With October 25th just days away, Activision have dropped a couple of new trailers for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
The first is a standard launch trailer. It shows us an action-packed overview of the single-player campaign, which will focus on Captain Price and the SAS working with the CIA and the Urzikstani Liberation Force to retrieve stolen chemical weapons before they can be used. Players will travel from London to the Middle East and beyond, battling through “betrayals, moral dilemmas, and no-win situations to stop full scale global war.”
The second explains how the developers are bringing back Spec Ops mode in a big way. Borrowing a page from Halo 4’s Spartan Ops, Modern Warfare’s Spec Ops missions will be a co-op narrative-driven experience that players will be drip-fed over time.
The original Spec Ops mode from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2 were a series of challenge missions for one or two players. They were fun, and could be pretty tough even with two players, but they had no over-arching story or weight to them past the thrill of the challenge. In short, traditional Spec Ops was a very arcade-y affair.
New Spec Ops is here to change that, promising “expansive, interconnected Operations against a new and encroaching threat.”
Players will assemble teams of four and achieve multi-phased objectives that the enemy will dynamically respond to. Each objective met and each decision made will advance the story of the game.
At launch, there will be four multi-stage Operations available, with more scheduled to be added post-launch. PS4 players will also be able to play the exclusive Spec Ops Survival mode, which is a wave-based horde mode for up to four players. Spec Ops Survival will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4 until October 1st 2020, at which point it will become available on all other platforms.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare releases this Friday, October 25th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.