So far, the reception to the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2v2 Gunfight alpha has been mostly positive. However, there have been some complaints about the game mode, with fans hoping that Infinity Ward listens to the criticism and makes adjustment ahead of the shooter's October 25 release. One such criticism has been levied at how short Gunfight rounds can be and how having one life means that it encourages camping and sees players sitting at loading screens a bit too frequently. Luckily for those wanting a Gunfight variant where each team has multiple lives and can respawn, Infinity Ward is open to the idea.
Infinity Ward's Joe Cecot, responding to a fan on Reddit asking for a Gunfight variant with respawns, said, "We have some things." This seems to indicate that a Gunfight variant with respawns is indeed in the cards for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Whether or not it replaces the main Gunfight mode remains to be seen, however.
We've already seen Infinity Ward tweak Gunfight in the alpha, offering an interesting variation on the mode that changes things up quite a bit. Infinity Ward added Gunfight OSP as a match variant for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare fans to try out, which makes players loot for weapons and equipment instead of simply starting the match with them.
Infinity Ward has definitely shown a willingness to experiment with Gunfight, so a version of Gunfight with respawns seems like a distinct possibility. Depending on how fans continue to react to Gunfight, it's possible that respawns will be added to the standard mode. Alternatively, Gunfight with respawns could be presented as a variant, like Gunfight OSP. Infinity Ward may even rotate which Gunfight modes are available at any given time, but all of this is just speculation.
Meanwhile, there are some other changes that are coming to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare based on fan feedback to the 2v2 Gunfight alpha. For one, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has footstep volume issues, which Infinity Ward says will be fixed by the time the betas start next month.
Another change that could be coming to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the black and white "near death" screen. Fans have responded negatively to how the screen turns black and white and obscures their vision when low on health, and so it's been suggested that may be tweaked ahead of launch.
It will be interesting to see what else Call of Duty: Modern Warfare changes before it releases at the end of October.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare launches on October 25 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.