Activision announced earlier this Monday that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will receive a new game mode, which will combine Team Deathmatch and Domination to introduce Deathmatch Domination alongside more customization for the fan-favourite Gunfight mode.
According to the blog post on the official Activision website, the CoD publisher is seemingly not ready to stop releasing new updates and features for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. This Tuesday, January 27, the newest CoD title is set to receive a massive update, which will introduce more customization options for the 2v2 Gunfight mode as well as a completely new game mode for all the CoD fans to play and enjoy.
The Gunfight mode has been introduced with the launch of the game, and it provides the players with a tension-filled 2v2 battle which takes place on a small arena-like map, where each player gets only one life to defeat his adversaries. So far, the game mode gave all players a predetermined loadout at spawn, meaning the players did not get to choose the armaments they will bring into the fight but instead hoped to get spawned with the weapon of their linking.
That, however, will change with the new update, which will introduce more customization to the Gunfight game mode, allowing the players to choose the weapons which they wish to bring into the firefight. It's an interesting move from Activision and without a doubt a very positive one, which already received approval from the CoD community.
Perhaps the most exciting addition to the game is the introduction of Deathmatch Domination, which will mash up two of the most popular game modes - Team Deathmatch and Domination.
Activision announcement of the new game mode read:
"Deathmatch Domination combines TDM and Domination into an epic mashup that rewards players for getting kills and playing the objective. Capture the flags and take down enemies in your path and both will push your team to victory on the scoreboard. Focus on staying alive while holding objective areas to maximize your team’s chances of getting the win."
In addition to the changes to Gunfight and the new Deathmatch Domination, Activision also decided to update the playlist to re-introduce the 24/7 Shipment, allowing the players to play the notorious Shipment map all day long if they so desire. While the said map has its problems, namely the questionable spawn points and the ability to trap the enemy in their spawn, Shipment is still one of the most exciting maps of the Call of Duty franchise, featuring neverending chaos and fast-paced gameplay where no one comes out alive.
In celebration of the Lunar New Year, Activision will also introduce the "Lunar New Year" bundle, which will feature items festively themed to mark the first new moon of the lunar calendar. In the new bundle, players will be able to purchase emblems, charms, calling cards, two tier skips as well as new weapon skins.
The blog also announced a sale which will allow players to purchase individual Battle Pass tiers. The sale will start on January 31 and end on February 3. Tiers will be available for purchase for 100 CoD points, giving the players a chance to add the missing tiers to finish their pass before the season ends on February 11.
In the same blog, Activision also unveiled changes coming for Call of Duty Mobile, which will continue offering challenges, rewards and new festive items in celebration of the Lunar New Year. The mobile version of the widely-popular FPS title is also set to receive a popular game mode Sticks & Stones, where players get a limited loadout, with only one-hit-kill weapons. Sticks & Stones will be available from January 26 until February 1, 2020.
Written by KrajnikT
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