'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' Getting New Maps And Mode Today
As promised, Activision has unveiled the first batch of free post-release content for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Announced on Twitter, two new multiplayer maps and the return of a fan-favourite game mode will be added to the Infinity Ward reboot on all platforms today (8th November).
Krovnik Farmland and Shoot House are two the new maps we'll be able to dive into over the weekend. The former will be exclusive to Modern Warfare's large-scale Ground War, while Shoot House will be available across the traditional multiplayer modes.
In addition to the new maps, we can also expect the return of the popular Hardpoint. If you're unfamiliar, Hardpoint is a much-loved mode in which teams compete to dominate a single slice of map. Chaos ensues. No doubt there'll be plenty of die-hard Call of Duty fans happy to see it back in action.
Free Maps and Hardpoint coming to #ModernWarfare.
:white_check_mark: New Multiplayer Map - Shoot House
:white_check_mark: New Ground War Map - Krovnik Farmland
Free for all players, available Friday 11/8. pic.twitter.com/voo87jKcHu
- Activision (@Activision) November 7, 2019
According to both Activision and Infinity Ward, this free content is just the start of many changes and updates coming to Modern Warfare. Earlier in the week, the game's Co-Design Director of Multiplayer, Joe Cecot, confirmed that the studio was working on an update to balance weapons.
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This came in response to criticisms that some of the weapons in Modern Warfare's multiplayer are currently a little too powerful. Most notably, fans have been incredibly vocal about the 725 shotgun. The double-barreled tool of death is currently being used by some of the game's more industrious players as a high-powered sniper rifle. Not everyone is super jazzed about this.
It's not yet clear when exactly this weapon tuning update will arrive, but we do know it'll form part of a larger patch that addresses various problems. These include fixes for crashes on Xbox One and PC, claymore balancing updates, EOD changes, footstep adjustments, and more.
Additionally, it looks like we can expect to see plenty more maps added to Modern Warfare in the coming months. A recent datamine of the FPS uncovered references to no less than 38 maps. The leak included several fan-favourite arenas, including Rust, Shipment, and Crash.
Krovnik Farmland, one of the maps joining the game today, was present in this leak, though Shoot House wasn't mentioned. It's possible Infinity Ward subsequently changed the name of the latter map, of course. Shoot House is such an imaginative name after all. Why wouldn't they use it?
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