It's been a missing part of Activision's Call of Duty game series for a little while now and - let's be honest - it's also been sorely missed. But finally, Spec Ops mode is due to return to the newly unveiled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare so you can squad up with the LADs once again. Wahey!
While the game is boasting what looks to be a gritty single-player campaign (led by the beloved stogie-smoking, moustachioed Captain Price) and we're expecting business as usual for the multiplayer campaign, the co-operative mode has seemingly been given equal billing to them both.
As noted by PC Gamer, mentions of 'co-op experiences' were all over early press releases for the game, with Activision's press release describing it mysteriously as a 'new cooperative gameplay'.
However, more details became clear as pre-orders went live across numerous digital stores.
Descriptions for the co-op third pillar of the new game suggest that you will be able to "squad-up and play cooperatively in a collection of elite operations accessible to all skill levels."
Which, as observed by Charlie Intel, matches up with the Spec Ops modes from Modern Warfare 2 and Modern Warfare 3.
You'll likely remember from the bottomless hours you spent with your online squad that Spec Ops offers up a variety of cooperative levels with specific objectives of various levels of difficulty. Some of them built from campaign levels, while others were completely original.
Naturally, anticipation is extremely high for the new game, which is set for release on 25 October.
Described as a 'soft reboot' of the first game from the Modern Warfare series, this new release will be the 16th CoD title and the first since Call of Duty: Ghosts to not feature zombies.
Between the stonking first trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and those who have previewed the game suggesting it makes the infamous 'No Russian' level of Modern Warfare 2 'look like a Pixar film', this new effort looks set to be one of the games of the year.
Especially since it was announced that, in a bid to 'unite the community', the game will be the first in the franchise to introduce cross-play for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
And now Spec Ops is set for a return too? Holy shit, Activision! I've got five words for you: Take my damn money, already.
Words: Amy Roberts
Featured Image Credit: Activision