From the sound of it, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare won’t be wanting for content. The leaks that have been coming in the last few weeks certainly suggest that players will have plenty of modes to play across dozens of new and fan-favorite multiplayer maps. And it’s certain that players will have more to look forward to after the game arrives later this month, though they may be surprised at what they will have to wait for exactly.
The latest word from dataminers continues off the recent leak claiming that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will come with over 30 different modes. With that many modes, it’s to be expected that Infinity Ward will be saving most of them to pad out the game’s post-launch updates. But according to TheGamingRevolution on Twitter, that means some of the most popular Call of Duty modes of the last few years won’t be available at launch.
Perhaps the most surprising of these is Hardpoint, the king-of-the-hill-style mode where the location players have to control constantly changes throughout the match. Since it was first introduced, COD fans have really gravitated to the mode for the quicker pace of its action, which has proven to be one of the best showcases for the series’ snappy gameplay formula in general.
Moreover, the leaked list of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s post-launch modes also includes such heavy-hitters as Demolition, Gun Game, Infected, and Search and Rescue. What’s more, TheGamingRevolution adds that Search and Rescue might even end up being removed from the game altogether, along with another listed mode, Invasion.
The full list is as follows:
Search and Rescue
One in the chamber
Assuming the leak is legit, it’s possible that launch day isn’t actually Infinity Ward’s chief concern. After all, Call of Duty games sell like gangbusters by default these days. Even if Infinity Ward doesn’t bother with making the best first impression possible, people will buy the game in droves regardless. Perhaps, then, its chief concern is keeping players playing throughout the game’s lifespan, as evidenced by its plans for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s post-release seasons.
Despite that, the thought of Hardpoint and other popular modes not being available at launch has not settled well with fans, and many have taken to social media to express their disappointment at the mere possibility. Between this and the fact that the Spec Ops Survival mode will be PlayStation 4-exclusive for a full year, fans have been repeatedly getting upset over being denied the content they’re excited for, though it remains to be seen how this will affect goodwill towards the game once it’s out.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be out on October 25 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.