Games.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Launch Trailer

EA and Respawn reveals brand-new launch trailer for upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order ahead of release.

This holiday season, fans of Star Wars will get to enjoy a brand-new story in upcoming action-adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts on November 15, 2019.

Only few weeks before global launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, an official launch trailer has been released showcasing new cinematic bits featuring adventures of lone Jedi Cal Kestis and some more lightsaber combat.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Launch Trailer

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Fallen Order launch trailer video retells an epic journey of a lone warrior fighting to reestablish Jedi legacy.




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New Jedi: Fallen Order trailer opens up with Padawan Cal Kestis crossing paths with Ninth Sister, an Inquisitor member trained by Darth Vader. She presents an imminent threat to him and attacks using her double-bladed red lightsaber.

Then Cal is shown to battle shock troopers, taking fire from AT-AT walkers, doing traversal using wires and some hyperspace jumping. More in-game footage shows previously revealed scenes with Second Sister presented in a new light.

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Fallen Order takes place following a galaxy-wide Jedi purge initiated by "Order 66" during events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and few remaining survivors who ran from Galactic Empire were being hunted down.

After years of hiding in shadows, Cal was ousted to Empire when he is caught saving his friend using the Force and became a target for Second Sister. He found a new ally in Cere Junda, who becomes a mentor figure to him and guides him through.

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Inquisitor Ninth Sister

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Despite many players are still hesitant to trust EA because of their past attempt to include loot boxes and pay-to-win mechanics in Star Wars Battlefront II back in 2017, Respawn has worked really hard to deliver a great Star Wars game for fans.

Electronic Arts can finally win over fans with release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order next month as it has every potential to become a great single-player experience that players has been asking for years, minus any shoddy micro-transactions.

EA Games Returning to Steam

EA games are finally coming back to Steam, with titles like Jedi: Fallen Order and EA Access subscription service.

Only days ago, video game publisher company Electronic Arts has posted photo of a steaming coffee mug on Twitter, which at first glance doesn't mean much and is easily missable but PC gamers assumed this to be a major tease.

With everyone has been speculating that EA may be returning to Steam after all and today, it is finally revealed that they are coming back to digital distribution platform of Valve Corporation eight years after their initial departure.

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EA Games Returning to Steam

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EA has officially announced partnership with Valve to bring their games to Steam for players on PC platform. This affiliation will bring back some of their popular titles as well as monthly distribution service to a new audience.

To kick-off an exciting lineup, upcoming anticipated title Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has already debuted on Steam and available for pre-order. Soon, Sims 4 and Unravel Two will join before 2019 ends with more to come next year.

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More multiplayer games like Apex Legends, Battlefield V and FIFA 20 will arrive next year that previously were available on Origin Access. On spring 2020, their partnership will bring EA Access subscription program to Steam.

By spending $4.99 only a month or $29.99 for a year, players would get unlimited access to games from The Vault, early trials, exclusive discounts, expansions and special in-game rewards for their EA Access membership via Steam.

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Back in 2014, EA Access was revealed for Xbox One before coming to PC as Origin Access and now is out on PlayStation 4 platform too. Though they were doing okay, it probably has failed to gain as much traction as EA expected.

This huge power move from Electronic Arts and Valve will surely benefit developers and players from PC gaming community while work on to improve their company image to public in an age of competitive marketplace.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Death Stranding Announced for PC

Kojima Productions finally confirms PC version of Death Stranding is coming in summer 2020 from publisher 505 Games.

Over a week from global release, upcoming action game Death Stranding will be arriving on November 8, 2019 for PlayStation 4 players to enjoy. However, this highly-anticipated title from Hideo Kojima is no longer a PS4-exclusive.

Today, developer Kojima Productions has officially confirmed that PC version of their latest social strand game will become available sometime on early summer of 2020 with publisher 505 Games in charge of its distribution.

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Death Stranding Announced for PC

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Although originally announced for PS4, platform exclusivity of Kojima's next project has always been shrouded into mystery but once it was delisted from exclusive game catalogue of official website, fans were hopeful to see a PC release.

Also, it was revealed years ago by Kojima himself when his partnership with publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment was revealed but that Q&A session by PlayStation Europe was later deleted to simply keep focus on PS4 launch.

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Aside from a pending official release date announcement, 505 Games has yet to reveal to fans whether or not they will bring DS to popular storefront like Steam or will it be a timed exclusive for Epic Games Store for PC platform.

Spending four years in development time, Death Stranding is finally getting released over Sony consoles very soon and PC gamers will be able to experience first Hideo Kojima directed game next year following his departure from Konami.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Overwatch 2 May be Revealed at BlizzCon 2019

BlizzCon 2019 to reveal popular hero shooter sequel Overwatch 2 with new hero and PvE game mode!

Rumors for a sequel to team-based multiplayer first-person shooter Overwatch has been out there for past couple of months but new report not only suggests that claim, it also confirms inclusion of a new hero and PvE mode.

Although developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment has yet to announce Overwatch 2, it is supported by several sources that the follow-up to popular hero shooter will be officially revealed at BlizzCon 2019 on November 1, 2019.

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Overwatch 2 May be Revealed at BlizzCon 2019

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According to a recent BlizzCon training document, Rod Breslau of ESPN mentions of a new PvE story mode that is a four-player co-op mission and will take place on a new map set in Rio de Janeiro, hometown of support hero Lúcio.

Player community and professional league players have long been complaining for some of least popular modes like Assault. Attendees of BlizzCon may likely to have a chance to experience both its PvE and new game mode "Push".

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Revealed at BlizzCon 2018, in "Reunion" trailer, an omnic named Echo will be joining current hero roster as 32nd hero. She is reunited with McCree after he rescued her earlier from Ashe and her Deadlock Gang from Route 66.

Their brief conversation suggests that she used to be a partner of the outlaw gunslinger and was put into stasis for some unknown reasons. During a recall of Overwatch agents, McCree came to wake her up and join team once again.

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Back in June, Blizzard reportedly cancelled a first-person shooter title set in StarCraft universe in favor of major franchise sequels, shifting that team to work on Overwatch 2 as that scrapped FPS project used to ran on Overwatch engine.

Even though developers usually hate leaks ahead of time, Blizzard should feel lucky at this point to come in spotlight for a new game after their controversial move against Hearthstone player Ng "blitzchung" Wai Chung for political speech.

Friday, October 25, 2019

WWE Games to Release Patch for Broken State of WWE 2K20

Following major backlash from fans over major issues, WWE Games announces to release patch for WWE 2K20.

Latest installment of professional wrestling video game WWE 2K20 has debuted to harsh criticism of fans over digital outlets and social media due to its annoying glitches, poor graphics and many other performance issues at launch.

Whereas it is fairly common for sports games to have some bugs to begin with, 2K20 took it to another level where it is considered a stinky mess and eventually game publisher had to come out promising a patch to resolve those issues.

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WWE Games to Release Patch for Broken State of WWE 2K20

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Within next two weeks, developer Visual Concepts and publisher 2K Sports will roll out a patch that will resolve some major issues. However, this promise means almost nothing to day-one customers or those who pre-ordered.

2K Games simply couldn't delay WWE 2K20 for two weeks probably because of their contractual obligations but that still is no excuse to sell a full-priced game in a beta state and some has paid even more for special editions.

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WWE Games have acknowledged current broken state of 2K20 and promised a patch in a latest statement on Twitter.


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A significant drop of graphics quality was noticed in early preview footage after departure of longtime Japanese developer Yuke’s, who has been working on WWE game series since 2000 and Visual Concepts took over development this year.

Their work in 2K20 has met with brutal reviews for delivering a product full of bugs and in a broken state. There are so many problems with almost every feature that it would require more than a single patch to deal with them all.

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People are also concerned whether publisher is willing to put that much effort to bring 2K20 in a working state since the game is part of WWE 2K annual series and 2K Games is most likely to start focusing on their next title by now.

Considering how developer Visual Concepts has already messed up twice in a year with NBA 2K20 first and WWE 2K20, it is really time for 2K to reconsider whether they should trust the studio with more of their sports titles in future.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PC Release Date

Capcom reveals official release date for PC version of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne with slew of updates.

It took a couple of months for action role-playing game Monster Hunter: World from developer/publisher Capcom to arrive on PC platform after making initial debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in January 2018.

A major expansion pack titled Iceborne has been released earlier on consoles earlier this year and many players were eagerly looking forward to PC version official release date, which is declared to arrive on January 9, 2020.

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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PC Release Date

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A brand-new trailer came out announcing Steam launch date for Iceborne and highlights its key features.




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The trailer clearly shows why Capcom took time to release Windows PC version of Iceborne and what that wait will be worth. Released in 4K at 60 FPS, an early preview of how good it will look playing is just teased in advance.

There will be a high resolution texture pack, ultra-wide screen 21:9 support, uncapped frame rate and of course, 4K Resolution support. When winter will finally come to "New World", there will be many monsters to slay on a frozen terrain.

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Capcom is planning Monster Hunter: World X Resident Evil seasonal crossover event for Halloween for next month. Players on PS4 and Xbox consoles will join on November 2019 while a definitive schedule for PC is yet to be revealed.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne massive expansion DLC pack is already available for pre-order on Steam and priced $49.99 only. Prepare yourself to usher a new hunting season in 2020 and go for new difficulty tier of Master Rank hunts.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Out Now

First-person shooter game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from Infinity Ward and Activision is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

In an epic re-imagining of Modern Warfare sub-series, developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision attempts to reboot first-person shooter game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which is out now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Dive deep into its gripping single-player campaign that has made a few improvements over subject matter, worked on better character development and have players face difficult truths on their journey to get a challenging experience.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Out Now

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Gritty nature of war is explored through an intense narrative where you play as protagonists CIA Agent Alex "Echo 1", Sgt. Kyle Garrick and Urzikstan Liberation Force leader Farah Karim alongside SAS Captain John Price.

Taking on various missions within campaign mode, different playstyles are included as close quarter, stealth or long-range combat. Depending on whether you are a recruit or a veteran multiple difficulty options are there to start with.

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Bravo Six, Going Dark

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In order to make multiplayer mode replayable, Infinity Ward has added a variety of competitive components. For a large scale match of more than 100 players, get on board with "Ground War" or play 2v2 mode "Gunfight" for short rounds.

Weapon customization system Gunsmith let players tweak loadouts of their primary and secondary firearms. Killstreaks rewards are back and depending on ability to recognize if NPCs are a threat or not, you get collateral damage score.

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Extremely Replayable Multiplayer

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A newly released official launch trailer for CoD: MW highlights its premise and gameplay bits in a brief showcase.




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For the first time in Call of Duty series history, Modern Warfare will feature cross-play support for players on all platforms. In following months of release, post-launch content will come to players on all platforms, for free.

Shortly before launch, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare faced backlash from fans over a timed exclusive Spec Ops Survival mode for PS4. There was a rumor of Activision adding loot boxes and pay-to-win mechanics but that is yet to be seen.