Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be providing a familiar multiplayer experience for fans of the long-running franchise, but that doesn't mean it won't be making some important changes to the formula. In fact, one change recently revealed by design director Geoff Smith could have a major impact on the moment-to-moment gameplay in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer, and may make players put a lot more thought into how they customize their weapons.
It's been confirmed by Smith that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare players will be able to swap their weapon attachments on the fly mid-match. "Everybody scoffed at it when we first said we wanted to put it in, but it feels so good when you quickly change to a different attachment depending on the situation. Instant gratification!" By giving Call of Duty: Modern Warfare players the ability to customize their weapons in the middle of a match, it will allow players to better react to their enemies' loadouts, and could make attachments play a much more important role in the new game than they have in the past.
Smith detailed everything that players can customize with their Call of Duty: Modern Warfare loadouts. Players will be able to select from Primary and Secondary guns, as well as Lethal and Tactical weapons like grenades. Players will also be able to customize their loadouts to select which Killstreaks they want, and they will also be able to select Field Upgrades. Field Upgrades are new to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and are special pieces of equipment that players can take into battle with them. Smith offered a few different examples of Field Upgrades in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - a drone, a trophy system, and portable cover.
It sounds like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will more or less have the same level of customization that fans have come to expect from the franchise, but the ability to swap weapon attachments on the fly could be a game-changer.
The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer is making some other big changes as well. While the standard versus multiplayer mode will return, the game is also offering more competitive 2v2 battles in a new mode called Gunfight, plus huge battles in a mode called Ground War. Ground War will support at least 64 players at launch, but it's been suggested that it could support up to 100 players.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare launches on October 25 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: Activision Games Blog