The Long Awaited Resurgence Of Call Of Duty

Andres Marquez, Editor

Activision finally released the long awaited Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Oct. 25 for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare brings an all new experience and feel to the franchise.

Activision is expecting to reach $1 billion with the release of Modern Warfare. Modern Warfare is already surpassing its predecessor Call of duty: Black Ops 4 in the United Kingdom.

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare does not make the attempt in censoring itself making its story a lot better than previous Call Of Duties. Modern Warfare brings something Call of Duty has not done since the release of Modern Warfare 2 in November of 2009 and that is breaking extreme boundaries in its campaign mode and showing how gruesome humanity can be.

This Call Of Duty brings a whole new meaning to the word gritty as its campaign missions highlight the price of war with topics such as families being slaughtered under occupations to the innocent getting caught in the crossfire. Infinity Ward, a company under Activision, tried to make this game feel very real and somewhat succeeded.

The cutscenes in between each mission look better and cleaner than any game that has come to console beating the Frostbite Engine from EA. Not only do the cutscenes and their graphics make Modern Warfare feel real but the voice acting makes it real as well.

Infinity Ward hired real actors and based the character’s features from the voicers to make it more authentic. The gameplay itself in the campaign is outstanding as they used real people and special force veterans to help them make the games movement a lot more real. This can be seen in the campaign mission “Clean House” as you strategically move and clear out a house filled with enemies.

Call Of Duty has been criticized for their multiplayer since the release of Call Of Duty: Ghosts due to it being unoriginal and not being up to players standards. The last Call Of Duty that had a great multiplayer was Call Of Duty: Black Ops II.

This Modern Warfare brings back the nostalgic feeling of a great multiplayer experience and avoided a lot of things that players hate such as being “pay to win” as well as being a copy and paste. The multiplayer gameplay looks cleaner than its previous Call Of Duty’s as well with the movement feeling better than usual.

Infinity Ward makes an improvement from Treyarch’s (another company under Activision) Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 of fixing the broken mechanics. The visuals themselves in multiplayer also look a lot better as every year they are upgraded and made to look more realistic.

The detail in game is a lot better as you see the smallest scratches on a rifle to seeing the fibers in your gloves. There are not many problems in the multiplayer but the maps are currently getting some heat.

The maps seem messy, disorganized, & rushed. It seems as if the creators tried to stop using the traditional three lane format but failed in making something better.

As for Special Ops, the missions can be played with your friends making it more fun than the campaign. This mode requires you to team up to achieve each mission as the massive maps have multiple objectives.

Survival keeps its traditional feel from the classic Modern Warfare as you can partner up with friends to survive endless rounds against enemies getting tougher and smarter. This mode challenges you to stay alive to the best of your ability making it more fun.

The future is bright with this Call is Duty as it seems to be the answer to every gamers prayers and should continue to get better with it’s free DLC.