Modern Warfare (2019) looks...interesting? I'm pretty mixed on the gamemode they showed in the stream today.
When they announced a 2v2 gamemode I kind of groaned because my experience with CoD has generally been "The more players in one match, the better" (Ground War is always my favorite playlist in the games where it's still populated). Them announcing this Gunfight mode make me feel like they were continuing to push the "competitive" aspects that have gradually made their way into CoD, basically the sSports stuff that I don't really care about.
However, watching the mode in action, it actually looked kinda fun. The way it works is, it is 2v2 as mentioned, but everyone only gets one life per round. Everyone also spawns with the same weapons in this mode, and the weapons change every other round. The stream showed off a bolt-action sniper, a double-barreled shotgun and a pump action shotgun, an LMG, a burst rifle that looked like the MW3 Famas, and the Deagle. The rounds also have a time limit of only 40 seconds
and the maps are small and symmetrical so the gameplay is actually very fast-paced, unlike, say, Search And Destroy from previous CoD games. Doesn't look like there are scorestreaks in this mode either. Oh, and no health regen.
The graphics are noticeably improved which makes sense due to the new engine the game is finally using. General movement seems more realistic (albeit kind of clunky). Can't sprint as long/fast, jumping doesn't look very high, guns have more sway and recoil. TTK is pretty low, which is good. Not sure how I feel about all this.
The good thing is, the full game will inevitably have the most crucial gametypes, where I'm sure there will be the more normal features like create a class, scorestreaks, respawns, 6v6/9v9 etc. So I'll hold out to see that before making any big judgment based on what they showed today.
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