Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Debuts Chaotic ‘Gunfight’ 2v2 Mode

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Debuts Chaotic 'Gunfight' 2v2 Mode

Infinity Ward is rebooting one of its most beloved shooters with this year’s new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the upcoming entry taking a decidedly realistic and morally-ambiguous approach to Call of Duty’s normally over-the-top depictions of battle. As the campaign heads in a much more intense direction, as seemingly does the multiplayer following the reveal of a chaotic new mode called ‘Gunfight.’

In a new blog post, Gunfight was unveiled as the first multiplayer mode for Modern Warfare, it detailed as a fast-paced new four-person, 2-versus-2 mode. Lasting only 40 seconds each, Gunfight tasks these dueling duos with battling each other in confined, close-quarter maps, with teams changing loadouts and switching to opposing sides every other round. The object is to be the first to win six of these 40-second bouts, though failing to find a victor activates a special bonus round called ‘Overtime.’

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Debuts Chaotic 'Gunfight' 2v2 Mode

When an Overtime is triggered, teams are given the mission of capturing and defending a randomly-placed flag for a very short time limit (3 seconds). However, if the flag isn’t caught before time’s up, momentum continues by awarding winners based on whichever side has taken the least damage. If this too is deemed inconclusive, only then will Gunfight shrug its metaphorical shoulders and call the match a “draw.”

Gunfight is confirmed to include three distinct maps: King, a warehouse interior; Pine, a dense forest environment; and Stack, a container yard in the desert. The mode is described as a “pick-up-and-play experience that’s easy to learn,” but a deeper dive finds that it also has “tactically expansive gameplay that’s difficult to master.” Such strategy is applied to the mode’s loadouts–Primary weapon, a Secondary weapon, a Tactical Grenade, and a piece of Lethal Equipment–all of which are randomly generated for every participant in a match.

Infinity Ward concluded their post by informing gamers that all the aforementioned information is “subject to change during the game-balancing and fine-tuning portion of development,” and that it represents only “a small taste of the overall Multiplayer experience.” Much more online content such as maps and modes are set to be divulged over the next few months, the next being an official gameplay reveal event scheduled for August 1st.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare releases for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 25th.

What do you think? Are you interested in playing such an intense new mode? What other changes do you think are on the way to Modern Warfare multiplayer? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:

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