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Call of Duty Modern Warfare – Here’s a look at all the new weapons, maps and Gunsmith mode from the big reveal event

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Love it or hate it, but if Activision can sell an entire Titanic’s worth of Call of Duty every single year then they must be doing something right. While the campaign mode of this year’s Modern Warfare wants to shine a serious light on war, it may be at odds with the multiplayer component of the package which is looking to emphasise a number of new factors within its DNA.

More customisation, bigger maps and an America’s worth of guns will be on offer, so here’s a closer look at Modern Warfare will be offering players when it arrives later in the year. Pew pew.


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Adapt, survive and overcome. That’s the idea behind Modern Warfare’s new Gunsmith system, that focuses on giving players more options than ever for choosing the right loadout for their own style of run ‘n gun action. Infinity Ward says that each gun will have around 60 attachments to choose from, with each modification naturally having an effect on how far, fast and hard you can fire a full metal jacket from each barrel.

More importantly though, each attachment will have its own series of pros and cons that alter how any given gun performs. While some attachments may buff anything from walking speed to recoil, they may also impact on your accuracy and idle sway control. The plan here is for each attachment to feed players the info that keeps them updated of the risks and rewards with each modification attached to a weapon, so that they can create a more precise level of quid pro quo in their loadouts.

It’s up to you to decide what you want to sacrifice and focus on, as you rely on your strengths to make up for your weaknesses.

Beta dates

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Not long to go to get in on some beta action! Sony players will get the lion’s share of these events thanks to an exclusivity deal, with players who have their pre-orders in getting earlier access ahead of the wider open beta. The dates, they are below chums:

PlayStation 4

  • Early Access – September 12 -13
  • Open Beta – September 14 – 16

Xbox One and PC

  • Early Access – September 19 – 20
  • Open Beta – September 21 – 23

“Our studio goal for Modern Warfare was to create a completely new experience, and the most varied, customizable and realistic-feeling Call of Duty multiplayer,” Infinity Ward multiplayer gameplay director Geoff Smith said to GamesRadar.

Our design goal is for gamers to have fun by playing again and again with their friends, where the action will feel fresh, but also familiar for all players every time they jump in.

20 v 20

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While Gunfight may be Modern Warfare distilled to a smaller and purer multiplayer mode, other more traditional modes will be on offer as well. One of those modes is a game featuring twenty players taking on twenty other players across a wide map in the Domination gameplay mode. The goal is simple: Control certain points on the map, grab a loadout which can work at any range and go to war. It looks like a mad rush with multiple fronts to attack, meaning that players will need to really know the map, their team and weapons inside and out if they want to win.


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With a list that would give Charlton Heston’s corpse a rush of blood to the other head, here’s a look at the confirmed weapons for Modern Warfare so far:

Assault rifles

  • M13
  • FR 5.56
  • M4A1
  • AK-47

Sub-Machine Guns

  • MP5
  • MP7
  • AUG


  • Model 680 
  • 725

Light Machine Guns

  • M91 
  • L86A2

Marksman rifles

  • M14
  • MK2

Sniper rifles

  • AX-50


  • .50 GS
  • M19


  • PILA 
  • Strela-P

Lethal ordinance

  • Frag Grenade 
  • Semtex
  • Molotov Cocktail 
  • Claymore
  • Throwing Knife
  • C4 
  • Thermite 
  • Proximity Mine

Tactical ordinance

  • Flash Grenade
  • Smoke Grenade 
  • Stun Grenade 
  • Stim 
  • Decoy Grenade
  • Gas Grenade 
  • Snapshot Grenade
  • Heartbeat Sensor


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Something which I’ve never had a chance to use personally in Call of Duty because I have the reaction speed of a sloth on LSD, killstreaks are back and ready to cause havoc on the field. Here’s what your kills and skills get you if you’re quick on the trigger:

  • Personal Radar – 3 kills
  • Counter UAV – 4 kills
  • UAV – 4 kills
  • Care Package – 4 kills
  • Cluster Strike – 5 kills
  • Cruise Missile – 5 kills
  • Precision Airstrike – 5 kills
  • Wheelson – 7 kills
  • Infantry Assault Vehicle – 7 kills
  • Emergency Airdrop – 8 kills
  • VTOL Jet – 8 kills
  • Chopper Gunner – 10 kills
  • White Phosphorus – 10 kills
  • Helo Support – 11 kills
  • Gunship – 12 kills
  • Advanced UAV – 12 kills
  • Juggernaut – 15 kills
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Last Updated: August 2, 2019


  1. *starts reading*

    “Love it or hate it, but if Activision”

    Well! time to do some work today.


  2. G8crasha

    August 2, 2019 at 09:25

    I just can’t get excited about CoD anymore. I really wish I could!


    • Yahtzee

      August 2, 2019 at 09:41

      I still do as a business man!

      CoD still stands for Cash on Delivery right?


    • Tbone187

      August 2, 2019 at 14:20

      Thought the same until I watched the latest trailer.


  3. Admiral Chief Umbra

    August 2, 2019 at 09:34

    Ah, “Gunsmith” mode.

    Yet another thing that CoD copied (Copy on Demand) from another game.

    CoD can go suck eggs, real gamers should not support this


  4. Yahtzee

    August 2, 2019 at 09:41

    *starts reading*

    “Love it or hate it, but if Activision”

    Well! time to do some work today.


    • Magu マグ

      August 2, 2019 at 10:20

      Oh WOW!


      • Yahtzee

        August 2, 2019 at 12:30

        Activision is on the naughty list indefinitely.


  5. Magu マグ

    August 2, 2019 at 10:28

    All of the best weapons! I’m all for the plethora of attachments. Being able to mechanically alter/customize guns is one thing that really kept me hooked on BF4.


  6. Tbone187

    August 2, 2019 at 14:20

    Not a popular opinion yeah but it looks good.The trailer is rocking with Enter Sandman.


  7. Dr Webster Flexington

    August 2, 2019 at 14:58

    This might be the first COD I buy in close to 10 years. Activision is making all the right mating calls. I hope EA takes note, get their dirty noses out of the surprise mechanics and make a decent new Battlefield.


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