Everything we know about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
The fourth Modern Warfare game won’t have a 4 in the title. The game isn’t a sequel, but a reboot, or as developer Infinity Ward calls it, a “re-imagining” of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series.
With this reset of Modern Warfare’s storyline, Infinity Ward hopes to create a relevant, realistic world with events that feel “ripped from the headlines” while also bringing back familiar characters from past games in the series like Captain John Price. Unlike Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Modern Warfare will have singleplayer campaign on top of the usual multiplayer modes and co-op missions.
Modern Warfare is already out in the wild. The game can be prised for its new weapon handling, campaign, and clever multiplayer modes, but should in our opinion break away from tradition. “For as far as Modern Warfare moves the needle, it still spends so much energy checking the same old boxes.”
Fans about the game.
As reported by Tyler, some Russian fans have flooded the game with negative user reviews on Metacritic, citing an offensive representation of Russia. One big issue is Modern Warfare’s “reimagining” of the Highway of Death incident from the Gulf War, where U.S. forces bombed a highway of retreating combatants and, reportedly, many civilians. In Modern Warfare’s version of the event with the same name, it was Russia who carried out this massacre in the fictional country of Urzikstan. For the full context, read Tyler’s complete story.